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Killing Time Kills Your Career

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Killing Time Kills Your Career

Longueur: 57 pages30 minutes

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Time stands still for nobody, and if you plan to make a success of your career, you had better understand the difference between "Killing time” and “Using time”. The success of your career depends on it. The one thing in life you cannot buy more of is Time – Use your time Wisely, or it will use you Foolishly!

Although landing a good job is a big deal in anyone’s book, and when you do, you should definitely give yourself a great big selfie-five (that’s a high-five you give yourself). However, that’s no time to sit back, relax and think you’ve arrived. This is the to put your best foot forward and let your employer see what you're made of. If you like the idea that productive people are reaping the rewards in today’s business world, rather than those who show up at the office for sixty hours each week, only because they hate being at home – then you’re alive during the best possible time in history. All you now have to do is manage and utilise your time productively, and you will live a life of balance and financial abundance.

The days have now long gone, when those who arrived at 7am and left at 7pm are thought of as valuable employees simply for showing up. Of course, if those twelve-hour work junkies are actually productive during all twelve hours, they’d be heroes to senior management right up until the day they burn out. I can tell you from experience that very few twelve-hour junkies are productive, unless you consider winning nine out of every ten games of solitaire productive. And hey, having drinks with your favourite customers until the kids have gone to bed, does not qualify as being productive either. Especially when you’re expensing those drinks to the company and calling it work.

In this new world we live in, you get paid for the value you the market - not the time you spend at the office. In today’s modern working environment, most good companies have systems in place which allow them to accurately assess the actual value of an employee.

For those people who want to succeed, and understand the value of being a productive member of a team, this is great news. Unfortunately for those of you who thought success meant showing up in a cool suit, and going for drinks with your favourite clients, you’re in for a very rude awakening. Companies that have these productivity measurement processes in place will improve and grow, while others fall behind. We should all be trying our hardest to find employment in the former.

Either you accept the way the workplace has evolved, or prepare yourself for many short-lived careers. I’ve been working for almost thirty-six years now, and I’ve witnessed the evolution from the days of the deadwood floating around without being noticed, and living the dream – to a new advanced world, where the deadwood is chopped up and discarded, making room for those who appreciate the value of time.

Whether you’re a senior executive in a multi-billion-dollar corporation, a working mother, or a junior sales assistant in a department store – Good time management is a critical part of succeeding without burning out. Now, I know many people have attended time management seminars, and read countless books about it. However, all you really need is to understand the key rules, and you’ll improve your time management skills in no time at all.
The seven rules featured within this book are not the only rules for succeeding in your quest for taking control of your time and becoming a more valuable employee. However, they have been carefully selected as the seven most important ones.
The 7 rules are as follows:

Rule # 1 Always have a plan
Rule # 2 Use the brain dump method
Rule # 3 Be clear about the What, Why, When & How
Rule # 4 Minimise interruptions
Rule # 5 Strop trying to multitask
Rule # 6 Take stock of your week
Rule # 7 Make the time to save time

I guarantee you this: Learn to manage your time wisely and you will manage you

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