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Time Tips: Time Structure Tip #1

The Law of Meetings states, "The meeting will expand to fill the time given it." An unstructured time frame for a list of activities does not engender a sense of urgency. What usually happens is one or two take an exceptionally long time and then you suddenly find you are "out of time" for the rest.

To overcome this, break a time frame down into separate components.

For example, allow a block of 30 minutes for answering e-mail. If you are not done in that time, too bad. Any more e-mail must wait until you reach an "overflow" block of time.

What happens with such an approach is you quickly become very efficient at whatever you are doing. You stop expanding the activity to fill the time. And suddenly, instead of being out of time, you have a surplus of it to use as you wish.



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