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Mind Management, Not Time Management by David Kadavy
Mind Management, Not Time Management by David Kadavy

Mind Management, Not Time Management by David Kadavy

Mnd Management Not Time Management by David Kadavy

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. —Robert Louis Stevenson

As busy people we have all manner of methods for managing our time. For some…of a certain age, we had day-planners. Expensive notebooks with annual inserts to keep track of our time and our daily tasks. In the past two decades we have seen the introduction of digital assistants, smartphones, and smart watches. All offering tools and resources for making better use of our time. For some, these tools are to increase free-time and for others, it increases productivity.

We have the gall to refer to unused time as “free” time. Do we call our unused money “free” money? No! Ironic, in a world where “time is money. ― David Kadavy,

In Mind Management, Not Time Management author David Kadavy offers insight into managing our thought processes and our approach to creativity. The premise that really stands out is that not all time is created equal. Kadavy explains that we often cite the concept that we all have the same 24 hours per day which can lead us to falsely assume that they are created equal and we can simply map out the hours to schedule all that we must do. However, Kadavy will walk readers through his research and show how some time is better for some tasks for some individuals compared to others. As a result, if we can structure our time to take advantage of these differences we may see exponential results. A simple example is how one person can benefit from and thrive on early morning exercise. However, if that exercise were to be scheduled at another time of day, its benefits would be reduced. 

If we are truly to get the most out of this life, we must take the time to understand how we function at our best and begin to allow that to be the basis of how we use our time.

Your edge as a human is not in doing something quickly. No matter how fast you move, a computer can move faster. Your edge as a human is in thinking the thoughts behind the doing. ― David Kadavy