Time Management Coalinga CA

Lateness is time wasted and, despite the consequences, it's often a difficult habit to break. Battling it takes more than setting the clocks 10 minutes fast (that never works). Stop making up excuses and start managing your time with these helpful tips.

SBDC North San Diego County
(760) 795-8740
1823 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA
 
TriTech SBDC (High Tech/High Growth Specialty Center)
(949) 794-7229
2 Park Plaza Suite 100
Irvine, CA
 
Center for International Trade Development
(562) 938-5021
4900 E. Conant Street, Bldg O-2, Suite 108
Long Beach, CA
 
Long Beach City College SBDC
(562) 938-5115
4900 E. Conant Street, Building 2, Suite 108
Long Beach, CA
 
Northeastern California SBDC at Yuba Community College District
(530) 822-0140
1227 Bridge Street , Ste C
Yuba City, CA
 
Small Business Development & International Trade Center
(619) 482-6391
880 National City Blvd., Suite 103
National City, CA
 
Inland Empire SBDC, North SBDC (Satellite Office)
(760) 951-1592
1808 Albany Drive
Santa Rosa, CA
 
Inland Empire SBDC
(909) 781-2345
2990 Innsbruck Drive
Redding, CA
 
CVBI-SBDC
(559) 292-9033
1630 E. Shaw Avenue, Suite 163
Fresno, CA
 
Solano College SBDC
(707) 864-3382
360 Campus Lane, Suite 102
Fairfield, CA
 

Time Management

Chronic lateness is like an illness, beginning with a few symptoms that grow into a full-blown sickness. It starts with casual things, such as meeting friends for dinner 20 minutes late or going to a movie and missing the previews. Before you know it, you're sneaking in the back door of the conference room and apologizing to your staff. According to a 2006 survey by Proudfoot Consulting, American CEOs are late to eight out of every 10 meetings-resulting in $90 billion in lost productivity.

Lateness is time wasted and, despite the consequences, it's often a difficult habit to break. Battling it takes more than setting the clocks 10 minutes fast (that never works). Stop making up excuses and start managing your time with these helpful tips.

1. Don't plan to be exactly on time. Murphy's Law tells us everything that can go wrong will go wrong. So if you always plan to be 15 minutes early, you can run behind schedule with situations beyond your control (traffic, angry client, etc.) and still be on time.

2. Be realistic when estimating how much time certain tasks will take. Travel time is only one factor. Include everything in your calculations-from getting ready, sending that last e-mail and preparing any necessary documents to traffic delays, finding parking and walking to the actual destination. Also, if you're going to a place you've never been before, make sure to add another 10 to 15 minutes to give yourself time to find the location.

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