My Site Redesigns Are Complete

If you are a frequent visitor to this site you’ll have noticed that it looks a lot different.   This upgrade has been coming for some time, and I also made a similar change over at the MyTimeDesign website at

I decided to really look for some designs that would help visitors focus on the purpose of each site, without some of the distractions I have been writing about lately.

If you have a moment, let me know what you think.

By the way, in case you have been looking for news of the next offering of MyTimeDesign 2.0.Professional, check out that site and make sure that your name is on the early notification list.  I plan to offer the program again (by application) in the next few weeks.  The group will intentionally be kept small.


My First Breakthrough Quiz

Most people who are interested in time management have some basic things they hope will happen in their lives:

  • they want to end each day “feeling good”
  • they want other people to think that they are reliable
  • they want to maintain their reputation
  • they life to experience their life as balanced
  • they want to eradicate feelings of overwhelm
  • they never ever want to get stuck feeling as if they don’t have enough time”

Unfortunately, these results are hard to come by directly.  Instead, they have to be created from other successful habits that we use on a daily basis, most of which are completely unconscious.

Capturing is an essential and inescapable habit in every single time management system that’s in use (an amazing fact) and I have been writing about the practice for the past three years here on the 2Time site.  In the process, I invented a ranking system for the practice that my participants have been using in MyTimeDesign and NewHabits-NewGoals program.

It wasn’t until quite recently that I realized that I had created a way for users to craft  a complete assessment of their current time management system.   It struck me that I could take out the assessment and automate it in the form of a kind of quiz.

I searched for several months for software that could do what I wanted (I finally learned that it’s called a “personality quiz.”)  I finally found a service called ProProfs, and started working a week ago on a quiz that would give people some insight into their current system.  My original vision was to produce a comprehensive quiz that covers ALL the essentials of time management systems, but I quickly realized that that was a major job, and would take weeks of hard work.

I took the easy way out in favor of getting something put together that would help people immediately, so I decided to focus on the skill of Capturing.

As the input data for the quiz, I used MyTimeDesign and NewHabits content, including some of the cheat-sheets I developed in the past few months that I haven’t had the time to incorporate in all my classes.

At the end of the quiz, you can find out exactly whether or not you rank as a White, Yellow, Orange or Green Belt in this particular discipline.  All in a mere 13 questions.

Obviously, taking a short quiz is not the same as a live discussion in a classroom, or a live recording of an interactive training session.  However, it does provide a snapshot that’s based on observable behavior.  The benefit of doing so is that it’s easy to figure out which new habits of practices to focus on in the days and weeks to come.

I hope you enjoy it — please come back here and leave me a comment to let me know what you think.

At the time of writing this post, MyTimeDesign 1.0.Free is still open for registration, and this quiz gives a little bit of insight into the high quality work that people do in the program.

Click here to be taken to my new Capturing Quiz.
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Why I’m Offering a Free 6 Week Program

Inevitably, I get asked why I give stuff away for free.

The 500 or so posts of different kinds on this website have included just about all the ideas I have created around time management, and they can be used by anyone with enough time to get to the essence of Time Management 2.0.

However, reading through 500 posts is a bit of a burden for most of us.

So, to make things a bit easier, I put together MyTimeDesign 1.0.Free earlier this year and offered it for the first time back in March. Now, I guess, I’m joining in the back-to-school fever and offering the program again, between now and August 25th September 3rd when it will be taken off the “market.”

Here is the video that I currently have placed on the information page, and you can click on this link to find out more information and also to see the registration instructions.

Once again, you can sign up for MyTimeDesign 1.0.Free here.

Explaining MyTimeDesign by Video

I was recently interviewed by Peter Gales of MoreVidaReviews by video.

Here are links to the three videos on YouTube in which I answered some questions about MyTimeDesign.

I Just Closed The MyTimeDesign Store

Yesterday morning, I closed the doors over at the MyTimeDesign store.

MyTimeDesign 1.0.Free and MyTimeDesign 2.0.Professional are no longer available to the general public but I do plan to offer both products again in the near future (after making a few upgrades to the 2.0 product… perhaps to a 2.1.)

It  was a great experience, and I was able to put together a series of new videos for public consumption – something I have never done before.  I found that I loved doing them, as they helped me to explain some tricky ideas in a much clearer way than ever before, and I plan to do more of them in the future.

At the moment, however, I am changing gears to teaching and coaching mode so that I can deliver these courses in a way that inspires the participants to actual habit change!

I’m pretty excited — the truth is that I don’t like the selling anywhere near as much as I do teaching — and I can’t wait to get started.  The First class is a small and intimate one so we can get a lot done to upgrade each person’s time management system.

I’ll be in the class as well, looking to upgrade some parts of my own system that will take me to an Orange Belt.  At the moment, I don’t have a good enough system for at least one of the fundamentals – “Warning.”

I’m looking forward to all of it!

P.S. If you’d like to be placed on the early notification list for the next release of MyTimeDesign, simply click here to be taken to the MyTimeDesign signup form.


My Free and Professional Programs – Still Available

It’s been a very busy couple of weeks, as I have opened the store over at MyTimeDesign.

The good news is that the store remains open until February 12th.  At that point, my plan is to close it down, and remove the products from the open market.  I’ll be offering it to some of my private clients who I coach in small groups in companies.

So if you’d like to give yourself the chance to register in MyTimeDesign… act soon.

The information page can be found by clicking here:

These aren’t big programs by any means, and there’s actually an application that’s required to enter MyTimeDesign 2.0.Professional — something that might seem kinda stupid, but check out the information page and you’ll see why I’m limiting the program in this way to a select few.

However, all that’s required to do the MyTimeDesign 1.0.Free program is an email address, so it should cost most people basically nothing.

I’m going to throw in some bonuses early next week for those who are interested in the Professional program, so stay tuned!

Time Management Hype Against the Facts Webinar

This week, I’m conducting a free webinar on  the topic of “Time Management Hype Against the Facts.”  It starts at 8pm EST.

Registration is free, but space is limited:

During the  webinar I plan to look at 5 ways in which the hype around time management systems has produced a backlash that has prevented users from getting what they want.  I’ll also show how I have tried to build MyTimeDesign around the facts, and how anyone can do the same as they upgrade or craft their time management system.

Once again, you can register here:


Why MyTimeDesign 2.0?

As you may know, I have been working on the new version of MyTimeDesign (2.0 Professional) and I have opened up a blog to help make it easier to answer the questions I have been receiving.

You can access it at

The most recent post addresses the question I often ask myself… why I am bothering to creating a new approach to time management?

Time Flies When You’re Buried…

The last couple of weeks have been a blur.

I have been putting the final touches on MyTimeDesign 2.0, trying to answer questions about its content… while attempting to make it as perfect as I want it to be.  So, I have been buried in the world of program design — putting words and learning structures around ideas I have been working on for the past 3-4 years here at 2Time.

But before I get into too many details about what I’ve been doing, I’d like you to see my new post over at the MyTimeDesign 2.0 blog that I set up: The post is entitled “Why?”

Why in the world would I work my a** off to develop a time management training given how many there are in the world, and how popular a few of them are?  I sense that this question is lurking out there in many people’s minds, and some have hinted at my motivation in posts they have sent to me.

From a 2Time perspective, I started writing this blog some 400 posts, articles, blogs and videos ago out of sheer frustration.  I honestly thought that someone would read what I had written, and put it into a workable training program.

It hasn’t happened, although I keep hearing that I’m reflecting what’s actually happening “on the street” with people who want to improve their time management skills but can’t, no matter how much they loved the book, the speaker, the trainer or the website.  It’s made me believe that “if it’s going to be, then it’s up to me.”

But that might be getting too much into my post over at — here’s “Why:” Check out the post: Why? by clicking here to find out why I’m bothering with a new approach to time management.

P.S. Here is an opportunity to join my early notification list to be able to follow the events of the next few days… and also hear about the early-bird offers.  Either visit