26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I Had Known When I Was 20

26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I Had Known When I Was 20

Most people learn time management the hard way, by trial and error, working late nights to meet deadlines.

[related title=”ENTER NOW!” tag=”techedcomp” items=”1″] Etienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, distilled the lessons he wishes he’d known when he was starting into a presentation posted to SlideShare. With his permission we’re posting it here.

Originally published on Business Insider Australia


  • Every single one of these is a meaningless platitude.
    Useless feel-good things that don’t actually help your work at all becuse most people have a real job that requires a large amount of demand and persistence in a routine; not garbage like “I wish I had spent more time having fun”

    • Its not all meaningless platitudes. I agree there are a few in there (spend more time having fun) – but there is some real useful stuff there. Multitasking never works, set yourself deadlines, break big tasks into small chunks, write down all your random thoughts. They are all useful.

      Course, they are also part of getting things done – go figure.

  • Most of this does not relate to “regular” jobs. If you have a 9-5 job in, say, a call centre. You can’t just work a few hours then go home with the intent of working more the next day. It just doesn’t happen.

    These apply to self-employed people, creative professions and consultants.

    Good luck making most of these happen with a regular office job

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