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Newest Daily Time Tracking - v6, Sept 2011

Ladies and gentlemen,

Well, hello there. I've amended my time tracking twice recently.

Here's the old version, v5 -

——————————————- START OF DAY ROUTINE: Time awake: Total sleep (hours/minutes): Appointments today: Other time-sensitive things: Key habit today: What assets could I build/improve/acquire today: Planning: ——————————————- DO BEFORE GOING ONLINE: Vitamins (C, Fish oil, Calcium/D): Stretching: Situps: Brush/floss: Breathe: Borderlands (+Solo): Gratitude: Review Life Goals: Review “Current Targets”: Reach out: Help someone: ——————————————- DO SOMETIME DURING THE DAY: Exercise (walk/run/other): Listen to audio: Blog post: Email in box, start: Empty inbox completely: Organize/cleanup/etc: Look at to-do List: Do one thing on to-do list: ——————————————- TIME TRACKING:

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Speech 1: A Ride Through the Rain

On a speech a week

Here it is. The icebreaker (that's what Toastmasters calls the first speech). Just two weeks prior, I had the benefit of seeing another new member give her icebreaker. It gave me some ideas. The theme of her speech was that she was a flight attendant taking her audience around to different destinations in her world. Places that she has lived. Her evaluator noted that he enjoyed the theme, and that people giving icebreakers generally did not do such a thing.

She inspired me to do something else myself.

Instead of talking about my job, then my family, then my house, then my dog, then concluding, I opted to tell a story. Two reasons. One is that in my third meeting, the president Dennis drove home the fact that telling a story is generally a good way of delivering a point, or at least of capturing the audience's attention. Second is that I thought it would just be more fun to introduce myself in this way.

My story was a flashback to something pretty mundane: commuting home by bicycle through the rain after class. It became more interesting when I eventually crashed, but I did a good job of holding the audience's attention the whole way through. Maybe I'm not doing the same here, but never mind that.

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