Time Management – Practice Makes Productivity

Whether you are a student or professor, an employee or employer, it seems there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything you wanted. Then there are those days where you have labored for hours, only to find that you haven’t completed all that much. As we ponder these issues, we realize that it is neither the hours available nor the number of tasks completed that really figure in what we have truly accomplished, but it is our inability to manage both time and tasks together that result in limited productivity. Time management is not about having the mindset or ability to just spend our time doing ‘work,’ but rather it is the process in which we are able to work – and work effectively and efficiently – within the time available. If productivity is the objective of our endeavors, we can reasonably discern that distractions, time wasted on non-essential activities, and procrastination are all enemies of that purpose. And to defeat those ‘enemies,’ we must arm ourselves with certain key elements of time management: eliminating distractions, proper classification of responsibilities, and prioritization of our time. Distractions come in all shapes and sizes; these can be as simple as the “you’ve got mail” popup on our email software, phone calls, and even the friendly chat with colleagues. Combating those diversions aren’t always as easy, so utilize available tools to facilitate your efforts in remaining productive. E-mail and the web have made the top of the time-wasting distractions list (“The Time We Waste,” 2007, Para 3) against which various deterrents are used, ranging from computer monitoring software to the...

Health Institutions and Practice Management Software

No one likes going to the hospital, but we’ve all experienced it in one way or another during our lives. Obviously when you go to the emergency room or get checked in overnight, the last thing you’re thinking about is the preparation that starts at the front desk. After you’ve been released these questions usually start to surface, but the answers lie within the practice management software. It’s amazing how everything is setup, but the truth is it couldn’t happen without something as smart as the PMS system. Seriously, if a hospital didn’t have this software to do its daily chores, it would need a team of accountants, IT people, health care workers, and secretaries to keep up with this innovation. Let’s just say that when you come across an organization that does everything old school, they need to be turned on by the practice management software. If they continue with the same work pattern there will be more chances for errors and mishaps along the way. It doesn’t matter if its setting appointments, dealing with patient demographics, or finding specialists because organizing it all on your own can be quite difficult. In today’s world, manual work is for the birds. Reports wouldn’t be as accurate and when it comes to the health care industry, you need to know that all the information is correct. The slightest error could cost someone their life, an intern their job, and a practice its license. There are so many things that could happen you shouldn’t leave anything left to chance, especially when you or the rest of your crew are putting your...

How to Practice Your Forehand Follow Through

Hi, When competing in a tennis match do you sometimes feel that you could generate a little more power and direction from your Forehand? Can you fix the problem? Yes by developing a good balanced follow through, this will give you the benefit of being able to direct the ball with more accuracy. You can also hit with more power and consistency. Before you can practice with quality you need to know the basic follow through for a forehand. To follow through you need to extend out in the direction you are hitting the ball and wrapping your racket up around your none hitting arms shoulder. To enable you to do this turn your wrist over as if you are checking the time on your watch. To get the feel of hitting with a good follow through put some tape on top of your wrist of your hitting hand, put more tape on your shoulder of your none hitting arm. Then as you practice try and make the two pieces of tape connect at the end of your follow through. A good practice is for you and a friend to make short term goals so that you can measure your performances. Shall we say that your goals are you score 1 point every time you connect the two tapes? If you win a rally you get an extra point, you keep adding all your points up until someone wins the rally. This adding up business when you are playing can be hard work, so with another friend watching and scoring it can take a little mental pressure off you....

Laughter As a Powerful, Spiritual Practice

Laughter is an integral part of the universal human vocabulary, as every single human being understands it. Regardless of the language spoken, everyone laughs. We don’t even learn to laugh as we must for speaking; we are already born with the innate ability to laugh. One of the important things about laughter is that it occurs unconsciously. This is why it is difficult to fake laughter or laugh on command. There is a good chance that laughter is part of our survival mechanism. Just like any other survival system that is constantly occurring unconsciously like breathing or digesting. Laughter is an excellent way of cleansing the body, and ridding it of stress. When you are laughing it is tough to be simultaneously feeling bad. After a bout of uncontrollable laughter you are left feeling relaxed and very much at peace. As well as the many good feelings that follow laughter. This is important as well, since when working with the Law of Attraction you want to have good feelings. When you have good feelings you know that you are in alignment with what you are wanting. By feeling good, you are helping to consciously manifest your desires. Many of the most spiritual people I know, including many of the sages that I have studied, have a very strong sense of humor. They seem to be laughing a lot more than the average person. I feel that this is not only for the good feelings but also because these people take life less seriously. Notice this next time you study, or are in the presence of, a master. We all...

Key Light Placement – A Guide For Practice

It wasn’t that long ago the I observed a Hollywood cameraman teaching a lighting class at a film school in Aurora, Colorado. The students were working with many lighting kits and larger units of greater intensity. Quite frankly, it was a hodgepodge of confusion. There were many lights set up with no sense of direction or purpose of where the key light should be placed. I assumed some day if I were to teach a class, how would I go about teaching lighting. In order to bring things down to the simplest form, I developed a key light exercise. It involves 13 choices that one could consider before actually setting a light in place. Keep in mind, a light does not have to be more than a floodlight from a hardware store with a 300 watt bulb. Robert Rodriguez used a similar light in his now famous movie, “El Mariachi”. He was a genius at placement of his key light to reach the maximum dramatic value. The 13 choices are also inclusive of modification of the intensity of the light source. Please note, there are many variations of the 13 suggestions that you can create on your own. Let’s assume you are setting lights in an average size room. There is a window to one side. The window does not necessarily affect where the key light is placed. There are two people sitting at a table near the center. 1. Hard light with no diffusion. 2. Hard light source with diffusion a. spun b. opal c. flag with white or black net d. other: (create your own) 3. Reflected...
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