The NSLS News
Letter from the President
Dear Society Member,
Greek philosopher Theophrastus once wrote, “Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.”
In an effort to ensure that you are spending this precious commodity wisely, I want to share a few time management tips I’ve found worked well:
· Plan for interruptions or distractions: Even the most successful leaders get distracted or interrupted eventually, so why not be proactive about it? Schedule time for interruptions, taking breaks or relaxation during the day.
· The first 30: Use the first 30 minutes of each day to plan out your schedule.
· Choose your end goal: Before you tackle anything on your list, whether it be a phone call, school assignment or gym workout, take five minutes to decide and visualize what result you want to achieve. This will aid you in understanding what success looks like before you even start. Then repeat this after each activity, by taking a few minutes to determine whether your desired outcome was achieved.
· Use your attention wisely: Exercise control by not feeling the need to answer text messages and emails simply because they appear. Disconnect any instant messaging apps when it’s time to get work done. Doing this will allow you to remain focused and steadfast on completing the task at hand.
This month, I encourage you to use your time wisely. Plan out your day and be intentional with the items in which you choose to fill your schedule. If performed correctly, you will find free time in your schedule to relax and enjoy valuable time with your friends and family.
The National Society of Leadership and Success
Continue reading below in the Monthly Motivation section for 11 Time Management Tips That Work.
Speaker Broadcasts: Fall 2017 Speaker Broadcast Season Finale
Don’t miss our fourth and final Live Broadcast of the Fall semester this coming Wednesday, November 8th, with New York Times and The Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author Simon Sinek!
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San Juan College Community Service Project
Chapter News: SRJC FIRE RELIEF FUND
In the wake of the massive devastation caused by recent fires in California, it is currently estimated that 540 students, faculty, and staff at Santa Rosa Junior College have lost their homes. With the growing anticipated need for support, the college created the SRJC Fire Relief Fund and is turning to the community to help students, faculty, and staff begin to rebuild their lives. Click here to find out more about the SRJC Fire Relief Fund.
For more information and other ways to help support Northern California fire victims, click here.
― Peter Turla
“Being successful doesn't make you manage your time well. Managing your time well makes you successful!”
― Randy Pausch
By Susan Ward
Time management skills are especially important for small business people, who often find themselves performing many different jobs during the course of a single day. These time management tips will help you increase your productivity and stay cool and collected...