Time Management

Guest Post

When the Rawson Verco Need team suggested that The Training Guru writes an article about “Time Management” we have to admit that we got a little worried! We do not want to oversimplify a really tough subject for many of us. If you are like many people we know, and ourselves, when Time Management skills are not being utilised, it hurts. It hurts our family, our health, and the people who work with us. In the spirit of wanting you to feel less pain you may decide to try again and make some good changes here.


Each of us who lives for the entire day, today has 1440 minutes to spend. No more no less.

There are plenty of tips we can give you to use your time better, but here are the two most important… you “gotta get the will and the skill” to have a positive impact here. It takes tenacity and understanding with the knowledge the rest of the world is out there trying to destroy any plans you have here. The ad on TV for the latest reality TV show looks so inviting, yet will this fill your life with what you really need in that hour?

Time Management requires you to be vigilant. So please:

  1. Get passionate about what you are using your time for. (the will)
  2. Have great filters which allow you to decide what you use your time for. (the skills)

You will need a reminder from time to time to do this and there might be one coming tomorrow or next week. That reminder usually comes along as a very unwelcome “slap” in our lives which motivates us to redouble our efforts. A week when we have not read a book, called a friend, spent time in a much-loved garden, or our to-do-list at work has got longer and less interesting, might not catch your attention. You may only notice that you feel less happy or fulfilled and this happens so gradually that you barely notice. The “slaps” we get hurt. They come from unexpected places. They come from losing something important to us because we wasted time on the wrong things.

The Training Guru can guide you to do this better. It will involve us having honest conversations, finding out what you personally need, and you committed to making changes which only you can know if you are really sticking to. It will be approaching your attitude as well as using smart tools that can help. It always needs to be both.

With only one or the other, it is simply trying to row a boat with one oar… we just go around in pointless circles.

Kathleen and Peter Arbery
The Training Guru