You may think that we're very organized and professional here at Spark and we are. We're also squirrels looking at sparkly things in need of herding. Which is slightly better than being cats. We're just nuts not ego maniacs. Plus we really like nuts....
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.
We're starting a new series!! You're going to like this. Helping you function online and how to organize our digital lives. It's about apps and how to be more productive using tools online. These are the apps that I use and the foundational apps that I start my clients on.
I hope you're enjoying our Digital Life Series! If you're just now popping in, be sure to catch Part 1 and Part 2 (BEST APPs for Password Management & Digital Storage / BEST APPs for Calendars & Scheduling)
Today we're working on maximizing our calendar. Coordinating calendars and scheduling meetings has come a long way in the last few years thanks to apps!
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.
When I was a kid, I had a retainer. Which, I threw away. More than once. It was traumatic. Aside from the fact that I had to go through trash (gross cafeteria trash) I also got yelled at by parents who were ready to pull their hair out trying to make me understand the value of the process that I hated.
This has left scars that you can't see.
Many times a day, I stand at the trash and feel a sense of loss that I can't quite explain.
We all slump. Procrastinate. Struggle to stay awake. It's not an issue when it's bedtime but in the middle of your workday, it's horrible. After doing it for a few days in a row it can be demoralizing.
Have you ever wondered if it's more than just you could stand to get some more quality sleep?
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