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Clutter Video Tip: How to Manage Your Time, Part 5: CORRECT

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Published on May 2, 2012

http://www.ClutterDiet.com Get organized with home organizing tips from professional organizers at The Clutter Diet. It is time to break out your red pen and make some corrections. Does your time management system make the grade? Or are you getting F's for punctuality? In this video, Part 5 in our five part series, Lorie Marrero is sharing the final step in your Time Management Fingerprint- correcting. Having a personalized time management system will make your time more effective, efficient and productive. And all of that just might make you head of the class! These Clutter Video Tips are posted frequently here on our clutterdiet organizing channel. You can search Twitter for #ClutterVideoTip also to find comments on our organizing tips. Lorie Marrero is the creator of ClutterDiet.com and the author of The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life. Lorie also serves as the national spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International and ambassador of the Donate Movement.

The Five Elements of Your Time Management Fingerprint:
1. Capture
2. Commit
3. Cue
4. Complete
5. Correct
(Watch all five videos on this play list- http://bit.ly/TCD5Cs)

The Lazy Person Questions:
How can I do this better?
How can I do this faster?
How can I not do this at all?

Related Links:
http://www.clutterdiet.com
http://donate.goodwill.org
http://www.clutterdiet.com/freetips
http://www.facebook.com/clutterdiet

Hi. I'm Lorie Marrero and today's Clutter Video Tip is Part 5 in our five-part series on time management. We have captured a lot of information, we have committed to which information we're going to move forward with, we have queued ourselves to take action on those commitments at the right time, and we have completed our work with the right motivation. Now our system might seem to be whole at that point, but I don't believe that any system is valid without some kind of feedback lube, and that's why the fifth element of your time management fingerprint is "correct." We're going to talk about a system of evaluation that you can use ongoing as you work through your time management system on a daily basis.

First, you want to be looking at any additional capturing methods that you can add to your toolbox -- new things come out all the time -- and you also might want to eliminate some of those tools that aren't working for you or that you're forgetting to check. [POP] Things that you are allowing to fall through the cracks. There may be other things falling through the cracks. You may have missed appointments or "to do's" that are not getting done, and you want to look at those and assess them and figure out how to plug those holes. Maybe you need a little bit more external motivation [POP] to get some of those things done. And you, of course, want to be re-prioritizing your calendar and your task list as your life changes, because something you put on your calendar two months ago may no longer be relevant based on some kind of major life change [POP] or some kind of business shift that's happened in between now and then. And you constantly want to be thinking about improvement based on what I call the "lazy person questions." And those are, "How can I do this better?" "How can I do this faster?" and, "How can I not do this at all?" "Is there somebody I can delegate this to?" "Can I eliminate this from my task list altogether?" And, these questions are great to prompt yourself to continuously think about improving and to find shortcuts.

Now, if you like shortcuts, we have a free report available to you called "30 Ways to Find Time to Get Organized." This is on our Free Tips page at clutterdiet.com/freetips, and it's available as a bonus when you sign up for our weekly newsletter. You also get as a bonus with that newsletter our famous clutter prevention wallet reminder sleeves that have on them the five questions you should ask before buying anything.

See you next time, and may you always be happy and grateful for having more than enough.

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