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When you look at your marketing to-do list, do many of the items on it look all too familiar? Have entries like "call Donna Sanchez" and "follow up with Floyd Corp." been copied from a previous week? Putting off unappealing tasks may be human nature, but for an entrepreneur, procrastination can ... Views: 344
The Internet is increasingly becoming a major time killer for many of us. Involuntarily, we started to spend more time online than we really can afford. Here is how it goes: you were sittingat work, you needed to find some crucial information to finish that project at hand, you went on the ... Views: 296
How do you eat two elephants? The same way you would eat one; one bite at a time. Monstrous tasks often appear to be complex and overwhelming. That's why it's so very important to isolate the parts from the whole. Break your elephant-sized project into several smaller tasks. Identify one ... Views: 508
Hey - Did someone press the FFW button?
Have you ever felt like someone just pressed the Fast-forward button on your day and before you know it the day is over and you are sitting there wondering what you've accomplished?
I love to organize and with working Part Time outside of the home and ... Views: 371
Guide for Visionary Leaders and Business Decision-makers. ¡V In the January issue of Taking Aim, I reported on the book Margin. That book triggered some thoughts that had been floating in and out of my consciousness for some time. In fact I had even created the topic ¡§Cycle of Specialization¡¨ ... Views: 347
Do the words "time management" rub you the wrong way? For many busy professionals, the real problem seems to be that there isn’t any time left to manage. You can sometimes get better at managing your time by prioritizing all your tasks and scheduling carefully. But when you're already using all ... Views: 898
Brrrrrringgg. The telephone rang.
It was as predictable as Niagara Falls. We had just sat down to a piping hot dinner, so of course the telephone would ring. My wife reminded me that just because the phone rings, doesn't mean we have to answer it, but...
"Hello," I answered.
"Good ... Views: 497
For many working parents, telecommuting or a home business may seem like the answer to your prayers. You want to have more time with your kids and greater flexibility, so you take the leap, install a second phone line, and set up a computer in the dining room.
But the first thing you may ... Views: 352
Copyright 2004 by William G. Covington, Jr. PhD
The reason reading is so vital is because it determines the focus of your mind. A passive person accepts whatever information is send by default. The environment determines such a mindset and usually that means negative input.
This is an arena ... Views: 4346
Everyone seems to be buzzing about balance. It’s a hot topic in many books, magazines and newspaper articles. With titles ranging from Busy But Balanced (a book by Mimi Doe) to “Balance is Bunk!” (an article from Fast Company magazine), we read mixed messages about what balance is, why we want ... Views: 527
A common remedy for improving your time management is to develop the ability of saying, "NO." Since it is easier to recommend than to do, here are some tips on how to do it.
1. Start with your own attitude. What is your self perception when you say, "NO?" Do you see yourself as a slacker? What ... Views: 343
First Things First
Will Edwards on First Things First
by Stephen R Covey
Stephen Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, had a real impact on my life. In fact, I always recommend it to people who attend my Personal Development workshops. When my boss read it, however, his first ... Views: 3318
“I have learned that most regrets come from the things I DIDN’T do. I have learned that regret lasts forever.” Simply Brilliant
Procrastination...putting off what you can do today until tomorrow...7 years, 5 months, and 2 days later you’re wondering why you never started that book. It would ... Views: 450
Copyright 2004 by Dr. William G. Covington, Jr.
One of the "behind the scenes" principles tapped by successful people is their ability to persevere, to keep on being productive in spite of circumstances. Consistent achievement leads to desired consequences. It is the ability to apply oneself to ... Views: 2516
How many of us are guilty of “Putting the cart before the horse?”
Much is written on HOW to manage your time (the load in the cart) while little mentions the first step (the horse that pulls the load) of time management, asking WHY before we do the HOW.
Millions of people have read Napoleon ... Views: 357
Priorities: Don't Dry Your Dishes
By David Leonhardt
Do your dishes really need to be dried, or could you just let the water evaporate? If you spend just 5 minutes per meal drying dishes, that equals a quarter of an hour per day, or 91 hours each year.
Imagine spending almost four days in a ... Views: 471
Probably one of the biggest challenges people have is getting themselves out of the bed! This really has nothing to do with understanding sleep science or any of the information I teach, It has to do with your will power, and a little bit of strategy.
You've probably had many times in your life ... Views: 436
Do we work to live or do we live to work?
The answer is "both." We need to work in order to provide for ourselves and our families. We also work for personal fulfillment. All humans need the sense of accomplishment that comes from a job well done.
Things go awry when our personal and ... Views: 289
Time... doesn't really exist.
Boredom... can be a gift.
What do you want?
When the time is gone, you'll wish you had it.
You're much more than you're experiencing.
Do now what you wish you would have done,
looking back on now.
It doesn't matter whether we live only ... Views: 349
"Joan, I'm working so hard and I'm not getting anything done!" Ihave heard some version of this cry of frustration by many anentrepreneur. It's a common complaint voiced by those of use whosought the freedom to have complete authority over ourschedules, only to find ourselves unwittingly ... Views: 373
Many people want to be coached to manage their time better. I say NO! to that. You cannot manage time anyway; it just keeps ticking away no matter what you do.
What you can do is manage yourself based on the two concepts I keep mentioning: self-knowledge and self-acceptance. Following are four ... Views: 270
As I conduct my Time Management Seminars all over, my audiences consistently tell me they want more out of life. Almost everyone I speak with has a yearning for improving several aspects of their lives. They have dreams and goals about their futures that are as yet unrealized.
Many come to the ... Views: 369
When I was small, I have never considered the importance of time.I would just laze around, watch TV, lie in bed, and play videogames. As I grew older, I thought about the things that I haveachieved. To my surprise, I haven't accomplished a lot.
I resolved to myself that I will do things ... Views: 1551
Crisis Management, for the most part is when a deadline has snuck up behind you and robbed you of all choice. And crisis management, for the most part, is poor time management. Why? You’re under pressure, maybe cutting corners. Things can slip through the cracks. Your stress level is increased. ... Views: 180
Crisis Management, for the most part is when a deadline has snuck up behind you and robbed you of all choice. And crisis management, for the most part, is poor time management. Why? You’re under pressure, maybe cutting corners. Things can slip through the cracks. Your stress level is increased. ... Views: 304
Crisis Management, for the most part is when a deadline has snuck up behind you and robbed you of all choice. And crisis management, for the most part, is poor time management. Why? You’re under pressure, maybe cutting corners. Things can slip through the cracks. Your stress level is increased. ... Views: 197
There’s no rule that says you have to be a superhero. So much has been written about amazing individuals that achieve the impossible – they juggle full-time jobs, study, run a business, raise children, run a household, coach the national cricket team and write a novel in their spare time. Anyone ... Views: 14327
If you’re a home-based business owner, it could be difficult to manage your time. Since your office is located within your home, you tend to spend much more time working in your office than spending quality time with your family. There is that temptation to spend more hours on a project, and ... Views: 593
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“Aren't you beginning to feel time gaining on you? It's like a predator. It's stalking you. You can try to outrun it with doctors, medicines, new technologies but in the end, time is going to hunt you down and make the kill.”
- Soran, Star Trek: Generations
Time. It’s our ... Views: 417
I can't tell you how often I hear my friends, colleagues, and clients complain about how other people just don't respect their time. But the only reason that folks take advantage of you, expect too much from you, or don't respect your personal free time is that you have ALLOWED them to behave ... Views: 566
To effectively manage time, we need to first realise that time itself cannot be managed! We all get seven days a week and 168 hours within those seven days. This cannot be increased or changed in any way. However, what we can change, improve and manage is ourselves. In essence then, true time ... Views: 412
I love numbers. I can remember lots of numbers, easily. Old phone numbers and addresses from way back in my childhood, my buddy's service number from when he joined the Army in 1968, long distance card pin numbers, bank account numbers, doesn't matter. If it is a number, I will remember it ... Views: 381
My family is full of educators, so fall represents a time for new beginnings as we head into a new school year. In addition to observing my husband with new students, and my daughter gearing up for her junior year of high school, we are also hosting Elena, an exchange student from Barcelona, ... Views: 359
When I was 21 years old, a gentleman asked me what I thought the
value of an hour was. I honestly did not know how to answer the
question. He went on to teach me one of the most valuable
lessons I have ever learned.
He suggested that the value of an hour was priceless. This
confused me some, ... Views: 768
One day an expert in time management was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will never forget. As he stood in front of the group of high-powered overachievers he said, "Okay, time for a quiz."
Then he pulled out a one-gallon, ... Views: 455
Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun: But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many.Ecclesiastes 11:7,8 (KJV)I was working in a shipyard, building gunboats for the Royal ... Views: 379
Life is so fast-paced today with people trying to do so much that many people find themselves stressed to the max. By maintaining a state of constant busyness, people run themselves into exhaustion. And, at the end of the day, they’re thinking, “There’s got to be a better way.”
Life is not a ... Views: 459
While reading an article about financial planning, it struck me that money management and time management have a lot in common. Here are some of the ways we can apply money sense to time management.
Pay yourself first
Too often we tend to put our own health and well being last and treat ... Views: 455
It is important to realize that the title of this article could have been written the other way around, and while at the surface it may seem as stating the same thing, this is the illusion that most people are deceived by and hence therefore are doing less with more, instead of more, with ... Views: 367
A life transition calls for a new concept of time. You no longer have the luxury of waiting to clear the deck so you can focus on your new goal. You've moved to fantasyland when you say, "I'll begin planning my transition next month, when I have more time."
Next month you might have less time ... Views: 637
Wonder why I don't I have reduce "time management" listed as
one of my services? Easy. Because I have attended hours upon
hours of training, and read all the books, all to help me
manage my time. What I found is that very little worked.
Then in 1997, as a student of Coach U, www.coachu.com, ... Views: 480
Most successful people use " TO DO " lists. They range
from the top CEOs of multi-national companies to
entrepreneurs of small businesses.
Busy housewives and retired workers - anyone who wants to
use their limited time effectively.
You can also use these lists to keep you focused
on what ... Views: 2266
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I admit it! Sometimes I'm overwhelmed by the seemingly endless
streams of paperwork. Emails I want to ... Views: 466
When people want to move to career freedom, often they don't want a new career at all. They love their career -- but they also want a balanced life. Here are ten questions to help you get started on the quest for "more time in your life -- and more fun."
1. Where does leisure rank among ... Views: 533
This is for people who can't seem to get everything done. Those of you who efficiently take care of every detail ahead of time don't need to read any further.
As a recovering procrastinator I have a great deal of experience with To Do lists. I've embellished them with multi-color highlighters, ... Views: 402