At the beginning of last year I stumbled on the book “Organisation for the Creative Person” by Dorothy Lehmkuhl and Dolores Cotter lamping.
At that time I was feeling anxious and uncertain about what to do with my life, and my life was very thinly spread across many activities.
I found the book to be tremendously helpful. Being unsure about what you want makes it difficult to say “No” to opportunities, just in case you are making the wrong decision!
“If you don’t know what you want, how do you know what to do next?”
Some people are very clear on what they want in life. A truly successful life includes ethics, family and community. A deep feeling of satisfaction and contentment equals success.
A useful exercise could be to:
- Visualise how your home, office or studio would look
- Think about when you die, what will you have wanted to accomplish
There are many opportunities out there. But by carrying out these exercises I have been able to think about making sure all the aspects that are important to me are incorporated in my schedule. If they are not included, they will not happen! Whether that be your own personal health and fitness or your desire to help others in some voluntary capacity.
I was delighted to tick of the majority of my 2010 goals. This year 2011, as life circumstances yet again change. I am drawn to the thinking of the FlyLady in helping to keep on top of things at home, but also applying the principles to other aspects of life, so that I can incorporate the things that are important to me in life without burning out.
Rome wasn’t built in a day! What helpful tips do you have that you could share?
Today I have been researching articles on blog writing. I enjoyed the post by @PoLRBlog http://econsultancy.com/uk/blog/7448-25-reasons-why-you-should-be-blogging#blog_comment_58878 .
If you are in business or have a cause you wish to promote via social media, then this article may help prompt you to start blog writing, or reinvigorate you if you have become weary.
For those just starting out make use of WordPress, Blogger and TypePad.
Useful sources of articles to write blogs on are:
- Google alerts
- Twitter Search
There should be at least one article you find of interest and can blog about. This promotes integration which @wenbryant is keen to foster within the industry and to quote @Klout, your amplification and network will be developed. It will also ensure you keep abreast of what is happening in your industry. I think this is a great discipline to develop in an industry as fast paced as Social Media.
There is great power in a great infographic used in a blog. As seen here in Eileen Brown’s blog. http://eileenbrown.wordpress.com/ .
These are a few of the things I have managed to glean today. Let me know if there was anything of interest to you, or if you have any tips/advice for myself.