A HUGE thank you to Gary Honold at Sandstone Digital for sharing this TED Talk with me. There are so many great nuggets of wisdom in here to help you focus on your work productivity, from Jason Fried.
I had nothing more than those boxes that we move from room to room, then from house to house. While I have always been known for being a bit of a packrat. Now, I am not talking about someone like Horters, but rather keeping things because someday I may need to use it again. It doesn’t matter if it is electronics or clothes or sporting equipment. I may use it one day, or will I.
I agree with so much of the logic shared by Graham Hill. This make sense especially when you live in NYC and the jump in square footage can be the difference in thousands of dollars. I think this logic also makes sense in the suburbs of Dallas or Detroit, or anywhere. Do we really need the square footage that we have? I have a friend going through that contemplation right now. He has a big beautiful house, but he is no longer wanting to be in there because of everything else it brings. I admire his internal look and assessment.
While I agree with this logic, the practicality often loses out. This video below, with Graham Hill, he dives into the use of less. It makes total sense for a single guy living in the city, but as a father of three young kids, it often feels like we are bursting at the seams in our home. How do you find a minimalist living style while having young kids? This is our on-going pursuit as parents!
How can you live with less?
How does living with less to empower you to have more?
How do the “Jones’” affect this theory? (meaning the competition to have more and live better than your neighbor)
This is a great video from the TEDGlobal conference this year where Misha Glenny talks about the major hackers of the world and what they are doing with their skill. This is a great talk about leveraging the power of people who have the ability to do much wrong, yet they can do so much great with what they have too.
I believe that the hackers have such ability to do good, yet are pulled back due to others being insecure of their ability. While some have done wrong, I agree that they want to do good. Beyond hackers, how can you use what people have done for wrong to be turned for good?
Start your Monday off with a little magic! Marco Tempest uses technology to show how magic can work through the use of ipods/iphones and how deception plays into the factor of magic.
Jeremy Gilley had a single idea that had global implications, which probably felt completely overwhelming. That idea was for the world to have a Day of Peace. He took that idea and began to build it. He leveraged friendships and connections to share this idea. He took the talents that were already in his hands and used them to share the idea.
So this would begin to beg the question, what idea do you have? Is it an idea that outside of a miracle it would never happen? You then have to ask yourself, how can I start that today and push to move it forward. Everyone has ideas, but only a few see those ideas come to completion.
Thomas Edison had the famous quote “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration!”
All of your ideas are BRILLIANT, but they don’t reach the level of brilliance until you do something about it! What will you do today?
Pretty nasty huh! Today’s TED Talk hits on this very subject of clean water around the world.
There are tons of great organizations helping to provide clean water to the people around the world.. here are just a few
Just to name a few! If we all do a little, we can make a huge different.. the ROI is unseen but eternal for many people!
Have you noticed a decrease in men being manly? I mean you have the version that thinks they are manly, but rather they’d be the more selfish version who focuses on the Gym, Tanning, and Laundry every morning. Are men becoming less outright in their chivalry or are we seeing a generation of guys who are either totally passive or the complete opposite side of the spectrum where they have no regard for anyone but themselves? These are my precursor thoughts to this subject before we see todays TED Talk of the day by Philip Zimbardo.
Here is one more thought to this.
How have women played into the position of where men are at today? Granted it means that men shaped their paths by the acceptance of women. Think of the “nice guy” who turns to a jerk because he keeps finding girls who like the jerks. I was in a small group setting one time talking about this type of subjet and some ladies, who might read this, and we were talking about the role of a husband and wife. The ladies wanted their guys to be more aggressive and to take the lead. My question, because of what I saw all too often, was that if he did take the lead, would you actually allow him to lead or jump in and make corrections.
Those were just a few more thoughts on that subject! What do you think?
Women.. What do you want a guy to be like?
Men.. what is it that makes us passive at times?