Making the most of your time investment

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1. First Generation – Classic Time Management

Classic time management involves tracking all the tasks you need to complete and then doing them in a priority order.

Classic Todo List

Pros

  • Simple
  • Tracks everything

Cons

  • List never ends
  • Overwhelming
  • Doesn’t handle changing priorities well

2. Second Generation – Calendars and Appointment Setting

Blocks of time are scheduled so that important tasks aren’t neglected.

3. Third Generation – Values based planning

This generation uses weekly plans to plan tasks in advance.

Pros

  • Better focus on important tasks
  • Adds clarity

Cons

  • Requires significant discipline

4. Prioritise Relationships and Results

This generation focuses on developing relationship goals and prioritising improvements in relationships.

Pros

  • Creates a more adaptable approach
  • Adds clarity
  • Creates a more sustainable lifestyle

Cons

  • Requires personal reflection

5. Return on Time Invested

The latest generation of time management brings a focus on investing time into ongoing time savings.

Pros

  • Improves your situation over time
  • Creates leverage

Cons

  • Be careful to still keep a focus on relationships, especially personal.

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