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Vacations never seem to come along at a “good” time.
We always seem to be in the midst […]
[sws_picture_frame4 src=”http://clearconceptinc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/iStock_000016351137XSmall-Deadline-Clock.jpg” title=”Deadline” alt=”Deadline” align=”sws_frame_left” lightbox=”1″ album=”album” video=””] [/sws_picture_frame4] A client recently told me that he suffers from ‘last minute-itis’. In other words, he puts everything off until the last minute: from preparing for a presentation to packing for a trip.
In the best Dr. Phil voice that I could muster, I asked, “So how’s that workin’ for ya?”
As I suspected, in many ways it was working for him. Yes, this approach made things harder for those around him, and he ends up sacrificing more personal time than he wants to, and his stress level tends to be higher than ideal. But at the end of the day, he is still able to get things done. And a lot done at that. By most accounts, he is a widely successful individual. […]
[sws_picture_frame4 src=”http://clearconceptinc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/iStock_000015467305XSmall-Computer-and-Earbuds.jpg” title=”Computer and earbuds” alt=”Computer and earbuds” align=”sws_frame_left” lightbox=”1″ album=”album” video=””] [/sws_picture_frame4] Sometimes it can be hard to focus. There are too many juicy distractions out there.
We definitely know that focusing leads to better work. But do we really need to block out all noise in order to focus? Couldn’t we just have a bit of background music?
Ironically, there are many indicators pointing to the fact that music might not be such a bad distraction after all. […]
[sws_picture_frame4 src=”http://clearconceptinc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/iStock_000000858649XSmall-Running-Late.jpg” title=”Running out of time” alt=”Running out of time” align=”sws_frame_left” lightbox=”1″ album=”album” video=””] [/sws_picture_frame4] Many of us have lulled ourselves into believing that chaos is one of the constants in life: death, taxes and daily plans tossed out the window.
The True Fire Fighters
Ironically, fire fighters (who are dealing with true crises) seem to be fairly calm.
Fire departments seem to live by the ethos “Let chaos reign, then rein in chaos”. With every second counting, they literally drop everything to respond to a fire. Yet outside of these fires, they do many things to rein in the chaos. They test their equipment, they train and yes, they wash their trucks. When is the last time you saw a fire truck broken down on the side of the road? […]
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So much is said about our big priorities. Yet we know that the finest performances in life […]
We are all bombarded with demands on a daily, almost hourly, basis. Deciding how to prioritize and complete tasks can profoundly impact our productivity and […]
Guest Blogger Jiten Patel is an ICT & Multimedia Assistant with Think Productive in the United Kingdom. You can find them online at www.thinkproductive.co.uk
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