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Overcoming Procrastination

I used to think procrastination was due to laziness or a lack of motivation. Laziness makes sense since we eventually get to the task at hand. Have you ever thought to yourself: “I’ve got enough on my plate right now, I’ll get it it later”? Then later rolls around and you keep pushing the due date out even further. There’s always tomorrow right? Well, the truth is we avoid doing what needs to be done today. So now I’ve come…

3 Ways to Motivate Others

There’s 3 major ways to motivate others around you: Fear, Incentive and Attitude. Fear is something I find the most ineffective because it’s so short lived. It has its place in the arsenal of getting things done. Fear is based on consequences – which deter us from doing bad things. This is the undesirable stuff like punishments, fines, time-outs, revoked privileges, job security, hunger, and homelessness. What’s funny is that when we imagine worst case scenario’s…

You Can Do It Better

If you know what you want to say and know precisely how to say it – why would you need a professional production house to delay the transmission? The boys at NIN captured a live rehearsal, made a few edits and posted the video straight to the fans in a matter days – not months. We’re getting craftier with our…

The Downward Spiral

Most of us love Apple. Trent doesn’t. But that’s because he has a reason not to (right now). Personally, I think he’s over reacting a bit, but his point is a valid one – Who should be allowed to create things for others to consume? Since the gatekeepers have become us, the natural answer is “us”. However, that’s really not the case when creating iPhone applications. Remember guys, that Apple is on a closed network. Always has been, always will…

Clean Lamps

First, let’s layout the operational definition of what an attitude really is. Attitudes are habits of thought that govern the way you relate to people and situations. Attitudes are the lenses to how we see the world. If I think others are untrustworthy, than I’d be an untrustworthy person. If I think the world is against me, than it will be. Conversely, If I think the world is full of possibilities, than it will be. The point here is to…