One of the biggest reasons I depart from my minimalist philosophy is reading. Specifically, reading about what others are doing. I read a blog post, or a magazine article, about someone doing something interesting: traveling, using a new productivity system, doing a new kind of workout, brewing artisinal coffee, making bread. And then I want to do that too. And I think we all do this. We all read inspirational things, or hear about them from a friend, and fantasize about ourselves doing the same thing.
Fallacy List1. FAULTY CAUSE: (post hoc ergo propter hoc) mistakes correlation or association for causation, by assuming that because one thing follows another it was caused by the other. example: A black cat crossed Babbs' path yesterday and, sure enough, she was involved in an automobile accident later that same afternoon. example: The introduction of sex education courses at the high school level has resulted in increased promiscuity among teens. A recent study revealed that the number of reported cases of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) was significantly higher for high schools that offered courses in sex education than for high schools that did not. 2.
Study HacksThe Opposite of the Open Office October 19th, 2016 · 12 comments The Bionic Office A couple weeks ago, I wrote about Joel Spolsky’s claim that Facebook’s massive open office is scaring away talent. The comments on the post added many interesting follow ups; e.g., a pointer to a recent podcast episode where a Facebook developer claims the office is rarely more than a third full as people have learned to stay home if they want to produce anything deep.
The Minimalist Guide to Saving MoneySimplifying starts with tentative baby steps. Your first step is always the hardest. However, after you get started you’ll be off and running in no time.25 Intelligent Resume Ideas506 shares How to Make Your Website Stand Out Amongst all the Latest Trends You’ve worked hard to create a topnotch website that reflects the latest and greatest in technology, engaging content and design. You might be happy with it, but does it look any better than your competition?
thinking stylesThe following is edited and adapted from It is intended to supplement personal understanding and enhance critical self-examination of yourself as a communicator. Styles of Thinking "How do people think about things?" Harrison and Bramson, through their research detailed in their text The Art of Thinking, found that in Western society there are five distinct styles of thinking. Most people show a marked preference for one or two of the styles.The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss“Everyone’s looking for rules to follow, and the sooner you realize there aren’t any, the better art can be.”– Jerrod Carmichael Jerrod Carmichael is pushing the boundaries of comedy with his groundbreaking work in stand-up, television, and film. Now just 29 years old, what this driven North Carolina native has accomplished is mind-boggling, and 2017 is going to be his biggest year yet. Jerrod stars in the hit NBC series The Carmichael Show, which he also writes and executive produces.
The Minimalist Guide to Leaving Your Soul-Crushing Day Job@suopters: He just got lucky. I've been in a soul-crushing job for the last 1.5 years that is slowly cutting my hours down to almost nothing. I'm living paycheck-to-paycheck (making $14k/year less than before I went back to college).[re]design - About[re]design hold innovative, engaging, accessible events for public, design trade and business audiences throughout the year. Our projects range from public exhibitions with tens of thousands of visitors, to inspiring in-house events tailor-made for partner organisations, to hands-on making workshops and lively debates. [re]design is a relationship building organisation and there are lots of ways to get involved. To find out more, sign up to the [re]design newsletter (below right).
40 Photo-Illustrated Questions to Refocus Your MindAsking the right questions is the answer… It’s not the answers you get from others that will help you, but the questions you ask of yourself. Here are 40 thought-provoking questions to help you refresh and refocus your thinking: Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. Also, check out our sister site, Thought Questions, for more photo-illustrated questions like these; and check out The Book of Questions if you’re interested in reading even more inspiring, thought-provoking questions.Title photo by: Helga Weber For all other photo credits please refer to ThoughtQuestions.comFun Life Development — Making personal development funThat is by far the most common question I get asked by readers. Over the past few years, I have narrowed the answer down to three main elements: The fundamentals of living with passionAligning with your core valuesFinding your life purpose They’re all related, but distinct. And only all three together will make you feel truly alive. But when you do get them handled… you will feel a deep sense of satisfaction, running like a thread throughout your days.
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