I was recently in a meeting with about a dozen people.
The meeting’s end time arrived, and yet the meeting didn’t end.
In fact, it just kept going. The individual speaking kept droning on. People started getting uncomfortable in their seats and shuffling their belongings.
Have you ever been in a meeting that just wouldn’t end?
Where is your clutter?
I bet you can name a few areas quickly. The backseat of your car. Your desktop. The nightstand next to your bed.
We all have trouble spots, places where we accumulate stuff.
Today, I have a powerful tip to help keep those trouble areas clutter-free.
This is a guest post by Karol K. Karol is a blogger at Bidsketch.com, a company that delivers easy-to-use proposal software for writers and other creatives.
It’s kind of sad that there are so many great to-do list apps and tools out there, yet the traditional way of pen and paper still remains king in the 21st century.
And I’m not even trying to write this post in a provocative, “yeah take that” -kind of way. I really do feel that paper is better for to-do lists, and I’m going to prove it to you.
Plus, I’m going to give you the exact method that’s been ultra effective for me so far.
You had big goals.
Yet, you have fallen off of them lately.
Your goals have been sitting idle, but you still want to accomplish them. Even though you are down, you haven’t given up.
What will it take for you to get back up and pursue your goals?
It always amazes me how many people don’t know how to use the one device that they carry with them everywhere they go.
I am talking about your phone.
It is the one item that you never leave home without… and if you do, you go back to get it.
Today, I want to share 7 lesser known settings and features that you should be using to maximize your productivity with your iPhone.
Do you value your time?
You may say you do.
Yet, your actions and behavior convey a different message. You let others schedule, interrupt, and otherwise squander it at will.
If your time is such a precious resource, why do you let others take it freely?
Meetings are one of the biggest time wasters in most companies.
Yet, much of this pain is self-inflicted.
Poorly run meetings lead to wasted time, de-moralized employees, and loss of productivity.
Are meetings in your company run efficiently?
Have you ever wanted to say yes to a request, but couldn’t because of your current obligations?
You wanted to say yes. But, you were already overbooked.
Frustratingly, when you examine the items you are bogged down with, they are less important that the one you want to say yes to.
To prevent this situation, you have to say no before you can say yes.
You try to do it all.
Often, that leads to many things started and nothing done. Or you don’t get to your most important work, because you are busy doing everything else.
If you want to get more done, you need to do less in your day.
“Where do you want to go for lunch?”
“I don’t know. Where do you want to go?”
“I don’t know. Wherever you want.”
“I don’t care.”
This conversation happens too often.
If you can’t make simple decisions, how are you going to make the tough ones?