Well, it is June - now what?
Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window -- and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time. From TED
Stress! Keeping It Calm In Times of Stress.
As fundraiser, we have accepted that stress is just a part of the job. But does it have to show? Can we actually manage to stay calm even before the Board Meeting, when the mailing is late or the honoree pulls out of the event? We can do it. We just need to have the right technics.
It Occurs To Me
I am thinking a lot about trauma. We hear about trauma training at our organizations, but what about in our jobs. Fundraising is a career that is filled with trauma-creating practices. We also have to think about the life trauma we bring to the job. Look out for several articles and possibly a session at a fundraising conference soon.
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