Time Management Category Archive

How to Make Accurate Time Estimates

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Many people are really bad at estimating how much time a task will take. Perhaps you estimate you’ll need about an hour, and it really takes you 3-4 hours to finish. Or maybe you allocate 30 minutes for a task, and you’re done in 5 minutes. What can you do to get better at making […]

Life Coaching

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Life coaching (or personal coaching) is fairly popular these days. Many people have asked me what I think of life coaching, so I’ll share my thoughts on this subject. A life coach is someone you hire to help assist you with your personal development, especially in the area of setting and achieving specific goals. Typically this […]

Voice Recognition Software

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

At various times over the past several years, I’ve tested the use of voice recognition software for dictating text, such as Dragon Naturally Speaking. Since I can speak much faster than I can type, the potential productivity benefits are too great to ignore. However, up until now I’ve always been disappointed by the results. The […]

Quitting to Win

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Are you afraid that if you quit too many jobs or switch careers too often, your resume (CV) will make you look undesirable? And who’s gonna hire you then? No one wants a loser who can’t stay put. You’re probably right to be concerned… assuming your primary career goal is to work for a company that wants […]

How to Take Action Consistently

Monday, December 10th, 2007

With respect to goals, projects, and other to-do items, it’s easy to get stuck too long in the thinking and planning phase.  You can sit around writing and rewriting your goals, delving into your subconscious mind, working through emotional blocks, summoning the power of Thor… whatever.  But if you don’t eventually get into action, you’re […]

You Are Self-Employed

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Many years ago I listened to an audio program by Brian Tracy where he said that everyone is essentially self-employed and that even if you’re an employee, you should think of yourself as the President of your own personal services corporation.  Call it Your Name, Inc. This mindset makes a lot of sense.  Even if […]

Discover Your Strengths

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

In order to develop a career that really suits you, it’s important to have a basic knowledge of your key strengths.  Unlike skills or knowledge you can acquire through education, your strengths are more basic talents.  For the most part you were born with them.  You can certainly continue to develop new talents, but in the area of […]

Career and Commitment

Friday, November 16th, 2007

How committed are you to having a career you absolutely love? Your level of commitment plays a key role in the process of creating a fulfilling career.  When people are undercommitted to their careers, they tend to get lousy results.  When they get clear about what they want and commit themselves to creating it, however […]

How to Wake Up Feeling Totally Alert

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Your alarm goes off at 5am, and you immediately get out of bed without a second thought.  As you orient yourself to the waking world, you can barely detect any lingering grogginess, even if you look for it.  You stand up and stretch, feeling totally alert, fully conscious, and eager to start your day.  The thought […]

Overclock Your Audio Learning

Monday, August 6th, 2007

If you want to absorb written material at a faster rate, you can learn to speedread or PhotoRead.  But what if you have a lot of audio material to listen to, such as audio books or podcasts? Did you know that if you have 60 minutes of audio material to listen to, you can very […]