Refreshing plans for 2018

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably reassessing what’s going on in your life right now and making plans for a better year in 2018.

Funny how starting a new year gets you thinking about setting goals or making plans to improve your life in some way.

If you’re planning some new projects for 2018, check out Everyday Project Management for an easy-to-understand introduction to project management.

 

If you’re thinking about lifting your game at work to a new level of performance, you’ll find the workshop-in-a-book inside Everyday Productivity full of ideas to help you make that a reality.

 

If this is the year you’ve decided to get control of your finances, Everyday Money Mangement is the money management strategy you’re looking for.

 

 


Peter Mulraney is the author of the Everyday Business Skills series.

Project management secrets.

The secret to project management is working out what you have to do before you start doing it.

Everyday_Project_Man_Cover_for_KindleHow many times, when you were starting on a problem solving task, have you launched yourself into solution mode instead of analysing the problem, only to regret your haste later?

When you rush into a job, you often realise, after you’ve committed to one course of action, that there are other and better ways you could be doing it. Sometimes, you even discover that you’re working on a solution to the wrong problem. Continue reading “Project management secrets.”

The rule of three

The idea for this week’s post comes from Bob Baker, who is the guru of guerrilla marketing for authors and book publishers, so you can probably guess why I know about him.

Bob suggests we limit ourselves to three big goals for the year, instead of overwhelming ourselves with a long list of resolutions as we embark on the new year.

He suggests that once we have our three goals, we can draw up a plan of action, using the rule of three, to break down what needs to be done to achieve those goals into manageable steps. What the project management people call ‘chunking’. Yes, I do project management in other parts of my life – and it comes in handy when you’re writing and publishing your own books. Continue reading “The rule of three”