Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mind Organization for Moms Videos

For someone who really doesn't like to make videos of herself, I think it's kind of funny that I've posted two videos in a row this week.  I would never have even started making videos if it weren't for the Mom 2.0 Summit, where I learned that videos are important if you want your new friends to get to know you through the computer screen...so here you go!

Last weekend, Saren's family came and stayed with us for a few days, and an hour before they headed back to St. George, her husband, Jared, took six children to the park so Saren and I could record this video.  We were so squished into my home office that there wasn't room for Saren to sit behind the computer (which is why I'm looking up during the whole thing--she was leaning against my husband's desk).

So many people have asked if they could see how I implemented Mind Organization for Moms into my own life, and I figured this would also be a good way to better explain the system to potential M.O.M. participants.  David Allen has put together such an incredible system, and I am determined to share it with all the moms out there who are feeling as stressed out as I was.

One fun side note is that the desk I'm sitting at in this video was my Mother's Day present from my husband.  I only had a little card table before this, so he did some research on Craig's List and found this awesome desk for $20.  He drove out to the seller's home to buy it, carted it back to our house (and all the way up the stairs), and got it completely set up for me while I was out running errands.  To me, that spells ROMANCE!

Another reason I'm so excited about the desk is because it shows that you can get totally organized for less than $100...including your supplies, furniture, and the Mind Organization for Moms program.

I've got some great edits to M.O.M. "in the works" right now, and I'm trying to get them up online before my children get out of school for summer break, but these late nights are killing me, so I promised myself I'd be in bed by midnight tonight.

The program is still being offered for $30 (until September 1st), and we're also offering it free until that date to anyone who shares our site with 30 moms.  Click HERE for details.  My goal is to get 1,000 moms using the program by August 31st, so if you have any friends who want to get organized, please spread the word!

Thanks for all your support, everyone!



Here's Part 2.  Seriously, could they capture a better facial expression in the still frame?

3 comments:

  1. April and Saren, these videos are so wonderful and clarify a couple little things for me. Thanks! I've been working so hard getting myself organized and I am absolutely loving it! I do have a quick question. I love the idea of one giant next actions list instead of rewriting to-do lists in my planner. I'm having a hard time developing a system that gives priority to those items. For instance, this morning I wrote on a post-it note "Call on gymnastics, Call visiting teaching companion, Call so-in-so about dinner tomorrow, and make a grocery list" Each of those items ought to get done today but none of them have to. The gymnastics class probably won't fill up today but it will soon, it's nearly the end of the month (yikes!) so I need to line up some visiting teaching appointments, etc. Even though it doesn't have to be done today, it will become a problem very soon if I don't and I'd rather not push things to the last minute. How exactly do you write your next-action list and make it work for you on a daily basis? I'm still tempted to write these sort of things in my planner so I don't lose track of them. Thanks!

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  2. Okay, so this little intro really helped me. I had all the info you taught at the retreat, as well as the program online, but I went thru this, rewinding the parts I need to hear again, and now I think my desk is almost set up! Hooray! Thanks April and Saren!

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  3. April and Saren, these videos are so wonderful and clarify a couple little things for me. Thanks! I've been working so hard getting myself organized and I am absolutely loving it! I do have a quick question. I love the idea of one giant next actions list instead of rewriting to-do lists in my planner. I'm having a hard time developing a system that gives priority to those items. For instance, this morning I wrote on a post-it note "Call on gymnastics, Call visiting teaching companion, Call so-in-so about dinner tomorrow, and make a grocery list" Each of those items ought to get done today but none of them have to. The gymnastics class probably won't fill up today but it will soon, it's nearly the end of the month (yikes!) so I need to line up some visiting teaching appointments, etc. Even though it doesn't have to be done today, it will become a problem very soon if I don't and I'd rather not push things to the last minute. How exactly do you write your next-action list and make it work for you on a daily basis? I'm still tempted to write these sort of things in my planner so I don't lose track of them. Thanks!

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