Peter Pronovost’s checklists better intensive care The damage that the human body can survive these days is as awesome as it is horrible: crushing, burning, bombing, a burst blood vessel in the brain, a ruptured colon, a massive heart attack, rampaging infection. These conditions had once been uniformly fatal. Now survival is commonplace, and a large part of the credit goes to the irreplaceable component of medicine known as intensive care. It’s an opaque term. The difficulties of life support are considerable. But the emergency technicians continued CPR anyway. After six hours, her core temperature reached 98.6 degrees. First, her pupils started to react to light. What makes her recovery astounding isn’t just the idea that someone could come back from two hours in a state that would once have been considered death. For every drowned and pulseless child rescued by intensive care, there are many more who don’t make it—and not just because their bodies are too far gone.
Swift To-Do List Blog Swift To-Do List 9 released! New Swift To-Do List 9 has been officially released! Download the new Swift To-Do List and check it out for yourself. This is a very exciting release, as it takes Swift To-Do List to a completely new level. Check out what’s new in the new version 9 and see the screenshots. Among other things, the new version allows you to get organized with spreadsheets and sticky notes. What happens when you can organize all your tasks, notes, reminders, AND spreadsheets AND sticky notes in a single organizer software? Well, you can manage and track all your stuff in a single place! The new version has been received extremely well – most people who’ve used it absolutely love it. There are more things to come, too! What’s coming next? 1. 2. 3. I think that year 2014 will be the biggest year for Swift To-Do List yet. Related Posts: Swift Mind Freedom Swift Mind Freedom is a method of using Swift To-Do List forinstant relief, total control and super efficiency.
The secret of self-control In the late nineteen-sixties, Carolyn Weisz, a four-year-old with long brown hair, was invited into a “game room” at the Bing Nursery School, on the campus of Stanford University. The room was little more than a large closet, containing a desk and a chair. Carolyn was asked to sit down in the chair and pick a treat from a tray of marshmallows, cookies, and pretzel sticks. Carolyn chose the marshmallow. Although Carolyn has no direct memory of the experiment, and the scientists would not release any information about the subjects, she strongly suspects that she was able to delay gratification. Footage of these experiments, which were conducted over several years, is poignant, as the kids struggle to delay gratification for just a little bit longer. Most of the children were like Craig. The initial goal of the experiment was to identify the mental processes that allowed some people to delay gratification while others simply surrendered. Mischel was born in Vienna, in 1930.
10 Lies You Will Hear Before You Pursue Your Dreams post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Unfortunately, just before you take your first step on the righteous journey to pursue your dreams, people around you, even the ones who deeply care for you, will give you awful advice. So they try to protect you by shielding you from the possibility of failure, which, in effect, also shields you from the possibility of making your dreams a reality. As our friend Steve Jobs says: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Here are 10 ill-advised tips (lies) people will likely tell you when you decide to pursue your dreams, and why they are dreadfully mistaken. You can follow your dreams someday, but right now you need to buckle down and be responsible. – Someday? Disregard these misguided bits of nonsense and you’ll be well on your way to fulfilling your dreams. Now get out there and make a splash! Photo by: Gigi 62 If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book.
The 6 Keys To Being Awesome At Everything I've been playing tennis for nearly five decades. I love the game and I hit the ball well, but I'm far from the player I wish I were. I've been thinking about this a lot the past couple of weeks, because I've taken the opportunity, for the first time in many years, to play tennis nearly every day. My game has gotten progressively stronger. I've had a number of rapturous moments during which I've played like the player I long to be. And almost certainly could be, even though I'm 58 years old. During the past year, I've read no fewer than five books — and a raft of scientific research — which powerfully challenge that assumption (see below for a list). We've found, in our work with executives at dozens of organizations, that it's possible to build any given skill or capacity in the same systematic way we do a muscle: push past your comfort zone, and then rest. There is something wonderfully empowering about this.
How to Change the World Amazon start selling the paperback edition of my latest book, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur. APE explains how to publish a book by breaking the process down into three stages: Author explains how to write a book. You can order APE here: There are 204 Amazon reviews for it: 181 five stars, 21 four stars, and 2 three stars which averages to five stars! Here are three of the blurbs: “Nuts, bolts, and inspiration too. Seth Godin, author and founder of The Icarus Project “Guy’s book is the perfect companion on the journey of independent publishing and great reading for the millions who aspire to become authors.” Atif Rafiq, General Manager, Kindle Direct Publishing at Amazon.com “APE is easily the most comprehensive, best organized, nuts-and-bolts-useful work on self-publishing I’ve seen to date. Barry Eisler, bestselling novelist of the John Rain series including The Detachment, Requiem for an Assassin, and The Last Assassin
Why Positivity is So Essential in the Workplace The 4-Letter Word That Everybody’s Talking About - Head Count Denver — Here at this giant gathering of admissions officers and high-school counselors, I keep hearing the same word over and over. People have mentioned it during sessions, uttered it over coffee, and probed its meaning in conversations. The word is “grit.” It’s as good a word as any for the determination that many educators now associate with student success. Grit, as described by some researchers, is the habit of overcoming challenges, of learning from mistakes instead of being defeated by them. One administrator described it as “that fire in the belly.” It’s long been said that test scores and grade-point averages don’t tell you the whole story about an applicant, but these days there’s growing interest in ways of measuring—and improving—student’s “noncognitive” skills, as speakers here at the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s annual meeting attested. After all, we’re learning more and more about why students succeed or fail. In short, Ms. Ms. Return to Top