efficiency

7 Tricks For Better Managing Your Time

7 Tricks For Better Managing Your Time

I was busy.

Between work, my family, trying to keep fit, and squeezing in a little relaxation, there never seemed to be enough hours in the day to get things done. I’d get to the office at 7am, wouldn’t leave until 6pm, ate lunch while processing email, and rushed home so my family had at least a small chance to remember who I was.

That was life until I got serious about managing my time more effectively. Here’s what I’ve learned.

70% of Time Could Be Used Better - How the Best CEOs Get the Most Out of Every Day

70% of Time Could Be Used Better - How the Best CEOs Get the Most Out of Every Day

The average tech CEO works about 300 days a year, 14 hours a day. That’s 4,200 hours a year. The stats for most other tech leaders and startup employees aren’t too far off. It sounds like a lot of time, but for most, it’s not enough. Nearly 30% of that time gets sunk into email. Another third gets spent in meetings — and studies show that half of those hours are completely wasted.

Quiz: Are You a Finisher or an Opener?

Quiz: Are You a Finisher or an Opener?

I love dividing people into categories. Under-buyers and over-buyersEeyores and TiggersAbstainers and ModeratorsUpholders, Questioners, Rebels, and Obligers(That last system of classification is the one of which I'm most proud. It's really good, if I do say so myself.)

Another system of classification is “Finishers and Openers.”