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You budget your money because it’s important to keep track of it.
You know the importance of tracking. You’ve seen how a dollar here and there can really add up.
What about your most important asset? Your time. It’s not replaceable like money. When it’s gone, it’s gone.
Do you know where your time is going as well as you know where your money is going? You’re about to.
Here’s how to budget your time like you budget your money…
Email can steal more time than almost anything else.
When you’re going through email, you’re on someone else’s agenda. You’re responding to their needs.
Sure, you wouldn’t be doing it if you didn’t get something out of it, but most of the emails you send are answers to other people’s questions, and responses to their needs. Even if you’re sending a decline, that still takes time.
I’ve written about email hacks before. I shared some important tips, so let’s do a quick summary and then get into three more tips that I’ve developed to stay in control of my inbox…
Stuff. It’s everywhere.
You have stuff you don’t use or need, and even stuff you forget you have.
Most of us have so much stuff that going through our garage is like shopping at a thrift store. All of the “oh yeah, I forgot about that!” and the “when did we buy this?”…you may even find that you’ve bought stuff that you didn’t even realize you already had.
The point is, you need to get rid of some stuff. Sell, donate, trash, or whatever…you need to declutter. That’s why you’re here.
Here’s a great method I’ve been using to get rid of 323 items over the last couple months…
We all know that positive language provides better results than negative language, but we may be using negative language without realizing it.
As Zig Ziglar says “negative people call it an alarm clock, positive people call in an opportunity clock”. Corny? Sure, but it’s also true that your words can define your habits.
Let’s take a look into some language that you may not realize is holding you back, and how to change it…
Productivity starts with one thing: your energy.
If you don’t have energy, you’re not going to get much done.
Sleep is important. Exercise is important. But a poor diet can ruin your energy levels, no matter your sleep schedule or your exercise routine.
That’s why it’s important to make sure we are putting the proper fuel into our bodies.
Here is exactly what you should eat if you want more energy…
To-do lists are great…except for that bottomless-pit part that you never get to.
How many things are on your to-do list that have been there for days, months or years?
There’s a reason for that, and here’s how to fix it…
I love learning.
Just last week I published “Never Stop Learning: 40 Places to Get Free Education Online”.
I’m a college student. I read daily. I’m taking a course at Codecademy. I’m constantly involved in military education.
Obviously, I’m a big fan of continued education.
The problem is when we let the process trump the outcome.
Sure, there are plenty of places to learn online.
You can always go to Google, YouTube and great blogs (like this one, right? Right?? Please tell me you love me!).
Those are all great places to find information, but you already know about those and it’s easy to get distracted at such broad websites – especially YouTube…have you ever fallen into the just-one-more-related-video-in-the-sidebar trap?
I spent a lot of time compiling these resources. Of course, I could have spent a lot more time, but you only live once – I’m using that phrase in the sense of time, not in the sense of making a really bad decision because YOLO. There are literally hundreds of thousands of hours worth of material here. We only have so many hours in our lives and going through all of these courses may take all of them, so I feel like I’ve listed enough.
Let’s dive in, starting with free college courses…