Easy Methods to Increase Productivity and Free Up Time for
Family and Friends
Author: Steve Hoogenakker
Time and Life-Robbing Mistakes to Avoid. Watch Your Productivity Soar
40 quick tips to free up time for the important things in life that really matter
We are all required to do more and more with less and less. This is taking its toll on our our health and unfortunately on family life. This is
a great pity because Iâ€™ve found that many of us are making easily avoidable mistakes that cost us dearly in time â€“ and money.
Time is all we have to achieve our dreams and to succeed. Time also is the key ingredient in enjoying our family and life. This report will
help you overcome the tyranny of â€œtoo much to do and too little time to do it inâ€. Iâ€™ve chosen the seven biggest mistakes and
offered 40 ways for avoiding them.
Read just one mistake per day â€“ donâ€™t rush. Think about the suggestions and figure out a way to apply them in your office or home.
Youâ€™ll be pleasantly surprised if you apply just a few of the 41 suggestions. ALL SUCCESS!!
MISTAKE NO. 1 Not getting clear what you want
Just think how often we interact with people. We have appointments and meetings. We give presentations and attend conferences. We
ask people to do things for us. We write letters to them and write reports for them and make telephone calls to them.
In all these interactions, and more, the main reason we lose valuable time is not getting clear what we want. I know this sounds so simple
that you may not see the value in this suggestion so here are just a few examples.
1. You are unhappy in your current job. So youâ€™re going to ask the boss for a change. If you go in and just talk about how unhappy you
are youâ€™ll come across as complaining â€“ you give a problem without a solution and the boss switches off and you donâ€™t get
what you want.
2. As a boss, you ask one of your employees to write a report on the health and safety standards in the factory. If you donâ€™t tell the
employee that you want an excuse to spend the $30,