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It’s an all too familiar story: you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it.
You want (and need!) to be more productive and get more done, but clutter is everywhere and getting in your way. It may be physical clutter, mind clutter, or a horrid combination of even more than ... Views: 58
Dear friend, time management is basically about being focused. Having a balanced life-style should be the key result of having good personal time management.
Time management is about getting results, not about being busy.
So here are six key areas of life that I would encourage you to pay ... Views: 94
Before I took my mom biz seriously, family summers weren’t that intimidating. I experimented with dragging my laptop here and there (not necessarily recommended) and other tactics I thought necessary in my journey from mom to mompreneur.
I wasn’t stressed about productivity because I didn’t ... Views: 61
I had the pleasure recently of speaking to approximately 500 employees of the California Franchise Tax Board about time management and productivity. I asked the audience to do a self-assessment exercise, which included answering a number of questions about their use of time. One of the questions ... Views: 76
Diane Beaulieu, Entrée Kitchen owner and B.I.G. pod leader, asks, “When you have that feeling of there just aren’t enough hours in the day, where do you suggest one starts to relieve the stress?”
Great question Diane!
Take Back Your Work LifeThere are four places to find relief when you ... Views: 93
When we connect with someone on LinkedIn, we welcome them with an invitation to read free chapters of one of our books. We hope just one idea will coach the reader closer to achieving business dreams.
One connection recently replied, “Thanks, but I don’t have time to sit down and read a ... Views: 155
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your workload?
Do you find you can’t keep up with critical deadlines?
I know you don’t want to hear this, but... You’re probably not managing your time well enough.
To Make A List... Or Not
A to-do list that works is more than a list of all the things ... Views: 186
How important is your time? I know, I know, it's important. You likely don't have enough time in your day, but how are you using the time you have?
Are you doing the dishes by hand when you could be running the dishwasher. It may cost you a few more dollars a month, but are those few dollars ... Views: 163
How timely are you? For many people it seems like being punctual is an unobtainable skill, and it’s no surprise that regular tardiness can cause a lot of unnecessary stress. Whether it be work, school, or personal obligations, continuously being late will damage your reputation and can cost you ... Views: 218
Your every significant choice -- every important decision you make -- is determined by a force operating deep inside your mind: your perspective on time -- your internal, personal time zone. This is the most influential force in your life, yet you are virtually unaware of it. Once you become ... Views: 305
After complaining that I had “too little time” to do all the things that “needed to be done,” a mentor said:
“You have the same amount of time per day that everyone else has…24 hours. You don’t need more time. What you need is the discipline to use the time you’ve got more wisely.”
With ... Views: 126
Have you witnessed a monumental shift in what is expected for you to succeed in your job/career and life compared to ten years ago? The line between job and personal life has become more blurred. With the recent economic chaos and tight job market all workers and business people are constantly ... Views: 199
Do you know that procrastination is not something you do rather something that is "done to you"? Do you know that means that there is an invisible subconsciously stored program inside you that hijacks your mind and body when procrastination sets in and leaves you feeling helpless, ineffective ... Views: 263
Chasing the money will never make you rich.
Working 60, 70 even 80 hours a week alone will never make you rich.
Sitting around and manifesting success will never make you rich.
However, taking deliberate, purposeful, effective action is what makes you rich: rich with inner ... Views: 192
I recently came across this quote by Bonnie Friedman “An unhurried sense of time is in itself a sort of wealth”. An unhurried sense of time- is there actually such a thing, or such a person who doesn’t live in constant hurry?
We live in an extremely fast-paced era where our mornings begin ... Views: 164
First, shift focus off learning how to manage time. We manage ourselves, not time. Time management starts with personal growth and development: learning and developing new skills and implementing good habits that create productive work days with high quality time off. Does your approach support ... Views: 104
I was walking in the Times Square area the other day when I spotted a person wearing a very graphic tee shirt. It read, “No such thing as off-season.” While I'm sure he was thinking NFL, NBA, or MLB, my wheels turned toward the workplace.
I can't tell you how many times people have told me, ... Views: 396
An “open-door” policy is excellent for encouraging communication and fostering relationships, but it can slam the door on your personal time management. Whether you work in an office, or a cubicle, you should be able to find some valuable tips to keep the door from slamming on your productivity ... Views: 277
With the upcoming launch of Happy Woman Happy World, the first book of The Women’s Code, my team is on red alert. Aside from all the excitement over the completion of the book, I find myself FREAKING OUT at all the things that are piling up on my to-do list. Frankly these days that list is ... Views: 350
Are you having problems with your productivity? In this article, I will be sharing with you some online self help tips on how you can improve your productivity and hence accomplish more things in lesser time. Do read this article with an open mind and I believe you will learn something new, so ... Views: 408
When you're unemployed one of the hardest things to deal with is all the free time you have during the day. It's easy to waste hours on useless activities like playing computers games or reading everything except the want ads. It's even easier to just sink into depression as the minutes tick by ... Views: 392
With all of the technology devices at our fingertips these days, it is easier than ever to stay connected 24-7. But, how do we balance the need and desire to stay connected with the danger of technology taking over? By continuing to be the master of technology, not the servant!
I travel a lot ... Views: 304
When I was selling life insurance, many times prospects would say they were not going to buy life insurance “until the time was right.” Now, they knew and I knew that was just an excuse for not buying, but I have since heard that many times when talking to people about self-development. “I’ll ... Views: 297
Learning how to relieve stress can remove several obstacles to your performance, whatever you’re working with.
Stress can be a big monster to anyone and would like to avoid it as much as possible. However, this is a part of life and living your purposes. Without it your personal development ... Views: 357
Again and again, when I talk to students and colleagues about time management, I get the response "I don't even know where to begin." People want to practice good time management, people want to be productive and effective; they just do not know how. Most people do not even know how to begin ... Views: 301
Do you find yourself struggling to be productive at work? I hope these three self improvement tips on how you can become more productive. At the end of this article, I hope you will have a better understanding of this topic, so without further ado, let me dive right in!
The first step you ... Views: 396
The two most valuable assets, you possess are your time and your health, can never be locked away in a vault for safekeeping. In fact in most cases their true value rarely gets appreciated, until they are depleted. Remember that both your health and your time are the raw materials, which create ... Views: 280
Time management has become one of those over-used terms, in my opinion, and has lost its luster. Many people think that time management an ever-elusive skill or concept that they will never master, and have just sort of given up (kind of like life-work balance, but I will save that for another ... Views: 342
Online self help tips – Do you feel like you have a never ending pile of work on your desk, but you just keep pushing yourself to complete the job so that you can finally enjoy some free time and “me” time?
Well, here is the harsh reality. In most cases, your workload will never cease and you ... Views: 350
Creating time, at first, sounds ridiculous - until you understand how we co-create our "reality." Of course, when speaking of linear time there are only 24 hours to a day, and everyone receives equal amounts. Yet, if you keep talking about how fast 'time flies' and do not realize that you are ... Views: 436
Sounds like a snore doesn’t it?
It’s one of those topics that I never really thought about because I felt I was great at time management. It wasn’t until I decided to start my business that I realized being productive and using my time wisely can be tricky.
This post is ... Views: 307
Do you find that you are not as productive as you would have wanted to be? Maybe these self help tips will help you. Learn how you can manage your time and be more productive in your daily activities.
To start off my self help tips, I would highly recommend you to create your own schedule. It ... Views: 332
I have spent the past few years, observing how people behave, both when they are at work, where they should be investing their time as productively as possible, earning a living and also whilst they are at home, where they are meant to be relaxing and recharging their batteries. It astounds me ... Views: 301
If there's one thing you probably already know "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."! You probably have a hard time identifying any long periods in your past when life continued without problems or disruptions.
But have you ever thought about this? Those ... Views: 279
They are the bane of all schedules, the destroyer of all plans. They are the dread of managers and coordinators everywhere. They bring the organizer to their knees.
They are unexpected events.
Unexpected events take up valuable time and energy and money. They use up resources which were ... Views: 285
The technique of delegating tasks to others when needed is one of the solutions for time management problems that some people do not think of doing.
This is one way of increasing your personal productivity while developing your time management skills.
How to delegate tasks can be practiced ... Views: 315
It’s officially summertime and vacation season.
Business owners often have a tough time traveling on two fronts. First, there is often a sense that they are responsible for so many things that there is no way that they can truly shut down. Then there’s the other side of the coin… the sense ... Views: 309
By Pierre AH-FAT
Have you noticed how often urgent assignments, documents to sign or tasks to complete come to you at the last minute as most urgent matters? The way these are presented to us appear to be so imperative that it would seem the world would stop if they are not implemented ... Views: 427
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness...never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Lord Chesterfield
I often wondered where this quote came from. I don't know who Lord Chesterfield was, but I will find out later, but he was very ... Views: 411
How do you know if you're successful?
It sounds like a big question, but there's actually a simple answer - you're getting what you want!
However, you're not going to get what you want if people view you as a flake who isn't capable of doing what you promise to do, no matter what. So, ... Views: 239
While I can’t be entirely sure about why that is, but all around us, women are being held to superhuman standards. The common assumption in our culture is that women who are successful in their careers are also great at everything else they do. Or they should be. Their homes look like Martha ... Views: 360
The Eisenhower method is a time management principle you can use to improve the way you prioritize your tasks.
This time management technique evaluates each of your given tasks accordingly. All of your tasks are analyzed and grouped together by using quadrants of four sections:
1. Urgent ... Views: 405
Good time management is closely linked to goal planning, but they are not the same. Time management is a tool used to implement the steps needed to reach a goal, but it is not part of the goal achievement. By examining the differences, we can gain clarity on both time management and goal ... Views: 324
Why Managing Time Sometimes Fails?
By Pierre Ah-Fat
‘If you control your time, you control your life’ Alan Laiken (1973)
‘Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.’
‘You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you ... Views: 453
Can you believe it? This year is already half over. Wasn’t I just in Chicago, at my daughter’s graduation? Now summer is almost here. We all feel it. Time moves so quickly, we become absorbed in the routine of our busy lives, and some things fall through the cracks. Do you remember what your ... Views: 374
The April 2013 issue of Inc. features Tim Ferriss, the author who brought us “The 4-Hour Workweek” and other productivity books, blogs, and seminars. Ferriss’ 80/20 rule says that “eighty percent of one’s productivity comes from 20% of one’s efforts and likewise 80% of your wasted time comes ... Views: 501
If you're like most people, you spend a ton of time working. So much time, in fact, you probably struggle to spend as much time as you should with your family. If you miss the people you love the most and want to start getting more out of your life overall, you've got to learn how to manage your ... Views: 269
Distractions come in two forms. The first form are one-shot distractions, things that do not always occur. Visits from friends, although hopefully frequent, are still one-shot distractions. The second form of distractions are things that always occur. Email is a classic example of continuous ... Views: 375
The POSEC method of personal time management is one of the popular methods of time management strategies you can apply in your life.
POSEC stands for Prioritizing by Organizing, Streamlining, Economizing and Contributing.
Prioritizing means to put first things first. That is most ... Views: 488
I’m a big fan of ‘to do’ lists as they are such a quick way to regain a sense of control, and a simple way to keep that way. Our brains simply don’t have enough RAM to remember all our commitments at work and home, and taking information out of our head and onto a list frees up the energy needed ... Views: 360