The other day someone asked me when I have time to do all the writing and website work that I do.
I told them that I do my writing every day from 4AM–6AM.
They told me, “That’s crazy! I would never do that.”
Maybe they wouldn’t… but I would.
Is that crazy… or just productive?
You say you have big plans.
Big plans for this year. Even bigger plans for the summer. Maybe even for next weekend.
However, what is your plan for today?
You may have great ideas for tomorrow, but first you are going to have to successfully get through this day.
In your quest to be more productive, you push yourself to get more done.
More tasks. More work.
But, is all of that work actually taking you where you want to go?
Or are you so busy that you don’t know which direction your productivity is taking you?
I’ll do it someday.
A common refrain from those who procrastinate.
But, someday never comes. And at some point, all those things you said you will do never get done.
After all, when is someday?
The other day someone told me that they had a big idea.
Seeking advice and feedback from others, he was told his idea was foolish. He was told he couldn’t possibly do it. And that he would never be successful at it.
After hearing the criticism, this individual decided not to pursue the idea.
The “can’t do it” crowd was happy. They had convinced another person not to do something.
Beware listening to these naysayers, their sole objective is to convince others they can’t do things.
The other day, a co-worker lamented, “It feels like I am trying to do a dozen jobs at once.”
It turns out they weren’t too far off.
Between work, home, community, kids, and more, they were trying to fill almost a dozen different roles. Each one a different “hat” they had to wear during their week.
That’s a lot of responsibility for one person to juggle and keep in order.
So, how many hats are you trying to wear at once?
I am always striving to make Time Management Ninja more useful for you.
Today, I want your input and feedback in order to help TMN deliver even more value.
Please take a few minutes to fill out the 2014 TMN Reader Survey. This survey went out yesterday via the weekly newsletter, however I am posting it here to maximize its exposure.
By clicking the survey above you can share your productivity needs, wants, and challenges. This will in turn help me provide better material, posts, and topics on TMN.
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Thanks and best wishes,
Is stress taking over your life?
Does it keep you from thinking clearly and prevent you from getting your work done?
You are not alone. A recent survey shows that 83% of U.S. workers feel stressed in their jobs.
Today, I have 10 tips to stop stress and help you get more done.
You want to take that leap.
You know you do.
Maybe you want to prove that you can achieve something.
Or perhaps, you just want to know what is on the other side.
What is your leap? And what is stopping you from taking it?
Your goals are too long.
Not too big, but too long.
If you are setting deadlines a year away, that’s not achievable.
It’s too far away to be real, and too far for you to act on it.
Maybe it’s time to set shorter goals.