How to Stop Procrastinating – The 15 Minute Method

Stop Procrastinating

Is it possible to break the habit of procrastination? It is so easy and requires no effort to procrastinate, to put off tasks that we don’t feel like doing. Why do we procrastinate? There are several reasons why this happens: We might not know how to start the task. The task might be big and … Continue Reading…

What You Can Do Today, Do Yesterday

Now - Later

Now - LaterWell, actually, you cannot do yesterday what you need to do today. What I really mean is that never postpone anything for another day. Often, what you don’t do right now you will never do, the momentum passes and the opportunity fades away.

Let me give you a few examples:

You promise your child a certain amount of pocket money, but you don’t give him the money right away, because you don’t have this amount in your purse.

Now, suppose you do not have the time to go to your bank or to an ATM or for several days, or you forget about your promise. After a few days, your child does something naughty, and you want to punish him. You tell him that you won’t give him the money you promised, but only after he is punished.

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How Do You Manage Your Time?

How do you manage your time, or maybe you don’t manage it at all, letting other people and circumstances dictate to you what to do?

If managing your time seems a big task, why not try to manage just a few hours of your day, maybe even just one hour for a start? If you are not be able to manage your time at your job, do so at least in you free time, where you have more control.

Managing your time means giving priorities to certain tasks, and leaving for later other, less important tasks. It is certainly more pleasurable, and requires less effort to read your mail than working. It is more pleasure to watch a movie than study, but this does not make the task done.

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12 Tips For Using Your Time Efficiently When Waiting or Traveling

How many times did you stand in line or waited for someone, doing nothing?

Do you travel by train or bus to work and just sit there waiting to arrive at your destination, with your mind rushing here and there? Do you do anything besides listening to music with your earphones?

There is a lot of time during the day, which you can use more efficiently, than just letting it pass by.

Below, you will find a few simple things you can do in such situations. You are welcome to add your own suggestions in the comments’ box below.

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The Importance of Customer Service

We all know that customer service is of great importance to any kind business, offline and online. A business is about having satisfied customers. For a business to thrive, it needs happy customers, and for happy customers, you have to strive to give quality products and a good service.

I always strive to answer any customer inquiry, as quickly as possible, sometimes, within a few minutes after they send their inquiry or request.

I often receive emails from customers, amazed at the prompt response, even if the response was a few hours after the receipt of their message. A few hours delay still seems to be a quick response by most people.

On rare occasions, some customers send an email, expecting a response in a few minutes, and if they don’t get it, they send another email, and then another one. I totally understand their anxiety, but one message is enough. The message will be read and a response will be sent as soon as possible.

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Dispelling the Top 7 Myths About Being Organized

Seat in the Park

There are lots of myths going around when it comes to getting and staying organized.
Here are the top 7, along with the truths.

MYTH NUMBER 1: BEING ORGANIZED MEANS BEING NEAT.
While you can certainly be neat AND be organized, the two terms should never be confused with each other. While you might have NEAT piles, or NEAT boxes piled one on top of the other, or objects lined up NEATLY in a straight line, you may still not be able to find a single thing when you need it. Being organized means you’re using a structured system that allows you to find everything you need when you need it, and you get everything done when it’s due–without frustration, chaos or stress.

MYTH NUMBER 2: TO BE ORGANIZED IS TO BE CLEAN.
Once again, while you can be BOTH organized AND clean, those terms should not be confused. Cleaning means that you’re removing dirt, grime and otherwise preparing a sanitary surface. But, you can have the cleanest home or office on the block, and still be disorganized.

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10 Tips for Increasing Your Effectiveness (No Matter What You’re Trying to Do)

No matter how big our dreams, our time and resources are limited. Moving forward effectively is key. Once you’ve committed to accomplishing something and putting in the effort, you’ll want to get the biggest return on your investment that you can, in the most efficient way. Here are ten of my best tips for increasing your effectiveness and achieving your goals–whatever they may be.

1.Be clear on your final outcome

This may sound obvious, but it’s surprisingly easy to skip this step. Be as clear as you can about what it is that you are working to accomplish. Be sure you know exactly what success will look like and how you will know when you get there. Being “more” of something is not a clear goal–no matter what you’re trying to be more of (more healthy, more patient, more relaxed, more productive . . .). Set a concrete measurable goal and you’ll know when you’ve arrived.

2.Create a timeline and set milestones along the way

Set a date for achieving your outcome. Schedule “milestones” for yourself. In other words, identify the dates that you plan to achieve specific steps towards your goal. This will help you stay on track and recognize the need to make adjustments (if you are having difficulty achieving the milestones you have identified) as you go along.

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Top 3 Tips on How Successful Entrepreneurs Manage Their Time

Setting out to succeed with your own business requires managing your time well. If not done properly, not only will you waste time and not efficiently achieve your goals, but you may also find yourself losing clients, money, and/or possibly even the business, itself.

Here are three simple steps you could take in order to manage your time more effectively.

Step One: Develop a Plan of Action

You need to know what you want to accomplish and the time frame in which you want it accomplished. Developing an overall plan of action will aid you in achieving your goal. So, begin by writing down your primary goal and then writing down what steps you need to take in order to realize that goal. It sounds so simple, but most people don’t do this and become distracted and waste an inordinate amount of time. So, do not make the mistake of disregarding this important point.

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