setting goals

Mar 6, 2013

Are You Organising Your Tasks?

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Have you been more proactive in your planning since attending one of my workshop, reading my book or enrolling in my e-course?  I certainly hope so.  Are you now conscious of the benefits of thinking ahead so you’re no longer in an urgent rush, that you can delay a task if something more important comes up because you are thinking of planning no longer as a day by day event but as an overall weekly structure? Are you organising your tasks so you know what needs to be accomplished and when it needs to be accomplished by? It’s an incredible freedom isn’t it? The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities.  Stephen Covey The key is to think about what you need to accomplish this week? Schedule...
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Feb 26, 2013

How Comfortable is Your Comfort Zone?

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Do you have a nice life?  Do you have an exciting life?  Do you have a wonderful life?  Do you have a boring life?  What is your life like?  Are you happy?  Really happy?  Is it so wonderful and comfortable that you don’t want anything to change?  Or is it that you are fearful of moving outside your comfort zone? What is a comfort zone? I looked up the definition and found the following in Wikipedia:  Comfort zone is a behavioural state within which a person operates in an anxiety-neutral condition, using a limited set of behaviours to deliver a steady level of performance, usually without a sense of risk. What do you think of that?  It’s a behavioural state – in an anxiety-neutral condition, steady performance, without risk. That means we keep...
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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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Nov 19, 2010

My favourite quotes about Goal Setting.

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If you do nothing to achieve your goals, your destiny is coming, if you take action, your destiny is coming. There is no escaping the future so make it remarkable ~Author unknown The purpose of goals is to focus our attention. The mind will not reach towards achievement until it has clear objectives. The magic begins when we set goals. It is then that the switch is turned on and the power to accomplish becomes a reality. ~Author unknown About Us LifeStyle Refocus is a Melbourne based personal assistant, corporate concierge and lifestyle management consultancy. We are all about saving you TIME. By taking care of your “to do” list so you can spend time doing the things that are truly important to you. We conduct workshops on ‘Managing your Time’, ‘How to have a Productive Day’ and ‘DeClutter...
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Jul 27, 2010

The Power to Choose

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All you need is within you now. You have the resourcefulness you need for whatever you decide to choose. You REALLY do have the: Courage Passion Determination Fire We can do anything if we have a compelling reason and the focus. We will conquer all fears; if we have a big enough reason we would get it. Some of my favourite action quotes “An ounce of action is worth a tonne of theory.” ~Friedrich Engels “Action will remove the doubts that theory can not solve.” ~Tehyi Hsieh  “It’s not what you know, its what you do with what you know.” ~Author Unknown There is always a way Even if it is not true, act like it is and usually you can find a way to achieve what you want to achieve. You can push through the tough times Persist a little longer Search a little harder Keep going Failure...
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Jan 29, 2009

Creating Goals and Focus for the Year Ahead

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We have all read the books, which say no goal is ever achieved unless it is visualised. Part of the visualization process can often be writing down the goals – being accountable. Following is a chart of the categories that can be considered in your goals for the New Year. These are in no specific order and you do not have to have goals in all areas if they are not relevant to you. Categories to consider Spiritual Family Work / Career Physical / Health Social Personal Rest and relaxation Business Plan / Life Guide Now we have a business plan – or a life guide. That is one step in the process to accomplishing our goals. But just as in business it is a great idea to break these goals down. Let’s break them down into monthly achievements as...
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Nov 24, 2008

Give Yourself TIME to work!

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To be productive at work sometimes we actually need time to work! What I mean is interruption FREE TIME. Time at our desk without the phone ringing; responding to emails or speaking to drop in’s. If you build this into your weekly or daily routine colleagues will begin to respect your work TIME. Interruptions can be costly to both your personally and the business in general. You lose your focus and thoughts with each interruption and have to begin again. Reports have said that “unnecessary interruptions consume about 28 percent of the office based worker’s day” which does make a significant impact on our productivity. Solutions Simple solutions such as closing the door and allowing the phone to go to voicemail can be effective. If your office design means it is difficult...
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Oct 30, 2008

Practical Staff Retention Ideas

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Following from last weeks blog regarding focusing on staff retention rather than recruitment I felt it was appropriate to provide some positive solutions or ideas. The objective is to create happy and loyal employees. Elements are taken from an article written by Nukte Ogun in May 2008. 1. Salary One of the biggest employee motivators, pay is what attracts us to most new positions and encourages us to stay. 2. Remuneration package Think about other perks, besides pay, which you could use to lure and keep staff, including salary sacrifice, bonus super and novated leases. 3. Respect Your grandmother had it right: treat others as you would like to be treated. 4. Resources Staff tire pretty quickly of faulty and out-of-date equipment. It doesn’t have to be the newest or the best (it’ll help if it is...
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