I just heard Rory Vaden, author of TAKE THE STAIRS, speak about time management in a webinar for the World Business and Executive Coach Summit. You can sign up for lots of free stuff from him but I wanted to share one aspect of his talk that I found very insightful. He said that how we chose to spend time is emotional not logical. It can be based on our desire to feel important, fear of rejection, looking like a good parent, like a good manager, etc. Therefore there is no time management but there is only self-management. So when we say to ourselves that we have no time, there is probably much underneath our choices that have things to do with our emotional well-being, as well as our calendars.
He added: You multiply time by giving yourself the emotional permission to spend time on things today that will give you more time tomorrow.
We are bright people who can automate, delegate and ignore what can be ignored and he suggests we do so.