February 15, 2008
If you are like most people, your New Year’s resolutions are at best a distant memory. Sad, when you realize we are only six weeks into the new year!
What is it about making resolutions, and then keeping them? I have heard the quotes about most resolutions being abandoned within the first week or month. And, I have watched some people set goals and then set about achieving them. What has one person give up in the first week, and the other press on to completion?
Part of it, I think, is the difference between what you think you “should” do, and what you are passionate about.
What are you passionate about? And what do you want to accomplish in that area this year?
February 4, 2008
I keep hearing about this study and that news piece talking about how much time we are spending doing tasks that are not at all productive.
For example – the study that says that the average executive is spending 1 hour a day looking for files that are misplaced (either paper or electronic). That adds up to 6 weeks every year!
Or, what about the reports that the average office worker is spending 15 hours a week dealing with the email inbox (and this is not talking about the actual work – just getting through the average 470 emails each week). That is another 19-1/2 weeks every year.
I did the math. 25-1/2 weeks each year dealing with misfiled documents and our email inbox!
It is a wonder we ever get anything done.