How A Busy Person Stays Connected

How often do you say this day flew by? Or I can’t believe it’s Friday?

 

I feel like I say these all the time. Between running my social media and marketing company Katie DeVito, LLC, coordinating NJ Unemployed events plus building my Origami Owl business, I am always doing something. I mean I hit 100 designers on my team last night. Pretty amazing. Never in a million years did I think that when I signed up for Origami Owl that I would have 5 people on my team, but 100. I love Origami Owl!

 

That being said I’m always running somewhere for something. Not to mention there’s always plain ole life to deal with too. Staying connected is one of the most important things in my life (the hubby comes first). Between checking emails, my clients social media sites, my social media sites I don’t know what I would do without my devices.

 

I love that as a Verizon customer if I don’t have wifi on my devices I can always use the Personal Hotspot on my iPhone to connect my devices. This way I’m always connected!

 

My favorite devices? My iPhone and my iPad.

 

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What are your favorite devices?

How do you stay connected?

 

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Everything Happens For A Reason

“In writing this post, I’m entering the Microsoft Windows Style Makeover sweepstakes for a chance to win a head to toe makeover!”

 

 

I’m heading to Blogher ’12 in NY and would love nothing more than a makeover. Lord knows I need one.

 

Here’s why:

I’m in need of a wardrobe makeover. It’s been way to long since I’ve revamped my closet. I’m in desperate need of a new suit, black pants, comfy heels (is that possible?) and so much more.

 

In February 2010 I was laid off from my job (hubby laid off a few months before I) and sent a tweet out on Twitter asking who else was unemployed in NJ. This led to me forming NJ Unemployed. An organization that provides monthly programs for the community as well as online networking opportunities and legislative advocacy. From branding myself online I started my own social media & PR company in June 2010. I am an active member of my community sitting on various committees’ with the Mercer Chamber of Commerce, the International Governing Board of Delta Phi Epsilon and Board of Directors for Rider University Alumni Association. I’m a busy girl and don’t have much time to shop. Not to mention trying to save for a house so trying not to spend much.

 

When I got laid off my husband and I moved in with his parents as a way to save money until we secured employment. Unfortunately, my mother in law fell ill shortly thereafter and in October 2011 passed away from a blood disorder (myleofibrosis). Everything happens for a reason. I’m a firm believer in that. The best thing that happened to me was getting laid off from my job as I was able to start my own business and form NJ Unemployed. I’m happy that my husband and I moved in with our in-laws and I was able to help care for his mother in her final days.

 

Getting laid off was the best thing that has happened to me. Now that I’m a business owner I need to look the part. It’s been a long couple of years.

 

You’ve got to make lemonade out of those lemons that life hands you. Everything happens for a reason.

 

 

 

Katie DeVito appears on News 12 New Jersey’s “Kane In Your Corner”

Katie DeVito appeared on News 12 New Jersey’s “Kane In Your Corner” on November 11, 2010 where she discussed NJ Unemployed, as well as her social media and public relations company. You may view the segment here:

11/6/10 – News 12 New Jersey “Kane In Your Corner”

NJ Unemployed Founder to Appear on “Kane In Your Corner” This Weekend

Katie DeVito, Founder of NJ Unemployed will be on News 12 New Jersey’s “Kane In Your Corner” this weekend. Set your DVR’s!