A mini-insight arose in the Wave regarding the difference a positive attitude makes when you’re chipping away at the endless mountain of goal-related tasks. When the mountain seems frickin’ huge, we often feel despair followed by loss of motivation. However, if one is able to somehow push through that and make things happen, there is [...]
I used to have a habit of making zig-zagging down my career path. As a college-bound high school senior in 1986, I had made the choice to go into computer engineering instead of pursuing some kind of English degree. After pushing on through to graduate school, I realized that I wasn’t happy and decided to [...]
SUMMARY: I’d hoped to do a lot of work done this weekend, but I came down with a bad case of the blahs. Instead of going to sleep at a responsible time, I stayed up late and consumed a lot of television and Internet in an attempt to drown out a growing sense of malaise. [...]
SUMMARY: Although I didn’t know it when I started, the addition of sub-blogs to collect my thoughts into topical areas has helped me define a content generation system that is helping me bootstrap my way into other challenges. The big insight is this: for me, capturing many small changes is more effective than trying to [...]
Not a whole lot of Groundhog Day Resolutions (GHDR) progress this month, though I have been busy! The major insight this month has been that it’s my attitude that determines the amount of energy I have, not sugar-sensitivity or lack of passion. I’ve been identifying the things that get in the way of a good [...]
After having the insight that it was my attitude that was playing a major role in my levels of productivity, I’ve been thinking a lot about what this meant. The result is a distillation of important goals, their contributing projects, task qualification, and task unsticking on a single sheet of paper.
I’m close to launching a new “money making activity” (MMA): a gun safety poster I made back in 2005 when I was learning how to shoot. I also had my first real inquiry into the “Inexpensive Websites” package; alas, I have to set up my LLC before I start accepting money for this. The past [...]