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Ha, currently procranisting updating my resume for this very reason, so, I'm not always active in this!
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Procrastinators: Stereotypes and Science
Hysterical because it's so true!
*Clearing throat. Standing shakily. Eyes darting around while tentatively raising hand*
Hello everyone: My name is Chris, and I'm an active procrastinator. I admit that the rush of a deadline makes me more creative. It stops the gremlins from speaking too loudly, and the "what if's" from popping into my head. It allows me to operate at a gut level and just GO, there is no time for anything else.
Of course, then, those thing pop up afterwards. " if there was more time we could have done xyz.
Shonali, how wonderful to *meet* you. I laughed out loud when I read you just wanted to be "good enough" for someone to marry - what a journey you've had since then! Would love to hear more about it!
Also, has anyone noticed a reoccurring theme about not trusting your gut? And how often it's women saying this? Why is this? In retrospect I've found that gut reactions are my subconscious kicking me there, reminding me immediately that I have a wealth of information in my past that tells me something is wrong, or right, but maybe I can't call upon exact details at that moment. I am always sorry when I don't follow it and yet, I continue to rationalize my way through going against it.
And, if women like Shonali do it, at least I know I'm in good company, but it also seems like we should be able to stop second guessing ourselves, and trust our own good judgement.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Shonali Burke
@Eleanor Pierce @belllindsay @ClayMorgan ha, just wrote that. Read Chris, THEN comment, lol.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Join Tim Frick for a Special Author Q&A Today
@timfrick @Howie Goldfarb It is helpful to me to know that there doesn't seem to be a "right" answer to this and that these conversations are so popular, lol. Have to head to amazon when I get home and add this to my cart. :-) Today we are "agonizing" over whether to keep press releases on our site from 2011. Users are searching repeating events, coming across the OLD press release for the date and then (are understandably aggravated) when they discover the date is wrong. I say user experience trumps SEO, ALWAYS, but there is this great giant fear of deleting content. And, I've been here 9 days, so it's hard to throw on the armor and say convincingly, "Yes, do this. Do it now. Build it properly and they will come, and then tell their friends"
@Eleanor Pierce @belllindsay What an awesome analogy!
@timfrick @Eleanor Pierce I am the nerdiest nerd, I just downloaded the page, lol. Though I "know it" I'm the new web design specialist for a Forest Preserve District that fits SO MANY needs, and hence, has so MANY voices, it's nice to just have it as a quick focal point as I continue to get my arms around the organization.
@ginidietrich @Eleanor Pierce what do you think?
6 months, 1 week ago on Join Ann Handley for a Special Author Q&A Today
@annhandley @ginidietrich we rebuilt our shed last year (and by we, I mean a dear friend took charge of several other dear friends while I frittered about and made sure everyone had food, drinks and didn't pass out). When it was done I wanted so badly to run electric to it and make it my office! I'm jealous; are there pictures?
@Eleanor Pierce ohhhh yessss, this was a major MAJOR issue and stomping point for me once- photographers are visual people. Many of them undervalue writing and communication then don't understand when people complain and have issues. Oh, I could go on here for a looooooong time, but it's late.
@corinamanea @LauraPetrolino @Eleanor Pierce @annhandley @belllindsay you guys need Aqua notes! http://www.amazon.com/Aquanotes-Aqua-Notes-Waterproof-Notepad/dp/B003W09LTQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408679219&sr=8-1&keywords=shower+memo+pad
@Eleanor Pierce @belllindsay @corinamanea @ginidietrich @biggreenpen and wine!
@ClayMorgan @LauraPetrolino 20 minutes is massive?!?! *shaking head*
@ginidietrich @Eleanor Pierce especially when they're PURPLE!
@biggreenpen @Eleanor Pierce @ginidietrich @JoeyGiangola @Howie Goldfarb @lkpetrolino again with the glitter!!!
@aimeelwest @annhandley For me this happens because I am either 1)i afraid to say what I want to say (in which case, I plow through and "type it out" while hovering over my screen least someone walk by me and read it, 2) have too many other nitty natty things-to-do that SOMETIMES just need to get done before my mind will happily settle or 3)I'm just out of ideas, in which case, I freewrite every.single.thing. that comes to my mind until I get back on track.
@ginidietrich um , Cleveland......?!?!?!?!?! Do I need to get on a plane soon?
@johnjwall Me toooooooo!!!!!!!
I don't understand... Ann Handley AND Marcus (like Madonna, he needs no last name) were BOTH in Ohio last year for the content seminar...Gini, where WERE you?!?!?!
*sigh* I guess that would have tipped the scale of awesomeness and the room may have ACTUALLY erupted in sparkly glitter, which is a terrible thing to have to clean up and would have resulted in astronomical cleaning fees which would have in turn upped the price of this year's seminar and that would be awful so I GUESS it's ok that you weren't there and I didn't get to meet you but it still sucks, just like spin.
And, if you Give a Mouse a Cookie.....
@biggreenpen @Marcus_Sheridan no. way. ;-)
6 months, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Marcus Sheridan
@Marcus_Sheridan @annelizhannan no CRAPOLA in the POOL!
@biggreenpen @bdorman264 @LauraPetrolino @GiniDietrich I love that he is so little that even newborn pants are too big! SOOOO sweet.
@bdorman264 @GiniDietrich You're a grandpa!! CONGRATS!!!! Joy to you!
Gini, it's not just that he picks on you- it's that he has the eyes of a falcon and can read your name tag from across the room! I had the pleasure of seeing Marcus speak last year in Ohio at the Content Marketing World Small Business Seminar and I'm so glad to see him here!
Now, about that webinar! Marcus, I can see you from here, what do you say?
I don't understand "spray and pray." At all. When I was in highschool, I completed a work from home study from the Children's Institute of Literature (I tried to do it sooner, but they rejected me because I was too young). The first thing they tell you when pitching your children's story is to LEARN THE MARKET. Don't send a story about recycling to a magazine that talks about animals, unless they are helped or hurt by recycling. Not only won't It sell, but, you'll also anger the person who has to wade through your slush. And people CHANGE JOBS, so by the time you send them something relevant, they won't WANT to listen to you. It was common sense to me as a teenager, why do so many "professional" adults have this issue???
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Three Simple Ways to Take PR 101 Tips to the Next Level
Oh! I love love LOVE that drop box idea! :-) Thanks so much!
@ginidietrich @ClayMorgan probably the same ones women get at like, 29.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on What Having it All Really Means
@ginidietrich @TaraFriedlundGeissinger um, yes. See, that was easy!
@ginidietrich @belllindsay where is all this free help coming from; can someone sign me up for this please?
@ginidietrich @Danny Brown there was a rut?
@ginidietrich @debdobson62 I cannot wait for that post.
@ginidietrich @photo chris @RobBiesenbach awesome. just awesome.
@ifdyperez I ask men that all the time; starting small.
@ginidietrich @KevinVandever oh, mac and cheese! This post is making me hungry. again.
@ginidietrich @photo chris I know. At some point, you have to choose. So, if I'm going to feel terrible that I'm missing my family because I've only had snippets of time with them all week, or what I REALLY need is some quite time to unwind and sit in a noiseless space (let's not forget, only child!) I've learned to take it. Otherwise I turn into a miserable human an NO ONE wins. People have just gotten used to me being a better "winter" friend.
@jdrobertson @photo chris That. Sounds. Awesome!!! How did I never learn this?
@ginidietrich @bdorman264 ohhhh, I'm writing this down right under, "Your priorities are the things you do, not the things you say you do."
Sometimes it's awful to be open and flexible.
@AmyVernon @photo chris @ginidietrich I think I'm in a touchy-feely business, lol. The men who were in my networking group would bring up family often. I was shown pictures of wives, kids, new grandchildren, wonderful stuff! Whether that was because I was a woman, or the wedding industry is just more fuzzy (um, duh!) I don't know. But info like this always hits me like a ton of bricks. It's like I woke up in 1985.
@jdrobertson @photo chris I wish I could claim to be that hard core! But, if you have a recipe for twist bread from scratch, I'll take it!
That IS Fascinating! I can't imagine. I'm trying to think if my husband talks about all he does at home. Or if my brillant ceo girlfriend talk s about her family in the networking CEO group she runs. I'm really not sure. My hubby does alot. I could easily say 50 50. When i work more, probably 60/40. But at the same time, I had the expectation of this partnership when I got married, when we w were dating. I've also, since children, had to learn to let things GO. IT'S SOOooohard!! I really do love when everything is clean and put away. But really, that's a fallacy unless you spend hours doing it. I could go nuts trying to keep it straight or let it go and have some fun. My house distresses my parents, lol. They'll say, sometimes you just have to stay home and clean. I tell them noone's going to kill themselves on the blocks, and I'm not spending the few hours of truly free time I have making every thing look perfect. Why pass that expectation on to my kids?
I think part of the problem is that women are still looking for real life examples to validate their own choices, so when we see another woman in a high powered position, we immediately want to know what the trade off is and if it's acceptable in our life. I dont tjink men do this. Personally want to know that of EVERY "successful" preson I meet, regardless of gender.
@TaraFriedlundGeissinger @biggreenpen I remember yoga, I did it before I had a stomach that got in the way of bending in half.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on What Having it All Really Means
@Jen Novotny @photo chris um, maybe sooner than you think...? We celebrated my daughter's birthday this weekend and over her birthday dinner I get asked, "hey mom, did I come from your belly, or your private zone?" She's seven.
@Jen Novotny I KNOW! When I was working FT, AND shooting, I didn't have a problem making or taking calls when I was "off" and my co-workers would always tell me that I was crazy. I would tell them no, working in a tight schedule without felxibility was crazy, life was crazy, children were crazy- putting in a bit of time here of there when it was "unscheduled," and always getting to be at my best, PERFECT!
And, those PT jobs- YES PLEASE! I've finally determined that a professional part-time schedule is what's best, but I feel like I'm getting the hair eyeball professionally. ergh.
@ginidietrich @Jen Novotny ohhhhh, I cannot watch those. I'm mad for months afterwards. And I cry and cry and cry.
@Jen Novotny I try (I SWEAR!) to think this way.... Saturday morning.... Ok Chris, it's NOT a big deal that your hubby got up with the kids to let you sleep in but then gave them applejacks for breakfast and let them watch two hours of cartoons while you slept. It's not it's not it's not. (And really, It's NOT!) I have a friend who used to say, "You're going to get blamed in the therapists office in 20 years anyway, do what you want." :-)
@jdrobertson @photo chris HA! Yes, my sense of humor is always up for teasing! Sorry for the delay in a laugh- I was in a wireless deadzone camping with the family this weekend. 6 hours of swimming and no wi-fi in sight, GLORIOUS!
Ha! And here I was thinking that it was work interfering with family...