What you going to do, in the next meeting you are summoned to attend? Only to often, you found yourself to be indulged in the practice of meeting people for various business purposes and ventures. There are many reasons for that. Some more convincing than others. But the fact is, that most of the times you spend much valuable time in meeting ventures, without clear agendas. For this reason it is essential to have in hand a preparation drill to safeguard your precious time, energy and resources!
The November 2013 Monthly Review is a compilation of many interesting topics from this blog and from around the web.
In our frenzy way of life, it is important for you, today, to set your personal boundaries. Setting your personal boundaries, in a clear, straightforward and unquestionable manner, is a way for you to protect yourself from the requirements of other people (including family, friends, co-workers, business associates, partners, etc). It is also, a personal responsibility and commitment in the things you want to do (in your life and for your life and the life of other people)!
Time management is an essential skill today. A skill that permits you to do (or not do) certain required or intended things. But time is a very scarce resource and for that reason, time management should be an effective one! So how you can do that?
Accountability has a pivotal role in our culture and society. Today, in our modern and complex life, it is important for you to realize that you, and only you, you are accountable for your actions or omissions. More over you have to realize that you are responsible for every one (small or large, intended or unintended) of your actions in your course of life. It is an attitude in life that is not easily implemented. But worth the effort for its acquirement!
There are times, things go in the wrong direction and you strive after for ways that would permit you to regain your momentum. Is not always an easy task. Regaining your momentum, the most of the times, is an intended and conscious effort that needs to re-invested every time you think, that you need it!
WorkFlowy is one of these little applications, that makes your life more easily.
In essence is a simple online application for taking notes! As it been described by its developers:
WorkFlowy is an organizational tool that makes life easier. It can help you organize personal to-dos, collaborate on large team projects, take notes, write research papers, keep a journal, plan a wedding, and much more
WorkFlowy sports a simple and elegant interface, hiding cleverly its powerful features and capabilities. It allows you to take notes, to build you to-dos list, to write and develop ideas,etc. You can use it as a simple electronic tool for taking notes or as a more sophisticated productivity tools, for collecting, tracking, monitoring, processing, etc your tasks.
It is not difficult to survive a boredom meeting, if you know the outcome. But the most of the times you don’t know it and for that reason you attend the designated (planned by others the most of the times) meeting. The trick though is, how to make the truly uninterested meetings productive (in case you cannot avoid the participation!)
There are many reasons for blogging. Some of them are more serious than other, but every reason make you to start a blog, is valid and always of importance (at least for you!). But besides the many reasons or strategies in which the clause “I’m start blogging” involves, there is an objective that surpass everyone else.
That objective is the development of something new. Either it is a new message, an idea, a schema, a startup, a niche market or something else, everything starts from a message. You need something to communicate to the world!