Weekly Musings: Time Management in One Easy Step that You Can Do

Dear Solution Providers:

Living your life without a plan is like watching television with someone else holding the remote control.” – Peter Turla

One of my fascinations is time management.  I know that the key to living a fulfilling life is through time management.  Today I want to talk about a quick and easy time management tip that I use.

Maintain a running to do list.  Every day before you leave work, rewrite the list and organize the things you are going to get done the next day.

What will happen when you do this?

  1.  You will feel like you have more time.  Do you really?  Nope!  There are the same 24 hours in a day.  But, the flow of time will feel different.
  2. You will leave work clear headed.  Once you write something down, it gives your brain permission to remove it from its memory bank.  If it’s written down, you won’t pop up at 2am and think, “Shoot, I forgot to schedule a loaner car for Mr. Smith.”
  3. You will feel accomplished.  Keeping a running to do list allows you to check things off of it.  Checking things off is fun!

The expert in this is Manny Gonzalez, on the Key Hyundai finance team in Milford.  Manny doesn’t do anything without writing it on his yellow pad.  And, you know what; I have never received a complaint from a customer that Manny has dropped the ball on anything.  This small activity allows Manny to live our mission and vision:

We are solution providers and not product pushers.  We believe everyone deserves to drive a nicer, newer car.  At Key Hyundai, we want your car to be fun and safe to drive for as long as you wish to drive it.

Stay safe in the snow!


Jill Merriam

Dealer For the People R

PS:  You can maintain a paper journal with a running to do list.  Or, if you have a smart phone, a great app is called Evernote.  Check it out!

About Jill Merriam

I am a car dealer (http://www.keycars.com), a Mom to my little loves and a wife to my hubby Rob. I am addicted to my mission to be help people drive nicer, newer cars, leadership development and leading a fulfilling life. I hope you enjoy my musings.
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1 Response to Weekly Musings: Time Management in One Easy Step that You Can Do

  1. Joseph Schwartz says:

    Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2013 15:57:42 +0000 To: schwartzjoseph@hotmail.com

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