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STARTING THE DAY RIGHT
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STARTING THE DAY RIGHT

 

Have a good breakfast, start work on time, check your daily plan, begin with the most important task, avoid impulsive activities, and stick to your plan as much as possible.

ASSESS EVERY INTERRUPTION

 

If it's not both urgent and important, ask if it can be discussed later.

SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE

 

There is a direct correlation between the possession of things and the consumption of time. Looking after 100 things takes more time than looking after 10 things.

KNOW WHEN TO SAY NO

 

Saying yes to something without first considering whether we should be doing it is just as bad as saying no to something that would further our goals.

DISCARD FIRST, THEN ORGANIZE

 

Emile Barnes, in her book, The 15-Minute Organizer (Harvest House, 1991) tells the story of a woman who, over a five week period, had organized her home into 62 cardboard cartons. The woman admitted she was a packrat but that at least she was an organized one!

 

BEWARE OF DOING TWO THINGS AT ONCE

 

When people multitask, productivity goes down and the rate at which they do the task goes down.

 

WHAT TO DELEGATE

 

For greatest impact, start with the jobs that require little training, consume the biggest chunks of time, and recur frequently.

 

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

 

Insist on getting a profitable return on your invested time. If there will be a limited return, limit your time.

 

LEAVING A VOICE MAIL MESSAGE

 

Respect other people's time as well. When leaving messages, speak slowly, clearly, and repeat your name and phone number. Spell your name if it's unusual or difficult to pronounce.

 

FAMILY & BUSINESS LIFE

 

Eight in ten CEOs report that a healthy family life is crucial to a productive business life.

 

CUT YOUR LOSSES

 

If you start an activity, such as watching a TV program, and find it's a waste of time, stop. Starting what you finish is not always a good idea. The same thing applies to business projects.

 

TRYING PRODUCES FEWER REGRETS

 

People describing regrets in their life focus on things they failed to do as opposed to those things they failed at doing.

 

DON'T PROCRASTINATE

 

Major projects will never be finished if they are never started. The key to getting things done is to get things started. Pick a date and time and stick to it.

 

WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS

 

Why would people willingly jot down travel directions and yet be reluctant to write down personal goals that would give them directions in their life?

 

SPEAK SLOWLY

 

Gain your customer's respect more quickly by speaking more slowly. People rate speakers who speak more slowly as being 38% more knowledgeable than speakers who speak more quickly.

 

INADEQUATE SLEEP CAN BE A TIMEWASTER

 

Inadequate sleep reduces innovative thinking by 60% and flexibility in decision-making by 39%.

 
 

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