The Google Pixel #BYOC20211130

The Google Pixel

“The Google Pixel  “ Nov. 30-2021@ 9:00 am PT What do you know about this great smartphone? Vivek Rao will tell us all about his new one.  Notes: Key Features of Google Pixel Magic Eraser – Remove part of  a picture without affecting the photo negatively; Split Screen – So you can have what …

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Thoughts About Change – #BYOC20211109

Thoughts About Change

“Thoughts About Change  “ Nov. 9th@ 9:00 am PT How will current changes affect solopreneurship?  Notes: We have a need for consciousness-raising An awakening is needed Systems thinking/acting Creativity to overcome complexity Learn to navigate the loss of the old as well as support the new Get out of our comfort zone – Use …

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About Zorin OS and Ubunto Mate- #BYOC2021102

About Linux Systems

“About Zorin OS and Ubunto Mate “ Nov. 2nd@ 9:00 am PT The Pros and Cons of choosing Linux systems to replace Microsoft  Notes: Linux has many flavours:  Zorin,  Kabuntu, Labuntu, Ubuntu Mate and others.  All are open source. How to Download and Install Ubuntu Mate Start with an empty USB stick; Download Rufus Downloader …

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About Google Chromebooks- #BYOC20211026

About Chromebooks

“About Google Chromebooks “ Oct. 26th@ 9:00 am PT The Pros and Cons of choosing Google Chromebooks to replace Microsoft  Notes: What to consider before buying a Chromebook –  How old is the CPU? When does Google support end? RAM – 4 GB or 8GB Storage capacity – 64 GB or 128 GB Your Budget …

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About Apple Laptops- #BYOC20211019

About Apple Laptops

“About Apple Laptops  “ Oct. 19th@ 9:00 am PT The Pros and Cons of choosing Apple products to replace Microsoft  Notes: Which is best?  Apple walled garden or Google fenced garden?  Interesting to discover how many systems are based on Linux – AppleOS, Android, Google OS.   Our Operating Principles: * Relationships before business (LA) …

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What Did We Learn- #BYOC20211005

What Did We Learn

“What Did We Learn “ Oct. 5th@ 9:00 am PT We’ve all had some unique experiences last month – let’s do some group processing  Notes: Our Key Learnings It’s hard to be both presenter & moderator; Multitasking is difficult, especially when you need to problem-solve; Checklists help to ensure everything is set up properly; Need …

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Dream – Learn – Do – Become – #BYOC20210810


“Dream – Learn – Do – Become “ August 10th@ 9:00 am PT A Creative Leadership presentation by Fred Jones  Notes Favourite Quotes: ” If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader!” Nobody knows who originated this quote, though many have used it:  Simon …

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Understanding Yoga Concepts- #BYOC20210622

Understanding Yoga Concepts

“Understanding Yoga Concepts “ June 22-2021@ 9:00 am PT Vivek Rao  shares his Yoga Week  experience  Notes: This session some important questions about Yoga. Questions: What is Yoga?  Who does Yoga? Why do Yoga? What are the benefits? – Good health, a cool head, increase in flexibility (both mind & body), reduction of stress; What …

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How To Suggest & Support A Change In Behaviour – #BYOC20210427

How To Suggest & Support A Change In Behaviour

“How To Suggest & Support A Change In Behaviour “ April 27-2021@ 9:00 am PT Fred Jones suggests some ways to give feedback and to change behaviours  Notes: Here are some simple steps presented by Fred for changing our own behaviours  Decide what you want to do  Create routines and habits that will get you …

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Who Moved My Cheese- #BYOC20210420

Who Moved My Cheese

“Who Moved My Cheese “ April 20-2021@ 9:00 am PT Vivek Rao presents the concepts from this thought-provoking book.  Notes: The Important Question: “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” How To Cope With Change: Recognize and accept that Change Happens; Constantly Anticipate Change; Monitor Change; Adapt to Change; Change; Enjoy the adventure. Some …

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Moving From Me to We – #BYOC20210323

Moving From Me to We

“Moving From Me to We“ March 23rd-2021@ 9:00 am PT Looking at Bounce Back Higher by Jim Lord – a presentation by LowellAnn  Notes: The words that give members positive energy – inclusion, collaboration, hope, empathy, encouragement, compassion, being joyful, positive psychology. Links That Were Shared: What Kind Of World Do You Want  By Jim …

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Achieving Your Fullest Potential – #BYOC20210316

Achieving Your Fullest Potential

“Achieving Your Fullest Potential “ March 16-2021@ 9:00 am PT Using the AWE  communication traits – Fred Jones shares info from Don’t Take Yes for An Answer by Steve Herz  Notes: We looked at continual self-improvement being dependent on communication skills.  The impression we leave is much more important than our technical knowledge.  AWE stands …

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Socializing via Computer -#BYOC20210209

Socializing via Computer

“Socializing via Computer  “ Feb. 9th @ 9:00 am PT How often do we hear the phrase “I’m zoomed out”  Notes: We discuss the various ways that we stay in touch with family, friends, colleagues and clients.    We notice that online gatherings require some learning and accepting that it’s one voice at a …

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Meetings Suck Review – #BYOC20201020

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“Meetings Suck Review“ Oct. 20-2020@ 9:00 am PT Fred Jones reviews this book  Notes: Review of book Meetings Suck by Cameron Herald.  Most people hate going to meetings because they have attended so many that were run by the hierarchical boss who just wanted to tell them what to do.  For meetings to be …

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Emotions in Communication – #BYOC2020915

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“Emotions in Communication “ Sept. 15-2020@ 9:00 am PT Nathan Segal will lead our discussion – Notice change in topic  Notes: We must place all our focus on the other person – what is their story?  This means asking great open questions and engaging in very active listening.  Letting go of your own story.   …

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3 Home Based Business Ideas For Seniors

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At this stage of your life, you have some advantages that other age cohorts are not likely to have.  To generate home-based business ideas for seniors, it will be important to discover what those advantages are. What is a Home Based Business? A “home-based business” or “HBB” can be defined as a business that is …

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Emerging Fields of Work – #BYOC2020818

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“Emerging Fields of Work “ Aug. 18-2020@ 9:00 am PT Do we have some predictions?  Notes: Fred Jones gave us a thought-provoking presentation.  You can read some of his thoughts and find a link to the recording on his blog site:   EMERGING FIELDS OF WORK -The Future of Jobs. Some Potential Job Market Opportunities (2030) …

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What’s On Your Reading List- #BYOC2020630

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“What’s On Your Reading List“ June 30-2020 @ 9:00 am PT Let’s look at books and online – fiction and non-fiction  Our Recommendations: Launch – Inner Engineering – ​Tools of Titans  – Book Summaries – The Alchemist – Atomic Habits How To Write Copy That Sells- Start With …

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Making Peace – #BYOC2020623

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“Making Peace“ June 23-2020@ 9:00 am PT With Yourself, With People, With Community, With the Planet  Notes: Covid isolation seems to have brought up some things for people now that they have time for reflection.  Which of these sectors come up for you?  Yourself, People, Community, Planet?  We each had something of our own …

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How To Stop The Spammers – #BYOC2020616

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“How To Stop The Spammers“ June 16-2020 @ 9:00 am PT Steps and Plugins to keep them out  Notes:  Know the difference between spam and hacking because each requires a different approach.  It’s very important to stay informed because things online change rapidly. Spam:  Use a decoy email address for testing and joining.  Never …

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You Know What You Don’t Want

You Know What You Don’t Want Sharing Slides that I presented in a recent YouTube video. Resource links are provided on that page.     What methods do you use while trying to be clear about what you want? Please leave your ideas in the comments below.

How To Discover What You Want – #BYOC2020609

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“How To Discover What You Want“ June 9-2020 @ 9:00 am PT Many of us know what we don’t want – but that comes from our experience & knowledge – We don’t want what we don’t know.  Resources: Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs Spiral Dynamics Enneagram   Our Operating Principles: * Relationships before business (LA) …

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Why Do You Want A Leader? – #BYOC2020602

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“Why Do You Want A Leader?“ June 2-2020 @ 9:00 am PT How to recognize a leader  Notes: Our definitions of Leaders –   Leaders have followers They have ideas and are passionate about them They pose an issue and then listen carefully to what people are saying about it They help people dream more, …

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How To Enjoy Change- #BYOC2020519

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“How To Enjoy Change“ May 19th-2020@ 9:00 am PT You feel the pressure to change but also feel the resistance  Notes: Initial questions: Are there changes you hope will happen now that we have experienced a pause? Our hope is: that we discover some common ground from which to create a better world. that …

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Working From Home – #BYOC2020414

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“ Working From Home“ April 14th @ 9:00 am PT LA will share a recent blog content  Notes: We make a distinction between Working At Home and Working From Home.  There is no doubt a different way of thinking in each. Problems are someone else’s problem to fix OR problems are all mine to …

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Coping With Isolation – #BYOC2020407

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“Coping With Isolation“ April 7-2020 @ 9:00 am PT Group members will share their techniques  Notes: Solopreneurs tend to feel a bit isolated at the best of times because they are working at home.  Some of our usual types of contracts have dried up and we are unable to attend in-person meetings.  This has …

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What Is Trust – #BYOC2020317

What Is Trust

“What Is Trust?“ March 17-2020 @ 9:00 am PT Fred Jones  of Our Future Leaders gave us a presentation on trust  Notes: A couple of definitions:  Trust is ….  Confidence, faith or hope in someone or something The ability to be relied on as honest and truthful Elements of trust:  Honesty, Communication, Reliability and …

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Communicate A Better You and Get More Business-#BYOC20202011

Special Guest Rodney Brace

“Communicate A Better You and Get More Business“ February 11-2020 @ 9:00 am PT Special guest Rodney Brace – Encourage engagement and get repeat business      Notes: Rodney Brace, CEO of Hyphen Tech Inc. spoke about his six products that have been developed to assist entrepreneurs in acquiring and staying in touch with …

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Remove Limiting Beliefs with NLP – #BYOC2020204

Remove Limiting Beliefs

“Remove Limiting Beliefs with NLP” February 4-2020 @ 9:00 am PT Nathan Segal will give us information    Notes: Nathan suggested three NLP approaches for removing limiting beliefs: Timeline – Journey into the past to discover the root cause and dissolve the emotional link. Belief Change – Exploring how we know whether something is …

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The WordCamp Experience

The Word Camp Experience

“The WordCamp Experience“ Nov. 19th @ 9:00 am PT David Flannery will share what he learned this year.  Notes: David’s Take-Aways: Lots of swag; We need to open the doors of our sites to more people and pay more attention to Accessibility on our websites; Gutenberg is here to stay.  Classic will be supported …

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