Always Overindulging? Go on a Low Information Diet

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When I was a kid, my dad read the newspaper every single morning. He wanted to be up to date with what was going on in the world. These days, actual paper newspapers are nearly obsolete, but news and information is everywhere you turn.

Google, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, text messages, RSS feeds, magazines, billboards, television, radio … aaaagh! If you seriously try to pay attention to it all, it’s enough to make your head spin and drive you insane. That’s why I recommend following a low information diet.

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5 Easy Ways to Save Time

Easy ways to save time

You’ve probably noticed by now that time management is one of my favorite blog topics. I think that’s because time management is pretty much essential for people who run their own business—there’s no clocking in and clocking out when you run the show yourself.

We should all figure out how to “go with the flow” if things don’t go as scheduled, but if you learn how to organize things and budget your time wisely, you’ll be able to get so much more out of life. More time to spend on your hobbies. More time to be with your family. More time to tackle those things you swore you’d get to one day but haven’t so far.

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Why You Should Treat Your Time Like Currency

Noel from Fitness Philippines is fast becoming a regular poster on this site.  In the past, he’s written a couple of great posts on health and nutrition.  Today he’s going to discuss something that’s near and dear to my heart…the idea that your time is money.  If you’ve ever heard me rant about outsourcing then you know how crazy I get about time management.  So that’s why I urge you to pay close attention to what Noel is about to discuss…

We normally spend things like bills and coins as currency but have you ever thought of time as currency as well? After all, when we talk of using it, we often phrase it as “spending” our time, like we would our cash. What do you usually spend your time on? Exercising? Studying? Working? Playing? Think about that while reading the rest of this article.

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I’ll Quit Procrastinating Tomorrow

Stop Procrastinating

Before I came overseas I saw a bumper sticker that claimed, “I put the pro in procrastination!” and I had to chuckle because I know firsthand how easy it is to put things off. It’s all too easy to say “I’ll do it later,” when it’s time to tackle something. Later often becomes tomorrow, and tomorrow winds up becoming next week, and then next week … well, you get it. It’s a vicious cycle.

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15 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Do Work

It’s not for everyone, but I love being self-employed. Not only can I make my own schedule and work from nearly anywhere in the world, I have total control over how my business is run. Sounds great—and it is—but a common problem that faces the self-employed has to do with motivation.

In order to be successful at work, school, or any other aspect of your life, you need to know the best ways to motivate yourself to do work.

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5 Easy Time Management “Hacks”

When I was a kid and stuck at school, the days seemed to drag on forever. I remember staring at the clock above the chalkboard, wondering why the hands were moving so slowly. Once the bell rang, I’d jump up from my desk and rush home to do something a heck of a lot more fun than sitting at school.

Now that I’m an adult, it seems like time moves a lot faster than it did back in elementary school—I find myself going to bed at night thinking of ten other things I could have done during the day if I’d had more time. It’s funny how that works, because I have the same 24 hours a day that I had when I was a kid, but it never seems like enough.

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Draining the Swamp

Many people have goals but seem to have no time to execute the projects and activities necessary to achieve these goals.  They think to themselves: “I already have a hundred things to do, how am I supposed to do 20 more?”

To me this attitude is best expressed by the old saying:  “When you are up to your ass in alligators it’s hard to drain the swamp.” From my perspective you have three swamp-draining options.

That’s the essence of what it means to start a new life!

The first option is to spend 100% of your time fighting alligators.

The benefit is that you won’t get eaten.  The problem is that there’s an endless supply of alligators and you will be fighting them for the rest of your life.

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4 Signs of Bad Time Management

Signs of Bad Time Management

Signs of Bad Time ManagementI always see one or two employees standing outside the front entryway smoking a cigarette when I go to a store.

Sure, they might legitimately be on break, but people who smoke do it pretty regularly so my guess is they’re sneaking outside every hour or two to take a smoke break.

There are articles in the papers about companies cracking down on their employees’ use of social media websites during the workday.

Apparently people are spending so much time updating their Facebook statuses and Tweeting about where they’re going for lunch that they’re not completing projects at work.

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