Plan Ahead and Increase Productivity

You have heard the old question, “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer is “One bite at a time!”

Your mind, your ability to think, plan, and decide, is your most powerful tool for overcoming procrastination and increasing your productivity. Your ability to set goals, make plans, and take action on them determines the course of your life. The very act of thinking and planning unlocks your mental powers, triggers your creativity, and increases your mental and physical energies. … Read more

Creating a Productive & Happy Work Environment

In the last fifty years, researchers studying the methods of motivating employees and building great teams have found that the single most important motivator turns out to be “clear expectations.” When employees are asked to describe the best jobs they ever had, they invariably say, “I always knew exactly what my boss expected.”

When researchers looked for the foremost demotivator in the world of work, they found that it was the flip side of the biggest motivator. It was the “unclear expectations,” or employees “not knowing what was expected” of them…. Read more

Stop Wasting Time: Find the Right Job For YOU!

Many people are working at jobs that they are not suited for or are not suitable for them. They would rather be doing something else, somewhere else, using different skills and abilities. The majority of working people, by their own admission, do not feel fully challenged by their current jobs. Getting into or staying at a job for which you are not ideally suited is one of the greatest wastes of time in life. It can rob you of some of your most productive years.

Here is a question for you: If you receive $1 million in cash, tax free, would you continue to work at your current job?… Read more

7 Ways to Make Meetings More Efficient

Meetings are the third major time waster in the world of work. As much as 50% of working time is spent in meetings, either group meetings or one-on-one meetings. In the estimate of almost everyone, at least 50% of this time is wasted. This means that as much as 25% of all working time is lost in meetings of one kind or another.

However, meetings are not an evil. Meetings are a necessary business tool for exchanging information, solving problems, and reviewing progress. But they must be managed and they must be used effectively.

Here are 7 ways to increase the efficiency and improve the results of meeting time:… Read more

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