5 Things You Will Gain When You Track Your Time

Simple Actions You Can Take to Increase Your Effectiveness Daily

If you want to improve your performance, the easiest way to achieve that is to track your time.

This is not about time management because time cannot be managed. You can only manage your activities in relation to the time you have available.

If you make tracking your time a daily habit, you will experience a shift in your ability to complete things on time.

Reasons Why People Do Not Track Their Time

While it is common to use a calendar, diary or planner to manage activities, tracking how time is spent is not common with most people.

Reasons why people do not track their time include:

  • They do not know the benefits.
  • They view it as an inconvenience.
  • They do not know how to do it.
  • They are comfortable doing what they have always done.
  • They may not place a high value on their time.

To make the best use of your time, you have to know how you are spending it. Tracking your time is one way to learn more about how you use it.

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5 Effective Ways to Stay Committed to Your Goals

Things You Can Do to Maintain Your Progress and Reach New Levels of Success

The ability to stay committed to your goals is a valuable skill to have if you want to reach new levels of success.

While setting goals is a simple process, maintaining momentum and progress is challenging if you don’t have effective strategies in place.

Things That Can Affect Your Commitment to Your Goals

The prerequisite to achieving goals is to set goals first. It’s inevitable you will experience challenges as you strive to achieve your goals.

Things that can cause you to not stay committed to your goals include:

  • Setting goals that are not meaningful.
  • Having too many goals.
  • Not knowing why your goals are important.
  • Setting goals that will only benefit you.
  • Not having a plan or strategies to reach your goals.

Those who have effective ways to stay committed to their goals are more likely to achieve them quicker, without wasted effort.

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How to Start Fresh if You Have Lost Your Job

5 Things That Will Guide You to Make the Right Decision

If you know how to start fresh if you have lost your job, it can save you from experiencing stress and mental turmoil.

In these times of change, the chances of losing a job will continue to increase. Most people will experience a job loss during their working life.

It is beneficial to plan ahead and also have ways to deal with it, when it happens.

There are signs usually, if the possibility of losing your job is real. These signs can include:

  • Your employer is going through cost-cutting measures.
  • Other employees are given new roles because of a company restructure.
  • Sales and profit levels decrease.
  • Your employer has been acquired by another company.
  • Your employer is about to relocate.

These signs are often out of your control.

If you have lost your job because you have violated a company policy or because of poor performance, that is within your control. You can use such an experience to make a fresh start.

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Have a Bucket List

Things That Will Happen When You Have Big Dreams

When you know the reasons why you need to have a bucket list, you will want to create one.

Having a bucket list can influence your decisions and what you focus on daily.

What is a Bucket List?

A bucket list contains the things you want to do, experience, own or complete before you “kick the bucket” or before you die. The dictionary defines it as “a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.”

The 2007 movie, “The Bucket List,” with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman popularized the term. Their characters in the movie, who were dying of cancer, made a list of things they wanted to do before they died and spent the final months and days of their lives doing them.

A bucket list can include:

  • Places you want to visit.
  • People you want to meet.
  • Possessions you want to own.
  • Projects you want to complete.
  • Skills you want to learn.
  • Things you want to do because they matter to you.

Once you create your bucket list, you will appreciate the importance of having one, which will also inspire you to achieve them.

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5 Important Reasons Why You Need to Invest in Yourself

Things That Will Help You Achieve What’s Worthwhile and Become the Person You Want to Be

To reach new levels of achievement and become the person you want to be, you need to invest in yourself continuously.

Investing in material things such as the share market, property, start-up businesses or managed funds are considered beneficial for long-term wealth or success. Unfortunately, investing in yourself is not promoted as much.

Investing in yourself means:

  • Learning new things.
  • Taking intelligent risks.
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone.
  • Exploring opportunities to improve your life.
  • Setting bigger and challenging goals.

How much you invest in yourself will determine what you experience and achieve in life.

Thing That Prevent People From Investing in Themselves

Common reasons why people don’t invest in themselves include:

  • They don’t want to challenge themselves.
  • It’s safer to stay where they are.
  • They don’t have a learning or growth mindset.
  • They don’t know what they want to learn.
  • They believe they cannot afford it.

If you want to find out what you are capable of, you need to invest in yourself.

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What You Need to Know About Having Your Best Year

5 Reminders That Will Set You Up for Greater Success

Having your best year will not happen if you do not set the right intentions, have the proper discipline and stay focused.

The desire to have a better year is common among high achievers. To set yourself up for greater success, there are things you need to know.

The Benefits of Having Your Best Year

If you know how to have your best year, you will:

  • Achieve what’s important to you.
  • Grow your self-confidence.
  • Improve your mental, emotional and physical health.
  • Challenge yourself to strive for bigger and better things.
  • Increase your performance and effectiveness.
  • Make a bigger difference or impact.
  • Inspire others to improve and also have their best year.

It is usually doing simple things repeatedly that will set you up to have your best year yet.

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Happy New Decade

May This Decade Be Your Best One Yet

As the decade of the twenty-tens comes to an end, it is time to welcome in a new decade.

May the twenty-twenties be your best decade yet.

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I’d like to thank you for visiting and for supporting my site. I look forward to continuing to add value with new and relevant content related to personal development/growth, productivity, leadership, team building and achievements.

Action Step: Create a vision and plan for the next decade of your life. You can search through my site for resources that can help you create a vision and plan you are excited about.

Question: What are you looking forward to most in 2020?

How You Can End Your Decade in a Positive Way

Resources You Can Use to Set Yourself up for the Next Decade

You can end your decade in a positive way with these free resources.

If you want to set yourself up for more success in this next decade, there are things you will need to do differently.

Step 1: Look back first so you can move forward

This includes completing a review of your year and decade. Here are resources that can help.

  1. How to Complete a Comprehensive Year Review and Plan Next Year
  2. How to Avoid the Mistakes You Made This Year Next Year

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Enjoy the Festive Season

Wishing You a Safe and Wonderful Time!

It’s that time of the year again where we get to take a break, relax and enjoy our time with those that matter most.

I’d like to wish you and your loved ones a joyful festive season.

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Have fun and also remember to be safe and kind to others.

Question: What things have you planned for the holiday season?

How to Take Advantage of the End of Year

Things You Can Do to Set Yourself Up For the New Year

If you can take advantage of the end of year, you will give yourself a better chance of starting the new year well.

The end of year is usually a time when most people slow down. You can get a head start and set yourself up for a better year if you are intentional about how you use the end of year.

Things You Can Gain if You Take Advantage of the End of Year

The benefits of taking advantage of the end of year include:

  • End the year on a good note.
  • Prepare yourself well for the new year.
  • Identify things you want to do differently next year.
  • Feel excited and have something to look forward to.
  • Acknowledge and accept things that happened during the year.

How Not to End Your Year

Here are ways not to end your year because you will not set yourself up for better success in the new year.

  • Not having an improvement plan.
  • Feeling rushed or pressured to meet deadlines that could have been addressed earlier.
  • Hoping to have a better year instead of being intentional about it.
  • Not identifying what to do differently to achieve new results.

Your ability to take advantage of the end of year will improve your chances of better accomplishments in the new year.

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