Have you ever read the children's book, "The Phantom Tollbooth"? In it we meet the Terrible Trivium, demon of petty tasks and worthless jobs, ogre of wasted effort, and monster of habit. Our hero Milo asks,
"But why bother?"
"Because my young friends," he muttered sourly, "what could be more important than doing unimportant things? If you stop to do enough of them, you'll never get to where you're going". He punctuated his last remark with a villainous laugh.
Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! I do so love that part of the Wizard of Oz as they walk in lock step along the yellow brick road. But truthfully, who has time for that?
Welcome to Part 2 of our Digital Life Series. Today we're diving into a foundational app, calendars! Most of us already have a calendar on our phone but let's talk about how to transition from our day planners to our online calendars.
We've come a long way. This is part four of our series. Thanks for sticking with us. There is nothing easy about losing loved ones. I hope you're collecting your stories and moving forward at your own pace.
I have a pillow that sits in my living room that reads, "Support your local wildlife, have children." This nicely sums up that I think my children, now teens, are mostly feral. However, Suzanna Kaye, professional organizer has a super sweet awesome 7 year old, so there is still a great deal of hope at her house.
Check out this great facebook live (okay, facebook video that was recorded in advance but aired at the same time as the live).
Spark Organizing has heard the same stories. Stories of elves that make shoes, increasing business productivity while the owners slept. Then the stories about house elves that did little chores making life easy. Our hearts went pitter-patter and we all WANTED.
Batching. When I hear this my brain goes straight to chocolate chip cookies. Yes, that's right, a batch of chocolate chip cookies. My brain has already created a fantasy of them hot and fresh but that's not really what we're going to cover right now.
Nope, this is TASK BATCHING.
This is not Suzanna - this is her super fantastic assistant. She would call me that even if I wasn't the one writing this, so it's not cheating. Promise.
I started that way because I want to tell you about something personal and it would be strange and awkward to not acknowledge my own story. I'm daydreaming how this would look if someone approached Suzanna in the grocery store about it, and I'm giggling, but I need to get to the point.
I've been making really good friends at local networking groups and local conferences. Going for drinks and learning about one another's businesses! It's been a wonderful way to connect to the leaders, the movers and shakers, of Orlando. If you're not in the habit of networking, getting out, and meeting people, then let this be your motivator! The world is filled with simply amazing people.
What if you put it in the cloud and you lose it? Or it gets hacked.... or you forget your password..... or you simply forget where online you put them? I mean, are these newfangled online papers even legal?!
At this point it's easy to see why people are so afraid but there's also a beautiful dream that could be your reality.
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