Looking Back, Learning and Finding Time

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Looking back as you get ready to move ahead is an excellent way to learn from mistakes, consolidate gains and find time.

That’s because time spent looking back allows you to review what worked and what kinds of time choices were most useful to you.

This enables you to carry your best choices  [Read more…]

Find Time for the Top 5 Time Finder Favorites for March

Finding time to savor the posts that were the favorites for Time Finder readers last month is one of the ways I always greet the new month.

It lets me look back and get a better sense of what you are looking for, as I plan posts for the coming month.  And it’s also an opportunity to reflect and bid a grateful farewell to time past, while looking ahead with anticipation!

So, what posts ranked as your Time Finder Favorites for March?  Well, our Time and Technology posts shared on Cyber Monday’s were a big hit this past month, with 3 posts making it into the top 5!

Find Time with Zamzar and Evernote Clearly on Cyber Monday ranked #1 and offered two time-saving tools that can both help you be more productive on-line. You can read the post for the details, but here are two quick bullet-points:

  • Zamzar is an online file conversion service that offers both free and paid options.  Files can be converted on the web or via e-mail, and there is a quite extensive list of  conversion options.

Coming in at #2 was Find Time to Take Charge of Your E-mail (So That It Doesn’t Take Charge of You)!  I don’t know anyone for whom the in-box doesn’t present a daily challenge.  And that’s especially true if you are an on-line entrepreneur.  This post offers some concrete, actionable tips for getting your in-box under control.  Ready to start?

Establishing and maintaining time boundaries is one of the keys – and the other involves creating a system for organizing the e-mails that you receive to make them accessible – while housing them someplace other than your in-box.

Find Time for AutoHotKey and … Find More Time! was the third most-read post last month.  If you haven’t checked it out, I highly recommend this tool.  It may look daunting at first, but it’s actually simple to use and can be very helpful, especially with repetitive on-line tasks.

According to my VA, who has explored it extensively, this tool is extremely easy to customize and saves her untold amounts of time.

Find Time to Recover: 3 Keys for Healing and Resilience was a popular post prompted by my recovery from a bad bout of the flu, and focusing on what resilience is (and isn’t)!

It is especially important to remember that resilience is a process not a character trait!  Indeed, the last thing you need when going through a tough time is to feel that you are somehow flawed because you are not bouncing back fast enough!

And last, but not least by any stretch, came Find Time for Empowered Compassion™ – a topic that is near and dear to my heart, and a foundational part of Heart-Based Time Management™.

When you bring compassion to any situation you make it possible to also bring your full and authentic presence to it.  Accepting YOU, you can let yourself BE!  And starting from that solid and real foundation, anything becomes possible.

Is your favorite Time Finder post listed here?  Are there subjects that you’d like me to write more about?  Please feel invited to drop me a line – I’d love to hear from you and serve your time finding needs!

And in the meantime, want to learn more about how you can expand and deepen your time and efforts … in whatever areas you choose? Here’s a great way to explore avenues to increasing your time skills and heart-based power – whether it’s in your business, or your personal life.  I am so pleased to be able to offer my expertise and support as The Official SelfGrowth.com Guide to “Time Management”.

You can visit by clicking the link, and when you do you’ll find lots of 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!

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Find Time to Look Back and Savor October and Our Top 5 Time Finder Favorites

Finding time to look back and savor what’s been is a great way to energize and ground yourself as you get ready to move ahead.  It’s definitely one of my favorite parts about starting a new month here at The Time Finder.

When you look back and savor, you solidify and assimilate lessons learned.  You also have the opportunity to make choices about what to let go of and what to carry along on your journey.

These are powerful choices – and the wonderful news is that they are entirely in your hands!

When I look back and savor the month at The Time Finder, I am engaging in that same process … and here’s what I found about our readers’ favorite posts during October 2011 …

Topping the list was our post titled “Find Time for Your Feelings-When You Name Them You Claim Your Power!

Work to be open and compassionate with yourself as you explore and identify your feelings. Remind yourself that there are no “bad” feelings – they simply are what they are. Once you are able to see them, you are able to make much more informed choices about how to respond to them.

Second … a very close second … was our companion post titled “Finding Time for Feelings: It’s The Heart-Based Way.”  These two posts, together, give you a helpful roadmap to empowering and energizing yourself so that you can live your moments with clarity and compassion.

When you approach time management in a heart-based way, you include all the parts of you – mind, body, emotions, and spirit – in the equation. And that adds up to a lot!

“Finding Time for Feelings-Move Ahead Powerfully by Looking Back” came in third for Time Finder readers.  Here’s a snippet of this post … you can’t go wrong when you explore your feelings …

Finding time for feelings is hands-down the most powerful time management skill that you can develop. Whether you are naming your feelings in the moment or looking back to find their roots, the moments that you spend exploring your emotions will energize you for whatever tasks you face.

Finishing fourth and fifth on our list of October favorites were two posts from the Time and Technology category:  “Find Time to Keep Track with Trackur on Cyber Monday” and “Find Time to Share Using Google Circles and Google +1: Timely Tech Tips”.  Did you find them helpful?  Want to check them out now?

There’s so much to explore!

So are you ready to move into November?  What will you bring … and what will you leave behind?

Stay tuned, there’s more to come as this new month unfolds.  In the meantime, if you’d like to explore ways to increase your power and effectiveness – whether it’s in your business, or your personal life … I am so pleased to be able to offer my expertise and support as The Official SelfGrowth.com Guide to “Time Management”.

You can visit by clicking the link, and when you do you’ll find lots of 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 … I’d love to get started!

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Find Time to Stay on Track and Have Some Fun With These Online Timers and Stop Watches

Finding time, especially when you are trying to pack a lot into your day, can be a challenge.  Losing a minute here and there can, when all’s said and done, spell tasks not completed and a To Do List that is more discouraging than inspiring.

That’s why I was pleased, recently, when a reader sent me the link to a site called Online Clock where you can find all sorts of timers, alarm clocks, and countdown tools that can be used for tracking your time.

On the fun side of the spectrum, you can use the countdown tool to calculate the days remaining ’til any future date like an upcoming anniversary, birthday, or holiday.  Or you could use it to track a due date.  Here’s a link to the Countdown to Halloween, for example.  Using the Countdown Generator, you can enter your own date and create your own countdown.

Online Stopwatch offers a somewhat similar collection, with the addition of a metronome, for the musicians among us!  Online Stopwatch also offers the capacity to add a gadget to some personal home-pages and/or web pages.

You can use the online timers, stopwatches and alarm clocks to give yourself structure as you work on tasks, move from one activity to another, or take breaks.  It’s important to remember that giving yourself breaks, to move around, refresh, and refocus is probably as important to your productivity as is the time that you allot to your work activities.

Using a timer when you are engaged in social networking activities can be especially important, as it’s so easy to get caught up in things and lose track of precious minutes … even hours!

Are you inspired to find time and increase your effectiveness? I invite you to stay awhile and explore more posts in our Time and Technology category.  In addition, I was pleased, last month, to be interviewed by a reporter from our local newspaper, the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript!

The article, by Jonathan Gourlay, is titled “In a Busy World, She’s Making Every Minute Count.” Enjoy!

What if you could find another hour every day? You can! You are invited to sign up for your FREE Finding Time Success Kit. It puts 3 key tools for your time success right into your hands! Grab 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 …

Find Time for January's Time Finder Favorites … and Something Special!

Finding time for the monthly ritual of reflecting back on last month’s top Time Finder posts is always something that I thoroughly enjoy.  This month, it’s especially special for me, as I am also, today, launching a new book that I co-authored!  It’s called Stepping Stones to Success … and I’ll share more about it in a second.

But first, January’s Top 5 Posts!

The most read post for January was our post titled Find Time to Collaborate Using Google Docs.  As we noted in the post:  “The ability to chat and/or see real-time edits to your documents (without having to refresh your screen) makes communication and collaboration so easy!”  In addition, Google Docs makes simple file-sharing much easier.

Second on our list was another “Time and Technology” post titled Find Time to Extend Your Blog’s Reach with Tweet Old Post.  Have you tried this Twitter tool yet?  It offers a really easy way to keep your blog content circulating.

Another technical time-saving post came in at #3 on our list.  Find Time to Drop Everything .. in Your Own Dropbox explores Dropbox and the ways you can use it to share material and save time.

Coming in at 4th and 5th on our list were a post titled Find Time to Explore Your Heart and Mind with Mindmapping and another titled Find Time for Some Writing Tips from Yours Truly in which I share about being a featured case study on the EzineArticles.com Blog … along with sharing some tips!

And now … as we enter a new month, I am really happy to share about my book launch!

Stepping Stones to Success addresses key life challenges and success solutions in areas like time management, life balance, and spiritual health. It includes chapters by 19 experts who “share strategies for mastering business, life, and relationships.” I am honored to be included among renowned authorities like Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, and Dr. Denis Waitley.

In my chapter Secrets of Heart-Based Time Management I share my proven system for harnessing the power of your mind, your body and your spirit to help you identify and prioritize your goals and create your path for achieving them.   I am so excited to offer this unique and actionable information to you!

Through February 21, we are offering Stepping Stones to Success to readers of The Time Finder for a special, low price.  Don’t miss out – click this link to get the details!

The in depth interviews contained in this book provide practical and heart-based ideas to get you moving as you embrace yourself and your own uniqueness! Give yourself the gift of this wonderful resource today, and get started on your journey toward success in 2011, Stepping Stone by Stepping Stone …

What if you could find another hour every day? You can! You are invited to sign up for your FREE Finding Time Success Kit. It puts 3 key tools for your time success right into your hands! Grab 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 …