Time Management

Take a Personal Inventory

by Bill Mansell on January 2, 2013 | One Minute Motivators
Take a Personal Inventory

Regularly schedule quiet time for a personal inventory where you can reflect on the highest priorities in your life and evaluate how well you are allocating your time and energy toward accomplishing them. Worthwhile goals will naturally flow from this type of introspection.

Controlling Interruptions

by Bill Mansell on October 17, 2012 | Articles
Controlling Interruptions

A short interruption actually costs in lost productivity as much as 10 times the amount of time it takes. Value your time enough to eliminate as many interruptions as you can by scheduling blocks of time to work without interruption and other blocks of time to handle those items that would have interrupted your work.

Plan to Succeed

by Bill Mansell on August 23, 2011 | One Minute Motivators
Plan to Succeed

The more time you have to do something, the longer it takes. Don’t just hope you’ll have time to get something done. Plan it, schedule it, then do it. That is a recipe for success.

Start Boldly and Finish Strong

by Bill Mansell on July 26, 2011 | One Minute Motivators
Start Boldly and Finish Strong

Years ago, as a member of a cross country track team, I learned a concept that has helped me in life. Coach taught us, “The important thing is to start boldly and finish strong. What happens in between isn’t nearly as important as how we begin and end the race.”

Choose Wisely

by Bill Mansell on April 26, 2011 | One Minute Motivators
Choose Wisely

Once, I dreamed that I was in a large room with dozens of tables filled with every kind of food imaginable. It was a buffet like no buffet I have ever experienced.

Attraction Requires Action

by Bill Mansell on January 19, 2011 | One Minute Motivators
Attraction Requires Action

Recent popular trends in the self-improvement industry have had people focus primarily on their thinking and beliefs, visualizing their future success. This, some say, is the long lost secret to success.

Get Organized!

by Bill Mansell on October 27, 2010 | Articles
Get Organized!

Get organized by creating a vision for your life, then arranging everything in your life to support and create that vision.

Pay Attention

by Bill Mansell on August 31, 2010 | One Minute Motivators
Pay Attention

Pay attention! I heard this phrase a lot while in elementary school. I remember once hearing it just before a yardstick struck the desk next to me and broke into pieces.

Time Management: A New Approach From Ancient Greece!

by Eric Garner on July 17, 2010 | Articles
Time Management: A New Approach From Ancient Greece!

If you’ve been on time management courses and found they don’t work, then here’s something that will surprise you. A time management system that does work! This system requires no work from you. In fact, it’s sometimes called the natural time management system. Just read this article to find out why.

Stress Relief: How to Let Off Steam without Getting Burned

by Bill Mansell on March 25, 2010 | One Minute Motivators

If enough heat is applied to water, it expands and becomes steam. In a closed container, the resulting steam builds up a great deal of pressure or force—enough force to power a locomotive or generate electricity.

The Magic of a List

by Bill Mansell on December 17, 2009 | One Minute Motivators
The Magic of a List

This time of year, we hear a lot about Santa “making a list and checking it twice.” I choose to believe that Santa, like all of us, when confronted with a big task and a busy schedule, knows the value of making a list to keep himself organized and on track.

Step Off the Spinning Wheel

by Bill Mansell on December 9, 2009 | One Minute Motivators
Step Off the Spinning Wheel

When I was a child, I loved to go to the local amusement park. There, they had a building called the “fun house.”

How to Get More Time

by Bill Mansell on October 1, 2009 | One Minute Motivators
How to Get More Time

Time. Too many waste it or kill it rather than wisely investing it.

How to Stay Organized

by Barbara Boone on July 13, 2009 | Articles
How to Stay Organized

Learn how to stay organized once you have commited to an organizing project in your home or office.

Taking Control

by Bill Mansell on June 9, 2009 | One Minute Motivators
Taking Control

Much of our frustration in life stems from the following reality: there are things we THINK we CAN control, that we cannot.

How to Save Time and Money by Getting Organized

by Barbara Boone on June 6, 2009 | Articles

Learn how to stay lean and mean in this economy. This article talks about the effects of disorganization and gives suggestions for saving time and money by getting organized.

Be a Little Early

by Bill Mansell on February 20, 2009 | One Minute Motivators
Be a Little Early

We can learn an important lesson from boat racers. A professional racer came to a local boat club race. He practiced running at top speed from the starting point along the course.

Priorities: Your Life Compass

by Bill Mansell on February 18, 2009 | Articles
Priorities: Your Life Compass

Use priorities to develop your own life compass that will become a scale by which you can measure everything you do. Beyond time management, this program will help you achieve more while giving you more peace of mind.

Please Do Not Sit On The Fence

by Bill Mansell on July 22, 2008 | Articles
Please Do Not Sit On The Fence

Recently, I saw a sign while I was at an amusement park with my kids that made me think. It said simply, “please do not sit on the fence.” I thought, isn’t this the biggest problem we have in our business and personal lives? Wouldn’t it be great if we all took these instructions to heart? We are a society of fence sitters: we vacillate, we avoid commitment, we procrastinate, and we put off important decisions.

Take Control of Your Time

by Bill Mansell on May 30, 2008 | Articles
Take Control of Your Time

Ultimately, you have complete control of your life – how you will act, what you will think, and how you will spend your time. But we often let outside forces take over to set our objectives, limit our choices, and plan our day.

Get Ready. Get Set.

by Bill Mansell on May 8, 2008 | Articles
Get Ready. Get Set.

We all have opportunities that come our way. The question is whether you and I will be prepared to take advantage of those opportunities when they arise, or whether we will say, “I wish I had prepared better.” Here are four areas of preparation you can begin now

Use the File-Act-Toss System to Help Make Decisions about Paper Retention

by Barbara Boone on March 22, 2008 | Articles
Use the File-Act-Toss System to Help Make Decisions about Paper Retention

There are only three things you can do with incoming paper. The File-Act-Toss System gives you step-by-step directions so that you can decide what to do with all your paperwork.

How to Return to an Organized Office Stress Free After Vacation

by Barbara Boone on February 28, 2008 | Articles
How to Return to an Organized Office Stress Free After Vacation

This article gives you two checklists to use to manage organizing your office before you go on vacation and what to do when you return.

Time And You

by Jesse Wade on July 29, 2007 | Articles

Most of us never even consider the fact that every second we waste is gone forever…shot, dead, never more to be lived in again. We are all guilty at one time or another, of complaining that we do not have the time to do something. However, when we really give it some true and deep thought, we soon realize that time is not the problem.