From the monthly archives:

February 2010

Doing Great Work

by Stephen Mills February 27, 2010

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” — Steve Jobs

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Getting To Freedom by Working the System

by Stephen Mills February 22, 2010
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The bottom line is that for those things you have to do, those things for which a repeatable process can be used, you create a system that is deadly efficient and as automatic as possible. In this way you burn through those necessary tasks with maximum speed and efficiency and that frees up the rest of your time to do what you want. In my case that means no planning and no organization. Instead I do whatever I feel like doing and in the way I like to do it: playing, tinkering, and creating.

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Eliminating Your Investment in the Outcome

by Stephen Mills February 20, 2010

“We’re attached to a certain view, a given outcome, and when it doesn’t appear, we waste time mourning the world that we wanted that isn’t here.” – Seth Godin

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Creativity and Novelty

by Stephen Mills February 14, 2010
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Optical illusions work because of the perceptual shortcuts your brain has developed from past perceptual experience. This tendency of your brain to make snap judgments and statistical predictions is a very good thing. It occurs in many different areas of your brain and it reduces by many magnitudes the amount of mental resources required to function in your every day life.

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Eight Ways to Build a Magnetic Personality

by Stephen Mills February 7, 2010
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We know people who can light up a room with their presence. They are good at building and maintaining relationships. They establish rapport quickly and effortlessly. It seems like everybody is their best friend. Bestselling author, Malcolm Gladwell, call these people connectors.

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Some More Books You Might Enjoy

by Stephen Mills February 6, 2010
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Please check out my Some Books You Might Enjoy article from October as well. Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives This is a really interesting book.  Everyone has probably heard of the six degrees of separation theory.  It’s basically that everyone is connected to everyone else by […]

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I Love Quotes

by Stephen Mills February 1, 2010
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“He who looketh upon a woman loseth a fender.” — Sign in auto repair shop “The question is not Is there life after death? The question is, Is there life before death?” — Alan Cohen “Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.” –Unknown “All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single […]

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