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Get More Done In A Day:Work Smarter


“Get More Done In A Day: Making the Most of Your Time”

“Everyone has it, but nobody has enough of it.”

Time is probably your most valuable asset. How valuable it really is depends on what you do with it. Everyone has same amount. Today’s most successful business people often spend no more time at their work than then average American. The difference is how effective they are with the time they are given.

Like so many other things in life, the solution to this problem depends entirely on your mindset. And while there is no foolproof formula for squeezing more out of your daily 24 hours, we offer up this selection of tips and techniques for working smarter and faster, without sacrificing important personal and family time.

Write it down-The first step in discovering where your time went is simply locating where you put it. You can do this with a time log.

Work smarter.It’s a cliché: “Work smarter, not harder.” But like most clichés, this one is often overlooked. So what does it mean to work smarter?

After writing it down , It means studying a task, looking for ways to accomplish it more efficiently. Maybe it’s as simple as using more efficient software. Perhaps it’s using a more effective filing system in your office.

Stop stressing about what you need to do. That doesn’t mean throw away your “to-do” list. It means rather than wasting time thinking about getting what you have to do, simply do it! The more you think about “what I need to do,” the more excuses you’ll find to put it off. Just pick a task and get to work. Before you know it, you’ll be ready for the next, and the next. Soon you’ll realize that you’ve accomplished a lot more than you would have by simply thinking about the things that needed doing. And you’ll be happier in the process!

Make your mornings count.
You’ve probably noticed that your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. Some days you may roll out of bed with too little sleep or motivation to jump right into work. Unfortunately, that circumstance will carry over throughout the workday, leading to procrastination and lower productivity. Conversely, starting your day on the right foot can make a world of difference in what you accomplish.

Getting enough sleep is critical to starting your day off right. Be sure to plan to get to bed early enough to wake up refreshed in the morning.

Know Your Priorities.-Think about what’s important. Is it catching the latest episode of CSI? Or is it achieving success? Sometimes, when people are truly honest with themselves, they realize that their real priorities are activities that don’t contribute to what’s most important.

Let Go of Negativity-Nothing takes the wind from our sails like negative thinking. Unfortunately, many of us hold ourselves back from achieving our goals with thoughts like, “This is taking too long,” or “Maybe I’m not up to this.” What we tell ourselves has a great impact on how we perform. For more see  Get More Done In A Day: Making the Most of Your Time

More Resources:

Overcoming Negative Thoughts Is A Key To SuccessMy Travel’s on the Roads in how to Prosper and Learning

How To Get More Done In Your Day-Entrepreneurship- Youngentrepreneur.com

Simple Advice From Prosper Learning Coaches!-My Travel’s on the Roads in how to Prosper and Learning

Reevaluate and Recommit-Accomplish Your GoalsProsper Learning (Prosper, Inc)

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Turn The Fear Into Action = Creating Opportunities…

I’ve been hearing and seeing from more and more friends and students  who are being into “transition” experiences. This helped turn the fear into action = creating  opportunities…   :

“…..Across the country and around the world, legions of people are abandoning their dependence on big business and seeking independence through their own enterprises. Every month, about 1 million Americans go through some type of job change or loss, and increasingly they are deciding to start their own businesses.

In a recent report titled Work, Entrepreneurship and Opportunity in 21st Century America, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said, “Millions of Americans are embracing entrepreneurship by running their own small businesses, through independent contracting or direct selling.” The report also cited a recent Gallup poll finding that 61 percent of Americans now say they prefer to be their own bosses…” See  “You Should Start Your Own Biz Today” by  Virtual Entrepreneur-August 1st, 2008 ( http://brazilbusiness.biz/ )

Resources

Success Magazine- Why You Should Start Your Own Business Today-Erin  Casey  John  David Mann  May 5, 2008  Categories: Business /Entreperneurship, Wealth /Retirement, Business, Wealth, Wealth /Money Making Ideas (http://www.successmagazine.com)

Success Magazine: Why You Should Start Your Own Business Today-Reprinted on http://www.cnbc.com

Why You Should Start Your Own Business Today-Wednesday, June 18, 2008- Aron Parker’s Blog  “Becoming Successful In Business & Life!”

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Using Influence at Work- Thoughts by Joni Rose

I found this article Using Influence at Work-How to Share Your Knowledge with Colleagues byJoni Rose and wanted to share it;0)

Other Training/Professional Development by Joni Rose

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