About

Hello, I’m Dan Himes, a small business owner, husband, dad, sailor, and former community college physics professor.

In the course of developing Study Swami, a time management and study skills website for college students, I became involved with other entrepreneurs who confided in me that they, too, struggled with time management.

Some thought that it was simply a matter of discipline and perseverance. That’s part of the equation but probably not the most important part. Others had looked at videos and even taken some time management courses online from which they had learned about a cool app or a couple of tricks, but after a temporary boost they seemed to fall back to where they were before.

That’s because the solution is not about the tools. It’s about the process. I don’t care if you use online calendars or paper calendars, index cards or some trick to help you get started with your day. All of those are great, but they don’t solve the big problem.

The big problem is a conceptual problem. You have to re-think your entire approach to how you handle your time. That’s what’s going to change your life. And I built this website so you could learn how.

Of course, since you’re here you’re probably one of the lucky ones. You recognize you’re stumbling over this obstacle. It’s tragic when I work with someone who doesn’t recognize this. All they know is that they are frustrated trying to achieve their dreams. They have far too many days where they feel empty and drifting, hoping for a miracle. If they don’t change something, I know how their story is going to end.

It’s not the will to win that matters- everybody has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.

– Paul “Bear” Bryant,
Legendary college football coach