Ehsan Ghanbari

Business, Travel, Books

My Time Table Schedule

It's been for a while that my friends ask me how do you handle your time and how do you do all of these tasks!? To be frank, I've read and practiced a lot about this subject and it's really important to me to use my time the best possible way and being effective is my highest priority. As I do believe that every single of the most successful people has been focused all the time and used their time effectively, so we have to do the same thing they have done, if we want to be effective like them as well. There are several applications that I'm using daily, weekly and yearly.

First of all, I'm a big fan of Microsoft OneNote and it's been in my most used applications list for more than 10 years. I'm even typing the current post in OneNote:

 

 

In the vision NoteBook, I've filled my ToDo list until 2030 in detail (seriously!) and I'm so hard on doing every single of them. I refer to my OneNote application every night  in a specific time and complete my list:

 

 

By the way, I'm filling and populating the above table during the month. I'm getting motivated as much as I'm getting busier! Rather than OneNote which contains the main source of my goals, ToDo list, and visions; I break the OneNote details into smaller daily tasks which are handled by Microsoft To-Do. I've installed OneNote and To-Do application in all my devices to make access easier in anywhere and anytime.

 

 

I've categorized all of my plans, as you can see in website part, "Interest- My Time Table Schedule" is the highest which is important as well(marked by start), so I'm writing it right now!!  Rather than, there are some fixed plans that I don't have to handle via the above applications, for example, I get up early in every morning at 6 and start running for half an hour. After showering an eating breakfast (15 minutes for each of them), I start my daily plans. I handle these sort of duties with Material Reminder in my android smart phone:

 

Not every task of mine in these applications are daily repeated, for example, every Tuesday and Thursday at 6, I have got a plan to swimming for an hour. I work part-time in two companies from 8 to 5 on the first three days of the week, So the other 3 three days of the week are full of tasks in this application!  There is another application which handles my meal named Meal Reminder. It's something like Material Reminder: 

 

 

It's obvious and I don't have any comment on it. Just note that I've planned all of my tasks in all of the applications so carefully to avoid Interferences. There is another application which plays an important role in my daily schedule, Its name is Reminder which handles my hourly tasks, for example, in order be updated I read IT and technology news for 10 minutes every 5 hours or I read Spanish, French, German and Italian words for 5 minutes every 3 hours:

 

 

There are about 24 tiny tasks in this application. In today's world, most of the people are addicted to social networks, as you see in the above picture, I've set a time to check the social network for 5 minutes in every 3 hours. It doesn't suffice to overcome an addiction, so recently I've installed another application to block my social network application in exceeding the usage limit, AppOffTimer is the name of my application:

 

 

I've grouped all the social network application and allocated 30 minutes (based on that 5 minutes every 3 hours) in 24 hours for all of them. You can see above that only 14 minutes have been left for today. And the final one which leads me to be more productively is an application named aTimeLogger. Yes, rather than all of them in detailed plans I mentioned, I log all of the day of mine, even my sleeping time!

 

 

I'm interested in widgets, despite its required for such an application and I spent a lot of time to find it. As you can see, it's been for 1:02 that I'm writing this post! I don't plan for weekends and I do mountaineering, traveling, exercising, etc. on weekends.  It's really hard to handle all of these, Maybe you would like this kind of lifestyle or note, but I've chosen this one and it's really pleasant to me.



Don't make others disappointed by telling about your progress and achievement!

I've heard a lot about telling others the future plans or achievements. In my view, it doesn't work for everybody! Despite I personally get motivation even by the reaction of negative people, not everybody is like me. Some of you might be so sensitive about the reactions and count about the speech of the people around. I've heard the intentional deviation solutions made by envy people a lot whenever I've asked them for help or even have raised my idea and told about my plans. As I've published a post about this topic before over here, so try to not surround yourself with these sort of people if they affect on you in a negative way. 

Once I read somewhere, I don't exactly remember where it was, but it will be in my mind forever: "Don't tell about your dreams and goals to the people, just show them the result!". I like this approach more than sharing before taking any step. In fact, most of the people are the wet blankets and will make you frustrated and will drain your energy and motivation to embark on. Let them just hear about your success, let them believe you an achiever and finally let them judged you by your deeds, not by your words...

 

 

 



Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors!

Maybe you have heard about an African proverb that says, “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” I hardly believe this one as I can give you hundreds of example about the people around of mine! Although a few people are ready to tolerate the difficulties of the success path; the point of this post is not about that one. Knowing the fact that hardly ever people are striving about what they really want in their life, most of them contemplate that everything should be in the same way as they want to be in a provided situation for achieving great successes. I know that you are fed up hearing these sort of slogans! Whenever I visit a hero, all of them share some same characteristics!

 

Heroes hardly ever complain about the harsh situations they have had or even currently struggling with. It's interesting that they usually work hard and trying to find a solution to their problems. Time is much more important for them to spend on complaining and talking about the disaster side of life. Another important thing is about affluent kids. they are in real danger if they wouldn't be well educated. As everything has been provided for them, so they don't have enough relish to strive and achieve great successes. I personally learned the great lessons of my life in harsh Situations, frankly!

 

I have learned to welcome the rough seas of my life because as Donald Trump says I'm striving for wholeness. Strive for wholeness and believe that the greatest inventions, achievements and finally the great successes are the result of a need and the need is the result of limitation. so don't complain about the limitation of your life and call them a flip!



be nice and make communication

As I travel a lot and see a lot of people, either as fellow travelers or as the people from other cities and countries. It's really interesting that how much you make communication with people, you learn a lot about them. There are lots of targets for making communication with people for everybody. Some want to make friends, some others to know about the cultures, some for trade, etc. The point is we are living in an era that we can make communication easier. For example, you don't have to travel between two cities or two countries to see a friend! It's laughable to say something like this now, but it was about 100 years ago!

 

 

Nowadays we can have communication with our friends easily via social networks. For example, I'm working with one of my friends who live in Australia on a project, although it's been for a long time that I haven't seen her. Based on Richard Branson's idea, one of the fifth key points of success is making communication with people. Having a good friendship with people all over the world could make you feel better to have a lot of circle of friends,  or eventually could lead to a win-win result. I mean you can even find co-worker among them as well as I've done a lot before. 

 

I've made a lot of friends on my trips, in the companies I've worked for, in bodybuilding clubs, in mountaineering courses, and wherever I've been so far. As I told before, today is the era of communication. Don't make your circle of friends limited and make communication with every sort of people regarding your dignity!

 



A short trip to Rash

Rash is the name of a jungle in Mazandaran province in Iran. A few days ago, I nominated to take part in a daily short trip with an ecotourism tour. It's been a habit of mine for years and I learn a lot even through short trips. The plan was to see a waterfall before the jungle and was great:

 

 

Unfortunately, a few hours before starting this trip, the unfaithful driver would have been broken his promise and canceled the trip and we had to take another bus! So we started the trip about 2 hours later and finally, we couldn't see the Rash jungle and we just saw the first part of the plan! Unlike others, I didn't go crazy about this unwanted event and I was just thinking about this flip during the day!

 

 

I didn't see the Rash but as a matter of fact, I enjoyed the waterfall! I believe that life is not a destination as well, although I have a lot of big dreams and huge goals in my life,  I will definitely reach the destination by enjoying the journey just like this trip! 



About Me

Ehsan Ghanbari

Hi! my name is Ehsan. I'm a developer, passionate technologist, and fan of clean code. I'm interested in enterprise and large-scale applications architecture and design patterns and I'm spending a lot of my time on architecture subject. Since 2008, I've been as a developer for companies and organizations and I've been focusing on Microsoft ecosystem all the time. During the&nb Read More

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