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Audrey Marlene's YES Ezine
June 15, 2010

Self-Management

June 2010 Newsletter

In order to set the platform for high achievement in our personal, professional or academic life we must see ourselves in a position of self-management. Begin to think about the role in which you serve - the individual, entrepreneur, employer, employee, spouse, parent, or student. How do you manage yourself in order to accomplish your goals?

In order to achieve your desired results you must manage your life effectively. When some folks hear of management they most often think of business managers and seldom see themselves in a management role when it comes to their own lives.

In whatever role you serve, you are in a position of management and if seen in this light your tasks can be more efficiently carried out. Our personal, professional or academic success requires us to manage various aspects of our lives. This is critical to achieving positive outcomes.

The first step in self-management is to organize. Organizing yourself allows you to stay on top of every aspect of your life. A cluttered lifestyle creates a flustered life. A disorganized life depletes your mental resources and slows down your progress.

When you life is not organized you can become extremely forgetful. You may have a tendency to forget important deadlines, appointments, names of people, or misplace things. This brings on anxiety and before your know it your plans for achieving your goals are in jeopardy.

Here are some tips to get you started in self-organizing.

  • Begin with a list of all your responsibilities both personal and otherwise.
  • Organize that list based on urgency and priority. If money making is the priority those projects should come at the top followed by the next most important and so on.
  • Allow sufficient time to tackle your most important projects but do not neglect the less important ones otherwise they will accumulate and can become urgent. Do a little each day.
  • Know your daily, weekly, monthly plans both personally and otherwise.
  • Use a planner. Don't rely on your memory. Plan your to do list for the next day the evening before. Know exactly how much time is required for each task so you can manage your time effectively. Take your planner with you and cross off each item as soon as you complete it that day.
  • Set up a filing system where you can easily access all your ongoing projects. Make sure to keep up with your filing or you may find that things can get misplaced very easily.
  • Allow the computer to be your friend. You can get a lot of your leg work done via the web.

    By organizing your life your role as self-manager becomes less stressful. It simplifies your life while achieving the results you desire. It allows your mind to be free of clutter so you can work more efficiently. Take on the self-management mentality and keep the momentum going as the year progresses.

    To Your Success
    Audrey Marlene

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