The Warmth: Brain Hack

Our temperature effects our thoughts feelings and actions.

If you feel down- hold a hot coffee.

If you wanna chill out- hold an ice tea.


Obstacles

Obstacles are ice cubes of the imagination.
Focus the right degree of energy on them and they melt away.


Slaving 9-5

Chasing someone else’s dream.

But, why do we do this to ourselves?

Why do we spend the majority of the prime years of our lives doing menial, mind numbing, repetitive tasks?

Why do we chase our own tails around in circles?

Why, when it’s a miracle that we’re alive at all, do we give up on our dreams, our passions, our futures?

Check this 5 minute Ignite talk on the 8 hour work day BS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SftL2UAaVmY

Recharge with a potent mix by my brother from another:
https://soundcloud.com/wizardofloneliness/so-complete

Also, I recently switched over to Mac and just found out you can play piano on it :D

Here’s a little audio doodle:
https://soundcloud.com/glynne/ocean


The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Since the dawn of the industrial revolution people have been worked to death in sterile environments, devoid of passion.

In the 21st century the average employee spends 3 hours a day actually doing productive work.

The majority of people on this planet are merely existing.

Playing out their best days waiting for a retirement which may never come.

This has to change.

Startwatch is my first js project.

You plan, execute and review the most important tasks one at a time, in 10 minute bursts, measuring, learning and refining as you go.

The pain of this situation has driven me to learn things I never thought I could.

Check out the prototype and let me know what sucks/ what’s awesome:
http://www.startwatchapp.com


Work Less (Parkinson’s Law)

Parkinson’s Law:

“work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”*.

As the project came to its end, Steve Jobs set insanely tight deadlines for the Macintosh team.

The result?

The team built a product that destroyed the original specs within the allotted time.

 

See:

When we’re faced with insurmountable odds, we have to rethink our approach.

We have to reach outside of the known.

We have to make a conscious decision to innovate, to find a new solution for the new problem.

Decide:
To do the work that matters.

To explore what truly is possible and discover new, unexplored paths.

To make the world more awesome.

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*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinson’s_law


The Game

We created a world in which people are constantly working their asses off.
Too busy to spend quality time with the people who matter most.
Too busy to remember what we’re truly passionate about.
Most people are so busy they can’t do anything about their own failing health.
It’s an incredibly clever system.
Cause once you’ve worked your ass off, how can you possibly sit down and think about living your own life?


Awaken the self to free the mind


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