10 Tips for More Effective Time Management

Written by Michael Pollock

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6. Plan and schedule as much as you can. Don't just schedule work related appointments. Schedule as much as possible, such as time with your kids, family or significant other, sleep, eating, exercise, spiritual practice, reading, TV time, play time, laundry, shopping, writing, marketing your business, answering emails and phone calls.

7. As much as possible, stay inrepparttar current block mentally. If your block for 8:00 p.m., Monday says "type newsletter," direct all your energies to typing your newsletter. Don't even think about what your block for 9:00 p.m., Tuesday evening says or what you didn't complete in your block for 6:00 p.m., Monday evening. Be and do 100 % inrepparttar 102072 current block.

8. Say "NO" to non-emergency, "out ofrepparttar 102073 block" activities. Eliminate distractions as much as possible. Close your door, turn offrepparttar 102074 ringer on your phone or simply ask to not be disturbed. Withrepparttar 102075 exception of emergencies,repparttar 102076 only thing that matters is what you have to do inrepparttar 102077 current block.

9. Plan "untimed" or free time just for you. It's okay, and I'd suggest even healthy to plan time to just "goof-off" or play. If you set aside time for it in advance, it's less likely to come up spontaneously and distract you from other tasks.

10. Stick to your plan. Need I say more? Your schedule will work only as well as you commit to it. Keep it with you everywhere you go and refer to it often. Keep asking yourself "am being and doing what scheduled forrepparttar 102078 current block right now?"

By incorporating these 10 tips into your time/self management plan, you'll create more space to be, do and have more in you life. Further, you'll also approach your life in a more proactive and intentional manner.

If you have any questions aboutrepparttar 102079 "Inrepparttar 102080 Block" time/self management plan, feel free to email me. I'd love to hear from you!

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The Top Ten Ways to Stay Focused on Your Objectives

Written by Michael Angier

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5. Make a Plan of Action. To achieve and stay focused upon your objective, create an action plan. What arerepparttar steps you will take to get you from where you are to where you want to be? Your strategies will likely change as you go along, so set your goals in concrete and your plans in sand. Keep your eye onrepparttar 102071 goal, but remain flexible in your path to it.

6. Measure Your Progress. You can't change what you don't measure. Create mechanisms that will allow you to see your progress. Use charts. Log your actions. Use anything that will encourage you by allowing you to objectively track your progress. We all need feedback—it'srepparttar 102072 breakfast of champions.

7. Maintain a Support System. Have a Master Mind Group. Userepparttar 102073 Buddy System. Surround yourself with people who will encourage and challenge you. Be accountable to someone other than yourself. Read positive books. Review past successes.

8. Focus On Only a Few Goals at a Time. You can achieve anything you desire, but not EVERYTHING you desire. Concentrate your efforts and your energy on just a few. I might have dozens of goals and projects, but I keep three key goals inrepparttar 102074 forefront of my mind.

9. Take Action Every Day. An important objective warrants daily attention. A 400-page novel is not written all at once. To many, writing a 400-page novel would be overwhelming. But a little over a page a day will get it done in a year. Every goal can be broken down into doable tasks done consistently.

10. Celebrate Your Milestones. Mark your successes and acknowledge yourself for your progress. As you achieve one goal, you can see better and believe more easily inrepparttar 102075 accomplishment of others. You deserve to succeed and you deserve to celebrate your successes.

Michael Angier is the founder and president of Success Networks International, publishers of SUCCESS STRATEGIES and SUCCESS DIGEST. Success Net is an association committed to helping people to be more knowledgeable, productive and effective. Their mission is to inform, inspire and empower people to be their best—personally and professionally. Free subscriptions, memberships, books and SuccessMark™ Cards are available at http://www.successnet.org

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