The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone is a real thing. The Dead Zone is a waiting room of sorts. You’re waiting but you don’t know it. The Dead Zone is a state of mind you out yourself in when you’re scared of living. You’re breathing, sure, but it’s not a full life. The Dead Zone is where you exist… Like purgatory. Things don’t suck so much that it’s unbearable for you, and yet, at the same time you’re comfortable enough to delude yourself that everything is still pretty much OK. The bad news…

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Default Biases

What are your default settings? Do you focus more on potential threats or rewards? Are you more worried about possible failure than excited about your potential for success? Do you focus more on short term pleasure or long term gains? Are you more intuitive or data driven in your thinking and, by extension, your behavior…? Observe your thoughts and track your behavior. Acknowledging our default internal biases can help us figure out why we do what we do… Whether it seems rational or not. Tracking our behavior and progress can…

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How Are You Measured?

The lizard inside all of us only cares about the short term game… It will scheme and cajole and rationalize to you why short term gain, or removal of pain, is the answer to all your problems. The lizard doesn’t understand how you’re being measured against the bigger picture of what you’re trying to accomplish, and doesn’t care. Understanding how you are measured makes goal setting and achieving much easier. Understanding is the first step in controlling the lizard that is along for the ride no matter what.

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Is Facebook The Worst Trusted Third Party?

“Trusted Third Parties” are getting a lot of heat… Especially in the crypto community. Indeed, blockchain was created to enable Bitcoin to eliminate the need for trusted third parties altogether. Of course, it’s bad when a trusted third party in the financial industry, such as a bank, is breached exposing a client’s personal data and information. But it’s relatively rare… Doesn’t happen every hour of the day. On the other hand, Facebook’s entire business model is built on siphoning off data about you… As much as it can get while…

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Is Social Media Hurting Your Selling?

To be the best salesperson you can be… You need to be able to understand and empathize with other people. The way you gain empathy is by talking with others… Engaging with them in conversation. But social media does not allow this… It replaces conversation with memes, posts, likes, comments and other signs. By some accounts, social media has been shown to reduce empathy for others. Empathy can be reduced online, where some people engage in bullying or other mean behaviors against others online, but social media can also affect…

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Macro Multitasking

Multitasking is bad for your brain… An article by Larry Kim references MIT neuroscientist Earl Miller notes that our brains are “not wired to multitask well… when people think they’re multitasking, they’re actually just switching from one task to another very rapidly. And every time they do, there’s a cognitive cost.” The cognitive cost is the time and energy it takes your brain to refocus on what you were working on before. If multitasking on short term work is bad… What about the effects of macro multitasking in achieving our daily…

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I Failed The Swedish Fish Test

How many tests do we take every day that will add up to our “life score”…? We take the exercise test, time choice test, thinking test, reading test, ambition test, eating test, nutrition test, etc. We take the nutrition test probably 100 times every day. Eat nutritious food? Pass. Eat sugar. Fail. Say no to sugar: Pass. Over time it adds up and your body and mind will thank you. I was in CVS today for the express purpose of buying Swedish Fish. Double fail. I lost double life points…

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What is Verge Cryptocurrency?

Porn site “PornHub.com” is accepting cryptocurrency for payments. The worlds biggest porn site now accepts a cryptocurrency called “Verge”… FWIW, Verge has nothing to do with the tech news site “TheVerge.com”…. Verge cryptocurrency is a rebranded forked version of the meme coin “dogecoin”. Indeed, Verge cryptocurrency used to be called “Dogecoin Dark”. Verge Coin was chosen because the cryptocurrency is traded on a blockchain that is obscured by the Tor network on the Dark Web. Tor obscures the public blockchain transactions to keep users’ activity private. PornHub wants to offer…

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