Multitasking?

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Multitasking is the art of distracting yourself from things you don’t really want to do by doing many of them at once.

If you’re like most people, you think you’re getting a lot more done when you juggle a ton of to-do’s.

You’re not.

At best, you’re doing slightly less than you would if you kept your eyes set on a single task. At worst, you’re stuck running around the hamster wheel, and will be for a while.

Learn to stop multitasking and you will be able to do far more with the same amount of minutes, while maintaining the steady, gradual steps that will give you the confidence to live the life you desire.

6 Ways to Stop Multitasking Starting Today:

1) Batch your work. Start by grouping similar tasks together, such as “paperwork,” “correspondence,” or “planning.” Try to keep online and offline tasks separated, unless you are prepared to lose focus with each transition. Instead of being a slave to email by dipping in and out of your inbox dozens of times each day, hit all your reading and replies at pre-scheduled intervals.

Batching your work will help you discover your rhythm, increase your overall efficiency, give movement to your momentum, and let you get a glimpse at how much you really can get done in a day.

2) Evaluate the time required to finish a task, then see each to-do to the end. Too many people plow through their list without giving thought to how long each line item will actually need.

If you’re unsure how much time your regular tasks require, consider it a clear sign of a larger problem. If you’re not measuring minutes against production, then all you have is lines on a list with no structure in sight.

Once you know how long each task will take, you can schedule your day with precision. By eliminating to-do’s each day, it will be easier to establish the positive habits that will reinforce your internal dialogue and let you know you’re the type of person who knows how to get things done.

3) Make your to-do list your priority list. Prioritize your day either first thing each morning, or before closing down each night. Make sure your most pressing or unsavory activities are wiped from your day as early as possible.

Postpone the projects you’re most looking forward to working on, and use them as the dangling carrot to push you through the worst of your day. Chances are, multitasking is a means for you to procrastinate. By eliminating your worst assignments first, you’ll be eliminating your urge to procrastinate as well.

4) Banish distractions. It’s your responsibility to control the interruptions that surround you. Your work environment should be a sanctuary. Yes, there will always be an assortment of sudden emergencies (that comes along with modern life), but there are things you can do to structure your day in a way that makes it easy for others to respect it.

Treat your time with the same respect you’re asking from others. This means no mindlessly wandering the web, reading and sending emails at random, hopping on Twitter just to pass the time, or getting up to grab your fifth cup of coffee.

Stay in your seat until your work is finished and you will feel far better at the day’s end. Focus on what’s in front of you and don’t allow yourself to get distracted – you will be amazed by how much more you are able to do in the same amount of time.

5. Put a “Gone Fishing” sign in the window. Whether you work from your home or drive to an office, you must be able to step into your own silent space every once in a while. Sometimes multitasking isn’t your fault, if you’re responding to the needs of those around you. But be careful. Never allow a lack of planning on one person’s part to create an unnecessary emergency for you.

6. Delegate your day. There’s never shame in asking for help when you truly need it. Sometimes multitasking isn’t a result of procrastination, but a genuine effort to get a week’s worth of work done in a day, because life conspired to put too much on your plate all at one time.

It takes confidence to delegate your work to someone else, especially the first few times you do it, but done correctly it’ll save you valuable time and allow you to put your focus where you need it most.

Your life is defined by how you spend your days. Trying to do too many things at once and not getting the results you’re looking for means you are wasting valuable time you can never have back.

Give each day your best by focusing on one task at a time. You will be amazed by how empty your inbox can be.

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Need for Touch

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Do you ever feel like you’re living in a bubble, surrounded by people but never touched?

We live in such a busy, crowded world, yet it’s so easy for many of us to go days, even weeks or months without touching or being touched by others.

While you might not notice the effects of not being touched right away, it can negatively affect your mood, your confidence  and your health. We are only beginning to understand the holistic way our bodies work and the relationship between our emotional well being and our physical health.

Here are 6 reasons why you need to be touched on a regular basis.

1. Feel connected to others. We are social beings, and although we all fall in different places on the introversion – extroversion scale, we all need to have that sense of connection to other members of our tribe. While some of that connection can come from having conversations with others, touch also plays an important role in human communication.

2. Reduce anxiety. Simply touching another person can make us feel more secure and less anxious. It can make us feel grounded and safe and not so all alone. It’s not just children who could use a warm, reassuring hug to make things a little better, so if you’re feeling like a bundle of nerves, go ahead and ask for a hug.

3. Bonding. Touch is one of the ways romantic partners bond with each other and parents bond with their children. When partners and families get busy and let touch go out the window, they’ll often find that they don’t feel as close and relationships suffer. Regular touch is one of the ways that we continually renew our bonds with those we love.

4. Lowers your blood pressure. Studies have shown that those that get regular touch often have lower blood pressure than those that don’t. Even having a pet can have beneficial effects! Touch can also slow the heart rate and help speed recovery times from illness and surgery.

5. Improve your outlook. It’s harder to get into a pessimistic funk when you feel the confidence of being connected to others. Touch can make people feel more optimistic and positive and less cynical and suspicious. A positive, trusting attitude towards others can reduce tension in our daily lives and improve our relationships.

6. Give us the sensory input that we crave. Scientists are just discovering how truly important it is to exercise all our physical senses for proper brain and emotional development. All the various kinds of touch from butterfly kisses to deep tissue massage send our brains the physical inputs it needs to make sense of the world. So, along with touching other people and pets, make time to explore different textures and touch sensations such as letting cool sand run through your fingers or taking a warm relaxing bath.

Don’t let yourself get too busy that you starve yourself of touch. It’s important for your physical, mental and emotional well being to touch others and let others touch you.

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Businesses Online

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Today I had the the following question in my networking club:

Can technology replace the human element in Experiential Marketing?

I answered as follows:

I have been in business for the past 15 years and have had the privilege to work in different industries, countries and methodologies due to the need of adapting my methods in compliance with the wide variety of clients I had to deal with.

I have found that the difference between Online & person to person business is just in the numbers. It is possible to achieve a nearly 100% closing rate on a person to person method of marketing if done with proper insight & experience. However the volume of sales is limited. Online Marketing targets exponential volumes and depending on insight & experience, the closing rate can still never match person to person marketing. However, the volume of sales can far exceed any possible alternative method.

As an example, I was able to consistently sell an average of 20 Houses a month in my Real estate Business (& of course made a reasonable profit). However I could not exceed that volume personally without sacrificing my free time and lifestyle. However, in my online Marketing business, I am able to spend a fraction of the time that I used in my Real Estate business & still earn exponentially more than I ever could before.

The reason people are reluctant to get into online business is due to increased challenges that need to be overcome to be successful in this medium. Major Corporations are forced to utilize traditional methods due to current market conditions. However Online business is fast growing and with reasonable certainty, has a growing role in all people’s lives.

I am promoting Online Business Skills and offering a complimentary 563 page comprehensive manual on Online Business Marketing. If you would like a free copy, please send me a request to my email: osman@intertradefour.com

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Debts

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The following question was posed in a network group I subscribe to:

What’s it like to lose all your investors’ money?

I offered the following answer:

The important point is to know how to remedy that situation.

Is it possible firstly? …

My answer is from the Bible: We will not be given a burden greater than our ability to bear!
Many people choose to find ways around that by using legal loopholes or simply accepting defeat. To find a way to make the money back and repay every cent will give you more joy than anything else in the world.

Let us take just 1 example of what would seem an impossible situation: Donald Trump was in debt for about a $900 Million in the early 1990′s and found himself Bankrupt and without any form of income. He was refused help and was unable to secure any employment and came to know that He had No Real Friends. It goes without saying, he solved his problem! Although he claims to be worth much more, Forbes estimates his personal net worth to be about $2,7 Billion as at end of 2011.

Now the point is this. If you have a problem; you can solve it if you want to. It may just take some time and serious effort.

The main thing that holds most people back from success or overcoming hurdles is their own self doubt or depression. The key to success is Determination, a positive attitude and confidence. Confidence comes from knowledge of factual and scientific ways to solve your problem. This needs to be researched on an independent basis according to your unique objectives of course. Determination comes from having a high self esteem that seeks to do what it takes to remedy your problem and preserve your good standing at least sufficient to be able to look yourself in the mirror knowing you are doing something about taking responsibility for the money that was entrusted to you. Determination is also stronger in people who have faith especially religious people who feel they have the guidance & protection of a higher power. Positive attitude is a skill that is easily acquired through daily habits such as: Reading positive Books; listening to positive audio material; keeping company of positive people; avoiding negativity, Daily Exercise to build up your endorphin levels, proper diet & sleep, etc.

Seek & ye shall find. Look for the solution and you will find it.

I personally went into debt many times. I was first insolvent when I was 21; then again when I was 27; then again when I was 32; then again when I was 38 and of course reached a financial crisis point again now. Each time I overcame my problem, it made me wealthier due to the higher incomes I was forced to earn. Now my debts are about $20 Million. I have just found a solution for a way out of it and am now in the process of applying my business plan towards earning my next level of Income.

Whatever you decide to do, Accept defeat or Fight your way out, remember that ultimately you are living in a society where you have the freedom and privilege to make that choice!

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How do you get organized?

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Do you ever want to throw your hands up in despair while looking around at your workspace? Does it inspire you and fill you with the confidence to do a great job?

While many people think that creativity thrives in chaos, the truth is that most of us work our best in an orderly environment that is free of distractions.

Too much visual clutter makes it difficult for most people to concentrate. It’s also almost impossible to maintain focus when you constantly have to root around to find what you need instead of being able to lay your hands on it immediately.

A streamlined work environment is your best bet for being able to think clearly and creatively and maintain your flow.

Here are 6 simple ways to streamline your environment:

1.      Be ruthless with clutter. If you don’t need it, toss it out. If you do need it, but not now, immediately put it away or file it. It only takes a few seconds to deal with papers and objects as they come in, however if you put them in a pile to be sorted out later it becomes increasingly difficult. Keep in mind that in this digital age, it’s very rare to find that something is truly irreplaceable so don’t fret too much about throwing things out.

2.      Use closed door storage systems. There will be things that you need to keep but there is no reason for most of them to be on display. Plus, items kept behind closed cabinet doors won’t accumulate dust and are more protected from the environment. This doesn’t mean to shove everything in a closet haphazardly, but keeping your boxes and files in a cabinet type storage system will give your workplace a sleeker, more serene look. If that’s too sterile for your tastes, consider using cloth lined baskets on a shelf to keep things sorted and organized while still looking warm and cozy.

 

3.      Group your items by task. For example, keep envelopes, stamps and address labels together to make sending letters a breeze. Or keep all reference materials and notes for a particular project together in one binder or box. This will not only save you time when you sit down to work but also make tidying up afterwards a breeze. It’s much easier to put 5 items back in the same box than put 5 items back in 5 different places.

 

4.       Implement a one in, one out policy for ornamental items. Make it a rule that if you buy or are given a new work of art or other decorative item that you will not display it unless you remove an older piece. This will help you avoid busy, cluttered surfaces and can make it easier to say no to impulse purchases. Displaying fewer items makes it easier for the eye to appreciate each individual object.

5.       Make tidying up a nightly routine. Unfortunately there is no shortcut around this; the only way to make a routine is to keep doing it until it’s a habit. The good news is that once it is a habit it will feel no more intrusive than brushing your teeth every night before going to bed. A quick once over to gather up any stray papers or objects and put things where they belong should take no more than five or ten minutes and will help you start the day feeling more calm and centered.

6.       Work with your natural instincts, not against them. It will be much easier to keep things sleek and streamlined if you look at where things naturally wind up and make a home for them there. That might mean making a shelf for reference books you need on a daily basis near your desk instead of storing them on the bookshelf in the living room. Or placing a coat and shoe rack right by the front door instead of expecting them to be stored in the bedroom. The key is to find a way to keep things where they naturally wind up in a way that looks neat and organized instead of messy and cluttered.

Remember, it will take a while to make keeping a streamlined environment a habit. Have the confidence to stick with it and you’ll find that it’s easier to start tasks and complete them in a sleek, organized environment and it will become increasingly easy to keep things put away in the right place.

This blog is part of the Mission of “wiseword”: dedicated to providing you with mind enriching content to help in your quest to living a more fulfilled & financially rewarding life and giving you the opportunity to earn $100 000 per month (and more…) together with time freedom. Simply click on one of the ads that appear on this page for a free presentation. CLICK NOW!

Osman Mundhree (Entrepreneur)

Taken from http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/streamline-your-environment-in-one-of-these-6-simple-ways/#more-3595 Written by Tracy O Connor

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