Entries from May 2008

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

How To Live The Good Life

Living the good life means different things to different people.  There is, however, a slightly ambiguous, mutual understanding.  “The good life” is the life that you would like to live broken down to its most basic form.  It deals with the simple pleasures that make you happy, the compassionate deeds you perform, the personal goals […]

Monday, May 26th, 2008

10 Business Creativity Tips for the Mind

The monotonous repetition and visual sameness found in the common office space could suck the creativity out of Picasso.  The environment you inhabit has a powerful affect on the way you think and feel.  If everything around you looks the same, your mind will eventually grow numb.  Likewise, if you do the same exact thing […]

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

A Sad, Familiar Tale of Procrastination

He has always dreamed of pursuing a career in computer hardware engineering.  “I want to design my own chipset”, he used to tell his Computer Science teacher in high school.  Now, as a junior enrolled at a reputable technical college, he finally has the chance to make his dream a reality.  Although he somewhat slacked […]

Monday, May 19th, 2008

The 3 Pillars of Creativity

Creativity is not just for artists and poets. Everybody has the potential to exercise creativity, to innovate new ways of accomplishing things that will ultimately make life easier and more gratifying. Creativity magnifies the quality and effectiveness of your natural talents, creating an elevated rate of success by injecting a greater sense of passion and […]

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

17 Drug-Free Ways to Stay Awake

Staying awake is easy… 5 shots of espresso and 2 lines of cocaine is all you need.  You’ll certainly be wide awake and wired, but you may also die from a heart attack a few hours later.  In all seriousness, conquering drowsiness before it overwhelms your mind can be quite a challenge without the help […]

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Black Belts are Simply White Belts Who Didn’t Quit

The harsh reality is that most people give-up too early. As soon as the required level of effort intensifies, they throw in the towel and head back to their comfort zone. Figuratively speaking, these people will surely wear a white belt forever. It’s just that simple.
Those wearing the black belt never threw in the towel […]

Friday, May 9th, 2008

The Simple Art of Being Easy

How “easy” are you? Forget the childish definition regarding someone’s willingness to jump into the sack… that’s not the topic here. How easy are you to work with? How easy are you to get a hold of? How easy are you to understand? Do your friends consider you to be “easy”? How about your colleagues […]

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

50 of “The Greatest” Life Has to Offer

Here’s some positive mental nourishment for you, 50 of “the greatest” you will find on your lifetime drive into the sunset.

The Greatest Things – Are not things at all.
The Greatest Mystery – Death.
The Greatest Gift – Life.
The Greatest Work – What you love doing.
The Greatest Recreation – Based on the point above: Work.
The Greatest Feeling […]

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

How To Avoid Confrontations Like a Samurai Warrior

The Bushidō Samurai are elite masters in the art of self-defense. They are specially trained in hand-to-hand combat, but never fight unless they must. The Samurai moral code stresses mindfulness, self-control, loyalty and honor unto death. Thus, Samurai dodge confrontation whenever and wherever possible.
These same principals can easily be applied to everyday life. Think like a Bushidō Samurai and avoid unnecessary confrontation. […]