Time Management Manifesto: Expert Strategies to Create an Effective Work/Life Balance

  • 49m
  • Thomas B. Dowd III
  • Thomas B. Dowd Ill
  • 2014

Time management is a disciplined mindset to be able to live in the moment while working toward the future. It is all mental—it’s an attitude. Having control in your life is about commitment, routines, flexibility, adjustments, and planning. We create our own self-limitations. We say we’ll do tomorrow what we really want to do today. Eliminate what’s holding you back. Time Management Manifesto offers specific actions that will teach subscribers the following themes:

  • Manage your time, don’t let it manage you
  • Time management is required of all levels, in all positions
  • The benefits of managing professional time effectively spill into your personal space

What if you could accomplish more in a forty-hour week then your current fifty, sixty, or seventy-hour work week? What if your success was simply a matter of working smarter, not harder? Good time management and organizational skills are a must for successful professionals. You’ll be challenged to strengthen your commitments and habits relating to time management and organizational skills without being a slave to it. You will find the power of routines and people, while learning how to effectively deal with “fire drills” that will reduce stress, increase success, and ensure that you sleep better at night knowing your life is in control.

About the Author

Tom Dowd is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a Communication degree concentrating on interpersonal and organizational communication. Tom is a prize-winning speaker, an award-winning author, trainer, and coach—all spurred by his need to be more than a painfully shy and introverted individual on a rollercoaster ride of success. As a member of Toastmasters International, he was awarded the District 45 Outstanding Toastmaster of the Year in 2011, representing over one-hundred clubs in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and the three easternmost provinces of Canada. Tom is also a two-time impromptu District 45 Speech champion, and a member of the National Speakers Association and Global Speakers Federation.

Tom has over twenty-five years of experience in the financial industry in management, service, and leadership roles. He found success when he identified the correlation between building relationships, confidence in communication, routines, and time management. Tom has been teaching a similar version of the contents in this book for over fifteen years. In 2011, he started his own business, Thomas Dowd Professional Development & Coaching, LLC. There, he continues to use the lessons learned on his climb up the corporate ladder to help people creatively find ways to differentiate themselves in the workplace and find their own individual paths toward success. The mantra is, “Transform into who you really want to be.” Transformation comes to those who can get it all done.

In this Book

  • Time Management Manifesto─Expert Strategies to Create an Effective Work/Life Balance
  • Introduction
  • Balancing Professional and Personal Time
  • Making People a Priority
  • Building Time for the Unexpected
  • Doing the Least Amount of Work in a Day
  • Using Recurring Appointments
  • Sleeping Better
  • Being Realistic With Deadlines
  • Accounting for Ancillary Time
  • Following Up
  • Learning To Touch It Once
  • Investing Time to Save Time
  • Getting Things Done With Teammates
  • Assessing Your Checklist Habits
  • Creating Effective Checklists
  • Monitoring Multitasking
  • Committing Yourself
  • Taking Time to Assess Strategies
  • Managing Your Email
  • Setting the Alarm
  • Blending Work and Life Schedules
  • Being Curious
  • Understanding Priorities
  • Accounting for Personal Conversations
  • Creating Our Own Pressures
  • Taking Notes
  • Putting Off Tasks
  • Making Decisions
  • Asking For Help
  • Creating Time for You
  • Taking Back Your Day
  • References