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The Enterprising Moms and Connect 113 are teaming up to bring you a holiday networking event sure to mix things up: Bring on the Holidays: Connect, Collaborate, Celebrate!
The holiday season is full of wonderful opportunities to develop and deepen relationships with new and existing clients, colleagues, partners and friends. And, we’re providing a rich and engaging environment in which to do so.
Join us for a fun and festive networking event where you’ll have the opportunity to extend beyond the thriving culture of The Enterprising Moms and connect with other business-minded individuals from all strands.
When: Thursday, December 2nd | 7pm – 9pm (Yes, an evening out!)
Where: Connect 113, 113 South Columbus Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Tell Us Who You Want to Meet
The Enterprising Moms is all about facilitating connections! So, tell us who you want to add to your network and we’ll do our best to help facilitate a connection before, during or after the event.
Spread the Word
It’s the holiday season — the more the merrier! Non-TEM members and non-moms are encouraged to attend, so bring a friend or two and spread the word!
Register today and save!
Bring a friend who’s a first time attendee at a TEM event and each of you can take $5 off the registration fee!
Special thanks to our host, ‘Connect113, ‘Alexandria’s new co-work working space. Explore first-hand the fabulous facilities and learn about the services offered at Connect113, and why many Enterprising Moms have already signed on!
So, join us for an evening of food and fun, and bring a friend or two! Register today!
The following is a guest blog post by Terry Monaghan of Organizing For Your Life. Terry will presenting “Planning to Succeed” on Tuesday, November 9th.
Planning to Succeed: Effective Strategies for Planning & Managing Your Time
Why is this so important? Well, let’s look at what life is like if we don’t have effective strategies for planning and managing our time…
Following are several areas that manage to suck up a lot of time (and create a lot of overwhelm and frustration), if left to their own devices:
No strategy – If you haven’t taken the time to really create a strategy for what you are doing, then what you are doing is nothing more than a lot of tasks that may or may not relate to the outcome you actually want to produce. Lots of activity does not equal a strategy.
No plan – Real planning includes several steps. Many times we think that if we know where we want to go (that is, we have set the goal), then that’s all that’s needed for the plan. No – that is not a plan. That is a goal. The plan gives you the map to get you from where you are now to where you want to go. The plan will also examine possible ways to get there, as well as inevitable roadblocks and detours.
No schedule – Have you ever noticed that you really won’t ‘get around to it?’ Or if you do, it is haphazard and you forget some part and end up making more work for yourself? Yes, you have decided you are going to DO something. But you haven’t determined WHEN you are going to get it done. No when usually means not now, later, maybe someday.
Dealing with Email – Email alone can take up half of your day (or more). This is an area where one simple strategic approach can make a huge difference.
No space to work – You have a home office – congratulations. But, if there are piles of work in the living room, dining room, kitchen, den, bedroom and car – that space isn’t really set up to work for you. Carving out a space to work takes a little thought, and some planning and time to implement.
Not delegating – How is that working out for you? I know – you can do it faster, better, more thoroughly than anyone else. But, if you wouldn’t pay someone else your salary to do that task, why are you paying yourself?
No team – This goes along with doing it all yourself. As far as I can tell, there are very few things you do totally in isolation. Building your business and living your life are not designed to be that way!
Now I figure I have really depressed you! If you are interested in some of the solutions – join The Enterprising Moms on November 9, 2010. Get details and register!
(c) 2010, Terry Monaghan
- Have you ever planned out your day/week/month/project only to have it derailed by the unexpected?
- Have you struggled with juggling work, family, friends, me time?
- Do you feel frustrated, frazzled and just plain tired when you think about it?
Join us for an interactive workshop with Terry Monaghan, of Organizing For Your Life, during which we’ll look at:
- Why we are feeling so frazzled
- What will always derail our best plans
- What we can do in advance to deal with the unexpected
- The difference between planning short-term, mid-term, and long-term
- The delicate juggling act we all perform – and what’s really possible
You will leave with a new perspective and some great tools and strategies to keep you on track, sane and satisfied!