5 Minute Mentoring: The Time Management Matrix

Steven Covey's tool to sort out your to-do list

When was the last time you felt like you had ENOUGH time?  I’m guessing it was on the 12th of Never.

Time management is one of the toughest things about being a pastor.  Demands on your time are never-ending, and time-wasters abound.

Have you ever:

  • Fielded phone calls that took you off on a wild-goose chase?
  • Lived most of a month in “crisis mode?”
  • Found yourself mired in work that doesnt’ contribute to your goals?
  • Suddenly realized you wasted more time than you should have on other people’s priorities?

Few things are more frustrating than getting to the end of a week, and feeling like “I’ve been busy, but I didn’t get the most important things done.”

Today’s video gives a helpful tool from Steven Covey’s book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.  It’s a time management matrix that helps you sort out the volume of roles & tasks, to help identify which ones help you live with more intentionality and less stress.  (My spell check is telling me “intentionality” is not a word.  But if it’s not, it should be.  I think you know what I mean.)

Check out the video below:

#2 – 5 Minute Mentoring – Time Management Matrix from Darrell Stetler II on Vimeo.

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