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A Note From Julie
Julie Baird, The Grade Coach
Well, the big event this week was the Shop for a Cure event in Worcester, Mass.
So... picture me getting all my stuff organized. Finding the perfect layout to showcase my new products; working out where my shiny new personalized pens would go.... Then I have to work out what to wear! - remember I am still struggling to get into most of my clothes after shoulder surgery. Finally I decide on a nice orange sweater in honor of Fall. Imagine how I felt when I showed up and EVERYONE else is in pink.

It was definitely a "duh" moment!

The Grade Coach on The RoadThe event itself was great fun - disappointingly quiet due to the sunniest day New England had seen for a month, coupled with a big Patriots game on! Ah, can't win them all.

However it was not a waste of time. I did meet some great people (Hi to my new readers!) and got a bunch of writing done in quiet moments.

To try and raise even more money for the Susan G.Komen Foundation I am extending my one time only offer that I had on Sunday to all my readers. See details below.

This week’s article covers the dangers of wasting time. I could easily have spent the afternoon on Sunday just whiling away the time. Instead I used the time to write articles for my newsletter and blog. Are you a time waster? What ctivities suck you in without you realizing? (Facebook anyone?)

I hope you enjoy this week’s newsletter

Wishing you happiness & success
Julie Baird
The Grade Coach


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Are You A Big Waster?

by juliebaird on October 28, 2009

So how do you feel about time? Is it something endless that you can spend how ever you want? Or is it a precious resource that you need to spend wisely?

There are only 24 hours in every day, and until science backs up science fiction, we are stuck with making decisions on how we spend that time.

By being careful about how you spend your time, it gives you freedom. Freedom to choose leisure time. If you waste time, those choices disappear.

To see just how much time you are “wasting”, try these simple techniques

  1. Allocate a set amount of time to each activity – this makes you consider how long you want to spend on it.
  2. Use a timer – set it to go off and actually stop when it goes off
  3. Decide how much time is needed to finish the activity if necessary
  4. Set the timer again
  5. Use this knowledge to tighten up on how you spend your time in some of the more dangerous areas.

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