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Let’s face it. Overcoming procrastination can be a challenge if you don’t know what’s causing it in the first place. These 4 simple steps will help you find the REAL cause of procrastination making overcoming procrastination a breeze. You'll soon be able to achieve those daunting tasks and in ... Views: 181
Recently I've experienced a barrage of time wasters. Everything you can imagine, most of them unexpected, many of them self inflicted. It's amazing how fast you can go through minutes.
When I discovered that time was an illusion of the physical world I decided not to keep a clock. Even the ... Views: 186
The biggest time management mistake you can ever make isforgetting your closest partner in life. The one who stayswith you all the way from cradle to grave. Theone who drives you through your daily and nightly routines,who runs all your habits. You want it or not, this partnerof yours is the ... Views: 221
Hi to everyone,
Let me throw some light on Mr.Sam, The Managing Director of a renowed group of companies. A terrific success in business, he spends most of his life working at his office contributing to the growth of his company.
Time goes on, as it always does. Mr.Sam has now turned 60. He is ... Views: 218
A new client recently admitted to me sheepishly that she often didn’t get to complete a client’s work until the client called to see if it was ready. I admired her honesty if not her time management skills.
I’ve had times in my past sales career when my work load got so out of control I ... Views: 336
If you've got a dream, you need support -- and a great way to do that is with a VA or virtual assistant, which is an assistant who works for you hourly from afar by web, email and telephone. But how do you find the one that’s right for you? After hiring several – some of whom were great, some of ... Views: 217
Adults with ADD frequently have a diaphanous sense of time. The future is an unknown. The task of the moment no matter how inconsequential takes precedence over the critical appointment in an hour's time, so they are often late.
1. Get an agenda (one only) which works for you.
Get ONE agenda ... Views: 391
You have 24 hours in every day, seven days a week for a total of 168 hours to accomplish what needs to be done in your life. And every day, eleven time thieves gang up on you and work to take some of that precious time away from productive use. Let me introduce you to this inconsiderate ... Views: 241
For many of us, asking for help is a difficult concept. It can require a certain amount of vulnerability. We may feel as if we are admitting a weakness that the world would not have known about, had we not asked for help.
Ironically, it’s been my experience that people who are able to deliver ... Views: 177
So many people I worked with said they got more work done at home than in the office. That was because there were so many interruptions in the office. In fact lots of people come in early or stay late just to have quiet time to work. One way to have that same quiet time during the day is to ... Views: 244
The locust are buzzing. The fireflies flashing, and we can almost swim in Lake Champlain. That means it's just about popsicle weather, which is the perfect time to get serious about your dream. There's more daylight, less squeeze in schedules, and more time to connect with your soul.
These are ... Views: 199
Chunking a large project into small parts is a great way to tackle an overwhelming project you keep putting off until a large block of time is available. The problem is - that opportunity seldom presents itself in your busy schedule. Chunking is an effective method for getting these large tasks ... Views: 197
You may have found yourself in a situation where you need to do some research over the Internet to know more about a subject that concerns your business or interests you, and you don't know where to start from. I've got some tips for you to find what you want, quickly.
First of all, the first ... Views: 204
We all have the same amount of time each day—24 hours. The only difference is how we use it.
I've compiled ten powerful actions you can take to start using your time more effectively.
1. Clarify Your Roles
Each of us serves different functions in our lives. But how can we expect to be ... Views: 390
If you are like most moms I know you think to yourself, at least once a day, "I wish I had more time!" Most of my clients come to me at some point asking how they can get more hours in the day. Unfortunately, the truth is you can't. There are only 24 hours in a day and it is impossible to make ... Views: 176
In today’s world, time is a sacred thing. Many of us work 40 hour a week jobs, some of us go to school on top of that, some of us come home and are single moms. We only have so many hours in a week, and we have to learn how to utilize every spare moment that we have. Time goes so fast and ... Views: 180
Increase your motivation to improve your time management. Provide yourself with more time for family, fun and recreation. Transposing your success of managing your business activities over to your non-business life can reap surprising rewards.
Someone once said, “kindness will go a long way ... Views: 227
In the book The Power of Full Engagement, Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz offer a paradigm for time management which focuses on leveraging energy rather than time. Loehr says, “The ultimate measure of our lives is not how much time we spend on the planet, but rather how much energy we invest in the ... Views: 256
Everybody knows the Putitovs. They are those voices in your head telling you that you can put it off until later. People who really have trouble with the Putitovs call themselves procrastinators. Some people bring in the Head Nazis to give orders about starting.
In the fullness of time, most ... Views: 176
‘Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.’
Do you suffer from distractibility? I do. I have been meaning to write this for ages. My problem? Did I have a crisis so that I couldn’t do it? No. Did I find the topic uninteresting? On ... Views: 208
Moving households, whether it is due to a job transfer or upgrading your home, and whether moving across country or across town, is an expensive proposition. Even when a new employer sponsors a relocation, there are hidden or un-thought-of expenses such as tipping or registering your vehicle in ... Views: 259
Notebook computers are becoming very popular. They seem
to be popping up everywhere: on tv shows, on airplanes,
in movies, or in your friend's lap. These sleek little
machines are invading our daily lives like never before...
and the invasion has just started. Find out why they have
become so ... Views: 637
Coaching is an effective process used to support individuals in creating something new for themselves. I work side by side with my clients’ coaching them by providing perspective and support for self-knowledge as they accomplish their business and personal goals.
I help women achieve balance ... Views: 288
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: 265
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: 238
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: 357
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: 307
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: 269
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: 727
As a home-based, self-employed woman, mundane tasks can be as compelling to me as chocolate. Laundry. Dishes. Email. Try as I might to stay focused on running my business, at times, these uninspiring tasks beckon to me as a moth to a flame.
Why, you might ask, do I compare the common task of ... Views: 216
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: 413
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: 261
Does it seem like everyone and everything is vying for your attention all at once? It can be hard for solo entrepreneurs to know what to do first, let alone try to find the time to get caught up. Here are some time management tips that will help you to stay on top of it all:
1. Put your to-do ... Views: 248
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: 3812
Right now I'm "doing what's in front of me" so to speak. However, when I decided to do an e-letter, I knew I wanted it to be consistent so that I would be sending a professional "signal" to all of you. That took some planning. We most definitel y have to know what we want out of life in order to ... Views: 285
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: 437
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: 257
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: 3022
“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: 346
Ways to Get More Out of Your Day
Do you always feel pressed for time? If so, you are certainly not alone. October 24, 2004 is the 2nd annual “Take Back Your Time Day,” a project of the Center for Religion, Ethics and Social Policy at Cornell University. The idea arose as a way to make the ... Views: 240
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: 2134
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: 274
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: 383
The scenario: Your small business is doing well, and you've cultivated a steady clientele through smart efforts, great customer service and outstanding referrals. But good business is a double-edged sword, as you find it increasingly harder to both cater to your clients and handle tasks on the ... Views: 284
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: 368
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: 219
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: 285
"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: 266
“Because there will always be something more to do,
we need to consciously choose what we are doing.”
-- Helen KsypkaWhy is it such a challenge to prioritize?1) We have enough to-dos to last for a lifetime.2) We tend to view every to-do as an immediate “must” do.3) We’ve become desensitized ... Views: 189