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Most popular TED Talks of all time

Play the lottery? Not a chance.

Most popular TED Talks of all time are available here.

No delusions that my upcoming TEDx Talk from Kuwait will make the list.

And yet, it could happen.

Just like playing the lottery.

Odds are higher that we’ll die in a plane crash, yet we buy lottery tickets.

Weird ain’t it?

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Lists Tips Hints Tactics

All in a day’s work (and then some)

pool pump repair
New pool pump motor doesn’t leak. Not one drop. Perfect.

 

home improvement list
i could tell Mike and hope we both remember (not a complicated or long list), or i could use Apple’s Notes app (cloud-based from any device) and print or send a copy.

 

high tech gloves
Planning for Summer Glacier National Park trips. Even in August, the morning temps are in the 40’s. These gloves do not need to be removed to use your iPhone (we take lots of photos).

 

Arlo security cameras resolution
The smallest things, like a security camera with a glitch, can take an hour or more to resolve. Agent gave me a broken link (try it) and then told me to try the link again in Google Chrome. i only use Apple’s Safari. Why would anyone have to switch browsers to get something to work? Kenn later apologized. Click https://arlo.com/en- to easily see it’s broken. This is the link he eventually gave me. By the way, the chat feature was impossible to find on the homepage, which is why i asked for the direct link.

 

All in a day’s work (and then some).

This is why being decently organized is critical for personal vibrancy.

Life is hard.

Being poorly organized makes it even harder.

i know this from decades of personal experience.

 

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Make It Simple

A growing to-do list with no end in sight?

A growing to-do list with no end in sight?

The paperwork of life doesn’t end until we die.

This can be overwhelming.

Simplicity is an uphill battle.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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New to do list item is to do less

Bricks
This accidental photo yesterday is perfect for today’s post about a strong, lean foundation.

 

A new item has populated my to do list. It’s to do less. And do those (less) things differently. My one-word mantra for 2015 is ‘lean’. Here are some recent examples of trimming the overwhelm out of my life:

  • Trimmed 10k+ Twitter followers to seven. Easy to stay current.
  • Trimmed 1k Facebook Page ‘Likes’ to 200. Easier to stay current.
  • Recycling cables, cords, and devices that are no longer digitally relevant.
  • Stopped drinking coffee and diet coke. No longer feel compelled to have these.
  • Thinning clothes that i’ll never wear, even though they look ‘nice’.
  • Trimmed the snack food snacking. More trips to grocery store to keep fresh fruit handy.
  • Turned off Facebook and LinkedIn notifications on iPhone. Less distracting.
  • i end each day with zero emails in my inbox, sent folder, and trash folder.

Slow and steady wins the race, but only with focus and discipline. And commitment.

You’re in charge of all these things and more.

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Why i stopped using to-do lists

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Five minutes can seem like forever, or not nearly enough time.

 

Many of us live and die by our to-do lists. Used to be a poster child for that. Those days are history.

Why did i stopped using to-do lists?

If it doesn’t fit in my memory or on a post it note, it can wait. And if it can wait, odds are decent it doesn’t matter.

i also became much more self aware of my energy balance when i came to the realization life has five big, intuitive, choices.

  1. Mind – we think
  2. Body – we move
  3. Spirit – we feel
  4. Money – we work
  5. HQ – we dwell

Balance is always about focus, but it’s more about energy than time.

It’s simple, focusing on the time element is the wrong metric.

Focus on balancing your energy.

Simple doesn’t mean easy, but it does mean simple.

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