“Timed Productivity” – ‘Time Tune-up {80/20}’, Thursday, 8 October 2020

We are moving along; coming up on mid-October. Will share some Time Management pointers in this edition.

ID your best energy-time. When you are ‘in the zone’ – stay with as long as you can. When you are not – – work on other tasks (low level) that will contribute to your goal’s achievement. It is helpful to realize that we all go through cycles. When you can identify your personal highs and lows – you can better distribute your workload. You can be ‘on point’ when you really need to be.

Time management is an efficient tool for performing the tasks within a given time limit. In this context, Vilfredo Pareto found a law i.e., 80-20 law.

The law can find its roots in the year 1906. Pareto was working on finding an explanation of the economic disparities in the world. His theory had many takers and backed by various experts of that era.

This 80-20 rule lays the emphasis on the lesser of anything. It says that the greater of anything is the least important. As his findings state that there is a small group (20%) who owns a major share (80%) of the world’s wealth. As per the law, the most significant are less in quantity. And what is in ample amount is the most insignificant. This law of time and energy management can be applied in day-to-day life also. The understated points have to be taken into account:

1) Avoiding Useless Tasks:

The most important part of management is to avoid tasks that take a toll of time. This would not hamper him/her to concentrate on the most sort-after activities.

2) Foresight:

While planning, the tasks must be selected diligently so as to ensure secure future returns. As today’s solutions have a definite impact on tomorrow’s outcome.

3) Keep an Eye on Highly Valued Task:

The overall efforts must be streamlined in order to concentrate on the most important 20%. If one works in this way over a period of time, the outcome would be beneficial.

Time management works on this 80-20 principle. This, in the long run, ensures the efforts and time are consumed rightly working on the most important 20%. If this aspect is taken care of wisely, the efforts would definitely prove fruitful.

Gloria-Jean Brown

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“Timed Productivity” – ‘Self-Improvement Primer’, Thursday, 1 October 2020

It is time to get ready to enter 2021 strong! It is 1 October, in 92 days – 2021 will be here. We have lived a lifetime in the past 6 months!! But we must move forward. I am going to share some pointers to help you get started.
Self-improvement: improvement of one’s condition through one’s own efforts.
I often see myself as somewhat contented with my life the way things are, but of course, it’s hard to think of anything else when there are real issues to be discussed.
Still, I aspire for something deeper and more meaningful.
We’re all pelted with problems. Honestly, it shouldn’t even bother or even hinder us from becoming all we ought to be. Aspirations as kids should continue to live within.
To keep this writing concise, I am going to leave you with 9 questions to ask yourself – honestly.
What do I really want?
Should I really change?
What’s the bright side in all of this?
Am I comfortable with what I’m doing?
Have I done enough for myself?
Am I happy where I am today?
How much could I have?
What motivates me?
What really makes me tick?

So? What really makes you tick? You can be just about anything you always wanted to be, but to realize that attaining something that may seem very difficult is already giving up before you even start that journey. Always remember, that self-improvement is not just about the physical or philosophical change you have to undergo, but it’s something that you really want.
9 simple questions to ask yourself. Do you want to improve? I am available to assist you with targeted coaching – through your personalized behavior style assessment.
Your CTA (call to action) is to email me – if you are interested.
Gloria-Jean Brown https://CoachingbyGJ.com gloriajean@coachingbygj.com

“Timed Productivity” – ‘3 and Done’, Thursday, 24 Sep 2020

Happy Autumn!

Yes – stop procrastinating. Do something to take tasks out of your head and complete them!

1/Make a list.

2/Prioritize that list

3/DO the top 3 things.

Repeat … every day.

I have 3 coaching slots left for {Oct-Dec} for your 2021 preparedness. If you are 1 ~ email me or call for a consult, if you have questions – – – now.

Gloria-Jean Brown  https://CoachingbyGJ.com

“Timed Productivity” – ‘Clean Your Brain’, Thursday, 17 Sep 2020

Yes – clean your brain! Perfect time as Autumn makes its debut on Tuesday.

Sit down and have a brainstorming session yourself. Review what tasks present obstacles for you. Could be – there are certain situations. Family members – spouse or children. A particular client or manager. The point of this brainstorming session is to come up with workable solutions you can use to stop ‘going down the rabbit hole’ when things go askew. Know of ways to lessen the effects on you.

Another suggestion is to set a reminder in your phone for the very important things you need to remember. Use colorful or pattern post-it-notes if you want a visual reminder to stand out.

And if you still have time – make a list of all the things that you need to get in order for the end of the year; set new guidelines; see what is no longer ‘important’ and drop it. Start thinking of what you want to accomplish in 2021. What do you need to get started with – now?

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Gloria-Jean Brown

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“Timed Productivity” – ‘You Do Have Time’, Thursday, 3 Sep 2020

Have a little assignment for you. Google ‘wheel of life’. It is a free download. Complete the wheel for yourself. How smooth is your wheel?

You may actually have anywhere from 15 (low) to 25 (high) hours a week that are not involved in sleeping, commuting, job, family, cleaning/chores, and church/charity.

What do you really want to do with your ‘free’ time?

​With a good understanding of your plan, by you – you can be more focused in what you intend to accomplish. It is not your lack of time but rather your execution of the time within your day.

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What you Do, Decide, Delegate and Delete is the key {look at the Eisenhower box}. The time you spend multiplied by your ‘focused’ intensity is how you can conquer your day and accomplished your goals.

GLORIA-JEAN

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“Timed Productivity” – ‘Let’s Work It’ – Thursday, 27 August 2020

Last Thursday in August 2020 – next weekend Labor Day weekend [beaches, school, still in hurricane season].

Let’s give our productivity a work out-shall we:

  • Review what you need to do and make a plan. Leave a little leeway for the unexpected. Build in some ‘me time’, also.
  • Do you have your designated work area? Do your children have a designated online school area – preferably not their bedroom. They need to experience ‘going to another place’ for schooling. {if at all possible}.
  • Determine your best energy time and use that time/space to your advantage.
  • Try time blocking or the Pomodoro method to focus on your most important tasks. Teach this to your children also. Example: set an AM and PM Time Block (20 minutes) to check email {10:10-10:30; and 3:40-4:00}. If you can, have one day for meetings; or, 2 mornings or afternoons { Tues / Thurs }; so you can have a better work ‘work flow’?
  • Do something each day to brighten your spirit. Open your windows; let the sunlight in; put on some light music; add flowers or a plant. Make plans for a weekend excursion.

GLORIA-JEAN BROWN

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“Timed Productivity” – “Can YOU Believe?” – Thursday, 20 August 2020

Can you believe – in 4 months from today – we will be 5 days from Christmas! Working on that gift list? (smiles). Then, add 6 days – HAPPY NEW YEAR [2021] – life has to get better!

At this point, most children are starting their school year AT HOME, with online learning. Also, most of you are still working from home. Though some might be making a day or two – trip in to the office.

Hopefully, you caught some of my hints, and you have a basic plan of your day and your children’s class time. Everyone should have their own work/class space. That you have gotten better furniture – chair, desk space for the children and YOURSELF. Also, recommended are headphones for the young ones, to help keep them focused and not be too distracted.

Do make a meal plan with all the family members participating; and, making the actual meals.

Hot Suggestions:

  1. Adjust your schedule and your Zoom work meetings times. Be happy for the no commute time.
  2. Have a daily plan and post it on the refrigerator (1 place everyone goes)! Home Command Center.
  3. Use Time Blocking or Pomodoro [work 25 minutes; take a 5 minute break] to keep focused on specific projects.
  4. If something is a problem – on the 3rd occurrence – FIND a SOLUTIUON! Stop suffering and wasting your time.
  5. Just because you are a ‘sitting duck’ does not mean you are to be wired for 8-10 hours on Zoom meeting (with or without children)! You need to break up your day. Get fresh air – however you can. Play outside with children – 10 minutes (jump rope; dodge ball; etc.). Call an old friend and share a joke and a laugh.

GLORIA-JEAN BROWN

gloriajean@coachingbyGJ.com https://CoachingbyGJ.com

“Timed Productivity” – Thursday, 13 August 2020 ‘I’m Back; but, Changing’

Greetings!! I, the “Timed Productivity” Blog, am back (weekly). Announcing that change is coming. If YOU or a Colleague or a Friend have ANY interest in setting yourself up for meaningful and productive 2021 … YOU have to start now. Short Term Coaching is changing in 2021. This offer is good until midnight 15 September 2020 – 3 months for $600 {paid in advance} [Or, billed (3) monthly payment of $225 {paid in advance}, if you need]. P.S. – last time at this price!! Sign up now before it goes up, up, and away. You can start and be finished before Christmas. Christmas is closely followed by NEW YEARS!! If you have ANY questions you feel you need answered – PLEASE book a free consult call to get them answered ~click here .

Using 2 assessments: Behavior Style and Time Management. Get yourself ready for 2021. WORKING from your STRENGTHS. Learn to set proper priorities; Plan what you need to accomplish; Schedule your plans for maximum accomplishement; Learn ways to handle Interruptions; Learn key steps to Productive Meetings; and, much more.

How do I get things accomplished? Me and my planner!! I have one I really, really like. It is the right size for me. I have added places for cute post-it-notes; a monthly tracking sheet for items I want to be accountable for. I have made it workable for me and it is ‘cute’. Yes – I do some things on my phone; but, I love a paper planner and it can come with me wherever I go. You can do paper, electronic, or, a hybrid of both systems. Set your plan, and planner, up in a way that works BEST for YOU; and, then work your plan.

Ms. Krystal says – “Gloria-Jean’s approach to time management brought the process full circle for me. I was able to move from overwhelm to efficient. It is not just about time management, it is about a lifestyle!!”

That is it for this week.

Until next Thursday … NOW is the “Time” for action – YOURS! Book a call to get questions answered; or, email to sign-up (needed to send you the invoice; and then, the assessment links).

GLORIA-JEAN 

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“Say So By GJ” Announcement – Thursday, 6 August 2020

“Take Back Your Time with GJ” podcast has launched – effective 1 August 2020.

The beginning episodes (4) are a mix of a behavior style trait and a time management topic. The remainder will be a single time management topic. I am using ‘anchor.fm‘ platform to produce the podcast, which airs on Mondays at 9:00AM.

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Check it out at your favorite podcast listening site.

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Thank You.

Gloria-Jean Brown

“Say So by GJ” – Happy 2nd New Year ~ Wed., 22 July 2020

HAPPY 2nd New Year!!! New beginnings for our old life patterns. All of them are changed in some way. We will be this way for ….. Anyway ~ dust yourself and family off and get started living our new normal. Are you ‘still’ working from home? Will your children be starting school ‘at home’ — you may want to create a real study location for them (little desk/chair, lamp and laptop with their school supplies)? Will you have to go into the office – who will be watching your children – perhaps a neighbor \ hopefully, you have access to a good child-care center \ perhaps, a parent in the neighborhood who can oversee school age groups and assist with their online studies. Home meal plans and menus will be a plus – assign age-appropriate tasks to family members.

I am enjoying revisiting an old favorite from childhood: cutting out and assembling models. Also, develop my own way to color (enhancing the egdes of the pictured objects or quote – with glitter gel pens or variegating the degree of color). What did YOU like to do at 12 years of age?

3 quick points:

  • Are you aware of time wasters in your life? Make a list and commit to stop wasting your own time.
  • Of all the ideas/tips I can share – the best is ‘REST’.
  • A quote from James Clear – ” Action forces prioritization. Something has to be FIRST!” (Is it the right choice?)

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Be safe (wear mask; wash hands/carry hand sanitizer; 6′ distancing) but, have some fun. Drive-In theathers are back in style!! Do ‘stay-cation’ visits near you. Head for the mountains (cool).

Gloria-Jean Brown gloriajean@coachingbygj.com https://CoachingbyGJ.com