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Did you hear about Katch?

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Trending, Tutorial Tuesday | 0 comments

Did you hear about Katch?

Hey Periscopers!

Not sure if you’ve heard yet but Katch is closing :-( FOREVER on May 4, 2016. All videos will stop recording on April 22, 2016.

I know, it sucks because it made scoping and recording said scopes easy to share.

What does this mean?

It means that everything that you have not transferred to Youtube will be deleted.

There are two ways to save your videos:

  • Download them to your computer and then post them on your site or blog or upload them manually to youtube.
  • Katch.me created a transfer tool to help you transfer all of your videos to youtube. Sadly, your comments can not be copied, your music may be flagged and some videos may just fail.

Read the heartfelt goodbye here. You can stay tuned for FAQ and see the shut down schedule.

 

It’s all about that SCRUM

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in NaBloPoMo, Organization | 0 comments

BlogHer Daily Prompt: What is the hardest part of a big project: getting the energy to begin, finding the time to work on it, or feeling down that it’s over?

Getting started is the most difficult part of any project for me because I love a new project, in fact I am a serial starter and never finisher. I have to concentrate very hard and map out everything, then set a deadline. So enter SCRUM!

SCRUM -Scrum itself is a simple framework for effective team collaboration on complex software projects.

SCRUM is adapted from software design and is also used by people with attention deficient issues. I am so not claiming the latter just saying, if you have shiny penny syndrome like me, then this may work for you. While usually used for large teams, I have done my best adapt it for one.

  1. Do what you can with what you have – don’t get bogged down with needing special tools if a pen and paper will do the trick.
  2. Constant self-reflection, check in every few days and reevaluate where you are and where you need to be, get rid of things that are not a priority.
  3. Work towards clearly-defined, short-term goals, nuff said.
  4. Plan and work in sprints, set distraction free times and Just Do It!

Wish I could take credit for all of this awesomeness but hey…

A quick overview can be found here.

And here’s a podcast, too.

Let me know how this works for you!

 

No Apologies

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Happiness, NaBloPoMo | 0 comments

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: No Apologies I like the smell of colored pencils and I will can not apologize! A few months ago, I started coloring again. I read an article about how it can lower your blood pressure and is as therapeutic as meditating. C read more

Morning Rituals

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Organization | 0 comments

There’s something to be said for morning rituals!

Since my layoff in the Summer of 2015, I have constantly worked on my morning routine. I went from new mom, back to work for 4 months and then the layoff to stay at home mom. It has been a rocky transition for myself and my son. It took a while to get it all figured out. Thank God for the moms that have come before me and left breadcrumbs to follow.

While I was pregnant I read a great book called the Morning Ritual, by Hal Elrod and it really helped me set my priorities for getting things done. Whenever I get off track, I go back to this book for a refresher. But eh babies are unpredictable so I do my best. Most days, I can follow this but…

As of now here is my adapted routine:

6:00 am – Wake up review bullet journal and set 2 must do tasks

6:30 am – Exercise and meditate

7:00 am – Start breakfast and wake the baby

7:30 am – 9:30 am prepping for the day and playing, singing and lots of “No, that’s for mommy”!

9:30 am – Put baby down for morning nap and jump on computer

Here is the book here:

Little Words

Posted by on Nov 8, 2015 in NaBloPoMo, Totally Off Topic | 0 comments

In response the The Daily Post’s Prompt: Six of one half…

$uccess,family,new home,kindness,peace

It’s late so…

I am on a mission to make a success of my business, VA by day and blogger soon to be podcaster by night for so many reasons but mainly so that I can take care of my family and purchase a grand box to fill with our memories, laughter and smiles. I would like enough left over to buy a few books, gifts for friends and the occasional random act of kindness. This is what gives me the extra push at the end of a long night when I do not feel like writing and there is laundry to fold.

 

Childhood Lessons

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in NaBloPoMo, Totally Off Topic | 0 comments

What is the most important lesson you learned as a child, and who taught it to you?

Ugh. I think my most important lesson was and still is self reliance. I was responsible for a lot of grown up decisions as a kid. So in part my mom was responsible for teaching me to depend on myself and to seek out the most qualified people when I was stumped.

This is why I initially became a life coach so that I could teach others how to figure out a solution in the most dire of situations.

Everything is figure out-able, said Marie Forleo’s Mom

 

 

NaBloPoMo – Day 4: It’s officially the “Holidays” 2015

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in NaBloPoMo | 0 comments

Well. I roasted and pureed all the pumpkins and stack it neatly in freezer, courtesy of Ree Drummond of The Pioneer Woman. I even roasted the seeds.

That’s right, tis the season already. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, in my family we have lots of birthdays and of course Turkey Day. The most interesting day of note is of course, Turkey Dump Day (11/28 – 11/29) – The turkey dump occurs when a college or university student returns home during the Thanksgiving holiday to break up with their significant other from high school. Just in case you need to send an E-Card or read stories from other dump-ees, here is the official 2015 website.

Don’t know about you but I am not ready! I still need to finish my Christmas list and I am working on what hot and must have tech gadgets for the blog. So I am going to leave you with some Holiday survival advice courtesy of TED.com

 Rethinking Post Holiday Dating
Amy Webb

#NaBloPoMo Day #4

NaBloPoMo – Day 3: Podcasts you should be listening to everyweek

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in NaBloPoMo | 0 comments

When I worked in San Francisco, I had a long commute and found myself panicking if did not check to see if I have downloaded and updated my podcasts. Most of my favorites are on auto download.

This is not by any means an exhaustive list just a few favorites that always change my life in a positive way.

BRILLANT BUSINESS MOMS 

STARTUP

SMART PASSIVE INCOME

ENTREPRENEUR ON FIRE

HOW DID YOU GET INTO THAT?

Honorable mention

Marie Forleo – this isn’t a podcast, it’s a video that shows up in my box every Tuesday.

#NaBloPoMo Day # 3

NaBloPoMo – Day 2: Childhood Wishes

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in NaBloPoMo | 0 comments

NaBloPoMo Daily Prompt Day #2

What was the one toy that a friend had that you wished you had when you were little?

Gees! I can’t remember a toy I coveted from a friend as my mom did the best she could to give us each the one thing we wanted, my brother and I. What I wanted most was for my real family to show up and rescue me, say this family I was born into was a lie.

There weren’t many Black moms on TV when I was a kid so when the Cosby show came on the air in 1984, I was in middle school at that time, I was sure Clair Huxtable was my long lost mom. Oh, how I wished and wished. I even asked my mom if there was a chance I was adopted, not likely since she was only 20 when she had me as a newlywed. Dang! My only hope was a mix up at the hospital.

Well. My wish never came true and I continue to look more and more like my real mother on a daily basis.