Stop Giving 110%

Stop Giving 110%

Stop Giving 110%.  

Picture it:  1993.  Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” is the song that proms are made of, and I’m interviewing for a college scholarship in my best dress from the pages of Seventeenmagazine with my hair freshly permed at Great Clips.  My high school guidance counselor is one of the interviewers.

He asks, “What is your best quality?”

I proudly respond, “I give everything 110%.”

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Apochromatik's Holiday Guide: Make this your best holiday season yet

Apochromatik's Holiday Guide: Make this your best holiday season yet

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. 

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How is 2018 going for you?

How is 2018 going for you?

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?

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Tick...tock...tick...tock. Are You Still Looking for Time?

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.

Want another way to save time?  Sign up for the Apochromatik email list and for a limited time receive the Apochromatik Time Tracker download absolutely free.

 

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Make your Most Limited Resource Unlimited: Time Tracking

Make your Most Limited Resource Unlimited: Time Tracking

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.

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Need more time? Find more time every week!

Need more time?  Find more time every week!

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.     

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12 Ways to Invest a Quiet Day in the Office

12 Ways to Invest a Quiet Day in the Office

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.

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Before you take off for the holidays. . . . 

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.

Check out the story here.

 

Time management managing your time?

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. 

 

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