How to Use Parkinson’s Law to Increase Your Productivity

Back in school, I remember learning about Parkinson’s Law. It was taught in one of my classes. Parkinson’s Law states, “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” I remember reading that with a yawn. At the time, it didn’t mean much to me, nor did I fully understand it. But as I got older, I realized that Parkinson’s Law is a really important concept.

Maybe you’ve learned about Parkinson’s Law too. Parkinson’s Law means that if you have, say, 10 hours to complete a task, then it’ll take you 10 hours to complete it. If you have 2 hours to complete the task, then you’ll take 2 hours to complete it.

You’ve probably seen evidence of it in your own life. Whenever you were faced with a tight deadline, you instantly worked harder and more productively. Failing to meet the deadline was not an option. Somehow, you miraculously got the work done and met the “impossible” deadline.

On the other hand, when you had all the time in the world to complete a task, it was easy to slack off. After all, the work didn’t need to be done so soon. So you probably worked much less productively.

When you have a tight time limit or deadline, it forces your brain to figure out a way to get it done on time.

When I was 16, my teacher gave the class a programming project: Make the game Monopoly. We were given 2 months to complete it. I completely underestimated how long it would take. 2 months seemed like a long time, so I took my time working on the project.

When the due date came near, there was still a lot of work left to do. It seemed almost impossible to get it done on time. The night before the due date, I frantically programmed and worked feverishly to get it done. I stayed up all night working at it and didn’t sleep, working until the morning. Somehow, I miraculously got it done and handed it in on time (and enjoyed my “A” on the project).

If I didn’t have such a tight deadline, it would have taken me much longer to complete the project. I wouldn’t have worked as productively.

But productivity is important for your business. The higher your productivity, the more you get done in less time. And the more results and income you generate for your business.

So how do you apply Parkinson’s Law to boost your productivity? Whenever you have a task, give yourself a time limit to complete it. Make the time limit short, but realistic at the same time. You must take the time limit seriously, just like client deadlines, otherwise it’s too easy to break the time limit and be unproductive. Do whatever it takes to get the task done within the time limit.

If the task is large and will take more than a day to complete, you can give yourself a deadline instead of a time limit. Make the deadline realistically short, just like for time limits. You could also try breaking the task down into smaller tasks and use time limits for the smaller tasks.

So if you want to increase your productivity, give Parkinson’s Law a try.

Product Liability History

When we purchase a product and it falls short of our expectations, it can be very disappointing, especially if a large sum of money were used to purchase the product. But what if the product caused a traumatic injury or death to a member of our family or anyone else it came in contact with? We would be devastated. What if we found out that the manufacturer or any one involved in the making or distribution of this product knew it to be un-safe but continued to make it available to the public? We would want anyone involved in getting this product in the hands of the consumer to be held responsible Products liability is an area of law whereby a consumer of a product may seek compensation for injury or property damage allegedly caused by that product. Responsible parties may include the manufacturer, contractor, assembler, distributer or store owner. There are five theories in which a products liability claim can be made. These are express warranties, implied warranties, negligence, fraud, and strict liability.

An express warranty is a promise from the seller to the buyer that the product meets industry standards and is fit for use. Statements such as,” Satisfaction guaranteed” or “This tie is 100% silk ” are express warranties.

An implied warranty arises from the sale itself without a promise from the seller. The product is of average quality and appropriate for the purpose it was intended. In the theory of negligence, one must prove that the seller did not exercise reasonable care in the manufacture or distribution of the product or give adequate instructions for safe use. Fraud is an intentional misrepresentation of the product by the seller. Strict liability holds the manufacturer responsible regardless of whether they were at fault.

The product was defective when it left the manufacturer. Laws regulating product liability can be found in article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code.

The development of product liability laws can be traced back centuries. Product liability laws originate from English common law and tort law. A tort is a wrong committed against a person or their property. Common law refers to the standards that communities followed to govern themselves. Each court case became part of the common law, and consecutive court cases were decided using the decisions of prior court cases. All states use common law except for Louisiana, which uses France’s Napoleonic code. There are no federal laws governing product liability. The earliest common law view involved the English case of Winterbottom v. Wright in 1842 (Win 42). At this time the common law asserted the “privity limitation”. Privity refers to those in direct contact with each other. Mr.Winterbottom was employed by the Postmaster General to operate the mail coach. The mail coach fell apart and Mr. Winterbottom was injured. Mr. Wright had previously repaired the mail coach for the Postmaster General. Mr. Winterbottom sued Mr.Wright but lost. Mr. Winterbottom had no direct contact (privity) with Mr. Wright, only with the Postmaster General. Mr. Wright was however responsible for the failure of the mail coach. The court ruled against Mr. Winterbottom.

10 years later there came the case of Thomas v. Winchester (Tho 52). Mr. Winchester, a druggist, mistakenly prepared a deadly medication called belladonna and sold it to Mr. Thomas as extract of dandelion. It had been mislabeled. Mr. Thomas was not harmed, but his wife was. The court set aside the privity rule and ruled in favor of Mr. Thomas. The court held that a dangerous substance, (ingesting mislabeled poison), was very different from a defective wheel as in the Winterbottom case.

More than 70 years later came the case of MacPherson v. Buick (Mac 1916). This was the first case decision that rejected the privity rule. MacPherson alleged he was driving a Buick at 8 miles per hour when the wooden wheel broke and he was injured. Buick manufactured the automobile but another manufacturer supplied the tire. The court ruled in favor of Mr. MacPherson. The court ruled that there should be a standard for negligence cases and that whether the injury is from a defective part, as in the Winterbottom case or a deadly poison, in the Thomas case, they should be treated the same.

These are only a few of the thousands of cases that have shaped modern day product liability law. The people, their family members, and others who came in contact with unsafe products paved the way for us to have safer laws.

MillionaireX1 is a Much Better Product Than the Secret

First of all the Secret is one of the poorest products on the Law of Attraction even though it out sold all products on the Law of Attraction before it and experts predict it will out sell all of them combined. In fact the first version of the Secret had only one teacher that actually knew the Law of Attraction but was cut out due to contractual reasons. Though everyone involved in the Secret knew of the Law of Attraction. They did not know the Law of Attraction besides Abraham & Hicks who actually knew the law of attraction but again were cut out do to contractual reasons.

The Secret tells you to act like you already have what you want which goes against your ego. I am not saying the Secret is a terrible product as it has introduced many people to the Law of Attraction which is great. The only thing is it is taught by people who do not actually know it. Also the Law of Attraction is no secret and no one has been hiding it from you as every single person uses the Law of Attraction everyday whether they are aware of it or not as it works like the Law of Gravity which is very well known.

MX1 on the other hand which does not base itself on the Law of Attraction does use affirmations. Affirmations help you to focus on what you want therefore helping you to actually get what you want. The reason why most people do not have what they want is do to the fact their focus is on what they do not want. MX1 has a product called the “Millionizer” which if used daily helps to put you in the right mindset to help you achieve your goals. It is truly a superior product. In order to achieve your goals you must do it with enthusiasm and with positive intentions. After all you want to be happy, healthy, and wealthy do you not?

The reason why I say MX1’s product is better than the Secret is that I think the Secret will not help the majority of the people who have tried to use it. MX1 will most likely help all who use it. The Secret did help me in some way as I started working out do to it helping to raise my confidence in myself but as far as everything else such as financial problems. It did not help at all. The Secret has it’s purpose and I believe that the purpose was to make more people aware of the Law of Attraction. Though there are problems with the Secret I believe it has been of great value to this world.

Did you know that the Secret sold over 500,000 copies in it’s first six months of being released. All by sharing it by word of mouth and not by advertising it. The Secret spread like wildfire and that shows there is a market for this kind of product. Imagine if MX1 had those same results and not only does MX1 have a product but an opportunity to earn as well. With the Secret there was no incentive but with MX1 there is. MX1 just launched August 2009 so six months from now will be interesting to see how well MX1 does as now there is an incentive to get the word out and on top of that MX1 has a product of real value that can change your life and I believe will help change the world for the better and I am going to be in front of it.

Though the Secret helped to introduce many people to the Law of Attraction it did not offer what MX1 offers and that is a product that will help you get what you want by affirmations which will help you to focus on what you want instead of what you do not want in a positive manner. With MX1’s product and financial opportunity I believe MX1 will also spread like wildfire and become even bigger than the Secret.

There is an audio by a woman who also knows how the law of Attraction works and she shares it with you for free. It is her take on it and a little over two hours long but gives you the information to use the Law of Attraction the right way. She is already successful with it so why not learn from her as it will save you time. Share it with everyone as everyone deserves to know how the Law of Attraction works. You can find her work below.

The law of Attraction as long as you understand how it works which is taught by Abraham & Hicks and is shown in Wallace Wattle’s book “The Science Of Getting Rich.” which you can find online for free, will help you but MX1’s product will make it so you do not technically need to understand the Law of Attraction as either way you are already using it whether you are aware of it or not.