Archive for the Planning Category

Nothing Comes From Nothing

Posted on January 18, 2014 by

Just a quick thought for the day… When I don’t plan, when I drift along, when I don’t put in any effort… Is it any wonder that I don’t get where I want to go?              

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Translating Yearly Goals into Monthly and Weekly Goals – An Example

Posted on January 6, 2014 by

Last week I talked about how setting yearly goals, then generating monthly, weekly and daily goals and tasks can bring you to completion quickly. Today I wanted to give you a concrete example.

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Goals – Planning = Failure

Posted on December 30, 2013 by

One of my problems in 2013 was that although I had a destination in mind, I didn’t plan for the work it would take me to get there…and the goals didn’t just magically happen. And why? Because I never planned to do the work. I just assumed I would get to it.

I didn’t.

When I was reading Timo Kiander’s free book, I was taken by the idea of setting goals, then breaking them down into monthly goals, and then into weekly goals.

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Why You Should Plan Instead of Making Resolutions

Posted on December 23, 2013 by

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. One of the things I love about December is planning my goals for the new year. I started doing this a few years back, and I am amazed at the difference between when I set a direction, or I let my life wander […]

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Win a NeuYear Calendar!

Posted on December 20, 2013 by

I love the NeuYear calendars. They show the whole year in continuity…not broken into 12 blocks. By taking away that arbitrary distinction, I can see what is coming in the next two weeks…without fooling myself that I have time because something is “next month”.

NeuYear is going to give away a calendar to one lucky SimpleProductivityBlog.com reader. There are two ways to enter…go to the blog to find out more.

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Plan A Schedule: Use Buffers

Posted on January 23, 2013 by

My husband, who used to be an electrician in the Navy, was called on to do work on the ship. Often it was said, “It will only take five minutes.” But as my husband is fond of saying, “There is no such thing as a five minute electrical job.”

Even replacing a lightbulb on a ship usually became a much bigger project. He learned this, and how to buffer his tasks.

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Planning for 2013: The End Result Of Planning

Posted on December 28, 2012 by

Instead of our regularly scheduled program, this week I am going to open my planning sessions for the new year. So I’ve looked back, and I’ve looked forward. I’ve written out the dreams, and the ways I can get there. So what does that mean? Changes in the Blog Blog […]

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Planning for 2013: Dreams and Roadmaps for 2013

Posted on December 27, 2012 by

So I’ve taken a look back. Now I have a blank landscape ahead. I made a list of 100 things I’d like to do in 2013. We’ll call these contours in the landscape in front of me.

But where am I going?

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