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                            September   2012

GJ at Tng 

Ready to roll-on towards 2013?  What do you need to get accomplished before it arrives?   You have 3 months, 4 days!  :)
Early voting begins 27 October through 1 November - in Maryland. 
Goggle your County to find your specific early voting locations and go VOTE!  Dates and times are different across the country.  Some States have already started their early voting - INFORM YOURSELF and go!.
Talk about Time Management - it took me 6 minutes from parking, to voting, to pulling off  last time.       

"CONNECT" Somewhere

There are people on the move.  If you are ready 'to do' - let me introduce you to:


1.  Sisters4Sisters Network, Inc. ~ I am a Lifetime Member.

Our motto - "Women Helping Women to Connect..."   Founder:  Peggy Morris.


2.  Women Empowered To Achieve The impossible (WETATi) ~ I am a Member.  Women daring to do the impossible!!  Founder:  Margaret Dureke


3.  GIEWE - Global Institute for Empowered Women Entrepreneurs (GIEWE).   I am a Member.  An entrepreneurial training organization. "Come ... Celebrate YOU!"  Founder - Marlena M.D. Kelley


4.  Smart Business Empowerment Group (SBEG) - Men and Women come and learn how to be a Contractor [Federal government; State; County ...] from a person 'who has been there, done that and has many t-shirts".   Founder: Pam Knight


5.  Need a place to collaborate, study and work - Join the "Eat The Frog" Productivity Group [held on Monday and Thursday]   at the CEO BUSINESS CAFE` - "Where Business Belongs"   Founders ~ Rick and Odessa Hopkins  6305 Ivy Lane  Suite 100 Greenbelt, Maryland 20770   


One of these has to meet the need you have -- so, the ball is in your court --- 'WHA CHA' Going DO??!!


I have shared this tidbit at least 6 times in the past month, so I am thinking others will benefit from this also. Time is moving and things are getting done that 'squeak'; BUT, what to do with the rest.  Taper this as you need for you, but: 




Take a deep breath and grab a notebook or few pieces of paper.  Be determined that you WILL allot sometime EACH DAY to do something with the items you are about to write - it can be as little as 10 minutes; 30 minutes - what 'free' time do you have?  USE IT!!!  This is for YOU.


1.  Go room to room and write down what needs to be taken care of [preferably each room on a separate piece of paper].  Use a loose-leaf binder or a notebook - when you are in that room or area, turn to that page and do something [anything] on your list - IT IS ALL GOOD.


2.  You will find that you will need to give-up some time on something else to get a good start at this but, it will be worth it.  The list is the key.  You won't feel so overwhelmed and random thoughts will not be running through your mind - once you have done the list.  You can always be doing something positive to reduce the list; whenever and wherever [work or home, anywhere].


3.  Do the hardest FIRST - even if it is only a few minutes a day. Saturday and Sunday - definitely devote an hour towards 'the elephant' in the room.  But, you can choose where you devote your time - from your list of necessary to-do's - IT IS ALL GOOD.  


Do the hardest pieces during your best energy period - if you are a morning person:  get up half hour early and tackle the "elephant" in a time space where you won't be disturbed.  I do my 'most important'  before the phone can ring - you never know what is needed of you - on the other end of the line when you answer.  So, if it turns out that your  day 'takes off' - at least, you can made a conscience dent on your project, with a clear head.  If you are an afternoon/evening person:   save your 'most important' until employees have left for the day [you won't be stuck in rush hour traffic!!] Or, at home - after the children have gone to bed -- perhaps, a little early.  (Smiles)


4. SET maintenance systems in-place so you won't have to do this again!!   Example:  throw away/or shred junk mail when you bring in the mail.   Have 1 designated place to place bills you need to pay (whether by check or online) - do the 'paying' weekly or setup your online automatic paying on a 2-week or monthly basis.


5. Very Important - build in time to - do nothing!!  Do something fun; restful.   You personally need time to re-generate. After a 'big' project or several 'small'  - take a mini vacation:   Night out {Dinner and movie};  a drive to the mountains or the beach; go to an exhibit you want to see or a sporting event.





Last Words



"I don't know the key to success; but,

the key to failure is trying to please everyone." 




"Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years;

people grow old by deserting their ideals.

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt;

as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear;

as young as your hope, as old as your despair."

-- Douglas MacArthur








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Gloria-Jean Brown