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Benefits of a tickler file for organization
Tuesday, January 28, 2014      9 comments

I became aware of the tickler file with office work and find that it has use with managing every day chores at home as well. For those unaware of a tickler file, it is basically a leter size file with 43 folders, 31 numbered from 1-31 for the ... Read more
Make next action (not to do) lists
Sunday, January 19, 2014      7 comments

My thought for the week of 1/19 I have been adapting to my new file system and enjoy it. I have a Excel calendar where one page is an event table table which lists daily events by date, time, event, and notes; and, another page is a day planne... Read more
Take time to brainstorm goals
Friday, January 17, 2014      5 comments

The flush valve in my toilet had been leaking for quite some time; last week it got more noticeable triggering the fill valve every half hour. My wife got a new flapper for the flush valve and I installed it. However, that did not solve the pr... Read more
Do actions now
Sunday, January 05, 2014      11 comments

My thought for the week of 1/5 1) Create a lists of specific action steps that will complete the unfinished business (which was written down by last weeks task or came to your mind since then) sorted under, for instance, a. phone calls to m... Read more
Status of weekly goals 1/3/14
Friday, January 03, 2014      7 comments

1/3/2014 1) Be present for family and friends: Talked to 4 daughters over the phone and mailed a birthday card to a grandson. 2) Become a US history bluff: Now intend to finish reading Martin Luther King's autobiography by 1/13/14 3) Wr... Read more
Move mental goals in writen actions
Sunday, December 29, 2013      6 comments

My thought for the week of 12/29 1) Take some time to write down the things that can be called unfinished business that have troubled you the past year: e.g., a disagreement with someone, a broken piece of furniture or leaky faucet that needs ... Read more
Impulse or Not
Sunday, December 22, 2013      5 comments

Life is sometimes a struggle between living for today (to follow your impulse) and living for tomorrow (acting for the future good). Margaret Moore, author of "Organize your Mind, Organize your Life lays out steps to control your impulses. 1) ... Read more
My coming 5K and other goals
Wednesday, December 11, 2013      8 comments

Today I jogged/walked for an hour but took it easy as I am doing the Sleigh-bell 5K with my daughter and her twin daughters Saturday, Dec. 14. I am trying to pick up the habit of making a to do list and fitting time on the next days calendar ... Read more
My Strengths and Weaknesses
Monday, December 09, 2013      8 comments

I spent about 50 dollars and took an online quiz at www.cappeu.com/Realise2.
aspx and the web site gave me a listing of 60 of my characteristics in the form of "Realized strengths", "Unrealized strengths", "Learned behaviors... Read more
Practice awareness of your present moment
Friday, December 06, 2013      14 comments

Be aware of your surroundings and your present moment. The main cause of absentmindness is focusing on a future task and ignoring the needs of the present moment. When we park the car or set down the keys we are already thinking of the next ... Read more
Embrace your weakness
Wednesday, December 04, 2013      12 comments

Everyone should determine their own strengths, weaknesses and use them to follow their passions to the best of their ability. In fact the most successful individual is the one who follows a path that puts both the individual's strength and weak... Read more
Time Management and Organization team
Wednesday, December 04, 2013      6 comments

I myself enjoy writing these blogs (although it is not yet easy for me) as I am writing to influence members of SparkPeople to better set and meet their goals, and in hopes that they would join my Time Management and Organization team (It is the... Read more
Let your passion be your guide
Tuesday, December 03, 2013      7 comments

Writing is now a passion for me. Writing has always been hard for me, I got D's and worse on my writing in grade school and avoided it in college as much as I could. Writing has become a passion for me because I want to influence others. But ... Read more
If Your deadline has passed
Tuesday, December 03, 2013      5 comments

It's December 3 and I am not where I wanted to be right now. I wanted to be done with P90x by Thanksgiving but I missed so many days that I cant be expected to complete it until January. I also skipped a day of exercise on Monday and did a mat... Read more
God's strength for your many roles
Saturday, November 30, 2013      10 comments

The holiday season is stressful for those who feel they can't provide for their family, friends etc because they lack the wisdom or funds to buy the right gifts. But God gave everyone, even the least, the power to share the most powerful gift ... Read more

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