When I’m engaged in something I love to do or I’m completely focused on a task at hand, time seems to slip away at the speed of sound. As I grow older, days, weeks and months seem to go very fast.
Whenever I’m waiting for something to happen, a call back from a potential client, the bus to take me home or, when I was little, Santa to come – time seems to stand still.
Time is one of the few things in life that we can’t have a “do over”. Theoretically you spend your time according… Continue reading
3. Deadlines. Be the first to offer a deadline and always add extra time to it. This may be familiar to many of you – under promise and over deliver. This will give you more time to get things done and also allow you to be a star – by always delivering what you promise on time – or perhaps early.
In promising when you’re going to complete something, whether it is for yourself or for others, get real… Continue reading
1. Be completely present at every meeting – one on one and in a group. Any time I attend a meeting or speak to someone individually I make it a point to be completely present at the meeting or with the person. This means that I turn off my cell phone, don’t check email, don’t look at my watch and put away all distractions. I give the person and meeting my full and… Continue reading
I received the following email message from a dear friend and client as she was about to go on vacation. I had just visited her office and saw paper everywhere. I felt chaotic just walking in, I couldn’t imagine being there every day.
Here’s what she wrote: You are so right! I am drowning in little bits of paper. Thank you for your offer to help out! I'm ready anytime.
I am leaving for the beach Saturday morning, but even if you had some time today or tomorrow to give me a few tips that would be great. … Continue reading