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3 apps, 3 podcasts + 3 instagrams

10 Jul

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three apps

remember:  this app automatically populates where you are via GPS.  just enter the person or thing you want to remember and when you return to that place, the “remember” app sends you a notification with what you had entered.

use it:

  • when you want to remember a bartender or waitstaff person’s name at a new or favorite restaurant.  the app will send a notification when you walk back into that bar.
  • when you meet someone new.  while you may not be going back to that conference again, you might remember that you met the person there.  so the app remembers that person’s name and information and stores it under the conference name so you can grab it.  “who was that SVP we met at the IMG conference…”

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medium:  thanks lori for introducing me to this one.  it’s one i read every morning.  the app describes itself better than i could:

At Medium, we are creating a network that enables people to make an impression on others. To make them think or change their minds. To teach them something or connect emotionally. Where the quality of the idea matters, not the author’s qualifications. A place where conversation pushes ideas forward and words still matter.

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li.st: i’m having fun discovering new content with this app.  i especially like following mindy kaling and bj novak on this app. here is what it is in their own words:

With li.st, you can:
  • Get inspired by travel recommendations, reading lists, recipes, and life musings.
  • Share your experiences and opinions through richly formatted lists with text, photos, and locations.
  • Request lists from your friends and your favorite musicians, athletes, and public figures.
  • Find the most popular, exciting, and useful lists from around the globe.
  • Search the topics that matter most to you and save lists for quick access.
  • Stay informed and up-to-date with news summaries, film and music reviews, TV highlights and more from top publications.

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3 podcasts

podcasts have gotten so much better lately.  maybe because serial was so successful.  it sure makes doing anything – walking, driving, trying to fall asleep… more fun.  here are some podcasts i like:

dear sugar: plain and simple, it’s an advice program.  people email real life and relatable situations and cheryl strayed and steve almond respond.  it’s entertaining and i love the research they do to answer the question. they will bring someone else on the show that has been through that particular situation and give their 2 cents.  pick any of these that strike your fancy.

embedded: another great offering from npr.  this podcast takes a story from the news and digs much deeper.  listen to it from the start, to “the house.”  you can listen in here.

this is your life with michael hyatt: 10 million listeners can’t be wrong.  michael hyatt is a best selling author and the founder of a leadership development company. he covers topics like how to be more productive, how to merchandise your blog and yourself and many other topics.  the free content he puts out is amazing.  he is your virtual mentor.   i recently bought his latest book and loved it.  it’s about coming up with a plan for your life.  i’m all about planning and this was right up my alley.  check it out.

3 instagrams

here are three outstanding instagram accounts to follow.  why?  because i like them.

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if you like sushi and new york, you’ll love following bond st.  the best sushi restaurant i’ve ever had the pleasure of dining.  check out this fish!

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so much fun.

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do not follow if you’re hungry.  best snaps ever.

 

over and out!

women + babies + judgement

6 Jul

GIRL TALK

a couple of weeks ago i found myself having a group lunch in dallas with a couple of acquaintances.  the three of us were positioned at the end of the table and having that good but somewhat awkward conversation given we’d just met each other.  one of us was in her 50’s ,one in her 40’s and the third in her 30’s.

KIDS, NO MAN

the woman in her 50’s told us about her children and how she was a single mom with two kids.  having divorced their abusive father when the kids were young, she said “i got two great kids out of the situation!”

MAN, NO KIDS

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then i said – I did the opposite!  no one can be certain that divorce isn’t in the cards, but i waited through my 20’s and my 30’s to discover who i am and grow my career and find a husband that was most compatible to me.  by the time that happened, i was older than i wanted to be to start a family.

MAN, NO KIDS, WANT KIDS

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the third woman – the one in her thirties – said that she had been married for over 10 years but couldn’t get pregnant.  and she shared that her cousin called her that week to say that she was pregnant and “they weren’t even trying.”  she said this as she choked back tears and pushed her hair out of her eyes.

it was such an honest conversation between women that had just met.  we were simply stating our situation – not making any claims or judging each other for their decisions or feeling any regrets.  just stating what is. we talked about how rude people can be when talking about kids and asking about kids and pushing their thoughts on to your lifestyle.

made me think how many times people quickly jump to conclusions about someone else’s life.

CHOICES

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it’s all about the choices that you make.   you are where you are because of the choices you made and because it is where God thought you could handle it.  yes, there are things that happen to you that you couldn’t control – things that you wouldn’t choose.  but you control how you react to them and you choose where to go from there.

what this conversation also taught me was to dig deeper.  you don’t know the whole story on people so don’t be so harsh on them.

one of my biggest pet peeves is PEOPLE magazine and magazines like that.  giving the “people” the scoop on celebrities.  you probably don’t know them and you’re going to judge them on the small snippet of true or not true information you’re given. oh wait.  people do that now with everything. not just gossip mags but news articles, facebook – everything!  give their quick reaction or judgement call on just a snippet of information.

michael hyatt, one of my favorite author and speakers says this about being slow to judge.

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