TIME LOSS, PART SEVEN: ETA TIME PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS (PART 2)

TIME LOSS, Part 7. PART 7:  ETA TIME PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS (PART 2/2).   This is the seventh post (in a series of eigh) about why we get fooled (or fool ourselves) into believing people's false expectations and promises regarding how long it will take to do anything.  HERE'S A LIST AND LINKS TO … [Read more...]

TIME LOSS, PART 6: (1/2) ETA TIME PROBLEMS AND HOW TO SOLVE THEM (PART 1: 3 cases)

TIME LOSS part 6:(1/2)  3 COMMON ETA PROBLEMS AND HOW TO SOLVE THEM This is the sixth in a series of eight posts on how we fool ourselves (and let others fool us) with ridiculously overstated time estimates to do anything--deliver a pizza, get the car fixed, get the washer repaired or get across … [Read more...]

TIME LOSS, Part 5: Work kills time and encourages phony time estimates.

THIS IS TIME LOSS, AN 8 -PART SERIES ON HOW WE FALL VICTIM TO PHONY TIME ESTIMATES. Here's a list of the previous four posts and links. How we fool ourselves by believing false time “estimates.” The evil ETA system costs us time and money! 8 ways Colleges lie about instructional … [Read more...]

TIME LOSS, Part 4: “Housekeeping” kills time.

 TIME LOSS, PART 4: "Housekeeping" kills time and fosters false expectations. This is the fourth in a  7-part series on how false time expectations cause us stress, frustration and a loss of time and money. Here's a list and links to the first three of the posts in this series. How we fool … [Read more...]

TIME LOSS, PART EIGHT, SPECIAL EDITION! WAITING FOR CABLE COSTS BILLIONS!

TIME LOSS, PART EIGHT: SPECIAL EDITION!     WAITING FOR  SERVICE COSTS BILLIONS! Readers have seen that I've been writing a seven-part series on TIME LOSS: how almost everyone either lies or guesstimates ETA—estimated times of arrival—for trains, planes and automobiles. Home service people do it, … [Read more...]

TIME LOSS, PART 3. 8 WAYS COLLEGES’ LIE ABOUT INSTRUCTIONAL TIME)

  PART 3 OF A 7-PARTER ON FALSE TIME PROMISES WE LOSE TIME DUE TO LIES, FALSE PROMISES AND TIME "ESTIMATES." People constantly give us false job estimates and fool us. And we don't help the situation because we often fool ourselves. WE LOSE PATIENCE  AND MONEY! The myth about how long it … [Read more...]

TIME LOSS, PART 2: THE EVIL “ETA” SYSTEM COSTS US TIME AND MONEY!

  In the first post in this 7-part series regarding phony time estimates, I said we are getting faked out by false promises when we are told by anybody--individuals, governments, bosses, companies, sales people, repairmen--anybody--how long it will take to do anything. We believe them (so … [Read more...]

FIVE STEPS TO THE BEST TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGY, PERIOD.

TIME MANAGEMENT: FIVE STEPS TO THE WORLD'S BEST STRATEGY, PERIOD! There is no time. We never have enough. Most people fail at time management for all kinds of reasons. (Too busy is one!)  But help is at hand! Try this. LISTING. It curbs procrastination. It saves time and increases productivity. And … [Read more...]

TIME LOSS, PART 1: HOW WE FOOL OURSELVES BY BELIEVING FALSE ETAs

TIME LOSS: PART 1 OF A  7-PART SERIES ON HOW FALSE TIME ESTIMATES WRECK OUR DAILY LIVES. FALSE ETAs--ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL --DRIVE US NUTS! (AIRLINES OR DRIVING TIMES ARE THE WORST) This will change your perception of time estimates and reduce frustration! We've all been given wrong … [Read more...]

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