The 5 Choices

The 5 Choices

The Path to Extraordinary Productivity

Book - 2015
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The time management experts at FranklinCovey share their five critical techniques for avoiding distractions and paying focused attention to our most important goals and tasks in our daily lives.

Every day brings us a crushing wave of demands: a barrage of texts, emails, interruptions, meetings, phone calls, tweets, blogs-not to mention the high-pressure demands of our jobs-that can be overwhelming and exhausting. The sheer number of distractions can threaten our ability to think clearly, make good decisions, and accomplish what matters most, leaving us worn out and unfulfilled.

Now FranklinCovey offers powerful insights drawn from the latest neuroscience and decades of experience and research in the time-management field to help you master your attention and energy management through five fundamental choices that will increase your ability to achieve what matters most to you. The 5 Choices is time management redefined for the twenty-first century: it increases the productivity of individuals, teams, and organizations and empowers you to make more selective, high-impact choices about where to invest your valuable time, attention, and energy.

The 5 Choices are:
1. Act on the Important, Don't React to the Urgent
2. Go for Extraordinary, Don't Settle for Ordinary
3. Schedule the Big Rocks, Don't Sort Gravel
4. Rule Your Technology, Don't Let It Rule You
5. Fuel Your Fire, Don't Burn Out

The 5 Choices will not only increase your productivity, it will also provide a renewed sense of engagement and accomplishment. You will quickly find yourself moving beyond thinking, "I was so busy today, what did I actually accomplish?" to feeling confident, energized, and extraordinarily productive.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476711713
Characteristics: vii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Five choices
Call Number: 650.11 KOG


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May 26, 2015

Great time management book!

The world has gotten more intense since the Day-Timer prototype first came out in 1952, but Franklin Covey’s Time Matrix teaches us how to navigate life’s busyness by minimizing distractions and wasteful activities in favor of acting on more important ones.

Page 41 warns us of Q2 enemies and encourages us to pause-clarify-decide on priorities and limiting our roles to 5-7 in our Life Wheel. Then evaluating those roles using a spidergram, we can see which areas of our life are underperforming, ordinary, and extraordinary and how to bring all the areas to a maximum level.

Choice 4 offers easy practical tips to winning the battle over emails. (Can you believe the average daily inbox is >120?)

The last chapters addresses the power of movement, eating correct brain fuels, sleep hygiene, relaxation and recovery, and connecting with those important to us.

I can’t wait to put this system on my daily wall and teach my children the insights that will help them to win over the potentially stressful years to come.

Read this book and set up your SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, & Time-bound) goals today!


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