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Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2009’

Essential Things to Know Before Starting a New Business

Tweet Starting a new business can be a daunting yet exciting task. There are many reasons why you may want to start your own business. Perhaps you want to work for yourself, you lost your job or want to earn some extra money. No matter what the reason, there are some considerations that are vital before deciding to take the …

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Punctuation Matters

Tweet A lot of people underestimate the importance of punctuation. “What’s the use of commas and full stops?” you hear people whine. “It stops you from expressing yourself,” “It constrains you.” The list goes on. This is far from the truth. How would you punctuate the following sentence? woman without her man is nothing Men punctuated it like this: Woman, …

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“Later”, “Tomorrow” and Procrastination

Tweet The words “later” and “tomorrow” are the biggest obstacles to getting things done and being organized. A task comes on your desk and you put it aside and say “I’ll do it later” or “I’ll get round to that tomorrow”. I have already written about the two minute rule in an earlier post and that’s a great way to …

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3 Tasks

Tweet A great organization tip that I came across is to list the three most important tasks that must get completed. The idea is that, every morning, you set yourself the top three tasks that have to be completed that day; under any circumstance. You will find that other tasks will then follow suit and it will be easier to …

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Usability and User Experience

Tweet Everyone talks about how any product (or website) you make has to be usable. However, making great products means that you have to try to combine between usability and user experience. Eh? What’s the difference? People often get confused between usability and user experience. But make no mistake: the two are not synonymous with each other. Usability is high …

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Focus

Tweet One of the key things that stop people from actualizing their goals is that they are easily distracted from them. Life is one huge distraction. It’s either problems that a person faces or a new gadget or toy that has just come out; whatever the distraction, it stops a person being focused on his ultimate goals. Here are a …

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Time Management

Tweet If there is one thing that most of us would love to buy, it’s time. Getting things done is about efficient time management. Here are some symptoms of poor time management: You keep missing deadlines regularly You don’t get enough time for yourself You have trouble finishing off your tasks each day At the end of the day you …

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Will Google Chrome OS Succeed?

Tweet There’s been a lot of hype on the internet about whether Google’s new operating system will succeed. You have all sorts of people in the predicting game about whether it will be a great success or a doomed failure. While I don’t think we can really predict what will really happen, there are some things we can say. 1. …

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Two Minutes

Tweet The two minute rule is something like this: If you can get something done in two minutes, do it now. Don’t procrastinate. Don’t think about it – just do it. This simple rule of thumb has proven, for me and many others, to be a great way of getting those little things out of the way. Stuff comes to …

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Delete It!

Tweet One of the best ways of getting things off your todo list is to delete it. Yes, that’s right. The rule of thumb is simple: If it isn’t important and doesn’t need to be done, just take it off your list of things to do. This helps a lot psychologically because when you see lots and lots of tasks …

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