Meet-up went really well. Members there:
Ben, Eric, Raeann, Kerrie and Clark, new participants Zack and Sergio both from Kotis Design, who brought swag bags for everyone! Clark gave them a tour and explained how things work here at OJ in return.
We talked about various projects, Eric talking about car rental article he is working on, Ben's looking for work, Raeann is approaching her busy season, Clark is building up his running coach clientele and Kerrie is taking on a new editing project. Zack talked about what Kotis Design is doing and how they might help with promotional stuff.
Who said "That's to far to walk for this Diva"?
Kelly, Stefan, Raeann, Eric, Ben, Marco, Kerrie and Christine talked about values.
Our favorite was 'sense of humor' and 'authenticity' coming in second.
Respectfulness, ownership (owning your sh$!), responsibility, justice, transparency, politeness, inclusion and tolerance are also very much appreciated.
Deliciousness, intelligence, playfulness, compassion, freedom, cheerfulness and fun were mentioned and reminded us of a certain lightheadedness life sometimes requires.
On the other end of the spectrum we had rigidness, competitiveness, idiocracy killing the good vibe, especially in professional environments.
We also shared some of our favorite food choices around the neighborhood, frustration with business partners, luck with vendors, a few book recommendations, and Stefan pitched us a horror movie.
Done by 1.10ish pm.
Kelly, Liz, Eric, Kerrie, Christine, Ben and Ross in attendance.
Topic: How we do our weekly planning
We followed up on our goals for the week. Eric finished his task with a beautiful 8 miles hike at Maple Lake/Rainy Pass. Christine finished the book '10 % happier' from Dan Harris on time and shared some notes about staying calm while keeping an edge.
We talked about Oprah as advice giver, professional procrastination, Randy Pausch's advice, which inspired Ben, currently working on a computer program to prioritize tasks. Urgent, important vs. not urgent, not important.
- Scheduling what you want to do vs. what you have to do, scheduling walks, dates, reading time, to make time for the fun in your life.
- Getting work done if someone makes you accountable and how deadlines help us freelancers to finish projects.
- Planning 90 minute 'work sections' to focus on one task instead of multitasking and trying to hard all day
- Writers doing only 2 pages per day a year instead of trying to finish a novel in a month
- Making daily to do lists and planning only one day ahead instead of a week
- Setting up routines, same breakfast, same route, same tasks on specific days
- 7 Things Highly Productive People Do
Kerrie shared some insights about an audiobook on how to focus on essentials. We talked about simplifying tasks and the 'Buy Nothing' facebook group.
We had a great meetup while enjoying some grapes 'from the neighbors hanging over the fence'. We adjourned the meeting at 1:14 pm.
Christine and Stefan, Co-Founder