time management

Oct 29, 2011

Get Business Tool

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I have been blogging for a couple of years now and one of the things I could never do was add you tube videos or audio that I felt may be relevant to my blogging community. I have found the solution. It is software called JCopia. It’s not just for You Tube, you can also use it to download video and audio from flash players on internet sites like Google Video, MySpace, DailyMotion, Metacafe, Break, and other Blog sites of course. Where ever audio and video content is embedded. Just play your media online and watch as JCopia saves any clip, music or movie to your computer. If you want it you can download and install from http://jiteco.com/download/jcopia/jcopia.exe Or lLearn more what is included in JCopia 4.7.11466 on http://jiteco.com/jcopia.html I know I don’t...
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Jun 4, 2011

Managing your energy allows you to get more done

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Last blog we discussed how exercise can help you be more productive. This week we are looking at our energy cycles again. During the day our bodies go through an energy cycle every 90 to 120 minutes. We should be scheduling our tasks around that body rhythm. That is we focus and concentrate on our work for 90 to 120 minutes then do less important work for a rest and recovery break. This type of work includes emails, some calls and perhaps even some meetings. Our energy cycle is not just physical energy either. Other elements include our emotional energy and mental energy. Therefore to work at our peak productivity some of the ways to look after ourselves includes: Physical energy Sleep Nutrition Hydration Exercise Recovery Emotional energy Positive relationships Do not worry about what you cannot change Enjoyment Recovery Mental energy Positive thoughts Personal...
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May 19, 2011

Exercise and Increase Your Productivity

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Many of us are aware that during the night we have a rhythm to our sleep – light sleep, deep sleep . . . however did you know that during the day our bodies also have a rhythm? Take note as to how you work during the day, once you commence work do you find you can get going but later in the day between 2.30 to 3.30 you start to feel sluggish. Well that is your body rhythm telling you that it is fatiguing. It is during this period of time when you are start to lose concentration and you will know because of the signs and signals your body gives you such as fidgeting, self-distraction, hunger, thirst, looking for easy distractions, not doing the work you really should be...
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Apr 7, 2011

Developing and Establishing Good Habits

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To make changes in our life we need to change some of our habits and routines. This means replacing our existing habits and routines with more positive habits and routines. When the going gets tough it is our habits that get us through. So what are the areas of your life that you need to tweak and change? Do you realise that how you live your life is actually based on decisions you have made? Wow that may be a little bit confrontational really. It is much easier to look for someone else to blame for the areas of our life that are frustrating us or not satisfying us. So once you have identified an area to change then we need to make the changes part of our daily routine. When...
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Mar 4, 2011

Increase Productivity by Batching Tasks

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Batching tasks is taking a group of tasks and ‘doing’ them in the same block of time. For example, making all your telephone calls for the day in one group, checking your emails in one group, or when you are going to the shops doing more than just the grocery shopping. Batching and Shopping By batching your shopping you are saving time, saving petrol and helping the environment. The following are some elements to consider before you go to the shops for a detailed example of batching tasks. We know we are going to the shops for the groceries but often there are many errands that we can do whilst we are out such as purchasing petrol, going to the post office, dropping off clothing at a charity bin and so on. So...
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Feb 7, 2011

Goal Setting

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It is time to think about setting goals for the year both in a personal sense and a business sense. However before we even set a goal some things to consider include: What is your sense of purpose? What is your purpose in life, what do you love, what do you value, and what do you really want to do? Answer these questions without too much thought it is known as ‘a rapid fire exercise’ rather than ponder for a long time. In a rapid fire exercise you answer the question with 5 answers in 30 seconds. Most of the time you get the same answers even if you pondered for 2 hours. So take 30 seconds and write down five things that are your purpose in life, what you love,...
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Oct 28, 2010

I am responsible

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To release my potential from past restrictive programming of my subconscious, it is extremely important that I give myself the right to be me and to function as I choose. It is not possible to have sound self-esteem if I am not true to myself or give up responsibility and accountability for my own life as I seek to achieve fulfilment of my needs and goals. I want to allow myself the freedom to choose without building a prison for myself with “have to’s”, “can not’s” and “they won’t let me’s.” I recognise I am functioning from my own free choice and I can either: recognise myself as important, valuable and interesting as a person, or see myself as an absolute incompetent, who is unworthy and unneeded. I can choose to be kind, loving, helpful, loyal and compassionate, or to...
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Sep 9, 2010

New Habits to Your Responses

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To make changes to ensure we have the ‘The Power To Choose’ in our own life we have to develop some new habits. I recommend the following two new habits to start. Stimulus and Response Understand that you are choosing your reaction to the stimulus presented to you. You have the power to choose. Pause to ensure you are making the right choice for you, your values and goals. Are you going to yell at the driver that cut you off in the traffic or how are you going to react? What about that extra bit of work your boss gives you with a tight deadline? Will you spend the next few hours working yourself up because you are annoyed or will you just focus and get it done? Evaluation Every choice we make has...
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May 28, 2010

Is your planning system up to scratch?

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I have personally had a really busy 6 week period and my routine has been totally changed by what has been going on. I was asked to project manage a project for a firm which would take 3 to 4 weeks. This meant working full time for the firm then in my spare time chipping away at what needed to be completed for the business. Well how did it all go? Firstly, I love managing the project and whilst all did not go according to plan the delays were elements way beyond my control. I was waiting for shipments from India and China to come in and they were not arriving at the anticipated time this extended the project to a 5 week period. Then on week 6 when I was to...
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May 17, 2010

You can be in control!

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  When we let other people control our life we are passing control of our thoughts, mood, and experiences onto other people who are out of our control. When this occurs we are living a reactive life. The benefit of letting others control us is that we have someone else to blame – and that feels good. The alternative action is that we could take responsibility for our self. Are you living your life according to what others want? We can automatically spend our lives living up to the standards of others instead of taking the time to work out what we want. For example: The man who has spent 25 years working as a lawyer because his father was a lawyer. He never changed his profession even though he had the ability, skills...
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