The Facebook Diet

by on May 4, 2010

Every diet entails gains and losses ~ this goddess has been on a Facebook diet. Want to know how it turned out?

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Steve Vernon May 4, 2010 at 8:37 am

Time management is what it’s all about, isn’t it! 🙂 Thanks so much, Jaqueline, for a very valuable reminder!


Jacqueline Gates May 4, 2010 at 11:44 am

@Steve Vernon,
Sir Steve, your comment made me think of a quote I once read ~ can’t for the life of me remember who said it! ~ but it was basically that one cannot manage time since we all get the same 24 hours in a day, but one can only manage oneself and the time will take care of itself.
I think that being AWARE of time and how you use it (ie Self-management) is the key to productivity.
And of course, if that productivity is in alignment with your dreams/goals, you’re going to see the manifestations you’re looking for that much quicker.

So glad you dropped by!


Val Wilcox May 4, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Goddess Jacqui,
Love it! I absolutely understand what you’ve gone through. It’s so easy to get caught up in connecting with others, you aren’t working on the business.

Good for you on accomplishing your goal!
.-= Val Wilcox´s last blog ..A Journey into Self- Discovery =-.


Tracey Keefer @ Free MLM Help May 4, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Goddess you have hit the nail on the head; time management and productivity! This is an area almost everyone needs help and reminders about! Thank you for always seeming to know what area I need an ever so gentle push! I can always count on you!

“Dream, Believe, Become…”

.-= Tracey Keefer @ Free MLM Help´s last blog ..Questions, Habits & Focus…OH MY! =-.


Lori Thomas - The Hypnovator @ Motivative Hypnotherapy May 4, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Such great Suggestions and it reminded me what I could do more in getting more balanced when it comes to Facebook time. Oh, and I forgot to tell you , on the Facebook comments of this Post, Congratulations on the e-book and all the other things that your Facebook Diet helped you to accomplish !!!!


Bill Hartman May 5, 2010 at 7:58 am

Love the post, controlling your time is so important.



Jacqueline Gates May 5, 2010 at 9:39 am

@Bill Hartman,
Thanks, Bill. Time is really the only non-renewable resource we have, isn’t it?


Angel Taylor May 5, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I have often found myself loosing hours on facebook, and even though I’ve met great people, I haven’t actually done anything productive. I’ve been trying to limit my time there as well, or at least make myself finish the day’s task before I get onto facebook.

Congrats on all that you’ve been able to accomplish! I look forward to getting your ebook when it’s finished because I know that it will be wonderful 🙂

.-= Angel Taylor´s last blog ..Cool Twitter Tip – How To Send Voicemail Using Twitter =-.


Beverly Monical May 5, 2010 at 3:20 pm

This is good Jacqueline. It is so easy to let Social Media take over your time. Thanks for this reminder to set limits.
I look forward to your e-book.
.-= Beverly Monical´s last blog ..Body Fats: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly =-.


Eddie Espiritu May 5, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Very much appreciated the message of your video. I’ve actually put my kids on a “Facebook Diet” of 30 min per day max. Things were just getting out of hand with how much time they were wasting.

Personally, I list the top 3 to 5 tasks I must accomplish each day to keep me focused on what I must achieve to get me closer to my goals that day.

This has worked wonders for me and like you, I feel so much more in control of my time!

.-= Eddie Espiritu´s last blog ..Ready, Fire, Aim! =-.


Cherrie Bautista@Young And Fabulous May 5, 2010 at 10:30 pm

I couldn’t agree more! If you don’t watch it, FB and Twitter can just take your day up without even noticing, and at times, you haven’t even done what you’re suppose to be doing there, and that is, to market your product, lol! Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of automating on the backend so I’m able to market without actually me in there, and then, whatetever little time I allocate for building relationships and connecting, I can actually use for that sole purpose. It’s turning out really great, though, at first, I had to spend time setting up the automation.

But you’re totally right, Goddess. I see people who are just on twitter all day chatting, then wonder why their business is not really taking off. Great post, as usual 🙂
.-= Cherrie Bautista@Young And Fabulous´s last blog ..Four Common Habits Of The Young And Fabulous =-.


Debbie Stevens May 7, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Hi Goddess Jacqueline,

I appreciate so much what you have said here. I also faced this problem. I was spending way too much time online and had to regain control.

Thanks so much for sharing.
.-= Debbie Stevens´s last blog ..Why I Love What I Do =-.


Edward May 7, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Hey the Goddess know as QUEEN Jacqueline,

Thanks so much for this insight. It is so easy for people to spend too much unproductive time online on Facebook and Twitter etc. For me it starts with a disciplined plan and purpose for what I am doing to help me keep a balance…. Sometimes I get a bit out of line though LOL!
Make it a great day!
God Bless,


Jacqueline Gates May 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm

And you, Sir Edward, are an inspiring example of the results of ‘disciplined planning and purpose.


Linda G. Cox May 11, 2010 at 11:24 pm

You are so right! Although I don’t need to loose any pounds, time management when it comes to networking is something I can really take charge of!
PS I love to listen to your accent!
.-= Linda G. Cox´s last blog ..Walking Update: April 22, 2010 =-.


Nicole Rushin May 25, 2010 at 10:23 pm

I don’t walk in my office anymore without a list of things that I want to accomplish or else I will fritter away all my time doing nothing; on Facebook especially. I also have an egg timer but don’t use it much. The affirmation staring me in the face is “My goals are clearly Outlined before I enter my office each day.” Right now I am goofing off but it is 10:00 at night and I can do that, right? Thanks for the great content.


Jacqueline Gates May 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm

So glad you ‘goofed off’ here on my blog! And this goddess is going to take your tip of making sure I have a list of action items Before the day begins!
Nice to meet you, goddess Nicole!


Willena Flewelling January 30, 2011 at 3:06 am

This may be an old post, but the message is timely! I am learning to maximize my time, and spend it only where it will really help my business move forward.

Facebook Diet… love the analogy!

Willena Flewelling
Willena Flewelling´s last blog post ..The Silver Lining


Lee March 30, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Love it!
Thank you for posting this.
Sorry it took me a year to find, but it was worth the time. 🙂
My friends and I chat about this very topic (usually on FB of course) and everyone seems to agree that FB is just the most current distraction, that 10, 20, however many years ago there was another thief r0bbing us of our needfully productive time.
Your point is clear and applicable to other Time Villains– stay focused, but don’t deprive yourself of what you enjoy.
Thank you again!
Lee´s last blog post ..Goal


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