Simplify Your Work Life : Ways to Change the Way You Work So You Have More Time to Live (Reprint)

Simplify Your Work Life : Ways to Change the Way You Work So You Have More Time to Live (Reprint)

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  • 言語 ENG
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Table of Contents

Introduction                                       xiii
One: Cutting back on the amount of time you work
Join the revolution 3 (2)
Cut back to forty hours a week 5 (3)
Cut back to thirty hours a week 8 (4)
Be sure you can see the light at the end of 12 (3)
the tunnel
Leave your briefcase at the office 15 (2)
Stop working weekends 17 (2)
Eliminate your commute 19 (2)
Take your vacation 21 (3)
Take a sabbatical 24 (3)
Take time to think 27 (2)
Decide to do it 29 (6)
Two: Learning to seize time
Get a jump on tomorrow 35 (3)
Learn to schedule carefully 38 (3)
Put an extra day into your vacation schedule 41 (2)
Double your estimate 43 (3)
Use phone technology to your advantage 46 (4)
Be selective in giving out your e-mail address 50 (3)
Eliminate the junk 53 (2)
Minimize the paper glut 55 (4)
Learn to grasp information quickly 59 (3)
Get organized 62 (4)
Handle it once 66 (4)
Learn basic computer troubleshooting skills 70 (5)
Use the internet consciously 75 (2)
Learn to make the right decisions quickly 77 (4)
Go through the doors 81 (6)
Three: Being more productive
Eliminate the distractions 87 (3)
Bring your full attention to your work 90 (2)
Use a timer 92 (3)
Take your lunch break 95 (3)
When you're in overwhelm, stop 98 (2)
Walk around the block 100 (3)
Work with an inner smile 103 (3)
Laugh right out loud 106 (3)
Stop procrastinating 109 (4)
Emply all your senses 113 (3)
Daydream with intention 116 (2)
Take a nap 118 (2)
Give yourself a thump 120 (4)
Put your subconscious mind to work for you 124 (3)
Get a life 127 (4)
Four: Being more effective with people
Speak up 131 (2)
Learn these boundary-setting guidelines 133 (4)
Figure out why you say yes 137 (3)
Ask people not to ask you before they ask you 140 (2)
Work effectively with your boss 142 (3)
Work effectively with your staff 145 (2)
Work effectively with your peers 147 (3)
Zip up 150 (3)
Write it before you say it 153 (2)
Breathe into it 155 (6)
Five: Being more efficient with your money
Understand the importance of living within 161 (5)
your means
Figure out your monthly after-tax income 166 (5)
Understand the law of diminishing returns 171 (3)
Develop a basic understanding of the tax laws 174 (5)
Appreciate the time value of money 179 (4)
Pay yourself first 183 (3)
Build a contingency fund and a college 186 (4)
education fund
Know how much house you can afford 190 (4)
Consider moving to a smaller home 194 (4)
Avoid consumer debt and debt consolidation 198 (5)
Become a conscious consumer 203 (4)
Set up a simple investment plan 207 (6)
Learn to work the numbers 213 (4)
Don't touch the principal 217 (4)
Figure out other ways to add to your principal 221 (2)
Put it all together 223 (6)
Six: Changing the way you work
Find a worker-friendly environment 229 (4)
Consider the options 233 (4)
Create your own options 237 (3)
Look at what companies are doing to be 240 (3)
flexible
Sell your boss on telecommuting 243 (4)
Make sure you're suited to work at home 247 (4)
Decide if you can afford to work 251 (3)
Start your own business 254 (4)
Find a coach 258 (7)
Seven: Changing the way you think about work
Understand how we got here 265 (5)
Consider the insanity 270 (2)
Rethink your belief system 272 (3)
Reinvent yourself 275 (3)
Imagine your ideal work life 278 (3)
Follow the wish of your heart 281 (2)
Don't let anyone tell you it can't be done 283 (4)
Take the leap 287 (5)
If not now, when? 292 (3)
Acknowledgments 295