Category: Personal Development

The Creative Breakthrough: Lessers Give Up, Masters are Stronger

Reading Time: 6 minutes I’m currently working my way through the excellent book Mastery by Robert Greene.  Actually, I’m listening to it as an audio book through  I’ve never been a fan of audio books, but I’ve found that it’s great to listen every day for about 30 minutes or so on my morning walk.  It may take a while…
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Fitness Tracking Platform: Update on Progress

Reading Time: 4 minutes Last August, I enthusiastically blogged about an idea I had for creating a Fitness Tracking Platform; personal informatics for fitness.  Since that time I’ve been gradually making progress and am getting closer to fulfilling that original vision.  I figured I would do a quick writeup and share some of the progress I’ve made, and layout…
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Zeo Personal Sleep Coach – Hacking Your Way To A Better Night’s Sleep

Reading Time: 5 minutes What’s a better way to kick off the New Year than by giving tips on how to improve your overall quality of sleep? I decided to write this post as a mini-review of the Zeo Personal Sleep Coach and share some open source tools and APIs to help with saving your Zeo data for your…
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Tony Buzan’s First USA Tour in a Decade

Reading Time: 3 minutes I recently discovered that Tony Buzan, the inventor of Mind Mapping, will be coming to the US next month to host a variety of exclusive talks, training events and accredited courses. I found out about this tour from Kathleen Church, the Media Relations Liaison for ThinkBuzan, and she informed me that Tony will be conducting these workshops in Minneapolis, San Francisco, and New York from May 3rd to the 18th. Not only does the content of the workshops look great, but given that this is Tony’s first US visit in over a decade this looks like an opportunity worth pursuing.

Relax With Some Rain and White Noise

Reading Time: < 1 minute This week I stumbled across two similar sites that provide some pleasant auditory distraction through a simple web interface. The first site SimplyNoise offers up some white, brown, and pink noise to help drown out distractions.  And the second site RainyMood plays a gentle 30-minute loop of rain to help you relax and wash your…
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PhilosophersNotes: Get Your Wisdom On!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Brian Johnson, entrepeneur and philosopher at heart, has created a new site/service called PhilosopherNotes. What is PhilosophersNotes?
Think: Mini-CliffsNotes for Self-Development Books!

Instruction Manual for Life

Reading Time: < 1 minute Just found this great video on YouTube (via

The 80 Best Lifehacks of 2008

Reading Time: 2 minutes Perfect timing since 2008 is quickly coming to a close. LifeHack recently posted an article: The 80 Best Lifehacks of 2008 And so we arrive yet again at the end of another year. 2008 was at best a mixed bag – while the world was electrified by the US election and it’s promise of change,…
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Integral Vision Mind Maps

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last year I picked up a copy of The Integral Vision by Ken Wilber. I recently decided to re-read the book, and created a comprehensive book summary highlighting the key pieces of information in the book. The book summary is presented in the form of mind maps for each chapter.

12 Laws of Life

Reading Time: < 1 minute I just came across a truly excellent post by Tom at Connecting with NLP: Tom’s Twelve Laws of Life 1.     SELF-MANAGEMENT AND PEOPLE SKILLS ARE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS. 2.     YOU ARE AT THE CENTER OF YOUR UNIVERSE. STAY THERE! 3.     WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT MOST IS WHAT YOU GET. 4.     YOU…
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