Effectively Researching a Topic

Ever need to determine if someone you’ve outsourced is pulling your leg? A great way to fact-check is to use the awesome power of Wikipedia.com

This website is a great free resource on pretty much everything, ever. The best part is that it is community checked for validity. Anything added on there must have its source cited, and can be contested by the community at large. Unlike a large printed book, this means Wikipedia is a living document with all the knowledge you could ever want directly at your fingertips.

 

Another great thing about it is that it interlinks with other pages relevant to the topic you are reading about. For example, if you want to read about horses, and you see something about horse shoes in the article, it will often have a link right there for more information on horse shoes. It’s quite possibly the most time effective way to learn about a topic and get a “whole-picture” view of what is really going on.

Keeping Your Tech Up to Date

The hardest thing about technology is keeping it up to date. If you’re on Windows, you’re probably familiar with Windows updates. It is a terrible hurdle to effective time management to turn on your computer and realize that you’ve got to wait for 72 updates to install.

Another hard thing about technology is it can break in so many ways. Your hard drive might fail, your router may die, or your server could crash. Personally I use the fellas over at Computer BITS for all of my technology needs. They’re great at helping you manage your software updates (so they don’t ruin your flow) and getting stuff fixed. You can find them easily through google by searching computer repair murfreesboro tn. Let them know Personal Development Partners sent you!

Time Management

Time management seems complex, but it’s not. Take it back to the core of what time management is, and you come up with 2 things:

1) Deciding what to do

2) Doing it.

It’s really a very simple and basic concept, but we get inundated with so many things in our daily lives that this simple task can be monumental. Instead of having 1 thing to do, we have 27. This changes the question from “What do I do” to “What do I do first?”

The main objective to managing your time better is answering this question.