I have a new tag-line at my site: “The World’s Best Resource for Time Management 2.0”
It struck me a few days ago as I was looking around for resources to recommend for a class I’m teaching, that I had nowhere on the Internet to point them to better than my own site. I don’t mean to brag, but the fact is I seem to be aggressively hunting down, processing and writing about the topic of time management at a pretty hot pace, perhaps as fast as any PhD student might do in the early phases of their research.
It’s not that I have all the ideas, even though I do have a long list of items that I want to address in new posts. Instead, in the past few months I have found myself delving into the academic research and finding some good/bad news. There’s some good thinking, but the bad news is that there has been little or no momentum or continuity of thought in the field. It’s as if one or two papers are written by an author in a 3 year period, only to have them go off to do something completely different and unrelated immediately after publication.
It’s too bad, but I am determined to have this site become the single best source of time management research, wherever and whenever it’s been done in the world.
But I just don’t want a lot of depth for it’s own sake. My eye is actually on the conversion of good ideas into upgraded habits that better the lives of working professionals around the world. My mission is to solve the problem of unnecessary time-stress once and for all, and to bring the kind of peace of mind that we all want, in spite of having full lives, busy jobs and active families. Fully committed, but balanced.
One thing you won’t find here… tired ideas that are repeated on hundreds of sites, buttressed by worn out cliches and superficial thinking. There are lots of “top 10 tips for time management” floating around that say nothing new, leading many to think that they have already heard every useful message on the topic, and that there’s no need to continue listening.
All I can say is “stay tuned,” as there’s a great deal of work for us all to do to stay ahead of the increasing demands on our time, new technology and inevitable life changes. It’s a time to pay more attention, not less, to this important aspect of our lives.