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The TQ Lexicon of Success...

Become Concentrated — Eliminate Overcommitted!

Improve TQ Optimize Factor 9C...

"I say "No" to some things to have more time to concentrate on others."

One of your most effective time management skills is the ability to say "No." Courteously and judiciously, of course. You can't do it all, and do it all well. Having a specific use for your time -- at every point in time -- increases your motivation to say NO to "nonscheduled opportunities" or less valuable distractions. There's no such thing as unlimited resources. This is especially true of time. You can push your limits, but to be the most productive possible, know when enough is enough.

Remember, OPTIMIZE is the ninth color in the Time Prism Performance Spectrum because the truth is, you already have all the time there is.

You CAN achieve your greatest dreams and aspirations. Simply improve your TQ Optimize Color.

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TQ Factor 9C "Thin Line"...

Concentrated vs. Overcommitted is a choice — Your CHOICE!

There's a Thin Line between success and failure. Choose to take Factor 9C more often, and the following POSITIVE characteristics will automatically begin to accumulate and flow into to your performance—moving you TOWARDS the results you want and the success you desire.

Positives     Negatives

Choose to take this action infrequently, or not at all, and the opposing NEGATIVE traits will dominate your performance and sabotaging your success... moving you AWAY from achieving your goals and aspirations.

Think about it. How much more successful would you be if you were a little MORE Concentrated... and a little LESS Overcommitted?

TQ Factor 9C CONTRIBUTION to your performance...

A high commitment suggests you are someone who guards your limited time, and dedicates it to what you want to accomplish the most. With only 24 hours in a day, you know there isn't time to do it all. It's not that you don't want to. However, you've learned that you can't be at your best when you are pulled in too many directions at the same time. You know which of your roles are most important, so you keep your immediate and long-term goals for these roles in sight at all times. With these priorities in mind, you choose to give up some things -- as desirable as they may be -- to devote more time to what's most important to you.

TQ Factor 9C COST to your performance...

A lack of commitment suggests you are someone who is constantly on the run -- just trying to keep up. Your calendar is filled with a host of unrelated activities. You've never learned to say NO to new "opportunities" or requests from others. You do your best to juggle your commitments -- and frequently measure your success by just showing up -- even if you're not fully prepared. You know you could do better -- if ONLY you had more time. There is always something else you should be doing -- and the stress associated with trying to get everything done -- never seems to go away.

TQ Factor 9C BENEFIT: You have more power...

By focusing on fewer projects, you have more time to improve or complete the ones remaining. You accumulate performance positives like "Concentrated, Judicious and Focused" -- immediately moving you towards the results you expect.

FAIL to do TQ Factor 9C: Less Power...

When you're spread too thin, you can't give your best to anything. Negatives like "Overcommitted, Scattered and Ineffective" start to take their toll on your performance -- quickly moving you away from the success you want.

Is Optimize Factor 9C Causing You Problems?

If the answer is YES...

If you believe TQ Factor 9C is a major performance obstacle — one that is preventing you from realizing your dreams, goals and aspirations — then you need to improve it NOW.

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If the answer is NO, select another Optimize Factor from the list below...

The Full List of TQ Optimize Factors

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9A I value every precious minute in the day.
9B I make my minutes matter by eliminating time wasters whenever I find them.
9C I say "No" to some things to have more time to concentrate on others.
9D I simplify my day by eliminating anything that's no longer of interest or value to me.
9E I respect other people's time, and create systems which help them to respect mine.
9F I stay focused on my tasks by preventing unimportant interruptions.
9G I remove all distractions that divert me from my intended task.
9H I set aside preoccupations by scheduling them into a more appropriate time.
9I I look for ways to double my results by completing two things at the same time.
9J I periodically record my time and activities to review and improve the use of my time.

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