Sunday, August 12, 2007

I recently joined a group on Flickr and its amazing how I'm now seeing new things.

For instance, this week there is a theme about nature being "framed". Guess what? I'm now seeing relevant shots. These shots have always been there of course, the only difference is they are now on my "radar", so I see them.

This same idea can be applied to other things we look for in life.
  • New customers.
  • New business opportunities.
  • New relationships.
If we know what we are looking for, we are more likely to find them.

It might be useful to write down what you are looking for in as much detail as you need, and who knows? You might find it!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Need more time in your day?

The most effective time saving tool I ever used was reducing meeting times to 20 minutes.

In my role as a manager and decision maker I was seeing a lot of people. I was busy - so busy I was being ineffective.

When I started having 20 minute meetings people would come to the meetings prepared, focused and usually had a recommendation for action.

If you want to start using your time more effectively, try cutting your meeting times to 20 minutes.