Holiday Hangover

February 16, 2009

Hands up who’s struggling to get back to their real life routines after the school holidays. It can’t be just me, surely! After spending a week with my folks over Christmas, we were back home for 10 days, then off again for two weeks at the beach in our caravan. Then it was seven days [...]

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Preparing for tax time

June 30, 2008

Today is the last day of the financial year in Australia. That means it’s time to start thinking about taxes. Ugh. Do you have all your paperwork ready to go for this year? Is it a simple matter of grabbing a file and handing it to your accountant or plugging in some numbers yourself? No? [...]

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Everyone can learn to be organised

June 10, 2008

Do you think people are born organised or that everyone can learn to be organised? Last week in GTD Times there was a post discussing research showing that intelligence is not a fixed attribute (Expandable Intelligence: the Effort Effect and Learning How to be Organized | GTD Times). Rather it is something that can be [...]

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Getting things done – Book review

May 16, 2008

Getting things done (GTD) has become somewhat of an obsession with many people wanting to achieve goals, bring dreams to reality or to simply get things done. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen is the “instruction manual” for GTD. “This book offers powerful, practical strategies for vastly increasing your organisation, [...]

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Setting goals

May 7, 2008

Last week in Keeping track of goals I listed some goals that I have been inspired to set since I started blogging. Making a list of goals is an important first step, but how do we go about achieving them? Before going any further, there are a number of characteristics that a goal should have [...]

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Keeping track of goals

May 4, 2008

Since I started blogging only a few short weeks ago, I’ve been inspired by a number of other bloggers to make some commitments to myself. Mostly they are to do with our family living more simply. Some of the things we had already started. Some others are ones I had thought about but never put [...]

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