Show #10: Are you overwhelmed by status updates?

We feel so compelled to pay attention to so many updates from so many sources not to mention feeling obligated to update, update, update. While the way we communicate has been transformed forever, the way we manage our communications should adhere to this one key principle:

It is not ALL important.

Be more mindful about the notices you put out there. What you say is not necessarily that important to others either.

Listen to Show #10: Are you overwhelmed by status updates?

Some ideas for reducing update mania include:

  • Turn off your mobile notices.
  • Go back to ritual. Here’s my Twitter ritual.
  • Pick the social network best aligned with your communications style.
  • Find your communications rhythm.

We are all part of the problem. We are all part of the solution.

What are you doing to minimize the deluge of updates?

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Show #9: Zen of Being Digital Podcast: Do more followers make you happy?

Book Cover Julien Smith’s blog post Follower Hyperinflation, I talk about the value of having a lot of Friends, Fans and Followers in the whole scheme of life.

Julien is co-author of Trust Agents with the soulfulĀ Chris Brogan.

Listen: Show #9: Zen of Being Digital Podcast: Do More Followers Make You Happy?

or subscribe to this podcast on iTunes for your convenience.

My advice in this podcast is to:

1. stop looking at the numbers;

2. value the interactions;

3. contribute meaningfully.

Do more followers make you happy?

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Show #8: Zen of Being Digital Podcast: Are You a Spammer?

This show is brought to you by the following four words:

Focus

Rhythm

Purpose

Intent

Show #8: Zen of Being Digital Podcast: Are You a Spammer?

So are you a spammer? And if so, what are you doing to do about it?

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Show #7: Zen of Being Digital Podcast: Are You Tethered to Your Mobile Device?

Holding onto your mobile device can be bad for your life.

Show #7: Zen of Being Digital Podcast: Are You Tethered to Your Mobile Device?

In this podcast, I confess to a new bad habit involving my iPhone, and it’s immediate – and negative – ramifications on my life. And then I offer a challenge to you, my dear listeners, to stop the madness in a few simple (!) ways.

Are you tethered to your mobile device? And what is it doing for you, really?

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Show #6: Zen of Being Digital Podcast: Can You Get to Inbox Zero?

Using myself as the guinea pig again, I’m trying –struggling– to keep my email Inbox at zero or close to it. What began July 1 as an experiment is turning into a practice that is harder than I thought it would be to maintain. But along the way, I’m more readily seeing the garbage that is coming into my Inbox causing so much stress.

LISTEN: Show #6: Zen of Being Digital Podcast: Can You Get to Inbox Zero?

or listen via iTunes (should be available within 24 hours)

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Can you get your Inbox to Zero? If you’ve done it and do it every day, what are you doing to get there and stay there?

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Zen Interview: David A. Hood, Greenpeace

I attended the first Wisdom 2.0 Conference April 30 and May 1 and connected with a fascinating person from Australia, David A. Hood. This is a brief interview I conducted with him, discussing his work, why he attended the conference, and a little talk about zen and expectations thrown in.

Learn more about David’s work at:

http://davidahood.tumblr.com/

and

http://twitter.com/digitalforgood

Stay tuned for more Zen interviews.

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Show #5: Zen of Being Digital Podcast: Do You Waste Time?

I’m guilty of time wasting online, and I want to blame social networks. But it is my own fault so I’m working to become much more disciplined in the way I use social networks – for business – so that I’m not sucked in.

In this show, I share my “framework” for managing my social networking time.

Show #5: Zen of Being Digital Podcast: Do You Waste Time?

How do you better manage your social networking time?

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