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Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Shopbop, Spotify, Instagram: Just a few of my favorite ways to waste time.
As fun as the innovation economy has been, it’s also created a lot of distractions. Have trouble focusing? Here’s three great tips from Harvard Business Review:
- Stay Positive: Feeling out of control? Your emotions may be out of balance. Psychologist Barbara Frederickson advocates for a 3:1 ration btw positive and negative feelings. So if you’re feeling down, find some time to mediate, exercise, or jot down a few things you are grateful for: it will help.
- Apply the Breaks: With the ABC method: (1) Be Aware of the distractions around you; (2) Breathe! and consider your options, and (3) Make a choice: Now that you’ve slowed down your brain a bit.
- Shift Sets: Sometimes you just need a break! Go walk around the building: letting your mind rest while your body get’s it’s move on will leave you feeling fresh and creative.
Read all the tips here, zen out, and regain your focus!
dear @harvest — will you marry me? http://t.co/pfbKx6CE http://twitter.com/YSOYSorg/status/161524638281760768
Three events to get excited about:
- Wednesday, January 25th, Getting down to BDness: Successfully shipping partnerships is one of the most fulfilling feelings out there — not only did you develop something cool, but you did so while collaborating with another company. That’s tricky bizness, man! Learn from the best — Matt Friend from Amex & Jesse Hertzberg from Squarespace this Wednesday at GA. Tix are $10.
- Saturday, Feb 4th, API Hackday: Build something sweet with Twilio, SendGrid, Spotify, Meetup.com, Tumblr, Context.io, Venmo, Ordr.in & Mashery.
- Saturday, February 25th, AgileUX NYC: Tomer Sharon! Lane Halley! Neil Wehrle! Need we say more?
Coming to America!
Salim Virani is bringing his “Lean Camp” from Europe to NYC on February 17th. Earlyevangelist tix have ALREADY SOLD OUT PEOPLE and speakers haven’t even been announced yet. (How’s that for buzz?) Sign up for the wait list to participate in this cool learn/practice format learncation here: http://leancamp-newyork.eventbrite.com/
Amit gets a 10/10 match… we celebrate: http://t.co/L8jsy9Il http://twitter.com/YSOYSorg/status/159954257238425600
In case you haven’t heard, after a zillion online drives & exponentially more tweets, our man Amit Gupta has found a 10/10 match donor… meaning, kid is going to get a stem-cell transplant!
Can we get an AMMMENNN for social media?!
We’re routing for you, Amit!
Meanwhile, we dance:
Lots of LOLs: Sh*t PMs say: http://t.co/q79IfAiV http://twitter.com/YSOYSorg/status/159829619724402690