I won't make it a habit of hoisting what I find funny on you all too much, but if you've never seen or heard of Flight of the Conchords, you have to watch this clip. There are four segments that make me crack up everytime: "Junkies with monkey disease who's touching this monkeys, … [Read more...] about Flight of the Conchords: Think about it.
Update: This post originally said "contact page revised." It should have been "about." Sorry for the confusion. I've just redone my about page. It's been lame for a long, long time, and since I've noticed more people looking at it, I decided it was time to rework it. You can check it out here. … [Read more...] about About page revised!
Table of Contents for This Series How to Identify and Remove Real and Emotional Leeches How to Identify and Remove Productivity Leeches How to Identify and Remove Financial Leeches The thought of an icky leech crawling on them makes most people shudder. It's such a horrible thought! To … [Read more...] about How to Identify and Remove the 4 Different Types of Leeches
Keep all of your biggest plans organized and take one step closer to living the best life imaginable. Our 6-month, undated Momentum Planner is just what you need to push your best work forward and help your flourish, all for less than $20. Order yours today! What does it mean to be happy and to … [Read more...] about The 3 Key Ideas from Aristotle That Will Help You Flourish
One of my projects got stalled Tuesday, so while I was waiting on the reviewers to get back to me (turned out they never did and I could have been done much sooner), I started pushing the ball forward on the Basement Project (Angela and I have been finishing our basement for some time now.) I wish … [Read more...] about Is It Worth Keeping All of These Stupid Boxes?
Joel over at Lifehack gives a bit longer survey of good leadership traits. It seemed to me that he hit all of the major points I talked about in yesterday's post, sans the picture with the stooge in glasses. Apparently leadership is on the hive brain. … [Read more...] about How to Lead People for Results – Lifehack.org
Throughout my military career, I've run into many different kinds of leaders. It's hard to really specify what exactly makes a good leader, but I have a very quick saying that helps me gauge them: "Some leaders you want to sit at the dinner table with, but you wouldn't want to go to war with … [Read more...] about What Type of Boss Do You Have?
Yesterday, Angela and I went ice skating. Being poor and from the South, I never learned to ice skate as a kid, and this was something like the third time I've been. Needless to say, I looked like a very large, uncoordinated oaf sliding on marbles. After we had been skating for about an hour, she … [Read more...] about 7 Things We Fight That Make Life Harder
Some bloggers spend a long time writing into the void when they first get their site up and going. They forget that people aren't searching for them; rather, they're searching for content. And it's hard to get your content read at the beginning because, realistically, other bloggers who are more … [Read more...] about Thank You Commenters and Readers
Scott over at Lifehack recently wrote about the rituals and how they help maximize time. There are two rituals that I think are especially important: waking up and working. The Wake Up Ritual Few things make as much of an impact on the day as when and how you wake up. Fighting with the alarm … [Read more...] about Lifehack, The Power of Rituals, and Flourishing
I was stumbling recently and came across Pandora, a website that streams free music and analyzes, groups, and sorts the music based upon the song's attributes. I absolutely love it. Here's why: Find new music by focusing on artists you know and love. Most of us have a few staple artists … [Read more...] about Three Reasons Why I Like Pandora
[Abstract: This post provides tips to help you fail at monetizing your blog. It could also be seen as a list of things for you not to do if you want to succeed at blogging, but I have very little experience with that, so I'm sticking to what I know.) I really wish I had the experience to tell you … [Read more...] about 10 Tips to Help You Fail at Monetizing Your Blog
[Abstract: This post continues the "Learning to Play a Song Series." It discusses three different things to consider when picking your first song to play.] So, you've picked what instrument you want to play. You may not realize it but you've made a major step towards learning to play your first … [Read more...] about Picking the Song You Want to Learn to Play
[Abstract: This brief post discusses some of the changes to this blog.] After several hours of tinkering with CSS code and trying to figure out where my titles went, I have completed an update to the look of APPD. I have also reinstalled some new plugins. New Look Changed the font to be bigger … [Read more...] about A Somewhat New Look at APPD
(Abstract: This post discusses the three different types of digital residents and how the way we orient ourselves to the digital world has a dramatic impact on how we interact with each other and how we live our lives.) I was at a military ball last weekend and MG Robert Bailey was the guest … [Read more...] about The Three Different Types of Digital Residents
The other night a student asked me, "don't you ever get tired of dealing with stuff that doesn't have answers?" This question deserves some consideration. The first thing you might think is that just because we don't know the answer doesn't mean that there's not an answer. Another way to say it … [Read more...] about On the Uncertainty of Life
In his latest post on Ground Hog Day Resolutions, Dave wrote: "Personally, there are some personal creative goals I'd like to pursue: Play an instrument / Play one song well Compose a song with an interesting arrangement" I recently had an experience with this arena and would like to share … [Read more...] about Buying and Choosing an Instrument
I've fallen off of blogging for a long (long) time for primary reason that I spent way too much time in front of the computer and not enough time doing things that I enjoy much more. Reasons I stopped blogging: Too much time in front of computer Not enough time to write about what I wanted to … [Read more...] about Why I Quit Blogging