Thursday, June 22, 2006

I'm a time management junkie. I have been an inconsistent user of the Franklin Covey approach for years – but I get overwhelmed frequently by the overdue to dos and the need to keep re-prioritizing, when it seems like what really keeps me charged up and motivated is ticking things off my list of tasks.
David Allen's Book, Getting Things Done, the stress free art of productivity pushes an approach that I am finding extremely helpful lately. Rather than focus on top down (values/mission statement - goals - compass - weekly assignments - daily prioritized tasks, etc.) the emphasis is on clearing out the piles of stuff on your desk, in your head, etc. that is nagging at you to get it done and then turning those things into actionable items. Rather than having a long todo list with things like "06 Taxes" you break it into actionable items to tackle when you have the time and energy. Stuff that your mind doesn't resist tackling.
-Gather year end statements
-Gather donation receipts
-Call Tax preparer for appointment
-Mail paper work to accountant
anyways - I'm a fan - as are about a billion other people online. Very practical. His website is a good entry point...

Monday, June 12, 2006

Sometimes it all comes together baby...

This is one of my favorite times of year. Schools out, so the pressure valve lightens a little on the kids and the morning rush out the door - and I get to watch my boy play ball through my camera's lens - combining two of my most favorite activities at once...

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Launched - Northwest Game Face Photography

For the past several years, I have spent my spectator time at Charlie and Samantha’s sports events shooting pictures. (This is of course in addition to watching my children run bases, swim laps, perform a half-nelson, make a free throw, etc.) At the games and practices, I have collected coaches and parent’s email addresses and pointed them to KodakGallery (formally Ofoto) where they could order prints.

This year, I have setup a website using SmugMug from which I can set the prices and and retain 85% above what they charge to print. My plan is to donate the profits after expenses to the local YMCA youth sports programs.
Northwest Game Face Photography - powered by smugmug

I'll be publicizing the website by making prints with the address overlaid, here is my first design:

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Pearl Vodka

I'm not sure how I will use this information yet, but I know it will come in handy. Check this out: Pearl Vodka