Video: How to Create an Editorial Calendar using Google Docs

In the previous time management tutorial, we looked at how to use Google Calendar for schedule work (and family) tasks. We asked: What’s the one difference between having a to-do list and making a calendar entry? To-do lists are static. It states what needs to be done. Calendars are a commitment to making something happen. You’ve probably noticed that systems […]

How to be an Early Riser

I’ve always liked the idea of being an early riser. It seems a lot of successful people start early, get a head start. But actually doing it… never really happened. Actually, that’s not totally true. There were times I managed to get up earlier but I always seemed to back slide. However, I’ve recently had […]

Do you suffer for Busy Bee Syndrome? 3 Possible Cures

Peter Drucker, author of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, said: “There is nothing so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.” On Tuesday, I overheard two people talking on the train. The first said, ‘You’re right. He’s always in early, and probably still there.’ He meant the office. It was 7.15 […]

Q: Why do you really want to run an online business?

Ivan asks if less money, but greater personal freedom, is what encourages people to run their own home-based business. In this video, taken in Beijing’s Capital Museum, Ivan says that working a flexible schedule outside of 9-5 frees up time to do things an office job wouldn’t let him. See if you agree.

How to Track Change Management Tasks Using Excel

How do you track Change Management tasks? Here’s how I do it using Excel. If you look at a large project as many small tasks chained together, it’s easier to start. Learn more about these excel Change Management templates here We often get stuck with large projects because we can’t find the right place to […]

Project Manager’s Dilemma: Soft Deadlines v Hard Deadlines?

In the fairy tale, The Boy who cried Wolf, the villagers stopped believing the child. There was no wolf, they thought which was true until one day… The same thing occurs when you – or someone above you – creates an artificial deadline. I’m looking at a report that says we have a hard deadline […]

12 ‘Warming up’ Writing Exercises

Summary: If you want to more develop a more efficient writing routine, use the following exercises to warm up and get started faster. Do you find it hard to get started with your writing? Here’s a suggested approach to get started, stay focused, and avoid writer’s block. Location – find a place to start. Like […]

How to Help Teenagers Plan For Exams

If you’re a parent reading this, maybe you’re thinking, wouldn’t it be great if that teenage son of mine could get himself organized for the next school year? I say son as girls seem to have the knack of managing their time much better. If you’re that son, maybe you’re thinking, wouldn’t it be nice […]