Why I Hate Time Management Systems

I’ve read a lot of the popular time management books and tried several planners.

Of course, they have some good tips.

Make lists. Focus instead of trying to multitask. Choose your priorities.

But when I try to follow their systems, they make me anxious.

I used to think it was because I was lazy.

Because the reality is, I am a little lazy.

So that is one possible reason I can’t stand them.

But I’ve found it’s a lot more about energy management than time management.

It’s not about how many hours you invest in your business.

It’s about how creative you are in those hours.

You’re paid for the value you create. And the more you leverage that value, the more your income increases.

What is the most productive time of the day for you? This is the time you’re at your absolute best. It’s easy for you to get into a flow.

This is something you have to gauge by experience.

Personally, I like uninterrupted time blocks of 3 to 4 hours.

I may work for 45 to 50 minutes and then take a 10 to 15-minute break. Then do a couple of more sessions like that.

I’ll write multiple emails for several weeks all at once.

Or I’ll write a large chunk of my Monthly Mentor Club newsletter.

Or I’ll produce multiple videos in an upcoming training course.

But after writing or creating for a while, I’m spent.

There’s no way I could handle doing a large time block like that in the morning and in the afternoon on the same day.

The other part of the day will include clients, emails, planning, reading, checking stats, etc.

Perhaps your energy works in a different manner.

Maybe you’re better off with 90 dedicated minutes every day at the exact same time. It becomes a routine.

After that, your creative brain is worn out and you need to work on something else.

There are writers who prefer to write in the mornings.

Once their ‘creativity’ is gone, they take a break and do editing later in the day. The ‘right side’ of their brain is done for the day and it’s time for ‘left brained’ activities.

Try different methods to see what inspires you.

It’s not just about your time.

It’s about the energy and focus you invest. Track your results.

I talk more about this in the January issue of the Monthly Mentor Club.

It’s called the “Internet Lifestyle Code.”

This is one of the keys you must focus on if you want to live the Internet Lifestyle.

Leverage your energy and creativity to create maximum value for you and your audience.

What are the big picture activities that create Internet Lifestyles for my clients? How can you get what you want…consistently…no matter what changes are coming down the road?

That’s the topic of this issue. Whether you’re a brand-new beginner or you’ve earned millions from your online business already, this is what you need to focus on to give you the best shot of freedom, fun, and financial rewards…both now and in the future.

The issue will be sent for print & mail and be available in PDF version inside the membership area on January 1st.

Join today to get access to it…and all the other bonuses available inside the Club.

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Terry Dean

Terry Dean has been in full-time internet business since 1996 and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get started online through his articles and products. He lives in Ocala, Florida with his wife and 2 dogs. Find out more about how the Monthly Mentor Club can help you today.