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Gray Cat Unleashed Episode 4: Time Management & Life Balance

Jun 27, 2024

 What is the quickest way to reduce stress and achieve greater balance in your life? 

In my opinion, it’s developing better time management skills. I know, I know, it sounds "riveting”, but it is truly the quickest path to a productive lifestyle that enables balance to creep into your life. 

Managing the many tasks that one must tackle through the day or week is an art, but when it is executed properly, the productivity of your life enables you to smell the flowers along the way. 

Improving your time management skills allows for spending more time with your kids; pursuing hobbies of interest; and what the heck, be more productive for the people that employ your services. 

Having spent half my career in a corporate world, I didn’t just learn these time-balance ideas when I became an entrepreneur.   I had some large roles in my career and time management was the only thing that kept my sanity.  To keep ahead of the countless meetings and deadlines, I had to be all over my time management skills to maintain any semblance of balance in my life.   

In this course, I will offer you countless ideas to manage your time and ultimately create better balance in your life.  You will be more refreshed, less stressed and believe it or not, more productive. 

John Matthews, President & CEO, Gray Cat Enterprises, Inc.

John Matthews is the Founder and President of Gray Cat Enterprises, Inc. a Raleigh, NC-based management consulting company. Gray Cat specializes in strategic project management and consulting for multi-unit operations; interim executive management; and strategic planning. Mr. Matthews has over 30 years of senior-level executive experience in the retail industry, involving three dynamic multi-unit companies. Mr. Matthews experience includes President of Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches; Vice President of Marketing, Merchandising, Corporate Communications, Facilities and Real Estate for Clark Retail Enterprises/White Hen Pantry; and National Marketing Director at Little Caesar's Pizza! Pizza!