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2303, 2020

Why You Should Eat a Frog Every Morning

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Mark Twain once said that if you eat a live frog first thing in the morning, you know that the rest of your day will be better because the worst is behind you. After all, you’ve already eaten a frog, what’s the worst that could happen?

Far too often we dread a task (Mark Twain’s frog), […]

2303, 2020

Have Two, Two-Hour Blocks of Time Every Day

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My father, changed his career in his thirties, moving from a clerk of the court to train as a lawyer. He had a full working day, four children under seven and a requirement to take seven exams which had to be passed each year.  Failing one exam meant a resit of all seven. As he […]

2303, 2020

Controlling the wild beast — your email

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Your email may be eating into your productivity. Here are some Golden Rules when managing your emails.

In any working week many of us are spending up to 20% of our time reviewing and processing emails.  In many cases workflow is simply being pushed around the organisation for no tangible gain.

Here are some rules to save […]

2303, 2020

Choosing the right job offer

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Assuming that you know how to present the best side in the interview process, and there are myriads of articles on this topic, the important step is to avoid making a poor decision once you have been offered a new position
Do your homework
Make sure the next organisation is going to be a better fit, or […]

2303, 2020

Allocate time to your rocks (key tasks) rather than the pebbles and sand (emails)

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The father of time management could be Stephen Covey. In his book “First thing’s first”, he observed that great leaders appear less stressed and seemed to have more time on their hands. He adopted the Eisenhower matrix which helps to sort tasks based on the principals of urgency and importance. When assigned to each task, […]

2303, 2020

25 rules for a highly effective PowerPoint presentation

By |March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

This is an extract from a book called ‘Don’t say I never told you’.

Create a story 

Presentation planning
Last-minute slide presentations are a career-limiting activity. You would not hang your dirty washing in front of a hundred people, so why would you want to show your audience sloppy slides? Only say “yes” to a presentation if you have the time, […]

2303, 2020

Peter Drucker’s advice on abandonment

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I consider abandonment as one of the most important gifts bestowed on us by Peter Drucker. It is unusual that such a profound concept should have been left unnourished by so many writers who followed in his footsteps. Amongst the overgrown and chaotic jumble within an organisation Drucker saw a clear pathway to freedom, innovation […]

2303, 2020

Making your career as secure as a “hedgehog”

By |March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

The first circle in the diagram tells us to focus on an area where we can be a world expert. This is not as hard as it sounds, providing you look for a field specific to your experiences, where you have already made progress. Make sure it’s free from competing experts, then get your 10,000 […]

2303, 2020

Pay your mortgage off in 15 years- yeh right.

By |March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

 

30 Years vs 15 Years of Payments on a mortgage of $400,000 at a 5% interest rate

30 Years of Payments
15 Years of Payments
15 years paid fortnightly

Monthly Payment
$2,147
$3163
$1582 fortnightly

Total Interest
$373,000
$169,000
$148,000

 

I am not kidding, this is what you will eventually do, if you are clever.  To get a mortgage you may sign yourself up to the devil, […]

2303, 2020

Follow Warren Buffets advice on investments

By |March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

HEALTH WARNING.  This section is complex. Just invest time and effort to understand this if you genuinely want to be ‘an independent woman around town’. Your savings security may well depend on your understanding this section.  Otherwise, you will be vulnerable to people in the finance sector.

Girls I know you are already playing on the […]