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Friday 23 april 2010

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." 

Friday is here and all of you productivity athletes have done some great work this week. Let's make this week's final sprint count, I know you can do it!

Show up, relax, focus, kick a** one small step at a time, celebrate!

huma CI

Need a good day after a waste of a day yesterday. Starting off a little slow - need to get moving. 

  • report to SM
  • auto proposal 1
  • auto proposal 2
  • web ads
  • 3 new biz
  • bank - charges
  • build photo gallery
  • emails
  • seo package
  • walk/gym
  • pay amex
  • send photos to NP

 "It is never too late to be who you might have been" - George Eliot

"Fall seven times. Stand up eight." - Japanese proverb


I'm slipping out of a productive cycle and into some major procrastionation.  I had a bad week and didn't do much.  I've looked back over this and have decded it is from two reasons.  First, I was out of town on the weekend and subsequnetly was not able to do many of the things that I do to support myself during the week (like cooking for the week and cleaning the house).  Those minor things affect my mood- when you come home from work to a dirty house or have to cook or eat some fast food, then you don't feel like being productive.  But I think the main thing is that I have a couple of tasks that I really dread and seem overwhelming.  Even though thtey would take a normal person only an evening or two to complete, I spread them out all week and worried and procrastinated.  In the end, I got my dreaded tasks done though I did very little else.  So instead of letting myself feel really bad about this, I'm going to be positive and say that at least I got the horrible things done an dnow I can play catch up on part of the weekend and start off good again.  The bad stuff is behind me!

 So... Friday's tasks:


tidy house (not a deep clean, but pick stuff up)

plant the hibiscus already

finish Collins

start G 3

write S



Isn't it great when you think that you are doing poorly, but then you realize you made a big step in tackling the hard stuff! When I do that I feel a huge sense of relief and then can set myself up to do the little things.

By the way, one great way I have found to get the little things done is to use It is way to make a to do list that then presents them to you one at a time as you complete the task. I often get enormous amounts of smaller tasks done one I only look at the one in front of me.


"There are two different kinds of people in this world: those who finish what they start, and"
---Brad Ramsey

Thanks e!   I'll check that

Thanks e!


I'll check that website out.  Sounds good.


Update for Fri night: procrastinated some, but got most of my tasks done.  The others can roll over to tomorrow morning.  

kromer 9:30 CI

OK, lots of work today. I'm really tired (plus for some reason I can't get in the chatroom), so it's a little hard to concentrate, but I'll do my best.

Luckily I have scheduled tasks today, so should be ok:

Lunch 12-1, seminar 3-4, youth group 6-10
Get imaging for big expt done
Fellowship report
Deacon notes
Finish pset1, start pset2
Progress report(half-done)

OK, off to start imaging...1st step is to change filters and make DMSO mix

Journey 8:45

I was quite early to work today.   We're busy testing a new platform and it's kind of exciting.   I still need to get my regular work done though :)

Probably won't check in much again today cause I'll have vendors around.


"Bless the present. Trust yourself. Expect the best." --Steve Nobel

Hey fellow toastmaster!


Toastmasters Yay!

I'm getting ready to give my CC#10 on . . .guess what? .. .Productivity! 

"Bless the present. Trust yourself. Expect the best." --Steve Nobel

CL daily overcoming

:) 10min ci
:) 10min emerg email only / ck mtgs
:) 30min quiet time
:) 15min rdy
:) 10min dailies
:) 10min work plan
:) work hard.
:| 20min wko

the touch of the master's hand:

"fall down seven times, get up eight" - japanese proverb

e's optimistic friday ci april 23

Good morning! I am psyched to make a bit dent in the things that my mind has kept me from addressing! Today I want to start with the morning routine, get to the phone meetings and bookends, use the chatroom, use my timer, get some exercise, and do some heavy lifting on the taxes. I woke up with the realization that this is my life and I can have it how I want it!

make bed
meds, teeth, shower, face, hair,
swish and wipe bath
laundry: handwashing today
spend 5 mimutes on the laundry room tidying each time I am there
empty dishes, keep sink shiny,
breakfast: weigh and measure, eggs, rice cakes, fruit, milk
with meal meds and vitamins
plan meals for rest of day, defrost what is needed
clear up after myself
empty recyclables
spend 15 minutes on the yard
walk to hardware store, get vacuum bags, price new garbage cans
half hour walk
half an hour on email and facebook ci
check back
mit: take C clothes shopping
start dinner early clearning up as I go
shred for 15 minutes
evening meds with supper
give myself a relaxing bedtime routine early enough to get to the 8am meeting tomorrow!

"There are two different kinds of people in this world: those who finish what they start, and"
---Brad Ramsey

"This is my life and I can have it how I want it!"

This rings very true for me as well, strikingly simple insight. :)

Helen's CI

Today I am getting into cleaning. I am fed up with seeing grime. It is a lovely spring day here. Perfect for a spot of spring cleaning. Me first then my home!


  • BathSmile
  • TeethSmile
  • Washing up (All of it!)
  • Scrub kitchen floor 
  • Mop floor
  • Clean walls * 4 in living room
  • Wash clothes for tomorrow
  • Wash woodwork kitchen & hall
  • Clean living room windows Inside
  • Clean windows Outside
  • Sweep living room floor
  • Scrub living room floor
  • Laundry with duvets Smile
  • Post book Smile
  • Wash clothes for tomorrowSmile




Rexroth Check In

strike I love the photo thanks. Where is it if you know?

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails

Finish two email replies (quite a lot of work) which ends a lot of admin
Wash up and tidy up in kitchen
List trekking skills which I can improve before going
List and think where I am as birthday about now and I usually do a personal audit at my birthday
Craft work

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Update

Kitchen though after lunch I need to wash up again
Two emails sent and arranged for a scan of photo
Started on trekking skills and personal audit and -
Post document important for my legal/business matter so
Out to copy it

Think and then write to solicitor
Rest the document was very good news and a shock

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Update

Emailed photo as attachment - and checked it has gone
Checked files made descions written to solicitor and put all together with colated photocopies ready to deliver tomorrow
Written cheque in payment and written to valuer and posted letter to him
Filed above
Rested a bit - the above was emotionally exhausting

Supper and wash up etc
Write journal

I feel a bit unclear and mixed up

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Supper and washed and tidied up
Bath washed hair and personal care
Written up journal

Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Folks


Mount Apo

Apparently it is one of the most popular climbing destinations in the Philippines. According to wikipedia the summit is easy to reach. I think our group should have a meet-up there sometime :)

Yes I'll come.  Planning

Yes I'll come.

 Planning the trek would be a fantastic way to procrastinate!!

Glad it is an easy climb

Thanks strike. I'm glad it is an easy climb because in my present state I will need to be carried up by other PA members. I so want to get well again and now I have yet another place I want to visit.

Regards Rexroth

Melin Check-in

Thanks strike for your encouraging words!



Finish gr test



Prep lesson

Planning Sw. for Monday

Planning Call of Wild

Print out classes from Anna

Talk to Alex about Wednesday

Pay bills

Free time (70)

Buy plants

Fix baby-sitter for Sunday

E-mail E. supervision 4/5



Planning for sp08b

Plan Saturday

Contact Annica

Work on procrastination action plan 


strike ci 8.45 am

Friday guys! Sweet!
I was super nervous yesterday about my speech but I managed to attend the meeting despite my fear and not surprisingly my evening turned out great. Not only did I hold my speech, I also accepted the role to run the whole meeting on the fly (because the toastmaster was sick), which meant I had to talk in front of about 10-15 people all evening. I learned that even though I feel really uncomfortable about something, I can still do a good job and have fun. All I have to do is to show up.

  1. i-work 5 hours [X] [] [] [] [] 


update 4.40 pm

  1. i-work 5 hours done!
  2. pay rent done!
  3. process email done!
  4. call club guest done!
  5. post kk + mom
  6. declutter apartment done!
  7. buy groceries done!
  8. check train/bus done!
  9. gym done!

strike check-out 9.05 pm

I am so grateful for all of you guys – have a fantastic weekend everyone! 

Strike - Toastmasters?

Is this a Toastmasters speech?  I'm a toastmaster, what a GREAT organization! 

"Bless the present. Trust yourself. Expect the best." --Steve Nobel

Strike Kudos!

You are a great power of example for me! Congratulations on showing up and doing the next right things, despite uncomfortable feelings.

Thank you for the starter, expecially for your great quote: Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts!

I have approached life as if failure is fatal for 50 years: it is such a blessing to begin to come out of my shell and take life on life's terms.


"There are two different kinds of people in this world: those who finish what they start, and"
---Brad Ramsey


This is fantastic! You should be very, very proud!