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1. Understanding time – what is it?

What’s in this chapter for you

  • Accounting for how you use your time
  • Why some tasks seem to take an eternity
  • Have a greater sense of achievement at the end of the day
  • Feel that you are starting to get your priorities right

‘Men talk of killing time while time quietly kills them …’

– Dion Boucicault, Irish playwright

‘To say I have bad days at work is an understatement. There seem to be times when I go into the office, rush around all day, and achieve nothing apart from sending my stress level through the roof. Then I go home, sleep badly through worry, wake up…… and do it all over again next day.’

– Diane Little, financial consultant

Time thieves

Forget gold and diamonds, time is the most precious commodity ...

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