Entries from September 2007

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Real Friends Never Grow Apart

I spent 4 hours chatting with my grandmother in-law last night.  She’s 79 years old and chock full of 79 years worth of wisdom and life stories.  One of the stories she told me really grabbed my attention.  It was about the power of true friendship and why real friends always maintain a unique connection even […]

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Life Lessons from a Brilliant Man Who Faces Death

Professor Randy Pausch of Carnegie Mellon University gave his final farewell lecture to a group of 400+ faculty and students last week after being informed by cancer specialists that he only had a few months left to live.  His attitude is positive, his stories are moving, and his life lessons are priceless. 
I have posted a […]

Friday, September 21st, 2007

7 Productive Pieces of Unconventional Wisdom

Never quit, always win, learn to fit in…  Nonsense!  Here are 7 pieces of unconventional wisdom that will hopefully assist you in leading a more productive and rewarding life.

Go Ahead, Quit – Quitting is usually thought of as a negative conclusion.  If someone quits it must be because they are weak or incapable, right?  Wrong!  […]

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

If a Woman with No Arms Can Do It…

If she can do it, we can do it.  Let her story be your inspiration the next time you feel overwhelmed.  She has no arms, but she still has a mind filled with passion and purpose.  These qualities have allowed her to overcome her physical limitations.

Monday, September 17th, 2007

15 Quick Fixes for Increased Computing Productivity

A combination of old and new, each of these quick fixes have one thing in common:  They will increase your computing productivity.  I personally use all of them on a regular basis.  There is nothing groundbreaking about this list, it’s just a short reminder of how simple it is to increase your productivity by enhancing the tools you already […]

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Stop Keeping Score. Happiness is the True Measure of Success.

Too many people try to numerically measure success.  Most of these numbers relate to wealth, age, intelligence, and seniority.  The problem with trying to numerically calculate success is that it doesn’t account for personal feelings, thoughts, and general happiness.  That which makes one person happy does not necessarily make everyone happy.  Thus, the qualities that […]

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

3 Easy Steps: The Only Life Hack You Will Ever Need

There is an endless pool of life hacks out there discussing methods for improving your productivity, happiness, and general quality of life.  However, there is only one life hack that forms the foundation for which all others are built upon.  If you ignore it, you will fail.  That’s the bottom line.

“Besides the noble art of […]

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Why Confidence Should Decrease as Knowledge Increases

My last post discussed the critical relationship between knowledge and confidence.  One point I failed to mention is that at regular intervals in the learning process confidence should actually decrease as knowledge increases.  At first it might seem logical that an increase in knowledge consistently leads to an increase in confidence, but this is not always […]

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Knowledge and Confidence: Successful Together, Useless Apart

Knowledge and confidence are undoubtedly the two most important qualities one can possess.  Together they create a universal groundwork for success regardless of the mission at hand.  When combined, both knowledge and confidence directly fuel the promise of their counterpart, creating an unstoppable force of human potential.  But if one loses track of the other, […]

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Nonconformity for the Sake of Nonconformity is Conformity

There is a fine line that separates conformity from nonconformity, and both of them from intelligent decision making.  Although the distinction may seem clear, I believe the difference is far more complex than most people are aware of.  Why?  Because an accurate measure of conformity or nonconformity is based exclusively on an individual’s true understanding […]