BY Kirsten Andersen, Mariann Bach Nielsen AND Claus Bekker Jensen

Plan Better

Get More Time

There are so many things you want to do, but you feel that all the exciting possibilities are pulling you in too many directions at the same time … Do you recognise this feeling? The book “Plan Better – Get More Time” offers concrete tools and lots of inspiration to help you establish an overview, plan, prioritise and sort your many activities. You will get ideas for laying down goals – and for using each planning tool to achieve them. The book also offers many solutions for tackling some of today’s scourges: the daily time-wasters and the uncomfortable stress of day-to-day life.

The book was published in English, November 1, 2011.


Kirsten Andersen, Mariann Bach Nielsen and Claus Bekker Jensen

Consultant Kirsten Andersen owns the company Mnemosyne Kurser & Forlag. She has been self-employed since 1991. Prior to that, she worked for the professional organisation Danish Bacon & Meat Council for eight years with tasks relating to the secret a riat and information. She facilitates “Better Meeting Culture”, “Mind Map Techniques”, “Presentation and Argumentation”, “Presentation Techniques for Experienced Mediators” and “Negotiation Techniques”. Some of the courses are conducted as open-enrolment courses through Mannaz. She has always been interested in how to achieve a good balance between work, family and leisure. With an interesting job, a husband, and two children born in 1998 and 2001, she has plenty of opportunities for following her own advice.

Consultant and illustrator Claus Bekker Jensen owns the company Visuel Vision. Prior to becoming self-employed, he worked as a manager of the Danish railway company DBS’s education department. He facilitates “Plan Your Own Work“, “Effective Meetings”, “Presentation Techniques”, “Visual Presentation Techniques”, “Mind Mapping” and “Performance Appraisals”. As an illustrator, he helps companies translate their messages into a language in the form of drawings, metaphors, symbols, etc. that are inspiring and easy to understand. He has four wonderful grandchildren, a part-time job as a visual artist, and a croft in the Swedish countryside, which helps counterbalance his busy work life.

Consultant Mariann Bach Nielsen owns the company 2vejs kommunikation. She has been self-employed since 1999. Prior to that, she worked as a facilitator and a consultant, first in primary schools and, later on, in the professional organisation Danish Bacon & Meat Council and the retail chain Netto. She facilitates “Plan Better – Get More Time”, “Write Better Texts”, “Presentation – You’re On”, “Note- and Minute-Taking Techniques” and “Mind Map Techniques”. Her focus is on translating theories into simple, useful techniques – and inspiring others to achieve good balance in life. She works in a goal-orientated way on using the techniques from this book to make room for all good things in her life: her husband, her children, her grandchildren, her family, her friends, riding her road bike – and, not least, her job as a freelancer.


Handle the most crucial time-wasters

Set clear, specific goals by means of SMART goals

Utilise the options of the electronic calendar

Establish an overview of your tasks

Turn apparent chores into star moments

Become your own stress manager

Plan with DUE CARE

Prioritise – and perhaps reprioritise with ease and flexibility

Delegate situationally

Get in touch with your dreams and pursue them

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