Personal Improvement - A Broad PerspectiveWritten by Jem Bacchus
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Because it is inanimate, it has no life; therefore, it cannot have emotions. Who becomes emotional? You, of course! Those things affect you personally. If I sent you a personal letter, it may not have anything to do with your physical self, but it may have to do with your finances; therefore it is indeed personal; it does not affect your body, but it certainly could affect your mind positively or negatively. I guess that by now you have got point. No? Take a look at science and technology. Would you classify them under personal improvement? Maybe not. Now, think about it: Nothing can be accomplished by man without human involvement - hence, personal involvement. The inception and continuance of every venture is totally dependent upon talent and ability of people. Even after being put into operation, technology cannot be fully functional without people and it is all for benefit of humana race. God has given mankind dominion over everything in world, so as long as we have life, everything in this world affects us directly or indirectly in some small or great way for good (or evil because of sin). Needless to say that from creation, people have been involved in every facet of life irrespective of what category. The increase in knowledge throughout ages has always been for advancement and benefit of mankind. Human resource or workforce is a key ingredient for progress and advancement of any business. There could be no human resources without personal involvement. Who have benefited from all innovations throughout ages? Must I elaborate? I really do not think it is necessary. An employer takes into consideration, certain characters of employee - habits, capabilities, ethics, experience, education, skill, potential (as far as advancement of employer's business is concerned). The employer is interested in what employee can contribute to promotion of business and for his (the employer's) improvement. Why do you think that an employer likes to engage someone with a good skill, education and learning? Equipment and technology cannot raise standard of an organization unless there is human involvement. Who gets reward from profit of a business? Is it business or its owner? We all know that a business cannot spend money; so when it is said that profit belongs to business (What a 'laff'!), that is only a front! When that business makes a profit or loss, a human being is either happy or sad. Anything that you are involved with, be it your vehicle or your job, as long as you can gain some sort of benefit, it enhances your life. Yes, you can achieve personal improvement from your possessions and involvement. Perhaps I am alone in my thinking on this subject, but I maintain that anything (yes, anything!) that brings you benefit from a good source, enhances your life and contributes to your personal improvement. Go ahead, work towards your personal improvement and enjoy life! Just my opinion. Jem Bacchus http://1-personal-improvement.com
Jem is the author of 1-personal-improvement.com where you can read more about her views on different aspects of personal improvement.
Time Management Made EasyWritten by Lynne Kaska
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Action Plans are very effective in managing your time. Donít get this confused with a to-do list. Basically an action plan is breaking down an objective goal into small doable tasks. Letís take my launching my coaching practice for example. That was a really large goal and I had to break it down so that I could do it. These are some of things on my action plan: launch website, get newsletter up and going, print business cards, write first 2 e-courses and first e-book.
To Do Lists are another effective tool. But donít forget to prioritize your to-do lists. If you just have a list of 50 things to do tomorrow, thereís no way you will get all 50 of them done. I have 3 categories for my to-do lists: 1. Absolutely must be completed today. 2. Can wait until tomorrow if necessary but would be better if done today and 3. Can wait until tomorrow. Each task is given a priority ranking. Start with things that have to be done today. When they are complete, check them off. Then at end of day, take things that you didnít get done and add those to list for tomorrow. Only, put those in 1 category. This will prevent procrastination.
I hope that some of these tools will help you identify your time wastes and learn better ways to manage your time. For further questions, please contact me at Coach_Lynne@hotmail.com.
My name is Lynne Kaska. I am a life coach who specializes in helping people make the necessary changes to create the life of their dreams. If you feel that you can have more, be more and do more, then I invite you to email me at Coach_Lynne@hotmail.com, or visit my website at http://sites.securemgr.com/folder10594/