Many people want to change their lives for the better and they constantly struggle with achieving their goals. If you make a daily practice of being present, some form of meditation, you can conquer anything. You can build other habits on top, but you must continue to practice some form of presence on a consistent… Continue reading Presence is the core habit to learn
I learned about a strategy for being able to handle pressure from my friend David Henzel. He keeps a gratitude rock in his pocket all day and every time he notices or touches it, he thinks of something he is grateful for. After learning of this technique, I’ve been doing the same, but recently I’ve… Continue reading Training your mind with a rock
With all the resources shrinking in our world, stories of corporate greed and corruption, and the proliferation of products that harm people(cigarettes, porn, casinos, junk food, etc), it makes you wonder “How can we better realign incentives with capitalism to help improve our world?” I think one solution to that is have all companies become… Continue reading All Companies should become Benefit Corporations
Practicing mindfulness is a key way to improving any aspect of your life. Mindfulness has many different forms and names such as presence, concentration, yoga, zen, prayer, meditation, the now, etc. The core of mindfulness is to always be aware of your thoughts and feelings. People often use mindfulness to train their minds to focus… Continue reading Where to focus your mindfulness
“She breaks it down: “It was because of my anxiety. Working out, I would just feel better. It was never about losing weight, it was always about becoming strong and giving myself as much time every day without my phone. I got quite addicted to it. I work out two or three times a day.”… Continue reading Adele’s workout routine
“You are your own worst enemy” is a saying thats many of us learn, but I never really thought that much about it. As I get older, I truly think it is true. For every desire and dream we have, it is always ourselves who put up the roadblocks. Every person has their own problems… Continue reading We are truly our own worst enemy
There is a concept called the “Ladder of Abstraction” created by American linguist S. I. Hayakawa in his 1939 book Language in Action. It describes the way that humans think and communicate in varying degrees of abstraction. Humans are constantly interacting with our environment all day and automatically referencing concepts (objects, ideas) at different levels of… Continue reading Up and Down the Ladder of Abstraction – Choosing the appropriate abstraction level
This is my new blog. I am going to write using the Zettelkasten (zk) method. Its like a wiki with short notes. Here is a great intro post. The zk method should help me amplify my thinking and writing skills, so I am vey excited to get this working. I am going to start off… Continue reading Hello Zettelkasten world!