Emergencies Happen and You CAN Prepare!

Posted on November 20, 2014, under Time Management Skills.

Emergencies Happen

Emergencies – How you prepare really makes a difference!

Emergencies are, by definition, unpredictable. The lake-effect snowstorms that have battered Buffalo and surrounding areas are a very good example.

Coming so early in the season, the unprecedented blizzard conditions created millions of emergencies, large and small, in millions of lives.  And unfortunately, from what I’m hearing, lots and lots of people were unprepared for the  (more…)

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Photos for Free – Sites to Find Photos and Find Time!

Posted on November 17, 2014, under Time and Technology.

Free Photos

Sample of one of the Free Photos You’ll Find!

Photos and images are so important when it comes to engagement, visibility, and just plain eye-catching content on the web (or anywhere, for that matter).

But good photos are hard to come by, especially if you’re on a tight budget.

That’s why I was very pleased to come upon a recent post on designskilz offering a large  (more…)

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Procrastination Cure-Things to Do (and NOT Do) to Find Time!

Posted on November 13, 2014, under Time Choices.

Procrastination Do's and Don't's

Procrastination Do’s and Don’ts

Procrastination is a big problem for many, many people.  And finding time is a lifesaver when you’re running out of it – quickly!

You know all-too-well about procrastination when you have, say, a project that you found out about two weeks ago but haven’t worked on yet. (It’s the one you kept saying that you would get to tomorrow.) Suddenly that deadline  (more…)

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Google Drive – A New Enhancement for Finding Time

Posted on November 10, 2014, under Time and Technology.

Google Drive Time-Saver

Here’s a Google Drive time-saver for you!

Google Drive offers a useful environment for storing and working with documents that you either want to share with team members or want to have accessible to you no matter where you are.

The way most people work in today’s on-line world, it’s quite possible that you might be on your tablet while you have your first cup of coffee at home, on your laptop before you head to your office, and then on your PC until you leave at the end of the  (more…)

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Time Changes? Don’t Let Them Steal Your Time!

Posted on November 6, 2014, under Time Management Skills.

Clock-Time Changes

Time Changes Don’t Have to Ruin Your Routines!

There are predictable time changes that confront most of us twice a year. Depending on where you live, the dates that they occur may vary, but in most countries these changes are now a staple.

And for many or most of us, these time changes are a mixed bag. Maybe you look forward to the longer days that Daylight Saving Time brings, but springing forward also means darker mornings.

Likewise, in the US, falling back into Standard  (more…)

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Beat Procrastination and Stress-Tops from The Time Finder!

Posted on November 3, 2014, under Time After Time.

Kids reading The Time Finder

Beat Procrastination with Time Finder Favorites!

Procrastination is a stumbling block for lots and lots of folks, and if you’re one of them, you know how frustrating and self-defeating it can be.

Whether you’re a student, a working Mom, a small business owner, an online entrepreneur, or anyone with goals and tasks to accomplish, procrastination does nothing but get in your way and slow you down.  And here at The Time Finder, we’ve got lots of ideas for beating procrastination. (more…)

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Productivity-The Power of “Why” for Finding Energy and Time!

Posted on October 30, 2014, under Time and Energy.

Productivity-The Power of Why

Productivity Tip for Today: Tap The Power of Why

Productivity is something we all strive to enhance – after all, who doesn’t want to use time wisely and well?  And very often, we think of productivity as being about the nuts and bolts of tasks – doing things faster and more efficiently.

That’s the “How” of your work – the route that you take from Point A to Point B and the tools that you use along the way. There’s an awful lot that you can  (more…)

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Templates and Spreadsheets Excel for Finding Time!

Posted on October 27, 2014, under Time and Technology.

Excel_Templates

Excel Templates: A sampling (Click to see a larger version.)

Templates are wonderful tools for finding time, and if you’ve never used one, today is a great day to get started.

Templates are especially good for saving you time with tasks that you repeat with some frequency. Let’s say you often travel for your work.  Developing templates for packing saves untold time – not to mention hassles and worries!  And the more you use templates, the better you’ll get at adapting them to your purposes. (more…)

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Beat Procrastination Right Now – 5 Timely Tips!

Posted on October 23, 2014, under Time Choices.

Procrastination Tips for You!

Procrastination Tips-Don’t wait ’til the 11th hour!

Procrastination is a serious challenge for LOTS of people, so if you’re one of them, you are not alone!

The reasons that people procrastinate vary, but the results are the same – ALWAYS.  When procrastination is one of your go-to time choices, you are also choosing stress, frustration, dwindling self-confidence … and lots of other challenges.  Ultimately, procrastination affects your career, your relationships … really your  (more…)

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Productivity Boost for You – Find Time with Gizmo’s Freeware

Posted on October 20, 2014, under Time and Technology.

Productivity Tools

Find Freeware to Boost Your Productivity!

Productivity is a goal for most of us – and what better time than at the start of a new week to think about ways to boost productivity and find more time?!

I was thinking about the productivity tools and apps that we use most frequently at The Time Finder, and came upon Gizmo’s Freeware – a website that offers lists and information of the best freeware applications – as  (more…)

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Stuck? Scared? Turn Toward Trouble and Find Time!

Posted on October 16, 2014, under Time Choices.

Stuck or scared

Stuck and scared? You can find time instead!

When you’re stuck, scared or just plain stymied, the temptation is to turn (or run) away from whatever you perceive as the problem.  It’s instinctual – a knee jerk reaction that may have saved us back when dinosaurs wandered the earth.

But it often doesn’t serve us now.  In fact, in many cases it’s about the worst thing you can do if you’re stuck or scared.  Turning away doesn’t make the  (more…)

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Cyber Monday Apps – What’s Your Favorite Tech Time Tool?

Posted on October 13, 2014, under Time and Technology.

Cyber Monday-Apps

It’s Cyber Monday-Tell us about your favorite app!

Cyber Monday on The Time Finder is all about tech tools that help you find more time.

So on this Cyber Monday we’re picking up on a post we noticed on lifehacker titled “What’s the One Obscure App You Can’t Live Without?

The author, Eric Ravenscraft, asked readers to weigh in with their favorite, little-known apps.  I love that idea, because really, when it comes to tools, users often have the most reliable  (more…)

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Stress, Your Energy and Your Time – Helpful Affirmations

Posted on October 9, 2014, under Time and Energy, Time Choices.

Stress Affirmations

Stress getting to you? Affirmations help!

Stress is a fact of life.  There’s no getting around it; BUT you can develop skills for managing it.

Managing your stress well contributes a LOT to your success – and even more importantly, to the quality of your relationships, your moments … and your life!

When it comes to stress management,  (more…)

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Calming Self-Talk Reduces Stress and Helps You Find Time

Posted on October 6, 2014, under Time and Energy, Time Transformation.

Calming Words

Calming words reduce stress and help find time!

Calming self-talk not only reduces stress, it actually  helps you find more time.

And you can give yourself this calming gift whenever you want to – it’s up to you.  Many of us don’t tap into that power – but how about starting today?

How often do you wake up in the middle of the night with frantic thoughts about all you need to get done the next day? Sometimes do you feel  (more…)

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Review, Reflect, and Renew: Some Favorites for Finding Time

Posted on October 2, 2014, under Time After Time.

Kids reading-Review the Past

Review the Past to Move Ahead Powerfully

A review of the past always deepens the present and informs the future.

And when it comes to time management, finding time for this sort of review takes a moment now, but greatly enhances your efficiency and effectiveness as the hours and days unfold.

Here at The Time Finder, we always look back and review what readers found most helpful in the previous month.  You vote with your clicks (more…)

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