Whether you aim to build an e-commerce giant such as Amazon.com or a beautiful piece of furniture, organize a trip to Greece or a local ball team, write a blog post or a TV series, achieving goals requires using time wisely. That’s difficult to do without a strategy for managing time. Over the past five years, I’ve experimented with different tools and techniques for time management. Here are a few things that I’ve found helpful.
Start with the Obvious: Schedule Your Work
I schedule time for the things I want to accomplish. I prefer to block my time by types of work and to follow Brian Tracy’s rule: “Eat that frog” at the start of each day. That is, do the thing that requires the greatest mental capacity while you’re most fresh—first thing in the morning. . . .