Stress Relief Options

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

Latest posts by Thomas Wallace (see all)

Stress Relief Options

When it comes to stress relief, there are quite a few options out there. Talk with your health care provider to find the one that may be right for you. Here are some of the more commonly available options for stress relief.

1. Natural

Quite a few treatment options come under this heading. Natural treatments focus on coping strategies like body movements, meditation, and natural supplements.

Yoga has been shown to help relieve stress in those who practice it. Yoga involves stretching and holding the body in postures, and it sometimes includes meditation.

Meditation alone is an increasingly popular means of coping with stress. Deep woman relaxing on the couchbreathing, relaxed muscles, and an aligned body frame are some of the reported benefits of meditation.

Supplements have been shown to be helpful in dealing with stress. Some natural health practitioners recommend supplementing with flax oil or evening primrose oil, as these essential fatty acids are said to play a role in healthy brain function. (They are sometimes suggested for those who suffer from depression, too.)

Other experts suggest a bioavailable multi-vitamin with a high proportion of B6, women doing yogaor perhaps a B-complex supplement or just B6 alone. Studies show that the B vitamins play a key role in mood and emotional health.

There are other herbs and natural supplements that may help stress. If you can, locate a natural health practitioner or herbalist to help recommend something for you.

2. Medical

There is no shame is resorting to medication, as long as it is under a doctor’s supervision. Medication is said to be particularly indicated in helping people cope with sudden life changes or stress such as the loss of a loved one or a car accident. Medications are not necessarily indicated for dealing with everyday stressors.

Some stress sufferers find relief from stress-related headaches when they take medication. The goal of most medication of this nature is to get you to the point where you are able to seek help and deal with the underlying cause of your stress.

3. Dietary

In a dietary approach to stress management, what you avoid eating may be as healthy dietimportant as what you do eat. Experts recommend avoiding sugar and caffeine, as these stimulants tend to provide short-term relief with a “crash” later. Caffeine in particular can have a cyclic effect – you consume the caffeine to cope, but then the caffeine keeps you awake or makes you irritable.

Try to include lots of fresh, whole foods in your stress-relieving diet to keep your body functioning in top shape.

4. Research

There can be great solace in learning about a topic that is bothering you. Take some time to research books and articles on stress. Find out how it works, why people experience it, and how you can deal with it. Sometimes, just learning as much as you can about it helps you cope. It might become less mysterious and scary that way.

Happy New Year!

Thomas Wallace

Natural Ways to Reduce Stress

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

Latest posts by Thomas Wallace (see all)

Natural Ways to Reduce Stress

What is the stress in your life? Are you having trouble coping? You might need help in managing your stress, but want to avoid medications. Here are some natural things you can do to help manage your stress.

1. Meditate

Meditation may help reduce stress, and it does not involve any medication. One Woman meditating at her deskof the nice things about meditation is the “me time” you get while practicing it. The meditation itself helps focus the mind and relax the body. There are various types of meditation.

Qigong is a form of Chinese meditation that emphasizes the “qi” – your life force or life energy. With calm, focused breathing you are said to achieve a peaceful mental state. Another technique is to repeat a mantra, a key phrase that you can say over and over to bring a sense of calm and peace.

One helpful form of meditation for chronic stress sufferers is “mindful meditation.” In this sort of meditation, you learn how to live in the present and focus on the now. This may help with chronic stressors that are long term, and that may seem overwhelming.

2. Stretching

Stretching is said to ease the tension out of the body. Combining stretching with meditation, as in Qigong and Yoga, can be especially beneficial, as both mind and body are targeted. Stretching helps relax tight muscles and realign the joints. You might consider Yoga or a martial arts class – being with other people and getting out may help relieve your stress, too.

3. Exercise

Stress is said to result in toxin build-up in your body, perhaps because of how it affects circulation and digestion. Exercise gets you blood moving, which aids couple exercising at the parktoxin elimination. Exercise also strengthens muscles and moves the joints. All of this can help “work out” your stress, and minimize stress-related weight gain.

4. Herbal teas

Herbal teas are generally inexpensive and widely available. You can sip them throughout the day, at key points during the day, and before going to bed. Chamomile tea can be helpful, as can lemon balm or catnip tea. If you like, look for a tea made from a blend of relaxing herbs in your local grocery or health food store.

5. Eat well

Good nutrition is essential for dealing with stress. Vitamin C, magnesium, eat well and live well - pictures of fruits and veggiescalcium, potassium, and Vitamin D are especially important in helping the body handle stress. Studies show that Vitamin C helps boost the immune system, and magnesium is important in muscle relaxation and nerve function. Calcium, potassium, and Vitamin D are vital for bone health and muscle function.

Consider taking a good-quality vitamin supplement, but also eat as many vitamin-rich foods as possible. Emphasize fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

Happy New Year and Get Rid of That STRESS!

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

Latest posts by Thomas Wallace (see all)

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

 

Is Extra Income In Your Future?

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

Latest posts by Thomas Wallace (see all)

Is Extra Income In Your Future?

Extra Income means an income that you can earn apart from the regular income coming in from employment or normal work. This earning can be used to payoff your outstanding debts or build up a capital account or spend it on luxuries that you could only think about before. Everyone seems to want a second income but no one wants to work a second job, so the extra income is normally seen as a windfall.

When we compare income levels in different countries, it is evident that the average income per person is less than $15,000 a year–in other words, where many people are near the breadline — Extra Income really does make people happier and improves their lifestyle.

But countries which have average income above the normal subsistence level of approximately $15,000 a year, happiness seems to be income independent. For example, an average American ranks richer than an average Indian or an Austrian, but also less happy.

Why does this happen? People always look at their income relatively with some norm or the other and the norm keeps rising all the time. And this norm is what increases the spending, more or less in direct proportion to the income. Two things drive up the norm with which people compare their incomes. One is the income that they themselves have experienced — which habituates them to higher standards of living. And the other is the income that their colleagues or neighbors get, and which they try to outdo.

Extra Income Options

The extra income options available today are targeted to generate employment and are targeted specifically at people who can use their skills that are lying dormant to make some more money for themselves. To achieve a moderate success in generating an extra income one should be aware of their strengths and weaknesses. This would greatly help in selection of a most suitable way to generate extra income.

The selection process consists of logical steps. Firstly, one should ask themselves of an honest opinion of their strengths, what they excel at? What do people around them keep complimenting or criticizing them on?, are they perfectionists?, For example, if you are a computer literate you could help your neighborhood in upgrades, repairs or installation of software.

How About Doing Extra Chores?

The extra income can also be augmented by doing extra seasonal chores like raking leaves in the fall or clearing snow in winters. These are just a few ideas, but making an extra income augmented with self analysis will take away the need for a second job.

What About Network Marketing?

Today the internet and the general market have a lot of ideas for generating extra income. Network marketing in general market terms has been successful to some extent. Internet offers something similar that says affiliate marketing. The internet also offers a host of other options like writing, advertising and simple technical non-technical jobs which can highly augment your regular income. The extra income that can be earned form these opportunities depends on how good your skills in the field of your selection.

To Your Success and Happiness

Thomas Wallace

P.S.  Dig A Little Deeper

The Power Of Network Marketing

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pay Per Click Management Tools

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

Latest posts by Thomas Wallace (see all)

Pay Per Click Management Tools

Integrating management into pay-per-click marketing campaigns is extremely important to make sure that your strategy is successful for your business. ThePPC principal challenge for web business owners and marketers is usually to locate the very best tools for PPC management to create an edge over their competitors. These tools need to have efficiency and top quality to make sure the effectiveness of marketing campaigns and to outcome for the productivity on the business.

PPC Management Tools are extremely essential for a variety of kinds of on-line organizations. Management and organization are extremely essential expertise necessary towards the achievement of firms.

There are various PPC management tools obtainable on the internet. These tools have distinct characteristics that suit to different requirements and preferences of on-line business owners and marketers. Listed below are several of those tools.

Bid Management Tools

Bid Max.

Bid Max is really PPC management tool that makes it possible for bid management and optimization of search engines. Characteristics of this tool contain the generation of keywords and phrases for optimization, keyword management and bid monitoring.

Search Force.

Search Force is one more specialist and complete tool employed for different internet marketing purposes such as PPC management. This BMT is appropriate for organizations and marketers who’re functioning on tight price range and are looking for to reduce down marketing expenses. This tool performs to generate visitors in to the PPC ads. This tool performs supports search engines and ad groups.

BidRank.

Yet another beneficial PPC management tool is BidRank. One product will be the BidRank Automate Pay-per-click Search Engine Management Tool which offers customization of bidding approaches of key phrases for a variety of demands of business owners and marketers.

You will find various BMT offered on the internet. Listed below are a couple of those tools.

Atlas Search

Atlas Search can be well-known rule-based BMT utilized in PPC management. pay per click equals moneyThis tool delivers about 20 patent-pending guidelines for groups of keywords and phrases which could be utilized and combined. This tool supports search engines including Yahoo and Google are other folks employing automatic evaluation to handle key phrases. As a PPC management tool, Atlas Search also gives reports around the functionality in the PPC campaign employing the search phrases offered. This enables business owners to use measurable outcomes to plan and implement the top campaign approaches for successful marketing.

Bid management tools or BMT are extremely vital to pay-per-click ads. These tools are powerful PPC management tools simply because they maximize search engine ranking outcomes for paid ads like PPC ads. To attain out to internet customers, companies and marketers use BMT to attract internet customers to visit internet sites which have PPC campaigns. BMT researches for the most effective and most useful keywords and phrases which can be connected towards the PPC ad site. These key phrases are beneficial to make sure that the internet site is integrated within the leading rankings of search engines. As a result, every single time an internet user enters their queries in search engines, the outcomes would consist of the site which functions PPC ads.

Net Analytics Tools

You’ll find various internet analytics tools which can be vital to PPC management. These tools fundamentally execute numerous tasks and produces quantitative reports which can be useful for the all round marketing campaigns pay per click makes moneyof companies and marketers on the web. One particular function is generating a report on keyword overall performance. This enables marketers to view which search phrases effectively generate constructive output for the PPC campaign. Yet another vital function of those tools will be the tracking of URLs.

Well-known PPC management tools that concentrate on internet analytics consist of Coremetrics Search 9 and Omniture Search Center or Adobe Search Center. Apart from internet analytics these tools also serve other functions including researching on show ad campaign functionality and overall performance of landing pages.

PPC management tools are extremely essential to obtain measurable research and objective final results when performing pay-per-click ads. These tools assist organizations and marketers create efficient plans and marketing campaigns.

All The Best

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

Latest posts by Thomas Wallace (see all)

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

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

Latest posts by Thomas Wallace (see all)

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

How to Pick an Affiliate Marketing Business

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

Latest posts by Thomas Wallace (see all)

How to Pick an Affiliate Marketing Business

It is important to chose the right affiliate marketing business to help you get the results that you’re looking for in your on-line business. The best contacts can affiliate marketingimpact the good results within your products and services together with your consumers. If you choose the wrong affiliate marketing business you might not make any money!  Making an  in-depth analysis is crucial before signing up. This will likely allow you to “choose wisely grasshopper!”

Expenses and Commissions

When selecting an affiliate marketing business, you will need to understand if getting paidyou need to pay money to join the business. Examine the expenses together with your possible start up budget and make sure you can get started. Also, take into consideration, if it is possible to join for free. So, when you have a really restricted budget, it may be sensible not to dig deep down to locate that extra $100 to join a business when there are many free organizations around.

You’ll find a variety of approaches businesses use for paying commissions. When deciding on a business, choose the business that provides the payment strategy of the selection. That is crucial to make sure smooth operations.

Moreover for the fixed commissions, you may also look into other payments from hits or impressions. For each and every referral or lead you make you can acquire payment.

How Do You Get Paid…

Primarily based around the payments created you’ll find basically three sorts of affiliate marketing applications. One from the applications, one tier, pays you for each and every sale, click or lead. One more, two tier, assembles multilevel networking pays you for the sales, clicks and recruit you make. Third tier is definitely an extension on the two tier plan to networks.

Tools and Stats

You ought to be conscious that some affiliate marketing organizations give tools and systems utilized to track your overall performance and efforts. These could all aspects of affiliae marketingpossibly be items like documenting the level of site visitors you acquire each day to how several clicks, leads, and sales you produce. Naturally, the tool ought to also supply information on comparing your targeted traffic towards the quantity of sales created, or in other words, the conversion price. With this data, you need to have the ability to adjust your marketing method properly to grow to be increasingly more lucrative.

Consumers

Needless to say, you need to study the business and who might buy your products and of course, what type of person will want to join your team.  This will allow you properly market the product or service to suit the demands from the clientele you’re looking for.

Happy New Year

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

Latest posts by Thomas Wallace (see all)

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

AdWords Ads

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

Latest posts by Thomas Wallace (see all)

 AdWords Ads

When running advertisements on the AdWords network, one of the first decisions you will have to make is on which network or networks your advertisements will run. You can run your ads on either the Google “search network” (Google, Earthlink, AOL, AskJeeves, etc), the Google “content network” (About.com, New York Times, Lycos, Business.com, Infovillage, etc) or both. There are pro’s and cons to both that you will need to weigh to help make the big decision.

 

Exactly what’s the Difference?

Google’s “bread and butter” is their search network and the ads operating on those sites (Google, Earthlink, AOL, AskJeeves, etc). Clients who are seeing pages on those search engines are looking for information or items. Your advertisements in front of their eyes seems like an excellent fit, and in many circumstances, it is. In my experience, ads operating on the search network have a much greater click-through ratio than those on the “material” network.

Conversion percentages (the portion of clicks that develop into sales) is roughly the exact same, though there might likewise be a small edge to the search network there also.

Google’s “content” network is somewhat more complicated. The advertisements I’ve run on the content network have had lower click-through rates, normally as much as 50% to 75% as high as those on the search network.

It Might be Worth a Shot!

Google specifies that a lower click-through rate for your advertisements running on Google’s content network sites will not punish or otherwise harm the rankingsOpening a box with adwords coming out. of your ads running on the Google search network. Generally, running your advertisements on both the search and content networks can not “hurt” your ads rankings and therefore your sales.

If you have a little larger advertising budget, you might want to provide the content network a try, specifically if you’re aiming at target readers of the New York Times or Business.com. It might be a terrific fit. Go with just the search network if you have a smaller budget and you’re looking for more stable traffic.

Let’s Review…………

When running advertisements on the AdWords network, one of the first choices Man working on his computer looking at his pay per click ratiosyou will need to make is on which network or networks your ads will run. You can run your ads on either the Google “search network” (Google, Earthlink, AOL, AskJeeves, etc), the Google “content network” (About.com, New York Times, Lycos, Business.com, Infovillage, etc) or both. In my experience, advertisements running on the search network have a much higher click-through ratio than those on the “material” network. The advertisements I’ve run on the content network have actually had lower click-through rates, typically as much as 50% to 75% as high as those on the search network.

To Your Success

Thomas Wallace