January 2, 2014  

Managing Our Minutes: What the Experts Say

Like I stated yesterday, I will be highlighting four people who I think are good at managing their time. These are people who have learned to prioritize, say no, and live by a schedule. For me, saying no is not so difficult, but prioritizing and living by a schedule can be. I start with great intentions, but the end result is not always what I want it to be.

These experts have learned to manage their minutes. Let’s take a look at who they are.

The Year




1. Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt is an expert in the publishing field as well as in personal development. He teaches on his site how to create a platform, how to organize your time, how to be goal-oriented and how to achieve those goals, and publishing.


He has a wonderful course which just came out called, “5 Days to Your Better Year.”

In this course, he focuses on how to create goals which are attainable. One of the first ways to do this, is to look at the previous year, its successes and failures, and acknowledging what did and did not work. It’s easier to look into the following year and decide what needs to be worked on when the previous year has been taken care of, so to speak. Other topics are:

  • Identifying your motivation
  • 3 bonus features which include templates for successful time management (most of us love bonuses!)

It’s an excellent course which you will be glad you invested in.



2. Crystal Paine

She is a wealth of information. Known for her savvy shopping skills, Crystal is also really good at managing her time. She writes a lot about the importance of creating goals for each week that will help to accomplish long-term goals.


Her Time Management 101 features these time saving strategies:

  • Time Budgeting
  • Home Management
  • Home Binder
  • Home Management with Toddlers and Babies
  • Plus more!

What makes this so wonderful is it won’t cost you a penny to get it! It’s free!! Gotta love that!

So go and get this book and become more savvy with your time.



3. Karen Ehman

I stumbled onto this site the other day and I’m so glad I did. Karen has several free pdf’s that will give you a little boost to home management. These include:

  • To-do lists
  • Clutter Busters
  • Resolutions for Moms
  • Recipes that can double for two meals

She has some wonderful books in her arsenal as well.


4. Henry Evans

Matt Wolfe interviewed Henry Evans on his site Learn to Blog and there was one thing that Henry said that really hit home for me. It was this:

Use a calendar (i.e. Google Calendar) and map out your whole week in 15 minute increments. This was mainly for the work week, but I decided I would do this for my personal life. (Since I just saw this yesterday, I don’t have much to say regarding the results, but I will get back with everyone next week.)

Anyway, he said to do this because then you’ll be able to see what you’re spending a lot of time on. It’s a great way to prioritize.


Tomorrow, I’ll talk more about what a non-type A person (I know I’m not the only one! :) ) can do to really increase productivity. Can’t wait to see you then!

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One Response to “Managing Our Minutes: What the Experts Say”
  1. Jessica says:

    I’m definitely going to try to be organized this year!
    Nice post!

    I’d love your thoughts on my latest if you get the chance:


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