Do you find yourself rushing through your morning, stampeding to the door, making your way through traffic only to arrive 10 minutes late for work because you had to wait for the train? How does the rest of your day go?
Once you get yourself into work, do you need to take a few moments to compose yourself? Perhaps you get a coffee and relax by chatting with a coworker on your way to your desk. When you sit down you see five items that need immediate attention (some left over from yesterday) and the phone starts ringing. You forgot the morning meeting! So you start rifling through your papers.
Is this sounding all too familiar by now? Regardless of whether you work at home, in an office or in a factory, or whether you work for a boss or yourself, getting a grip on time seems like a daily struggle for millions of people. What does an hour of your time cost? While every dollar has the same value, every hour does not. An hour at 10 in the morning may be of much more value as a working hour than 11 at night.
On the other hand, an hour at your child's bedside when he is sick is worth more than an hour at the office catching up on your filing. However, most of us recognize that an hour at work is an hour at work and if you will be there for eight or 12 hours, you want those hours to be used productively so they don't become extra hours catching up to missed deadlines or preventing you from spending time with your family.
Brief and to the point but I could have used more detail about strategies for good time management. The suggestions the book did offer are a but dated and the book could use some updating but otherwise it's a fast read (45 min) and good for ideas.