Even in this day and age of technology and tools, people still struggle with managing their time.  Technology has nothing to do with managing time, unless, of course, when it comes to supporting you in doing so.  Time management is about managing your self in a way that has you utilize your time effectively.  To do so, there are three primary things that have to be in play, the first is Key #1, the right time management tool.

Now, by “the right time management tool” I mean a tool that fits your time management personality; one that’s the right fit for you.  One key thing to remember when it comes to choosing a tool is that having the latest and greatest thing out there, doesn’t mean that it’s the right tool for you.  No matter how great it is, it still might not be the right type of tool for you.

With everything that’s out there, it boils down to you having paper and digital tools to choose from.  Once you determine which type of tool is right for your personality, there are a number of options that you have within each of those categories, especially when it comes to digital options.  If you’d like more information on paper and digital tools, click the respective links to learn more.

Discover your time management personality then choose an appropriate tool.  Once you do that, optimize its use.  Learn everything there is to learn about each of the tools features and implement their use.  Make the tool work for you; support you in your every day tasks.  Just like the tools in a mechanic’s tool box, those that you use should perform the job they were bought to do.  If not, it’s time for something new.  If what you’re using now isn’t working it’s quite possible that you don’t have a tool that fits your personality.  Go back to the drawing board and discover what’s right for you.

In my next post, I’ll share information about Key #2.

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