Are Your Dreams Trapped Inside Your Head?Written by Oscar Bruce
Sometimes a dream needs a little help. Even in our social and business relations, race is not to swift, but to verbal - spellbinding orator - silver-tongued seducer.
As you are reading these words, you are taking part in one of wonders of natural world. For you and I belong to a species with a remarkable ability. That ability is language -- Man's most important cultural invention. With nothing but words, we can reliably cause new ideas to arise in each other's minds. Hypnosis has proven that mere words can deeply influence behavior and perception.
Language is a bit like artist whose palette has only two or three splotches of color from which to choose. So it is with a vocabulary that has limited words for painting stories of one's past or future. They are colorless and uninteresting. They lack excitement or persuasion.
Take, for example, less fortunate hapless worker. He probably has lofty dreams. But those dreams are trapped inside his head because No dream or ambition can be told without being couched in words. Limited words mean limited expression. Limited language skills mean limited opportunity. These limitations block efforts to raise him above worker class. His struggle to upgrade his circumstances collapses at point his language skills fail to support his aspirations.
MORE TIMEWritten by Dr. Donald E. Wetmor
Time is great equalizer for all of us. We all have 24 hours in a day, 7 days a week, yielding 168 hours per week. Take out 56 hours for sleep (we do spend about a third of our week dead) and we are down to 112 hours to achieve all results we desire. We cannot save time (ever have any time left over on a Sunday night that you could lop over to next week?), it can only be spent. And there's only two ways to spend our time: we can spend it wisely, or, not so wisely.
We can effectively increase amount of time available to us each week by working "smarter" rather than working "harder". In my twenty years as a full-time Professional Speaker on topic of Time Management, I have noted five sure fire ways to make an immediate impact on increasing our available time each week.
Engage an intern Most high schools and community colleges offer intern programs for their students. The student is assigned to a real-life organization for 10-20 hours per week. They are typically unpaid but do earn academic credit and make great contacts and organization gets an "extra pair of hands". The person who is assigned intern can now delegate any number of things to intern to free up their time for more productive matters. It's a "Win-Win" deal for both.
Run an Interruptions Log It would be great if we could plan our day night before and then make that plan happen as scheduled. The real world is different. We have to deal with interruptions. Interruptions are unanticipated events that come to us via telephone (any of electronic stuff: beepers, pagers, email, etc.) or in person. Many interruptions are important and are what we may be paid to handle. However, many interruptions have little or no value to our responsibilities. Run an Interruptions Log for about a week. List every interruption as it occurs and rate its value to you. A=Crucial, B=Important, C=Little value, D= No value. After week of logging them in, review list and take action to eliminate repetitive C and D interruptions and re-capture some wasted time.