Written by Craig Lock

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1. Telephone Interruptions 2. Drop-in Visitors 3. Meetings 4. Crisis Management 5. Lack of Objectives, Priorities a Daily plan 6. Cluttered Desk, Personal Disorganisation. 7. Ineffective Delegation 8. Attempting too Much at Once 9. Lack of Clear Communication 10. Inadequate, Inaccurate Delayed Information 11. Indecision and Procrastination 12. Confused Responsibility and Authority. 13. Inability to Say "No". 14. Leaving Tasks Unfinished 15. Lack of Self-Discipline


1. Planning (lack of).

2. Priorities (lack of)

3. Telephone interruptions

4. Disorganisation/cluttered desk

5. Procrastination

6. Visitors

7. Lack of Self Discipline

8. Ineffective delegation

9. Attempting too much

10. Inability to say 'No'


Getrepparttar news only once a day - in only one form - readrepparttar 124021 paper or watch television or listen torepparttar 124022 radio, but varyrepparttar 124023 form so you don't getrepparttar 124024 news through one bias. Don't worry about or spend time on things irrelevant to you, eg.. reading every bit ofrepparttar 124025 newspaper.

Unless it is crucial for your business,repparttar 124026 news is not only depressing (don't worry about it, unless you can do something about it), but it gives a distorted picture of life.

If you can't sleep, don't waste time lying in bed. Get up and do something.

Use an answer phone.

Walk out of a poor movie or show. You've already wastedrepparttar 124027 money - so don't wasterepparttar 124028 time as well.

Plan your leisure. Don't expect your free time to fall into place by itself. Plan your weekends as carefully as you plan your weeks...and it's OK to do nothing.

PLANNING isrepparttar 124029 key. Make a conscious decision to plan more. Most people's lives are too busy to think clearly about what they really want out of life, yet I believe we can do our "best" thinking whilst relaxing (like when walking or jogging)

Trust your instincts and BELIEVE in YOURSELF

If you haverepparttar 124030 will, you Do haverepparttar 124031 Power to change any aspect of your,


Craig Lock has written extensively on the subject of time management, as well as in the field of self help. My various books* are available from: and

Your Personal Renaissance

Written by Julie Jordan Scott

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Inrepparttar Renaissance period of history,repparttar 124020 People coming out of repparttar 124021 Middle Ages began to look back torepparttar 124022 Classical Period of Greek and Roman history to glean what they could from thinkers such as Aristotle and Plato. Socrates and Epictetus. They did not want to go BACK torepparttar 124023 classical period: they wanted to learn repparttar 124024 lessons and apply those lessons to their lives more than twelve centuries later.

Inrepparttar 124025 Renaissance period of your life, may you look back at your history and learn from those significant lessons and applyrepparttar 124026 knowledge gained torepparttar 124027 person you are today 15, 20, 5 or 30 years later.

It is not hiding fromrepparttar 124028 past as many in Medieval times wanted to do, instead it is embracing it. Takingrepparttar 124029 time to understand it. And then leaving behind what does not fitrepparttar 124030 current you and transform what remains into something positively glorious.

When each one of us commits to our own renaissance,repparttar 124031 world as we know it can change. Committing to your awakening is also committing torepparttar 124032 planet. It is committing to your first grade teacher and your little league coach and your drama teacher and your grandparents.

It is saying "YES! I will leave this place better than when I arrived. I dedicate myself to rebirth in my life. I pledge to repparttar 124033 ongoing forward movement that comes with personal renaissance. And Yes, I commit to recognizing when hurdles show up in my path I will takerepparttar 124034 time to learnrepparttar 124035 lesson ofrepparttar 124036 hurdle and continuerepparttar 124037 path."

One of my favorite quotes is from American Poet, Robert Frost: "Two roads diverge in a wood, and I tookrepparttar 124038 one less traveled by, and that has made allrepparttar 124039 difference."

Expanding in Your New Renaissance will create an environment that will bring about amazing an transformation for all of us.

Here is your challenge: Create a pledge, commitment or dedication to your personal renaissance in your own words. Write them down. Speak them aloud. Memorize them.

Live accordingly.

You will make allrepparttar 124040 difference.

Julie Jordan Scott is a Personal Success Coach who left her career as a government bureaucrat and built a successful business in less than six months. Visit for free resources for YOUR success Contact Julie now to bring YOUR vision to life today.

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