Change Your Life

Whatever happens next is your decision and your action.

Do you believe that? 

We're talking about things that YOU CAN CHANGE, not things that you can't change (like the sun or the rain).

I am a full believer that your actions do have consequences, and these do make for changes in our lives.

Staying Focused

 

What is “Time Management?” 

Do you ever feel that there is never enough time in the day?  Were does the time go? It’s puzzling to think that we all get the same 24 hours in a day but some people achieve so much in their day were others are always franticly racing the clock. Why do some people cruise through life, while others lag behind? The answer lies in good time management. 

The highest achievers manage their time exceptionally well. By using the time-management techniques in this section, you can improve your ability to function more effectively – even when time is tight and pressures are high. 

What is “Time Management?” 

Bran A Jackson describes time management like this: 

“Time management” refers to the way that you organize and plan how long you spend on specific activities. 

It may seem counter-intuitive to dedicate precious time to learning about time management, instead of using it to get on with your work, but the benefits are enormous : 

  • Greater productivity and efficiency.
  • A better professional reputation.
  • Less stress.
  • Increased opportunities for advancement.
  • Greater opportunities to achieve important life and career goals. 

Failing to manage your time effectively can have some very undesirable consequences: 

  • Missed deadlines.
  • Inefficient work flow.
  • Poor work quality.
  • A poor professional reputation and a stalled career.
  • Higher stress levels. 

Spending a little time learning about time-management techniques will have huge benefits now – and throughout your career. 

3 Tips to improve time management 

  1. 1.  Set Goals 

Do you know where you'd like to be in six months? What about this time next year, If not, it's time to set some personal goals! 

Personal goal setting  is essential to managing your time well, because goals give you a destination and vision to work toward. When you know where you want to go, you can manage your priorities, time, and resources to get there. Goals also help you decide what's worth spending your time on, and what's just a distraction. 

  1. 2.  Prioritize 

Sometimes, it's hard to know how to prioritize, especially when you're facing a flood of seemingly urgent tasks. However, it's essential to learn how to prioritize tasks effectively if you want to manage your time better. Write a list of tasks from most important to least important and finish those tasks before the end of the day. 

  1. 3.  Avoid Distractions 

Have you ever finished a day feeling worn out and tired without actually achieving anything?  Chances are you spent the day running around being distracted. 

Whether they come from emails, social media or phone calls, distractions prevent us from achieving flow  , which is the satisfying and seemingly effortless work that we do when we're 100 percent engaged in a task. 

If you want to gain control of your day and do your best work, it's vital to know how to minimize distractions and manage interruptions   effectively. For instance, give facebook a rest when you need to focus, and let people know if they're distracting you too often. You should also learn how to improve your concentration, even when you're faced with distractions. 

I hope this helps you in your battle against the clock.

 

 

Staying Focused in 2020

Welcome to season 2020

The wonderful thing about the start of any year is realizing the potential that may be ahead.  What amazing opportunities are just around the corner? A new job, friend, realizing a new passion or hobby?

 Albert Einstein once said “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”

The start of each year presents its self, as the perfect opportunity to set long term goals but the biggest challenge is staying focused on that particular goal. It has been proven that people who maintain focus on long-term goals can achieve much bigger things than those who jump from idea to idea, or those who give up after the slightest setback.

Here are 3 steps to achieving your goals:

1. Identify Meaningful Goals

Your goals might take years to complete. Can you imagine putting all of that time and energy into something you weren't passionate about?

This is why it's important to align your long-term goals with your values and your dreams.

2. Write Goals Down

Once you've decided on your goals, write them down in a way that communicates why they are important to you, and then put them in a place where you'll see them regularly.

3. Stay on Course

How many times have you started work on a long-term goal with the best intentions, only to find, a few weeks later, that you've lost focus because you've started working on a new goal?

To avoid this, keep a record of new ideas as you have them, but don't take any action on them immediately and then ask yourself if these ideas contribute to your long-term objectives.

Good luck!