Organize and Separate Your Time for Better Success!

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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Organize and Separate Your Time for Better Success!

One way to help yourself manage your time better is to keep things separate. If time management ball held by a personyou have a specific area to accomplish a goal, you’ll be able to get your mind dedicated faster to that one task. It might seem like a pipe dream, but if you really want to be creative, find a space that makes you feel creative and go to it each time you need that extra creative spark. In that way, you become more in charge of how your time is spent.

A Reading Cubby

You may have had one in elementary school, a little place that you could go for quiet reading time. You can do this at home easily by just setting up a chair in the corner of a living room, bedroom or office that is set up with good light for reading and if necessary the proper electronic components if you want to read by laptop or Kindle.

A Mail Checking Station

This works especially for snail mail and is best if it’s close to the trashcan. Get the mail in, and immediately go through it, tossing the trash, and then taking the mail to the computer in order to schedule, process and pay bills.

Games Only

Some people cannot afford this but it is something that will truly help you manage your time better. Separate your work computer from your fun computer. effective time managementAt the very least create different sign-ons to your computer: one for work, one for games. This way you won’t be tempted to check work when you’re having fun, or play games when you’re supposed to be working.

TV Time

It’s very different to get work done, or even read a book with the TV blaring. Having technology in the bedroom is also not conducive to a good night’s sleep. Consider having the TV in only one room in the house and only using the TV during limited hours.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The three most important things in the world, Uncle Billy would say in the train scene in It’s A Wonderful Life.  Eating is a very important part of your day and should be treated as such. If you eat all over your home and office there is no true break or time to digest your food. Take the time to set the table, and eat at the table or breakfast bar in order to differentiate the time spent on eating, versus working, versus play.

Resting and Sleeping

There is nothing wrong with taking a nap on a rainy Sunday afternoon, but you watch with the words want to be very careful about sleeping and resting during the work day. Plus, you want to avoid working when you’re supposed to be resting and sleeping. Make your bedroom a peaceful oasis away from the rest and go there when you need a break.

Being Social

So often, the internet becomes a substitute for true social gatherings and due to this easy access to a social life, it can be all too simple to flow from work to being social accidentally. Like with gaming, set up specific times to be social – whether it’s out of the house, outside of business hours, or on the computer.

Exercise!

If you don’t have time and space set aside for exercise, it’s unlikely you will ever do it. Set aside the time, and the space, even if you have to go to a new space. If Fit woman on a treadmillyou get to the new space, you’ll automatically reach your exercise goals because your surroundings will inspire you.

Setting up different areas to get various activities done will help you differentiate your time better, be more organized, and get more done than you thought possible. Creating dedicated areas for specific activities is an excellent time management tip that will work for most people.

Have A Great Day and Thanks For Stopping By!

Thomas Wallace

Setting Priorities for Your Time!

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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Setting Priorities for Your Time!

One of the hardest parts of time management is learning how to set priorities. Sometimes it can feel like every last thing you need to do is an emergency. But the truth is, there are ways to organize your time and manage the tasks that you need to do so that you get them finished right when they need to be done without feeling overwhelmed or rushed.

Thankfully Stephen Covey’s time management grid is here to save us from ourselves. It looks like this:

 

The way you use the grid is to designate each item on your to-do list to a colored square. Instead of quadrants like Mr. Covey’ has assigned, they are different colors here.

* Purple: Needs to be done immediately
* Green: Needs to be done but can take longer and needs more strategic     planning
* Pink: Distractions, but needed by others
* Light green: Not at all important and often used in order to procrastinate

Use the grid to help create your daily to-do list by prioritizing the importance and urgency of each item you have to pick from. It can be as simple as doing the purple things first, then the green, next pink, and finally the light green items. But, if you do it this way you might miss out on something important you can learn from the time management grid.

Eliminate Urgency from Your Life

By focusing on green you can eventually lessen the purple items on your list. By learning to say no to others you can virtually eliminate the pink things, too. Finally, by getting your schedule under control the light green will eliminate itself because you won’t feel the need to procrastinate anymore.

Learn to Say No

As children we are taught to not say no. Unfortunately, this transfers over to adulthood in a bad way, especially for females. If you determine something is inDon't be afraid to say NO the pink or light green area, you can use that to determine whether or not you should say no. If it’s something that your client wants that takes five minutes, but it’s not that important, you can do it. If it’s something you just like to do, you can always do it after you’ve done three purple or green tasks.

Assess Your Time Expenditures Now

Now that you have Dr. Covey’s time management chart, you can go back and re-evaluate the things you are currently doing each day to find out what color they are. Knowing their color will help you label each thing that you do throughout the days, weeks and months ahead so that you can prioritize them.

Finally, when you are assessing any task, make sure you label it, then ask core valuesyourself if it fits in with your core values and goals. If it does, it’s going to be in either the purple square or the green square. If it doesn’t, it’s probably in one of the other squares. As you learn to use this system it will start becoming more automatic so that you can say yes or no faster and put your time management on auto drive.

Have A Great Day!

Thomas Wallace

How To Make Money Quickly On the Internet

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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You can find many ways to make money quickly online. Just don’t expect to get rich over night. It ain’t going to happen!

You could start to concentrate on several products or services within the initial stage. You should decide on anything which is currently in your field of fast moneyknowledge.

Your second choice is to find an easy niche to learn.  (There are thousands!) Another tip, keep it simple and cheap! You’re not going to get rich over night. (Did I say that before?)

You should look into PayPal to have the ability for people to pay you online. PayPal can process payments from anywhere on the planet and it’s real easy to open a PayPal account. You are able to also acquire products and services on the internet utilizing this account.

Folks who need to understand how to create income quickly can grab business opportunities accessible on the internet. The internet is becoming an extremely enormous lucrative marketplace with a large number of shoppers shifting to   internet purchasing. Ever heard of Amazon????  Numerous companies are also relying on the internet to sell their products as a result of the broad industry it supplies.

Promoting e-books

Promoting e-books is another way to create income quickly. Actually, it truly is Reading an e-bookamong the most profitable firms on the internet. A lot of internet customers need to get data on various subjects. E-books give really detailed info about specific subjects. E-books include subjects which can be well-researched. Should you plan to sell e-books, you should have the ability to write well on a number of subjects. You should probably select subjects which might be familiar to you. It is possible to also supply how-to tips for your readers through e-books. You could also write e-books for kids.

An e-book typically tends to make up 30 pages. It consists of a principal, subject and subtopics which might be connected to the principal subject. The pages are related to an actual book. Essentially, it features title page, table of contents, data regarding the author and publisher, along with the text. It might include headers and footers in addition to annexes. It might also include pictures that will make your e-book much more appealing.

Affiliate Marketing

They are only two alternatives on the best way to generate income rapidly on the internet. But, when you become established, you are going to get a steady flow of earnings.

Affiliate marketing is an additional way of producing income on the web. As an affiliate, you happen to be essential to acquire clientele that sell their productsaffiliate marketing - targeting money and services. You then set-up an affiliate internet site and offer contents relevant for your clients products and services. The contents are created to generate site visitors into your web site. Your objective is to motivate your audiences into reading the contents of one’s website using the finish purpose of clicking the back hyperlinks or ads within your web site. The back hyperlinks and ads will redirect your audiences into your client s major website. The audiences will then make their purchases there.

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The Mirage Called Retirement

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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Most people have a mental image of their ideal retirement.

It usually involves travel, beaches, golf and relaxation. And some people end up living that dream.retirement planning

But for most people, the image is more like a mirage… the closer they get, the more it seems to fade.

When I was in high school (going back quite a few years now) I was taught that the ideal path to financial security looked like this…

  1. Go to school and graduate
  2. Get a good job and work your way up in the company
  3. Invest part of your salary and save for retirement
  4. Retire comfortably, travel and enjoy your golden years

After all, it was a plan that worked for generations…

In the 1900’s many people attained financial independence this way. They worked a job for 35 years or so, scrimped and saved along the way and retired around age 65 with a nice nest egg.

Although this was pretty much a universally accepted plan during the 20th century, there was one glaringly obvious problem that most people never discussed.

A little matter called life expectancy.

Even near the end of the 20th century, in the 1980’s, when the world’s average life expectancy soared… people were expected to live only to the ripe old age of 67 years.

I did the math and could clearly see that it left a whopping two years to reap the rewards of all that work and saving.

Yet I entered the workforce anyway.

retirement planningBut when I looked around me, I didn’t see too many people looking forward to retirement. In fact, the parents of two of my friends actually got pink-slips just a few years short of qualifying for a pension.

Others bounced from job to job, barely scraping by.

Fast forward another generation, and things have only gotten worse in my opinion.

I read today that a full 45 percent of working-age households in America have no retirement savings at all. And among people 55 to 64, the average household retirement savings is a mere few thousands dollars.

The real truth is, only 5% of people following that “career” path outlined above, ever achieve a comfortable retirement.

Isn’t that a shocking number?

That leaves a whopping 95% of well-intentioned, hard working people, who work their fingers to the bone, relying on social security, an inadequate pension or help from a family member just to get by.

And the few that do make it to retirement with a nice nest-egg, still have very few years to enjoy the fruits of their labor! Even now, early in the 21st century, with life expectancies finally close to 80, that leaves an average of 15 years to “live it up” in Boca Raton.

OK, now that I have you totally depressed, you need to know that there is a better way…

Unless you are one of the 1 in 180 million people who hits the lottery or inherits a fortune when Uncle Joe checks out, there’s just one way you will ever become financially independent…

You have to do it on your own.

While that may sound like a monumental task, thanks to the Internet, it is possible for the average person.

Anybody can do it, in any niche they want. Sure, it takes time, but you can do it in your spare time, even when you have a full time job. That’s what I did!

But the real beauty of the do-it-yourself plan to retirement, is that it’s like retiring!

You get to set your own schedule. You get to travel when you want. You don’t have a commute. You don’t have a boss. And there is no cap on how much you can earn.

In fact, you never have to retire at all! Why bother…

Personally, I never plan to retire!

A business that I work a few hours a week, when I want?

Look, I’ve gone down both paths.

Then I decided I wanted something more than the career path to “maybe” family at the beachretirement. I decided I wanted to enjoy my entire life, not just weekends and a decade or so before I check out.

So I went to work building something better for myself. And you can too!

Start building a business of your own. If you can build a small following and share your world with them, you may just be able to break free from a life of jobs.

If you need help getting started, email me. Tell me where you’re stuck. I’ve been through every stage and can help you get where you want to go. I can offer my advice and teach you exactly how to make it!

It’s what I do and I love it!

To Your Success

Thomas Wallace

 

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Don’t Make These Online Marketing Mistakes!

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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Don’t Make These Online Marketing Mistakes!

Making mistakes is how we learn in life and also in business. However, it’s best to avoid certain mistakes as best as you can because of the negative impact that they can have on your business.

Let’s look at three common mistakes that thousands of newbie marketers make every year without realizing that they’re sabotaging their chances of success.

Read these and try not to make these mistakes.  Your business will thank you!

  • Lack of Passion

One of the biggest mistakes most newbie marketers make is to assume that online marketing is easy. This false assumption trips them up when they realize just how much work is required to make an online business work.

All too often we see ‘make money online’ guides promising easy profits with just two hours of work a week. There are images of flashy cars, sprawling mansions, A passion for successsexy women and a lifestyle by the beach where all you do is sip mojitos and watch your PayPal account flood with cash. (Time to wake up!)

The reality is that you’ll need to spend a lot of time tweaking and testing and setting up the required funnels, pages, ads, etc. to get your business off the ground.

If you lack passion for online marketing, you’ll quit at the drop of a hat when the going gets tough… and it always does. Getting started is just the beginning. You need to go through the good ol growing pains, till you reach a place where your income is stable and passive.

Now and only now, will you start to have the freedom to live life the way you want to. Always remember that being persistent will help you get it and being consistent will help you keep it.

So, ask yourself what marketing online means to you. Why do you wish to do it? What are your reasons? If it’s all about having an easy lifestyle where you’ll not need to work, chances are you’ll probably fail.

It may seem harsh… but it’s the truth. Your goals need to be bigger than an easy lifestyle. Figure out your ‘why’ and you’ll stay the course even when progress is slow and uncertain.

  • Lack of Repetition

Repetition is the mother of skill. It doesn’t matter if you’re a writer or a graphic designer or you have an e-commerce store. You absolutely need to keep doing what you’re doing so that you get good at it.

It will take time to hone your skills and discover the nuances and subtleties of Duplicate successwhatever you’re doing. Repetition leads to experience. One good example would be paid advertising. There’s always a stage where you’ll lose some money because your ads don’t convert or you’re targeting the wrong people.

If you give up at the first sign of failure, you’ll never develop the knowledge to get good at it. The goal is to keep repeating what you’re doing and make small changes where necessary to improve your chances of success. Over time, you’ll be able to write better ads and instinctively know which markets are worth targeting.

Most newbies quit too soon. They do not give themselves enough time to repeat and make mistakes. They fear failure without realizing that failure is not the opposite of success but a part of success.

Keep repeating what you do. It’s practice and it’s the cornerstone of achieving excellence in what you do.

  • Not knowing that it’s a numbers game

The Pareto principle states that roughly 80 percent of your results come from 20 percent of your efforts. That essentially means that if you have ten websites, probably two will make more money than all the rest. If you publish ten Kindle books, one to three of them might be bestsellers while the rest don’t do as well.

This is just the way it is. Most beginners just don’t do enough. They may write one Kindle book and if that doesn’t take off, they give up. Or they set Keep going!up a blog and if they don’t see money coming in after five blog posts, they quit. They’ve barely scratched the surface but they throw in the towel.

You need to take massive action and do more. The more effort you expend, the better your results will be. So, once you establish one stream of income, scale it up so that your earnings multiply exponentially.

Once you have a stable source of income, keep it going and start working on a new income stream. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. The more you do, the more you’ll earn and the more success you’ll achieve.

To Your Success

Thomas Wallace

 

Write Down Your Schedule and Stick to It

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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Write Down Your Schedule and Stick to It

The hardest part about time management is making a real commitment to following a schedule. It can be especially difficult for people who want to work calendarfor themselves to work on any type of schedule. It can feel wrong somehow to keep a schedule as an entrepreneur. However, keeping a schedule is going to increase your success exponentially. Putting your schedule in writing will help you follow it.

Use Your Smartphone

Today’s cell phones are really mini computers. You can have your entire life on there, including your work schedule with alarm reminders and everything. If you see a popup on your phone every time you go to use Facebook, reminding you of tasks that need to be done, you will not have much of an excuse for not doing them.

Try Google Calendar

If you have a Gmail account, then you already have access to a powerful system Planner on a computer screenthat can help you put your time in writing, while helping you keep track. You can easily set up different calendars for different aspects of your life and color code the entries. Further you can print out a calendar each day or sync to your smartphone so that you don’t forget anything.

Try a Project Management System

Project management systems like Basecamp can help you put your schedule into writing, and organize it too. You can use this system whether or not you outsource tasks to others by just assigning the work to yourself if you don’t have others to assign them to. You’ll get an email reminder before the task is due.

Use Evernote

This nifty little program can be used to help you keep track of your schedule, notes for projects, and more. It has a bit of a learning curve, but once you get used to it you’ll enjoy using it to keep track of many tasks.

Try the “Old-Fashioned” Date Book

The old Filofax still exists and many people prefer it to using technology. If you’re one that does, don’t despair because many people stay better organized with everything in writing in one single notebook. If that’s you, you can still do it that way.

Use a Large Whiteboard

The great thing about having a large whiteboard on your office wall is you can’t escape the tasks that need to be done since they are very obvious. You can also feel accomplished as you erase things as they get done.

Use Time Tracking Software

FreshBooks.com comes with time tracking software that enables you to keep Scheduling and Timingtrack of what you’re doing easily once you set up names for them. Make entries for using social media, making phone calls, even doing the dishes, and you’ll soon figure out where you’re wasting time. You can’t get time back, so it’s nice to know where it all went.

Create a Contract with Yourself

Actually put your promises and goals into writing in the form of a contract. Write down in black and white what you will do, what your work hours are, and what you plan to do during those work hours. Then sign it.

Setting a schedule and sticking to it requires commitment to your business as if it is a job. This isn’t to say that it won’t be more flexible than a job. But, if you have to move the two hours you wanted to work on a particular project, due to a family emergency, you need to then take time from elsewhere to replace the two hours you were going to work. Seeing the schedule in writing will help you schedule things the best by making a visual representation of your day.

Have A Great Day and Stick To That Schedule!Smiling Face

Thomas Wallace

 

Save Time By Managing Your Emails

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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Save Time By Managing Your Emails 

Email is great, and saves a lot of time. You no longer have to wait three or more days for someone to get a message from you. You can use it to be more organized, cartoon holding email fileset tasks, and so much more. But, email can also get out of control and suck up a lot of time if you’re not organized. Here are a few ideas to help you save time and possibly become a little more organized if you need that kind of stuff.

Use Rules, Filters, Labels and Folders 

Remember that simple is better than complicated so don’t go too crazy with these, but do create labels and/or rules and filter to help you organize your mail better.

Read Emails and Act Immediately

When you open an email, take care of it immediately. Read it, then act. If it requires nothing, delete it; if it has something interesting you want to note, use a note-taking program to save it. If it has a task, copy and paste into your to-do list and calendar.

Set Specific Times for Checking Your Email 

Don’t keep your email notifications on all day long so that you’re constantly dealing with email. Instead, choose specific times during the day to check email, at the very least first thing in the morning, after lunch, and about an hour before the close of business. Let your people know your schedule.

Create Separate Email Addresses 

The great thing about email addresses is in most cases you’re not limited to Business Emailhow many you can have. Don’t go nuts, but do create a separate email for unimportant information such as business that requires an email sign-up to view information, or non-relevant newsletters. Separate customer service addresses are good too.

Be Free with the Delete Key 

It’s tempting to save all those cool newsletters with great points and things to learn, but the truth is, you’re not likely to ever read them again. Use your note-taking tool to keep the most important points, and then delete.

Create a Swipe File or Hot Keys with Automatic Replies 

If you find yourself saying the same things over and over again, which is not uncommon, create a swipe file or hot keys that enable you to answer those questions again and again. Another way is to create a FAQ on your website and link to that specific answer.

Keep Email Replies Short and Simple 

You don’t want to write really long emails to anyone. If you do, people will get confused and not really understand your answer. At the most an email answer should be about three or four paragraphs. If you include bullet points it will be easier for the recipient to act on.

Copy Tasks to Your Calendar Immediately 

Use your calendar to its fullest advantage by copying and pasting anything with a date in it to your calendar immediately. If it’s a task, copy and paste to your Less Stress Just Ahead on a Green Signproject management system too in order to stay on track with your activities.

A final idea is to outsource anything to do with customer service to someone else. That way you don’t even need to deal with it. Using these tips and tricks can help you manage your emails so that they don’t take up too much of your time and effort. Taming the email monster will pay off in many ways and give you back more time each day to use on more important tasks.

Have A Great Day!

Thomas Wallace