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DeiterLine Frequently Asked Questions

What is deiterLine?

What is deiterLine?


deiterLine is an empowerment app to help people not to quit on themselves, their dreams and their aspirations.




Why does deiterLine exist?


To advance the diffusion of innovation in our lifetime for our children. To help mitigate the resitance to the enlightment of the 1700s To support you not giving up on yourself and succeeding. To advance civilization todo avante one Visionary, One Innovator, One Creative at a time in light of overwhelming obstacles personally and culturally in a world of resistance. To advance "why and how" thinking before the rush to "what and when" actions. Einstein is credited with saying, "Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them."




What is the Diffusion of Innovation?


For deiterLine, the Diffusion of Innovation is a bell curve depicting the drivers and resistors of social change ( innovation diffusion ). You can learn more about the Diffusion of Innovation by reading the works of Everett M. Rogers' fifth edition of the Diffusion of Innovation.




How do I know if I am using deiterLine correctly?


deiterLine subscribes to the words of Carl Jung. "The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are." Your deiter Line experience is unique to you. deiter Line's major premise is you are perfect as you are. deiter Line is not an app to change you. Your Callings are your Callings and your Initiatives are your Initiatives, the journey that is unique to you. Some caveates: deite rLine is not a to do list app. There may be a tendency for people to make it so. deiter Line is not a "should" app. Meaning you should do this or do that. deiter Line is not a "Goal Setting" app. While you will set Initiatives (actions and ventures) they eminate from your 'Why' which comes from within you. Purpose will get you out of bed. The best motivating 'Why' of 'Whys" — have a positive impact on others.




Isn't deiterLine just another goal app?


deiterLine comes before goals. deiterLine 'Why's' come from within you, your essence, ethos and purpose. So many goals are motivated by external stimuli. Goals are whats and whens. Callings are whys and hows.





Your 'Why'

What is your 'Why'?


Your 'Why' is your purpose, your single organizing idea. While we say single, you can have many 'Whys': Occupational or Aspirational. There is help on the Help with your 'Why' page of the deiter Line website.




How do you find your 'Why'?


There is help for you on the Help with your 'Why' page of the deiterLine website. Finding your why turns out to not be the quest for what you will do when you grow up, but the acceptance of the essence and ethos of who you always were. The things that excite you are not random. They are connected with your purpose. Follow the things that excite you.




How do you state your 'Why'?


One suggestion is to us the To + So = your 'Why' equation. To: is your positive contribution and So: is your possitive impact on others. Example: Calling Title: Creative Director — Why: To inform and entertain So we may live in a more enlightened, artful world... Calling: Kindergarten Teacher — Why: To instill a love of reading at an early age So there are more life-time learners... There is help on the Help with your 'Why' page of the deiter Line website.





Benefits

Who will benefit from deiterLine's use?


deiterLine benefits anyone who wants to make a difference, think, innovate and be themselves. Think of the possibilities: Faster solutions creation, faster innovation diffusion, more varied career opportunities, more diverse economies and a healthier, happier, more peaceful world.




If I know my 'Why' do I still need deiterLine?


Throughout the day we are constantly bombarded by the "noise" that can throw us into the chaos we can become. Having your 'Why', your Callings in the palm of your hand with the essential Initiatives to advance your Callings mitigates the chaos we can become. deiter Line can be very calming when we find ourselves sudenly awake at 3:00 in the morning.




What are the benefits of using deiterLine?


Focus, clarity, calm, self knowledge, knowing you are on your journey, the path most true to you. You are able to rest, without quitting. You can breathe and press on. As deiter Line was tested we heard people call it their North Star, a calming power, a tool for focus. Some appreciate, the clean design, and quiet place that adds to their day. Perhaps the biggest benefit is having the support to breathe & press on to ultimate success.




I use pen and paper to graphically note my goals. Why do I need deiterLine?


deiterLine answers the existential question 'Why' before you write down any goals. Having your 'Why' increases the probability that you will not quit on your goals no matter how they are noted. deiterLine wants you to succeed and not quit on your goals.




What will deiterLine help me accomplish.


If deiterLine only accomplishes reinforcing in yourself that you matter, your dreams matter and your aspirations matter you have succeded, grown, become stronger and ready to cast off from the skeptics.





Price

Why isn't it free?


deiterLine does not sell your data. deiterLine does not advertise to you. deiter Line costs about the same as a few cups of coffee a month. deiter Line can actually help you create time through the quality of calm and focus, a super power — priceless.




How much does deiterLine cost?


deiterLine is a $9.99/Mo subscription based app.




Will we be charged for upgrades?


Charging for upgrades is not our intent. deiterLine is not just an App. deiterLine is also a movement to advance innovation, and civilization. As deiter Line gains in use, it is our hope there will be less resistance to ideas and discoveries to advance a more healthy, happy and sustainable world.




After I create my account, how do I quit or delete it?


Your account is essentially with the Apple App Store. You cancel and that is it.




Will deiterLine use my email to send spam to me?


The subscription base model relieves all of us from having to sell and be sold.





IOS/Android

Why is it only for IOS and not Android also?


A good and very difficult decision to make. While both platforms are secure, we had to make a value judgement on privacy, which platform might be the most private for you. This decision may change in time as more is revealed. We are cautious and serious with your data.




What version of iOS is required to install and run deiterLine?


Version of iOS required to install and run dL: iOS 10.0.1 Version of iPad required to run dL: iPad 7 or newer Version of iPhone required to run dL: iPhone 6 or newer




What iteration of iPhone and iPad is required to instal and run deiterLIne?


Version of iOS required to install and run dL: iOS 10.0.1 Version of iPad required to run dL: iPad 7 or newer Version of iPhone required to run dL: iPhone 6 or newer





Callings

What are Callings?


deiterLine calls your 'Why' or 'Whys' Callings, represented by stars. You will follow your stars. You can have Callings that are aspirational or occupational. There is more info in the tutorials.




What is a Callings Group?


Callings Groups consist of one Calling and any number of supportive Initiatives. Callings Groups are your go-to screens. You will be so collected. There is more info in the tutorials.




How do I enter my first Calling?


Open the Callings Index ( Star Icon ) from the jump screen. Follow the instructions for your first Calling. There is more info in the tutorials.




How do I make a Callings Group?


When you open an Initiative in the Intiatives Generator ( tapp of the Intiatives Title ) you will see a STAR at the bottom above the NOTES PENCIL. TAP the STAR and the Callings Selector will open. Roll the selector until the Calling you want to join becomes prominent, then TAP, DONE. Hit the < back key and when you next see your Calling, it will have a √ next to it to indicate it is now a Callings Group. When you TAP on the Callings Title, it will open as a Calings Group. See if it isn't intuitive for yourself.




What is the Pencil icon?


You will find the Pencil Icon in a Callings Generator, ( where you edit ) and in an Initiatives Generator ( where you edit ). The Pencil, when TAPPED opens the NOTES tablet, where you can enter any details you like. TAP the X to close out the Notes.




If I already have a Calling, how can I make more?


Once you have your first Calling, you can make more Callings by SWIPING any CALLING to the RIGHT and TAP the STAR. A new generator will open. Make your entries. Close out by TAPPING the < back button and you will find your new Calling at the top of your Callings Index list. Creating new Initiatives is done the same way. You can see more in the Tutorials.




Can I adjust the hierarchy of my Intiatives, Calings and Calling Groups?


To the right of any listing there is the three little lines ( a HAMBURGER ) PRESS on any given HAMBURGER and slide it either up or down to your liking. The system intentionally goes slowly, to help you slow down and think.




What is the point of Callings Groups?


You will have your Calling ( 'Why') and your Calling's supportive Initiatives all in one glance. You can edit, adjust hierarcy and adjust you progress all in one place.





Initiatives

What are Initiatives?


Initiatives, represented by Checks, are the ventures and actions that will advance your Calling or Callings. Your Initiatives will have a 'Why' and action and the deiterline to measure your progress, (better than perfection) and a notes section for more detail. There is more info in the tutorials.




How do I enter my first Initiative?


Open the Initiatives Index (Check Icon) and follow the instructions there. There is more info in the tutorials.




What is the Ball and those |||| marks for?


That is the deiterline for marking your progress. You can slide the BALL anywhere on the ||| deiterline that intuitively seems appropriate for you.




Can Initiatives be independent of Callings?


Yes. You can have any number of Initiatives in the Initiatives Index. You can even leave Initiatives to mellow in the Clock to live for another day.




Can I adjust the hierarchy of my Intiatives, Calings and Calling Groups?


To the right of any listing there is the three little lines ( a HAMBURGER ) PRESS on any given HAMBURGER and slide it either up or down to your liking. The system intentionally goes slowly, to help you slow down and think.




What is the Pencil icon?


You will find the Pencil Icon in a Callings Generator, ( where you edit ) and in an Initiatives Generator ( where you edit ). The Pencil, when TAPPED opens the NOTES tablet, where you can enter any details you like. TAP the X to close out the Notes.





Navigation

How do I log out?


On each screen you will see three short lines ( a Hamburger). TAP that HAMBURGER and the help screen will open. Towards the bottom of the Help Screen you will see the prompt, Log Out. TAP LOG OUT and that is it.




Help Menu?


You find the help Menu by TAPPING the three little lines in the upper right corner of the screen you happen to be on. The help menu gets you to Video Tutorias, and other Help. It also gets you inside to the deiterLine website, where you found the link to this FAQ page. TAPPING the < back icon gets you out of the deiterLine website.





Clock

How do I delete Callings  and Intiatives?


Slide (SWIPE) the Calling or Initiative to the left and the Clock Icon will be revealed. TAP the Clock Icon and the Intiative or Calling will go to the Clock to Mellow. We say Mellow because you may want to retrieve it again. Callings will be in a rectangle e and Intiative will have their deiterline and progress ball. To permanently delete: TAP a selection and then TAP the BROOM. You will be asked if you want to cancel or delete. Make a choice. If you choose delete, the seletion will dissolve away forever.





Headquarters

Where are we headquartered?


Baton Rouge, Louisiana. There is a saying, "Grow where you are planted." Louisiana unfortunately rates consistently at the bottom of all the "good" lists and the top of the "bad" lists. Lousiana has been our laboratory to study resistance first hand. deiteLine's developer is a transplant from San Francisco, California. deiterLine has consulted with people from Asia, the San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, New York, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and France.





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