Top 10 Time Management Tips for Social Innovators

Uncategorized Jul 30, 2020

Run the day or the day runs you.

Jim Rohn

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Are you making the most out of the time you have available?  How are you figuring out how the important work gets done that is going to move you and your social initiative forward?  Using the rock, pebble, sand in a jar analogy is helpful when you plan how to use your time to make sure it is helping you achieve your goals for social change.  But how can you build in better time management practices to make sure you are staying focused, being efficient but also allowing for the creativity often needed by social innovators?  On today’s episode, Stephanie and Traci talk about their top 10 list of time management strategies and actions to make sure you are making the most of your time.

In our conversation we go into detail about our top 10 list:

  • Creating a ‘not to do’ list
  • Not letting unimportant details drag you down
  • Building a system that allows you to capture flashes of creativity
  • Taking time for self-reflection
  • Using a timer
  • Setting and reviewing goals regularly
  • Taking frequent breaks 
  • Taking time to plan
  • Focusing on managing your attention, not your schedule
  • Decluttering and organizing your workspace

In this episode we reference:

Social Change Leaders Podcast Episode #14 

Social Change Leaders Podcast Episode #15

Traci, Social Motion, and Stephanie, Genuine Impact, have teamed up to bring you an online course - Turn Your Passion Into Impact.


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