Take Control of Your Time and Take Control of Your Life

Written by Archie R. Lawhorne

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this to ensure that you concentrate as much of your effort as possible onrepparttar high payoff tasks. Use travel time wisely. It's easy to overlook time spent traveling in your assessment of time management. Consider carefully whether this is time that you could use more productively. For example, if you opted to takerepparttar 102122 bus or train to work, would this provide an opportunity to make better use of your commute time? Or if you do drive, are you listening to educational or motivational tapes (rather thanrepparttar 102123 Top 40) which could help improve your skills and make you a more productive and well-rounded person? Develop action plans. An action plan is a brief list of tasks that you have to complete to achieve an objective. It differs from a "To Do" list in that it focuses onrepparttar 102124 achievement of a goal, (andrepparttar 102125 specific steps to get there) rather than just onrepparttar 102126 goals to be achieved in a period of time. Whenever you want to achieve something, drawing up an action plan allows you to concentrate on repparttar 102127 stages of that achievement, and monitor your progress towards that realization. Respond quickly. For example, take care of your mail as you receive it. Don't let those bills and letters pile up on you. If you're unable to respond to a letter immediately, file it in a special place that's visible, and note onrepparttar 102128 enveloperepparttar 102129 required action and date you intend to resolve it. When possible, act on requests repparttar 102130 same day you receive them. Don't let your computer, your desk or your mind become clogged with useless things. Be Decisive. Learn to say no to people. Your time is important, so don't let other people impose or use you to compensate for their poor planning. Eliminate distractions as much as possible. Close your door, turn offrepparttar 102131 ringer on your phone or simply ask not to be disturbed. Schedule time to relax. When you're organizing your time and your business, make sure to set aside some time for relaxation. If you plan for it in advance, it's less likely to come up spontaneously and distract you from other tasks. (No, sitting at your computer with a mouse under your hand does not qualify as relaxing). Your first step toward better time management is to take stock ofrepparttar 102132 time you waste each day and from there, reorganize your activities to maximize every minute. (Essentially, it boils down to exercising better self control - it's simple, but not easy). Above all, stick to your plan. Your schedule will work only as well as you commit to it. Keep it with you everywhere you go and refer to it often. By following these tips, you'll create more space to be, do and have more in your life. Best of all, you'll approach life in a more proactive and intentional manner.

Archie R. Lawhorne, APR, is an accredited public relations professional, marketing writer and consultant. Archie's FREE 7-Day MLM Crash Course uncovers the dirty secrets of MLM like you've never seen before. For instant delivery, send a blank email to: MLMInsights@infogeneratorpro.com, or visit http://www.profitleader.com. FOD: 403-934-6061 (Doc. 362104).

Power of 90 Seconds

Written by Arlen Busenitz

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=> One afternoon you notice thatrepparttar rope that secures your dog torepparttar 102121 tree is getting frayed. Just like human nature, you figure you will replacerepparttar 102122 old rope withrepparttar 102123 new rope fromrepparttar 102124 garage inrepparttar 102125 next few days. Three days later your dog breaks loose. Three minutes of replacingrepparttar 102126 rope would have prevented:

* 5 Hours searching forrepparttar 102127 dog. * $50 reward for having him returned. * $13 spent on printing flyers. * Undue Stress

Getrepparttar 102128 picture? Everyday you will run into situations where you can userepparttar 102129 "Power of 90 Seconds" to prevent problems and reduce stress.

It is all part ofrepparttar 102130 90/10 Secret. Discoverrepparttar 102131 secret by readingrepparttar 102132 article: "Discoverrepparttar 102133 90/10 Secret: It will change your life." Find it here: http://www.magic-people- skills.com?9010Secret

To make sure this is clear, let me throw out some specific examples where you can userepparttar 102134 "Power of 90 Seconds."

=> Fillrepparttar 102135 car up with gas whenrepparttar 102136 tank is only 1/4 full. Never will you have to waste time and money standing byrepparttar 102137 side ofrepparttar 102138 road.

=> Replace burned out light bulbs, old tires, or etc. now. Take 90 some time and do it now, before you fall downrepparttar 102139 steps inrepparttar 102140 dark, have an accident, etc.

=> Think before you speak. Save embarrassment and a ruined reputation.

=> Use 90 seconds to file something away before it gets lost.

=> When you see something that could be a future problem, fix it now.

=> Makerepparttar 102141 phone call now, instead of waiting.

Do you seerepparttar 102142 "Power of 90 seconds"? Let me use one last point to illustrate it.

One day I was onrepparttar 102143 beach byrepparttar 102144 great Lakes. For six hours I played soccer, volleyball, and had a blast. However, I did not takerepparttar 102145 time to spend 90 seconds and apply sun block on my feet. My feet got scorched and I mean scorched. The result?

=>$$$$$$ spent on lotions and creams => Fiery pain for 7 days => Swollen feet.. => Numerous hours lost while I laid onrepparttar 102146 couch with my feet on ice. => Missed activities, work, and a lack of productivity.

If I had used 90 Seconds to put sun block on, none of this would happened.

Prevent problems and you will prevent trouble. Use this secret now. Find more articles at http://www.Magic-People-Skills.com

Arlen Busenitz is a freelance writer specializing in people skills and personal improvement. Free articles and "Secret to Making People Like You." http://www.Magic-People-Skills.com?Power90 Mailto:Arlen-Power90@Magic-People-skills.com

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