The holidays are upon us! With the combination of work parties, family activities, and an expanded to do list, it can be easy to consider December another challenge to get through. Instead, we’ve rounded up some of our resources on the holidays, both articles that have quoted us as experts, and our own blog posts that can help you end December with deepened work relationships, having advanced your career, and with time and energy left for your most important relationships. So make yourself some cocoa and take a few minutes to learn how to make December a season to cherish rather than endure.Read More
If your check engine light comes on in your car do you go on YouTube, buy some self help books, check with friends, ignore it as long as you can, and eventually take it apart in the evening after work in your garage? Or, do you call your mechanic or car dealership to run a diagnostic? The vast majority of us don’t have the technical skill to troubleshoot modern cars...but do we have the technical skills to troubleshoot our career and personal goals?Read More
Last week Keith R. Sbiral encouraged action by discussing the Apochromatik Time Tracker. This week we flash back to a February blog post by Amy M. Gardner also discussing time and why tracking it helps you find more of it. You can read that post by clicking below.
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Do you have enough time in your day? Your week? Did you accomplish all of your goals last year? Apochromatik has some exciting news that we will be announcing in the coming months related to this…but in the meantime, we want to briefly talk about how busy we all are. And because you are busy, I’m going to make this post a really short 3 minute read.Read More
Many offices will be quieter tomorrow due to Good Friday. If you’ll be working, here are 12 ways to invest a quiet day in the office. Follow our tips and you’ll start the second quarter on Monday in much better shape than if you resort to the call of cat videos.
Do you procrastinate? This week’s Apochromatik Video of the Week, “Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator” features Tim Urban in a relatable and funny Ted Talk about why we procrastinate and what it can cost us.
OK, so that title isn’t 100% accurate – you have 10,080 minutes per week whether you follow our advice to track your time or not. But hear me out.
You may already need to keep track of your time for your job, maybe even in 6-minute increments. But what about when you aren’t at work? And what about all those things you do during the day that don’t get recorded? Tracking all of your time for a week can help you figure out where your 1,440 minutes per day, 168 hours per week are going. Armed with that knowledge, you can evaluate whether you’re investing your time the way you want to and the way you need to in order to achieve your goals. Later, I’ll explain just how to do this. But first, why it’s worth the effort.Read More
Forget 12 drummers drumming. Here are 12 ways to make the most of a quiet day in the office.
As you look forward to the next few weeks, you may plan to be in the office on what is likely to be a quiet day. Whether you have intentionally planned ahead to be in the office when others are out, or just need to be in, a quiet day in the office can be an opportunity to wrap up 2017 and start off 2018 in great shape. So before you fall down the rabbit hole of the internet, realize it’s 5:00 p.m. and you have wasted the one day you could be assured of hearing yourself think, here are twelve ideas to make the most of a quiet day in the office.Read More
Apochromatik’s Keith R. Sbiral's advice was recently featured in this Monster.com post about things to do now to set yourself up for success when you return to work after the holidays. The advice applies whether you’re lucky enough to have a long break or just a long weekend.
Perpetually late? Apochromatik's Amy M. Gardner provides advice in this article on 15 hacks that will make you on time.
Check it out and let us know what you think! If time management or tardiness are holding you back and stressing you out, Apochromatik can help you go from crazed to calm.