On a recent episode of Business Innovators Radio with Stewart Andrew Alexander, Dr. Deborah “Dr. DJ” Johnson-Blake, Amazon Bestselling Author of the “52 Time Management H.A.C.K.S.: Helpful Actions To Conquer And Kick Time Setbacks” book, discussed the topic of managing time.
According to Dr. DJ, when it comes to the topic of time management many people think that it is just a trend that gains momentum at the beginning of a New Year.
Dr. DJ adds, “I would say yes and no. No, I don’t believe time management is a trend because most people are lifelong learners and are always looking for opportunities and strategies to improve their lives, especially when it involves managing their time. In earlier times, people used to use the stars, the planet’s movement, the sun’s shadow, and the moon to measure time and stay on track. However, today, we have calendars, clocks, and other technologies to enhance the time management experience. Even though becoming a more effective time and path manager often starts at the New Year, it’s those technologies that create the trends while time management itself is a way of life”.
When asked to share some of the first steps people should take to gain control of their time, become more efficient, and create a more productive lifestyle, Dr. DJ answered, “One of the first steps to becoming more efficient and productive is to develop new habits and change the old ones. However, to do so, I suggest developing a time management plan, which involves a four-step process that includes, developing a time audit, prioritizing tasks, creating a time schedule, and using a to-do list.”
“Firstly, to develop a time audit, one must manually track and audit time by writing the start and end times for each daily task. This type of assessment will reveal how long it takes to complete tasks. Secondly, assess tasks, and put a star next to everything that’s mission-critical, time-sensitive, and important. Those will be the main priority, and other tasks on the list can be delegated. Next, design a schedule that avoids overbooking and schedule downtime throughout the day, This will help minimize burnout and increase productivity. Use the 5, 10, 50 rule to plan for downtime and rest. Spend five minutes planning, 50 minutes working, and 10 minutes taking a break and repeating. And last, prioritize to-do lists.”
During the interview Dr. DJ shared how she likes to under-promise and over-deliver, explaining, “One of the ways to do this is to set a reminder. For instance, if there is a project due in 30 days, set reminders for four weeks, three weeks, two weeks, one week, and then drill down to hours and days to ensure that deadlines are met. However, in a scenario like this, the ultimate goal is to deliver the project in 20 to 25 days. And by doing so one earns a reputation of dependability and professionalism.”
Dr. Deborah “Dr. DJ” Johnson-Blake is the CEO of The Writing Pad, LLC, a writing, editing, and consulting firm focusing on proofreading, editing, and customized writing. She is an award-winning assistant professor, a subject matter expert with expertise in servant leadership and management, and dissertation chair.
The interview concluded with “Dr. DJ” saying “I recently published a journal/planner entitled, Being the Best You: Intentional Journaling and Planning to Take Back Your Time, which is available on my website and Amazon.com. This brand falls under my company, The Writing Pad, LLC where our main services include redesigning bios and resumes, training and developing, and consulting. Also, I was selected as the American Businesswoman of the Year for the American Business Women’s Association, which is a national recognition that I am proud and honored to have received.”
To listen to the full interview on Business Innovators Radio, visit https://bit.ly/drdjinterview.
To learn more about Deborah “Dr. DJ” Johnson-Blake, please visit https://deborahjohnsonblake.com.
Certified Financial Planner, Speaker, And Daily Money Manager Teri Rogowski Hits Four Amazon Best Seller Lists with “Peace of Mind for Money Matter$”
“Peace of Mind for Money Matter$” by Teri Rogowski made an impressive entrance on the day of release, landing top spots on Amazon’s Best Seller Lists in the categories of personal budgeting and personal financial management on May 18, 2021.
Certified Financial Planner™, speaker, and daily money manager Teri Rogowski‘s recent release, Peace of Mind for Money Matter$ hit four Amazon best seller lists on May 18, 2021, earning top placement in multiple personal finance categories. The book also garnered number one placement on four new release lists at its debut.
The insights and information in this book are based on true life experiences. Filled with practical, easy-to-understand, actionable steps to understanding personal finance, the book demystifies financial terminology about insurance, banking, and borrowing. It removes the confusion and overwhelm and helps readers create order to what can be money matter chaos.
Due to illness, divorce or other unexpected life events, the responsibility of paying bills and monitoring finances often falls upon a spouse or younger generation. For anyone suddenly been thrust into the role of financial caretaker for a loved one and feeling unprepared to manage these new responsibilities, this book is an essential guide for understanding and navigating this new journey.
Data from the Pew Research Center shows that twelve percent of parents are part of the “sandwich generation.” Many in this generation (typically people in their thirties or forties, responsible for bringing up their own children and for the care of their aging parents) do not live in close proximity and have extraordinary demands of work and childcare. The content of Peace of Mind for Money Matter$ is a must read for members of the sandwich generation, caregivers, those facing a life transition, or seeking a guide for understanding how personal finance works.
In response to the success of the book at its release, Rogowski shared, “I am thrilled to provide this resource to the public. So many people are confused and experience both anxiety and stress tied to managing basic financial matters. Early readers have shared that the information was presented in a way which made it easy to understand and instilled confidence in tackling financial tasks, both for themselves and those who depend on them for help in this area.”
The book is available in both paperback and Kindle on Amazon.
About the Author
Teri Rogowski found her true passion later in life, after spending a quarter of a century providing financial guidance to the clients of a national firm. Determined to create a personalized service especially for women, she founded Day2day Personal Financial, LLC. Since 2017, she has been providing a customized approach designed to help her clients with their daily money management needs. She is part educator, part research pro, part taskmaster, part numbers cruncher and part cheerleader.
To learn more about Teri and her services, visit Day2Day Personal Financial.
Britt Bolnick, Business Mentor and Author, Hits Eight Amazon Best Seller Lists with “The Magick of Bending Time in Your Sacred Business”
“The Magick of Bending Time in Your Sacred Business” by Britt Bolnick made an impressive entrance on the day of release, appearing on eight Amazon Best Seller lists and landing in the number one spot in multiple categories on May 13, 2021.
Britt Bolnick‘s recent release, The Magick of Bending Time in Your Sacred Business Time Management for Freedom-Seeking Entrepreneurial Women and Organizational Skeptics hit eight Amazon best seller lists on May 13, 2021, climbing all the way to number one in Women and business, Time management, and Business mentoring and coaching. The book also appeared on six new release lists and has a strong ranking on Amazon in Canada and the UK.
Time is the most precious resource for anyone who wants to do the work they love. This book is a powerful guide for discovering how to put yourself and your passions front and center when there’s so much to do and the day is spent on other people’s priorities. For women doing work they love (or longing to do that), this book holds keys for creating a schedule that finally reflects what you truly want to be doing with your life and allows you to build your empire without fear of what it will cost you.
In response to the success of the book on launch day, Bolnick shared, “I’m thrilled to get this book into the hands of as many women as possible, the world over. Too many of us shrink ourselves and our potential success and impact because of a fear of what it will cost us, and this book is a clear path and plan to move from fear to empowerment around your time, your wealth, and your work.”
With the recent challenge of COVID, balancing work and family as well as impending return to the workplace for many women post-COVID, understanding how to balance the work we love, the people we care about, and our own self-care without compromise or sacrifice is more important than ever. Now, even more so than before COVID, the subject matter of The Magick of Bending Time in Your Sacred Business is a hot topic and a must read for women regardless of profession or phase of life.
The book is available in both paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon.
About the Author
Britt is owner and founder of In Arms Coaching, the cofounder of Pittie Posse Rescue, and the creatrix of Sacred Structure and the Bending Time tools, which she has polished and perfected over 15 years of using them to raise a child as a solo-parent while building a thriving business, a bad-ass pit bull rescue, and caring for a marauding bunch of derpy pit bulls and humorless chickens at home.
To learn more about Britt Bolnick, visit In Arms Coaching.