Friday, October 28, 2011

Battling Procrastination

This has been my biggest challenge in both my work life and personal life. It is one I have yet to conquer, but I continue to try nonetheless. This post hits the nail on the head, but I think most procrastinators are still waiting for that "magic potion" to cure them of their ills.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Need A Cure For A Case Of The Mondays

It is Monday. And that sucks. How do you get yourself out of the gutter when you start the work week?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lifehacker: Debunking The Myth of Multitasking

Found an interesting article a while back on one of my favorite websites, Lifehacker. The topic was multitasking and how it is not as effective as it is really made out to be.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Random Thoughts

Been wanting to post for awhile, but have hesitated because I've been so scatterbrained that I couldn't land on one topic I felt driven to talk about. So, here's a peak at my brain in linear fashion:

Monday, August 22, 2011

Keep On Keeping On

It has been a long time since I've posted. That doesn't mean I have forgotten about my journey or am being lazy. Quite the opposite actually.

My aim to find a new job has been accomplished. Is it my true calling? Is it the job I've been searching for? Maybe not. We will see. In searching for fulfillment, I can't rest it all on the job. That certainly helps. But, its the whole package I am after. So, while I try this new role on to see if it fits, my focus is to use whatever spare time I can scrape up to develop other areas of my life.

One of the biggest lessons I've learned this year is that you absolutely must have goals. Not just one, but many. But, keep them small and achievable. Goals should be like steps on a staircase. Your aim may be to get to the next floor, but focus on each step you take. Live in the now. And reward yourself for your accomplishments. It may only be one step out of 20 that must be taken, but how many people would make the excuses to avoid the staircase completely? What I am getting at here is " a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step" kinda thing....only, my phrasing is pretty lame.

Be proud of the steps you take. Never stop expecting more from yourself, and each of those steps will lead you closer to your dreams faster than you ever thought possible.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Cool Tool: Prioritize My Goals

A few months ago I came across this online tool for prioritizing goals simply called: Prioritize My Goals. It has been one of the few organizing/planning tools that I've actually received some benefit from. Let me tell you why it is worth checking out....

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Bit of Advice: The Pomodoro Technique®

If, like me, you find yourself overwhelmed by distractions or seemingly important tasks competing for your attention, I suggest taking a serious look at the Pomodoro Technique. It is brilliant in its simplicity. It is easy to use. And, best of all, IT IS EFFECTIVE.