Just Start: How Doing Anything Can Help You Accomplish Everything. Wise Bread Picks I was sitting in my desk rubbing my wrinkled forehead. I had a deadline to meet, but the only thing my brain was doing was cycling back through the same ideas. It was an extremely frustrating feeling. Management Secrets: Core Beliefs of Great Bosses. A few years back, I interviewed some of the most successful CEOs in the world in order to discover their management secrets.
I learned that the "best of the best" tend to share the following eight core beliefs. 1. Business is an ecosystem, not a battlefield. Average bosses see business as a conflict between companies, departments and groups. They build huge armies of "troops" to order about, demonize competitors as "enemies," and treat customers as "territory" to be conquered. Extraordinary bosses see business as a symbiosis where the most diverse firm is most likely to survive and thrive. 2.
Average bosses consider their company to be a machine with employees as cogs. Extraordinary bosses see their company as a collection of individual hopes and dreams, all connected to a higher purpose. 3. Average bosses want employees to do exactly what they're told. Power of Focused Attention. Photo by Simón Pais-Thomas I recently sat down with several highly enthusiastic achievers, all of whom have many ambitions.
These casual chats revolved around the theme of, “How do I turn my ambitions into reality?” I deeply admired their energy and drive, but it became clear as to why they were not seeing their desired results: Trying to do too much at once. Despite the social illusion that we can have it all, we only have a limited amount of energy and time. Even if we think we can achieve it all during our heightened state of enthusiasm and inspiration, when reality hits, we’ll find that striving to achieve it all at once will result in exhaustion and disconnection with our inner selves.
The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life By Leo Babauta Book Review – Minimalism, Self Improvement, Organization, Efficiency. The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life By Leo Babauta Minimalism, Self Improvement, Organization, Efficiency “What is a minimalist life?
It’s one that is stripped of the unnecessary, to make room for that which gives you joy.It’s a removal of clutter in all its forms, leaving you with peace and freedom and lightness.[...]A minimalist values quality, not quantity, in all forms” - from The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life by Leo Babauta About The Author – Leo Babauta Leo Babauta is well known as a productivity expert and author. You may already be familiar with his work: he has previously authored three ebooks In addition, Leo Babauta is a published author – in 2009 he published his first physical book, The Power Of Less.
Summary of The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life was recently released, and is in some ways a companion to Leo Babauta’s previous book, The Power Of Less. Plan your ideal day. How To Get Motivated – 8 Tips and Tricks to Get Motivated Today! “I used to struggle with getting motivated.
Through research, trial and error I defeated laziness and procrastination – this is what I learned.” – Sid Savara Unmotivated Demotivated Uninspired. Call it what you want – you know the feeling. Sid Cancels Commitment, World Does Not End. Sometimes, You Need To Just Let it Go. After a series of software development mishaps this week, Sid Savara, who was scheduled to demo his pet project at Manoa Geeks discovered that the project was at risk of not being completed in time.
Sid had been looking forward to the event all week: a chance to showcase himself in front of the who’s who in Hawaii’s tech community. During the final stretch, however, Sid encountered some issues. Sid weighed his options, made his decision, and lived with the fall out. A Difficult Situation – Weighing The Options As the deadline loomed, the software development team, (consisting entirely of Sid) discovered themselves hopelessly behind schedule. Get It Done At All Costs. The Decision Is Made – and The Fallout. How Joy Can Work Against You. In previous posts, I discussed why the so-called “negative” emotions of anger, shame, sadness, and fear are actually good friends and guides.
In this post, I am going to close the loop on this project by outlining why joy, a “positive” emotion, can be your enemy. How can this be? How can joy cause trouble? What’s wrong with feeling good? 10 Questions That Will Improve Results in Any Area. The only foolish question is the one that was never asked!
When you begin any project, are trying to make a change in your life, or are faced with a difficult undertaking, the best way to improve your result is to ask the important questions first. If you are working as part of a team, some questions may need to be asked of others. When working towards an individual goal, you will be the one giving the answers. Ask, ask, ask — until you’re confident that you have a firm understanding. Don’t wait until you’re stuck and spinning your wheels. Quality questions create a quality life. Questions Why am I doing this? It’s important to understand the reason behind anything you undertake. What is the desired outcome? Without being clear about the desired result, you can’t plan how to get there. When is the deadline and are there periodic checkpoints?
Know when the action or project needs to be complete. What is my role? Understanding your role is crucial. 4 Critical Ways You Can Stop Wasting Time Today. Punctuality Counts. For years, I could be counted on to be late. Got a lunch meeting at 11:30 am? Dustin will be there at 11:40. Got a class at 9:00am? Dustin will be there at 9:20. Is there a meeting at 6:00 pm? People joked about it. Being punctual matters, at least in today’s Western societies. Punctuality shows mastery Being on time consistently shows everyone around you that you are the master of your life. On the other hand, being late all the time shows that you are a victim of the winds of fate, that you’re incapable of anticipating possible problems and either dealing with them or altering your course to avoid them.
Punctuality shows competence Someone who shows, over and over, that they are the master of their time is someone who will be taken seriously in areas far removed from time management. Punctuality shows integrity. How to Prioritize a Schedule for Optimal Time Management: 8 steps. Edit Article Edited by Harri, Genius_knight Most of us feel like we have too much to do and not enough time to do it all. This combination often leaves you feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Learning how to prioritize a schedule for optimal time management can help you gain control of your life by focusing on what's important and getting it done. Ad Steps 1Write down all of the appointments and tasks you want to accomplish in any given day or week.Lists are an important first step in prioritizing and time management.Prioritized schedules must allow time for family.
Chances are the person doing the asking will be surprised when you turn him down. Tips Give yourself a reward for accomplishing important tasks through prioritizing. How to Be On Time Every Time. How to Be Punctual: 16 steps. Edit Article Edited by Summer Breeze, Ben Rubenstein, Jack Herrick, Krystle and 45 others If you're battling lateness, there is hope.
How to Stop Running Late: 11 steps. Edit Article Edited by Farzana, Teresa, Carolyn Barratt, Flickety and 16 others Everybody is late for something at one time or another.
Cars break down or become stuck in traffic, oversleeping happens unexpectedly, a child throws up and needs medical attention or you get held up collecting your dry cleaning. Yet, for some people running late isn't an occasional occurrence precipitated by an event mostly or completely out of their control.
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