I Don’t Have Enough Time! Implement This Simple Strategy to Take Back Control of Your Time

It seems like everyone I talk to these days is saying the same thing, "I'm too busy, I don't have enough time!" I understand. I feel the same way. Sometimes it feels like I'm on a runaway treadmill that simply won't stop. There just aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish everything on my list of things to do, or so it seems. You know that list, the one that you constantly add to and seem to never get everything on it checked off. So, maybe it's not the actual list that makes us feel that way. It just might be the approach we take to create this list that makes us crazy. After all, you can't actually manage time. Time is a constant, you can't stop it, it keeps on going like the Energizer Bunny. You can however, spend some time to develop and implement a strategy to take control of your time. So, let's get started. Determine what is important to you, how you spend your time, what you're doing that wastes time, what tasks can be delegated or outsourced, and put together a plan to work smarter, not harder. This will help keep your stress at bay!
A� Goal setting - Determine the things that are important to you. Write them down, these are your goals. If you work in an office, chances are, either your boss has set some goals for you or delegated this task to you. Incorporate that concept into your personal life. Be specific and make your goals measurable. For example, if one of your goals is to spend more quality time with your family, one of your tasks may be to schedule a weekly family activity. At the end of the year, you will have a plethora of memories from those family activities!
A� Activity journal - As you go through your day, write down all the activities that you perform and how much time you spend on each activity, for 1 week. This journal may include, cleaning your house, drive time to and from work, picking up the kids from daycare, mowing the lawn, preparing dinner & school lunches, paying bills, checking emails, catching up with friends on Face Book, etc. Include the amount of sleep you get every night. This may be a wake up call to add another goal to go to bed earlier to get more sleep to optimize health and productivity!
A� Time wasters - Take a look at your activity journal for the amount of time you spend on each activity. Do some investigation to determine how to spend less time on an activity. For example, if you spend a lot of time looking for a specific email in your inbox because you have 2346 of them in there, it's time to set up folders for specific topics, and implement rules for incoming messages to go right into those folders. You'll spend less time looking for that specific message when you need it. A good rule to implement for a more efficiently organized inbox is to keep only those messages that you haven't read yet or need to take action on. Move to a folder or discard all others.
A� Delegation - Delegation is an option that I believe is currently underused these days. It seems that we try to do everything ourselves, which is not an efficient use of our time. Running a household is a huge job and everyone in the family needs to make a contribution if possible. When they're old enough, teach the kids to make their beds, take out the trash, feed the pets, and set the table for dinner. Keep a family task list of routine activities on the refrigerator with everyone's name and assigned tasks so that it's a constant reminder of each family members responsibilities.
A� Outsourcing - Outsourcing is a huge timesaver! There are some tasks that need to be done that you may not know how to do, or you do know how to do them but they consume a lot of time that would be better used on something else. For example, mowing & trimming the lawn. If you have a huge yard that needs to be cut weekly, it may take you a couple of hours minimum to complete. By hiring a lawn service, you could use that time for other tasks, or to get some much needed rest and relaxation.
A� Task list - Create a list of all your tasks from your activity journal, as well as other tasks that you know you need to do. Do not be vague, be specific! This is very important. If the task is large, for example, paint the bedroom, break it down into smaller tasks, such as buy the paint and supplies, determine the best day to paint, remove the furniture, etc. If a task is dependent on another task, like in the example of painting the bedroom, write that dependency next to the task. Prioritize the tasks on this list based on task dependency, due date, and importance.
A� Schedule - Now it's time to schedule the tasks on your list. Begin with the tasks that have the highest priority and importance. Estimate how much time it will take to complete these tasks and be realistic. Add some extra time for unexpected interruptions. This allows for flexibility in your schedule. After all, we don't know what we don't know. If you have a task that requires exceptional brainpower or creativity, schedule that task during the time of day when you are at your peak performance. All these tasks need to be scheduled in your daily planner; either a manual paper planner or an electronic planner, whichever works best for you. Keep your planner with you always. That way, when you need to schedule a new appointment or task, you will know your availability. Keep prioritization in mind as you schedule new appointments or tasks.

Auction House Secrets

As a young Mage in my early levels it took me while to make gold in World of Warcraft. I roamed around the streets of Stormwind stoney broke for many a level with pitiful gear and no mount. The truth was that I spent far too long hanging out with mates in the Pig and Whistle instead of learning to trade on the Auction House.
Now listen, friend, if this sounds like you then don't despair. You are not alone. The truth is that the player propping up the bar next to you is just as likely to be as broke as you - if not more so.
It's not your fault. Blizzard does not teach us how to make gold. We're told at an early stage of the game to simply knock a few mobs on the head and loot the corpses. No wonder we're all broke! Grinding and questing are the ways most players learn to collect gold in Warcraft. And while they are both ways to make a little gold they are also time consuming and grinding can be just plain boring.
Now pay close attention, friend, for here's a tip: the quickest and easiest way to make gold in World of Warcraft is to learn how to master the Auction House, for it is here that all commerce of the gold economy takes place. Without a basic understanding of the Warcraft gold economy you'll be forever starved to gold and destined to wander Azeroth without mount or decent gear. You'll always be a noob amongst champions.
Now many a player struggles with the Auction House and it is easy to understand why. With literally thousands of items listed every day a player can be forgiven if they get a little confused. Basically, most players need to ask these basic questions:

What do I sell

What's it worth

What quantity to post

How long to post

When to post
Even if players think they have something to sell, it can be very hard to work out its true worth i.e. its 'market value'. To do this, a player would have to scour the Auction House listings - of which there are thousands - and find the most frequently quoted price on any given day (called the median price) and average this over several days for any given item.
If this sounds like hard work, it is!
Fortunately there are a number of very good addons that can automate the whole process. The most venerable - and probably still the best - is Auctioneer which can still be downloaded free of charge. If you do nothing else, friend, heed my advice and download this addon - it will transform your game.
But even if you download this addon, you're just getting started. The real game begins when competing with the hundreds of other players using the same tool.
I've written a whole guide on this very topic called Auction House Secrets that takes you step by step through the Warcarft Auction House system and teaches you the tactics and strategies of the champions.
So, friend, take action and learn the secrets of the Auction House and start to trade like a champion and not like a noob.

Success – Acknowledging Success is the Key to Creating Continued Prosperity

Prosperity is something everyone seeks to some extent throughout their lifetime. But like many other things, we tend to wonder why it eludes us in our quest for either a small portion or continued amount of being prosperous. But very seldom can we pinpoint a crucial factor when it comes to enjoying a life full of all the things we desire and work towards.
Acknowledging success in every form is a sure way of allowing more and more abundantly of the desires of our hearts. More time, more money, more relationships are some of the things we work towards and the list goes on. An important aspect in achieving the things that you set your heart on receiving is to start a story board or dream board to identify what those certain things are. Once that is in place, the aspect of reaching for those goals is easier to put into motion. This is considered an action plan and helps you to focus on the finish line.
But the element that is left out in so many cases is the actual acknowledgment of each success when you reach each goal. In too many cases the goal is reached and a new one is put in its place. But how do you grow with the completion of each goal if you do not keep a record of the occasion? And what can you do to make a record for future reference of the milestones you reach? The answer is to keep a success journal. A daily journal is even more specific because it helps you to focus on the accomplishments you have on a daily basis. All of us have successes everyday regardless if they are big or small.
Once you have a record of each milestone you reach, you can now celebrate those moments and revisit those milestones when things tend to look a little they can as you progress. These successes give you places of reference when you look back and see how far you come.

Five Tips for Remembering Dreams

Dreams hold the key to a more peaceful life. They contain answers to life's problems, whether financial, personal or professional. During the third of your life when you're sleeping, you can access all the guidance and answers you need. In fact, you can sleep your way to success! All it takes to remember your dreams and unlock this wonderful information are the following steps:
Purpose: Become the "Purposeful Dreamer"A�. Before you go to bed, write down a question you need an answer to in a notebook or a Dream Journal. Or, write a letter to your spiritual guide or to the "Dream Master" with your concern.
Prepare: Be sure to have a notebook or a Dream Journal and pen by your bedside. Repeat the question you wrote down, and affirm that you will remember your dream and/or answer in the morning. Expect the answer; expect the dream.
Practice: For thirty days, write in your Dream Journal anything you remember, whether a word, a feeling or, even a song. Pick up a pen and write down either your dream or "I remember, I remember, I remember" and see what comes to mind. You might be surprised and recall your dream!
Patience: Have patience. If you haven't remembered your dreams in years, then it just might take awhile to recall them. Every night pose a question. Lightly place your attention on what you want to know and your patience will pay off.
Persistence: Keep on writing down a question; keep on expecting a dream.
You will be richly rewarded!

Epidemic Victus Cadaver – A Journal by Nicholas Berry

I love a good horror story! Fangs, fur, things that go bump in the night and zombies, especially zombies. Lately it seems as if hordes of these mindless ghouls have invaded pop culture. There are so many movies about these predators and their insatiable appetites for human flesh, but not so many books. Epidemic Victus Cadaver: a Journal by Nicholas Berry fills a void. It's a good zombie tale and it's written with a twist. the author puts his own spin on this horror story by telling it in the form of journal entries.
It's 2007 and a journal is discovered in the charred remains of a residential area. It's a rural area although the location is not disclosed. The journal was kept by a man who barricaded himself in his house while surrounded by the undead. The only sound he hears is a DJ who is still able to broadcast. The effects of his isolation begin to wear on him as the threat to humanity grows. Will he survive or succumb to the living dead?
Berry does a good job providing a quick and entertaining read. His style is realistic and makes the story seem believable. It's not all blood and gore, there's a decent plot and a fair amount of action. The sympathetic protagonist is a survivor, someone you can relate to. He does what he can to stay alive while fear and seclusion take a toll on his sanity. You'll be cheering him on. If you are a fan of the horror genre and psychological thrillers you will probably enjoy this one.
Publisher: (January 15, 2010)
ISBN: 978-0557255252
Paperback: 154 Pages
Price: $10.50

Info on the Latest Stats For Internet Radio

Internet radio is audio broadcasting that's transmitted via the internet. There are several internet radio stations that are associated with traditional radio stations or networks, as well as a number of internet-only radio stations.
According to an article in the tech section of the Wall Street Journal in November of 2009, the distinction between online and traditional radio stations is beginning to melt away. This has led to increasing competition in online radio and the emergence of more innovative forms of radio. Furthermore, wireless internet radio devices and smart phone applications are encouraging more people to listen to online radio.
Internet radio is particularly popular with expatriates and those who don't have access to local stations that suit their interests. Internet stations are accessible from just about anywhere in the world, and services offered include a variety of musical genres, sports, news, talk, and any other radio format heard on traditional stations.
According to a 2008 survey, 13% of Americans listen to internet radio, and that percentage continues to increase. Unlike traditional radio stations, radio stations offer more than just a passive listening experience. For example, on crowd-sourced online radio stations, listeners can vote songs up or down to shape play lists.
Advertising Opportunities
Internet radio provides businesses with an abundance of advertising opportunities because it attracts a higher income audience and listeners of various ages from around the world. Furthermore, according to statistics, internet radio listeners are highly loyal. The majority of them visit their favorite online stations at least once a week. In order to make your sales messages stand out in the minds of frequent listeners, it's recommended to hire a professional voice talent who can create convincing, memorable voiceovers that reinforce your company's brand image.
The Importance of Compelling Station Imaging
In order to attract listeners to your online radio station in the first place, it's essential to have radio imaging that makes a lasting impression. The choice between a female radio voice and a male radio voice for your station imaging will largely depend on your target audience and the type of content your station primarily delivers.
Hire a professional voice talent to deliver promotions, station IDs, and other kinds of radio imaging to set your station apart from the competition. Internet radio is saturated, so it will take some innovation, creativity, and exceptional voice over talent to get your station noticed.

Do You Keep A Food Journal On Medifast?

I recently had someone ask me if you're required or encouraged to keep a food journal while on the Medifast diet. If so, she wanted to know the best way to go about setting one up and what benefit she might get from one. In the following article, I'll tell you if I use such a tool and why I've chosen the path I'm on.
The Value Of A Food Journal. Why Do People Use Them?: The idea behind this process is that if you record everything you eat and when, you will get a very reliable idea of how much you are eating, what you are actually eating, and why. Many people find that they are actually eating more than they thought and are eating much more of the wrong types of foods (fats, sugars, carbs and processed foods,) and not enough of the good kinds of foods (high quality of protein, vegetables and lots of liquids.)
People will also sometimes record the calorie, carb, protein, sugar and salt content of the foods so that at the end of the day, they know how much of each of these they are actually taking in. People often are surprised at how many calories and sugars they are actually consuming and find that they have underestimated their actual intake.
Another thing this tool can tell you is when you are more prone to over eat. Some people will notice that they are eating more when they are bored or upset. I've even had people tell me that they noticed that they were eating because of their schedule but not necessarily because they were hungry.
This whole process is supposed to help you see your patterns, habits, and emotions. By evaluating the information that you record, you should hopefully to be able to see how and when you are making the right and the wrong decisions about food.
Is There Any Value To Using A Food Journal On Medifast?: I have to be honest. I don't use one. This doesn't mean that keeping one wouldn't be valuable. But the reason that I don't is that I very much like the simplicity of this diet. I know that all I have to do is chose and eat five of the prepackaged meals and then make one "lean and green" meal. The directions for this meal are pretty clear so I really don't have to guess or record anything. And at this point in the process, I have a lot of lean and green recipes that I rotate so I don't see the need to make more work for myself by having to keep track of all of this.
This diet is just not that complicated and I don't see a reason to make it harder than it is. Medifast has designed the plan so that the meals pretty much have the same calorie to carb to protein ratio and this is generally true no matter what you chose. So it really doesn't make sense to me to record all of these meals when they are pretty much going to have the same numbers anyway.
I suppose if you are someone who likes the control aspect of recording things, it certainly wouldn't hurt anything to record your lean and green meals just to make sure that you are including lean meats and low carbohydrate vegetables. This might give you more of a clear picture of what you are doing when you make your own meals.
This is only my opinion, but I think if I were going to make a list or keep a journal, I would probably focus on my movement and exercise. This is one thing that I do change up so it would be interesting to see if the week's activities had any relationship to the number of pounds lost.
But because the Medifast meals are all so similar in terms of nutrition and you're pretty much supposed to stick with these foods (except for once per day,) I don't see much value in recording because that would seem repetitive to me. Plus I believe if I was going to keep a record, I'd just put the information on the notes section of my cell phone so I wouldn't have to lug the journal around with me. But, if you think that keeping a food or mood journal would help you while you're on Medifast, I'm all for doing whatever you think will make your experience a better one for you.