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Social Media 101: Tactics and Tips to DevelopYour Business Online by Chris Brogan

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Chapter 85. How I Do It

When meeting people in a group for the first time, one question that comes up often is, "How do you find the time to do all that you do?" They're talking about the daily blog posts, the Twitter, the speaking at events, conversations, my actual job, and my family life. I often answer somewhat jokingly that I just type a lot. It's only somewhat jokingly. Part of it is typing. But I can share more.

Side note: It amuses me that people are always telling me that I seem very busy. (1) I am. (2) That's okay. It's a good thing. (3) Gandhi had the same number of hours in a day that I do. Time is never the answer. Learn to master your calendar, or it will master you.

DON'T SLEEP LATE

I have help in this department (children).

But I find that by sleeping no more than six hours (not recommended, but you asked!), I have a few more hours in the day.

DON'T WATCH TV

I don't have cable. I watch some movies, and I watch video stuff from the Internet in doses, but I don't have a TV habit. That gives me a few hours each day that some of you occupy in other ways.

THINK WHILE DOING OTHER THINGS

All day long, my head is formulating information. I'm thinking about things I've read and researched, things that I've learned through my own trial and error, and things I've gathered through conversations and other learning avenues. But my processing of that data goes on when I'm at the grocery store, or the gas station, or on my long commute. This gives me the opportunity to choose how I use ...

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