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Change Your Morning

Kevin Kruse, author of 15 Secrets of Successful People Know about Time Management, stresses the importance of giving yourself some time. And if you don’t do it first thing in the morning, it isn’t going to get done. Some people spend that time in mediation, others in a good workout. Think about stretching while listening […]

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Touch It Once

Touch it once. Sounds simple, right? For some things, it is. I don’t have a problem putting dishing directly into the dishwasher after eating. It’s better than them piling in the sink waiting to be done. That’s an example of touch it once. Kevin Kruse, author of 15 Secrets of Successful People Know about Time […]

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Theme Your Days

This one is my favorite—Theme Your Days. Even my daughters will comment to me that’s it’s “Website Wednesday.” My schedule seemed impossible to get a handle on. As an entrepreneur, I could work the hours I wanted to, but that seemed to be most the hours in my day. Kevin Kruse, author of 15 Secrets […]

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Outsource

“Leverage your expertise and delegate the rest.” These wise words come from Jeff Moore, president of two seafood companies. Another word for delegating these days is outsource. Kevin Kruse, author of 15 Secrets of Successful People Know about Time Management, talks about the importance of prioritizing how you spend your time. He quotes the Harvard […]

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80/20 Rule

You’ve probably heard it said that 20% of the people do 80% of the work. This is called the Pareto Principle, named after an Italian economist. One way to get to focus your workload is to analyze where you are spending most of your time. Look at your client base. Who are the 80% of […]

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Just Say No

You’ve heard that busy people just keep getting busier? Or that 80% of the work is done by 20% of the people? That’s because people that get things done are the first one someone thinks about when something needs to be done. That’s why we need to learn to Just Say No. Kevin Kruse, author […]

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Meetings–Who Needs Them?

Most people don’t appreciate meetings. I hated them when I worked at the Pentagon. It was a matter of running from one to the next. While it was great to be able to gather the information, there were so many that it was hard to get work done. For that reason, I have always been […]

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Manage Your Email

Email is a constant battle for me. In the Air Force I switched jobs every two years or so. Every time, I was able to start with an empty inbox. It was a nice feeling. When it was time to move on, I spent days sorting through well-over 2,500 emails in my INBOX what was […]

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Notebook

In my 28 years in the Air Force, I saw many Army officers carrying notebooks. And not any notebook; it was typically a green hardback that could fit in their cargo pants pocket. I never understood the draw. Kevin Kruse, Author of 15 Secrets Successful People Know about Time Management, finally explained it in a […]

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Leave at Five Without Guilt

As Kevin Kruse, Author of 15 Secrets Successful People Know about Time Management, explains, to leave the office at five without guilt is more about setting your priorities than actually leaving work. There will always be more to do. This was especially true when working at the Pentagon. I was there for three different assignments. […]

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