Monday, February 10, 2014

No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs

Dan S. Kennedy's No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs, Second Edition, was brand new at the library last week.  I saw it and thought it sounded interesting.  So I took it out and started reading.

As the title suggests, Kennedy offers a lot of useful tips for entrepreneurs to manage their time wisely.  Many of his ideas may seem radical and counter-intuitive in ways, such as advocating that you set your own rules for other people to respect - if they refuse, then you may not want to do business with them.  Likewise, you should eliminate people he dubs "Time Vampires" from your life.  At the beginning of the book, Kennedy says that you might not want to use all of his methods, and that is fine as it is your life.  But his methods have worked for him and the countless other people who have used them, so it's probably worth a shot to try them.

That being said, I very quickly found I didn't like Kennedy's writing style.  I don't know how many times he would tell you to check out the discussion from one of his other books rather than actually discussing whatever point he's making.  He also constantly advocated for services and methods from his friends and clients.  All of this made me feel like he was constantly trying to sell me something; I really resented it.

So all in all, I thought this book was okay for the time management tips, but I disliked it because of the writing.  If you're an entrepreneur who is looking for help getting to the next level, you'll probably find this book rather helpful.  But I'm sure there are other books on time management out there that aren't trying to sell you things as you read.  Unfortunately I cannot recommend anything because this is the first such book that I've read.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

According to me, goal setting guidelines for time management are the necessary criteria for our subconscious mind to accept our goals and start working for the same. At present situation, time tracking system plays a major role in planning and organizing our time and tasks.

Choosing a system that fits the way we like to manage our time, work and that will be easy to use. My choice is Replicon, a cloud-based application which is integrated with quickbooks - The good part I found is it records the time and it has options like invoicing and billing.