What Is PowerTime?
Most people call what I do Time Management and I do too in my introduction because it is the phrase most people recognize. However, in my opinion that is a misnomer because you cannot manage time. Time ticks by, 60 minutes to the hour, 24 hours to the day. You have no control whatsoever over time, and pretending that you do is an exercise in frustration.
What you do have control over is what you do with that time, which is why I call what I do Action Management. You can learn not only to manage your actions, but to think carefully about what your goals and dreams really are, and reach them more quickly and with much less work and more fun that you thought possible
Why "For the Rest of Us"?
Why do I say it is ‘Time Management for the Rest of Us’? Because every other time management system I have found is designed by and for analytical, linear people, to be followed in an analytical and linear way. I am neither, and I have tried many of these systems, only to fail every time.
Finally I started to create a system more to my own style. PowerTime is a points based system that lets me choose not only my activities at any given time, but one that has built in rewards and encouragements to do the stuff that is hard to do, along with ways to give yourself an easy day and still get stuff done.
It is a system with many options for different personality types, a toolbox that lets you build your own, personalized system, based not only on your preferred methods of working, but customizable to different businesses, workplaces, and functions. It can be used to set goals for yourself, your work, your business, even for your home and your family. It also helps you set your own fun goals as rewards for accomplishing the work goals.
I am running a campaign on Indigogo.com to help me publish my PowerTime book and to let people try it for themselves. I will be starting in April, and I will publish the link to the campaign here as soon as I begin. I will also pledge to write at least 3 pages per day, and keep a diary of my entire campaign and how I used PowerTime to accomplish it, so you can see me walk my own talk throughout the campaign.
So please join me on this journey into a more Powerful Tomorrow!