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going on a news diet
One way to give yourself additional
time is to go on a news diet. But don't
just tune out the news, cut yourself off
completely. Turn off any news feeds on
Block news websites and stop no-
tifications on your laptop and phone.
And delete your Facebook, Twitter and
LinkedIn apps. It's amazing how many
hours consuming news media can take
up: If you spend two hours a day think-
ing about or looking at the news, this
hiatus will give you back 14 hours per
week to maximise your available time
and sharpen your focus.
course, the news diet should be tem-
porary. We all need to stay informed
about what's going on, so only opt out
of the news cycle for short periods of
time while you're trying to get some-
(Adapted from "3 Ways to Get More
Done Right Now," by Kabir Sehgal.)
by focusing on 3
How would you respond to being laid
off or not getting a promotion? Would
regaining your confidence be fairly easy,
or very difficult? Cultivating three traits
can help you become the type of per-
son who rebounds from these types of
• Seeing reality clearly. Resilient peo-
ple have down-to-earth views on the
situations they face. They stare down
even harrowing situations, viewing
them as a way to train themselves in
how to survive hardships.
• Finding meaning in what happens.
People who bounce back devise con-
structs about their suffering to create
some sort of meaning for themselves
• Making do. Overcoming obstacles
means having to improvise a solution
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to a problem when you don't have
what you want.
(Adapted from the Harvard Busi-
ness Review Emotional Intelligence
How to stop that
All of us have known colleagues
who seem unable to let us finish a
sentence. What can you do to stop
the rude behaviour?
Try pre-empting them. Before
you start talking, preview what
you plan to say and stipulate when
it's OK to break in. You might say,
"There are a lot of different pieces
to this explanation, so please bear
with me. I want to tell you the en-
tire story, and then I want to get
your thoughts on specific details."
This type of preview may stop
the interrupter before he starts.
If the interruptions continue,
speak to the person in private.
Give the interrupter the benefit
of the doubt; he may not realise
how his behaviour seems to you.
(Adapted from "How to Handle
Interrupting Colleagues," by Franc-
Create a 'yes list'
to break your
If you really want to break a bad
habit, try creating a "yes list" to
track and review your progress.
Translate your goals into small,
measurable tasks. For example, if
you want to listen better, your task
might be to attend one meeting a
day without your computer and
Write your tasks on a checklist
with a space to mark a daily Y for
yes (if you met your goal) or N for
no (if you didn't). Pin your list
somewhere visible and fill it out
at the end of the day for the next
few weeks. After tracking your
habits, assess whether there are
patterns in all those Y's and N's
that need adjusting.
(Adapted from "Break Bad Hab-
its With a Simple Checklist," by
To reach a big
goal, practice on
Taking on a big personal pro-
ject---writing a book, for exam-
ple---can be daunting. Instead of
tackling it right away, it's best to
work your way up through small-
er, more manageable projects that
involve the same types of tasks as
the larger project.
For example, rather than writing
a book manuscript, try writing a
few short articles.
Doing so will provide
you with opportunities
to hone your writing
skills and learn how the
publishing process works.
These articles will serve
as a microcosm of the
larger process, allowing
you to refine your abili-
ties when the stakes are
lower. And you'll equip
yourself with the skills
and mental prowess you'll
need to tackle the more
(Adapted from "To
Achieve a Major Goal,
First Tackle a Few Small
Ones," by Art Markman.)
The Receiver of the commercial property owned by Chan and Owen Equipment Ser-
vice Company Limited is offering it for sale as follows
Land Area -- Lots 12, 13 and 14) - 14,070 sq. ft. (approximately)
- 12-14 El Socorro Extension Road, San Juan
Single Storey Building
- 1,927 sq. ft. (approximately)
Two Storey Building
- 1,875 sq. ft. (approximately)
Light Industrial Sheds
- 5,793 sq. ft. (approximately)
- 248 sq. ft. (approximately)
Total Space on Main Building
9,843 sq. ft. (approximately)
To obtain a site visit please contact:
Mr. Varune Mungal
c/o Business Recovery and Advisory Services Limited
86, Seventh Street, Barataria
Conditions of Sale
1. Terms of payment are 10% down on acceptance of offer with balance in
ninety (90) days.
2. The Property would be sold on an "As Is Where Is" basis subject to all outstanding
Rates, Taxes and other outgoings.
3. The Receiver does not bind himself to accept the highest or any offer.
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