Some of you may be aware that I was laid off last August. Today I was sworn in as a member of the Department of Defense to serve as Professor of Contract Management for the Defense Acquisition University, Midwest Region. I will be working out of the Sterling Heights satellite campus.
What is networking and how do you do it well?
And how do you do it when your’e working from home?
One of the unique challenges of being a remote worker, or an entrepreneur building up your business from home, is staying well-connected.
Since many of the parents I interview for Startup Pregnant are tackling this exact challenge, I wrote an article for Forbes about how to navigate the need to stay connected + powerful even when you’re working from your desk at home, solo.
This piece collects a lot of the wisdom I’ve learned from my fellow parents and entrepreneurs, and several strategies were new to me.
Here’s some of what’s in the article:
— Batching your connectivity into sprints, so that you do a lot of it all at once (rather than piece-meal every day if that’s too much task-switching for you.
— How to schedule “meeting new people” into your calendar as part of your practice.
— Using your power to connect others wisely!
Imagine your email inbox was filled only with messages from the highest players in your field. Oprah, Tim, Seth, Shondra.
— What would you do differently?
Imagine your product becomes a hit sensation, and you have hundreds (or thousands) of new customers joining you every day.
Are you ready?
— What would you do differently?
Imagine the publishers come to you and ask you to write that book. They’re here right now, today.
— What would you do differently?
Sometimes I wonder if we’re getting it backwards.
We won’t change our behavior to better email after we’re at the highest level.
We’ll change our behavior and habits right now, which will be part of what takes us to the highest level.
This just in! I’ve added Speckled Bamabara Groundnuts to the Truelove Seeds website catalog. I have an extremely limited quantity, and so unlike every other variety offered on the site, I didn’t send this one to be germination tested. I’ve never had problems germinating bambaras from the previous season, as you can see in the third photo. Please limit to two packets per customer so many people can enjoy this legume! About bambaras: Barbaras are grown by hundreds of thousands of subsistence farmers in semi-arid Africa (where they were first domesticated) as well as in Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. They are the third most important legume on the continent, after their cousin the cowpea (black eyed pea) and the peanut, with whom their history is entwined. Peanuts, originally from Paraguay and Brazil, traveled to Africa via Spain during the transatlantic slave trade, and were readily adopted because the grow and are prepared in the same way. Both plants grow their edible seeds underground from pegs that dive down from fertilized yellow flowers. You can boil or roast the fresh seeds (like peanuts) or dry them to make four, dumplings, cakes, or porridge. According to the BamNetwork (where much of this info came from), many people prefer Bambara milk to soy or cowpea. Bambara is very nutritious, very drought tolerant, and it gives back by fixing atmospheric nitrogen in the soil. My Speckled Bambara seeds came from Roughwood Seed Collection, and theirs came from a market in Francistown, Botswana in 2001.
#bambaragroundnut #speckledbambara #vignaunguiculata #vigna #gooberpeas #pindar #roughwoodseedcollection www.trueloveseeds.com @ Truelove Seeds
Hi! Does anyone here use heating pads under their hoop house/ green house starts? Suggestions for which one to use? I need them to be effective, but also big and affordable. I could use 30-50 feet of heating, maybe even twice that. Does that even make sense to do? Thanks!
Very excited to be able to get some seed cleaning machines to my friends at Roughwood Seed Collection, Experimental Farm Network, and Novick Family Urban Farm. Thanks so much to my expert handy woodworker friend Natalie for adapting and constructing these DIY Seed Cleaner Aspirators, that he built from Open Source plans designed by folks at The Real Seed Catalogue in the UK. www.realseeds.co.uk/seedcleaner.html It is powered by the suction of a shop-vac, which separates the lighter weight chaff from the heavier seeds after you have threshed and sifted out the bigger pieces of plant material. In the second photo you can see the first one he built for me years ago. The new ones have a hinged trap door, one fewer hole to control suction, and have fronts that are screwed on instead of taped. These “machines” allow small scale seed producers to much more efficiently clean their seeds. #diyseedcleaneraspirator #realseeds #realseedcatalogue #seedcleaningmachine #seedcleaning #seedsaving #seedkeeping
A small and gorgeous corner of Lisa Bloodnick’s bean collection, after our Seed Keeping talk at Simsbury Public Library, sponsored by the Hartford Area Bionutrient Food Association. Simsbury is just an hour from where I grew up, so my parents and their partners came, as well as some friends in the area who came bearing seeds they’d generously and lovingly grown out from my collection. The next two artsy photos were taken by my dad, Brian Taylor. Keep scrolling to see the seed library upstairs; the amazing dinner with farmers and gardeners the night before at host Kris McCue’s House (she also took this photo); and finally more of Lisa’s amazing bean collection. So grateful to spend time with and teach again with Lisa who has been running a beautiful horse-powered farm near Binghamton, NY for the past 25 years. #bionutrientfoodassociation #lisabloodnick #simsburypubliclibrary #simsburyseedlibrary #seedlibrary #seedsaving #seedstories #seedkeeping #beanseeds #beancollector @ Simsbury Public Library
“Magic is about creating meaning where there was none, creating agency where there was none. THAT is witchcraft. You know your meaning is real because YOU put it there. You are an incarnation of the Goddess. You don’t need anyone’s permission. Your reasons are good enough.”
- Amanda Yates Garcia
Power magic snake ring by @earthlingjewelry
Boom. That’s it.
The wonderful Natalie Ross of the Dream Freedom Beauty podcast interviewed me recently…
… we talked about:
- What lies beyond practical magic and why it’s so scary to go there
- Why we have an illusion of separation
- How our individual states reflect out collective states and vice versa
- Why we are divinity pretending to be hurt and hurting
How your quality of consciousness affects everything you do
Offshore to 100 m, but the water level just across the chest. On the banks of the coast are the casuarina forests, green, blue walls, cool natural. Sea bathing, ashore under the casuarina cascade, to bare feet on the smooth sand layer, or walk on the layers of dried leaves, also enjoy. In front of Doc Let, the northern one is Van Phong gulf – one of the attractive tourist groups, organized by international tourism OMT.
Doc Let is a beautiful beach with white sand dunes