Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Things 3 & 4

Done and done. A shout out is needed for the particular staff member that got not only me, but so many others started with these steps. Thanks!!

Things 1 & 2

I'm back-peddling a bit here.....started the blog and THEN read the intro and the 7 1/2 habits. It was easy to pick which habits were the easiest and which were the hardest. It was so easy in fact that I can't pick just one of each. So....I'm breaking the rules and listing the two easiest and the two hardest. (Honestly, if I wait to decide, I will never move forward with this blog. Indecisiveness, remember?)

The two easiest are habits 3 and 1/2. I think it's important to play and to bring playfulness to just about everything you do in some way. It just makes life more...well, fun!

Habit #3: Viewing problems as challenges...someone told me once there are no problems, only solutions that haven't been found yet. Ever since then it's been kinda easy to look at problems as challenges, as opportunities to find solutions.

Ok, now the hard habits: Using technology to my advantage....I'm just not up to speed and the reason probably ties in to habit # 4 in the sense that I often don't feel competent/confident about learning all the different facets of technology.

The second hardest habit for me would be habit # 1: Begin with the end in mind. I will start with a somewhat clear picture of the end but am more interested in seeing where the brainstorming will take me and what "opportunities to find solutions" I come across along the way, which oftentimes changes the "end in mind". Beginning with the end in mind definitely requires goals and unless you are flexible with your goals, you can get so caught up with focusing on that end point, that you miss many learning experiences along the way.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

One Idea

The name Aurora has special meaning for me so one of the staff suggested I name the blog Aurora Borealis and blog about that....a good idea but again, I couldn't decide. So, staff member (you know who you are) this one's for you! All of the photos I've ever seen of the Aurora Borealis are incredible and it is my desire to one day visit Alaska and see the lights myself.

Enough Said...

I'm actually not a soda drinker but if I was....this would be me.

Example of Indecisiveness

It's either this or that way
It's one way or the other
It should be one direction
It could be on reflection
The turn I have just taken
The turn that I was making
I might be just beginning
I might be near the end.

~Enya~Anywhere Is

Can't Decide

After more than half of my staff started the Web 2.0 Challenge, I knew I had to catch up, but just couldn't decide on a name for my blog....I even had the staff come up with names for me. I have to say they were very creative and came up with some great names; so much so that I couldn't decide. Hence....that being said, I wanted my blog to have a theme so the name had to go along with whatever I was going to blog about. At the risk of repeating myself, I made a decision (Yeah!!) to blog about my different blog themes and my inability to pick just one. So, check back often to learn about all the different ideas.