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Pomodoro Technique for Effective Time Management

I am sure all of us will be interested in getting some extra time each day. Pomodoro technique is a time management cum concentration improvement technique. As you will learn, it's a simple and easy technique with no sophistication associated with it. The Technique Pomodoro technique was developed by a software engineer named Francesco Cirillo. Essentially the technique is to do one thing at a time timed for 25 minutes and keeping away any distractions whatsoever. You pick up a task in hand, start a timer for 25 minutes and start doing it keeping away all other frills - be it persons or electronics. Distractions could mean anything from checking Facebook to humming your favorite song.
At the end of 25 minutes, you note down two things -- whether you were able to finish off what you started with and distractions you encountered, if any. It's important to keep a tap of any distractions you encounter during the 25 minutes. Once the designated 25 minutes is over, you either have …

Book Summary: Time Power by Brian Tracy

Brian starts the book with usual motivational stuff to attract to the book and time management in general. He talks about the 3 myths or barriers to time management everyone may face:

It affects the naturalness and spontaneity (You will lead a mechanical life!)Negative Mental Programming (I am like this by birth :) )Self Limiting Beliefs (I don't have the ability!)
Brian continues the book by explaining some of the techniques you can use to be more effective and improve your performance like:

1. Use positive self talk. He stresses how having reiterative positive self-talk can have an impact
2. Visualize yourself as highly efficient. He proposes to keep high visualizations of success - be it posters, mental visualizations or positive self-talks.
3. Act the part. Start doing as if you have reached the goal. For example, if you were aiming to be a manager; start thinking and opining like a business manager.
4. Benchmark against the best. Have a role model
5. Become a Teacher
6. Be a r…