Experience As Teacher: Reflection Time Opens the Door!

Experience-Learning from It!Experience is an excellent teacher – but only if you find time to reflect on your experience and integrate it.

You’ve probably heard the saying about history and how it repeats itself if we don’t learn from it.  The quote is from the philosopher George  [Read more…]

Timely Tips: Accountability Buddies Energize Your Effectiveness!

Effectiveness with an accountability buddyFinding time to increase your effectiveness is always time well spent.

That’s because as your effectiveness grows, your productivity and your confidence increase, too!  It’s a positive spiral that will have you eager to  [Read more…]

Find Time to Track Your Tasks with Doit.im This Cyber Monday

Finding time to manage and track your tasks in today’s busy world can be difficult.  Not only that, but sometimes finding the best tool to track your tasks is, itself, a challenge.  That’s why, on Cyber Monday here at The Time Finder, I like to share tech tools and tips that cross my desk and look especially helpful.

In the past we’ve shared here about Remember the Milk, a popular and powerful online tool that you can use to track your tasks.  Another such tool that my VA recently told me about is Doit.im.

Doit.im is, like Remember the Milk, a free tool that you can use to track your tasks on lots of different platforms – from PC’s to smartphones, to tablet devices.  This is a flexible tool that allows you to list, view and categorize your tasks in multiple ways.

All the data you enter into Doit.im is uploaded and stored in the cloud.  This means that you can then easily access your own data anytime, anywhere … so long as you have an internet connection.  You can group your tasks by different categories, either using the defaults provided or easily adding your own.

Of course, another challenge, when using an on-line tool to track your tasks, is deciding when to stick with the tool that you use – and when to keep exploring for the best version available.  You can end up spending lots of time learning about new tools … when the improvements in efficiency and effectiveness are really minimal.

So, consider the pro’s and con’s.  Are you satisfied with the system you use now to track your tasks – or is Doit.im something you’d like to explore?  And are you inspired to find time and increase your effectiveness and efficiency? What will be the first step that you take to do that? If you decide to give Doit.im a try, please let me know what you think – I’d love to hear!

And speaking of “first steps,” I am pleased to share that I am The Official SelfGrowth.com Guide to “Time Management” When you visit you’ll find time management articles by experts in the field, along with a vibrant and welcoming on-line community. Stop by my Expert Page and leave a comment or question … or just say hello.  There are lots of ways to connect … let’s get started!

So, what if you could find another hour every day? You can! You can explore some practical and effective options for taking charge of your time by signing up for our free gift – “The New Finding Time Boundary Template: 9 Simple, Sequential Steps to Find More Time and Recharge Your Energy!”   Claim it and see how you can recharge your energy, reduce overwhelm and frustration, and come to learn that 24 hours really ARE enough!

Let’s explore time together …

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have no material connection with any of the products or tools mentioned here, and have not received any compensation for writing this content.

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Find Time to Amp Up Your Twefficiency with Buffer – A Twitter Tool!

Finding time to be efficient and effective with your Twitter time is helped immensely by the Twitter tool I want to share with you today.

It’s called Buffer and what it does is allow you to spread your tweets out, throughout the day, rather than swamping your followers with lots of tweets all at once.

Three C’s:  Twitter is about content, connecting, and constancy … that’s how I like to think of it.

  • It’s an excellent venue for sharing content that you create – or information that you find interesting or valuable, and want to share with your tweeps.  Useful information is so easily accessed and shared on Twitter – it really can’t be beat.
  • And Twitter is, at its core, all about connecting – letting people know you, and coming to know other people in 140 character snippets!
  • The Twitter stream is always flowing … and if you could monitor and respond constantly, that would be ideal in terms of your visibility – your ability to connect and share content.  But, of course, that’s not possible … so that’s where a Twitter tool like Buffer comes in.

What Buffer does, basically, is give you the capacity to spread your tweets out, rather than flooding your Twitter stream when you happen to be on-line.  Here’s what Buffer’s founders say about their Twitter tool:

We designed Buffer to offer you a both personal and yet more efficient solution to handle twitter.

Buffer makes your life easier with a smarter way to schedule tweets. Work out all your tweets at one point in time during the day. Then fill up your Buffer with your tweets and Buffer schedules them for you. Simply keep that Buffer topped up and you will then be tweeting consistently all day round, all week long.

The browser extensions for Buffer make Tweeting that much easier, and you can explore free or paid subscriptions, depending on your need.

In this video, you can see how it works – and learn a very useful way to use Google Alerts to enhance your tweets.

And are you inspired to find time and increase your tweffectiveness and twefficiency?  What will be the first step that you take to do that?

Speaking of “first steps” here’s an exciting first for me!  I am pleased to share that I am The Official SelfGrowth.com Guide to “Time Management”.  When you visit you’ll find time management articles by experts in the field, along with a vibrant and welcoming on-line community. Stop by my Expert Page and leave a comment or question … or just say hello.  There are lots of ways to connect … let’s get started!

So, what if you could find another hour every day? You can! You can explore some practical and effective options for taking charge of your time by signing up for our free gift – “The New Finding Time Boundary Template: 9 Simple, Sequential Steps to Find More Time and Recharge Your Energy!”   Claim it and see how you can recharge your energy, reduce overwhelm and frustration, and come to learn that 24 hours really ARE enough!

Let’s explore time together …

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have no material connection with the brands, topics, or products that are mentioned here, and have not received any compensation for writing this content.

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Find Time to Really Do Your To Do List -3 Powerful Time Tips

Finding time to complete the items on your to-do list is an ongoing challenge. Sometimes those lists become so challenging in and of themselves that we want to avoid them … and that’s not a good idea!

Have you run into problems with managing these lists for yourself? I have a friend who jots ideas and tasks on scraps of paper and sticky notes, putting them in her date book as the day goes on.  she captures a lot of material that way, but, as you can probably imagine, by the end of most days that date book looks like it’s filled with confetti! Sometimes the notes fall out, or get covered by other notes.

So, yes, it’s a challenge to keep up with it all.

That’s why I encourage any and everyone to take time — even just five minutes — at the beginning and end of the day, to plan, prioritize/consolidate, and review your list (or lists).

Each piece of this process is important, so let’s focus on each separately with these 3 Powerful Time Tips:

Finding time to plan is like scanning the landscape from up in the air. You need to get the lay of the land, note any barriers, and decide on your route. Really, what you’re determining is how you’re going to travel through your day.  This is the most important part of your process – without it you’ll be embarking on your journey without a compass– and I guarantee, you’re going to get lost!

When you’re navigating your day, it’s really important to know where you’re starting, where you want to end up, and the major intersections and turning points along the way.

Having a plan doesn’t mean that there won’t be a need to make changes as the day unfolds. It simply gives you a map. Ideally your map will include alternate routes for any unforeseen contingencies.  You don’t need to go into a lot of detail about those routes, but it’s important (and reassuring) to know that they’re there.

And don’t forget the “Times 2 Rule” when you plan! No matter what the task, it’s good to assume that it will take at least twice as long as you predict.  (And what a gift to yourself, if you end up with a little extra time at the end of the day!)

Finding time to prioritize and consolidate your tasks is another very helpful time management skill to develop. Again, you needn’t spend a lot of time on this. As you look at your plan for the day or your To Do List, highlight the three tasks that you absolutely want to accomplish on this day.

Also, if you’ve got any tasks that can easily be put together, be sure to connect them. This might include things like errands that involve stops close to one another, putting all of your computer-related tasks in the same time slot, etc.

And if you maintain your To Do List or Daily Plan on a computer you can rearrange your tasks as you consolidate and create your priorities.  Having a clean list makes things a little easier and less stressful for yourself.

Last but not least, finding time to review at the end of the day is very important! It gives you an opportunity to tweak your to do list for the next day, adjust your priorities, reflect on any lessons learned, and let go of it all as you had to bed.

Letting go is a wonderful gift that this process allows you to give yourself.  As your head hits the pillow, you can release any worries that you might be carrying, knowing that they are on your list and will be addressed in the morning.  Your sleep will be more restful, and you’ll have more energy as your day begins!

So, are you ready to start really DOING what’s on your To Do List?  Consider giving these 3 Powerful Time Tips a try … and I’d love to hear how it goes for you.

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Let’s explore time together …

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