The pink slips went out to the lower level employees such as secretaries, kitchen staff, accountants and maintenance. On the flip side, home builders saw their sales fall at least 5 percent in the same period.
We are all required to do more and more with less and less. This is taking its toll on our productivity, our health and unfortunately on family life. This is a great pity because over 20 years of doing face-to-face time management workshops I’ve found that many of us are making easily avoidable mistakes that cost us dearly in time – and money.
He then told them specifically what he wanted them to market to their target customers. He gave them specific goals. These were to preach, heal the sick, raise the dead and cast out demons. They must focus all their attention on only these core goals.
It should be encouraging to learn that cruise ships hire 15,000 new job seekers a year, and that number goes up every year. Several new mega-ships have been launched in the past year, even with the economy being in the dumps. Believe me, there is work on the cruise ships for those who really want it; you just have to want it badly enough.
25. Double your productivity by using a dictaphone. If you’ve never used one your own voice sounds strange at first but it takes only a week or so to get used to. Use the dictaphone for minutes of meetings, short notes when you’re travelling (but not driving, of course) and for first drafts of lengthy letters. Get someone else to transcribe the tapes.
14. Watch out for the “take home trap”. Because it’s nothing to do with facing people directly we tend to put off our report writing and end up taking it home. To avoid this trap select a day and time slot in the diary and budget, say, two hours for writing the report. Do whatever it takes to meet this time limit.
Twitter uses hashtags. It also has desktop and smart-phone apps like TweetDeck that allow you to identify and connect with others with similar interests. To see how hastags work just do a twitter search for #CPA to tune into the conversation that CPAs are having. Facebook makes it easier. Just search for groups with appropriate interests and you’ll get access to plenty of other users. You’ll find tons of diverse groups with highly specialized interests. There are groups dedicated to start-up businesses, entrepreneurs, and just about every specific industry. You may also find some useful advice for running your business in groups dedicated to accounting. There’s health care for accountants, support groups, and firms that are shifting their business model to cloud computing.
I think that stands out as something that has been consistently through any people that I meet after the show. It’s that it’s been said to me an endless amount of times.
So, the next time you are asked about taking x-rays of your teeth, remember that they are intended to help you. It will be important to remember that you and your dentist are partners in deciding your dental future. After all, what else can impact your life as much regarding your enjoyment of meals, your conversations, your smile and, don’t forget, your kiss!