Manager's Midweek Minutes

Start Journaling Today and Never Quit Again

Start Journaling Today and Never Quit Again
Through our previous two posts, we learned journal writing is a habit that countless successful people have in common, and physically writing has specific strengths that digital documentation lacks (especially when it comes to learning, retention and reflection). That is all great, but anyone that has attempted to keep a daily journal knows it's more common to stop than to keep going. So, how can one start this powerful habit and never stop? Below we will discuss some of the main points that cause managers to stop this process as quickly as they start and provide some quick tips for starting consistent journaling today.

The Research - Why You Should WRITE it Down

The Research - Why You Should WRITE it Down
A keyboard is quicker than handwriting, but what if I told you that is where its advantages end. As computers, software, tablets and phones develop, technology is an ever-growing solution for so many areas of our lives. There are a multitude of jobs I perform daily that would be unimaginable without the efficiency of these tools. So we are not discrediting technology's usefulness in completing work, but research from Princeton University and The University of California have shown multiple strengths to physically writing over digital means for learning and retention...

Surprising Secret of the Successful

Surprising Secret of the Successful
Marcus Aurelius, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Peter Drucker, George Lucas, Oprah Winfrey… the list goes on and on. The world is packed with examples of successful people who believe(d) strongly in the habit of daily journaling. What is it these great people see in this age-old habit? In this day and age, why should we choose to physically write rather than download one, two, three more apps? Why do we find it so hard to start and continue this routine? ...

Time Management Is a Lie

Time Management Is a Lie
Do you stay busy from the time you enter the office until leaving? Could you complete one more large task, in the same workday, if asked? If you were given the incentive of an all-expense paid trip to Italy for completing three additional large tasks, in the same work day… could you? What are some regular tasks you perform that would immediately be eliminated from your day with little or no repercussions? So, do we really have a lack of time or a lack of priority and incentive? This post will shed light on the lies that we all tell ourselves about “Time Management” and actions we can take today to start intentionally using the time we have.