In a recent book, the author presented us with some simple and easy to use worksheets that are worth perusing. For those of you who are interested in improving your career prospects or getting ahead in life, this will be a valuable resource. First, we’ll look at the basic skills that are covered in this book and what they involve.
Be sure to study these skills and see if you can understand them. You may need to move on to another worksheet for additional information. You might also need to consult an expert if you are not sure.
The life skills that are discussed in this book are: avoiding impulsive spending; planning ahead; working in groups and using initiative; making decisions; setting goals; organizing; managing time; negotiating; staying calm and balanced; time management;, and motivation. The book lists each life skill in a list or table. All of these are easily explained and can be practiced easily by beginning students. Another worksheet that is covered in this book includes: organizational skills; time management; team building; communication skills; decision-making skills; time management; goal setting; organizing skills;, and management skills. All of these are easy to practice and explain well in the book.
The first worksheet that is discussed in the book deals with time management. It is one of the basic life skills that can be practiced. This worksheet requires that students be honest with themselves about their time management skills.
Being honest with yourself is a very important factor when it comes to management skills. It is best to get in the habit of keeping detailed records of all tasks that you accomplish each day, even if you believe you do not have enough time to accomplish them.
When writing down all of your small tasks, write down each task as clearly as possible. Get in the habit of making sure that you complete all of your tasks within a time frame that you originally planned for. This will help you avoid wasting time and work when you are attempting to accomplish a larger task.
In the book, the author tells students that when dealing with a small project, a business manager should take on an executive attitude. He or she should always consider how the task will affect the whole company and not just the individual project. For example, he or she would not be considered a poor manager for not completing a project because the individual project was not the company’s top priority.
Remember that the more you have control over a situation, the better you will perform. If you have personal issues that are blocking you from doing your job, that is an indicator that you are in fact blocking yourself from achieving your goals. Remember that you can improve your situation by making a plan to address the issues that you are having.