Monday, November 28, 2005
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Monday, November 21, 2005
Test Post for B+
Sunday, November 20, 2005
A Positive Strategy for Keeping Up with the Flow
I’ve been following the FranklinCovey Focus program this month, and they had a few interesting things to say about TO DO lists.
TO Do lists are composed of everything you can think of that needs to be done. The beauty of it is that you can make it out on a Monday and it’s still good on Friday. When you’re done with something, you check it off with a big checkmark. Why? Because it feels good. Accomplishments = Endorphin Rush. If we do something that’s not on the list, we add it so we can check it off and feel the rush. It’s good to record what we’ve done and have a history of our accomplishments. The problem with To Do lists (which may not be the same with everyone) is that they’re typically made up of things we need to do just to keep our nose above the water. In other words, it’s a Survival List. It’s too big and high priority things rarely get on it.
Weekly Planning changes the first part of that because high priority things are already there. First we look at how our time is scheduled, look at the “big rocks,” then make a list JUST FOR TODAY. The idea is not to fill the day. For example, if you have a three-hour meeting, that leaves five hours left in the day. Rule of Thumb: Never plan for more than 65% of your time; high response positions (e.g., homeschool moms ;) should plan for even less, because at least 51% of your time is going to be spent in response.
Once the tasks are listed JUST FOR TODAY, very quickly put them in alphabetical order of value [i.e., how important is it JUST FOR TODAY (not longterm)] and then each set (ABC) in the numerical order (123) in which individual tasks will be done. Hint: There will be fewer A’s (biggest payoff/return on investment) than B’s (where we spend the majority of the day.)
Creating the list is one thing; doing it is another.
Power is the ability to act. – Anthony Robbins, Unlimited Power
In the world it is easy to live after the world’s opinions, and in solitude, it is easy to live after one’s own; but the great one is he who in the midst of a crowd, can keep with a perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
JUST FOR TODAY I will finish what I start. -- Messies Anonymous
The task list is created according to our values, roles, and goals. These things are not necessarily the easiest, but most important. The Weekly Plan represents the big rocks, i.e., highest priorities. In the rush of the day we have to have the courage to make the plan happen. Then we find the peace and control we are seeking.
Excellent online tutorials available at Franklin Covey Learning Center: http://www.franklincovey.com/fclearning/index.html
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Comes a time when all good things come to an end...
I am still going to continue to post and answer comments here at 43 things and at B+, a 43T blog adventure, however, things have picked up for me a bit, where I have to put more emphasis on the things I need to put emphasis on…
You are all a very real part of my personal and professional development here at 43Things, and still am very grateful to belong to this awesome community!
Peace and God Bless you!
Sunday, November 13, 2005
I remai firm and dedicated to what the purpose of this blog is all about. A blogging about positive things, inside and outside of our lives, and wanted to let you all know that my life has forever changed as a result of having found a place called 43 Things where similar minds share and give of what they know.
This blog here is, and will continue to be a continuation of that 43Things spirit.
Other exciting things are happenning in the web communities that have been born as a result of people wanting to get together and share the good and positive about life.
And for that I am grateful!
Thanks Team!, thanks 43T bots! Thank you readers!
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Just do what you can with what you have...
...and leave the results and the rest to the God of your understanding. God will provide the means!
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Mutual Admiration Society
There are people in the world who lead me to believe me that there is hope for the future of our race, and I count my friends and colleagues at 43(Positive :)Things among them. I’ve been involved in a lot of online communities, but never one as diversified and unified as this one, which brings People together from all Places and backgrounds to share Ideas on All-Consuming (and not-so-all-consuming) Things/topics of interest.
I’m so grateful to know you and look forward to meeting in person someday. Thank you for taking the time to share your warmth and generosity with me. It truly is a mutual admiration society :) and that is definitely something to celebrate!
Vayan con Dios, Amigos
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Positive Posts and Profiles
Just wanted to say how pleased I am to see my name on the list of Contributors here on B+. I surfed over to update my profile after noticing a nice graphic on someone else's comment box elsewhere and decided to peruse the team profiles this morning. I enjoyed getting to know everyone better and encourage others to share a little more about yourself with us. Have a wonderful day, Amigos, and...
Vayan con Dios
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Just got started and earned my wings!
Life Maintenance Outage begins on a positive note
I have a new FranklinCovey Planner, courtesy of The Pampered Chef, which proved a Godsend while planning for a big Community event last month. This morning I’m taking the first step toward this goal by learning how to use the system even more effectively with the online tutorial.
I want to touch base with all of my goals each week of the LMO, keep in contact with my teammates and supporters, and make a positive change for the better by making time work for me!
Vayan con Dios, Amigos
“And the evening and the morning were the first day.” (Genesis i. 5.) The objects of time and sense disappear in the illumination of spiritual understanding, and Mind measures time according to the good that is unfolded. This unfolding is God’s day, and “there shall be no night there.” – Glossary, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy
P.S. I installed the blog add-on to 43T, but the formatting loses (or rather gains, as in extra line breaks) something in the translation. Don't know which party is responsible for that, but it's still nice to have the option in addition to the Google BlogThis! button on the toolbar. HAND-pda