Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (9781594484803): Daniel H. Pink Daily Rituals: How Artists Work: Mason Currey: 9780307273604: Amazon.com What Matters (9781933694207): Cam Thornton, Rod Zeeb, Mitchell Thornton, Brad Haga How to Build New Habits with Mind Maps and Mindmapping Recently I had the opportunity to read a fantastic book on habits and how they really work backed with some scientific research. What really stood out how the author was able to break down habits into different components that would make it much easier to adapt new habits and change old ones. With help of mind maps building new habits has become even easier. Here’s how. Quick Summary Each habit consists of a cue, routine and a reward.Mind maps support you in planning your habit and effectively overseeing it.Each mind map will have a branch for each habit component.Specify your plan of action and details in your mind map. Habits 101: The Habit Loop In the book The Power of Habit, author Charles Duhigg writes how each habit can be broken down into different parts and I’m going to borrow his framework for this post. CueRoutineReward This is the habit loop. The habit loop. Each habit is started by a cue or another way of phrasing that is that a trigger is what will initiate a habit. Cue Routine
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die: Chip Heath, Dan Heath: 9781400064281: Amazon.com Teach Yourself Better Handwriting, New Edition (Teach Yourself: Games/Hobbies/Sports): Rosemary Sassoon: 9780071636384: Amazon.com Obama Stumbles Badly on Judicial Review (Update: Audio Link Added) (Update: Instalink!) Update (IV): Instalink! Sweet! (And thanks.)Update (III): The Fifth Circuit has revised its request and it has already been completed by the esteemed Bartholomew Simpson, Esq.: I mean that is what it is like, right? So yesterday the President made some stunningly stupid comments on the challenge to Obamacare: Ultimately, I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress. I would be hardly the first commentator who pointed out that it is far from unprecedented for the Supreme Court to strike down Congressional laws as conflicting with the Constitution. And I am not the first to point out that this claim is dishonest in another way, namely by claiming that a strong majority passed this law. Fewer people notice how dishonest the lines just after it are: First off the average conservative commentator thinks that this law is unconstitutional. MR.
The 30 second habit with a lifelong impact — Sonra Oku There are no quick fixes. I know this as a social science junkie, who’s read endless books and blogs on the subject, and tried out much of the advice — mostly to no avail. So I do not entitle this post lightly. And I write it only having become convinced, after several months of experimentation, that one of the simplest pieces of advice I’ve heard is also one of the best. It is not from a bestselling book — indeed no publisher would want it: even the most eloquent management thinker would struggle to spin a whole book around it. The man in question, an éminence grise of the business world, is one of the most interesting people I have ever met. I met him first over a coffee in his apartment, to discuss the strategy for a highly political non-profit working in Africa. So when he shared some of the best advice he’d ever received, I was captivated. If you only do one thing, do this He did, and he was. I’ve been trying it out for a few months.
The Fifth Discipline: Peter M. Senge: 9780553456349: Amazon.com The Leap: How 3 Simple Changes Can Propel Your Career from Good to Great: Rick Smith: Amazon.com 9 Spring Cleaning Tips from Evernote Parenting Ambassador, Carley Knobloch (Downloadable PDF) Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 02 Apr 2012 Comment As winter turns to Spring, it’s a good time to de-clutter your home and your digital life. Parenting Ambassador Carley Knobloch pulled together her top 9 tips for cleaning out your junk drawer, your closet, and your wallet, not to mention ways you can get ready for some home beautification projects and sprucing up your garden. Check out a few of her tips below, and download the PDF for more! Digitize your important documents Instruction Manuals Most product manuals are available in downloadable PDF form. Organize your junk drawer, closet, and home Take-out Menus Get all of those menus out of the junk drawer! Find more tips in Carley’s Spring Cleaning PDF and join the Parenting discussion. The Evernote Ambassador Program Evernote Ambassadors are amazing individuals that are here to teach, share and help you get more out of Evernote. Download Other Ambassador Guides Upgrade for features to help you live and work smarter. Go Premium
30 Challenges for 30 Days Did you know that it takes 30 days to form a new habit? The first few days are similar as to how you would imagine the birth of a new river. Full of enthusiasm it gushes forth, only to be met by strong obstacles. So, take a moment to reflect on the question ‘Who do I want to be in 5 years?’ Check out this short TED talk first to get inspired: Now pick one or more challenges and stick with them! However, be cautioned, picking too many challenges at the same time can easily result in a failure of all of them. #1 Write a I-Like-This-About-You note/text/email each day for someone (Easy) This is the perfect way to let someone else know you care. #2 Talk to one stranger each day (Hard) This is a great one to cure approaching anxiety. #3 Take one picture each day (Hard) This one gets harder nearing the end of the challenge because at one point you will run out of the easy shots. #4 Re-evaluate one long-held belief each day (Intermediate) #5 Take a 30 minute walk each day (Easy) We recommend:
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