It is terrific to know that you can use your phone as a personal organizer and keep your life in order. Today, most busy people carry a smart phone with them at all times. Often the phone is with its owners more than anything else the person owns. For this reason, it makes sense to use the phone as a personal organizer as much as possible. Once upon a time I carried a paper planner book. I enjoyed picking out new organizer pages each year. Even the act of moving appointments and tasks from one organizer page to another made me feel important, special and on top of my game. As the years have gone by, technology has made many tasks, including organizing one’s life easier to manage.
Today, I use my smart phone as my personal organizer. The small size of the unit, the tremendous amount of computing power and the ease of use makes it a no-brainer as a choice for a personal organizer. I do the following on my phone:
It is magnificent to take action now and really live your dream. January of each year is full of talk about dreams. Between the start of the new year and the Martin Luther King holiday, there seems to be talk of nothing but dreams. In a way, this is a good thing. In another way, it is sad. The reason for the sadness is that a dream has almost no worth if a person does not take action to make the dream come true.
When you have a dream it is important to work, to do something to make the dream come true. Faith without work is dead and no one wants to be the owner of a dead dream. At the same time, when you take action on your dream, make sure the action is real and that you are not sabotaging your dream without realizing it. For example, recently I was speaking with a group of entrepreneurs about going from dreams to reality. The discussion revolved around the idea of writing checks for some dream amount the entrepreneur would earn in the future. The filled in checks were to be placed where the could be seen each day. This visual cue was thought to be a source of motivation . More »
It is sensational to look at a classic book like Herman Mellville’s Moby DIck and learn that sometimes stuff is hard, so suck it up buttercup. About two years ago I read Herman Mellville’s Moby Dick for the first time. I had managed to get through high school, college and law school without ever picking it up. But, with my e-reader in hand I collected as many classic books as my cloud storage could hold and started working my way through them. I have said it before, and I will say it again, Moby Dick is one of the worst books I have ever read and I have literally read thousands upon thousands of books. More »
It is fantastic to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. by celebrating the service your children do for the family. In January of each year attention turns to thoughts of Martin Luther King Jr and community service. Conversations take place in real life and in cyberspace about the importance of being of service to others. Mothers happily share stories of the wonderful service projects their children create or complete.
This year, we are teaching my children the importance of service by explaining that service should be a way of life. We want our children to realize that service should be something they do everyday and not something they do just for special occasions or because it is a certain time of year. We have been stressing this idea specifically with our twelve-year-old son. More »