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Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400Do you normally tend to postpone important tasks that are essential to do at that very moment? If you behave that way, then you are suffering from procrastination, a psychological behavior. A study carried out by skilled researchers revealed that many people are guilty of being procrastinators in their lives. Nurturing this kind of mental behavior, however, can lead to counter productivity, depression, and isolation from society. What causes this kind of mental state? Here are some of the causes of procrastination.
Wed, 17 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400Without the standard guidelines and mandatory class time requirements of traditional colleges, online learning students are faced with the challenge of maintaining their own schedule and motivation. Time management is especially vital to an online student's successful completion of their distance learning degree program.
Sun, 15 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400Leadership time is your organization's most valuable asset. Where leaders focus their time and effort affects everyone below them and the organization as a whole. So how can leaders make the best use of their time?There are a number of small, incremental changes - shifts - each leader can make to their daily behaviors that will assist in keeping both the focus and momentum of the organization pointed in the right direction.
Sun, 08 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400The workday begins with an alarm ringing, and those pings and buzzes sound throughout the day reminding us of the next appointment we need to attend or the upcoming task that must be completed. Here's a thought on how to quiet down our world so we can remain focused and more productive.
Sun, 10 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400Airport security check points offer a terrific example of how being organized can greatly reduce the stress we experience in normal, every-day activities. This post takes a stab at explaining the why and how of making this experience, and others, less stressful. As a professional speaker, I travel constantly. That means that I go through airport security all the time and, as a consequence, am witness to myriad methods of successfully and not-so-successfully navigating the process. This microcosm of activity is a terrific example of how being disorganized generates tremendous and unnecessary stress.
Tue, 05 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400Undoubtedly, this prevalent problem requires a radical solution. But most classic approaches to "Time Management" only ask us to adjust our actions, as if all our conflicts with Time could be resolved simply by "establishing our priorities," "sticking to a concrete schedule," or "organizing our files."
Mon, 04 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400Create a Designated Work Space - Identify a defined physical space - like your entire desktop -that you clear of everything (I mean EVERYTHING) except the one thing you need to work on right now. Your DWS should look like a newborn conference room table. Itwill help you eliminate the effects of peripheral vision which can be very distracting when piles of other work and your computer monitor are within that scope of vision.
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0500Change is easy; deciding to is hard. That's because we all know that we need to make changes to improve our lives. However, the inertia of the status quo is a very powerful force to overcome when the moment to effect those changes arrives. My personal and professional experience is that small change is, indeed, the most effective strategy for accomplishing all types of goals.
Sun, 19 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400I was recently askedmy thoughts on a productivity theory that advocated allocating specific slots of time for specific types of behavior - Productive Work, Administrative Work, and Non-Work. As thequestion was being posed to me,amental image of an industrial era worker came to mind -how theyconduct productive work duringpartof the day, administrative work part of the day (cleaning up, etc.), andnon-work part of the day (at home, away from the factory). What struck me as odd about that image was that it didn't fit into most modern professional and corporate work environments.
Sat, 18 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400To stop procrastination, one has to reach a point in their life and finally realize that absolutely nothing will ever change until a radical mindset shift begins and backed up with consistent daily action steps. Let's take Bill's story for example. Bill joined the latest and greatest opportunity to hit the planet about a month ago and he is really looking forward to getting things going. Bill goes to his weekly city live presentations but always goes alone because it's 7pm and he doesn't want to trouble anyone he knows during a weeknight.
Sat, 18 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400If you are a person with a busy, complex life, you are likely using some type of to-do list. At the very least you have experimented at one time or another with one. However, sometimes getting done all you want to do can just feel all too difficult. You look over your list, and looking at some items, think, "Yuck, I don't want to deal with that." There could also be some items on your list you ignore consistently and don't want to do anything about.
Mon, 13 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400Easy to follow tips and and management techniques for students. Important study tips for students to make better use of time for studying and general efficiency. Discover important factors that affect a students efficency and what you can do to remedy these commong time management problems. You will need to get rid of anything that might be a distraction to you in the vicinity of where you are studying. You need to make sure there is nothing close by that will defocus you from your study work.
Fri, 10 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400Work/life balance is often a broad theory comparing the proper prioritizing between profession and ambition on 1 hand, with joy, leisure, family, and spiritual improvement on the other. Juggling a victorious career as well as a flouring family is tough. It feels as if you stand out in 1 subject, you're worsening in the other. This expose will present you some ideas on how to do extremely well in both parts of your life.
Sun, 05 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400Understanding the basics of time management systems requires the user to look into the architecture of the method they are considering. This articles talks about the fundamental components of a good time management architecture.
Sun, 29 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400One recurring theme we all face is balancing the demands of their career with those of our personal lives. These are often juxtaposed against each other, leaving a Hobson's choice. Because each situation is unique, it is cavalier to suggest a list of pre-packaged solutions. Instead, this article will frame an alternative conceptual paradigm and provide some day-to-day coping methods within this new context.
Sun, 22 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400Are you ready to find out how to get more done in less time? Here are 3 simple steps to get you started. First and foremost you need to be organized. Most of the people who earn six or seven figures and only work 20 hours per week or less are highly organized individuals.
Sun, 22 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400One of the odd things about our house is that it didn't have a hall coat closet. This has to do with the layout and orientation of the home, which was designed to take advantage of the view. To remedy this shortcoming, we had purchased an antique coat rack and placed it in a spot where a coat closet would likely have resided.
Sun, 01 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400Responding to a request is an acknowledgement. Being responsive to a request is delivering something of substance. This articles discusses the advantages and disadvatages of each means of communication. Some suggestions for how to improve both are also included.
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400It's been a rock and rollday here. Monday's always are ... for most of us. Between all the things I shoved into this week from last week, the things everyone else shoved into this week, and the collective exigenciesthat popped up over the weekend, it's a wonder Monday ever ends! I felt myself ease into the groove right way, first reviewing the landscape of the day, then triaging all the e-mails that had arrived overnight. The collective pulse rose as people started calling and the activity level all around me increased. Soon, I was responding to client and employee requests for my attention, while I also re-scripted a presentation I wanted to record for the web.
Tue, 20 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400Properly managing the various interruptions and distractions that attack you during the day will not only increase your productivity, it will also lower your stress and provide you a greater sense of accomplishment and career satisfaction. This article contains some thoughts on how to do better manage these productivity saboteurs.
Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400How we spend our time determines the quality of our life. Over the course of each workweek, over 80 per cent of us waste 10-15 hours on unnecessary interruptions, procrastination, and clutter. Consider how much more money you could make if you were productive during those 10-15 hours. Or consider how much more fun you could have if you had an extra 10-15 hours off each week. If you are ready to maximize your workweek, start with these simple ten strategies.
Sun, 11 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400Time can't be managed. It ticks inexorably forward, second by second. The phrase "time management" is really just a catch-all to describe how we get things done. The sum of all we get done is our productivity. Thus, we're talking about productivity, and, in this case, individual productivity.
Sun, 28 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400Are you a natural procrastinator who put things off to do something else instead? If you are, you are probably not very good at managing your own time. Without effective time management, you will find that you are constantly rushing around trying to get tasks completed. If your never seems to have enough time to complete your tasks, here are four(4) effective time management tips to get things done.
Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400We all have the same amount of time in a day, yet some people to get everything done while others seem to get nothing done. Well this article is going to teach you the time management strategies that will allow you to take control of your life, and literally buy back your leisure time so that you can have time to do the things you enjoy.
Wed, 03 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500I must emphasize one thing which we all have in common as humans. One day means 24 hours for us even if we do additional night shifts and can't sleep for days. Also true that most of us will never learn how to manage our time efficiently. Being sucessful does not mean we can manage our time but managing our time makes us successful. By improvisation and placing additional tasks which we think may help moving forward we will not get us any further or make us more productive especially if its about managing business.