Hopper Time Management Personality Style Preference
A Hopper Time Management Personality Type loves to juggle many things at one time. In fact, to give a natural Hopper only one task to complete may appear an insult! Hopper types love variation and new things, but they run the risk of losing track of all their open loops when they take on too many tasks at once and spin out of control!
Are You A Hopper Personality?
Dominant Hopper Time Style Personality Types can learn to work most effectively with others when they better understand the strengths and weaknesses of their natural Impulsive TimeStyle Preference.
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 Personality Creates 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.
Understanding what techniques, behaviors and products work for you, and what does not, impacts the overall quality of your life.
We all have natural behaviors regarding the use of time and how we organize time and space.
Sometimes our styles work well for us, but when we do not understand how to work with and support our dominant styles, we can get in our own way and impede our best intentions. Understanding what can work for us and what does not impacts the overall quality of our life.
For Hoppers, multi-tasking can maintain our energy, or it can completely drain us if we’re aimless and uncontrolled.
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Picture this: An ominous to-do list hangs nearby a desk fully occupied with projects, sticky note reminders, and ongoing tasks.
Bouncing from one job to another, the Hopper™ multi-tasks through her list at a dizzying speed. One who has a dominant Hopper Time Style Preference switches between projects and tasks frequently to maintain motivation and combat boredom. A bold, red slash through each list item makes her feel accomplished and productive.
Multi-tasking seems like a good idea because it helps Hoppers feel as if they are getting a lot done. They enjoy the change of pace and the freedom to switch from activity to activity. Contrary to the feeling of busyness and productivity, Hoppers are easily distracted, can get off-track, and fail to finish what they start Immersed in a variety of unrelated tasks, Hoppers can also lose track of time.
Hoppers have a tendency to be ‘quick starters’ who not only enjoy but THRIVE on the adrenaline rush of starting new things.
However, uncontrolled hopping creates a path of incompleteness, which easily turns into overwhelm. A Hopper can also be unaware that others prefer to focus on one task at a time. It can frustrate coworkers when Hoppers do not pick up on clues that their constant hopping behavior causes stress, frustration, and distraction for others.
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Hopper Time Management Style Flow Steps
What steps can a Hopper personality type take to use her natural time style preference to attend to personal details, manage her priorities, stay on-task but be aware of time passing, and create a more enjoyable workflow?
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). The gateway to flow begins with awareness, being present in the moment, and learning to manage your inner experience.
Flow Steps™ offer simple choices to help resolve tension and restore freedom over time and space.
Here are some basic Flow Steps that can help a Hopper enhance workflow and productivity:
1. Eliminate as many distractions and interruptions as possible by establishing routines and creating structure for the day.
2. Focus your priorities by implementing a ‘Top Three List’ daily (and stick to it!)
3. Break large projects into mini-goals and assign milestone dates for completion.
4. Create schedules and routines that offer variety and change of pace.
These are just a few ways to use your natural time style preferences 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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