How Splitting Tasks into Quadrants Helps to Manage your Time

How dividing time into quadrants… 3 approaches to help you manage your time more effectively Last week I discussed the book by Stephen Covey The 7 habits of highly effective people, covering the four quadrants to manage your time effectively. As I’m going to heavily refer to theories presented in the book, then I recommend … Continue reading How Splitting Tasks into Quadrants Helps to Manage your Time

How applying the 7 habits of highly effective people quadrant theory helps manage time

Last week I discussed the idea of sacrificing sleep to enable you to dedicate time to goals, testing this out in practice, where I found it only left me feeling sleep deprived. This made me conclude it wasn’t we needed to hack our way to having more time in the day, we just need to … Continue reading How applying the 7 habits of highly effective people quadrant theory helps manage time

Lesson in assertiveness: Time is precious

Lesson in assertiveness: Time is precious This weekend I enjoyed a pub lunch with friends. As my schedule is really busy it's a great opportunity see people I haven't seen for a while. I enjoyed the catchup so so much I finished off the meal with a digestif at the bar. Afterwards we headed back … Continue reading Lesson in assertiveness: Time is precious

The fatherhood / ambition balance

The fatherhood / ambition balance Becoming a dad for the first time is a massive change to our lives.  How do you got about balancing fatherhood with ambition?   It can be difficult to focus on wider goals with this new person in our lives.   In this post, I share my experiences being a … Continue reading The fatherhood / ambition balance

How to do more of the must do tasks that you don’t want to do each day

One of the problems with setting goals is that you get really focused on getting the goals done and letting the ‘housekeeping’ part of your life slip. I can easily write a 1000 words a day without even trying. I can get up at 6am to go to the gym and yet if one of … Continue reading How to do more of the must do tasks that you don’t want to do each day

20 quick tips for better time management – be more assertive

I found this little graphic from Lifehack.org which is based on time management. As I think more and more how I need to pay more attention to my goal 'Be more assertive'.  I realise how much impact not being assertive has on my time. I think applying 'Learn to say no' and 'Eliminate your time wasters' are two … Continue reading 20 quick tips for better time management – be more assertive

The clock

The Clock - Dave Allen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVT2Xi1kwx0 "We spend our lives on the run: we get up by the clock, eat and sleep by the clock, get up again, go to work - and then we retire. And what do they give us? A clock." Dave Allen was an innovative comedian in the UK comedy scene … Continue reading The clock

Time Management for the Perfectionist

"Time - unlike money, opportunity or good looks - is the one resource that is allocated equally to all of us" Duncan Bannatyne - How to be smart with your time Here at the Manifesto of Perfection I write about self-improvement, my goals and reflect on what I have learnt. I do struggled to meet … Continue reading Time Management for the Perfectionist