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Entries in productivity (9)


When your computer hard drive fails spontaneously: Frustration or freedom? 

If you're like most people, you have a lot of your life—both personal and business—on your computer. From financial records to secret writing to documents for your work. Right? 

You probably have plenty of digital photos and videos, that although priceless in nature—especially of your babies—have always seemed safe on your computer. They have been transferred from computer to computer, as old computers have been replaced with newer ones, hard drives transferred intact.

priceless memories and data

You probably don't think much about losing all of that on a day-to-day basis. Do you?

If you've been doing this for years and have lost data before by stupid spacious moments (accidents) such as spilling a glass of wine onto the keyboard, or letting the computer get too hot and fry unknowingly, you probably know the pain and swore it would never happen to you again! 

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Feeling broken: Do you ever wonder how you'll make it through the day?


you were broken but now filled, more beautiful.

How will you do it?

Feeling broken? Too much chaos? Too many obligations that stifle who you are? Do you ever wonder how you'll make it through the day? 

Embrace mystery around you

Before you close your eyes at night, whether success or failure defines the little things in your day, give yourself a break. Just living your life is the way through.

Smile as you judge your productivity through the eyes of someone else.

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Are you always too busy: Do you care about your freedom?


Image source: seems to be the new cool to say you're busy, swamped or otherwise not available for free time. Why is that?

It's cool to control your freedom

Isn't the true meaning of living the ability to control your own schedule, which also means living a good life and having the freedom to chose how you spend your precious time?

I fall into this sometimes too. Recently my friend Joslyn Hamilton asked me how I was doing in an electronic conversation. I left the message unanswered for weeks because I did not want to come back with my honest "I'm busy, swamped." So, I waited. Until today. 

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Are you able to think outside the box?


It's easy to have a grand plan for everything you do in life, along with trying to plot and control the outcome. Although it's important to advocate for yourself and your own destiny, sometimes it's better to let life just happen.

You know you can dramatically change your life by being more creative in the things you strive for? This means thinking outside of the box and while you are still making firm decisions about what you want out of life, you are letting the mystery of life guide you too.

Creativity comes from the mystery. Trust your inner wisdom.

Don't be intimidated that the unknown knows more about your life than you do. Work together with the unknown to learn its messages. Take a second look at synchronicities. Do you run into the same person, or at least see them drive by in a car not noticing you, every day? Don't you think there is a reason for this, and if so, don't you want to find out what you each can share with each other?

I know I do.

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What is up with the iPhone auto-correct feature? A tangled web...

Any iPhone owner who sends text messages has learned with practice that the auto-correct feature, which is usually turned on by default when you get your phone, is not always your friend. After using it for awhile it supposedly gets to know you with its artificial intelligence. How cool! But aren't there some words it determines that you really wonder about? 

It's fascinating for me to try to put my own mind into the computer mind of the auto-correct and imagine a tangled web of letters and words coming in, with many choices depending on the next web. It can almost be like choices we make every second in life, each based on the previous moment. 

Doesn't the idea of auto-correct bring to mind a spell checker, which would imply that if you spell a word incorrectly, its built-in smarts will correct your spelling and thereby come up with a word that actually exists in the English language?

This is not always the case with the iPhone though, is it. What about words that are not even words? I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. 

Also, why can't it figure out that I just forgot a space? It's great at figuring out the missing apostrophe though. 

What about the suggestions? While I'm typing, I see the suggestion pop up and if I want to chose it I will. But, I don't chose it, want to keep my word I typed, see it actually typed out, and then... after [Send] it is the wrong word! 

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What words describe your chaotic mind today?


What words describe you in this moment?

Feeling like you woke up on the wrong side of the bed and need to restart your morning?

Feeling computer savvy yet you have housework to do and feeling your insides jumping out of their skin begging you to exercise?

Feeling like you would love to jump-start your business on all social media sites that you can think of, but chaos in your mind creeps in to tell you that you don't know where to start?

One of my artist social media clients told me this morning:

Sometimes my social media computer brain wants to walk into the woods and spend all day amongst the air and reality of the temporal world... to realign my molecules to focus on pixels and bytes.

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What does your miscellaneous kitchen drawer say about you?


Most people have a drawer in their kitchen that can be categorized as a miscellaneous utensil drawer. Almost everyone has their silverware organized in a divider. But what about the rest? What does your miscellaneous drawer say about you? 

Do you have every tool you can ever imagine, many because someone else said you should? Or do you only keep the tools you need?

Do you often go through your drawer to clear out broken parts, or clean up crumbs that may have gathered in there?

Do you sometimes rewash everything in the drawer? Do you make sure that you have no plastic? 

Now re-read all of those sentences in relation to your organization in your life, specifically your physical work space and your computer desktop and computer files.

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How to make the most of your commute: Turn off the technology

Do you find yourself working all the time, even while you're driving your car? Texting while driving. "Just one real quick," you tell yourself? Voice mails from your bluetooth that no one can really hear anyway effectively? 

You think it's a good way to remain on top of your busy schedule. You think it's the only way you can stay on top of all of your new fancy technology and social media (even though enough is enough..). It's a good way, however, to be unsafe on the road, and also to become an expert in Traffic School. You know you will certainly find yourself with many tickets, not to mention potential accidents.

So why not ask yourself... are you really more effecitve in your business life, social life (or life in general) when you operate in this manner?

All of us, even the busiest, could benefit with some nice quiet time. Make driving into a peaceful experience where you focus on who you are, and settle your mind.

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