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July 28, 2014

Paul "Ripples Guy" Wesselmann

Since 1990, Paul has worked with hundreds of organizations to create dynamic presentations that inspire and inform.

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Ripples v10.21: Do!
May 26, 2008: a free weekly splash to 19,433 subscribers
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__PEBBLE _________________________________

You are what you think.
You are what you go for.
You are what you do!
-Bob Richards, submitted by Jenn C., Mt. Pleasant MI

__BOULDER _________________________________

The critical ingredient is
getting off your butt and doing something.
It's as simple as that.
A lot of people have ideas,
but there are few who decide
to do something about them now.
Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today.
The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
-Nolan Bushnell, submitted by Debra E., Ohio

__PONDER _________________________________

Many of us are still enjoying the holiday weekend and avoiding work, and of course I celebrate that. I encourage you to take the rest of today to relax and kick back. Starting tomorrow, however, I dare you to jump up, get to work or school, choose a project that needs to be tackled, and DO. Think of the next 5 days, or 5 hours, or even 5 minutes as a most valuable and precious opportunity to move away from "thinking about it" and zoom towards becoming a DOer!

I dedicate this issue of Ripples to Marvin Becker, 1942-2008, who was most definitely a DOer. I was glad to know you, Marv, and I promise I will stop thinking about learning how to play sheephead and just DO it!


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Organizing from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Organizing Your Home, Your Office, and Your Life
(by Julie Morgenstern) This is THE book I recommend in my time management presentations because it is easy to read and, not ironically, a very well organized book! Her book guides you through her three-step strategy: ANALYZE your current situation, STRATEGIZE to create a plan of action, and ATTACK to get the job done. She also co-wrote a version of this book with her teenage daughter that is geared for teens. The most useful nugget is her five step action plan that she insists we do in order: sort, purge, assign a home, containerize, and equalize (I renamed the last step evaluate).