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Turn 7 minutes into 37, for your kids!
April 05, 2011

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Time Management Tip

Turn 7 minutes a week into 37, for your kids.

Some friends of mine were talking about Parenting Expert and well-known author, Stephen Biddulph on "Raising Boys". As I have a 13 year old son, I was interested to hear what Stephen had to say. The key point that I picked up on was that boys from the age of 6 -14 really need time with their dad.

The age of 6 - 14 is the most influential period in their lives for bonding with Dad. The type of time boys need can't be thrown into a once a week or month block or some exotic holiday once a year. Kids need to spend time with their Dads on a regular basis.

It seems today that, in the chase for the career success our relationships are breaking down. People are totally dominated by their work and have little energy to invest in themselves and their families.

Brian Tracy tells us in the Psychology of Achievement that the average quality time a father spends with their teenage child is 7 minutes a week!

Planning Personal Time.

It's very interesting to note that every client I have coached male or female, whether they are the business owner, director, or front line team member, they all have the same common goal... they want more time for their personal life.

So, how do you get more time with your kids?

Here are three great time managements tips to help you.

Learn to say 'no', get clear on what's important to you and use your time management system every day.

That's right. Everyone tells you how busy and how little time they have, yet most people do not learn the skills that will have a dramatic impact on their work and personal lives.

You have to plan time to get things done. Do you want to spend more time with your family? Do you know how to plan for it? How much time do you spend working?

How much time do you invest in yourself to learn how to be more effective? Are you hoping that one day, work will ease off and then you can spend more time with your family? Do you think that you'll (hopefully) stumble on the secrets to getting more time back in your life?

For those of you who have managed to maintain a good balance in your life, congratulations. No doubt you are happier, healthier and more fulfilled. For the rest of you who are partly happy, sort-of healthy and partly fulfilled, then you need to take action if you are serious about wanting to make changes.

Have the time of your life this week.

Michael

Michael Erwin http://www.time-management-central.net

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