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Time Management – Being Busy Makes Us Better!

Time-Management

It has been a while since I have written anything. This is mainly because this time of year is nuts. Moving back out east for school, rugby training camp, working, trying to find another job, trying to find time to find good articles to share, and finding time to write my own stuff. As much as I complain about being busy I am much more productive now than I am once things start to settle down. Being busy makes me better. A lot of our rookies for rugby find the training schedule daunting. Trying to fit rugby in with school work and other activities around campus. Any vet can tell you though that grades are better during the rugby season because you are forced to manage your time better.  When you have a lot on the go you have to manage your time wisely.  If you have class 8-12, then practice from 4-6, and you work at seven, then you need to get work done in that 12-4 window. That’s the only time you have so you need to use it wisely and you do, because if you don’t it forces you to cut into another activity or your sleep. On the other side of things when rugby season is done and I have a lot more free time I find I’m much less productive. You have 5 hours of free time, you should work on a paper for 2 hours so you give yourself three hours to play video games or go out with friends. Since videos games and friends are better than work that three hours quickly becomes four and that 90 paper becomes a 70 paper.  Without the strict need to manage our time we end up managing it poorly.

Top 10 Time management tips: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/10-ways-improve-your-time-management-skills.html

 

Thanks for reading! I will hopefully be posting more in the future now that things are settling down.

 

Sean

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This should be in every store!

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Have you ever been shopping, casually minding your own busy, exploring what a store has to offer? Then out of the shadows comes a sales associate asking if you want help. Yeah I get that its their job to make sure the costumer happy and looked after, but I’m a grow man and am more than capable of coming to them if I have a question. If only there was a way to show that I’m just browsing and don’t need help from anyone. Oh wait there is! This basket is a simple and yet so genius of an idea to do this.

Before you get the idea that I just like this idea because I hate social interaction with people working retail, I don’t. I’ve worked retail so I know the pains of that side of the equation as well. Therefore I’d like to discuss how great this is from both sides of the counter.

Retail Side

Working retail isn’t the most glamorous job, but I actually really liked interacting with people and helping them out. When people don’t want your help, well it is kind of a waste of time. When you don’t ask a costumer if they need help and they actually do, you feel like you aren’t doing your job. This is a delightful case of a lose-lose situation. Having the ability to know which costumers don’t want help, whatever their reason may be, would be wonderful to allow sales associates to focus their attention on the costumers who want it, and not annoy the costumers who don’t. Overall increasing the enjoyment of the store for all types of costumers.

Costumer Side

There is two types of shopping I do. The first is very task oriented. I know what I need and want to get in and get out quickly. If I know where to find what I need, I need no help at all. If I don’t I’ll find the closest sales associate and ask them where to find it. The second case is where this delightful basket would come into play. If I’m shopping just to kill time, I like to browse. I like to look around the store, absorb lots of information on products and I may or may not decide to purchase something. Most of the time I have no idea what I want, and sales associates aren’t going to be any help with that and frankly just disrupt my shopping for the sake of entertainment. There are times when I find something that I want information on and then sales associates provide a great deal of help for me.

This basket is just a simple tool but could provide a more enjoyable experience for shoppers and make the job of those working in retail significantly easier.

Thanks for reading,

Sean