If you’re looking for the best of the newest time management ideas in the world, then you are in the right place. I specialize in helping time-savvy professionals improve the way they manage themselves and their time so that they have peace of mind now, and for the rest of their careers.
I set up 2Time Labs to help me accomplish this goal, and our mission is to make time management improvements easy for people, everywhere, forever. You’ll find that it takes a lot of hard work to make things “easy” and this isn’t one of those sites that throws out tired tips or trivial shortcuts to “save 3 hours a day, guaranteed.” Time Management is a difficult skill to improve, although there are lots of people out there who are selling instant solutions that are superficial, and just don’t work.
Here at 2Time Labs we spend our time in the lab… trying to figure out what really works and separating it from what doesn’t. It’s a longer, slower process than many want but it’s the only way to arrive at long-lasting solutions that make a profound difference.
I imagine that you have come here for any number of reasons, and that you have some interest in going past the stuff you have already learned and tried in books, websites, seminars and videos.
You might be curious, as I often am, to see if there’s truly something different at the 2Time Labs, and that it’s not just more of the old cliches and platitudes.
Perhaps you heard or read something about this work, and you want to kick the tires to see if really makes sense, or if I’m just another person trying to make a fast buck.
I know some people come here because they find themselves at a plateau, and haven’t made any progress in some time in becoming a more productive professional. What you’re doing today might even be working fine, but you are rightly concerned about tomorrow.
Or, maybe, you are in some distress, and urgently want to free yourself from feelings of overwhelm, so that you can get to the end of the day feeling like you accomplished something useful. You may have a ton of email, some extra pounds, missed appointments or action items that have fallen through the cracks, and you’re watching other people around you progress at a faster rate, and feel as if you are being left behind.
I sincerely hope you’re not visiting because your family has demanded a change, only because it’s an awful spot to be in, especially when you don’t know what to do next.
The good news is you aren’t alone. Most of us find ourselves in these spots at one point in our lives or another. In fact, that’s what got me writing about time management back in 2006…
I needed a solution — something that would work for me, in the new life I created when I moved to Jamaica from Florida. Life in Jamaica was hectic, chaotic and unreliable when compared to the everyday sameness of Fort Lauderdale. But I couldn’t find the help I needed, even after a long search that took me into some of the best resources available at the time. They only left me frustrated, because what I could NOT find was the assistance I needed to craft a custom time management system, suited for my lifestyle and circumstances.
Mind you, there were lots of people selling Time Management 1.0 solutions: rigid sets of detailed practices that worked fine for an author or trainer who decided that it should work for everyone… if only they could follow the detailed regimen. But none of these regimens worked for me, and no-one was willing to show me how to come up with a customized system of my own.
I whined and complained, and then started writing just to get things off my chest.
Now, a few years later, I have written over 500 posts and articles, led live and online training programs, and been called an “expert” by a few. What I have enjoyed the most are the discoveries I have made, and how quickly they continue to come because I am not alone in wanting to share the best ideas so that we can all find easier and better ways to improve. In my mind, that goes for all of us who work for a living, including farmers in Ghana, programmers in India, technicians in Indonesia and nurses in Mexico City.
Their way will not look exactly like my way, but that’s the point of Time Management 2.0: we need to find our own habits, practices and rituals for managing ourselves and our time. To pull it off, we need some common principles that:
- make logical sense to us
- are full of truth
- work in practice, not just in the lab
The reason this site exists is to conduct a public discussion about these principles that illuminates them for all of us. Here you’ll find:
- an open discussion with lots of opportunities to engage with others of like mind.
- a growing collection of audio and video recordings on the latest thinking in time management. (I don’t go into other areas of personal productivity.)
- fresh ideas sourced from all sorts of places, in different media, on the inescapable fundamentals of time management that must be followed in order to productive.
The 2Time Labs Mission and Goals
To make time management improvements easy for people everywhere, forever.
- To offer the very best on-line time management training made possible by the latest technology.
- To enable coaches and trainers anywhere in the world to use Time Management 2.0 principles in their work with clients
- To give every working professional the idea that they can upgrade the way they manage their time whenever they want, regardless of changes in work, personal life or technology.
- To develop the 2Time Labs website be the best single source for time management research, ideas and breakthrough thinking gleaned from all corners of the world.
- To find and work with the best minds in time management, and have fun coming up with new stuff!
Who is Francis Wade?
The content here at 2Time Labs is produced by me, Francis Wade. I’m a Jamaican-American who has lived in both countries for 20+ years apiece, and the President of Framework Consulting, a firm that focuses on solving the most difficult people problems for Caribbean companies – a mission that got me inspired to solve some of the riddles around time management for all professionals across the world. We have a presence in both South Florida and Jamaica.
If you’d like to learn more about me, and my journey through the Jamaican school system, Cornell University, AT&T Bell Laboratories and Hollywood, Florida, I have written a longer time management biography (in all of 4 pages) that explains the unusual path I took to arrive at this point.
If you want to start learning how to upgrade your time management system without wading through 500 posts, check out my online (MyTimeDesign) or public (NewHabits) programs by clicking on the icons below. If they aren’t open at the moment for enrollment, simply add your name to the early notification lists.
To reach me in private go to my contact page: www.ReplytoFrancis.info or you can follow my time management tweets on Twitter, using @fwade. I am available for public speaking events, and also for private coaching and consultation.
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