The idea of having Visual Pathways is that you can use your environment to manage your daily routine, by extending your working environment outside your computer screen. It helps you manage your time, the tasks you're required to complete, and set goals. As you get better at self-management, you will feel empowered. You will become more self-aware of what you are doing and be better able to delineate critical tasks from less important tasks.
Typical office workers tend to keep most of the information they own and manage hidden within their computers or smartphones, thus limiting their awareness of time and their obligations.
The information you need to make a proper decision should be front and center to you, so you can reflect on your commitments and responsibilities towards others and yourself. The monitor screen doesn’t make it any easier, as it just puts up more layers between you and the information you should be aware of. These layers end up reducing your productivity and ability, and in some cases, you become so overwhelmed that you are unable to dig deep through all those layers before taking the next step or making a future commitment. This means you’ll probably end up listening to either the latest or the loudest voices in your head before deciding your next move.
A good example to support this observation is the cockpit pilot; all the information needed for the pilot to properly fly the plane from point A to point B is laid out all around him. He does not need to dig inside the controls and gauges to figure out the information he needs to make the next proper decision. You should have the same capabilities as any pilot because you are the pilot who needs to make sure that your “passengers” make it safely to their destination. With Visual Pathways, you surround yourself with all the vital information and indications for the usage of these bits and pieces of information, so the next step you take has the foreseen beneficial consequences.
After a while of using this method, you will notice a significant improvement in your performance. You'll find out that it has now become much easier to take on multiple projects, while still turning them in on time. You'll be able to do all of this with new found confidence. It then becomes easy to incorporate this method into your daily thought patterns, and it flows out of you without stress.
Time is the only resource you cannot store for later use. It is a one-way train going forward, and you cannot control that train. You can't stop it, reduce its speed or possess more than your fair share, which is one train.
When we make decisions such as what project to become obligated to, what the next step on our life journeys should be, what actions to take, and how to act when faced with unusual situations, what is imprinted upon our minds is how much time would be spent effecting those changes or taking those steps. At the forefront of almost every decision you make at your job is the resounding question, “How much time will it take?”
What you can control are the actions you place on your priority list. You get to decide what you say “yes” to as time goes by, as well as when to say “no,” enabling you to spend more time on the most valuable actions in your life to achieve your desired outcomes.
One of the most time-consuming activities, usually in big organizations, is meetings. I have witnessed on many occasions, where these “meetings” are called, with a list of participants who could barely contribute to the subject matter at hand, and by the end of the meeting, nobody understood how to take the next action and turn that event into a working plan. What I have noticed is that meetings tend to be overused and heavily relied upon when it comes to modern working processes in organizations, and with no real reason for them to be utilized.
Visual Pathways shields you from the overabundance of time bandits and information. It teaches you how to prevent most interruptions and deal with them appropriately. It also provides you with a better focus. We all know how important focus can be when working on multiple tasks. It can be hard, but it's essential, especially in this age and time, as this is expected of us.
Visual Pathways is your solution for handling the demands of the modern world. It helps us make sure that each day is efficient and productive. Using this method, we create an assistive environment and workflow, instead of distracting. Human beings use the tools around them to change the world as they see fit. It's time for you to do the same for your time management skills.
Most of us use computers in our everyday lives. Computers are the best tool we are familiar with for creating and accessing information. A few years ago, computers were limited to office spaces. Now, the same technology is accessed almost anywhere using a tablet or a smartphone. Information is created or retrieved from anywhere in the world, and you need to deal with it as it comes towards you, like a moving train that cannot be stopped.
Unfortunately, many of us have become enslaved to the virtual world we work and live in. In fact, we've become so entranced by the virtual world, that we, without thinking twice, neglect our needs.
Technically, a computer (regardless of size) offers a 2D work space. It's a confined world that is programmed to perform a certain list of actions defined by its software creators. But you are not limited; your brain is not confined to that list of activities. Your brain has the capability of exploring many more opportunities. The computer is better suited for conditions when precision is needed, when computed speed, proper formatting, and communication across distances are required. But when we make use of paper and other physical objects and tools, we have the freedom of action and creativity, which surpasses what any computer can ever provide.
When using most software tools to maintain tasks lists or to-do lists, you will find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer number of available options or actions. These overwhelming functionalities decrease your work speed as you are distracted with useless items and options that provide no real value to you.
Your brain is better when it comes to creativity, improvisation, planning, and analyzing situations. No computer has the full range of the human brain. Despite technological advancements, we still don’t own any artificial intelligence capable of what we can accomplish.
How can you help your brain comprehend so much information? The answer is simple, yet critical: by utilizing the space around you. The computer screen on your office desk takes only about 1/10 of your visual field of view. You can use the other 9/10 of your visual field to your advantage.
Visual Pathways is about having more time to do what you would like to do as a person and experincing the impact that has on your life because you made the right decision and planned properly. It will allow you to handle the things you are engaged with properly, by funneling your mind and energy towards what is important. By putting you in the driver seat and not on the back seat, you will gain control of your life and time, allowing you to feel less stress, and become more productive.
I will explain and outline this holistic approach, which has rebuilt my self-confidence, professional success, and made me the sole owner of my own time. The method is made for humans, by a human. It fabricates a new approach you will find remarkably surprising as well as useful.
Welcome to the world where Visual Pathways help you become the master of your own time!