Sometimes, it's the skills that pertain specifically to your job that allow you to advance professionally. But often, displaying solid soft skills – meaning, those that apply to any job — is just as important. And one soft skill you definitely shouldn't neglect is time management.
Managing your time effectively reduces your chances of missing important deadlines, producing sloppy work, and incurring your manager's wrath. If you've struggled with time management, here are a few ways you can get better at it.
You can only add so many hours to your workday before reaching the point of compromising your health and falling behind on other responsibilities in life. As such, you'll need to make the most of the time you have in the office, and that means always making sure to get your most important tasks done before moving on to items that are less essential. Get in the habit of setting job-related priorities on a daily basis. Writing up a quick to-do list in order of importance is probably the easiest way to go, and from there, you can tackle items in order of necessity.
Though a written to-do list could help you better make good use of your time at work, sometimes, it pays to get a bit more sophisticated. This especially holds true if you're tasked with managing projects with different moving parts. Thankfully, there's a host of tools at your disposal that can make time management easier, from Trello to Jira to Microsoft Project. These tools can help manage workflow and keep deadlines on your radar.
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Hello Clyde, I came across your podcasts and I'm in my second day of listening. I blown away, they really speak to me in a huge way. Thank you very much for taking the time to do something that is without a doubt helping people through their day and their life, including me!! Take care. Shawn
I love this podcast. I had been looking for a good motivational podcast to listen to every morning when I found this one; it’s short enough to fit into my morning routine and provides great insight to start my day!
Perfect addition to my everyday. Builds motivation.
Great show, super helpful and informative
I love starting my days by listening to this show. I’ve been listening to it every day for six months now and every episode has helped me improve and become better. It’s super inspiring and motivating. I love how every episode starts with a thought of the day and is packed with the most incredible information you could possibly get for the day. Absolutely wonderful show I highly recommend everyone listen to it. They’re truly the best seven minutes of the day.
Everyone needs this podcast. No matter who you are, how old you are, or where you are in your life, these are principles that everybody needs to be reminded of and it is a perfect way to start your day off and set that positive vibe. This is easily my favorite podcast for self-development.
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I could listen to this every day and I would be better for it. This has helped me a lot in areas in my life. The only negative I would say about it is 7min is not long enough.
Ever have one of those middle of the day meltdowns? But you still have hours of stuff to do and you can’t leave the office and medicate for two hours. Breathe. Headphones. 7 minutes. It works for me every time.
I was surprised that 7 minutes of excepts of speeches could have anything new to tell me about personal development. But the value is in the curation, something that is highly undervalued. The host has a knack for picking something of value for me. My next step is choose a little 7 min job every day to do while listening ... maybe even sort out my garage ! Now THAT will be a triumph
Absolutely love Oprah and her teachings. Thank you so much for this episode!
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Succinct and Info-packed!
Succinct and sweet... not to mention information-packed and very motivational episodes. Sometimes I don’t have an hour to listen and watch to motivational audio or videos, this podcast is all I need. Big thanks and more success, Clyde et al.!