Originally Posted by seeker5
Hmmm. Time management is about getting the most out of your life - which is really about Power right? So while you'd be talking about aligning your daily routine with Truth, Love and Power, it's all related to increasing your Power to do what you want in life through your daily routine? If so, then in a way, it'll be like Steven Covey's First Things First that talked about the 3rd principle of Steven Covey's 7 Habits Book - just like your book will expand on the 3rd Principle of your 7 Principle to Grow Book
Other time management books are mostly about Power, i.e. getting yourself to do certain things, with a little bit of truth sprinkled in. Power is the techniques, and Truth is the awareness. An example of a Power technique is deciding when you'll check your email each day. An example of a Truth technique is logging your time for a few days to see where your time is actually going.
However, I've never read a time management book that adequately addresses the Love principle (and by extension Courage and Oneness). This principle suggests that in order to manage your time well, you have to disconnect from the most ineffective people in your life and find ways to cultivate relationships with people who are highly effective. Being around effective, people is a crucial key to time management.
If you simply apply the principle of Love by itself and surround yourself with positive, highly effective people for a few weeks, you won't even need techniques (Power). You'll become much more effective through osmosis. Effective people are more likely to respect your time as well. Simple idea... but one which most time management books largely ignore. I might devote as much as 1/3 of such a book to social strategies that help you build a network of effective people.
A problem people often have is that they know what to do to be more productive, but they're surrounded with unproductive, unmotivated people. So no matter how hard they try or how many techniques they learn, they always get sucked back down again.
Courage is a whole other area of time management that gets very little attention in such books. Very often we'll have to do tasks that scare us or which create resistance, so we need Courage-based strategies for getting through them.
Oneness gets virtually no attention at all when it comes to time management, but it's another incredibly important concept to understand as well. This has to do with how you perceive time -- as your ally or your enemy. Are you flowing downstream or fighting against the current? Do you feel peaceful and positive or stressed and overwhelmed?
Men especially love to thing that Power is all you need, but in the real world, Power simply isn't enough. We have to acknowledge that we're connected to others, and a big part of time management is consciously cultivating the connections we have with others that will support us in being effective.
I might start with an article on this topic, just as an overview, and see if it gets a positive response from people.