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A small step for you, one giant leap for me!

Every Friday night at 20:00 I do a radio show completely dedicated to songs and tunes from the musicals of both film and stage. One of my favourite musicals has to be the ‘Sound of Music’. With every musical you have to have a favourite song and with this musical I have two – ‘I have confidence’ and ‘Doh a Deer’. Why do I like the latter? well it is because of the initial opening lines of – ‘Let’s start at the very beginning, its a very good place to start…’. This is so true and I often remind myself of this whenever I start something new and feel that I am either being swamped with information or the initial outcome is not to a standard I want it to be. Hang on, bear with me this is going somewhere. This week I managed to achieve something which to most of you reading this will probably appear to be a small, minor step but,to me, it is definitely a giant leap!

Is it worth setting targets?

Morning everyone! yes this is a waffle on my professional site again after a rather long break. I have been waffling a lot, mainly on my gaming/personal site and I must admit I have been somewhat neglecting this site. I’ll get into the reasons for this later. One waffle which I always like to write every year at this time is one about targets. Every year it seems appropriate to set myself targets to work towards to see try and ensure that I move things forward and, well get better at things. However, as I was finishing my morning toast at Costa and starting to sip at my coffee I started to read the targets which I set last year and well, I was some what disappointed and it got me thinking – is it worth me setting targets every year?

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I’m a nagger! – How I get things done.

Summer holidays are either here or quickly approaching for higher education and although many students are looking forward to sleeping in and chilling, I’m hitting the mammoth marking period of the year when deadlines for SAPs and hand-backs abound. During this time it is important to prioritise and keep tasks and actions clearly defined and assigned to appropriate time slots. But even when we are all away from work, it is also important to maintain a focused approach to things in order to ensure that we reach targets and, using that well rehearsed phrase, ‘get things done!’. I’m a bit of a task manager freak and probably, and I can say this, a workaholic – although the actual definition of that word is probably a whole waffle in itself. I like reaching targets and achieving things and in this week’s waffle, I wanted to share with you some of the tactics or strategies I use to achieve this.