In this episode Pete Mockaitis talks with speaker and author Chris Croft who shares how the objective of Time Management – possibly the meaning of life – is to spend as much time as you can on the things that are important to you. But the only way to do that is first to work out what’s important, and then to get that extra time by reducing the time you spend on things that are unimportant – which is actually most things! There are just five ways to reduce the time you spend on unimportant things, and Chris talks you through all five.
- How to identify important tasks
- Why having to do something doesn’t make it important
- How to reduce the time you spend on unimportant tasks A 4-step process to saying no and negotiating
- Optimal systems for organizing the stuff of work and life
Chris Croft has an Engineering Degree from Cambridge and an MBA, worked as a senior manager in manufacturing for 10 years and then as a university lecturer for five years before starting his own training company in 1995. Since then he has trained over 80,000 people, and his free email tips are sent to 20,000 people (www.free-management-tips.co.uk).
Chris runs training courses in Project Management, Time Management and similar subjects almost every day, mostly in the UK, and has also produced a range of books which are available on amazon kindle, a project management rap which can be found on YouTube, and phone apps called JobsToDo, Management Cards, and “Daily Happiness Tips”.
He is featured on https://www.linkedin.com/learning where he presents courses on project management, assertiveness, negotiation, problem solving, and happiness; his Time Management course receives 1000 views a day. Join the 100,000 people who follow him on Linkedin!