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Is Your English Study Effective?

英語を上達していますか?時間をよく使っていますか?

If your answer to this question is “No”, the reason might be one word: FOCUS. Don’t worry; you’re not alone. I often wonder if the time I’m spending is helping me to achieve my goals. To solve this issue we have to look at your GOALS and then confirm that your actions are in line with them. Continue Reading →

Mission Critical!

In attempts at accelerating my own life goals and becoming more effective with my time, I have implemented some ideas from two of my favorite books.

The first is called “Mission Critical” taken from The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss. Basically, he describes “Mission Critical” as the single most important task that you have to do that day. What task, if it is NOT completed by the end of the day, will make you feel like you wasted your day and dissatisfied?

Well, to help us define that task, we have to know one more thing…what does “important” mean?

For this answer, I turn to another book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. In this book, he describes each task as having two qualities, “Important” and “Urgent.” To me, “Urgent” means a task that must be done very soon. “Important” is a task that doesn’t need to be done right away but critical for the long term.

The result?

On my whiteboard on my door, I have divided it into two Mission Critical tasks to be done each day by 11am if possible-one Urgent, and one Important. This helps my productivity rise and my speed accelerate!

5 Ways to Practice Speaking On Your Own

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For the times when you don’t have a speaking partner, you can still practice speaking by yourself.

Here are 5 ways to do it!

5 Ways to Practice Speaking On Your Own

For the times when you don’t have a speaking partner, you can still practice speaking by yourself.

Here are 5 ways to do it!