The Yes/No Dictionary Part 11: Special Time

by Mike Clayton  - October 15, 2013


The Yes/No Book is filled with new and specific concepts in personal effectiveness and time management.� To make a valuable resource for readers, and to introduce non-readers to some of the core concepts of the book, I am preparing a dictionary.

It will be in 13 parts (Superstitious? I�m not) and will have around 50 entries.

Part 11: Special Time

There are some times in your week that are particularly well-suited to focused attention.


Special time (noun); times in your week that are particularly well-suited to focused attention. There are five types of special time.

Golden hour (noun); a special time during the day, when we are absolutely at our peak of energy and creativity, when work just flows easily.

Prime time (noun); the slots in the day when you know your energy will be high, which you set aside for important or difficult work or other activities

Creative time (noun); the times when you build the conditions they need for peak creativity. Choosing the right time and place for this is important. Let your thoughts wander and listen to your insights.

Focus time (noun); the gaps between activities � like the fifteen minutes before a meeting you�ve arrived early for � are moments of pure freedom. You have nothing you must do, so you can choose one thing and focus on it totally. These can be very productive moments or, equally, very relaxing.

The next bend (noun); an hour � or at least thirty minutes � set aside in your working week to take yourself off quietly to think about what is coming around the next bend. What are you and your colleagues missing when your heads are buried in the time critical priorities?


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