Use Lists to Manage Your Life

April 15, 2014
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My wife is the queen of lists. She uses an iPHone 4s and can, a swipe and a couple of taps, pull up whatever information she needs to plan her next action. For example, she uses SplashShopper to track all our shopping lists. If we pop into Home Depot to pick up a gallon of paint, [...]

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Control your body language for effective communication

April 11, 2014
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Communicating effectively means more than knowing what to say and when to say it. Communication involves the subtle signals your body language sends to those listening. Over half of the information you provide  as you connect with others comes from your body language. Some body language provides positive information and some negative information. Positive bodylanguage says, “I am interested in what you are saying.” Negative body language says, “I don’t believe anything you [...]

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How to Automate Evernote

April 8, 2014
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or… “Put Evernote on Autopilot, Save Boat Loads of Time and Make Your Life Easier (and More Organized)!” If you’re really using Evernote to “remember everything,” you know that you need to be diligent in getting your stuff into Evernote. There are a few built-in features to speed-up the process: a dedicated e-mail addressing for [...]

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How to Keep a Time Log

April 1, 2014
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One of the simplest time-management tools is a daily time log. By selecting a typical week and gathering data on your daily routine, you can find areas where you could improve your use of time. Instructions For Keeping Daily Time Log Gather Data: Keep a daily time log for one week. This will provide accurate information for you [...]

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Outline of time management principles

March 28, 2014
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I’ve yet to find a pithy quip that summarizes time management. Until that time, here’s my outline of time management principles. Identify time over which you have control Set systems for routine tasks Use technology Make best use of the 80/20 rule Identify and use your energy cycle High energy tasks scheduled during high-energy peaks Save less [...]

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Life lessons from a dog

March 12, 2014
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  There’s lots we can learn from a dog about living a good life. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy-ride. Get the most out of the experience of fresh air and wind in your face When family members come home, always run to greet them. Be obedient; when it’s in your best [...]

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3 Quick Steps to Preventing Clutter

February 24, 2014
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If you want to prevent clutter, you have to be preemptive. Before you add an item to your home, office, yard, workspace, etc., ask yourself three questions. Are you going to use it? The gadget looks like the latest in efficiency tools. You buy it, you get it home, you use it once and it’s now [...]

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5 Tips for Effective Phone Management

February 21, 2014
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The telephone has been a part of our lives for so long we probably don’t even think of it as technology. The telephone is a great communication tool. However, just like any other technology or toll, the telephone has to be used properly to be effective.  Here are some ways to manage your telephone use: [...]

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How to Love Your Job

February 20, 2014
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How to love your job [Infographic] by the team at Adecco  

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10 Conversations That Can Transform Your Workplace

February 17, 2014
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I’ll bet there’s plenty of conversation in your workplace — about today’s tasks, about that rush order, about that sudden snag, about the project that should have been done yesterday. But do you and your colleagues ever step off the task treadmill and talk about the workplace itself? If you work full time until retirement [...]

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