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What Gets YOU Through The Day?

September 7, 2012 2 comments

I’m in a risk taking mood tonight. So, I’m going to go out on a limb with this blog post. “What’s the risk,” you ask. The risk is that I write this blog post and I don’t get any comments. Oh how embarrassing that would be. I suppose after a certain period of time I’d just have to take the post down. Oh well, here goes. Read more…

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6 Tips To Make You More Efficient

Here’s six things to think about incorporating into your work day to make you more efficient.

1. Close your office door and concentrate on the biggest toughest project on your desk. Procrastination is a waste of valuable time.

2. Establish “quiet hours” for uninterrupted concentration and make sure people around you know what rules apply. Have all the materials you need so you can make maximum use of the allotted time. Read more…

Color Coded E-mail Tip May Save Your Job

Is your In Box so full you sometimes miss the important e-mail from your boss, or your wife? Try color-coding your e-mail. In Microsoft Outlook, go to the Tools menu and click Organize. In the Ways to Organize pane, click Using Colors. Read more…

Random Thoughts

January 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Make a list

Got some things you need to get done? Make a list. It’s not hard. It is hard to remember everything you have to do without a list. Write it down. This works for the young and the old, in spite of what your kids tell you. Once you have a list it’s a good idea to prioritize the things you want to do. This will help you avoid wasting time. I also like to put things in what I call “My driving order.” With the cost of gasoline rising again, it makes sense to order your tasks in a way that makes driving sense. Don’t run an errand in the south part of town, go to the north and then back to the south. Put all your “south” tasks together. Once you have you list, use it! Don’t forget to look at it. Often. Read more…

E-Mail People Will Respond To

January 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Times have changed and so has my advice about e-mail etiquette. And that’s because people are now checking e-mail on their cell phones, smart phones, pda, and any number of other ways.

A few years ago I suggested that your “Subject Line” should really describe what your e-mail is going to say. I wasn’t suggesting including two or three sentences in the “Subject Line” but, instead, a pretty good summary of what was to come. Today, my advice is to be descriptive but brief. Remember, I’m reading your e-mail on my Blackberry 8800. Others are using an iPhone or other Smartphone. If your subject line is too long it won’t fit on my screen and I probably won’t rush to open it up Read more…

I’ve Got Time On My Hands

January 8, 2012 Leave a comment

My wife went shopping and I have the house to myself for 2.5 hours. It’s not often I have 2.5 hours to myself without any interruptions. But what am I going to do in order to make the most of this time. First, I read the Wall Street Journal. Next, I booted up the trusty laptop and started to write this post. But is this the best use of the time I have? How should I determine what to do? Let me share with you my thought process at this time. Read more…

Everyone Needs Tips to Manage Their Time!

December 29, 2011 Leave a comment

In today’s world of cell phones, Smart Phones, Social Media, Blogs, the Internet, Intranets, Cable Television, Video Conferencing, Web Casting, and many other time-sapping devices, it’s more important than ever to get organized and manage your time wisely. Read more…