A question oft asked of people is “Do you find it hard to focus on what you need to get done?” A better question, which arguably leads straight to a workable solution, is “How easily do you get distracted?” This morning I was in m’shed, exercising on my rather well-used, former clothes-hanging spin bike. NotContinue reading “Overcoming Distraction”
“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” George Halas. Okay, you’ve never heard of him in the UK. He was an American football and basketball player and coach, and like many such professionals acknowledged the truth of the saying that people who do their best usually get the results they seek. Although it mayContinue reading “Be Your Best. Always.”
The generic term for someone or something that is getting in the way of your productivity is Bottleneck.
The stasis created by the other person involved in the transaction is preventing you from moving forward.
Use your experience in dealing with work emergencies, when dealing with the inevitability of personal emergencies.
You know how it is when you start seeing the same thing popping up again and again? It sticks in the mind unless addressed. Like the word ‘brouhaha’, which I’d never heard and then heard three times in a week. Suddenly, it was part of my own lexicon. This week, he ‘thing’ that has repeatedlyContinue reading “Choose your Communication Method More Carefully – and Don’t be a Mobile Phone”
What things are you avoiding because they are annoying, in the knowledge that the person responsible is you – but you really don’t want to do them? And is ‘not doing them’ creating the result you want to achieve?
A big cause of procrastination is fear, but I’m not writing here about panic, or being terrified of something. I’m writing about the kind of fear that is not about loss of life, but loss of time. And when you read this, you’ll realise that you know exactly what I mean. Have you ever metContinue reading “Procrastination is the Thief of Trust”
Following the Police Federation Conference there was a lot of media interest in the colleague who stated that her accountant had suggested she quit, work 22 hours a week and claim benefits because she couldn’t live on £40,000 a year. Of course, I don’t know her personal circumstances, but my first thought was – whatContinue reading “How to live on what you earn – Time Management style.”
(Bit of an add-on to my last blog, but important, anyway.) It’s the week after Mental Health Awareness Week, which is the UK’s week-long answer to the American Mental Health Awareness Month – maybe a reflection of our shorter attention span or their inability to understand things quickly, who knows? During this period I haveContinue reading “Don’t Pull Your Own Trigger”
Attitudes to Time Management vary. When I use this title, I am not referring to how people ‘see’ time management as a method, or technique, or as a great big pile of ‘new stuff to learn’. No, what I intend to address here is more about people’s attitude towards whether or not they actually wantContinue reading “Question Your Attitude Towards ‘Time Management’.”