Managing Time Effectively Mindmap

My 7 Habits Weekly Planner continues to be one of the most popular posts on slightly insightful, despite have been posted over a year ago.

As a follow up, I wanted to do something relating to Covey’s time management matrix as found in First Thing’s First.

In my research I stumbled across an excellent mindmap of the subject by Chance Brown. Conceptually, it’s spot on, but I wanted a cleaner version for myself.

Here’s what I came up with.

Managing Your Time Effectively (MindMap)
Click on image to view and/or download the full size version.

The quadrant is a fantastic tool for evaluating your daily activities and determining whether you’re making the best use of your time.

If you want to know more, ask Santa to slip a copy of First Thing’s First into your stocking

… but only if you’ve been nice this year.

In closing, I leave you with a question from Dr. Covey, himself.

“What one thing could you do in your personal and professional life that, if you did on a regular basis, would make a tremendous positive difference in your life?”

I’d love to read your answer’s in the comments below.


4 thoughts on “Managing Time Effectively Mindmap

  1. elvalentino

    For me I guess my answer would be to be more independent, financially independent, location independent – many things independent.

    I like your mind map. It’s very simple, I took notes from his product and realized the most effective notes are simple ones to the point. Great post, do you have any other works like mind maps you’ve created?

    1. Ammon Post author

      I’m glad you liked the mindmap and post! I’ve got another post coming in the near future which goes into the Time Management Matrix in further detail.

  2. dinkerson

    I printed this out for further use. For a second, I thought that you had placed “dressing problems” under Important, Urgent. That’s something I would’ve done!
    If I could make a habit of waiting to check all the funny YouTube links until after I’m off work, that would certainly help; however, they don’t seem as pressing then.

    1. Ammon Post author

      I’ve got a a copy posted in my office as well.

      Watch out with those YouTube videos at work! Spending too much time in a quadrant four activity like that is an indication that most of your time is spent in quadrant one. Hmmm . . . I think I smell another blog post brewing . . .

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