Why do I benefit from time management?
Everyone can benefit from time management. The fact that you are reading this tells us there is something you’re looking for and hope to find with time management. If you want to know if this training is something for you, start with our FREE minicourse and discover for yourself what the training can bring. Below we address some common concerns. If you can’t find your answer, please contact our service desk. They’ll gladly answer all your questions.
As we see it, time management is never a goal in itself. Time management is always at the service of something higher. For one, it is ‘inner peace’, for another ‘freedom,’ for a third, ‘more income.’ Is spontaneity important to you? Then you can use time management to create more room for spontaneity in your life.
Many people think that time management is the reverse of spontaneity. They fear that managing their time will go at the expense of their freedom. However, the opposite is true.
Time management and spontaneity are not contradictions. Time management creates more room for spontaneous actions. Time management techniques help you prioritize the things that are important to you and make a clear distinction between free time and working time. Being in control over your agenda will give you more time to do the things you enjoy. Read more in our blog Time Management for Creatives.
The purpose of this training is absolutely not to make you work harder. On the contrary, Frank Rood has developed this training to bring more outer ease and inner peace. He sees the pressure under which many people live and the harsh consequences for their health and relationships. So, he wanted to do something about it. The purpose of this training is not that you work harder, but that you experience less stress and more satisfaction at the end of the day.
This training is designed to help you step out of the treadmill of ever more, ever better, and determine for yourself how to use your time and divide your attention.
‘The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.’ – Orson Welles
A frequently heard myth is that creative people need the freedom to perform. However, the reverse is true — creativity benefits from frameworks. To be creative, you must be able to channel your time and attention effectively. Some of the key principles you’ll learn in this training are similar to the ones great artists used to deliver their best work.
For example, Maya Angelou rented a hotel room for many years to focus on her writing undisturbed every day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ludwig van Beethoven made optimal use of his energy waves by getting up every day before 8, composing until lunch, and taking a long walk after lunch. Salvador Dalí states he starts every morning with by saying: ‘What wonderful things is this Salvador Dalí going to accomplish today?’
Read more in our blog Time Management for Creatives.
Time management is about how you behave, not about how you feel. We often tend to think that what our emotional state is more important than what we do. We forget, however, that what our emotions are determined primarily by what we do.
What we do ultimately determines who we are. You do not become a writer by calling yourself a writer. You become a writer by writing every day; you get fit by exercising every day; and, a loving person by showing an interest in others.
Time management invites you to think about what is important to you. Who do you want to be? What do you want to achieve? Why is this important to you? And above all: how are you going to approach this in such a way that it’ll work?
Do you suspect that you are suffering from burnout or depression? Then we advise you to seek help from a professional, for example, a coach of a psychologist before starting the training.
If you are recovering from burnout, time management can be beneficial. You’ll learn ways to meet the challenges in your work, take good care of yourself, and regulate stress. You are thereby decreasing the risk of running on empty again.
I have a partner/colleague/employee/supervisor who I believe would benefit greatly from time management. Can I refer him or her to you?
We’d be thrilled if you refer this training to others who might benefit.
The irony is not lost on us. We totally get it. When you’re super busy, the last thing you want is to add an extra task to your endless list of to-dos. And yet, if you want things to change, you have to begin somewhere. Only increasing your effort will not be enough to get rid of that endless list. You’ll have to transform the way you work.
We are not going to lie to you. When starting with time management, things may take a little longer and cost more energy than you’re used to. However, this will only last for a short time. Within a few weeks after starting the training, you will already have more time and more control over your schedule than before you started.
In the year 2000, I got interested in time management skills. I was working as a senior designer and project leader on a wind turbine development three days per week, and I started working as a manager of a department with 54 people, two days per week. Quite a TM challenge.
When I got more proficient in time management, I started training other people as a side activity. Years later, I was interested in the long-term effects, so I contacted former trainees, and this was the general response: ‘Hi Frank, nice that you ask. Well, your time management training was great. I really like it!’. Then I asked the question: ‘So what do you do differently today as a result of the training?’. And then they became silent.
So it was a great training, but no effect? That struck me and almost made me depressive. I was sharing my learnings out of passion and the sincere drive to help other people. And now this.
Further investigation led to a profound insight: a 1-day training does not work. What you need to learn new skills is not only the knowledge; you also need the experience. I redesigned my training course to make sure the trainees started applying. That included a follow up with a check on how people were doing. I repeated my survey years later to see the effect. Now the responses, without exception, were that every former trainee could mention one or multiple things she or he did better as a result of the training course.
If you attend a live training course, it should be a 2-day or 2-training moments course with practicing time in between. Or you can do this online training course with multiple opportunities to bring your learnings into practice.
Disciplined people do not have more willpower than others, they only thing they have is better habits. The art of good time management is to divide your time and attention in such a way that you need less discipline while you achieve more. For example: if you keep your phone in your bag instead of on your desk, it will be much easier to resist the temptation to check for new messages. Not to say you won’t check in on your phone at all. Still, when you go from checking messages every 5 minutes to every 45 minutes, that will have a massive impact on your productivity and peace of mind.
Although this training is mainly about work-related time management, you will also come across tips and tricks that you can use at home and create a better work-life balance.
The training course can help you as a parent. Because:
1) Time is precious.
It’s often a huge challenge for young parents to fit everything in a week. So, all the time and energy you can save by applying the time management techniques you’ll learn in the course is a win.
2) Children benefit from clarity and structure.
By creating more structure in your activities and planning, your children are more likely to cooperate, and struggles will diminish. If, on the other hand, you leave everything open, they’ll sense that there’s room to waggle and o, boy, will they use it.
A schedule that is too tight can be stressful for young children. The more you push them, the more they will resist. They’ll spill milk all over themselves at the most inconvenient time and need the loo only when there is no loo to be found anywhere near.
Therefore, raising kids requires planning, flexibility, and the ability to lower your expectations. All of which are capabilities you’ll learn about during this course.
Time management is not one technique or one method. In the training, we brought together the most proven and the most easily applied techniques in an innovative way. Starting from the seven key principles that Frank discovered in his years of work as a time management trainer.
This course offers optimum flexibility due to its design. You choose the module you want to work on, when you want to work on it, and where.
You don’t have to incorporate every technique to benefit from this training. See which methods appeal to you or where you expect to make the most profit. Have you seriously tried a method, but it still doesn’t feel right to you? Don’t feel guilty about dropping it and adopting another one. There is plenty to choose from!
Even if you’d only learn one well-chosen new habit, this one habit can make a world of difference in the degree of inner peace and relaxation you’ll experience.
So even if a previous time management training did not give you the desired result, there is a good chance that you will benefit from this training.
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