The Achiever Newsletter
Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World
In the past year, the AchieveMax® team has received an unusually high number of requests for training, consulting, and keynote presentations in two areas — time management and stress management. This subject matter material has been available to the business world for decades, but it seems to be experiencing a strong and rapid rejuvenation in light of increasing pressures in all areas of our lives.
For decades we've been asked to "do more with less!" (time, money, people and resources). More recently we've been asked to "do even more with even less!" Many people feel they're being asked to "do everything with nothing!" At this rate, we'll soon be told to "just do it!"
In the 24/7 world of today, our home has become a branch office and our office often substitutes for home. Thank goodness for the following innovations that have emerged to help us cope with the time and stress pressures that seem to grow faster than we can cope with them. Take a moment to think about the amount of time and energy you save by utilizing e-mail, your fax, cell phone, pager, PalmPilot, Intranet, Internet, e-tickets, CD-RW, laser jet, e-learning, DVDs, wireless PCs, video conferencing, global positioning satellite, and the Concorde. Whew! Do you feel relieved and appreciative or even more stressed by the trials and tribulations brought on by new technologies and the challenge to master each?
Consider the fact that technology is changing, the workplace is changing, competition is changing, customer demand is changing, products and services are changing, international relations are changing, and government regulations are changing. Are you changing? Is your workforce changing? If not, how can you possibly hope to cope with the enormous amount of change taking place in your world?
Even though you probably have less time than ever before, it is necessary that you take the time to discover what changes need to occur in your personal and business life. Once you've established that critical step, you must then concentrate on how to create those changes. Where do you find this strategic information? Is there any one resource that provides us everything we need to know? Obviously not. Therefore, you'd better consider a plan to take advantage of all available resources which would include benchmarking other individuals and organizations, magazines, books, newspapers, television, radio, the Internet, e-learning, seminars, consultants, and anywhere else you can obtain information to aid you in your quest to achieve balance in an unbalanced world.
Publication Date: Fall 2001
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