Monthly Archives: August 2016

Worry Log

Every time you start worrying about something, write it down in a Worry Log. At the end of the day, take your worry log out and review what you’ve written down. Have a conversation with God and decide which of these choices you want to make for each one: “God, I just need 10 minutes…

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Fraud Prevention

We’ve all heard horror stories about how fraud can be committed with a name, address, Social Security number, medical insurance ID number, and some credit information. An attorney recently reported that within a week of having her wallet stolen, the thieves had done the following in her name: Ordered an expensive monthly cell phone package…

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Disaster Preparedness

Don’t know where to start? I offer a whole range of ideas. Some of the suggestions here include preparing ahead of time for a specific impending disaster when a warning has been issued, and other suggestions are for general preparedness. For example, having a full tank of gas in your car or filling your bathtub…

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Computer Keyboard Shortcuts

The (CTRL) key provides you with shortcut combinations for use in most of your programs. The “+” sign stands for CTRL. Common shortcut combinations include: +A – Select all +B – Bold +C – Copy +F – Find +H – Replace +I – Italics +N – New document +O – Open +P – Print +S –…

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Packing Checklist For Travel

Customize this Packing Checklist for yourself. Then print and laminate it. Keep it in your suitcase so you see it each time you pack for a trip OR keep this list on your phone so you always have it with you. Here’s the download for the Packing Checklist for Travel. Click here to access my free report,…

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10 Tips to Tame the Paper Tiger When You Travel

Do you come home from meetings with your laptop bag stuffed with expense receipts, phone messages, meeting notes, business cards, and informational material gathered on your trip? You have every intention of following up with your to-do’s and using the valuable information you’ve stuffed into your bag. But you arrive home greeted by yet another…

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Six Step Weekly Planning Process

Adapted from Stephen Covey’s books,  The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and First Things First. 1. Review your mission/purpose.  Although most businesses have a mission statement, the majority of individuals do not. If you’d like a tool to help you begin drafting your own personal mission statement, visit FranklinCovey’s free Mission Statement Builder. Your mission statement represents…

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Ram Dump

If you want to move from feeling overwhelmed to feeling at peace and in control, here’s a tool to help you get started. It’s called a RAM Dump. RAM is the memory in a computer—in this case, your brain–that holds onto all those “sticky notes” or “incompletions” in your life. If you would like to…

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Tips to Plan for the Coming Year

As you set goals or make choices for the New Year, here are three guidelines to follow:  Phrase your choices in the NOW , as though you’ve already achieved it. Use “I am…” or “I allow myself to …” statements.  Phrase your choices in the POSITIVE . Focus on the solution rather on what you don’t want.…

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168 Hours – A Time Analysis Tool

Determine on average how much time you spend with each activity below in one week. For example, if you sleep an average of 7 hours a night, multiply that by 7 days and subtract 49 from the total. Then go to the next item and do the same. Download the pdf of the 168 hours…

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