Thursday, September 16, 2010

Try Something New to Save Time!

Your time is important. So you want to do all that you can to use it wisely, because once it's gone, it's gone. So here's a bright idea... try something new using your technology.

Seriously! Try reading the instruction manual for your smartphone--which, by the way, you purchased to help you be more organized. Or... how about actually visiting the manufacturer's web site of your smartphone to find new software updates and releases that may further your productivity.  I'm almost certain that you will find several time management applications already on your phone that you didn't know were there and/or have ever used.

I had my Blackberry two years before I realized that I can actually go online and upgrade all the software to look and feel like the brand new blackberry that a friend had just purchased. Keep in mind that the body of your phone may get old and rusty, but the computer software it uses is upgradeable. More importantly, those tasks that used to take 3 steps now only took one.

Here's another time saving technical thought... sync all of your calendars! When you are managing multiple calendars (phone, computer, desk) and having to re-enter data from one to the other, you're wasting more of your valuable time.

There are lots of great ways to save some of your valuable time for more useful occasions, look for new ways--using technology-- to help you save.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Remember when you gave the answer to your parents.."because they said I should" Well who is they, they have too much power.. Take a Time out with The Coach and find out how to get the power back....Get off the Bench

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Achieving Athletic Excellence

Mark "The Speaker Man" Wiggins
Almost 100 students will participate in the Achieving Athletic Excellence Conference to be held in Sterling, VA on September 25, 2010. The goal is to address some of the basic life skills needed for student-athletes to excel in their sport and their studies. The students will also hear valuable presentations to prepare them for college on the topics of NCAA Eligibility Requirements and SAT preparation.

The featured speaker, Mark Wiggins, is a former student-athlete, University of Alabama-Huntsville Hall of Fame Basketball Player, Entrepreneur, Published Author, International Motivational Speaker, and now resident of Loudoun County for almost 20 years.

“The student‐athlete has to juggle two separate roles and two separate sets of responsibilities—all while discovering who they are as individuals beyond athletics,” says Wiggins. “This lifestyle can create pressures or stresses that many students are not aware exist. While the athlete may possess a few more tools in their tool box to deal with these issues, most have not be trained or taught how to use them outside of their sport.”

Students will be able to work with their peers from other schools to develop action plans for improving a positive athletic culture in the school system.

“Our main objective is for students to leave the conference with the fundamental information needed to transform from the student athlete of today into the future leader of tomorrow,” states Sharon A. Myers, Executive Director of Moovin4ward Presentations. 

The event will be held at the Springhill Suites by Marriott hotel in Sterling, VA and is hosted by the MTXE Foundation and Moovin4ward Presentations.
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