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10 Time Management Tips to Thrive in the 21st Century

Time Management is the most overused term and there are so many books coming out on the same topic. Having read quite a few of them I have come up with a summary of the best ideas that I believe can help us really thrive in an interconnected global environment. These are the simple keys we need to really thrive in the 21st Century. As Peter Drucker said the key to time management is managing yourself. I encourage you to really think long about this because we all have 24 hours but how to schedule it is up to us. Of course some of the time is not entirely our own as we are responsible for the companies employing us and our family responsibilities. Here are my top 10 time management hacks which can help us thrive in the 21st century. We already know most of them but a reminder doesn’t hurt.  Define your activities – The first step is to be absolutely clear on what is on your plate. Having written to do lists is not a bad idea. Even when we go shopping we write down what we have to buy. …

Grit - The Power of Passion and Perseverance - Your key to Success

What is Grit? For most of us it means courage and resolve bundled with strength of character. I love this quote from Calvin Coolidge “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” This word has now become commonplace thanks to Angela Duckworth and she became famous with her TED talk on the same subject. Her credentials are excellent and she is a MacArthur “genius” grant winner, researcher, and author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. I happened to read this wonderfully researched book which should serve as an inspiration to all of us that anything is possible if we have grit. She starts the book by saying that during her childhood she wa…