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To Deliver Quality, Focus on the Now

 

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

This motivational quote comes from the show Girls by Lena Dunham. Adam, the man on the left, is the type of character one might describe as a purest. He has big goals like building a boat, never being anyone’s slave and to only deliver quality work. Many people might have a similar passion to never produce anything mediocre, but when work or home environments become stressful, we can’t always live up to this standard. As we all realize when we get older, there are so few hours in the day, and there is only so much we can do.

But don’t despair… We are meant to manage our time and take every day for what it is. Focus on making this day the best in your life. I read once that it’s best to work towards a schedule, not a deadline.  Make small goals to do that day. In the same way, it’s silly to clean your entire house in one day. Let each day have it’s own separate chore. There might be some maintenance tasks to keep everything livable, but you’re not expected to do everything. Similarly, you can’t run a marathon without first setting small goals and becoming better on a daily basis. And starving yourself won’t make you permanently lose weight.

Our lives aren’t microwave ovens, they’re gourmet meals. And our work shouldn’t be processed food, it should be organic goodness. Unique and healthy rather than rushed and unhelpful.

Once you learn to change the habits of your day, you will change your life. When you get used to consistently producing quality it will become a habit and you will also be quality. Don’t think big picture. Think right now. Make the best choice for right now and get out of the habit of searching for instantly gratified goals. Life is a process. You’re daily habits determine your progress.

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Learn To Deal With Unemployment The Right Way!

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

You need to tackle your unemployment wisely and with discipline!

You need to tackle your unemployment
wisely and with discipline!

When you are unemployed, not being able to find work for extended periods of time can injure your motivation and your attitude. To avoid falling in the dumps during such a situation, consider the following suggestions to keep up an optimistic attitude.

Stick to a schedule. When unemployed, since one doesn’t usually have anyone to boss them around or push them. In such cases it is best to do that for yourself on your own. You need to become the boss of you and make yourself stick to a routine otherwise over time you’ll lose your motivation and simply become extremely lackadaisical.

Devise a proper plan on how to search for a job. By creating a plan you won’t just get overwhelmed by your choices and routes you should take. You’ll have a clear idea about where to start and instead of trying to do it all together; you’ll be able to prioritize certain goals.

If you can’t find work for now, then consider volunteering. Unemployment can shake up your confidence level and self-esteem quite badly. So if you can’t seem to find work, then consider volunteering. Voluntary work can boosts your self-esteem and will also spice up your CV nicely!

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A Business Keynote Speaker Won’t Use “No Time” as an Excuse

A business keynote speaker won't use 'busy' as an excuse for work-life balance.

A business keynote speaker won’t use ‘busy’ as an excuse for not maintaining a work-life balance.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance.

These days, everyone has a million things going on but it’s a truly successful business keynote speaker who prioritizes their time to maintain work-life balance. Andy Core, an expert speaker, talks about how he makes time for both sides of his life.

Prioritize

First, you need to figure out what exactly it is you want your balance to look like. Is there going to be more emphasis on work, or on your personal life? Once you do that, budget time for both ­ and stick to it.

Re-Evaluate Your Priorities Constantly

This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to make a new list each day, but to allow yourself to be flexible to life’s goings-on. If you stick too rigidly to any one plan, you risk being left behind. A business keynote speaker says that if you are too loosey-goosey with your work-life balance idea, you just won’t have one. Schedule in regular time for the gym, grocery shopping and chats with the family, but know that work can take longer than expected some days. Conversely, when work is slower, use that time to catch up on other areas of your life that may have been neglected a bit.

With a little bit of practice, you can maintain successful work-life balance like every successful business keynote speaker.

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Proper Scheduling Will Lead to Improved Productivity in the Workplace

Proper time management and work scheduling will lead to improved productivity in the workplace.

Proper time management and work scheduling will lead to improved productivity in the workplace.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance.

Another important aspect that will help in improving productivity in the workplace is proper work scheduling. You should manage the amount of work that you do and make sure that you’re not killing yourself day in and day out trying to do everything that needs to be done.

Prioritize. Scheduling your work is most deeply rooted in prioritizing your tasks. Do this by knowing the deadlines and the importance of your tasks. Finish those with the closest deadlines and do the most important jobs before the tasks that you can put off until later. No algorithm will dictate which jobs are more important, but common sense should tell you what tasks need to be performed first. However, this does not mean that you can just put off every job for tomorrow.

Don’t Procrastinate. Procrastination is a very bad thing, especially when you’re trying to be more productive in the workplace. Again, it’s all about prioritization and if the due date of even the most basic tasks is today, then it must be done today. Also, stop playing around with the pencils in your desk. You have work to do.

Ask for help. If you’re finding trouble in keeping up with all the work, don’t be afraid to ask other people for help. There may be people in your organization that have some free time on their hands, and asking for a little help would go a long way to keeping your sanity intact, as well as allow you to focus on more important projects. Follow these scheduling tips, and it will lead to improved productivity in the workplace.

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Utilizing Self-Discipline To Maintain Your Schedule

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance

Don’t forget about your duties at home when you’re making yourself a schedule or to-do list

Don’t forget about your duties at home when you’re
making yourself a schedule or to-do list

Forming good habits is essential to success, in your career and in your relationships. Sticking to those good habits isn’t always the easiest thing to do, so you must learn to utilize self-discipline.

Only you can control your own actions, and that includes the things you need to do, and not do, in order to succeed. One of the best things you can do to keep yourself on track is to set a schedule for yourself.

Think about all the things you need to accomplish, set aside a certain amount of time to do each one, and follow the schedule. Write everything down, along with times. Check items off of your to-do list as you finish them. Eventually, this will become a routine, and you will become more consistent and productive.

Keeping a written agenda will also help to keep track of your progress. It will hold you accountable when you feel like slacking, and it will give you a great sense of accomplishment when you have successfully completed your goals.

Make sure you leave room to breathe, and time for some hobbies, exercise, and family time in your schedule. It’s great to get work and chores done, but there’s more to life than that.

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