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5 Time Saving Tips

Need more time? Always spending more time on the internet than what you desire? Here are five tips that have helped me tremendously:

1. Instead of going from blog to blog, use Google Reader to read your blogs that add value to you.

2. Only respond to emails right away that are for projects you’ re currently working on. If it’s an e-newsletter notice, facebook announcement, an email marketer- reading/responding to those can wait.

3. Set specific times of the day when you research various topics online. Yes, you could research all day, but that would only cause you to waste more time. At some point, your discovery should lead to action.

4. This may seem a bit off. You need a “not-to-do” list. This list is a compilation of all the things that you could do, but would only lead to more ineffectiveness. This list is different for everyone. Discipline yourself not to do certain stuff. Productivity is key!

5. Last but not least, learn from someone else how to more effectively manage your time. That’s how I created this list 🙂

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Eventually It Will Happen

This post’s inspiration is taken from the movie “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs.” In the funny, yet thought provoking film, Flint is a good example of perseverance.  He only wants to solve the world’s hunger problem. After many failed invention attempts, his food making machine finally works. This is only a clip to motivate you to keep trying and never give up.

Like Flint, if you keep trying, you’ll be able to see the fruit of your labor.

Galatians 6:9 NLT “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”

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The Road Not Taken- Robert Frost

This is one of my favorite poems. We all face challenging times in life. The key is perseverance. You’ll never get there if you stop. Along with persevering, is the important aspect of making the right-informed decision.

Robert Frost’s poem is a good example of the rewards of risk taking that come from taking unordinary routes. Every successful pathway doesn’t include the most frequented route. Sometimes, we must be willing to go against the grain. This requires courage and faith in God that He always has our best interest in mind.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

-Robert Frost

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