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 model for happeiness

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Surviving community organizing

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

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