Back Up Your Computer Without Thinking

If you’ve ever had a computer crash, the first thought that comes into your mind is, “Yikes!  When was the last time I backed up my computer?”    The answer almost always is, “Not recently enough”, or worse yet, “Never”.

Thanks to the Internet, you never have to ask yourself that question again.  You can back up your computer to the so-called “cloud” and stop worrying.

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Put In The Big Rocks First

Do you find yourself scrambling for time?  Do you often think, “I have plenty of time to do this,” then end up rushing at the last minute to finish up?   Do you frequently arrive late because you delayed getting ready but then time got away from you?

Steven Covey, author of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”, tells a story in one of his other books which appears in many places on the Internet.  (I took this version from http://food.unl.edu/web/fnh/big-rocks-first).

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Out-of-the-Armoire Thinking

Sometimes I wish I could hire myself.

Don’t get me wrong.  I use the same organizing principles and techniques in my own home that I teach my clients.  What I can’t bring to my own situation, however, is objectivity and a fresh look.

As a result, I tend to get stuck in outmoded thinking.  Here’s an example.

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Time Is A Zero-Sum Game

Four weeks ago, we adopted a dog.  Taffy is a 4-year old chihuahua mix.  She is an adorable love sponge, soaking in as much love and attention as we are willing to dish out, and then splashing it right back at us.

She has also required me to revisit my carefully calibrated habits.

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