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Woman multitaskingHow to Multitask and Get More Done

Multitasking can help you get more done in less time, and it doesn't have to leave you feeling like you are being pulled in ten different directions at once. These five principles of effective multitasking can help you maximize your time.
 

Time  Costs MoneyCalculate the cost of your time
How much is your time worth? The answer may surprise you and motivate you to make better use of your time. Calculate the cost of you time here.

 Business Card Overload

Everyone collects lots of business cards, and nobody really knows what to do with all of them. Turn that jumbled mess into a useful collection.

Quit Wasting Time in Meetings

Meetings can be an effective way to solve problems, or just a frustrating waste of time. The difference is in how the meeting is run. Follow these five guidelines to make your business meetings successful.

12 Simple Steps to Avoiding Burnout

Many people experience burnout at some point in their lives. Business owners and the self-employed are even more likely to fall prey to burnout because the buck stops with them. If you feel as if you’re starting to burn out here are some things you can do to avoid it.

Biggest Time Wasters for Salespeople

Is your sales staff making the best use of their time? If they aren't, it is probably costing you missed sales. Here are four of the most common time-wasters for salespeople. See if any of them apply to your staff. 

The Power of the Lowly Checklist

Checklists are good for more than just keeping up with your grocery list or to-do list. You can use them as a way to communicate more concisely and, in the end, as a tool to reach your own goals. Read more >>

5 Tips to Kick Your Time Wasting Habits
The only way to get more time in your day is to work faster or work smarter. Most of us are already working as fast as we can without sacrificing quality. These tips for eliminating time-wasting habits can help you work smarter.

Are You Working Too Much?
Are you spending way too many hours a week running your business? Has your business taken over your life and left little time for anything else?  Here are seven time management tips for small business owners that will let you work less without putting your business at risk.

Tips to Take Control of Your Time
Does your day always seem to get away from you? If you have difficulty managing your time, you're probably stressed out and struggling to succeed in your business. Here are eleven tips to help.

Become More Productive
Small business owners wear a lot of hats and always seem to have too much to do. You can minimize the problem and make more time in your day with these ten productivity tips.

Is Perfectionism Holding You Back?
Perfectionism is a goal that, though admirable, is unattainable. And when you run your own business, striving for perfection can actually have a negative impact. Here's how perfectionism can hold you back and some tips for getting past it.

Surefire Tips for Taming Meeting Monsters
Certain people have a knack for disrupting, distracting, and disintegrating potentially great meetings. These folks are often well-intentioned, but they wouldn’t know meeting etiquette if it bonked them on the head. Here’s a guide for taming your meeting monsters and getting more done.

5 Ways to Work Smarter and Be More Productive
Ever noticed how some entrepreneurs get way more done than others without working themselves to the bone? If you ever want to be able to have more time for things you enjoy, working smarter is critical. Here are five things you can start doing right now to become more productive without working longer hours.

Secrets of Successful Project Management
What can you do to keep a projects from becoming beastly experience for you and your team? What does it really take to make a project a resounding success? David Schmaltz reveals the answers in his new book The Blind Men and the Elephant: Mastering Project Work. Read an excerpt here >>

The Power of the Lowly Checklist
Checklists are good for more than just keeping up with your grocery list or to-do list. You can use them as a way to communicate more concisely and, in the end, as a tool to reach your own goals. Read more >>

The Myths that Rule Our Projects
Are your projects high on frustration and low on fulfillment? How you think your projects should work may be the source of your misery. Consider these common myths, then start to debunk them on your projects. Read more >>

When to Say No in Business
Do you feel guilty when you say "no"? Are you overcommitted and stressed out because you say "yes" far too often? From the authors of the new book Womenomics, here's advice on when and how you should say "no" in business.

How to Get Moving When You're Stuck
Having too much to do in not enough time can leave you feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Rather than tackling the mountain, it becomes easier to avoid it altogether, but that only makes the problem worse. Here's what you can do to get yourself unstuck.

The Silent Killer of Business Success
It's not what you think. Not a scary monster or evil force, but arrives in the disguise of good intention. And although it seems innocent, it will rob you of time, productivity, and ultimately profit... but only if you let it. Read more >>

10 Ideas to Become More Productive
If you run a small business, multitasking is second nature to you. But even though you try to use your time efficiently, there still aren't enough hours in the day. Get back lost time and become more productive with these ten tips.

Surefire Tips for Taming Meeting Monsters
Certain people have a knack for disrupting, distracting, and disintegrating potentially great meetings. These folks are often well-intentioned, but they wouldn’t know meeting etiquette if it bonked them on the head. Here’s a guide for taming your meeting monsters and getting more done.

Take Back Your Time
How many times have you looked around your small business and said, "There just isn't enough time in the day to get everything done!" Such is the life of an entrepreneur. This article will help you figure out the best use of your time so you can pass the rest onto someone else.

Saying No to Demands
In today’s world of high stress and limitless choices, the pressure to give in and say Yes grows greater every day, producing overload and overwork, expanding e-mail and eroding ethics. Never has No been more needed. Find out how to say no to demands in this excerpt from The Power of a Positive No by William Ury.

Busting Clutter 
One of the most basic ways to find papers when you need them is to retrieve them from an effective filing system. A good filing system will allow you to find what you're looking for in 10 seconds or less.

Spring Cleaning for Your Business
Whether it's piles of old files that need to be thrown out or relationships that are no longer serving you, sometimes it's good to take stock on what's working and not working in your business. Here are three areas of your business you'll want to declutter.

5 Secrets to Getting Organized
One of the biggest challenges in organizing a mess is figuring out where to start. Without a game plan, you're likely to become overwhelmed and then nothing gets done. Use these five secrets to help you get started.

Five Ways To Unclutter Your Desk
How much time do you waste every week searching for things on your desk? Here are 5 simple tips to help you get your desk uncluttered once and for all >>

Get Your Supply Cabinet Organized
Are you tired of that overflowing, overstuffed office supply cabinet? Here are tips to help you get it organized.

The Problem with Time Management
Does it seem like none of the time management ideas you try work for very long? Sure, they look good on paper and you probably even agree with them, but they just don't play out that well in real life. Find out the real problem with time management in this article from the author of the new book Ignited.  

Top 10 Distractions in the Office
Your workday is full of distractions, eating away at your productivity and time. Some are obvious, like email and the telephone, but others you probably don't even think of as being distractions. Find out what they are and what you can do about them.

What's on Your "To Don't" List?
As a business owner you may struggle with the question of how you will be able to get everything done. You may know what tasks should be your priority, but other things always get in the way. That's where a "to don't" list can help. Read more >> 

Say "No" to Get Control of Your Life
Do you find it hard to decline requests from your employees or friends? Always being agreeable might be nice on the surface, but it can have serious consequences. Here are things you can do to take the difficulty out of saying "no." 

Quiz: Are You a Workaholic?
There's nothing that can replace hard work and dedication in building a small business. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs take it to the extreme. Instead of enjoying your dream of business ownership, you could find yourself stressed and burned out. Are you a workaholic and perfectionist? Take this short quiz to find out.

Time Management - It's Not About Time!
Think you don't have enough time to do all you need to do? The reality is, no matter how much you do, you'll never get it all done. The key to being satisfied with your accomplishments is making the right choices. Read more >>

The 11 Biggest Time Management Lies
In the world of Time Management there are things said to us that we accept as truth and we act accordingly. The problem is sometimes they are not truths. They are lies and as we believe them, they waste our time. Find out what they are here >>

10 Reasons Why "Getting It Done" Is So Hard
Getting things done may sound simple in theory, but in reality it can seem almost impossible. Ralph Welborn and Vince Kasten, authors of Get It Done, provide some pithy insights on what goes wrong, and why.

Getting It Done
Getting things done sounds so simple, doesn't it? After all, don't we all do things every day? Then why is it that there is such a high failure rate when it comes to project execution? Read more >>

Top 4 Time Management Issues
What do you think has the biggest impact on your productivity? It's probably not paperwork, meetings, or multitasking. Find out what the top four time management issues are and why they are so important.

Setting Goals - Your Ticket to Success
If you don't know where you're going, any path will get you there. That's what happens if you don't take the time to figure out what your goals are and WRITE them down. There's power in writing things down. Read more >>

Quit Wasting Time in Meetings
Meetings can be an effective way to solve problems, or just a frustrating waste of time. The difference is in how the meeting is run. Follow these five guidelines to make your business meetings successful.

6 Tips for Delegating Effectively
For business owners and managers, delegation is an essential skill, and a leadership responsibility. The hazards of doing everything yourself can include burnout and missed deadlines. Here are six tips for delegating effectively >>

10 Ways to Create More Time in Your Day
Not enough hours in the day to get it all done? Make sure you're using your time wisely. Follow these ten time management tips to find extra hours you didn't even know you had.

Biggest Time Wasters for Salespeople
Is your sales staff making the best use of their time? If they aren't, it is probably costing you missed sales. Here are four of the most common time-wasters for salespeople. See if any of them apply to your staff. Details >>

10 Ways to Find More Time
Businesses have a way of taking over every last minute of your life. Before you know it, you don't have enough time to do all the things you need to do, much less all the things you want to do. Here are ten ways that entrepreneurs can find more time.

5 Ways to Stop Things from Falling Through the Cracks
Whether you can't figure out what to do next or you're stretched so thin that even big projects are slipping through the cracks, the culprit is letting yourself become overwhelmed. Here are five suggestions to help you get regain control. Details >>

10 Commandments of Goal Setting
Like any tool, your goals can be powerful victory-builders. But be careful. If you set your goals too high, you’ll quickly become frustrated. Read more >>

Procrastination
Ever find yourself delaying and delaying on something until it becomes a crisis? That’s when procrastination has taken charge of your life. Here's how to regain control.

Time Savers
If you can recapture a wasted hour here and there and redirect it to a more productive use, you can make great increases in your daily productivity and the quality of your life. Here are five techniques to help you.

Take Back Your Time 
Are you having to work more hours to get the same amount or even less work done? Use these 12 tips to take back your time at the office. 

17 Ways to Say NO
If you had unlimited amounts of time, you could "yes" all the time to everyone. And it seems that everyone has their own idea of how you should spend your time. Here's why you should say "no" more often, and 17 different ways to say it!

Delegate It!
No matter how much we wish we had more time, we can only squeak out 24 hours in a day. You can, however, get more out of your day if you delegate. Use these five delegation suggestions to make the most of the delegation process and more time for the important tasks on your list of things to do!

Unrealistic Goals
Doing your best is great, but obsessing over perfection can have higher costs than it's worth.

The Top Ten Ways to Stay Focused on Your Objectives
Any worthwhile, challenging goal requires sustained effort. Doing the right things for a day or two isn't hard. How do you "keep it going" consistently and achieve your objectives? Click Here to find out.

Information Overload
Too much information is a bad thing. It can take on a life of its own -- cluttering up your life in the process. Get control of the situation with these tips for coping with information overload.

Just Say NO
If you had unlimited amounts of time, you could "yes" all the time to everyone. And it seems that everyone has their own idea of how you should spend your time. Here's why you should say "no" more often, and 17 different ways to say it! 

Beyond Juggling
Achieving balance in your work and life is not impossible. If you’re an exhausted juggler looking for a better way, consider the following five alternatives, gleaned from interviews with hundreds of busy professionals. Read more >>

Too Busy to be Productive
To build loyalty, reduce costs, make more money, and serve as a model corporate citizen, you don't have to work harder -- just smarter. Read more >>

Top 4 Time Management Issues
What do you think has the biggest impact on your productivity? It's probably not paperwork, meetings, or multitasking. Find out what the top four time management issues are and why they are so important.

 

 

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