Deadlines are Lifelines

Written by Dave Balch

Nobody likes deadlines. Pressure! Stress! Anxiety! But we've all dealt with them. If you've ever written a term paperrepparttar night before it is due, raise your hand. (Mine is raised.) If you've ever "crammed" for an examrepparttar 102020 night before it was given, raise your hand. (Mine is raised.)

It has been said that 75% of all modern technology was perfected within 48 hours of a trade show. Why? The trade show is a perfect example of a deadline; products simply must be ready becauserepparttar 102021 stakes are high.

Even though they tend to be unpleasant, they can be turned to your advantage. How? By using them to motivate yourself to get things accomplished! Here are some examples of how I have purposely set deadlines for myself in order to insure that I get things done.

As I learned aboutrepparttar 102022 speaking business, it became apparent that it was critical that I write articles such as this one. They can be used in a number of ways to further my career, but I knew that they would never get written unless I had deadlines. When John Patrick approached me to write this column inrepparttar 102023 Alpenhorn, I was thrilled; not only because I would haverepparttar 102024 opportunity to be printed in his paper, but because I knew thatrepparttar 102025 deadlines would get me to actually write these articles!

I offer several different speaking programs, one of which is "10 Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Screw-up Your Small Business". Beforerepparttar 102026 program was even developed, I made a commitment to give it at a Chamber of Commerce offrepparttar 102027 mountain. They scheduled a date, sent out notices, arranged a special luncheon, etc. Do you think I was ready whenrepparttar 102028 time came? You bet I was! Do you think I would have developed that program withoutrepparttar 102029 deadline? Probably not! Now I have a program that I can offer; a product that was created by forcing myself into a deadline situation.

The Price We Pay for Progress

Written by Leigh Butler

Why am I so frustrated?

I'll tell you why I am so frustrated in two simple words - The Internet. I frequently go torepparttar Internet to find information, but once I get there I just don't know where to start.

Search engines use to work really well when I wanted to find information on a topic. But these days it's very likely that you will get over a million results when you search for information on any given topic. I've even tried narrowing my search to no avail. Talk about frustrating!

Checking my email is no less frustrating than searching for information. Spam seems to berepparttar 102019 king ofrepparttar 102020 Internet. I receive email from people and places I've never heard of before. I've tried getting new email accounts butrepparttar 102021 spam seems to follow me wherever I go. Talk about frustrating!

Then there are those annoying pop-up and pop-under windows that seem to appear out of nowhere. Who came up with that idea anyway? Talk about frustrating! Pop-ups do a wonderful job of diverting my attention away fromrepparttar 102022 information I went torepparttar 102023 website to look for.

Oh. And of course there are those websites that have words and pictures dancing around torepparttar 102024 sound of my favorite tunes. Not! It's a shame that inrepparttar 102025 time it takes for those pages to load, I can surf to five other sites.

You may wonder why I continue to surfrepparttar 102026 web if it is truly such a frustrating experience for me. Better yet, why do I run an online business if being online is so frustrating?

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