Time Management Best Practices for the Busy Entrepreneur


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Time management is an essential skill to master – whether at home or work. People always want to get things done so they can rest more comfortable when everything is over.

Questions such as where to start from, when to start, or how to start are some of the issues people face on a daily basis in the quest of finding/learning how to manage time effectively.

That said, there are some smart insights you can follow to solve the highlighted questions.

Learning this skill takes time, but following the necessary steps would ensure you acquire them. Some of the steps you should consider is learning to say ‘no’ when you have a lot on your plate already instead of jumping at every opportunity that is knocking at you. You have to be smart when it comes to what you accept and decline. Another point worth mentioning that is relating to the topic under discussion is delegation. It is imperative that a person knows how to delegate when the situation is overwhelming, this way, a person can keep tasks going without any hiccups.

These are some of the things you can take to heart and start mulling over. To know more about the best practices on time management, check out this infographic below:

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Four Pillars of Brainstorming


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Whether you love brainstorming or feel intimidated by the process, it’s always great to brush up on your idea generation skills. Coming up with creative ideas on demand is no easy feat, but implementing tried and true brainstorming best practices can help make the process easier. If you’re feeling stuck during a brainstorm, consider implementing the four pillars of brainstorming, a framework created by advertiser Alex F. Osborn in the 1940s. Alex F. Osborn created the term “brainstorm” and developed four pillars that you can use when coming up with new ideas.

By going for quality, withholding criticism, welcoming wild ideas, and combining and improving ideas, you can radically transform the success of your brainstorming sessions. Check out the infographic below from our friends at Fundera that outlines the four pillars and provides actionable tips to improve idea generation. Feel free to add your suggestions in the comment box below.

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9 Ultimate Tips To Increase Productivity At Work – INFOGRAPHIC


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In your workplace, there is always someone you are influencing indirectly either in a way that is good or the other way. So therefore, leaders of organisations pay attention to their employees more than ever before. Leaders mentor their followers passionately and constantly, work towards creating a happier workplace for employees to carry out their duties every single day. This act can be seen as one of the ways to boost the morale of employees’ positively in order to affect the ROI aside other organisational goals.

As leaders of organisations, our focus should be about how to empower, how to maximise employee’s potentials and also, to make their lives easier by equipping them with the right information needed day in day out. If and when we can practise these little things religiously, then we can be rest assured of achieving our desired organisational mission, vision and growth. Below are 9 ultimate tips to help employees’ increase their productivity at work.

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Procrastination, motivational quotes and 15 ways to overcome the habit (Infographic).


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“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a PLAN, in which we must fervently BELIEVE, and upon which we must vigorously ACT. There is no other route to SUCCESS” – Pablo Picasso

Beginning of every year, we tend to plan our year in advance by penning down what to be achieved. No doubt, this is the best way to start the year. I started this year with loads of goals to achieve in 2016 likewise some of us too. One habit is known to be human beings greatest challenge in achieving their individual goals and the earlier the better you tackle this, or you might have moved deeper into the year before realizing you haven’t achieve any of the goals.

This habit is called PROCRASTINATION. This is known to be a psychological behaviour that affects people to some degree or another. It is also a goal destroyer, a dream killer if not controlled or worked on, it leaves us with guilt, stress, inadequacy, self-disgust or depression. For most of us whenever there’s a goal or task that needs to be done either big or small, important or irrelevant, we answer by saying “I will attend or start later “or rather “postpone it till next day”. This is an habit that should be shun and cast out of our daily lives if we are to ever accomplish our set goals either personally or at our place of work.

Below are 12 powerful procrastination quotes to motivate you & 15 ways to help you overcome procrastination (infographic). So, wake up from your slumber, re-visit those goals or tasks and start work on them right away. Remember, if you don’t start, you wont know that you can. We all can only if we believe and courageous enough to start now. The quotes:

  • “My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” – Charles Dickens
  • “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb
  • “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill
  • “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “The two rules of procrastination: 1) Do it today. 2) Tomorrow will be today tomorrow.” – Unknown
  • “What may be done at any time will be done at no time.” – Scottish Proverb
  • “The best way to get something done is to begin.” – Unknown
  • “Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” – Michael Landon
  • “Procrastination is like a credit card: It’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.” – Christopher Parker
  • “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King
  • “The perfect time to start something never arrives, so therefore, start now.” – Unknown
  • Begin while others are procrastinating. Work while others are wishing.” – William Arthur Ward

I hope you find the quotes useful. Here are 15 ways you can overcome procrastination.

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