When Kenny Conley announced that he would be doing his Illuminate Conference in Birmingham, I was thrilled because that’s just about 3 hours from me, and I could take my volunteers to this conference that was geared specifically for them. And Illuminate-Birmingham did not disappoint. Here’s some of the thoughts that Jim Wideman shared in the opening session on Time Management.
Time management is in the Bible:
“To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1
“For everyone of us will give an account of himself unto God.” Romans 14:12
The question is, “What do I need to manage my time?” To be organized and balanced you need the following:
- Desire: you have to want to be organized
- Goals: You have to know what you’re trying to accomplish.
- Action steps help you achieve what you need to accomplish. People want to make great, long range plans but the Bible says that the steps of the righteous are ordered of God. Plan steps.
- My boss’ problems
- The level of leadership right under me.
If you master time management, you can easily save at least 1 hour a day. In the course of a year, you will have saved the equivalent of 6 weeks of 8 hour days. So in the words of Nike…
Just Do It!