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The worlds #1 tool, a todo list

Do you frequently feel overwhelmedUsing Your To-Do Lists, we its ok you’ve come to the right place.

Different people use To-Do Lists in different ways in different situations: if you are in a sales-type role, a good way of motivating yourself is to keep your list relatively short and aim to complete it every day.

In an operational role, or if tasks are large or dependent on too many other people, then it may be better to keep one list and ‘chip away’ at it.

It may be that you carry unimportant jobs from one To-Do List to the next. You may not be able to complete some very low priority jobs for several months. Only worry about this if you need to, and if you are running up against a deadline for them, raise their priority on your list.

If you have not used To-Do Lists before, try them now: using them is one of the most important things you can do to become really productive and efficient, please I beg you, it’s will make life a whole lot Easier.

Key Points: I know some people are busy so I summarized my post at the start here

Prioritized To-Do Lists are fundamentally important to efficient work. If you use To-Do Lists, you will ensure that:

-You remember to carry out all necessary tasks.
You tackle the most important jobs first, and do not waste time on trivial tasks.
You do not get stressed by a large number of unimportant jobs.
To draw up a Prioritized To-Do List. Mark the importance of the task next to it, with a priority from A (very important) to F (unimportant). Redraft the list into this order of importance.

-Now carry out the jobs at the top of the list first. These are the most important, most beneficial tasks to complete. by the amount of work you have to do? Do you face a constant barrage of looming deadlines? Or do you sometimes just forget to do something important, so that people have to chase you to get work done?

-All of these are symptoms of not keeping a proper “To-Do List”. To-Do Lists are prioritized lists of all the tasks that you need to carry out. They list everything that you have to do, with the most important tasks at the top of the list, and the least important tasks at the bottom.

-While this sounds a simple thing to do, it’s when people start to use To-Do Lists properly that they often make their first personal productivity/time management breakthrough, and start to make a real success of their careers.

-By keeping a To-Do List, you make sure that you capture all of the tasks you have to complete in one place. This is essential if you’re not going to forget things. And by prioritizing work, you plan the order in which you’ll do things, so you can tell what needs your immediate attention, and what you can quietly forget about until much, much later. This is essential if you’re going to beat work overload. Without To-Do Lists, you’ll seem dizzy, unfocused and unreliable to the people around you. With To-Do Lists, you’ll be much better organized, and will seem much more reliable. This is very important!

In detail for the people that care to read it all, thank you!

Preparing a To-Do List

Start by writing down all of the tasks that you need to complete, and if they are large, break them down into their component elements. If these still seem large, break them down again. Do this until you have listed everything that you have to do, this shouldn’t take long buddy, and until tasks will take no more than 1-2 hours to complete. This may be a huge and intimidating list, but our next step makes it manageable!

Next, run through these jobs allocating priorities from A (very important, or very urgent) to F (unimportant, or not at all urgent). If too many tasks have a high priority, run through the list again and demote the less important ones. Once you have done this, rewrite the list in priority order.

You will then have a precise plan that you can use to eliminate the problems you face. You will be able to tackle these in order of importance or urgency. This allows you to separate important jobs from the many time-consuming trivial ones. I’m a geniuses right, is so simple!

Using Your To-Do Lists

Different people use To-Do Lists in different ways in different situations….ok: if you are in a sales-type role, a good way of motivating yourself is to keep your list relatively short and aim to complete it every day.

In an operational role, or if tasks are large or dependent on too many other people, then it may be better to keep one list and ‘chip away’ at it.

It may be that you carry unimportant jobs from one To-Do List to the next. You may not be able to complete some very low priority jobs for several months. Only worry about this if you need to, and if you are running up against a deadline for them, raise their priority on your list.

If you have not used To-Do Lists before, try them now this instant. using it is one of the most important things you can do to become really productive and efficient.

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Truthful review of inherit the wind


Inherit the Wind Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee wrote Inherit the Wind as a response to the threat to intellectual freedom presented by the anti-communist hysteria of the McCarthy era. Lawrence and Lee used the Scopes Trial, then safely a generation in the past, as a
vehicle for exploring a climate of anxiety and anti- intellectualism that existed in 1950.

Inherit the Wind does not purport to be a historically accurate depiction of the Scopes trial. The stage directions set the time as “Not long ago.” Place names and names of trial participants have been changed. Lawrence and Lee created several fictional characters,
including a fundamentalist preacher and his daughter, who in the play is the fiancé of John Scopes. Henry
Drummond is less cynical and biting than the Darrow of Dayton that the Drummond character was based upon.
Scopes, a relatively minor figure in the real drama at Dayton, becomes Bertram Cates, a central figure in the
play, who is arrested while teaching class, thrown in jail, burned in effigy, and taunted by a fire-snorting preacher.
William Jennings Bryan, Matthew Harrison Brady in the play, is portrayed as an almost comical fanatic who dramatically dies of a heart attack while attempting to deliver his summation in a chaotic courtroom. The
townspeople of fictional Hillsboro are far more frenzied, mean-spirited, and ignorant than were the real denizens
of Dayton.

Nonetheless, Lawrence and Lee did draw heavily from the Scopes trial. A powerful Darrow condemnation of
anti-intellectualism, an exchange between Darrow and Judge Raulston that earned Darrow a contempt citation,
and portions of the Darrow examination of Bryan are lifted nearly verbatim from the actual trial transcript.

Although Lawrence and Lee completed Inherit the Wind in 1950, the play did not open until January 10, 1955. The Broadway cast included Paul Muni as Henry Drummond, Ed Begley as Matthew Harrison Brady, and
Tony Randall as E. K. Hornbeck (H. L. Mencken). The play received rave reviews and was a box office success. Nathan Douglas and Harold Smith wrote the play into a screen script in 1960. The Douglas and Smith screenplay differs from the stage version in several respects, most
notably perhaps in its downplaying of some academic and theological points, and its playing up of the trial’s circus

A made-for-TV rewrite of the 1960 Stanley Kramer movie ran on NBC in 1988. In this Inherit the Wind
adaptation, Jason Robards played Darrow, Kirk Douglas
played Bryan, and Darren McGavin played Mencken. The TV rewrite departed in only minor respects from the plot of the earlier Hollywood

I encourage you to read this play 4 times and learn about the scope trials.

If believe in yourself read this

Every person should start there day with a rehearsal of reading this poem. This poem should guide you, and motivate you to be the best you can. It with teach you a lessons that can enlighten you as a individual, for this poem mean something different to everyone.

IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream – and not make dreams your
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools: If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’ If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
‘ Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!


How never fear anything again using visualization

Sometimes we are not able to change our environment to manage stress – this may be the case where we do not have the power to change a situation, or where we are about to give an important performance. Imagery is a useful skill for relaxing in these situations.

Imagery is a potent method of stress reduction, especially when combined with physical relaxation methods such as deep breathing.

You will be aware of how particular environments can be very relaxing, while others can be intensely stressful. The principle behind the use of imagery in stress reduction is that you can use your imagination to recreate and enjoy a situation that is very relaxing. The more intensely you imagine the situation, the more relaxing the experience will be.

This sounds unlikely. In fact, the effectiveness of imagery can be shown very effectively if you have access to biofeedback equipment. By imagining a pleasant and relaxing scene (which reduces stress) you can objectively see the measured stress in your body reduce. By imagining an unpleasant and stressful situation, you can see the stress in your body increase. This very real effect can be quite alarming when you see it happen the first time!

    Using the Tool:

Imagery in Relaxation

One common use of imagery in relaxation
is to imagine a scene, place or event that you remember as safe, peaceful, restful, beautiful and happy. You can bring all your senses into the image with, for example, sounds of running water and birds, the smell of cut grass, the taste of cool white wine, the warmth of the sun, etc. Use the imagined place as a retreat from stress and pressure.

Scenes can involve complex images such as lying on a beach in a deserted cove. You may “see” cliffs, sea and sand around you, “hear” the waves crashing against rocks, “smell” the salt in the air, and “feel” the warmth of the sun and a gentle breeze on your body. Other images might include looking at a mountain view, swimming in a tropical pool, or whatever you want. You will be able to come up with the most effective images for yourself.

Other uses of imagery in relaxation involve creating mental pictures of stress flowing out of your body, or of stress, distractions and everyday concerns being folded away and locked into a padlocked chest.

Imagery in Preparation and Rehearsal

You can also use imagery in rehearsal before a big event, allowing you to run through the event in your mind.

Aside from allowing you to rehearse mentally, imagery also allows you to practice in advance for anything unusual that might occur, so that you are prepared and already practiced in handling it. This is a technique used very commonly by top sports people, who learn good performance habits by repeatedly rehearsing performances in their imagination. When the unusual eventualities they have rehearsed using imagery occur, they have good, pre-prepared, habitual responses to them.

Imagery also allows you to pre-experience achievement of your goals, helping to give you the self-confidence you need to do something well. This is another technique used by successful athletes.

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Washington monument

As I look up I see the tallest freestanding stone structure at 555 ft. They’re doesn’t seem to be any ugly perspectives of the massive rock. Since the landmark was built in 1884 it has been thought many earthquakes and hurricanes, one of the largest occurring in 1897 at a 5.9 shake. In 1999, the city was flooding and the stairwells/elevators where filled with puddles inside the monument. The building is currently being repaired this summer, for now it’s only a stunning view from below




The much needed venting

Here stands before you a lady, in fact it’s your mother. The moments you have together are suppose to be precious, that is because you may not see her again for a long time. She is condemned with the moodiness from her illness bipolar. Although you love her very much, you also indulge her manpulation and moods . But thats not all, to increase the stress your already dealing with: you are forced to put up with her, for she is your only parent and family. This in fact will bother you at most times, but for the most part it’s settled and excused from your memory. Most of the time spent at each of your meetings aren’t spent preciously, they are spent with manipulative lies and sad story’s from the days of your mother. Each visit has a different recipes, but at the end you are sure to have many repeating feeling; exhaustion, depression, and frustration. That feel may stay for hours to days depending on the meeting. In fact, because of these visits you developed a after effect personality from the out come of these meetings that makes you lose interest in having feelings. This may be a bit confusing, you don’t feel sad or angry or even happy. You may say blank or apthy, but in fact you believe this mood is a feel that is one unknown to others. This feeling is not a high or a low. It is almost a feeling that is learnt from a robot. This is how you deal with you stress and pains from your visit.

Before the meetings there is a intense outer happiness, this expression unintentional masks the anxiety and frustrated pumping heart that lays deep inside you. The beating of the heart is always a sign of stress or excitement, some like to believe it is your second brain. Once you meet her you are greeted, you stare in to your mothers brown eyes and see gray eye balls with vais slightly touching the iris. Her eyes look as though see seems tired and gazed. You stare at her hands and they apear to be shaking and her voice seems to be straggly depressing, although this makes you feel sad it also takes a toll on the empathy bank that never seems to close.
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Life as a observation

What does it mean to live a life? What are the values you stand by and what do they mean to you? Why do you celebrate those values? When you compare yourself to someone, how do you do it? My life seems to be boring to other people, what most people hate in there daily lives is what I love? So I will be, viewing a living documentary of people’s lives. While I do this I will uncover my new learnt lessons and later write about how I will apply them to
My life. I will be interviewing three different people over the next couple weeks, I will make a miniature story based on there values, life meanings, ect. I would love if my audience would help me, with tips on interviewing and so forth. Please leave comments. Before I start this I will try a one week observation period and will take notes from my observations.

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