The third P of time management is perform. Once you have planned and prioritized, you have to perform. You have to plan your work, then work your plan. There are several things that keep us from performing at the optimal level. I call them time wasters. Examples include perfectionism, multitasking, procrastination, interruptions, looking for things, meetings (sometimes), and too much time spent in choice management. These are all things that derail us from working our plan. The only way to avoid these time wasters is to recognize and develop strategies for dealing with them.


Many of the people I have worked with are highly successful executives and entrepreneurs. Among highly successful people, there is often a ...

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