Time management tips [this tip rules them all]

The mother of all time management tips

Time Management Tips by Jane FranklandGot time? Bah! No one has enough of it. Right?

We’re all too busy.

So when it comes to getting productive with our days, and getting stuff done (let alone epic shit done) we all struggle.

And, whilst there are a million time management tips for you to access over the Internet, plus a tonne of time management books to read, and course after course, and system after system for you to join and implement, there’s really only one time management tip that you need to pay attention to.  And, this one simply rules them all.

Now I learnt this tip from my daughter and that’s why in today’s Jane Frankland TV you’re going to learn the ‘mother of all time management tips’  from her. She’s only 11 years old but is extremely wise.  As she gave it to me,  she begged me to allow her to do this for you! 😉

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So doing one thing at a time is a good rule to adopt if you want to get more done in your day AND be happier. Now I know from experience that women struggle with this more than men do and I’m not going to get into a debate about that in this week’s post. However, I’m going to give you some research to prove the effectiveness of applying it (for both men and women)!

To elaborate, research conducted by Dr Glenn Wilson, a psychiatrist at King’s College London University monitored the impact of multitasking on workers’ performances. The results showed that when test participants were interrupted by lots of emails and phone calls whilst trying to work on other things, their IQ dropped by 10 points. Alarmingly, this equals the effect of missing a whole night’s sleep and more than doubles that of smoking marijuana!


If you’re interested you can read more about it here, and whether women are better at multi-tasking than men.

Anyway, if you’re struggling to get things done, remember this mother of all time management tips. If you want, you can do as I do and remind yourself of it every day. I have it as a voice memo on my iPhone and I find by listening to it once a day it keeps me focused.

[box]”Work while you work, and play while you play. That is the way to be happy each day” – Jane Frankland TWEET THIS[/box]

Here’s the full poem:

“Work while you work; play while you play. That is the way to be cheerful all day.

All that you do, do with your might. Things done by halves are never done right.

One thing each time and that done well, is a very good rule as many can tell.

Moments are useless trifled away; so work while you work and play while you play.” ~M.A. Stodart

Now I want to hear from you…

Tell me your time management tips. Which one is your favourite?  Share your stories and experience here and if you’ve got a question, just pop it down here.

Thanks for participating!

With love and gratitude – as always,


Finally, if you know someone who’d LOVE the insight from this post, please send them a link. You’ll find solo entrepreneurs, consultants and yes, even sales and marketing managers who manage people who’ll be interested to hear about this.

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If you want to learn more about how to get more client, sell without selling plus more time management tips,  then my brand new program, The Daily Wins is launching this month, 18th October. Get on the list if you want in on the action.


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Jane Frankland is a successful cyber security entrepreneur, consultant and speaker who has had a diverse career encompassing art and design; business development; and operations. Having held directorships and senior executive positions within her own companies and at several large PLCs, she now provides agile, forward thinking organisations with strategic business development solutions. Right now she is writing a book on gender diversity in cyber security and is focused on increasing the numbers of women in the profession.

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