Find each other here and set up your own informal Success Teams. Registered leaders will visit and can be asked questions.
Hi blythe I'm not ignoring you. Seems like the notify system is on the blink or doesn't recognise being read through another browser. Yay, technology! The sigh technique is the one Barbara mentioned in her last audio tip. You can access them through http://www.geniuspress.com. They arrive weekly and take under two minutes to listen to. Useful. At the moment I have freeze-dried feet and panic. Where on earth did I get the idea that 'finding what I wanted' would result in assurance and abiding happiness???? Like standing on the diving board for the big kids for the first time. Yeek! Swallow dive and starfish landing! If you can find a copy of William Bridges book 'Transitions' you might find it comforting. I think it's been reprinted recently. From what he's said we're both in the Neutral phase and the flip flops are to be expected. When I'm a bit further along, I'd like to drop you a PM to spread out the heirloom and check for moth holes, if that's still ok. t.
Hi happykat Welcome back. I've been counting you as one of the gang since you first came by! The public post looks quiet-ish but there's also a traffic in PMs. Do I recall correctly that you were busy 'scrubbing space' (Flylady)and moving out of Chaos, as well as doing 'music for kids'? I'm down to the dregs of my own great upheaval (you can put that in capitals if you like. It feels about that big!) I'm contemplating rejoining the local Chamber of Commerce so I get to mix and mingle more. An antidote for hermit tendencies. And I'm working my way doggedly through 'Making Dreams Happen' - the audio version put out by mesdames Sher, Winter and Young. To kickstart my flat imagination. Found a great book (for me) about using humour to learn. I'm trying the one that says 'stop trying to be cute and original; start from the safe and familiar and let the imagination go on from there.' 'Original' hasn't worked for me this far - so I'll give it a go. PS I'm still grateful for your mention of the Flylady and the lead to Chaos. Oh how I've let that one be one of my favourite excuses! Nice to see it go, though. What would help you right now?
On Sunday I decided to post my version of Flylady's daily routines: (see http://www.flylady.net): not that I ever do much of it, but perhaps posting it will motivate me. I have reminded myself that posting it won't put me under any obligation to do all or even any of it, but it might help me to have the list and be able write \"done\" beside things. Morning routine: make bed morning yoga exercises, in four parts: head turn in one direction, knees in other knees apart stomach pumping nostril breathing meditate walk or run - have already spent quite a bit of time walking up and down in the sunshine. It is summer here in Australia, and I am wearing a skimpy singlet top, trying to tan in the right places for the dress I will be wearing for my sister's wedding in a couple of weeks' time. (This was at my mom's suggestion by the way - that kind of thing never would have occurred to me!) have breakfast - done take vitamins - done clean bathroom clean toilet wash face brush hair - done check calender PODA or To Do list 5 min room rescue 15 min trash collection phone calls - done Afternoon routine: Full yoga session with C.D. (if not already done today) meditate exercise (if not already done enough) 5 min room rescue - done 15 min trash collection start dinner - done Evening routine: living room kitchen entrance/hallways review checklist check calender start PODA or To Do list see if there is something else I can do ready for tomorrow things ready by door start breakfast clothes for tomorrow exercise (if not already done enough) If not already done today, do yoga session with C.D. meditate brush teeth, clean face pyjamas journal or reflection go to bed at a consistant time final reflection before falling asleep Weekly tasks: change sheets -done Laundry: in machine - done laundry: hung out - done laundry: put away empty wastepaper baskets vacuum mop mirrors and doors dust water plants 15 mins zone work fridge shopping pay bills file papers clean handbag/backpack clean car advertise business Wow, that should give me a lot of choices from day to day! It did get me thinking, adjusting the routine to suit me. I have also reminded myself that I can alter it at any point in time, and that if I get used to following a regular routine it will probably show up for me more clearly what patterns and plans suit me best, so that I will better know what further alterations to make. One alteration I have made already is to eliminate for the time being the 2 min hot spots, because I tried picking up some junk setting the timer for 2 mins, and it went off so soon that I thought I might as well have set it for 5 mins. There probably aren't really any \"hot spots\" in my house, as it is all just a big mess. Perhaps I will end up gradually extending the number of mins to set the timer for, so that it will become a longer-than-5-mins \"room rescue\":) I am certainly becoming a convert to using the timer! I found on Tuesday I didn't know where to start with picking things up, so it was easiest to just set the timer and then hurry to do what I could before it rang. Last month I cleared out the hallway cupboard for the purpose of freeing up more storage space, and yesterday I started putting some clothes in it as I picked them up off the floor. Not that I will be likely to always keep clothes in that cupboard, but for the time being it is a good way of helping me to make a new start, since my bedroom is such a mess:)
Hi all -- sorry for the delay in responding, been consumed by other things. But I am definitely still interested in any forum about people helping each other to succeed. If I can offer a few thoughts -- it might be that this particular thread is just in need of "new blood", so to speak. It is rather old (10+ pages, after all!) and so it may be a bit hard for others to get a handle on what the original purpose was all about. I propose that a new thread be started. And Happykat, I think you'd be an excellent one to start that off, if you're willing? You could title it anything you want, of course, but an idea or two might be: "Online Entrepreneurial Brainstorming II", or maybe even "Online Entrepreneurial Success Teams, Continued". Then all that would be needed for your first post would be an intro paragraph stating what we hope to accomplish together (e.g., help each other succeed, and brainstorm ideas for success) as well as (perhaps) making a cross-reference to this thread for further reference. I think this approach might draw fresh "membership", as well as reach some of the former membership that may have lost touch with this thread overtime. I, for one, promise I would watch for your post and would join in! Also, PMing tends to be a one-on-one scenario, and as such the "audience" is limited. This is good for "off-line" conversations on a 1:1 basis, but not for group input so much. Just some rambling thoughts. Let me know what you think.
I'm all for starting a new thread: Online and remote entrepreneurs -- making it this year. We could brainstorm the ideas we already have (and we all already have ideas, right? I know I do), then decide which ones to pursue, gather our info together, share it, share contacts, too, when possible (important in any Team) then help each other each week or whenever. Game? Ana
I'm game. That is - if the new thread has room for someone already in business, but looking for a support team that will help with brainstorming ideas on how to grow that business, as well as keeping me accountable for weekly baby steps toward goals? In return, I'd welcome the opportunity to support other team members in their own goals and "baby steps" ownership, as well as brainstorming. I think the only thing remaining is: a volunteer to start the new thread! Whose up for it?
I've been having a hard time getting anyone local to do either an Idea Party or a Success Team. Since it appears the face-to-face thing isn't going to happen as quickly as I'd like, I'm opting to investigate an online group. I had set up, in anticipation of that, a Yahoo Group because it included a chat function. I thought that might make the brainstorming a little more fluid. Since I need a support team, I'd like to extend an invitation to y'all to come on over, see what you think, and if it would maybe serve as a homebase. It's at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thinktank_central/ Comments, suggestions, etc are most welcome! Deb
Oh, I forgot to mention that I'm chomping at the bit to launch my business (gift baskets, to start) and get out of the mortgage industry grind. I plan on using my contacts in the mortgage business to build a customer base & branch out from there as the opportunities arise. I've already got one former loan officer willing to strong arm a couple of his new co-workers into buying from me! Deb
joined it:)Exit_Strategy wrote:I've been having a hard time getting anyone local to do either an Idea Party or a Success Team. Since it appears the face-to-face thing isn't going to happen as quickly as I'd like, I'm opting to investigate an online group. I had set up, in anticipation of that, a Yahoo Group because it included a chat function. I thought that might make the brainstorming a little more fluid. Since I need a support team, I'd like to extend an invitation to y'all to come on over, see what you think, and if it would maybe serve as a homebase. It's at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thinktank_central/ Comments, suggestions, etc are most welcome! Deb