TIME MANAGEMENT FROM THE INSIDE OUT --- THE FOOLPROOF SYSTEM FOR TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR SCHEDULE --- AND YOUR LIFE by Julie Morgenstern. An Owl Book, 2000



INTRODUCTION --- The power of time management (p1-5)

    How this book is structured (p4-5)

      [1] Part 1--- Laying the foundation (4)

      [2] Part 2 --- Analyze: Tuning in to who you are (p4-5)

      [3] Part 3 --- Strategize: Designing a life you love (p5)

      [4] Part 4 --- Attack: Making it happen (p5)

PART 1 --- LAYING THE FOUNDATION (p7-40)

    1) A whole new way of looking at time management (p9-17)

      [1] Making time tangible (p9-12)

      [2] Defining time management from the inside out (p12-17)

    2) What's holding you back? --- Introduction: A three-level diagnostic = (p19-40)

    Level 1 --- Technical errors = easily resolved "mechanical" mistakes (you need a skill or a technique you don't have!)

    Level 2 --- External realities = environmental factors that are beyond your control (they put a limit on how organized you can be!)

    Level 3 --- Psychological obstacles = hidden, internal, self-sabotaging habits (which prevent you from achieving the life you desire --- and which you can break!)

      [1] Level 1 --- TECHNICAL ERRORS (p21-26)

        Error #1 = Tasks have no "home" (p21-22)

        Error #2 = You have set aside the wrong time (p22)

        Error #3 = You have miscalculated how long tasks take (p22)

        Error #4 = You are the wrong person for the job (p22)

        Error #5 =The task is overly complex (p24)

        Error #6 = You can't remember what you have done (p25)

        Error #7 = Your space is disorganized (p25-26)

      [2] Level 2 --- EXTERNAL REALITIES (p26-31)

        External Reality #1 = You have an unrealistic workload (p26-27)

        External Reality #2 = A health problem limits your energy (p27-28)

        External Reality #3 = You are in transition (p28)

        External Reality #4 = You are in an interruption-rich environment (p29-30)

        External Reality #5 = You have a disorganized partner (p30-31)

      [3] Level 3 --- PSYCHOLOGICAL OBSTACLES (p31-40)

        Psychological Obstacle #1 = You have unclear goals and priorities (p32)

        Psychological Obstacle #2 = You are a "conquistador of chaos" (p33)

        Psychological Obstacle #3 = You have a fear of downtime (p33-35)

        Psychological Obstacle #4 = You need to be a caretaker (p35)

        Psychological Obstacle #5 = You have a fear of failure (p35-36)

        Psychological Obstacle #6 = You have a fear of success (p36)

        Psychological Obstacle #7 = You have a fear of disrupting the status quo (p37)

        Psychological Obstacle #8 = You have a fear of completion (p37-38)

        Psychological Obstacle #9 = You have a need for perfection (p38-39)

        Psychological Obstacle #10 = You have a fear of losing creativity (p39-40)

PART 2 --- ANALYZE --- Tuning in to who you are! (p41-75)

    3) Understanding your "personal relationship" to time (p43-58)

    4) Developing your "big-picture" goals (p59-75)

PART 3 --- STATEGIZE (p77-134)

    5) Time mapping --- Creating your ideal balance (p79-107)

    6) Selecting a planner that works for you (p109-134)

PART 4 --- ATTACK --- Making it happen! (p135-218)

Introduction (p137-139)

    7) Sort (p141-157)

    8) Purge (p159-184)

    9) Assign a home (p185-194)

    10) Containerize --- Plan your work, and then work your plan! (p195-210)

    11) Equalize (p211-218)

APPENDIX (p219-222)

    [1] Resources (p219-220)

    [2] Catalogs and stores (p220-221)

    [3] Additional resources (p222)

SUGGESTED FURTHER READING (p223-225)

    [1] Time (p223-224)

    [2] Space (p234-235)

    [3] Goal-setting/Inspiration (p235)

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (p327-230)

INDEX (p231-239)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR (p241)


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