10 Life Changing Quotes On How To Manage Your Time

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Time management is the process of planning and controlling how much time to spend on specific activities, according to http://corporatefinanceinstitute.com/time-management

To delve into what time really means to us, let’s look at how historical experts have defined time management.

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”- M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist

“A man who is dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”- Charles Darwin, naturalist

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”- J. R. R. Tolkien

“Time is the coin of your life. it is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”- Carl Sandburg, poet

“Time is the one thing we possess. Our success depends upon the use of our time, and it by-product, the odd moment.”- Arthur Brisbane, writer

“Life. Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.”- Alan lakein, time management expert

“In all planning you must make a list and you set priorities.”- Alan Lakein, time management expert

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”– Alan Lakein, time management expert

“Waste your money and you are only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.”- Michael LeBoeuf, business author

“You may delay, but time will not.”– Benjamin Franklin

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If You Are Hired By A “Type A” Manager, Here Is How To Survive

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Before you agree to work for a Type A manager, you should ask yourself some real questions:

Am I a Type A person? Can I work for a Type A manager?

If your answer is a resounding “Yes” to the above questions, then go for the job. BUT if your answer is a resounding “No” to the above questions, it is time for you to reevaluate your decision.

It is important to know how they (Type A managers) work because, if you don’t know, one thing for sure will happen after you have accepted the offer: you will leave the job.

But if you decide to work for a Type A manager, here are some of the things to expect, and how to handle them:

They are impatient people. They have no time to waste; they are always busy and thinking of the next project. You should be ready to be on the same page. If you don’t understand your manager, don’t pretend. Ask questions. Asking great questions will make you look smart, not stupid. Before you leave your office, ask your boss what you will be working on the next day. If possible, take some of the assignments home to begin working on them. Or, you try to make it to the office before your boss to begin your work. If you cannot take the assignment home, at least learn something about it when you get home. The point here is: you have to be a good time manager. If not, you cannot survive a Type A manager.

They are very competitive. Are you not going to be competitive when you are seating close to a competitive manager in the office? They want to be the best. They want to win. They motivate themselves; they don’t wait for people to tell them what to do. They function very well in a stressful environment. They enjoy doing jobs that are challenging, not some boring or brain-killing jobs. Your boss expects the same level of competitiveness from you. To enjoy your work, you have to develop a strong mental toughness. You have to be tough. You have to be a resilient person.

They are committed to their jobs. To Type A managers, commitment is the key to success. If you want to survive a Type A manager, you have to be committed to your work. You have to do your work with all that is left in your brain. They are loyal to their jobs; they expect the same from you. Never say what you cannot do for your boss. Always be honest. Say what you can do and do it very well.

They talk very fast. If you want to survive a Type A manager, you must hone your listening skills. Since your boss talks very fast, you should pay attention to him or her. Try as much as possible to be present. This is not the time for a divided attention. If you are not present, you will miss everything he or she instructed you to do. So, be present when your boss is talking.

Finally, try as much as possible to take care of yourself. If you ignore your own health and well-being, you cannot work for a Type A manager.