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The guy ahead of me at Starbucks the other day offered me a free cup of coffee. Apparently, with every pack of coffee, one gets a free cup of coffee & he didn’t want it. In turn, I brought a www.createjobsforusa.org wristband, which helps create jobs in the USA.

Every time I look at this bracelet, I will not only remember the act of kindness I encountered, but I will also remember how many people, including our veterans,  who are in need to work.

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Old-fashioned iconic alarm clock - twelve o'clock - head-on

I am reflecting on this year & manifesting what’s next. Join me and 4,000 bloggers, tweeters, tumblers, etc. at reverb10.com to share your story.

December 15 – 5 Minutes Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010. (Author: Patti Digh)

Here it goes:
Grandma finally giving me permission to do what I please with the storage (except for a few choice items.)
Going into the storage and discovering Evernote as a tool to use to lighten the load.
Family Reunion in Florida
Winning an iPad
Getting a haircut.
Losing an opportunity to gain another
Going to conferences I haven’t been to before
Meeting friends new and old.
Gaining a whole new appreciation for the things I have in life.
Not only surviving but thriving.

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The sky. Sunrise
I am reflecting on this year & manifesting what’s next. Join me and 4,000 (WOW!)  bloggers, tweeters, tumblers, etc. at reverb10.com to share your story.

December 29 – Defining Moment, Describe a defining moment or series of events that has affected your life this year. (Author: Kathryn Fitzmaurice)

Today, I was going along, tweeting wired tips and such and then it hit me. I spend all this time make sure folks take the next steps for their online & wired lives and then I asked myself, what am I doing to take the next steps in my life?

If you have been following along this whole #reverb10 process has helped me to identify and acknowledge my defining moments from dealing with the storage, speaking up, walking away and making my own way.

Each of these steps in their own way have helped me define the path ahead.

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Holding a Megaphone

I am reflecting on this year & manifesting what’s next. Join me and 3,000 bloggers, tweeters, tumblers, etc. at reverb10.com to share your story.

December 17 – Lesson Learned What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward? (Author: Tara Weaver)

Nothing like the weekend to catch up and/or get ahead on blog posts.

I learned to finally come out of my shell and speak up. Some folks hate me for for it. Others are wondering what took me so long.

Simply put, I was tired of always taking a back seat and sitting on the sidelines, especially if something doesn’t sit right with me, or if I can offer a better option.

How are you magnifying or amplifying your voice?

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Open Red Notebook and Red Pen

Whenever I forget to do something, my grandmother always asks me “How come you didn’t write it down?!”

There is something about writing it down that makes it stick to memory.

However, when people think of me, they normally do not think about pen and paper.

When I thought about stationery in the past, I thought about special occasions.

To tell you the truth, over the years, I had an on-again, off-again, relationship with pen and paper.

Typically, when I am with pen and paper, I am commuting.

The notebook that has motivated my to keep track of my goals is my moleskine notebook.

Every time I take it in my hands, I feel a sense of calm, and  purpose . Writing my goals on paper gives my a permanent reminder only do I have a place for my goals, but I also see the progress within me.

Even though in this age of CRMs , PDAs and spreadsheets, there is still value in writing it down in a notebook that I like, no love.

How many notebooks can I say that about?

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Thanks to the folks at ClickBooth, I won an iPod Touch. Now that it has finally arrived, I should be jumping for joy.

However, I already have an iPod with over 15gb of capacity left. So I’m wondering how both my new shiny toy and my steady can co-exist in harmony.

I stumbled upon a Lifehacker post about how Gina Trapani uses her iPod and as an external hard drive.

Another friend suggested that I keep all the music on the iPod and put everything else on the iPod Touch. I looked this up on the Apple support site and yes, it is possible.

I do have a list of applications I would like to try like Pandora for the music I can allow, Facebook, Everenote, and Freshbooks iPhone Time tracking App for starters.

I am perusing around the Apps store, but can anyone recommend any other apps that I may like? With the iPod Touch, I am at the mercy of Wi-Fi so be kind. Feel free to comment below.

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