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An Easy Time Management Tool Anyone Can Use

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An Easy Time Management Tool Anyone Can Use

An easy time management tool anyone can use.

An Easy Time Management Tool Anyone Can Use

We have many daily tasks as entrepreneurs.

We have personal development which involves mental, physical and educational training and enhancement.

We have technical activities involving our computers and web site maintenance.

We have promotional activities involving advertising and prospecting.

We have team training activities that involve teaching and mentoring our team.

Keeping up on all of these can be problematic.

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Fortunately, there are many tools available for organizing our activities and increasing our productivity.

One thing that has been problematic for me is getting distracted and not finishing a project at hand. Many things can interfere. But if you put your tasks into bite sizes, it’s easier to get things done and to feel more accomplished.

You can move a mountain one stone at a time.

 

A guy named Francesco Cirillo came up with a management idea he called “Pomodoro” which means “tomato” in Italian. It is an easy time management tool anyone can use.

He called it that because he used a tomato shaped timer to do it. The term “pomodoro” refers to the time spent working. In Italian the plural is “pomodori”.

It’s pretty easy. Listen to this podcast to get the whole story:

  1. Decide on the task to be done.
  2. Figure out how many pomodori you need to accomplish the task.
  3. Set the pomodoro timer to about 25 minutes.
  4. Work on the task until the timer rings; check it off your list. Don’t allow any distractions during your Pomodoro.
  5. Take a short break (3–5 minutes)
  6. After four pomodori or 25 minute sessions, take a longer break (15–30 minutes)

The stages of planning, tracking, recording, processing and visualizing are fundamental to the technique. In the planning phase tasks are prioritized by recording them in a list of things to do TODAY.

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As pomodori are completed and checked off they give you a sense of accomplishment and give you a way to measure your progress.

If you still have time left in your pomodoro it is suggested that you do something extra. Or you could just take some extra time off.

They have actually found that if you study using this organization method, your assimilation of data increases.

I think it’s a perfect way for an entrepreneur to divide the day up into bite-sized chunks so you are less inclined to overdo it on one thing to the exclusion of everything else or to take off on tangents and never get back to the task at hand.

I found that there are some pomodoro apps for cell phones and for computers.

But if you don’t have either, you can just use a pencil and paper.

So easy to do. You’ll find you have more free time if your working time is better organized.

The late great Jim Rohn said, “Either you run the day or the day runs you.”

I hope you’ve found this useful

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8 Comments

  • Anita Hales

    March 5, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Great way to use time management to your benefit! I like the idea, gonna try it out tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!

      Anita Hales

      March 5, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      It’s really great for distracted people.

  • Anita Hales

    March 5, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Great idea for being more productive. Will try this.

    Dr. Lisa

    Anita Hales

    March 6, 2016 at 2:46 am

    Woah! I heard about this tool a while ago, and totally forgot about it! Thanks for the reminder Anita!

      Anita Hales

      March 6, 2016 at 11:02 am

      Me too. Just getting back into it.

    Anita Hales

    March 6, 2016 at 6:05 am

    The Pomodoro Technique! Love it!!!

      Anita Hales

      March 6, 2016 at 11:02 am

      It’s great isn’t it?

    Anita Hales

    March 6, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Great way to use time management to your benefit! I like the idea.
    Thanks for sharing this informative post.

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