The Reporter Newsletter – July 2009


The Reporter Newsletter – July 2009

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July 2009

From the President

With the landscape of litigation always evolving, we understand how critical it is for you to stay informed so you can best serve your attorneys and their clients.

Since its inception over two years ago, our goal for The Reporter has remained intact to continue to provide you with useful information and tools that you can use. For over twenty years we have taken a genuine interest in the legal community beyond court reporting, and we will stay committed to continue helping in this way.

As always, we welcome your suggestions and comments, and we would like to share any information you find helpful with our readers, as well.

We sincerely hope that the rest of 2009 brings you and your firm successful business opportunities and prosperity.

Best regards,
Sheila Atkinson-Baker

Managing Time to Accomplish More

By Elena Fawkner

Time is inelastic. Despite what some of us persist in believing, it will NOT magically expand to accommodate all we have to do. So, in order to maximize the time we have available, we have to spend it wisely.

Here’s how to do that.

Structure Your Time

The very first thing to do is understand the structure of your time. If you think of the time you have available as some amorphous dimension, you will fritter it away on this and that without any real consideration of what is the best use of the time available. How many times have you gotten to the end of your day and felt like you’d accomplished nothing even though you’d been “busy” all day.

All time is not equal. If you’re a morning person, your morning time is worth more in terms of productivity than your late afternoon time.

So think of time as variable in terms of potential for accomplishment and identify your most valuable time.  Do the same for your intermediate-value time and your lower-value time.

Reserve your most valuable time for your most intellectually demanding activities. Your intermediate value time should be spent on important tasks that don’t require quite the same level of concentration. Finally, reserve your low-value time for activities that don’t require much in the way of concentration.

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