The Baristas are coming, The Baristas are coming!!!

Actually, it’s probably supposed to be The Baristas is coming…but it just didn’t sound right…

Anyway…I’m super excited that the sequel to Justin Kownacki’s internet TV show Something To Be Desired is starting on January 31!

Here’s the teaser:

What is the next action?

Just finishing up listening to the audiobook by David Allen, “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity”. I had already read the book, but somehow taking the audiobook along with me in the car (via my phone) made real impact. I noticed that it’s laid out with the action steps up front, and then the reasoning behind the actions at the back.

I am sure I’m late in the game, but Mr. Allen is really on to something. If you, at this moment, are feeling overwhelmed, and over burdened by stuff in your head, then you could stand to give this book a read (or listen!) In fact, if I were to share this book with you, and I knew you weren’t sure if it would work for you, I would probably have you start with Chapter 11. That chapter is more about the “Why” that this system works, not the “How”.

(Or, if you’re searching for something to get you organized, and you’re itching to get started, just dig in at Chapter 1.)

This blog post wasn’t meant to be a book review, though I may convert it into my standard format later. This post is actually me realizing that the thought that came into my head “Hey! I should blog about this!” and my use of the “Can an action item be done in 2 minutes?” criteria for action, I am recklessly(? Ha!) throwing a post out there without formatting or perfectionism kicking in.

I think this book rocks. I think it could help a lot of people. I wanted to tell you about it. So, there it is!

Help us Drop some Love on Jill!!

My last post gave a little hint about Love Drop. Now I want to tell you a little bit more…

What is Love Drop?

Love Drop is a micro-giving network of people who unite as a community to help one person or family a month. By subscribing to the team for as low as $1, they make it easy for their members to change lives in a fun and tangible way. Each month Love Drop delivers a unique combination of unexpected financial gifts, personal encouragement and the support of local and online communities.

How does it all work?

Every month the Love Drop community comes together to raise as much support and awareness as we possibly can. It starts on the website – LoveDrop.us, gets spread across our entire network of blogs, continues through the forums where all our members are brainstorming, and finally lands on the front steps of our recipients. Literally.
At the end of every month, Nate and J$ show up in the town the people live in to deliver this pile of goodness. The money, the gifts, the services, everything! It’s all on film, and it all ends with an amazing outpouring of love. And then it starts all over again the next month.
Help them, and their flagship partner, Kona Grill, make this drop in Chicago amazing!

So, how can you help?

This project is all about coming up with creative and fun ways to make a difference for someone. Here’s what you can do to make our first Love Drop special for Jill and her family:

  • Join the team – Become a member by paying whatever you want. Even $1.00.
  • Join our blogger network – Blog about our Love Drops once a month! It’s easy, it’s rewarding, and it REALLY helps spread the word (which in turn helps the families!). Love Drop will give you all the content you need.
  • Give a gift or provide a service – Gift cards, household goods, football cards/jerseys for the boys, web design services, pampering gifts for Jill, etc. (email all ideas/questions to team (at) lovedrop.us, and we’ll make it happen)

Would you consider helping us out?

TEDWomen – Arianna Huffington: How to succeed? Get more sleep

Got a note about this one today from the This Week on TED newsletter. Just had to share. It’s a great reminder. One I will try to put into action tonight! 🙂

Love Drop – What is it?

Community as it was intended. Thanks Nate. Thanks J.







Where in the world…

List three countries you’d like to visit, and why you want to go.
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  1. Germany…because I love the sound of the language, want to learn it, and have a couple of friends who live there that I’d like to visit.
  2. Australia…because it’s on the other side of the planet, and they have kangroos.
  3. England…because…well, ’cause I want to? Been working on genealogy and my family on my maternal grandfather’s side emigrated from there.