How to use your time wisely to prioritize your goals?

How to use your time wisely to prioritize your goals?

Mar 1, 2017

Article Written by : Debt Declaration Many people have a long list of goals, but find it hard to reach these goals as they lack productivity. Here are some tips that will help you prioritize your goals and use your time wisely. Write everything down – List down the routine daily tasks that you have to handle plus the longer term projects assigned to you. Avoid only concentrating on tasks that are assigned by others. Organize by time horizon – Do this by dividing your list into three-time categories: Career aims – These are long term goals that are as long as five Objectives – These are your professional goals that span between three months to two years. Targets – Create action steps to add to guide you through your day. Rank your objectives – Look at what you want to do and what is best for you. Avoid considering what other people expect of you as these needs will be distinctively different from your needs. Rank your targets – Your targets are your action steps. They fall into two categories; these are enabling targets, which are targets assigned by you and assigned targets, which are those that have directed to you by others. Estimate how you spend your time –Once you have ranked your objectives and targets, assign them with specific timelines and how often you intend to work on them during the day or...

7 Ways to save money on vacation meals

You may be surprised to know that your vacation meals, can cost you more than your airfare. Here are some simple ways to cut costs on vacation meals. Cook for yourself – Book a hotel that offers a kitchenette or a mini fridge. Always eat breakfast in your room. You can stop at any supermarket and pick up some essentials, like fruit, cereal, milk, disposable plates and spoons. Eat 2 meals instead of 3 – When you’re on holiday you’re usually off your daily routine. Most days will be late starts, so have brunch and opt for an early supper at 5pm. Stock up on healthy snacks – Fresh fruit, crackers, cheese, nuts, water and milk are easy snacks to carry in your bag. Share your meals – Most restaurants serve large portions, use this to order a main and an entree and split it. If you’re travelling with children, ask the restaurant if they have a children’s menu. Look for cafes – Small cafes will provide a wide range of breakfasts, sandwiches and healthy smoothies at reasonable prices. Book a hotel that includes breakfast buffets – Breakfast buffets at a hotel usually have a variety of breakfast dishes plus a few mains. This is ideal for an early brunch. Happy hour – Many bars and pubs have happy hour from 3.30pm – 5.30pm. These happy hour offers are not only for drinks, they also include pub food such as pies, fish and chips and...

Visualize Your Way Through Your Job Interview

Visualize Your Way Through Your Job Interview

Oct 28, 2014

Visualize Your Way Through Your Job Interview Written by Dr. Eric Amidi. Getting an interview for your dream job is incredibly exciting but it can also be extremely stressful. Having a chance at a career path you want is a golden opportunity which also means that there is plenty of pressure to not “blow it” during the interview process. In fact, the stress of the job interview frequently sinks people who would otherwise be perfect fits for the position. So how can you move beyond the stress of a major job interview and put yourself in a position to succeed? The most important thing to do is to believe that you are destined to succeed. Going into an interview with positive energy radiating out of you is a great way to impress a potential new boss. They will receive this energy and believe that you are the type of person who should have the position. You can achieve this by visualizing the results of your successful job interview. Think about receiving the offer letter and accepting, or about going into the job for your first day at work. If you believe that this is what will happen, you will be in a place to take the steps necessary to make this happen. Remember that you were already selected from countless candidates just to be interviewed — they are already interested in you. By reflecting this interest and projecting it as a belief that are destined to have this job you are simply reaffirming the decision of the hiring manager to speak with you. Dr. Eric Amidi is a renowned physicist who used artificial neural networks as part of the team that discovered the Top Quark. This background helps Eric Amidi understand the connection between the mind and...

Take Control of Your Financial Well-Being

Take Control of Your Financial Well-Being

Oct 14, 2014

Written by Dr. Eric Amidi.   Financial problems can create tension and conflict in any household. It’s easy to become weighed down with financial worries and overburdened with stress. In fact, what most people don’t realize is that these negative thoughts are not only draining but they serve to amplify their problems. As detailed in my book “The Secret Behind The Secret,” you can change your financial situation through the power of positive thinking.   “Positive thinking” means truly focusing your thoughts into the acquisition of money in the future rather than your current situation. When people say they are thinking about their finances, this usually means that they are thinking about their lack of money. This sort of negative thought process will not help you to change your financial situation. Instead, you need to concentrate on the positive aspects of having money and what that can do for you and your family. This creates a better platform for beneficial financial situations to occur.     If you have had financial problems recently, it’s also important to develop a better relationship with money if you want your positive thoughts to translate into success. It’s important to remember that money is a form of energy and how you feel about it will impact its relationship with you. If you want money to start working for you and come to you, it’s important that you have a strong relationship with it. You need to let go of any past issues where money — or a lack of money — has caused you pain in your life.   Eric Amidi is a Quantum Physicist who helped to discover the Top Quark with the team at Fermi National Laboratories. Dr. Eric Amidi is an expert in how neural networks can help the brain to...

Follow-Up OpEd: The Achievement Gap In Math And Sciences

Follow-Up OpEd: The Achievement Gap In Math And Sciences

Dec 29, 2010

Writing an op-ed feels a lot like driving through a tunnel. You travel in a direct line and focus on only one destination. This is because an op-ed is often 650 words or less, leaving little room for excursions beyond the main point. The downside to having this singular focus is that you sometimes miss important parts of a story – not only in what you write down but also in how you think and gather information about a topic. This happened to me last Friday, when Newsday published a piece of mine called “U.S. should hail young scientists.” The piece was motivated by a recent UNESCO report on the state of science around the world. The report found that in light of the recent economic downturn, traditional powerhouses have slowed their investments in education and R&D. Emerging economies have taken advantage of the situation. They have increased their level of R&D investment and been able create new opportunities for technological advancement. This imbalanced activity is putting US prowess in peril. UNESCO found, for example, that China is overtaking the U.S. and Europe in terms of number of working scientists and science PhDs. My article began with the statement: “Long Island is on the front lines of keeping America technologically competitive.” I talked about 3 recent winners of the national Siemens Competition in math, science and technology who were Long Island high school students and cited the history of science fair winners in some Long Island schools. In the 2010 Intel science fair (which is the largest and most competitive pre-college science competition in the world), about 20% of the semi-finalists were Long Island students. In the article I also talked about two Garden City educators whose are being recognized for their work to teach chemistry to special education students. The point of the article was meant to be a positive one. We often hear about the US losing the science and technological race to places like China and India. In our alarm, it is easy to overlook the fact that mentors, educators, parents and students themselves are putting out great effort and achieving a lot on the local level to create the young scientists of...