Sunday, 16 September 2012

Increase your productivity

Here, I shall summarize five proven ways to increase your productivity at work.

1.       Wake up early – Start your work early

Starting your work early will give you a positive boost. There is calm in the morning, less disturbance and no ringing phones. This will increase your productivity.

2.    Start with the most important work

Finish your most important work first. It will give you a positive feeling and a sense of achievement. This will help to maximize your creativity.

3.       No Interruption

Learn to say NO to interruptions. You can place a no disturbance board if you need. Your productivity will increase.

4.       Avoid unnecessary meetings

Unnecessary meetings with friends and colleagues waste a lot of your time. Try to save your time and value it.

5.       No Internet

Believe me or not, but internet is one of the biggest distraction. Disconnect internet if it is not required during your work.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

What is Passion?

What is Passion? We each have many talents, but our passions are unique.
The talents come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from the athletic to the scientific, the artistic to the culinary, the technological to the interpersonal. Some talents remain hidden for years, only to be revealed later in life by surprise. Others, we are aware of from the very beginning. And still others go unnoticed throughout our lives.
And while our talents can certainly bring us happiness, missing out on one or two won’t doom your existence.
No, it is your passion that has that power. By ignoring your passion, you can never be fulfilled, be content, or find true success.
Your passion isn’t just a talent. You passion is what fills you with an electric sense of meaning; it’s what gives your soul direction and it’s what keeps the heart beating. Without passion, life would be worse than dull—it would be pointless. Following your passion is the most important step in a spiritual growth plan.
So, what is your passion? It could be cooking or writing or knitting, sure. Or it could be working in a high-tech laboratory. It can be anything. And when it comes to passion, there’s no altruistic judgment—passion is about how YOU feel, not about how you make OTHERS feel.
Whatever makes you feel like you’re buzzing with energy, capable of climbing any metaphorical mountain, or strong enough to take on everything that anything throws at you—this is your passion.
And by spending some time everyday focusing on your passion, you’ll find that your life will be happier, more fulfilling and exponentially more successful.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Successful people are objective.  They have realistic targets in mind.  They know what they are looking for and why they are fighting for it.  Successful people create and pursue S.M.A.R.T. goals.
S.M.A.R.T. goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely.  Let’s briefly review each:
  • Specific – A general goal would be, “Get in shape.” But a related specific goal would be, “Join a health club and workout 3 days a week for the next 52 weeks.”  A specific goal has a far greater chance of being accomplished because it has defined parameters and constraints.
  • Measurable – There must be a logical system for measuring the progress of a goal.  To determine if your goal is measurable, ask yourself questions like:  How much time? How many total?  How will I know when the goal is accomplished? etc.  When you measure your progress, you stay on track, reach your target dates, and experience the exhilaration of achievement that spurs you on to continued efforts required to reach your goal.
  • Attainable – To be attainable, a goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work.  In other words, the goal must be realistic.  The big question here is:  How can the goal be accomplished?
  • Relevant – Relevance stresses the importance of choosing goals that matter.  For example, an internet entrepreneur’s goal to “Make 75 tuna sandwiches by 2:00PM.” may be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, and Timely, but lacks Relevance to an entrepreneurs overarching objective of building a profitable online business.
  • Timely – A goal must be grounded within a time frame, giving the goal a target date.  A commitment to a deadline helps you focus your efforts on the completion of the goal on or before the due date.  This part of the S.M.A.R.T. goal criteria is intended to prevent goals from being overtaken by daily distractions.
When you identify S.M.A.R.T. goals that are truly important to you, you become motivated to figure out ways to attain them.  You develop the necessary attitude, abilities, and skills.  You can achieve almost any goal you set if you plan your steps wisely and establish a time frame that allows you to carry out those steps.  Goals that once seemed far away and out of reach eventually move closer and become attainable, not because your goals shrink, but because you grow and expand to match them.