Forget New Year’s Resolutions

December 31, 2013

Just choose one word. This is an interesting idea. Instead of setting a list of resolutions you hope to keep over the next twelve months, pick one word that will define the way you live during that period. From the One Word 365 Home Page: Forget New Year’s Resolutions. Scrap that long list of goals […]

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10 Simple Communication Resolutions for 2014

December 30, 2013

Here are some things you can resolve to improve the way you communicate with others. These are simple changes, easy to keep all year. I will talk less. I will listen carefully. I will always tell the truth. I will encourage someone every day. I will treat all people with respect. I will make more […]

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How to Change Your Life

December 27, 2013

Tips for Life Changes Can people really change?  We tend to assume that circumstances change easily and often, but that people change rarely, slowly, and with great difficulty.  But these assumptions are wrong. We can, at any time, choose to change those parts of our lives that constrain us; we resolve to improve ourselves. However, […]

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5 Ways To Build Better Workplace Relationships

December 19, 2013

Building good workplace relationships requires the same approach and commitment as building any other relationship. Just because work throws people together, it doesn’t follow that they will instantly connect and become the best team. It takes effort to build workplace relationships: Here are 5 tips that can help: Take time to try to understand others. […]

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3 “Needs” of Time Management

December 16, 2013

Before you can start managing your time, you have to analyse how it’s being used. Keep a log of your daily activities for 2–3 weeks. Once you have a fair representation of your regular time usage, ask yourself the following three questions for each of the items in your log. Does it need to be done? Just […]

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24 Time Management Tips

December 9, 2013

Know what is important to you. Figure out your values. Make goals and review them regularly to keep focus. Learn to delegate: co-workers, professionals, family members, neighbour teenagers earning extra money can all help with your workload. Learn to say no. Stop being a perfectionist. Not everything has to be done perfectly. Clear the clutter from […]

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5 Steps to Going Paperless in 2014

December 2, 2013

I have slowly been making my way towards the paperless office, both at work and at home. It’s been a steady process, but there is still some ways to go. One of the best resources for going paperless is Jamie Todd Rubin, the Evernote Ambassador for Paperless Living. For those of you who are looking […]

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5 Reasons to Market Yourself or Product with Public Speaking

November 27, 2013

As part of my professional development, I belong to a Human Resources association. Each month they have meetings with a variety of speakers. Each year they hold a regional conference, with more speakers and presenters. You probably do something similar as part of your profession. By and large, the speakers at these events are marketing […]

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Christmas Carols Song Lyrics With Guitar Chords – Off-topic

November 20, 2013

A few years ago, I compiled a list of links to Christmas carols and song lyrics with guitar chords. Since that time, these lists have proven to be popular posts during the holiday season. I know it’s off-topic for a productivity/personal development blog, but because of it’s popularity, I like to refresh the list each year to keep […]

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Holiday Time Management Tip – Share the Workload

November 20, 2013

There’s nothing like a major holiday, such as Christmas, to ratchet up the pressure on your schedule. Parties, concerts, shopping, visiting all add to an already full schedule. While you may find a couple of quiet days around the holiday, the rest of December can be quite stressful. Don’t be afraid to ask for help: […]

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