In today's competitive job market, you might have an outstanding résumé, but unless it catches the employer's attention, it is unlikely that you will obtain an interview. That's where a well written application letter can make all the difference.

To develop a strong application letter, you must always remember that the sole purpose of your application is to market yourself as the best candidate for the position. Put yourself in the employer's shoes - think about what they are looking for in a candidate; and draft your letter accordingly. The best way to do that is to use your application letter to draw a clear connection between your skills, experience and knowledge and the employer's requirements.

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A professional application letter consists of three sections; an introduction, a body and a conclusion.

Use the introduction to state your interest in the job and explain how you heard about it - from an advertisement, personal recommendation or other means.

The body is the longest part of the letter and should state your enthusiasm for the position as well as briefly explaining why the employer should read your résumé. This is the section where you draw the connection between your expertise and the employer's requirements and explain your points of difference from other applicants, promoting yourself as an excellent candidate and potential interviewee.

The concluding paragraph should request an interview and invite the employer to contact you if they would like any further information.

Application letters should have three, or at the most four paragraphs and generally be no longer than one page in length. An effective application letter should, above all, be professional. It should be typewritten, free of spelling and grammatical errors and have a positive, courteous tone.

With a well-written application letter and a professional résumé, applicants can be confident that when they attend their long-awaited interview, they will already have impressed their potential employer, significantly improving their chances of long-term career success.

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As you carefully read this article you will find that it goes to the very heart of mature Time Management.

It covers things that absolutely anyone can do and takes no time at all to learn because you can already do it easily.

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Can you think of anyone around you that needs this?

But before I reveal to you the most overlooked and most vital recommendation, consider this...

There are three categories for Time Management.

Below are three excellent and highly recommended techniques that I use all the time.

And if you pay close attention you will understand why techniques for ALL three 'ranges' of time are vital for an optimized approach.

TECHNIQUE 1: Short-range Time Management: Daily 10-Minute On-track Review

The 10-Minute On-track Time Management Review is one of my favorite daily techniques.

In just 10 minutes we can jot down most of the things floating around in our mind and take a strong grip on them by seeing them written down.

At times we get off track, whether practically, or with our efficiency, or emotionally. When that happens I usually realize I have not done a 10 minute 'how is it going' self-review, so I do it then and things seem so much clearer and in my grasp.

Whenever you feel overwhelmed, try it, just jot down those buzzing thoughts, and you'll immediately feel in far more control.

And if you already know this; if this already seems terribly simple to you..

...then I beg you this question:

How consistent are you at doing it as part of your regular operations? If you do it regularly, then that's awesome.

But I wonder if you have got the 2nd technique in place too?

TECHNIQUE 2: For Long-range Time Management: Weekend Review

Take an hour or so every single weekend to review the past week and plan for the coming week.

I confess, I myself find this difficult to stick to, yet it's so so so important.

Don't let your brain trick you into missing this. It can be extremely hard work to think of all the messy details of how things are going and attempting to put it all in order. But don't let your brain get away with chickening out.

"Brain, for the next hour, it's you and me bucko!"

The Weekend Review is much like the 10-Minute Review, but the Weekend Review should include 'everything' in your life.

If you've never done this before, then it'll be a bumpy roller coaster the first time you do it.

Have you got the guts? Have you got the foresight that it is well worth doing?

Dedicate an entire afternoon (maybe it will take a day), perhaps with a friend, to individually do a 'mind-dump' of everything important and significant in your life.

This will help your time management drastically because it will push your mind to be aware of projects, responsibilities, and desires that you could, should, are, or want to ultimately be doing.

And you can't apply yourself to the very best possible management of time if you are not staying optimally mindful of things, right?

Write down all the big important things in your life, present, and desired, and at the weekend check how things are going in relation to your Time Management 'Master List' that you update and review at the weekends.

So now we need to fill the gap between the short term 10 minute review and the long-term big life vision time management.

TECHNIQUE 3: For Medium-range Time Management: Current Project List

Key Principle: Time Management works via taking future envisioned results, identifying their steps of achievement, scheduling them, and then acting on what is scheduled.

So technique 3 is this:

Maintain an active list of all your current projects.

This should be a list of every single active project or responsibility you have got going in your life.

It will include repeated responsibilities you have got such as the weekly shopping spree, because writing those things down will push you to fit them efficiently into your time management schedule.

You can't have optimum results unless you include everything you need to have time management for, right?

To conclude: There are 3 ranges of our life thus we require 3 core techniques of time management.

Always remember those three requirements.

Oh, and I promised to reveal the most overlooked yet greatest productivity secret.

It's implied in the above 3 techniques and it is this:

Write things down, don't just let things revolve around your head.

"Don't just think it, Ink it!"

This is the number one priority I want my clients to learn from me for their success.

Do you know the following fact established by Brian Tracy?

Writing down the things we want to do, have, and become, moves us to the top 3% of the population in terms of life success.

So fancy being among the elite of men and women?

Take pen to paper regularly and get things committed to clear precise orderliness on paper (or computer).

That really is the overlooked secret to all of Time Management.

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Last week I got hit face on with a family crisis that took me away from my work time, disabled part of my prep time, and my writing hours took a major shift, however... I still managed to get the important stuff done. I realized from my notes, that my process of getting it all done, was probably different than 'the norm' and I probably should share the process with other home executives who need to 'get it all done' amid the daily crisis that take over our lives.

Time management is a primary need on a daily basis, and when life takes over, how we manage our time often determines the end result of any financial plan that we have set in motion. While finances may not be a prime concern at all times, for most of us, it's enough of a concern that we must keep that ball in the air. Knowing how to manage your time so that financial constraints and work gets done is a definite plus.

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Follow these steps and your important work will get done, and you'll be able to manage the rest.

1. Know your priorities.

When you know what you really must do to keep your business moving forward, you've got a head start on an emergency. You can often delegate those duties to others, or even hire out responsibilities that you can't keep up with yourself. If you must do them yourself, knowing what actually has to be done, helps you get it done in a timely manner.

2. Stay ahead of the game.

Staying a week or more ahead of your deadlines, helps you to manage when a crisis appears on the horizon. Those heart ripping deadlines that keep you bouncing between them, often take more out of you than you realize, particularly when the deadline looms and a crisis strikes. Keep your work done ahead, don't over schedule your time, and schedule delivery at least a week after you plan to complete a job.

3. Have a Crisis Plan.

Knowing one or more people you can count on in a crisis to step up and take over for you if necessary is a requirement for any executive, but even more so if you own your own business. The point here, you have to be able to trust those you consider your competition. You may have to lean on them to help you in a crisis.

4. Maintain Value Balance.

Always give more than you get, so that when you need something in return, your customers don't feel like you're taking them to the cleaners. If you consistently give more your customers will have an edge and know they can count on you in return. They will go the extra mile, be understanding, and consider your needs when you have a crisis.

5. Never Procrastinate.

If you make a point of getting the work done, when it comes in, even if you have some time before your deadline is due, you can stay ahead of schedule enough to give yourself room for a crisis. When you put it off until the next day, your business suffers.

Notify your customers immediately if you have a crisis and let them know you're having a problem, so they can make room for delays.

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What IS assertive communication?

Assertive communication is the ability to express positive and negative ideas and feelings in an open, honest and direct way. It recognises our rights whilst still respecting the rights of others. It allows us to take responsibility for ourselves and our actions without judging or blaming other people. And it allows us to constructively confront and find a mutually satisfying solution where conflict exists.

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So why use assertive communication?

All of us use assertive behaviour at times... quite often when we feel vulnerable or unsure of ourselves we may resort to submissive, manipulative or aggressive behaviour.

Yet being trained in assertive communication actually increases the appropriate use of this sort of behaviour. It enables us to swap old behaviour patterns for a more positive approach to life. I've found that changing my response to others (be they work colleagues, clients or even my own family) can be exciting and stimulating.

The advantages of assertive communication

There are many advantages of assertive communication, most notably these:

  • It helps us feel good about ourselves and others

  • It leads to the development of mutual respect with others

  • It increases our self-esteem

  • It helps us achieve our goals

  • It minimises hurting and alienating other people

  • It reduces anxiety

  • It protects us from being taken advantage of by others

  • It enables us to make decisions and free choices in life

  • It enables us to express, both verbally and non-verbally, a wide range of feelings and thoughts, both positive and negative

There are, of course, disadvantages...

Disadvantages of assertive communication

Others may not approve of this style of communication, or may not approve of the views you express. Also, having a healthy regard for another person's rights means that you won't always get what YOU want. You may also find out that you were wrong about a viewpoint that you held. But most importantly, as mentioned earlier, it involves the risk that others may not understand and therefore not accept this style of communication.

What assertive communication is not...

Assertive communication is definately NOT a lifestyle! It's NOT a guarantee that you will get what you want. It's definately NOT an acceptable style of communication with everyone, but at least it's NOT being aggressive.

But it IS about choice

Four behavioural choices

There are, as I see it, four choices you can make about which style of communication you can employ. These types are:

direct aggression: bossy, arrogant, bulldozing, intolerant, opinionated, and overbearing

indirect aggression: sarcastic, deceiving, ambiguous, insinuating, manipulative, and guilt-inducing

submissive: wailing, moaning, helpless, passive, indecisive, and apologetic

assertive: direct, honest, accepting, responsible, and spontaneous

Characteristics of assertive communication

There are six main characteristics of assertive communication. These are:

  • eye contact: demonstrates interest, shows sincerity

  • body posture: congruent body language will improve the significance of the message

  • gestures: appropriate gestures help to add emphasis

  • voice: a level, well modulated tone is more convincing and acceptable, and is not intimidating

  • timing: use your judgement to maximise receptivity and impact

  • content: how, where and when you choose to comment is probably more important than WHAT you say

The importance of "I" statements

Part of being assertive involves the ability to appropriately express your needs and feelings. You can accomplish this by using "I" statements. These indicate ownership, do not attribute blame, focuses on behaviour, identifies the effect of behaviour, is direcdt and honest, and contributes to the growth of your relationship with each other.

Strong "I" statements have three specific elements:

  • Behaviour

  • Feeling

  • Tangible effect (consequence to you)

Example: "I feel frustrated when you are late for meetings. I don't like having to repeat information."

Six techniques for assertive communication

There are six assertive techniques - let's look at each of them in turn.

1. Behaviour Rehearsal: which is literally practising how you want to look and sound. It is a very useful technique when you first want to use "I" statements, as it helps dissipate any emotion associated with an experience and allows you to accurately identify the behaviour you wish to confront.

2. Repeated Assertion (the 'broken record'): this technique allows you to feel comfortable by ignoring manipulative verbal side traps, argumentative baiting and irrelevant logic while sticking to your point. To most effectively use this technique use calm repetition, and say what you want and stay focused on the issue. You'll find that there is no need to rehearse this technique, and no need to 'hype yourself up' to deal with others.


"I would like to show you some of our products"

"No thank you, I'm not interested"

"I really have a great range to offer you"

"That may be true, but I'm not interested at the moment"

"Is there someone else here who would be interested?"

"I don't want any of these products"

"Okay, would you take this brochure and think about it?"

"Yes, I will take a brochure"

"Thank you"

"You're welcome"

3. Fogging: this technique allows you to receive criticism comfortably, without getting anxious or defensive, and without rewarding manipulative criticism. To do this you need to acknowledge the criticism, agree that there may be some truth to what they say, but remain the judge of your choice of action. An example of this could be, "I agree that there are probably times when I don't give you answers to your questions.

4. Negative enquiry: this technique seeks out criticism about yourself in close relationships by prompting the expression of honest, negative feelings to improve communication. To use if effectively you need to listen for critical comments, clarify your understanding of those criticisms, use the information if it will be helpful or ignore the information if it is manipulative. An example of this technique would be, "So you think/believe that I am not interested?"

5. Negative assertion: this technique lets you look more comfortably at negatives in your own behaviour or personality without feeling defensive or anxious, this also reduces your critics' hostility. You should accept your errors or faults, but not apologise. Instead, tentatively and sympathetically agree with hostile criticism of your negative qualities. An example would be, "Yes, you're right. I don't always listen closely to what you have to say."

6. Workable compromise: when you feel that your self-respect is not in question, consider a workable compromise with the other person. You can always bargain for your material goals unless the compromise affects your personal feelings of self-respect. However, if the end goal involves a matter of your self-worth and self-respect, THERE CAN BE NO COMPROMISE. An example of this technique would be, "I understand that you have a need to talk and I need to finish what I'm doing. So what about meeting in half an hour?"


Assertiveness is a useful communication tool. It's application is contextual and it's not appropriate to be assertive in all situations. Remember, your sudden use of assertiveness may be perceived as an act of aggression by others.

There's also no guarantee of success, even when you use assertive communication styles appropriately.

"Nothing on earth can stop the individual with the right mental attitude from achieving their goal; nothing on earth can help the individual with the wrong mental attitude" W.W. Ziege

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Is your time anything but your own? Working with leaders and corporate executives for over two decades has helped me realize how valuable time, our life, can be and how quickly time can slip by us.

Remember when you had time for yourself? Often your calendar fills up so quickly that you don't even have time to think about what is most important and plan out how you will spend your precious time. Addictions to busyness and technology are not healthy. Too often I hear executives say, "What I really want is peace." Bouncing from here to there like a pinball can make you feel important and out of control.

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Here are some simple ways to think about time - and how you can take control of your life. Begin to play an offensive game of life by deciding how you want to spend your time. Highlight suggestions below that resonate with you, and determine what you want to do. If you expect to see a change you must start a new practice.

1. Speak your Truth and Make Conscious Decisions with Your Time

a. Say "No" when you mean "No" and let go of energy draining activities, (i.e. activities you dread doing.)

b. Say "Yes" when you mean "Yes" and increase energizing activities, (i.e. activities you enjoy doing.)

c. Match your actions with your values.

2. Simplify Your Life

a. Choose a time to plan before your workweek begins. (If I don't plan before I arrive at my office I become so distracted by the work to be done I lose sight of what is most important. Plan outside the office - it can be easier to stay focused this way.)

b. Make a list of 5-6 important things you plan to do the following week (I have to limit this to 5-6 because I could easily come up with 20 and they will all seem important if I don't take the time to prioritize and reduce.)

c. Plan each day's activities and ask yourself, "What is the most important thing I could do today to give me the greatest sense of satisfaction and move me closer to my goals." Do 1 important item each day first. (It's simple, yet very profound.)

d. Delegate. Determine the value of your time at work (i.e. hourly wage or compensation) and delegate activities that do not require your expertise and could better be accomplished by an assistant thereby freeing your time for more valuable revenue generating projects. (Time consuming tasks will drain your energy and steel mind space for creative thinking.)

3. Plan, plan and then plan some more - determine where you are going.

a. Life Plan - Write one and review annually or semiannually.

b. Business Plan - Write one and review quarterly or monthly.

c. Weekly Plan - Make it a habit, update weekly.

d. Daily Plan - First things first, that 1 important item goes first on the agenda.

4. Follow Your Plans

a. Take action.

b. Keep your plan within reach. (I keep mine in a 3 ring binder for updates.)

c. Avoid dust build up. Review and update your plans often.

5. Be present in each moment

a. Be mindful in everything you do, (i.e. planning, meeting, writing, speaking, listening.)

b. Be aware of your compulsion to hurry - slow down!

c. Pay attention to your breath. Is it short and shallow, or deep and relaxed?

d. Practice taking conscious control of your breath as well as your thoughts.

e. If you can't find peace in the present moment you won't experience peace when the future becomes the present.

f. Be peace. Move with grace and ease.

6. Manage technology.

a. Turn off and remove technology from your body during your contemplation practice, or find a place where these things do not exist (i.e. Nature).

b. Take a silent walk, gaze out over a lake, listen to the river flow, look out the window, walk the hallways and say hello to people calling them by name. Leaders especially - take note! A simple acknowledgement is equivalent to giving a memorable gift to another human being.

c. Limit email time and check email twice a day. (I often set a timer for email and organizing. Knowing I only have limited time to complete the task helps me stay focused. It's also fun to try and beat the clock.)

7. Imagine

a. Leaders take time to reflect, dream and create.

Confession: I am continually developing discipline in my life. I have found that the best place to start is exactly where I am by simply naming it. For example, years ago I realized that my desk appears clean and organized about once a month. Does it work for me? It seemed to be working fine. I am a "once a monther." I named it, and let it go. The perfectionist was off the hook. Naming "what is" helped me accept reality. Now I can pat myself on the back when I find it organized more often.

Tip: Name your current situation. Accept your behavior for what it is and ask yourself, "Is this working for me?" If it is working for you, let it be. If it is not working, develop a new habit by practicing regularly. Choose an item from above and begin a new practice, or try something else.

Take time for yourself now because now is all you have. Focus on that which is most important to you. You are a unique, precious and powerful being. Celebrate all the ways you contribute to the world.

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Do you ever get frustrated with people not showing up on time for meetings?

I know we're all busy, but when someone is late (especially if they are consistently late) for meetings, it shows a lack of respect for the other people with whom they are meeting.

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Although they may not realise it consciously, subconsciously they're saying "My time is more valuable than your time." You can sit and wait for me to arrive when I get there.

And this underlying attitude cannot be healthy for the working relationship of the parties.

So how can you overcome this problem?

There are several ways, including;

  1. Phone ahead to confirm the appointment time and place

  2. Confirm the appointment time and place in writing beforehand, for example by email

  3. Setting the appointment time in their diary, at the time they need to leave (allowing ample time to travel to the meeting and arrive on time)

All of these are positive constructive ideas. However I'd like to share a 'little gem' that works a treat. Over the years, it has consistently worked almost every single time I've used it.

Here it is...

Make your appointments for 'odd times'.

For example; instead of 8am, schedule your meeting for 8:10am. Instead of 2:30pm, make your appointment 2:40pm, or instead of 12noon, meet at 11:45am, etc.

This has three immediate benefits;

1. it stands out from all the other appointments that day,

2. it usually makes people more punctual for the meeting and lastly,

3. it gives the perception that your time is extremely valuable... which it is.

Try it!

Have some posture when setting appointments.

Don't say, "Oh, I'm free all afternoon, what time works well for you?" Instead, firmly say "I can fit you in at either 1:10pm or 3:50pm, which of those times works best for you?"

The perception is that you're very busy and your time is important (again, which it is). When YOU value your time, others will value your time. But it must start with you first. You can't expect others to value your time when you don't.

Being rigid won't work - you need some flexibility, yet be firm in your appointment setting. Set your meetings for 'odd times'. Stick to those times.

And you'll soon train other people to show up to appointments with you... on time, every time!

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You are in the business of providing optical service to your patients. Perhaps the last thing you have thought about for optical practice management is internet marketing or worrying much about your website. Has your competition left marketing out of their plans? Have they made an investment in a high-tech website?

Optical practice management is not complete without a modern website. Unless you want to lose current and potential patients to your competition, you need to forge a plan.

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If you have spent any time on the Internet at all, you have probably searched for something on one of the major search engines. All you have to do is type in any word or phrase, click search, and you will receive lists of websites that contain the information you need. Your patients are searching for you on the Internet. Will they find you? Most likely, they will not.

Your website is the most obvious path to bringing in Internet searchers. These people have college diplomas and are up-to-date on the latest procedures. They usually have better insurance, and can likely afford your services.

A lot of advertising dollars are leaving traditional modes of marketing like television and radio, and moving to the internet. A new breed of advertising agency now specializes in internet marketing. If you're optical practice management plan calls for traditional marketing methods, consider investigating online marketing agencies. Here are some methods that online marketing agencies recommend for healthcare practices:

  • Search Engine Optimization. When you search the Internet, you will find several pages of results. The links in the center of the page are recognized by the search engines because they have the same key word you typed in. An internet marketing agency can help boost your website to the front page by recommending special computer codes and properly written articles that make your website more relevant to the key words represented for your industry.

  • Pay per click advertising. Let's go back to that search page mentioned above. Off to the right side, a number of additional links are featured. They are called sponsored links. Search engine marketers can place ads for you in this section. The information on this is long and technical, but suffice it to say that professional marketers understand how to put your ad in the right place to get noticed. Here is an article that will explain a little more about how you might apply this optical management technique into your practice.

  • Other methods. Internet marketing professionals will use a variety of methods such as article marketing to create links from outside sources back to your website. There will also help you make your website content more appealing to your potential customers.

Successful optical practices must change with the times. The internet has changed the way businesses operate around the world. It has also provided huge opportunities to reach people in ways never thought possible. You can have your piece of this profitable pie.

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Image is about more than just the clothes we wear. Over half the impression we give other people comes from our overall visual appearance which includes body language, posture, facial expression and yes, what we're wearing and how we're wearing it. All of these things tell other people a lot about who we are.

It is a basic human quality to want to be around people who are similar to us. Our closest friends are usually people who are in similar circumstances to our own and have similar interests and backgrounds.

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We have probably all had the experience of meeting someone for the first time and knowing almost instantly that we don't like them. Why was that? Chances are there was something in their body language, the way they communicated or the way they dressed. All these things give us little clues that tell us whether we like them, trust them, want to be friends with them or do business with them. Knowing how to use these clues to your advantage is called image management.

Image management is the art of creating an image that will help you achieve your goals. This means an image that gives a good first impression and a good lasting impression. There a number of steps involved and a qualified image consultant will be able to help you.

The first thing is to establish where you are right now in terms of your shape, colouring, personality and personal style. Try to look at yourself objectively and think about the image you are portraying to other people. How do you think other people view you at work? Socially?

Next you want to work out exactly what you want and what characteristics are required to meet those goals. If you want a promotion, think about the personal qualities and image of a successful person in your workplace. If you want to start a new relationship, think about the type of person you would like to attract.

Lastly, think about what changes you could make to your style of dress, people skills or grooming in order to achieve those goals.

Throughout this process you need to feel confident and comfortable with the changes you are making. The idea is to enhance your best qualities and work on any areas that are holding you back.

One area that is often overlooked but is crucial to making a great first impression is body language. Being aware of your own body language allows you to have more control over the impression you are giving other people. It can also give you a valuable insight into other people's behaviour.

We've all heard that when someone is crossing their arms it signifies closure or distance. However, it is important not to look at body language clues in isolation. For example, the person crossing their arms may be cold, they may be sensitive about their stomach and want to hide it, or they may feel threatened and subconsciously trying to protect themselves.

Using positive body language can make you appear more friendly, confident and successful. Here are some examples:

Eye contact - Maintaining good eye contact shows the other person that you are interested and involved in what they are saying. Be careful not to stare, as this will make them feel uncomfortable. You want to hold eye contact around 60% of the time.

Posture - Poor posture can indicate poor self-esteem. To check your posture, stand with your arms hanging naturally down by your sides. Look at whether the palms of your hands are facing inwards (correct) or backwards (incorrect).

Smile - A warm sincere smile creates the best first impression. Smile with your whole face and out through the eyes.

As you can see, image is about more than just clothes. Making a good first impression involves being totally aware of yourself, your surroundings and who you are with. By improving your image you will increase your confidence and self-esteem, and be well on your way to achieving your goals.

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Time management when you are writing can mean the difference between accomplishing your writing goals and working forever on a writing project and never getting it finished. By making the best use of the time you have you will find that there are enough hours in your day to do what you want with your writing. Here are some tips to managing your time well:

  • Make a list of what you intend to do before you go to bed at night. That way you will be ready the next morning to get right to work on your writing project.

  • Chunk it down. This is a phrase that I first heard when I was working on a large project that was going to take at least a year to finish. By breaking it down into small, bite size chunks, it is possible to accomplish a huge task in record time.

  • Stick with your original goal. Unless there is a drastic reason to change your plans, make every effort to stay on task and see your goal through to completion.

  • Be disciplined in all areas of your life. Be a person who is able to say no to others when they want you to do something that will take time away from your writing. Once people understand that writing is a job for you they will do what they can to make sure you have the time you need. They just have to be trained in the beginning.

  • Allow yourself some time each day to think about and visualize your goals. Managing your time is also about having the time to just be.

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Utilizing these 5 tips will give you the time you need to write and still live your day to day life, without always feeling that you do not have enough time. Just let your writing flow and soon your articles, ebook or traditional book will be finished and ready to publish.

Time Management and Writing - 5 Tips On How To Make Enough Time To Finish Your Writing Project Now

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