Summary From Author’s Website
Tell Your Time: How To Manage Your Schedule So You Can Live Free outlines a straightforward, step-by-step approach to controlling your schedule and ensuring the important things don’t fall through the cracks.
Tell Your Time helps you accomplish not only what’s on your to-do list today, but what’s on your to-do list for life.
My Thoughts and Overall Rating
On any given day, I have a number of projects to complete. My day starts on most days at 5:00 a.m. when I enter my prayer closet for my Morning Prayer and meditation. After a shower, breakfast and now adding an exercise routine, I’m off and running mainly for my nonprofit. However, there are days that I sit at the computer for hours, logging on Twitter and losing track of time because I’m doing my best to educate everyone on domestic violence. Touching Heart, my nonprofit, has become my life. I am finding it very hard to separate myself from “saving the world” to actually “living in the world”. Between finding housing and resources for clients, writing/editing my books, designing websites and maintaining a healthy lifestyle physically, there is no time that I’ve actually had a chance to sit down and relax.
My bedtime is usually at 2:30 a.m. or later which means that on an average day I’m only sleeping maybe 2.5 to 4 hours of sleep. Not good. For years, I’ve read, researched and requested books to read on organization and time management. I can honestly admit this is one of my biggest obstacles that I face daily: learning how to stay on schedule and complete projects in a timely manner. I have what I call the “fix it” syndrome. When a problem occurs I stop what I am doing and run to “save the day”. This means I am not completing tasks at hand because I’ve added more to my plate.
This morning, as I was searching for MORE organization and time management tools, I ran across a blog, Blogging with Amy. I really did not want to buy a 30-page eBook for $4.99. I’m an author and publisher so to me that was a little steep and I’m a little
cheap frugal. But, I took the plunge since the reviews were mostly 5 stars (43 out of 49). I’m glad I read the book but still not convinced that it’s worth the $4.99. The information was not anything that I’ve haven’t read over the years searching for my “golden time management tool” but it was a clear and concise book that is different from the others. Amy explained how to manage your time by roles instead of projects. Her breakdown using grid which I’ve heard about from other time management books like Steven Covey’s Time Management quadrant grid. There are similarities in the two grids, but, I believe Amy’s grid and breakdown offers a better understanding and approach for a busy woman like myself. Her principles are biblical but not church-y. I love the fact that Amy’s morning/day starts a lot like mines so it was easier for me to follow along. Amy also includes a copy of her schedule and blank worksheets to start your own. The book is really good.
- Roles vs Projects are better for me
- Scheduling roles using Amy’s schedule system will work (Must buy the book to see her schedule form)
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