Don’t Think Time Management is Important? Guess Again

Do you constantly struggle to get through your to-do list? Does balancing work, family, and your hobbies seem impossible sometimes? Well, it sounds like you could use a newfound appreciation for time management.

Vein Clinics of America, Corporate Controller, Dave Hebeda, is an expert on time management and an excellent example of how proper time management can lead to a successful and fulfilling life. Through prioritizing time-management techniques in his life, Dave Hebeda finds plenty of time to complete his responsibilities at work, be a loving husband and father, as well as partake in his many interests such as playing guitar, playing poker, and fishing for Muskie.

Dave Hebeda is a firm believer in the virtues of time management. But if you don’t want to take his word for it, how about the advice of some other highly successful individuals who valued what time management could do for them?

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” – William Penn

“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Make use of time, let not advantage slip.” – William Shakespeare

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” – Benjamin Franklin

Dave Hebeda graduated from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. While there he learned value skills in business and finance, but perhaps what he learned that was most important was how to manage his time. Learning how to do so at a young age helped him lead a long career that has included stints at Deloitte & Touche, International Jensen/Recoton Audio Corp., Hedstrom Corporation, GVW Holdings, APP Pharmaceutical, Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Akorn, Inc. before joining Vein Clinics of America.

Dave Hebeda and many others throughout history have accomplished many things by prioritizing their tasks and adhering to proper time management, so why not give it a try if you’re starting to feel overwhelmed?

It’s as easy as starting tomorrow by waking up early, prioritizing your to-do list with the most important tasks at the top, minimizing distractions, and knowing your limits. Those are some very basic time management tips that have helped Dave Hebeda and many others but there are countless more that you can also give a try. Don’t let your to-do list get the best of you anymore. Take control of your life by practicing sound time management.


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