I had a conversation with my cousin last night and he was confused as to what I did for a living.  "Yeah, you're a 'DJ' but like...what do you do?"

Good question.  Technically I'm a DJ, commercial production manager and apparently a journalist.  And anything else is wasting time. Which, according to CNBC we are doing every day at work!

Here's how NOT to waste time according to this study...

 

1. Responding to emails right away.  Instead of hearing the "ding" of an incoming email and jumping into action...feel free to check it once an hour.  Maybe even 2-3 times a day if you can get away with it.  That way you can stay in the flow of what you're doing and not get distracted.  I try to do this and it does work!

 

2. Getting distracted by other tasks.  Things are going to pop up.  It's inevitable. But bouncing around from task to task is no way to get things done.  Have a priority list and make sure you knock that out before anything else takes over.

 

3. Scrolling through social media.  This is a hard one for me.  Not because what you people post on the socials is too enthralling, but because I look for things to talk about on the air and web.  So, sometimes it's easy to get lost in all the memes and viral videos.

They say turning off your notifications or putting your phone in a different room can help minimize the temptation to check your apps. Or set aside a few time blocks throughout the day where you don't check your phone at all.

Quad Cities Live Music Venues That Aren't Live Music Venues Anymore

Nostalgia Alert!.

We've compiled a quick list (by no means comprehensive) of venues in the Quad Cities that are no longer music venues but to us will ALWAYS hold a special place were we saw some great shows and made some incredible memories.

To many of us the live music scene wasn't just a concert here & there. It was an every weekend affair. And it didn't matter if it was a touring band or your buddy's band. We were going to be there with a beer in hand and scream along with guitars that were way too loud in a room that was improperly treated acoustically and make some bad decisions.

It's Not All Bad...Here Are 10 Things to Look Forward to in 2022

Newsweek posted a big list of 22 exciting things to expect this year. Here are the highlights and why you should care about them.