life is short

no one will get out alive, remember that

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Time seems to be the killer of all things. We are constantly complaining that there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done, but I don’t believe that. 24 hours in a day is just right. Once you factor everything in: 8 hours of work, an hour commute, grooming, sleeping, eating and exercise, what more do you need?

In this day in age, we need to learn how to prioritize. We need to set an agenda and we need to sit to it.

Take a look at this post from Sam Davidson. He’s preaching exactly what I am talking about. You will find that 24 hours in a day is just enough when you start to put the clutter behind you.

What You Don’t Have Time For

You know what you don’t have time for.

Don’t let other people convince you otherwise based on the whims of any given news cycle, their personal agenda, or some prejudiced notion of what you ought to make time for.

You don’t have time to discuss Duck Dynasty. You don’t have time for someone else’s poor planning. You don’t have time to fix it, so let’s all get it right the first time. You don’t have time for a distraction brought on by cheap technology. You don’t have time for anything that doesn’t align with what you value, who you love, and where you want to go.

There is simply too much good work left to be done. And there are fewer and fewer hours in which to do it.

Set the agenda. Don’t let someone else set it for you.

in the time being

just crack some jokes

you can find me at: @K_AnnM | Insta | LinkedIn

The Social Media Club- DC (organization of Social Media Professionals, we reach leading influencers and social media enthusiasts) holds a monthly panel discussion/networking event. Typically, we try to hold this event at a new venue, with a new sponsor and a different topic for the discussion. Wednesday night was originally going to be a panel where some of the funniest voices in DC were brought together in one room. The panel discussion: how do you use humor with digital media to build a personal and professional brand, attract fans and fill seats venues, all while remaining current and funny? From podcast, to Youtube, to Twitter and more, our panels of comedic voices will discuss the ins and outs of what works, and what falls flat.

Wednesday night we had a turn of events. The panel discussion turned into an improv comedy show. Having a comedy show rather than a panel discussion let our audience be more at ease. Though the outcome of the event was less than what we normally generate, it was still nice to see some new faces as well as familiar ones. 

The night was set up for success due to the team members and the comedians who were there. Due to everyone’s flexibility, the night was enjoyed by all. Throughout the room, you could hear chuckling, knee slapping and distant snorting.  Though the event was fun, it was not widely attended and it was unlike most of our events. I think this is a perfect example of how flexibility and planning are strong skills to have. Even though the event was planned, there were still glitches, but because of the flexibility and the relaxed atmosphere, people were willing to try something different and to go with the flow. Somethings just don’t as planned and we have to learn that; that’s just life and we need to roll with the punches. 

There is nothing like a little comedy show to get you through the rest of the week. A huge thanks to Pat Riley, Mike Finazzo, Jenn Tisdale, Greg Roth, and Andrew Bucket. I had a great time Wednesday night, and I hope you all did, too.