Recently, I published an article for the Jamaica Gleaner introducing a new concept – Temporal Intelligence Quotient.
This is a debate I don’t particularly want to get involved in!
There are some strong feelings on both sides of the issue that are examined in more depth than I have ever seen by Lifehacker in their article: How to Schedule Sex and Still Enjoy It.
Kourosh Dini recently shared his thoughts on the concept of time blocking: On Time Blocking.
He makes a very good point – the technique is not for the beginner, for that would be like asking someone to lift heavy weights on their first visit to the gym.
That’s a great analogy!
One of the motivating ideas behind the work at Schedule U is that we are all trying to rid ourselves of certain mistakes which I call “errors-in-execution.” Here is a sample of the kinds of things we tell ourselves when they occur.
You use this list in A Course in Scheduling to help determine whether or not you need to perform an upgrade to your current skills.
My 2016 article outlined an ongoing intellectual disagreement between advocates of two very different behaviors – Listing and Scheduling. Spoiler alert: both camps represent skills that have a place in the average person’s development.
It’s a long article, but it provides an important backdrop to the work of Schedule U.