Bad Planning on Your Part, Shouldn’t Be an Emergency on My Part

Don't Let Other's Poor Planning Create Unneeded Urgencies

pablo (5)You are just getting to your work when your boss rushes in with a “last-minute emergency.”

He or she needs something right now.

But, the irony is when you look at the email they sent, the information in it is weeks old. The “emergency” is really just because they procrastinated.

Do others create emergencies for you, because of bad planning on their part?

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10 Time Management Tasks You Can Do in Under a Minute

Small Time Management Tasks Now, Can Save Big Time Later

Time Management Tasks in Under a MinutePeople often think that they don’t have time for time management.

I don’t have time to plan, time to organize, or time to get to my todo list.

Yet, the biggest results of managing your time are from the small things that you do. The minor habits and tactics that often take moments of your time.

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Why You Shouldn’t Schedule Meetings Longer than One Hour

The Problem with 90-Minute Meetings

pablo (2)People have a hard time attending meetings that are longer than one hour.

Maybe it’s today’s ADD. Or perhaps, it’s just that any meeting that long is a waste of many people’s time.

Either way, there is almost no reason to schedule a meeting for over 60 minutes.

If you do, you’re scheduling more time than is necessary or productive.

The Dreaded 90-Minute Meeting

When people really want to get something done, what do they typically do?

They schedule a really long meeting.

The dreaded 90-minute (or two-hour) meeting invite arrives in your inbox.

Even before you accept it, you know that a large chunk of your day will not be productive.

The irony here is that most “long meetings” get scheduled because someone is disorganized, uninformed, or needs other people to do their work. They want to get more done, but they are really accomplishing the opposite.

Scheduling meetings for more than an hour in non-productive. You lose people’s interest, energy, and attention.

Even worse, meetings will always expand to fill the allowed time. People will show up late, there will be wasted chit-chat, and even joking about “how much time there is” for the discussion.

Keep Those Meetings Short

Most meetings should be 30 minutes (or less).

An hour is about the maximum amount of time that produces productive discussion on one topic.

Avoid anything above that timeframe, as expanding the time doesn’t expand the results.

Shorter meetings are better meetings and don’t take up valuable time in your day.

Question: How long do you schedule meetings for? Does your organization hold 90 minute meetings? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

5 Productivity Promises You Won’t Keep

Are You Over-promising Your Time Commitments?

pablo (39)Do you make promises that your time can’t keep?

Simple ones like, “I’ll only be a minute.”

Silly ones like, “Give me a second.”
Really, one second?

Or bad ones like, “I will call you back today.”
Yet, you don’t write it down or set an alarm.

You need to stop making commitments that you can’t or won’t keep.

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The Right Time is Always Right Now

Stop Putting Things Off Waiting for the Perfect Time

Right Now is the Right Time

You may be asking yourself, “When is the right time to start?”

To begin your big goal. To commence working out. Or even just to do the tasks on your task list.

The answer is always the same… “Right now is the right time.”

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5 Tips for Backing Up Your Digital Possessions

Are Your Photos, Documents, and Information Safe?

pablo (34)We protect our physical assets.

Our belongings, valuables, and more.

Yet, in this day, more and more of our assets are digital rather than physical.

What could you lose if you computer or phone were broken or stolen? Are you digital assets protected and backed up?

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