People often tell me I’m a busy woman. But we’re all busy, right? Everyone has to contend with finding time outside of their jobs, families, health, social obligations, and a ton of other responsibilities. So when I mentioned to a new acquaintance that I am in the midst of writing two books (“How to Create a Revolution” and “The Expanded Edition: How to Start Your Business with $100”), working on the Our Revolution Project, and composing an opera for the 140 Characters Conference, they ask me how I could possibly do all that. What can I say? I am all about effective productivity. There are a ton of things that I do and want to do, but still need and want my free time. Here is a list of tools and resources that I use to be productive: Time Management Tools: Are are some of my favorite tools that you can use to help save time. 1. Evernote – Whether you are working on a big project or just need a place to organize your upcoming blog posts, Evernote is what I would recommend. The platform (and its Iphone app) are incredibly easy to use and allows [...]
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Life has a funny way of teaching us the lessons we are supposed to learn. As I strolled through the silent snowy streets today, I realized that these lessons I have learned over the passed few months were always there waiting for me. I had to laugh out loud (and then looked around to see if anyone saw this woman walking in the middle of the street laughing to herself), because life is so simple that sometimes we forget. We forget what we are suppose to learn, but also what we’re meant to teach others. So, it’s time. Each of us have the power to change the world. Everything you do sets the course for a series of events. Some will directly impact you and some will not. But they still come from you. And that is why I need your help. Starting in February, I’m launching Revolution! Revolution! is an interactive transmedia project that will empower each and every one of us to help facilitate change in some way, no matter how small. Whether its change at home, in your community, globally or just within you- you will have the tools you need to be the change you wish [...]
Have milestone goals within projects, relationships and partnerships. Commit yourself to that goal and then once reached, assess whether or not you want to move forward. If there are other parties involved, make sure that they are in agreement with the milestone that is set.
The things we are most grateful for seem to come to us from the most unexpected places. This guest blog post for ConnectCops and how I met the site owner are no different. After the 140 Conference in Boston, I began conversing with some amazing people I had met earlier in the day. Next thing I know, I began sharing a small bit of my story in which a few detectives helped me realize I had to turn my life around. After a few tears (yes, I cried. Don’t tell anyone. ), Lauri Stevens asked for the following from me. This post is dedicated to Detective Brown and Detective Burke of the West Haven, Connecticut Police Department. You can save a life. You may not be aware that it is happening—it could be a simple conversation, a violent interaction, or just your presence in a situation. Some small part of your day-to-day that you wouldn’t normally blink at could be the life changing moment for someone else. It was for me. I was dragged into the station on two counts of mail fraud. Who knew that sending threatening letters to people through the mail would be a federal offense? I [...]
As many of you know, I’m speaking today on “Creating Revolutions” at the 140 Characters Conference in Detroit. This is a great conference with tons of great advice and storytelling. Here is your chance to watch it live. Just click below and enjoy! Connect with Ja-Naé on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook ______________ Looking to start a business or own a small business? Please consider reading my book, How to Start Your Business with $100. You should find what you’re looking for.