On Leadership: Budgeting Time, Pt. 3

Hey Everyone –

Continuing on our discussion of Leadership: Budgeting Time …
(review Part 1 and Part 2)

Jordan over @ WorshipTrench let me know pretty quickly that I’m getting the “contexts” idea at Vitalist all wrong. Apparently, my contexts were still too broad. I’ve not modified them yet and haven’t even touched it since our last post, so you can see how well I’m progressing in this whole GTD System (Get Things Done). I did pick up the “Getting Things Done” audiobook on iTunes by David Allen, so guru of GTD. If I can force myself to listen to his monotone voice I just may learn something.

Back to time tracking, though – in my quest to find something “web 2.0” for time management and tracking (or to create a business that will build one) I got some great leads from a couple of programmers who spoke with. I thought about starting a powerful portal that will be GTD-friendly and will let you track and audit your time, but didn’t want to “reinvent the wheel”.

Ryan over at ArtofMission.Com offered some great insights. We both agreed that I may have a marketable business idea but I’m not sure I’m ready to jump into it. In the meantime, he recommended two sites that are available for time audits. Neither of these implement some of the additional GTD features and “communication features” (I won’t disclose what those are about just now!) that I’d like to see with an incredible “all-in-one” portal, but they seem promising.

Tick (www.tickspot.com)
Harvest (www.getharvest.com)

One thing is for sure … living life on the go, in a hurry, with more to do than time allows … that’s not the way to live. It’s not God’s way. I’m reading a great book called The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People by John Ortberg .. and one of those disciplines is slowing down … one of the quotes in the book is “You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your day”. Another great quote is “Hurry is the great enemy of spiritual life in our day”.

How is your time management coming along?

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5 comments on “On Leadership: Budgeting Time, Pt. 3

  1. Ohhh Fred, “all wrong” is such strong language. How about “needs refining”

    As to the Time Audit, we are down the road on a web2,0 on that so we can either race to finish (and may the best product win) or combine efforts and BOTH retire to Tahiti. Technically, I wouldn’t retire. I would just be 100% delegating through vitalist. HA!

  2. FreedbyJC says:

    Hey Fred… you want to put ‘time management’ into the proper perspective read John O’s newest book …. When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box … can you say ‘perspective’ & ‘wake up call’…

  3. Peter Park says:

    Time management for me is getting better. With the addition of a new dog and my job taking me farther, I am learning to reduce or eliminate some things from my day. I was actually running out of ideas for my blog and have reduced that to just 3 times a week. Also, I am reducing my normal exercise routine because I am walking the dog a lot. Overall, I am starting to get my priorities straight. I’m even trying to date my wife again.

  4. russ says:

    I wanted to respond yesterday but I didn’t have time…

    Haha, just kidding. Great post. Hey Fred, I just realized I’m linking to your blog, but I;m getting no reciprocal link love, how about making it an even trade? haha

    Have a great day over in paradise.

  5. Wisdom Moon says:

    I use a web 2.0 online service called Planning Center (www.planningcenteronline.com). I really find it helpful. It helps you manage your volunteers and plan out your services. However, I haven’t found anything for overall time management. If you find something or if you build something, let me know.

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