Don’t wait. Procrastinate NOW! That slogan for the National Procrastinator’s Club is just one way of providing a combination of whimsical/serious observations on how you can handle time to your benefit and personal satisfaction.
The author interviewed clinical psychologists, governmental leaders and successful business people to arrive at ways and means of making the clock work more favorably for you. There are wise observations from such as da Vinci, Churchill, Einstein, Ovid, Sandburg and others. Join the “putter-offers” for success and happiness.
Since the 1700s we’ve been plagued by Lord Chesterfield’s admonition, “Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” This text refutes that with ways to manage time without letting it manage you.
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What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
What do you like to read? What, if any, is your area of expertise? How good are you at explaining it to others? Do you have specific topic matter in mind? These questions and many others inevitably arise but once you have settled on what you like to write then do it and keep writing, writing, writing! Even that is just a beginning. When finished (hah!), then comes the tedious task of editing and proofing. Inevitably you will find segments that can be improved by revision. Do it! Read it over (preferably aloud). Is it something you would like to read? If so, start on the next one. Hey, you didn’t expect to be a one manuscript wonder, did you?
John Rayburn spent several decades in broadcasting. He served as a news/sports anchor and show host on both radio and television. His TV newscast achieved the largest Share of Audience figures of any major-market TV newscast in the nation.
His network credits include reports and appearances on The Today Show, Huntley-Brinkley News, Walter Cronkite News, NBC Monitor, NBC News on the Hour, etc. He recorded dozens of books for the National Library Service via the Library of Congress and narrated innumerable Radio/TV recordings, as well as hosting Senior Showcase for nine years on a PBS-TV outlet.
He interviewed celebrities from many walks of life, including Ronald Reagan (then SAG President), then-Senator John F. Kennedy, Presidents Richard Nixon and Harry Truman, Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Art Linkletter, Hugh Downs, Charlton Heston, Gene Autry, Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton, Nat King Cole, Helen Forrest, Stan Musial, Mickey Mantle, Bob Feller, Jack Dempsey, Muhammad Ali, Red Grange, Johnny Unitas, John Elway, Leslie Neilson, Jane Russell, Alex Trebek, and hundreds of others.
Rayburn has traveled extensively throughout the nation, plus Europe, the United Kingdom, etc., gaining information and making observations about our national foibles.
Knowing how difficult it can be to break the bonds of procrastination, a decision was made to research and pass along information about various means of time management. Because of the many factors and opinions involved, clinical psychologists were consulted to add a professional viewpoint. At the same time efforts were made to maintain a sense of humor, thereby keeping the material entertaining as well as informative