5 Drivers That Keep Us Stuck and Impact Our Productivity

5 Drivers That Keep Us Stuck and Impact Our Productivity

In the world of psychology there are certain things called drivers that get in the way of our progress. Most of us have one or more of them, but we are unaware of them. The 5 Drivers The five drivers are “be perfect”, “hurry up”, “try hard”, “please others”, and “be strong” They are the […]

Why Multi-tasking Doesn’t Work

Multi-tasking doesn’t work because you’re constantly distracting yourself. While you’re working on one thing, you’re also thinking about your other tasks.

Do you multi-task? It feels great when you’re juggling a few different projects or tasks at once, making progress on each of them, doesn’t it? It makes you feel productive when you can run a meeting while editing a proposal and outlining the next project. The sad truth is that Multi-tasking doesn’t work nearly as […]

How to Minimise Open Loops for Maximum Productivity

How to Minimise Open Loops for Maximum Productivity

In yesterday’s post How to Prioritise Your Most Crucial Tasks, I mentioned the term ‘open loops’, which got a few people talking and is epitomised by the following comment from a reader who wrote “unfortunately I think I am the queen of open loops. I dread and stress about things and put them off until […]

Procrastination Why You Do It and How To Overcome It

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Our time is precious and yet many of us waste a lot of it procrastinating.  Procrastination is not productive, it mainly involves time wasting activities such as absent mindedly scrolling through the internet or putting a task off until it becomes urgent causing stress. So, What’s Behind Procrastination? Perfectionism: If we set high standards for […]

Time Management for the Small Business Owner – Part 2

Take back your time!

Time management for the small Business Owner

In Part 1 of this series, we identified where the time of a small business owner can go. By Implementing the techniques and strategies below the small business owner will be able to manage their time more effectively. Ten Ways for A Small Business Owner to Take Back Time Carry out a Monthly Business Audit […]

You Don’t Have To Eat That Frog First Thing in The Morning

Eat it when it suits you!

You Don’t Have Eat That Frog First Thing in The Morning

Eat that frog is a very famous book in the Time management field written by Brian Tracy. It’s title is derived from the quote, “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day”. The quote is often wrongly attributed to Mark Twain. It […]

7 Tips to Beat Procrastination

Is procrastination a serious challenge in your life? Unfortunately, when procrastination affects your job-related tasks, it can have a negative impact on your professional career as well. So how can you kick this annoying tendency to put things off and start getting them done instead? Try the strategies outlined in this Video.

If your looking for something more indepth you may find this post useful “7 Tips to overcome procrastination once and for all”

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How to Stop Over Planning and Cure Your Procrastination

How to Stop Over Planning and Cure Your Procrastination

When it comes to remedies to cure procrastination, many experts say that planning is the answer and whilst I would agree that in some instances it can be. It can also be an obstacle. It’s okay to spend time planning but, if you have trouble moving beyond the planning stage and getting bogged down in […]

How to Overcome Procrastination and Get That Project Finished

Overcome Procrastination and Get That Project Finished

We all have them, those big projects that need to be completed. They stay there on our wish list or to-do list. I really must tackle the garden, there is so much clutter in the garage that you can’t get the car in, I really must clean it out. Perhaps you’re one of the many […]

Top 10 Time Management Articles 2016

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Well its fair to say that 2016 was a year that is going to live long in the memory. I remember thinking as the year started that having suffered two heart attacks, following hip replacement surgery, that the worst was behind me. Little did I know that heart attack number 3 and a subsequent stroke […]