Big Picture Time Management Personality Type
A Big Picture Time Management Personality Type thrives with a broad brush perspective over many priorities. What’s your time management style personality?
Are you a ‘big’ picture personality? Do you tend to dodge details, or leave them for others to attend?
Dominant Big Picture Time Style Personality Types can learn to work most effectively with others when they better understand the strengths and weaknesses of their natural Big Picture Style Preference.
What Is Your Time Management Personality Type
Have you ever been in the flow? Flow is that effortless feeling when things just seem to work well. Those flow experiences are often thought to be random occurrences, but in our research and years working with others to enhance productivity and stay organized, we’ve found out some important information.
It seems that each of us has natural behaviors regarding how we manage time and how we organize our living and working spaces. And, the Time & Space Style Inventory was designed by productivity professionals with decades of experience to help you gain insight and be more productive as a result. Here’s what we’ve learned about personality styles when it comes to managing time!
How Your Time Styles Create Flow Experiences
When things flow smoothly, we often think it’s simple synchronicity. But, the more you know about yourself, the better you are able to manage tension when you become inundated, over-scheduled and blocked with clutter. When your stress increases, it’s important to understand how to work with our natural style preferences, and let your dominant habits and behaviors work for you rather than stand in your way!
If you ignore tension and stress, you can get in your own way, impede your best intentions and miss your goals. Knowing which techniques, behaviors and products support your natural style preferences, and which do not, impacts the overall quality of your life.
Big Picture Time Management Style Personality Type
If you are a dominant Big Picture type, Ideas run your life. You love brainstorming, handling multiple projects and you always seem to be the one with dozens of plates spinning in the air.
You’ve got a yen for the big picture versus the minute details.
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Big Picture™ personality types find the specific details less attractive than global strategies.
The Big Picture Time Management Style personality says, “I like to move quickly and focus on what only I can do.”
Exhilarated by a flood of ideas, a Big Picture woman loves to act quickly and thrives on multiple priorities.
Lofty vision combined with high speed of action may cause her to overlook or ignore the really essential, yet small steps necessary for implementation success.
Impatience and frustration paint her emotional landscape when faced with too many details, bogged down with routine tasks, or saddled with the many responsibilities of follow-up chores.
A Big Picture woman works more effectively with skilled support people. Lacking fully trained support could result in interpersonal tension. Coworkers may be expected to ‘magically understand’ meanings and expectations resulting in missed deadlines.
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How To Work Better With Your Big Picture Time Management Personality
Big Picture personality Types can improve their results by attending to details more effectively. Because they tend to have so many ideas and many different interests, they need to learn their boundaries. It will help stop the overwhelm by saying no to too much work. Big Picture personalities can create a more enjoyable workflow when they seek support from others who are more detail-oriented. The most effective Big Picture Personality types seek help from experts in the areas where they struggle most.
Flow is defined as the “natural, effortless unfolding of life in a way that moves us toward wholeness and harmony” (from The Power of Flow, Belitz and Lundstrom).
Flow Steps offer simple choices to help resolve tension and restore freedom over time and space.
Your gateway to living your life in flow begins with self-awareness, being present in the moment, and learning to manage your inner experience. Understanding your natural style preferences is a great place to begin your journey to enhanced productivity and more comfortable flow!
Flow Steps for Big Picture Time Style Personalities
Here are some basic Flow Steps that can help a Big Picture type to enhance her natural workflow:
- Record spontaneous ideas on audio and make it a priority to review, decide on action, and delegate tasks.
- Make expectations clear to when delegating.
- Use planning and task management tools to communicate effectively with team members and track details.
- Gain (or hire) support from skilled and capable detail-oriented people who enjoy working with you and following through.
- Check out the details and estimated timelines with the team before committing to a new project.
These are just a few ways to use your natural Big Picture Time Management Style Preference to create a more pleasing workflow experience.
Once you identify your time style personality preferences (Hopper, Hyper Focus, Big Picture, Perfectionist Plus, Impulsive, and Cliff Hanger) you can begin to take steps to integrate more Flow into your experience.
The Time & Space Style Inventory™ (TSSI™) is an online assessment tool that evaluates your organizing personality type and your time style preferences. It helps you determine your natural approach to how you manage priorities, attend to details, and take action. By learning your dominant and strong style preferences, you can make the most of your time and choose to take actions that increase flow in your life. Consistently taking the Flow Steps in your styles of dominance will help you successfully manage yourself, and your decisions about time.
Embrace your natural Time Management Personality Style!
Make it work for you – take the Time & Space Style Inventory™ and see what makes you tick! When you identify your dominant time and space personality style preferences you make better, more informed decisions, become more productive and ultimately enhance your experience so you can enjoy your life @ http://bit.ly/tssifree.
Cena Block (sanespaces.com) specializes in helping moms design their home-based businesses on their own terms. We build smart supportive systems that create time for living. A productivity expert with more than 25 years of experience in human performance and training, Cena has collaborated with professional organizer and author Sunny Schlenger (suncoach.com) to create the Time & Space Style Inventory™. This is the only online assessment tool that not only identifies natural time management and space organizing styles. Your personalized TSSI Style Report comes with 60 days access to the TSSI Hub. It contains everything you need to create a personalized roadmap to manage your time and space. Find Sunny’s new book: Flow Formula: A Guidebook to Wholeness and Harmony on Amazon.com.
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