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  1. John P
    May 24, 2015 @ 8:49 am

    Loved this, especially the bit that said “call John.” I’ve been feeling overwhelmed recently but have realised that I have not clarified my own goals therefore am easily saying yes to too many things. Would be great to catchup and say hello to the Whanau!

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    • Toye Oshunbiyi
      May 25, 2015 @ 9:33 am

      Thanks John, yes I know the feeling. Sometimes we just have to stop and gain clarity again. Yes let’s catch up soon.

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  2. Donn Gilray
    May 25, 2015 @ 3:22 am

    Agreed:
    1. Multitasking is a myth. It’s more like continuing attention oscillations
    2. Time cannot be managed. Allocation is more accurate.
    3. We are our worst distractor
    4. Time is needed to allow the brain to reset – or at least to rest.

    Many of the concepts you mention in this article are similar to David Allen’s Getting Things Done book published in 2008. Permutations of his paper system are found for Evernote, OneNote, DTG, IQ-Tell, and many others.

    I feel that the system used is unimportant. I think Steven Covey’s four quadrants are still relevant. Even cubicle workers should be spending their time on the “critical” part of their job. To borrow a phrase from a church leader, there are “Good, Better, Best” ways to spend our time.

    Thank you for the article. It was a great read!

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    • Toye Oshunbiyi
      May 25, 2015 @ 9:38 am

      Thanks Donn for your comment and summary. Yes you are right that aspects of David Allen’s idea is part of this process. What I like about about his method is that it is attempting to deal with our ever changing world, however I know that many still find it challenging to keep up.

      Again, thanks so much for your comment

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  3. Time Management
    June 3, 2016 @ 4:21 pm

    Toye,

    I really like your perspective on time management vs. time allocation. Time allocation really does put responsibility back in our hands. Often, we blame outside factors for our lack of time. Teaching employees about time allocation can help them take back responsibility and hopefully become a motivating tool.

    Thanks for the great info. Hope to connect soon.

    Dennis

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