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Sunday, April 13, 2008

crazy busy anyone?

while bookstore browsing this evening, i came across a great book called crazy busy: overstretched, overbooked, and about to snap. strategies for handling your fast pasted life. hmmmm. it felt like the right book at the right time. of course i came home and searched for his website and found his 10 principles for managing modern life. i love his reference to "screensucking." this totally hit home and he talks about treating clients for this addiction!

while i start each day next week with a contemplative practice (meditation) before learning about authentic leadership all day coupled with evening sessions, i hope to play with some of the author's suggestions. checking e-mail less frequently, slowing down, and giving the experience my full attention. oddly enough, i find that tons of ideas come up for me during trainings such as this. good for the ideas but bad for the fact that it prevents me from being fully present with what is being taught. life is FULL of lessons! i hope to have some insights to share during my time away.

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Anonymous said...

Enjoy your week - looking forward to lots of insight - I have stacks of leadership books by my bed and recently came across Tao and Managment, Business Lessons from the Tao Te Ching and the Diamond Cutter at a used bookstore. Brought home a stack to add to my 'to read' pile.
Can't wait! I love slowing down by reading a good, no, great book!
namaste ~

Anonymous said...

Kimberly - can you please create a special meditation for dealing with Comcast? I just spent an hour and a half on the phone with them, trying to get my service fixed, and I feel like I want to murder someone! In all seriousness, I'm sure you have dealt with a thousand annoying things like this while trying to open the new studio - do you have any special meditations to deal with this sort of thing? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

That's a terrific question--are there helpful meditations for the small, annoying moments when you feel like you're losing it, but you want to stay open and kind in the moment? If you have any tips on this, I'd also be eager to learn more. I was so tired last night driving back into the city after work that I lost it with someone who was vying for my parking space. The whole time it was happening I knew I was overreacting and that I was just tired. I wanted to stay in the moment and be gracious, but I blew it.

I ended up writing an apology note and putting it on her car, but I wish I hadn't been so ridiculous.

Gayle in Manhattan