Are you improving your task management skills fast enough to stay ahead?

If, like most people, you are looking at a tsunami of new stuff to be done just to keep up, you may be wondering: "What do I need to improve in my task management so that I can stay ahead? How can I make sure I don't get stuck at my current level of skill?"

"Do I need some new practices? Is a purchase of a new device or app required? Do I need a set of detailed practices like GTD, or an update to my GTD implementation?"

In other words, you may be wondering "Where do I start?" You care because you don't want to waste time chasing your tail, Googling conflicting answers, reading a long book or taking a 10 week training. Life is changing so just won't wait as you need some insightful answers now.

Perhaps you are also hoping there's a Pareto Effect: a few tweaks that will have a maximum effect.

This self-assessment will help. 

It takes about 15-30 minutes to complete the diagnosis and construct a simple plan of attack. Based on over a decade of research at 2Time Labs, it focuses on your current task management in 13 areas: 

  • 7 Essential Fundamentals - Capturing, Emptying, Tossing, Acting Now, Storing, Scheduling and Listing.
  • 4 Advanced Fundamentals - Switching, Interrupting, Warning and Reviewing.
  • 2 Executables - Habiting and Flowing.
You'll do a 5-10 question survey of each area and emerge with a profile that will indicate where you should focus your improvement efforts. 

While it's a quick, approximate indicator, the approach is based on the analysis of data and experiences of thousands of learners who have used this approach designed by 2Time Labs. 

It will the first piece of your plan to get better at doing such self-assessments: the key to forging continuous, hi-quality improvements.

But let's be honest. Task management systems tend to be homegrown, idiosyncratic and complex. Plus, the 13 practices listed above are  inter-related, a fact this assessment will introduce.  Plus, new technologies are pushing the boundaries every day.

So this snapshot is really the first step in the journey of becoming a highly-skilled self-assessor. It's a risk-free way to get started with a minimum investment.

Begin your self-assessment now and start implementing your improvements today.

What Are the Tangible Outputs?

At minimum, you'll end the assessment with a Personal Profile, and a No-Fail Improvement Plan. Here are some examples.

Personal Profile

No Fail Improvement Plan (An Excerpt)

With these outputs, you will:

  • focus precious energy and time
  • quit being distracted by others' solutions, ideas and 
  • make rapid progress built on the Pareto Effect

Don't hesitate. Start working on your improvement today.


I felt that some of the scores I got were too generous... but in a way that was encouraging. 

I really liked the breakdown into the skills. That is very helpful.


I know you’ll love doing this  assessment of your skills as much as I enjoyed putting it together. In fact, if for any reason you’re not completely satisfied, just let me know within 14 days and I’ll issue a full refund.


Francis Wade


Hi, I'm Francis Wade, founder of 2Time Labs and the creator of the MyTimeDesign programs. They are training programs based on my book, Perfect Time-Based Productivity. I'm a BS/MEng graduate of Cornell University in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering and also a former Member of Technical Staff at the former AT&T Bell Labs. I live in Kingston, Jamaica where I relocated to in 2005 from the USA. I'm married to Dale, who is also my business partner. To find out more about me, check my LinkedIn page or my long-form online biography at 2Time Labs! I'm glad to meet you and you can connect with me on Twitter or Instagram using the handle @2timelabs.