Your Body's Best Time for Everything How to Make More Time For Your Writing Let’s face it; unless you’re in the upper echelons of the writing business, you’re quickly discovering that writing won’t make you rich. I’m a full time math teacher in Nashville. I learned early on that writers, by and large, are one of the few professions that make less than teachers. (11 ways to assist a friend in promoting their new book.) 1. Guest column by Patrick Carr, who was born on an Air Force base in West Germany at the height of the cold war. 2. 3. 4. (Writing a synopsis for your novel? 5. So do it. The Writer’s Market details thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, literary agents and more. Other writing/publishing articles & links for you: Want to build your visibility and sell more books? You might also like: No Related Posts
How to manage your time effectively The two most powerful warriors are patience and time Tolstoy Why use time management skills? It's important that you develop effective strategies for managing your time to balance the conflicting demands of time for study, leisure, earning money and jobhunting. Time management skills are valuable in jobhunting, but also in many other aspects of life: from revising for examinations to working in a vacation job. Sometimes it may seem that there isn't enough time to do everything that you need to. This can lead to a build up of stress. What skills are required for effective time management? Some of these skills including setting clear goals, breaking your goals down into discreet steps, and reviewing your progress towards your goals are covered in Action Planning. Click on "First Question" to begin. Your score Your score can be from 0 to a maximum of 15 on each of eight areas. Using Lists Keeping a to-do List "To stay on schedule I devised a timetable which I had to stick to. Setting Goals
On Optimal Study Time Planning Almost anyone studying for CCIE Lab has limited time resources. Practically everyone thinks about optimum study time management. For example, take IEWB-RS VOL1, which has a tremendous amount of material to work on. The workbook is structured in sections of different sizes. Let’s assume that you need to spend T1, T2, T3 … TN (N – number of sections) hours on section 1, 2, 3 … N but you only have T hours available for study, so that T1+T2+T3 +… +Tn > T. Of course, if T > T1+T2+…+TN, you’re a lucky person and don’t have to bother with optimizations!. Notice that the method utilized in the paper corresponds to a “utilitarian” approach, maximizing the aggregate utility of all “members”. Further Reading: St. There is a separate post on spaced repetitions and memorization titled: How to Study for your CCIE About Petr Lapukhov, 4xCCIE/CCDE: Find all posts by Petr Lapukhov, 4xCCIE/CCDE | Visit Website
The secret to making productivity tips work for you I spent the morning going through my file of links that people have sent to me over the week that looked good to read. I have seen enough productivity advice to know that I should not leave links in my inbox. David Allen says everything needs to be dealt with now or filed for later. But something happened on the way to the bottom of the reading folder and I ate a box of cookies after I read Mike Maddock’s list of Resolutions Successful People Make and Keep. High performers don’t eat a box of cookies. Two things Maddock writes are ”spend more time on the not to-do list” and “essentials first, email second.” I never do, of course. So I made a game with myself that I have to write a blog post before I can answer emails. But I must be the world’s top candidate for crack addiction or something because with my new game, I keep getting more and more expensive stuff. Then I bought a book. It’s clear to me that not doing essentials first is killing me right now. Go to your safe spot.
Mind Tools - Management Training, Leadership Training and Career Training The Straight-A Gospels: Pseudo-Work Does Not Equal Work July 26th, 2007 · 78 comments This is the first post in a three-part series focusing on the Straight-A Gospels — the core concepts behind my book, How to Become a Straight-A Student. Today we focus on Gospel #1: Pseudo-work does not equal work Here are two facts: (1) I made straight A’s in college. (2) I studied less than most people I know. The same holds true for many of the straight-A students I researched for my book. If this sounds unbelievable, it is probably because you subscribe to the following formula: work accomplished = time spent studying The more time you study the more work you accomplish. To understand our accomplishment, you must understand the following, more accurate formula: work accomplished = time spent x intensity of focus That last factor — intensity of focus — is the key to explaining why straight-A students never seem to embark on the same fatigue-saturated all-night study adventures that most undergrads rely on. [For math geeks, this is standard exponential decay.]
Time management tips that’ll work for your life Most of the time management advice that’s out there sucks. It’s all written by men who write about time management while their wives are at home taking care of their kids, or by men who don’t have anything to do except write about time management. We need time management advice for people who have a real life. See that photo? 1. Tim Ferriss, (who I have complained about in the past) also, provides the fastest, easiest way to lose weight. For someone who cares about family, the experiments we run on our own lives need to be limited. Here’s a way to experiment in your life without ruining other peoples’ lives: fifteen-minute increments. Fifteen minutes a day of writing a novel can get you halfway done. 2. Has he never seen a family calendar that has four different colors to keep track of four different people? The correct answer is that there is no A. I have found that multiple to-do lists help me understand how I will keep multiple parts of my life on an even keel. 3. 4.
How to Study - Not a bad skill to have - Dr Robert A. Hatch How to Study Robert A. Hatch - University of Florida There's an old joke about three frat brothers discussing plans for the evening. One said, 'Hey, I want to go out to the movies.' Not very funny, I suppose, but neither is studying. How Much Study: Serious students (studious students) study 50-60 hours a week. If you are an entering freshman you should feel some pride in being welcomed into the university community. Study Hours - Add it Up: If you have an average course load of 15 credit hours the figures come to sixty (60) hours per week. Another Statistic: The second set of numbers is that for every three students entering the University of Florida one will not receive a degree. The Skinny: Study is hard work. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Tests are one method of attempting to gauge, assess, or measure what you have learned in a course. Before the Test Good organization, planning, and time management are essential to being a good student. Review, Repeat, Review, Repeat, Review ...