Meet Max Polec, 2015 Hesselbein Global Academy Scholar, millennial master at time management, and rising senior studying Finance and Economics at the University of Pittsburgh. As an entrepreneur and innovator, Max strives to create products and services that help empower people and give them the tools that they need to succeed. He is currently fulfilling on his work through his professional website where he writes about topics like leadership, business, and personal development, and also through an ebook that he is launching on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 about time management.
Let’s MAX-imize your time. Here are his 3 pieces of advice:
- Find opportunities and tasks that you can complete quicker than the time scheduled.
This idea comes from Parkinson’s Law, the concept that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” For example, if you have a meeting scheduled from 1-2pm, it will probably take you an hour to have that meeting because that is the amount of time you have set out to complete it. To maximize your time, try allocating 30 minutes for the meeting to allow for more effective use of time and to boost productivity.
- Enjoy the time you have with your interests, your passions, and your loved ones.
Warning: There are some things in life you don‘t want to optimize. For example, you don’t want to shorten the time you spend with loved ones or the time you spend doing the things you are most passionate about. Take time to be with people you care about and do what you love. You should never feel rushed to do other things.
- Know what works best for you.
There are so many strategies and ways to manage your time… but not all of them will work for you. For instance, if you are someone that works best when you are surrounded by people, then you should go to group study sessions to get the most out of your time. If you are someone that needs to be in a clean room with no music or distractions, then make that happen. Take time to reflect on who you are and what strategies work best for you.
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