Sunday, August 26, 2012

Advice from Extraordinary Women documentary

Here is the update for the Advice from Extraordinary Women documentary.  (my first)

Advice from Extraordinary Women Film Status: The film is now in post production.  The 5 of the women are from Wisconsin, one is from Illinois.  We have completed the first run through of all film and the cuts are being put together now.  Script is being written for the story and voice over.  All I can say is that each of these women have created something beautiful and their stories are coming together nicely!!!!  

Press Kit and Marketing Media:  I am in developing the press kit and marketing media.  

  • Photography: I want to thank Eric Brooks, from Brooks photography, for taking beautiful pictures of the film day.  Coco, I apologize that I do not have photos for you, we will need to schedule a day when you are in town to take some stills and additional pictures on set, we will use a mock up.  I am using your current portrait for media for now.

We are on schedule to meet the December submission date for the Wisconsin film festival.  I’ll keep you posted on progress.

Thanks and Regards,
Kim M. Groshek
Transforming Lives Through Stories in Media and Performance

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.  Don’t' be trapped by dogma (which living with the results of other people's thinking).  Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out our own inner voice; and most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.  They somehow already know what you truly want to become.  Everything else is secondary.-Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Psychology of Social Media: So I'm back

As you know, I'm back on Facebook for the past week or so.  I have changed my behavior a lot since being off for over a month and a half.  I only find myself going on maybe once a day, if not less.  I get any wall posts through email, so I just either respond to them on Facebook, call to talk with the person, or text them directly.  It's working out find.

I don't find myself feeling the urge to be on Facebook every waking moment.  In fact, this morning, I got up, got my running shoes on and then headed out the door without even thinking about it.

I'm doing better, let's see how it goes each moment forward.
Enjoy your wonderful day!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Psychology of Social Media: Day 42

Kim Contemplating!
Okay kids!  I think I'm going back on Facebook.  I really need a Social Media prevention counselor.  Shall I go on or not?  That is the question.

The reason I got off is because I was out of integrity in my life.  What does that mean?  It means that I was sitting on Facebook more than doing things in my life and my finances, my personal relationships and my goals were being impacted.  What shall I do?

I feel like I'm losing connection with my friends and not keeping up, they are sharing and moving forward with what they are up to.  I stopped at my friends house on a bike ride and she wasn't home, found out her daughter and her wedding party were at the Dirty Girl Mud run.  (my daughter told me because she saw pictures posted on Facebook).

I am struggling today and will wait a while before reactivating my account, but for now, I'm leaning toward it... =S

Monday, August 13, 2012

Psychology of Social Media: Day 36

Oh my, I forgot how many days it's been since I've disabled my Facebook account.  I had to go back and look, since I missed a few days of posting my thoughts.  Now that I have caught up, it is day 36.

I have thought a little about not being able to check events that are readily available to me on facebook.  This is an edge and bothers me some, but not so much that it makes me want to get back onto Facebook.

As you may have noticed, I had my filming day this past weekend, and again, it probably would have been cool to be able to brag a little on Facebook about this and post a few of my pictures.

Otherwise, not too interested in going back onto Facebook.  Too many great things are going on presently in my life without it.

I'm posting a fun picture of me on my awsome little scooter, I use this to scoot around when I need to just have a little fun.  Enjoy!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Film crew taking over Jefferson

Jefferson, Wis.- A film crew arrived
in Jefferson on Saturday, August 10, to tape the film about Wisconsin Women who tell their real life stories for a documentary, with entrepreneur and film producer, Kim Groshek, a native of Jefferson.  This is Kim’s second film to produce and direct.  Her first film was released as an animated short in the spring of this year.  This new film, Advice from Extraordinary Women, is planned to release at the Wisconsin film festival in the spring.

            The film consists of a diverse group of women who talk about how they overcame obstacles in their life.  Names like Chellsie Memmel, the most decorated gymnast from Wisconsin shares her story and the current transitions and decisions in her life.  
Coco Corbett discovers the importance of women's sexuality and spirit-body connection; she explores mid-wifery helping women in Africa.
Staci Groshek shares her story about strength in being yourself while learning and growing up in your twenties.  Rose Mary Gabriel, the first woman to race the snowshoe race over forty years ago, talks about her persistence in getting through; she has a bold heart and a simple message that ripples through her stories.  April Bevars made some bad decisions as a teenager causing her to be in prison a week later.  Now, over ten years later, April shares how her inner strength helped her muster through.

A beautiful mother and daughter, Carmela and Michaela Mulroe share their strength and positive approach to how they handle those people who bring their opinions and judgments without considering their hearts and the truth about these women.

Connection is the key.  The support and help from others is a tremendous asset.  It was a teary-eyed film day and will be an amazing set of stories.  A must see!
Look for “Advice from Extraordinary Women,” at the Wisconsin Film Festival in 2013.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Psychology of Social Media: Day 32

Day 32, no Facebook.

I've been working on my re-application to the University, I am headed toward a leadership PhD.  I look through my credentials and think, "Wow, I really have a lot accomplished!"   I'm published several times; both articles and books.  I'm involved in a lot of philanthropy, teaching, outreach programs and groups and associations.  Since I had started a different program three years ago and they put my coursework on hold because the program didn't match what I expected, they are asking me to reflect on the reason why I didn't stay with the program and what happened from then to now, to motivate me to go back.  I wrote a 3 page narrative and surprise myself with what I have learned in 3 short years.  Amazing!

I'm glad I have time to do all these wonderful things, now that I'm not poking around on Facebook all day.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Psychology of Social Media: Day 31

Day 31, made it past the big 30 days breaks a habit number.  So far so good, life is taking many turns and shifts.  I am taking on more in my life, finishing up my leadership program, it's crazy by the way, finding so much about myself.  Considering starting coursework for a Leadership PhD, filming this weekend (yay!) that's been a lo-o-ng time planning, since November of last year.  It's going to be a full day of interviewing successful women, the documentary is called, "Advice from Extraordinary Women" and a book will go along with it with double the stories, lessons women learned they will share with others to bring into their lives.  Daughter got accepted into the MBA marketing program, she is "very" excited and I am excited for her.  My husband attended a funeral for one of the police officers that got shot in that terrible shooting in Milwaukee, his other friend and colleague got shot 8 times and is in critical condition in the hospital, he use to work with my husband.

I don't know what is going on with this world, I believe some of it is the internet, the television shows we watch are rediculously violent as are the movies and mostly we  are not connected with each other enough to see  the signs.

Day 31, thoughts about Facebook, hmphf, I guess there aren't many thoughts in this blog post.  What's "that" telling me?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Psychology of Social Media: Day 28

So, I had a very busy weekend.  I attended a leadership class this weekend in Philadelphia.  People were curious where I was at in the program. Here is how the conversation went down.

I'm sitting in a restaurant, there are five of us sitting around a table.  Lisa, my classmate, asks me, "How is the program going for you?"

I said, "I've been focusing on getting my life back in order, back in integrity.  One of the things that has been causing this is being on Facebook too much.  It's been taking a lot of my time away from other things that are important to me.  So, 28 days ago, I decided to no longer use Facebook and disable my account."

"I've been keeping a daily blog about how this is working for me.   It's interesting how free I feel, how much more I'm getting done, and getting my health back in integrity.  I am working out on a continuous basis and I'm even going to hot yoga at least 5 times a day.  I'm considering taking on a PhD and really see my life changing because I no longer am out of integrity, by going on Facebook every moment of every day."

I mentioned the down-falls too, as mentioned in previous blogs, summarizing this in conversation with the group.

Lisa responded, "I really respect you for that."

Being busy is taking me away from any concern that I might have about accessing Facebook.

It's all good.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Psychology of Social Media: Day 26

A new day...

I thought about Facebook at the end of my run today.  I remember the feeling I had with Facebook bogging me down, just knowing I would be on it made me felt like some other thing in my life was taken away.  You see, I feel much lighter without going on Facebook.  I remembered how my family relies so heavily on it.  Putting myself in my sisters shoes, who lives 250 miles away from me, going on to try to peak into each of our lives.  Realizing I'm not there anymore.  However, I'm still here.

I'm not certain, but I think a community can get addicted to Facebook, thinking this is the only means to communicate.  Forgetting, there are all other devices, phones, texting and talking, emailing, a nice talk over coffee and even snail mail.

Neither here nor there, it's about forgetting why we have the tools in the first place, to connect with each other, care about each other and listen to what people are dealing with and supporting them along the way.  The tool is a means to getting there.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Psychology of Social Media: Day 24

A day in action!!!  Wow!  So, doing well without Facebook, in fact, my life is moving in an awesome direction socially.  I woke up, did hot yoga, then headed out to an early breakfast with a collegue/friend I met in a Leadership program.  We had an awesome conversation and really took compassion  and action in a whole new level, being that I set the intention for compassion and action, and here I am taking action.

I had a short conversation with my Yoga instructor as I was walking out the door, stating that I've set an intention to no longer access Facebook each day because it's taken a lot of my time away from me.  And, I said, I'm blogging about it.  I mentioned how amazing my social life has turned around.  I'm talking to people of whom I haven't in a while and planning coffee and lunch meetings with people to catch up in person.  My life, I mention, is much more robust and full since I've put Facebook out of my life.

I then headed to a very busy day of meetings and even took a break during lunch-hour for a 3 mile walk.

I sit here this evening not having any intention to go on Facebook, and as you can see, it seems to get later and later when I write something about social media in my blog.  I don't know what to write anymore, because I haven't thought about it today.