Sunday, August 22, 2010

Urgently Important

We all do it.


Distract ourselves.

Piddle around getting other things done rather than doing what we NEED to get down.

For me, it's not always that I don't want to DO what I need to get done, I would just rather do other things. Years ago, I learned Stephen Covey's method of using a quadrant to help move people along when blocked by an overwhelming To-Do list or life in general. It helps to prioritize things quite easily.

There are four blocks in the quadrant. You can make four lists or list the appropriate "Q" beside each item on your list.

Q1 - Important and Urgent
Q2 - Important but NOT Urgent
Q3 - Not Important but Urgent
Q4 - Not Important and Not Urgent

This isn't new stuff, folks. You've seen similar ways to prioritize. But the success comes in actually DOING IT.
You don't necessarily have to do this everyday, maybe as you're planning your week or weekend. Maybe as you're checking emails. So, stop right now and start prioritizing. You'll be surprised how many things aren't really as urgent and important as you've made them to be.

I've got to go now. I have more urgent and important things to do!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

BlogHer '11 in San Diego

I just signed up for next year's BlogHer Conference. I can't wait to go! If you looking for an event geared towards bloggers, usually women, this is THE EVENT you should be going to. 

It is very reasonably priced. And in 2011, the event will be held in San Diego.

Go to http://www.blogher.com/blogher-11 to check it out!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Four Things

I'm still overwhelmed by all the wonderful information and friendships I brought back with me from the BlogHer Conference (www.blogher.com) last week.

Here are four things I learned at that event that will stay with me:

1. Social media is just ONE part of a marketing plan.

2. Big brands (companies) want to hear what little ol' me has to say.

3. People can blog about the most inane and insane things and people will read it.

4. I have a voice. Use it.

What has stuck with you from a recent event you attended?

Friday, August 6, 2010

BlogHer '10

I am so impressed with the quality of information at this conference. Most of the stuff I've learned has been from talking to other attendees. For most of us, blogging is a part-time or extra-curricularactivity. And I've heard how challenging it has been for some attendees to get here.
For the rest of the conference, I'm going to ask everyone I meet what they do when life gets in their way.
Meantime, I'm going to go through my registration bag and see what goodies are hidden there! (For some reason I can't upload the photo.) There's tons of stuff in the bag and I haven't even hit the exhibit hall yet!

I Am Not Alone

I'm attending BlogHer '10 in NYC. What an incredible energy! What incredible insight and ideas! In my circle of friends, only a handful blog. It was so refreshing to be with a group of people that
"get it" and "get me".
Admittedly, it is a little overwhelming. I'm already planning how I will approach next year's event.
In the past, I've almost always been working events. As an attendee, it's really nice to relax and learn and just listen.
Unfortunately, my hotel's Internet access has not been working. So, this is the first time I've had a chance to get online.
I'm going home with plenty of ideas to share.