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Posted: August 10, 2007 by Eva in Inspirasi

Cobalah pikirkan seberapa sering kita mengeluh betapa sulitnya mengatur pekerjaan.
Kebanyakan orang akan mengatakan bahwa waktu yang tersedia tidaklah cukup,
sedang pekerjaan menumpuk tiada henti. Ketidakmampuan kita untuk mengatur
kehidupan kerja kita dapat menciptakan stress, menghabiskan waktu dan energi
serta memberikan kesan negatif pada orang lain. Berikut ini adalah 4 tips ringkas bagi
kita yang sulit mengatur pekerjaan bahkan kehidupan kerja kita sendiri.


The Economics Press

1. Rapikan Ruang/Meja Kerja anda

Ruang kantor dan meja kerja yang berantakan menyulitkan anda untuk menemukan
sesuatu yang anda cari. Selain itu, juga mudah mendorong perilaku mental
kerja yang berantakan pula. Mulailah untuk mengatur rapi meja dan ruangan
kerja anda. Singkirkan barang-barang yang jarang atau tak pernah anda
gunakan. Letakkan barang-barang yang sering anda pakai di tempat yang mudah
anda jangkau. Bersihkan pula laci-laci meja anda. di situlah keberantakan
ruang kerja anda biasanya dimulai.

2. Rencanakan Kegiatan untuk Esok Hari

Pada setiap akhir jam kerja, sebelum anda pulang kantor, buatlah daftar
apa-apa yang perlu anda lakukan keesokan hari. Susunlah berdasarkan
prioritas yang semestinya. Jangan letakkan sebuah tugas pada urutan priortas
yang tertinggi hanya karena tidak terkerjakan di hari ini. Jika sebuah tugas
tidak memiliki deadline, tentukan terlebih dahulu sebelum anda menulisnya
dalam daftar prioritas.

3. Rencanakan Kegiatan Bersama Atasan Anda

Susun pula daftar kegiatan bersama atasan anda untuk esok hari; misal:
menghadiri rapat, menelepon rekanan kerja, menyelesaikan laporan dan lain
sebagainya. Bertemulah dengan atasan anda, keesokan paginya, dan ingatkan ia
apa-apa yang anda persiapan baginya. Sampaikan pula prioritas tugas-tugas
anda sendiri. Atasan anda memiliki sesuatu yang lebih penting bagi anda
untuk dikerjakan.

4. Bersiap-siaplah Untuk Hari Kerja Anda Sendiri

Pagi hari, reviewlah daftar tugas anda. Secara psikologis ini akan
memberikan kesiapan mental bagi anda. Selain itu, persiapkan diri anda untuk
menghadapi tugas-tugas yang mendadak. Tambahkan, hapus atau atur kembali
hal-hal yang telah atasan anda sampaikan sebelumnya. Lalu, bersiaplah secara
fisik dengan mengumpulkan informasi atau perlengkapan yang anda perlukan
bagi pelaksanaan tugas anda yang pertama. Sekali anda memulainya dari tugas
anda yang berprioritas paling tinggi, anda takkan tergoda untuk meninggalkan
meja kerja anda terlalu cepat.

(disadur dari “4 Keys To Organizing Your Work Life “, The Economics Press)

Selamat Bekerja,

Cerita Akhir Harry Potter

Posted: August 10, 2007 by Eva in Seni, Film dan Budaya

Dear all,
Penasaran dengan isi buku Harry Potter yang baru?Ini ada resensinya.
Selamat membaca

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Plot Summary

Beginning of book

The book begins at the home of Lucius Malfoy, with Snape and a Ministry official, Yaxley, informing Lord Voldemort of the date Harry Potter intends to leave the Dursley’s house. Voldemort borrows Lucius wand, because his own is ineffective against Harry. Voldemort plans to kill Harry when he is moved to a new safe place, which has to happen when he turns seventeen and his safety with the Dursleys expires.
Harry, on the night he is to leave the Dursleys, reads an obituary of Albus Dumbledore, written by Dumbledore’s friend Elphias “Dogbreath” Doge. Harry learns about Dumbledore’s family including his brother Aberforth and sister Ariana, and he regrets not having asked Dumbledore more about his past.

Middle of book
After a month of spying on the Ministry of Magic, the trio attempt to infiltrate it to retrieve the Horcrux from Dolores Umbridge. They discover the Ministry of Magic has changed considerably; Muggle-born wizards and witches are being rounded up openly for questioning. The trio eventually locate Umbridge and take the Horcrux, knocking her out in the process. They free a number of Muggle-born wizards and witches, and encourage them to leave the country. However, the trio’s hiding place at 12 Grimmauld Place is discovered and they are forced to flee to the countryside, moving from place to place, never staying anywhere too long.
After several months of this, they overhear a conversation revealing that the Ministry only possesses a replica of Gryffindor’s sword; the original’s location is unknown. Harry questions the portrait of Phineas Black, and discovers that Dumbledore used the sword to destroy a Horcrux, the Gaunts’ ring. Harry suggests attempting to locate the real sword, but Ron objects, feeling that this is a pointless quest. After an argument with Harry, he leaves the group. Harry and Hermione are greatly saddened, but decide to go to Godric’s Hollow on the off-chance that Dumbledore left the sword there for them there.

The Deathly Hallows themselves
At Lovegood’s home, Harry, Ron, and Hermione are told an old wizard story about three brothers who bested Death, and each had received a magical item for it, the three Deathly Hallows – an unbeatable wand (called the Elder Wand), a stone which could bring back the dead (the Resurrection Stone), and an Invisibility Cloak that never failed with age. Harry believes that his own cloak is that Invisibility Cloak, and is very excited, but soon discovers that Lovegood has betrayed them to the Ministry; Luna, his daughter, has been taken captive and he believes that giving them Harry Potter would cause them to free her. The trio barely escape from the wizards sent to fetch them, but Harry is emboldened and believes that they need to collect all the Deathly Hallows, these artifacts given by Death, to defeat Voldemort.

End of book
At Hogsmeade, Harry and friends are cornered by Death Eaters and saved by Aberforth Dumbledore. Aberforth opens a secret passageway to Hogwarts, where Neville Longbottom greets them. Harry alerts the Heads of Houses at Hogwarts to Voldemort’s imminent arrival and evacuation measures are implemented to ensure the younger students’ safety, with the older ones able to stay and fight. After saving Draco Malfoy’s life, Harry finds Ravenclaw’s diadem in the Room of Requirement. Draco Malfoy and Crabbe and Goyle are also in there after the diadem.

In the story’s epilogue, taking place 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry and Ginny Weasley are married and have three children named James, Albus Severus, and Lily. Ron and Hermione are also married and have two children named Rose and Hugo. Draco Malfoy has a wife (unnamed) and a child named Scorpius. Lupin and Tonks’ orphan son Teddy is apparently in love with Victoire, Bill and Fleur’s daughter. They all meet at King’s Cross, about to send their children to Hogwarts at the beginning of term. Neville Longbottom has become the Herbology Professor at Hogwarts. The Sorting Hat has survived, or has been repaired or replaced. It is revealed that Harry’s scar has not hurt since the Dark Lord’s defeat, and there the story ends.