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BlackBerry Victory

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

OK, I promise. A break from technology posts soon. But who can ignore that in addition to closing Guantanamo, the new president has weighed in and won the fight to hold onto his BlackBerry.

Will President Obama be checking BlackBerry One in the morning? I suspect so. In the afternoon? Probably. And here’s a man who has more on his plate than a ravenous teen-ager at a Build-Your-Own-Salad Bar.

He gives hope to the rest of the overloaded world that solid time management need not crash under the weight of twitters and tweets. We can do this, friends. Yes, we can.

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What Would Julie Do: Managing Time and Twitter

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

I waved my hand wildly from my teleseminar seat and punched in the toll-free number. Ta-dah! As Julie Morgenstern’s first caller Thursday night, I got the lowdown on how she’d apply time management principles to social networking. Very carefully, it seems.

The time management guru said we should be mindful and proactive with social networking tools. “Plan your time as if you were going to a social club,” she said. “Decide when you’re going and for how long. Don’t do it mindlessly. Don’t do it without boundaries.”

Sounds good. Her advice is certainly consistent with the time management principle that we need to be proactive, not reactive, when we plan our time. Jumping to every tweet could be like living next to a tree of chirping, gossipy birds, like this flock of pink galahs. I hear their ruckus is overwhelming.

But can proactive time management really work in the new world of Twitter? Anyone?

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Social Networking and the Law of Distraction

Sunday, January 11th, 2009


Life is weird. My last post was about the value of vision boards and the Law of Attraction. My last column was about how I was setting out to make 1,000 online friends via social networking to promote my upcoming book, The Dog Ate My Planner.

Suddenly, I’ve been sucked into the Law of Distraction. Oops. Hard to keep focus on my vision board when I’m adding contacts, answering or sending (or trying to) tweets, reading what someone’s posted on my Facebook wall.

Tuesday evening, I’m attending a seminar (online, of course) with Julie Morgenstern, who’s known for her time management/organizing books, including Never Check Email in the Morning.

Any questions you’d like me to ask her about how to keep focus with social networking in your life? Or have you already got your tweets under control?

Please share away!

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Vision Board 2009: Picture Abundance

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s time for the fun stuff: making a vision board for 2009. This is where I picture what I want to come into my life in the coming year. I just take a foam board, stacks of magazine pictures, push pins (till I’ve made up my mind which pictures to use) and finally, glue. As you probably know already or can learn about from the vision board resources on this site, the boards are based on the Law of Attraction. We bring into our lives what we picture having in them.

Usually deciding the theme for the year is the toughest, but this year I’ve already made up my mind: The Year of Abundance. With the nightly/daily/hourly news stirring up a scarcity mentality, I’m throwing the Abundance net out there and reeling positives into my life. This picture my husband shot of me at the beach in Carmel, California, is my Abundance symbol.

Whatever your theme, your dreams, your pictures, consider adding some small symbol of Abundance to your board. Together, we can shift the Universe in a more positive direction. One vision board at a time.

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