The Pomodoro Technique

So, I’m sitting here writing a blog on something I’ve just discovered for time management.  A new friend of mine named Emilie happened to catch my attention & told me it was writing challenge.

Well, I’ve not updated my blog in about two months because I’ve been running nearly end to end for the last two months.  Going from work to weekend warrior feels about like turning into a werewolf.  I figure as many times as I’ve seen the grizzly transformation depicted in the cinematic tales of various incarnations of the Wolfman or werewolves I can say the weekend move to weekend warrior can be painful because it starts catching up with you & by the time you get back to work you’ve not totally come down from the high of what you were doing.  So, I quickly hit Google to find out what the Pomodoro Technique is & how it works.  Apparently it involves a kitchen timer that looks a bit like an apple or tomato that runs in 25 minute increments.

The goal is to divide up tasks your doing into with the timer & how long you will need for it.  The longer you need the more timers you need if the one task takes more that 25 minutes.  Yet the goal is bit different.  The goal is on improving your skill at the task you’re wanting to do.  Mastery.  I know it sounds a bit odd but I can see how this would improve upon a person in many ways.  You do not move on from that specfic task you’re trying to complete until you’ve mastered it.  For example this blog post will be approximately 25 minutes worth of writing while Emilie is focused on her task.  The point is to do all this with no distractions & complete focus.  I’m actually doing pretty good because I’ve kicked off the movie I was watching, & only have some ambient noise filling the room.  I may have to try this to music sometime & see if improves or totally messes up my concentration   This is really inspirational.  I’d also have to say different for me because it’s not something I’ve attempted at an recent given moment.  Though I’m a few minutes behind it feels as if I’ve already accomplished something by just typing out what the task is about.  I think I’ll move onto a small summary of what I’ve been doing since late summer & during the fall.

What’s been happening.

During the late summer I was informed by Autumn Bunner (http://Autumnbunner.com) she would be moving away.  My focus shifted on trying to get few more videos complete with here before she moved to Cleveland.  It took us nearly the month so September to meet up but when we did it was instant magic.  I keep telling her over, & over, & over to stop listening to the crowd.  You’re above the crowd, yeah I know her father has lightly scolded her for being an overachiever in a light hearted way but I’m more interested in her focus of being bullied.  I remember when I was young & went through it but nowadays it 100 times worse & emotional scars last way longer than physical ones.  Name calling, rumors, & even worse circulate through the school halls anymore.  Plus she speaks really well when talking about the subject.  I’ve tried to point out this is career, this something she can build upon & have her own life around over the next few years as she starts to wind down in high school & look past the dramatics of being teenager, to step fully into being a young woman eager to tackle the world.  That last part about her taking on the world, she can do it & don’t doubt her because size.  She could a big a New York City sky scrapper at least in intelligence alone.

From that I’ve tried to get to wrestling shows & help produce something a friend of mine kind of threw at me called To The MAXim which is online at http://tothemaxim.com

Between hitting the road with photography, shooting video, & social media I’ve filled up my time.  Though I still yearn to get into ghost hunting at some point.  Yeah, ghost hunting.  Paranormal.  Fits me well, right?  I find it good that I don’t live in a big city & can still do grass roots promotion too.  Not everyone is connected to the world wide web.  I wish it were true but honestly it’s not.  People who are online are a different breed, were quick to adapt except when facebook crashes & we panic because we can’t see what’s going in every one else’s lives via our digital medium.  I guess I’ll wrap this up because I went over my 25 minutes just to kind of fill this out & not leave you feeling bored for actually reading this.  Thanks for stopping by on my website.

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Autumn is Right EPISODE #1

(Creators Note: As of 07-19-12 the original video has been set to private because of a group of people couldn’t stand that this young lady was being vocal about a local suicide in near the small town this was captured in.  She didn’t know I was  filming & I enjoyed her candid comments on everything about a life.  Even her strong beliefs on suicide.  If you don’t like that then you then quietly don’t like it. Any harassment toward the individual in the video will be considered CYBER BULLYING & be reported to the FBI as a federal complaint against you!)

I shot this video on the fly of Autumn speaking candidly about life.  To my surprise is came across so warm, energetic, & passionate that I had to post it for the world to see.  Though only being a teenager she’s very intelligent & speaks like she always on a soapbox with a microphone.  If that isn’t impressive enough she started honors classes as soon as she was a freshman in high school & maintains a grade point average anywhere between 3.75 & 4.0.  I think that’s  only because she doesn’t have to apply herself as much as others but then again I said I’d probably be working for her soon than later.  Think this video may be proof of that.

Shoot the Schmitt episode #1

There is a reason she’s on my blog roll.  I’ve picked up a lot of what I do from her even though as I continually point out to many in out in the world I’ve had yet to turn the corner on making a single penny. Yet, she be making a buck from it while I find her ridiculously entertaining like iJustine.


Here is the post on her site: http://savvysexysocial.com/2012/05/21/dawn-del-russo-on-shoot-the-schmitt/ 


dawn del russo

On my first episode, Dawn Del Russo has kindly agreed to Shoot the Schmitt with me. Dawn is a Fashion and Lifestyle Expert rocking out social media for her business. We originally met through YouTube as she has posted more than 600 videoson her channel with tips, tricks, and great products to check out.

She’s not only an online rockstar blogging at My Intimate Affair with Fashion. She’s also the published author of 101 Glam Girl Ways to an Ultra Chic Lifestyle: A Cheeky Book with Tidbits of Advice for a Glamorous Lifestyle (aff.) and an On-Air Personality sharing fashion and style tips on many different television stations (including The Weather Channel with Al Roker which we talk about at the beginning of the episode).

http://savvysexysocial.com/2012/05/21/dawn-del-russo-on-shoot-the-schmitt/

 

TV industry gets social

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This is GeekBeat.TV from Cali Lewis & the Livid Lobster group.  She reported that the TV industry is wanting to get more social without having to put more man power in.  New tools have come out to assist the Television broadcasting industry to do this but is it to little to late?  TV has to adapt.  A lot of media is & content nowadays solely exists online.  Just like GeekBeat.TV currently social media is where its at and it Television doesn’t go with the flow then it will get left in the stone age.  The WWE accepted twitter & facebook last year to stay interactive.