Archives for October 2015

Great questions to help you reach your goals

a goal without a plan is just a wish - motivational handwriting on a napkin with a cup of coffeeWrite down one goal you’re going to achieve.

As always, you can assess the quality of your stated goal with a series of questions you can ask yourself:

Why do I want to pursue this goal? Is it something I really want to do for myself or am I doing it because others expect it of me? Am I doing it because it will bring me fame and fortune and people will think highly of me? [Read more…]

Where are you headed?

Do You Know Where You Are Going newspaper clippingYou have to decide the aim of your time management. Is it to be productive? Is it to spend more time with your family? Is it to keep your desk clean? Is it to be recognized by the community? Is it to get a promotion and a raise?

You may be struggling to decide what your goals are. If that’s the case, take some time to get clear about what you like in life.

What are your interests, likes, and dislikes? Make a list of your favorite things. Out of that kind of contemplation you will see a pattern emerge of what you like to do and what you don’t like to do. Then you can do some research or talk to a mentor or coach about how to proceed. [Read more…]

The myth of time management

The phrase Get More Done on a blackboard with a clockIf you’re like most people, you may think you have a time management problem.

You may frequently find yourself saying, “I’m too busy!” “I don’t have enough time!” “I can’t get everything done!” “I need more hours in a day!”

I bet you often find yourself in that position, racing around, trying to get everything done, feeling like you can never catch up because there just isn’t enough time. You’ve convinced yourself that you have bad time management skills.

There’s one important myth to dispel: there is no such thing as time management. [Read more…]