HOW TO MAKE YOUR WORK MORE EFFICIENT!!

You will agree with me that self-discipline is hard. However,where there is will,there is a way. I may suggest you to try these three tips to make your work more interesting and efficient every day:

  •  Get three thing done before noon: Statistics show that the team ahead at halftime is more likely to win the game.Enjoy your lunch knowing that you accomplished atleast three tasks in the morning.
  • Sequence for speed: Break projects into parts. Take on the longer pieces at the beginning and make sure each subsequent part is shorter. If you leave the longest part for last, you are more likely to run out of steam before the end of the day.
  • Tackle similar tasks at the same time: The mind thrives on repetition. You can build momentum by taking on similar projects at the same time.

Pl try these simple yet effective actions and i will be glad to have your feedback!

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HOW TO MAKE MASTERFUL DECISIONS!!

 

Do you believe in making decisions swiftly and decisively or with more caution and deliberation?

Whichever is the case, try these three tips to help you reach conclusions and avoid decisions trap:

  •  Get the right mind on the job: Decision making is the process of converting input into output. To make the best decisions, optimize your input by getting the opinions and insights of trusted people who know the arena best.
  • Decide your decision making process: Bickering often happens during the decision making process. Be clear with yourself and others involved about the steps you will take to reach the decisions.
  • Demand Diversity: To much agreement is dangerous; you need dissenting opinios too. Give a minority viewpoint a voice or appoint a devil’s advocate. Listening to the “other side” will give you a more appropriate,rational and robust answer.

Enough said!

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HOW TO BE PRODUCTIVE IN A DEMANDING AND DISTRACTING WORLD!!

Yes! We live in a demanding and distracting world. Being productive can sometimes be a real challenge and it may feel like an impossible feat.

I may suggest three ways to contain this challenge:

  • Keep one to-do list: Include everything you want or need to do in one place Writing it down helps get it off your mind and leaves you free to focus on the urgent task at hand.
  • Take up the most important thing first: Before you leave the work in the evening, decide what one thing you need to accomplish the next day. Do it first thing in the morning, when you are likely to have the most energy and fewest distraction.
  • Decide time for non-urgent things: It is easy to get caught up in the pressing issues of the day. Block off time in your calender to do things that would otherwise get squeezed out, liking writing, thinking creatively, or building relationships.

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DO YOU RESPECT YOUR CRITIQUE??

I suggest you should always welcome constructive criticism. It is essential for creativity, innovation, and problem solving. Since leadership requires all three, leaders need to be sure not only that they are open to criticism, but that they actively seek it out.

You should not simply ask for general feedback but ask people-direct reports, peers, customers-to poke holes in your ideas and approaches.

It will help us to remember-critique can be useful approach to test idea and keep people and team accountable.

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HOW TO CAPTURE BIG IDEAS IN MOST SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE WAYS!!

It is my suggestion that don’t rely on your memory or iphone to record and capitalize on  good ideas. Go old school with a stack of 3×5 index cards. Carry them with you and, when you hear a good idea, write it down.

Trust me, the physicality of the cards forces you to reflect on them at the end of the day, and the act of writing down the idea helps you remember and process them. Having the blank cards in your pocket is also useful reminder to be looking for new ideas and, most importantly, to listen.

Enough for today!

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TOO MUCH FAITH IN INFORMATION ANALYSIS ALONE CAN ADVERSLY AFFECT YOUR DECISION-MAKING SKILLS!!

Yes,knowledge is power, but too much knowledge can also take away your power.When solving problems, many people gather an abundance of information and conduct in-depth analysis to give them what they hope are the right answers.

Believe me, this can lead to information paralysis or to data-driven, but illogical,answers. Often the best answers are educated   guesses informed by your past experience coupled with new information analysis alone, and don’t disregard your decision-making skills.

Remember to always check answers with your gut feelings before acting. Chances are, you will never go wrong.

THINK ABOUT IT AND LET ME HAVE YOUR FEEDBACK,PLEASE!!

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PAUSE AND DECIDE-THE MOST MEMORABLE ADVICE FROM SOMEBODY VERY CLOSE TO MY HEART!!

One of the best piece of advice I have ever got was from my dad-who was my mentor,guide,philosopher and a critic.He made me a person what I am today.This master piece advice from my dad has stayed in my mind ever since.He told me to always remember THREE WORDS:’Pause and Decide!’ These three words were for me not just an articulation of father’s philosophy,but also a  pitchy masterclass  or  sound advice in effective decision-making. Everytime I need to respond to something or take a decision,my dad’s words flash into my mind-pause and decide.

Driven by impulsive responses,we often take decisions in haste.Someone says something to us-and we immediately react with words and actions that come back to haunt us later.Alas! if only we would make it a habit to heed my late dad’s advice.

The next time you are very angry or badly hurt, or need to make a decision,take a deep breadth-before saying a word or moving a finger.The next time something goes wrong and you feel like reacting immediately-JUST HOLD IT!! After the moment has passed,you will find the turmoil or dust settling down.The mind gets clearer.And the decision that follows is usually by far better than what you might have taken in haste.

Our decisions are very often, more like a negative one than a positive choice.We change jobs not because of one negative appraisal feedback session,boss’s outburst of anger or a promotion that we lost out on.We make career choices,break relationship- all in the heat of moment.In an era of increasing download speeds, we seem to be in a hurry to take a decisions. As a matter of fact,in most cases, a cool headed approach would have made for far better,more rational decisions.There is a thin line which seperates haste from speed-but it is a critical decision.It has been well said-‘Decide in haste,repent at leisure’. But unfortunately, we still have not learned our lessons.

I would like to share the story of a spiritual master who went on a pilgrimage with his disciples.The wise old man felt thirsty and wanted some water.A disciple quickly walked over to a nearby stream,jar in hand,to fetch some water.The stream was crystal clear as he could see the sun’s rays on the water.Just as he was about to fill the jar,a bullock cart crossed the stream.As the wheel churned the soil of the bed of the stream,the water turned muddy.It did not look clean enough to drink,so the disciple went back to the master empty-handed, and explained what had happened.The master asked him to wait for a while to allow the mud to settle.When the disciple went back a little while later,he was delighted to find the water was cryatal clear again.

As the master took a sip of the water,he said:’our minds are like that stream.An external event or stimulus-like that bullock cart can cause our mind to get muddled up.When that happens,all you need to to do is relax.Just wait a while and allow the DUST to settle.And your mind will be clear again.

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So the next time you feel stressed or agitated and want to respond,just think of the bullock cart and the stream.Remember my dad’s advice:

PAUSE AND DECIDE.

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A SMALL SERVICE TO MY BELOVED READERS:

As i am also a life coach, if you so desire, you can refer to me  your personal, professional and family issues either through my blog or my email (given below) and I would send you my advice within a week.I am extending my services  to you for a very nominal  fee of 1 $ per advice which I only want to charge because when you get something free, you do not value it.My main objective

is to give you the benefit of my knowledge and three decades experience  so that you begin to think and understand life issues in an appropriate and rational manner and right perspective and lead a calm,anxiety free and happy life.

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