Manage Your Time

Time Basics Cover Illustrator CS6Everything starts with the basics. No matter how experienced or skilled you are at something, you should never forget the basics. That’s why Jim Muncy wrote Time Basics. You cannot learn calculus before you learn basic math. You cannot learn medicine before you learn basic science. And you really cannot truly get the most from your time unless you first master the time basics.

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In Time Basics, you will learn powerful time management principles from people as diverse as Aristotle, Mario Andretti, and Mahatma Gandhi. You will also learn important lessons from such diverse experiences as New York City’s response to 9/11 to New Orleans lack of response to Hurricane Katrina. As you turn the pages, Dr. Muncy will take you down a path which will give you a better and better understanding of one of the oldest problems faced by man—how to fit everything that needs to get done in a twenty-four hour day. You will do so by learning the twenty-four basics upon which all effective time management is based:

  • The Perception Principle: It Is Later Than You Think
  • The Principle of the Excluded Alternative: To Say “Yes” to Something Is to Say “No” to Something Else
  • The Effort Principle: You Can Do Anything but You Cannot Do Everything
  • The Priority Principle: Words Can Be Deceptive but Behaviors Don’t Lie
  • The Value Principle: Poverty Awaits Those Who Spend High Value Time Doing Low Value Things
  • The Distraction Principle: The Most Appealing Path Is Seldom the One We Are On
  • The Chaos Principle: The Pull In Life Is Always Towards Chaos and Never Towards Order
  • The NYCNO Principle: The Value In Planning Comes From the Process Not the Plan
  • The Process Principle: Master the Process and the Results Will Take Care of Themselves
  • The System Principle: Any System Is Better than No System
  • The Hard Time Principle: Hard Time Crowds Out Soft Time
  • The Efficiency Principle: If You Are Always Working You Don’t Have to Be Efficient
  • The Procrastination Principle: An “I’ll Do It Tomorrow” Attitude Can Yield “I Should Have Done It Yesterday” Results
  • The Momentum Principle: To Keep Going, Get Moving and Don’t Stop
  • The Clarity Principle: Clarity Speeds Things Up. Confusion Slows Things Down.
  • The Andretti Principle: If Everything Seems Under Control, You Just Aren’t Going Fast Enough
  • The Discernment Principle: Activity Does Not Mean Progress and Urgent Does Not Mean Important
  • The Principle of Useless Perfection: Nothing Is as Useless as Doing Well That Which Should Not Be Done at All
  • Power The Mastery Principle: The Surest Way to Save Time Is to Get Better At What You Do
  • The Aristotle Principle: Excellence Is Not an Act but a Habit
  • The Discipline Principle: It Is Impossible to Enjoy a Good Life Without Self-Discipline
  • The Team Principle: To Go Fast, Go Alone. To Go Far, Build A Team.
  • The Balance Principle: Balance Comes From Quality Time at Work and Quantity Time at Home
  • The Reality Principle: The Future Is More Real Than It Appears