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Surviving community organizing

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Don't mind the "blanks" for mind and social stuff - that was me showing that those are 1) areas that I'm lacking in right now, and 2) areas that are so diverse, that you really have to build your own …

Don't mind the "blanks" for mind and social stuff - that was me showing that those are 1) areas that I'm lacking in right now, and 2) areas that are so diverse, that you really have to build your own model for happeiness

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  • 1. Surviving Community Organizing
    Jessica Karels
    jess@youngmetropoly.com
    @youngmetropoly
  • 2. Surviving Community Organizing
    Jessica Karels
    jess@youngmetropoly.com
    @youngmetropoly
    *How to become an instigator of social change without burning out
  • 3. Surviving Community Organizing
    Jessica Karels
    jess@youngmetropoly.com
    @youngmetropoly
    *How to become an instigator of social change without burning out
    **… and also occasionally having fun
  • 4. Surviving Community Organizing
    Jessica Karels
    jess@youngmetropoly.com
    @youngmetropoly
    Building &
    *How to become an instigator of social change without burning out
    **… and also occasionally having fun
  • 5. Poly Leader Intervention
  • 6. 5 Keys to survival
    A calendar
    Lists
    More lists
    A Rolodex (aka “Little Black Book”)
    A life
  • 7. Having a life (balance)
    Body
    Mind
    Spirit
    Social
  • 8. Body
    Wellness
    Food
    Water
    Sleep
    Exercise
    Care for imbalances
    Pleasure
  • 9. Mind
  • 10. Spirituality
  • 11. Social
  • 12. 5 Keys to survival
    A calendar
    Lists
    More lists
    A Rolodex (aka “Little Black Book”)
    A life
  • 13. Calendar (Time Management)
  • 14. My example
    168 hours in a week (24 * 7)
    41 hours @ work
    6.25 hours commuting
    7 hours bathing/dressing/grooming
    5.25 hours eating (15 min/meal, 3 meals)
    5.25 hours cooking
    46.5 hours of sleep (bad Jess!)
    56.75 hours for mind/body/soul/social balance, chores & obligations, community building/organizing…and playing on Twitter/FB
  • 15. Your best friend
    Grid-based calendar
    Displays “blocks” of time
    Offline (paper) or online
    Block out essential activities
    Schedule your “personal time”
    Schedule your “project time”
  • 16. Your other best friend…
    A Deadline!!!
    This gives you a date that you can procrastinate towards ;)
  • 17. Word to the wise
    Limit yourself to 1 major deadline in a week (Work, personal, or otherwise)
  • 18. 5 Keys to survival
    A calendar
    Lists
    More lists
    A Rolodex (aka “Little Black Book”)
    A life
  • 19. Why have lists?
    Necessary actions(vs. extra ‘fluff’)
    Less likely to become distracted by side-items
    Less likely to procrastinate
  • 20. Why have MORE lists?
    Delegation (who does what)
    Future ideas
    “Dead pool” (ideas that don’t work now, but could work later)
  • 21. 5 Keys to survival
    A calendar
    Lists
    More lists
    A Rolodex (aka “Little Black Book”)
    A life
  • 22. Rolodex / Black Book(Personal Network)
  • 23. Polyamory Leadership Network
    100 Poly Community Builders & Organizers
    Diverse Backgrounds
    Online Discussion Group
    Polyamory Leadership Summits
  • 24. www.polyamoryleadershipnetwork.org
  • 25. Polyamory House Party WeekendJune 3-5, 2011
    Loving More & Modern Poly
    Build community & raise awareness
    Find nearby events
    Publicize own event
    Official Site Launch:April 1, 2011

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