Organizational Techniques - Tickler and Chron File

Written by Chuck and Sue DeFiore

One ofrepparttar biggest problems we encounter in our consulting with businesses, and our students, is time management and organizational techniques. This article will concentrate on some good organizational strategies. Two ofrepparttar 117666 best organizational techniques I have found overrepparttar 117667 years arerepparttar 117668 Tickler File andrepparttar 117669 Chron File. This article will concentrate on how to use them everyday in your business.

A Tickler file is used extensively inrepparttar 117670 legal arena. A Tickler file is a file in which you put items that you need to take care of by a certain date. For example, an accordion file is used inrepparttar 117671 legal office,repparttar 117672 accordion file has dates from 1-31 with monthly folders (January-December). If a court case is to go to trial on June 13th with depositions to take place through May,repparttar 117673 case would be put inrepparttar 117674 accordion file in April, so that letters could be sent out in April to those who need to be deposed in May. The letter for a particular individual would be placed inrepparttar 117675 appropriate day for May thatrepparttar 117676 person was to come in, or evenrepparttar 117677 day before with a note to call and remind this individual they have an appointment. Anyway you getrepparttar 117678 idea. The tickler file allows you to put notes, files or letters in them as a reminder (tickle your memory) for you to do something. The tickler file is also a great way to get allrepparttar 117679 papers off your desk. When I am done atrepparttar 117680 end ofrepparttar 117681 day, I place my to do list (withrepparttar 117682 items to be done), in my tickler file. My tickler file is a legal size accordion file, which is numbered 1-31. I have made up my own monthly files. Yes, you can purchase manila files withrepparttar 117683 months already on them, however, they are expensive, an expense I don't think is necessary. My tickler file is inrepparttar 117684 drawer of my desk. When I am finished atrepparttar 117685 end ofrepparttar 117686 day, all ofrepparttar 117687 items I am still working on are placed in my tickler file forrepparttar 117688 next day. Sorepparttar 117689 tickler file can serve a two-fold purpose, clearing off your desk atrepparttar 117690 end ofrepparttar 117691 day, along with acting as reminder and keeping track of what needs to be done inrepparttar 117692 upcoming days and months for you.

For those of you running your own Lease Purchasing business it also allows you to tickle a reminder to yourself to run your ads on a consistent basis, utilize your marketing strategies, Real Estate meetings, speeches, and articles to write, along withrepparttar 117693 other items you need to do.

Parenting and Running a Home-Based Business

Written by Sue and Chuck DeFiore

A recent Ann Landers column "Parenthood is not a job forrepparttar weak at heart" caught my interest.

Job Description for a Parent

Position: Parent

Job Description: Long-term player needed for challenging, permanent work in chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts. There is some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in faraway cities. Travel expenses not reimbursed.

Responsibilities: Must keep this job forrepparttar 117665 rest of your life. Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Must possessrepparttar 117666 physical stamina of a pack mule. Must be willing to tackle stimulating technical challenges such as small gadget repair, sluggish toilets and stuck zippers. Must handle assembly and product safety testing , as well as floor maintenance and janitorial work. Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects. Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and levels of mentality. Must be willing to be indispensable one minute and an embarrassmentrepparttar 117667 next. Must assume final, complete accountability forrepparttar 117668 quality of end project.

Advancement and Promotion: There is no possibility of either. Your job is to remain inrepparttar 117669 same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you.

Previous Experience: None required, but on-the-job training is offered on a continually exhausting basis.

Wages: None. In fact, you must pay those in charge, offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 and attend college. When you die, you give them whatever income you have left.

Benefits: There is no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options. However,repparttar 117670 job offers limitless opportunities for personal growth and free hugs for life.

This article is of special interest to those of us who work out ofrepparttar 117671 home. Seeing this Ann Landers column made my think about why so many of us wanted to work out of our homes. One ofrepparttar 117672 big reasons being to spend more time with our families. Balancing a family life and a home-based business can be a delicate one, especially when you look at all ofrepparttar 117673 duties we have as a parent. Truthfully, it is amazing we get anything done at all.

If both partners or spouses are runningrepparttar 117674 business there are some very different and other important factors to consider. Since we have already addressed and written articles on these issues, I will direct you to our website torepparttar 117675 articles, Business / Marriage Partners: Willrepparttar 117676 Marriage Survive (Parts I & II)

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