Life Management Skills Are Essential

Step 10
Make Time To Live Your Best Life!

Life management skills are essential for realizing your highest potential and living your best life. Leaders who maintain a healthy balance between work and home do so on purpose. They have learned to manage their life, so their life doesn't manage them. 

Finding the right life management tools are important to leaders who are seeking to leverage their time and maximize results in all key areas of life.

life management skills

Unfortunately, time is in limited supply. Once a minute or an hour passes, you can never regain those precious moments.

Time cannot be recycled – it can only be leveraged or lost. So, wise leaders are sure to make the most of every day in order to experience life to the fullest!

It’s a simple fact that in this age of multi-tasking, dual career/daycare Mom’s and Dad’s – the scarcest commodity of all, is TIME.

”Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that’s the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Fortunately, we live in an age when time management tools are not only in great demand, but also in great supply. However, some tools are more effective then others and we'd like to introduce you to our top two recommendations for effective life management. We'll get to those in a moment, but first take a moment to think about why this is so important. 

If it's not clear to you why using a life management system is so important,  ask yourself a few key questions:

  • Do you feel as if you are always putting out fires, and working in crisis mode?
  • Do you feel like a lot of your time is wasted due to activities outside your own control?
  • Do you spend too much time on tasks that have little or no relevance to your top priorities – yet these tasks demand your immediate and full attention?
  • Do you acknowledge you spend too much time on busy work such as watching TV, surfing the Internet, reviewing e-mail, organizing your desk, or completing small tasks before addressing the major issues in your life?
  • Are you constantly caring for others and not yourself?

"Because we don’t know what is really important to us, everything seems important. Because everything seems important, we have to do everything. Other people, unfortunately, see us as doing everything, so they expect us to do everything. Doing everything keeps us so busy, we don’t have time to think about what is really important to us.

- Unknown

With busy schedules and high demands, you are certain to find value in developing effective like management skills. In fact, we believe this is so important we strongly encourage our readers to replace the term "time management" with "life management" because it's not about managing your time, it's about managing your life. 

With busier schedules and higher demands on your time, you will benefit greatly by adopting system that keeps you focused on what's most important to you.  

Most people live their life not fully realizing how limited their time on Earth will be. They go through life saying they will "someday" do that thing they've always wanted to do. They say that "someday" when they are out of debt; "someday" when the kids are out of the house; "someday" when they retire - it's always "someday" when it could just as easily be a specific date and time because they've planned accordingly to make it happen. You don't want to regret that you didn't spend the time now to do the things you dream about doing. Don't be a "somedayer".  You don't want to be one of those people!  Rather, you want to experience life to the fullest, right?

The good news is that we are fortunate to live in an age when tools for building life management skills are in great supply.  

In the section below there are two specific programs we encourage you to consider in your quest to take control of your time, and your life. 

"It is only when we truly understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only day we had left."

- Anonymous

Life Management Skills Tools & Resources

CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve completed the Ten Steps to Leadership Development series. We hope you have found this series helpful. Now that you are aware of so many quality tools available for self-help and leadership development, we encourage you to begin your personal journey today.

Don’t allow yourself to needlessly suffer from what we call “permanent potential”. Life is just too short not to live it to the fullest.

Please check in with us from time to time and let us know how it’s going for you. We love to hear direct feedback from our readers. Best of luck to you as you press onward in your leadership development journey!

As we end this series we'd like to call out two high-impact programs that will help you to develop strong and meaningful life management skills. Both options are more expensive that most of the products we recommend, but both are well worth your time and investment. 

extraordinary productivity

Franklin Covey - Extraordinary Productivity

It’s not about getting everything done, it’s about getting the right things done without burning out.

Time management alone isn’t enough - you need life management skills and a system that works! You must achieve decision management, attention management, and energy management to accomplish your goals in business and in your personal life.

The 5 Choices of Extraordinary Productivity provides new, exciting, and above all, practical insights that can help you cope with your overwhelming workload and realize your full potential, in and out of work.


time of your life

Tony Robbins - The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life is a 10-day program designed to help you build your life management skills and create more time for what truly matters to you.

Using the scientifically-proven Rapid Planning Method (RPM), you will learn the strategies Tony uses to manage dozens of businesses, his personal relationships and his strenuous schedule on the road.

The strategies taught in this program will free you from endless to-do lists and instead put your focus on purposeful action that drives real, consistent results.  (I highly recommend! - Richard Gorham)

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