Manage Your Energy Not Your Time

I have been wanting to blog about this topic for some time now. For the past 6 or 7 weeks, I have spent all of my “study time” immersed in the work of Tony Schwartz from The Energy Project.

I am almost done his book called The Power of Full Engagement (not an affiliate link, second book in the list) and it has been one of the most powerful, life changing books I have ever read.

In a nutshell, his work is all about energy management and helping people perform at elite levels by understanding how energy impacts performance. I intend to share more information about his work but for now I wanted to start with a REALLY cool video I found about The Energy Project and how he was able to help a group of high school students tap into their own potential

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Do you know about energy management already? How do you maximize your work time and your renewal time? Is this your first time hearing about The Energy project?

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17 Responses to Manage Your Energy Not Your Time

  1. Yolanda April 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    Wow! Impressive. Thank you for sharing it.

    I have always looked time management as a process of productivity management, not so much in scheduling in a left-brained fashion so much as organizing tasks in ways that make sense so that it gets done. This concept of energy management adds another level or facet to that idea.

    Good stuff.

    • Justin Popovic April 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

      Hey Yolanda

      Long time!! Hope you’re doing well.

      Glad you liked it. Since you are one of the busiest people I know, I’m sure you can see the importance in his Energy Management concepts.

      Have a great weekend
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  2. Brian Baulch April 24, 2011 at 5:14 am #

    Wow very interesting Justin never heard of the energy project before but defiantly will follow up with it sounds like something l could implement in to my daily working life. Thanks for sharing Justin.

  3. Allen Sayer April 27, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    Surprised this didn’t get more comments! A new concept to me as well – never heard of energy management – will pick up the audio book because I just too slow to get through them otherwise. I think I still got Stephen Covey sitting on the shelf (… guilty as charged)!
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  4. Bruce Arnold May 4, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    Hey Justin,

    Thanks for reminding me of The Power Project. I need to read The Power of Full Engagement and apply what I learn. I really enjoyed the video also.

  5. Robert June 19, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    You are absolutely right, efficiency is far more important than everything else!
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  6. Anita July 13, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Thanks Justin. I’m really intrigued by the energy management concept but it does make a lot of sense. I just purchased the book Be Excellent at Anything on amazon. Can’t wait to read it.

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  7. Suzan@Internet Business Strategies July 20, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    I have a goal to perfect my time management skill. I have to beat my work load so I can achieve more. Energy management is something new to me. I never heard people talking about how to manage your energy. I say, this is an interesting subject. No, it is not enough to do the work effectively. We must learn to be efficient. I want to learn more about this.
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  8. helen August 17, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    I always thought that time should be conserve, but now i learn that it is not only time that we need to deal but to also weigh down on our energy and start to spend it wisely. Problem with these is those job that is time restrained and deadline..
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  9. Lori October 7, 2011 at 3:03 am #

    Thanks for about manage our energy, it’s change my point of view. It’s reminds me with Stephen Covey’s book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” 🙂
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  10. Peter October 14, 2011 at 7:15 am #

    Interesting post Justin. I find blocking time on my calendar to hold for larger projects, like scheduling a meeting with myself, is also a helpful tool. There’s just never enough time. I agreed. It’s important to know your energy levels and plan accordingly. 8AM meetings for me are the worst!
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  11. Margaret October 21, 2011 at 12:37 am #

    Thanks for sharing Justin. Very interesting, I never heard of the energy project before but defiantly will follow up with it sounds like something l could implement in to my daily working life.
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  12. Doris October 22, 2011 at 3:04 am #

    I agreed with you. Efficiency is far more important than everything else. Thanks for sharing.
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  14. Derek Maak June 17, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    I have never heard of the concept of energy management before. Everything you read is usually based around time management, but when you think about time really doesn’t matter if you don’t have the energy to do anything. I’m definitely going to be picking up some of these tips because I have a little one on the way (due in February 2013) so I’m going to need all the energy I can get.
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  15. dating guide October 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    i agree. Thanks for sharing the video im glad i found this and i will share this with my friends. thanks tom from Dating Guide

  16. Carl October 20, 2013 at 11:09 pm #

    Hey Justin:

    Thanks for sharing. This is a new spin on getting things done through using your energy. I have never heard of Energy management until now. I would love to learn more about it.

    In my past corporate life this would definitely have been an asset to have had.

    Thanks again Justin.
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