The Urgency/Importance Matrix , said to have been used originally by President Eisenhower, is a simple way of arranging your tasks in four boxes depending on how important and urgent they are.
Quickly and accurately judging the urgency and importance of each task you have to do is an important skill when you have to juggle multiple tasks.
The matrix helps you by dividing tasks into four categories:
Urgent and Important
These obviously have to be done immediately or as soon as possible, or some other coping action has to be taken.
Non-Urgent and Important
These are tasks which are important for the long-term but not for the short term. Planning falls into this category. Most people would do well to give these tasks a higher priority.
Urgent and Unimportant
These are tasks which force themselves into your consciousness but aren’t of much benefit to you. Any repeated, unwanted interruptions fall into this category.
Non-Urgent and Unimportant
These are tasks which simply shouldn’t be done. If you find yourself doing them – they are the sort of things that might make you feel a little guilty, such as an excess of playing computer games. Read More
I really enjoy finding new tools to improve my productivity and here are four of the best.
All four of these utilities speed up common tasks you perform on your computer – finding files, navigating to folders, starting programs, and performing other tasks – much faster.
All four of these have a right to be included in the Windows operating system. But they aren’t. They should be!
All four of them are operated using hotkeys which means that they are ready to go to work for you almost instantly.
These Tools Amazed My IT Technician
My techie is absolutely brilliant with fixing up my software and computer hardware. But even he is amazed with these four tools. I’ve shown him one or other over the past four or five months and each time he’s gone home and started using it. Even he is impressed!
If you are not doing so already – and I doubt you are – you really should be using all four of the utilities I show you in the video. They really will help you get more done.
Good time management is something which is very hard to achieve even by the best Internet marketers. Many good marketers have said to me: “gosh, that’s one thing I could do with – better time management”.
So if you have trouble with it, don’t fret! You are in good company.
In this post I go quickly over 10 tips – around 2 minutes per tip – to try to improve your time management fast. Read More
This is a great GTD Summary (Getting Things Done) at a TEDx talk, and it’s given by David Allen, who developed this terrific time management system.
It’s classic David Allen.
He says that when we are in crisis we are really focused and often have the ability to make quick decisions. However, we are under stress.
The best outcome for Getting Things Done, as far as David Allen is concerned, is being just as decisive all the time – and without any of the stress. Read More