“Johnny, don’t you touch that. If you break it the manager will come and get you.” I’ll confess, I’ve used that technique on my three year olds just like you have. Maybe that image of managers, as people who cast nets over three year olds and haul them off to a secret room in the back of the store, is where we get the idea that managing is something above us common folks.
The truth is we’re all managers. Maybe not of great factories or retail stores, but we all manage our time. Many of the same principles that apply to workplace management also apply to personal time management. Setting goals and deadlines, keeping several projects moving forward at once, and learning how to network with others to get things done, are all part of good personal time management.
That’s why even if you aren’t a manager by trade, reading a good book on management, especially from a Christian perspective, can give you insightful ideas for redeeming your time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.