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Should You Schedule an Appointment With Yourself?

appointment.jpgYou meet with clients to talk business. You meet with your boss to discuss performance. You meet with co-workers to manage projects. But do you ever meet with yourself? thinks you should consider scheduling a "personal appointment," a block of time when you do nothing but address five key questions:

  1. What are the results I'm getting in the different areas of my life?
  2. What mistakes am I making frequently?
  3. What do I need to stop?
  4. What extra energy/money/time do I have to invest?
  5. Where would that investment create the best returns?
Most of us probably tackle these questions fleetingly, as they pop into our heads. The idea here is to designate some time so you can sit and focus on each question -- and come up with some answers. Read the post for a more complete explanation. What do you think? Would you ever schedule an appointment with yourself?
Rick Broida

Rick Broida, a technology writer for more than 20 years, is the author of more than a dozen books. In addition to writing CNET's The Cheapskate blog, he contributes to CNET's iPhone Atlas.

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