If you’re looking for a place to find some of the best time-based productivity ideas in the world, then you are in the right place. Don’t be misled, however. We aren’t the source of many of the research that we highlight, but we do specialize in searching for and finding fresh ideas, wherever they may come from.
Here at 2Time Labs, where I’m the founder, we tinker with them out in the open – telling you where they can be found and what you can do with them to improve your productivity, or that of your company.
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”: Therefore, this isn’t one of those sites that throws out tips, tricks and shortcuts to perform magic like like “save you 3 hours a day, guaranteed.” Time-based productivity skills are difficult to improve, although there are lots of people out there who are selling instant solutions that are superficial, and just don’t work for more than a few days.
So, instead of spending a bunch of time marketing and selling, here at 2Time Labs we spend our time in the lab… trying to figure out what really works below superficial, glossy answers. It’s a longer, slower process than many would like to see (our SEO sucks) but it’s the only way to arrive at long-lasting solutions that make a profound difference.
But I’m guessing that if you have read this far that you already know a thing or two about time management, and you know there’s a lot of snake-oil on sale out there.
The good news is you aren’t alone. There are a number of others who have tired of copying other people’s habit patterns, even if they happen to well-established gurus. We are all looking past the promises of one-size-fits-all solutions and instant formulae. We yearn for a new challenge that will help us to keep growing. We need new knowledge.
It’s what got me writing in the first place. 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 here 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 to some of the best resources available at the time. They only left me frustrated, because I could NOT find the assistance I needed to craft a custom time management system: something suited for my particular lifestyle, needs 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 had decided that they 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 system of my own.
I whined and complained for a long time – too long – and then I started writing just to get things off my chest.
Now, several years later, I have written a book, plus over 500 posts and articles, led live and online training programs, and spoken at a number of international conferences. What I have most enjoyed 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 packed full of truth and common sense
- 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.
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 am I?
The content here at 2Time Labs is mostly produced by me, Francis Wade, in collaboration with a number of colleagues around the world. I’m a Jamaican-American who has lived in both the US and the Caribbean for 20+ years apiece, and the President of Framework Consulting. 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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