Take Back Control of Your Time and Life:
139 Ways to Smash Tyranny of Paperwork, Emails, Telephone Calls and Meetings.
e-Report No. 16, ISBN 1 901810 07 0
Take back control of your time and life
Your time is your life. Time is all we have to achieve what we want. You must learn to protect it.
This is not just yet another time management book. There are no long-winded explanations and theories.
This e-Manual is for busy managers who are “run off their feet” and suffering from all the problems that arise from the “too much to do syndrome”.
Take Back Control presents the basics of time management in a direct, bullet-point manner. In just two hours, Dr Bill will share with your hard-won practical advice gained over 23 years, that will help you rescue at least 5 weeks per year – yes 5 WEEKS!
Yes, this is a bold claim. But these 139 ways have helped me earn 2 doctoral degrees, 2 master’s degrees, publish 68 Safety Briefings, publish 7 safety manuals and 5 management books – while running two successful consultancies (see www.safetyimprovers.com and www.strategyimprovers.com) while keeping the family happy – or reasonably happy.
See the testimonials below. It doesn’t matter what your current job or role is, these 139 powerful and easy to use “tricks of the trade” work for everyone – you can apply many of them immediately
Why you will benefit from this e-manual
In this busy modern world, we all suffer from what we perceive as a lack of time to achieve what we want to. This leads to disappointment, frustration and exhaustion. This, in turn, damages the quality of work, job satisfaction and family life.
It doesn’t have to be like this. There are some wonderful and straightforward ways to escape this treadmill. Take Back Control helps you rescue some time so that you can:
- Do your work to an even higher quality – a quality you can be even more proud of.
- Stop the pressure and unnecessary stress caused by rushing all day long.
- Make improvements to the way things are done at work so you can make working life easier for yourself and others.
- Give more attention to your family – the attention you know they should have.
- Achieve what you really want to achieve at work – and socially.
- Think about your career and what you really want to do and how to get there.
All we have is 24 hours a day – no more – no less. We can’t save it up to be used later – out time get used up and there is nothing we can do about it. So, here’s what the Manual will show you:
- 28 ways to escape the tyranny of telephone calls
Apply these and the amount of time the telephone eats up will half.
- 31 ways to escape the mountain of paperwork and emails
Can you believe it – 31 ways to cut down the hassle from paperwork and emails?
- 21 ways to salvage time when writing and commissioning reports
Why spend so much time on perfecting reports – most people don’t read them? Why spend time reading the whole report when 80% of what you need is in the conclusion?
- 10 ways to organise paperwork (information) – find what you want quickly
Learn an amazingly simple technique that helped Dr Robb run 66 projects with just one assistant. Respond in seconds to any telephone enquiry and give people facts and figures – this will impress them!
- 42 ways to rescue your time from the black hole of meetings
You’ll learn things you can do as an attendee that will save you weeks. If you chair meetings, you cut in half the time they take and still get good results.
- 7 ways your subconscious can help you gain super-control of your time
Leather-bound time management systems, special software and time recording charts are of limited value. The real secret lies in some clever psychological habits you can use every day that accumulates into gigantic time savings for you.
Your time management book has been a great help. It's amazing what one can accomplish with some of the 139 suggestions. I thoroughly recommend it.
Martin Nuttall, Country Manager, UK and Europe, Global Santa Fe
Now I feel in charge of my inbox and calendar not the other way around. A good practical guide by someone who knows what he’s talking about.
Lorna Ingram, Solicitor
The time management tips are great! I've found them so useful in helping us address efficiency issues I've ordered 50 copies of the book for my management team and special clients.
Mike Crawford, General Manager, ABB Marine and Turbochargers
Excellent advice. It's sure to help people become more productive and have better control of their lives. I recommend the book to my patients.
Dr Les Hall, Chiropractor, AK & Net Practitioner
We need this in education. Our vocation requires us to focus so much on serving our staff and pupils that we often forget to organise ourselves and our processes. An excellent guide with sensible and practical suggestions put forward in a no-nonsense style.
Gordon Reid, Principal Teacher of Art and Design
I wish I'd had this book 10 years ago.
Calum Reay, Managing Director
As an engineer in a major IT support company I have been cynical about time management tips. However, Take back Control has given me realistic methods to cut through the nonsense and deal successfully with my clients. This means that my clients get what they want and I get the satisfaction of finishing the job properly.
Graeme Ross, Programming Engineer
The 7 suggestions for using your subconscious to gain super-control of your time are excellent. In running my own private practice, procrastination is always a danger but after reading your book it WON’T BE ANY MORE - thanks.
Kathleen Murray, Stress Management Consultant
Dr Robb’s ‘139 ways’ have found me the minutes in the day I thought I’d lost forever. Simple, no-nonsense advice that with a bit of thought will benefit everyone.
Ian Hingston, Solicitor
Your book is readable and packed with great ideas. The time I set aside to read it has proved a real investment. As a principal teacher, I have a huge variety of tasks to deal with every day but in particular, the 42 tips for avoiding time wasting in meetings are a lifesaver.
Jane Ross, Principal Teacher of Physics
Just what I needed. I run my own computer support service for domestic and small- business users. Your concise and very practical advice has helped me give excellent service.
Ian Nicol, Technical Director
This e-Manual contains the equivalent of a full one-day course on time management that would cost £475, per person to attend - not to mention travel time and time away from the office. So at £27.97 (excluding VAT) Take Back Control of Your Time and Life is brilliant value.
Guarantee. Our promise: if for any reason you’re not fully satisfied with the “139 ways” simply return it at ANY TIME for a full no-quibble refund.
|Table of Contents|
|A special message||iii|
|An unexpected bonus||v|
|How to get the most from this Manual||v|
|PART 1||28 Ways to escape the tyranny of telephone calls||1|
|Calls you make||2|
|Calls others make to you||6|
|For both outgoing and incoming calls||10|
|Special advice for using mobile ‘phones||12|
|PART 2||31 Ways to escape the mountain of paperwork and emails||16|
|Paperwork you initiate and write||17|
|Paperwork others send to you||24|
|A special note on reading documents||26|
|PART 3||21 Ways to salvage time when writing and commissioning reports||30|
|When you commission reports||31|
|When you have to write reports||33|
|PART 4||10 Ways to organise paperwork (information) so you can access it quickly||39|
|PART 5||42 Ways to rescue your time from the black hole of meetings||46|
|When others initiate meetings||48|
|When you initiate and/or chair meetings||51|
|Special tips for unusual meetings||61|
|PART 6||7 Ways to get your subconscious to help you gain super-control of your time||64|
|CONCLUSION||You’re well on your way to a better quality of life and better achievements||73|
|Treating people well||74|
|Become a Time Master||75|
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