Category Archives: Motivation

What pushes or pulls us to act

Favorite: Back to Work

http://5by5.tv/b2w Back to Work: This is a podcast that I just enjoy listening to. It’s a couple of guys who talk about random stuff and they often make me laugh. They include links to related sites that sometimes help to … Continue reading

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Quote: What to do

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

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How to get through your to-do list

First, make your to-do list, but don’t include everything under the sun. Start out with about 9 things that you can do (or make progress on) in half an hour or less. Find a random number generator, roll some dice, … Continue reading

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Favorite: Written? Kitten!

http://writtenkitten.net This is a good one for writers who need a little motivation. You may be happy with kittens, but I write for giraffes. Follow the instructions for changing the URL. If positive reinforcement works for you, give it a … Continue reading

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Is Art a Waste of Time?

The topic came up during a discussion of venture capitalists and the kind of things they were investing in. Looking into the list of projects funded by one firm, it appeared that there hadn’t been any activity for about three … Continue reading

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The student who encouraged me

When I went back to college at 30, the first semester was pretty lonely. I’d moved to a town where I knew only one person: a computer science professor who had spent maybe half an hour with me talking about … Continue reading

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Quote: Future

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker  

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The professor who discouraged me

When I decided to go back to school, there were only a couple of colleges that were near enough that I was interested in them. I decided to visit both schools to check out the Computer Science departments and meet … Continue reading

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Quote: Smile

“Smile, it’s not so bad.” – Mr. Tyler This was a math teacher in our high school. With his brush-cut hair and imposing stature, I always thought of Mr. Tyler as something like a prison guard. But there were days … Continue reading

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The chef who made chicken fried steak

In a very small town with ranchers and folks who work in coal mines, it’s hard to be fancy. There was a chef who had fabulous skills in the kitchen. Trained as a French chef. When we met him, his … Continue reading

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