Making The Perfect Cup of Coffee

Making The Perfect Cup of Coffee
(Guest Author Greg Pappas)  I busted out my french press for the first time in a good while,  and I just made the smoothest cup of coffee. How? Simple. Just read the directions below and you’ll have one smooth cup of delicious coffee.         3 tablespoons of grounded coffee  (This is the ...

Setting the Mood with Ambient Sound

My environment is awash with different mood-establishing ambient sounds I’ve recently picked up.  Here is my collection. Tibetan Healing Sounds 11 hours – Tibetan bowls for meditation, relaxation, calming, healing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5dU6serXkg  (Recommended by G.N.Pappas) Rainy Mood / Thunderstorms http://www.rainymood.com/ Coffee shop chatter http://coffitivity.com/ I find those  to be my top 3, and they can be ...

Re: I want to get back into the habit of doing

From: N To: Justin Reinhart Subject: Retrain the brain N writes, Do you have references on how one in a way retrains their brain? I want to get back into the habit of learning and not being distracted by my phone or social networks etc. I have a list of science books I want to get ...

Agile Pomodoro Autofocus Scrum GTD Combo 2

Agile Pomodoro Autofocus Scrum GTD Combo
What productivity techniques work for me? I use a combination of Agile, Autofocus, Pomodoro, Scrum, and GTD. Each one of these disciplines is its own religion that each take months or years to study and master. Each of them also have their own cult following.  Like Bruce Lee, I absorb what is useful and discard ...

Reading the Mind through the Eyes

My friend Johnny says I should write about something I really know: Body language. Yep, one thing you can’t tell by how I write, is how good I am at reading people. I can be in a room with someone for two minutes and tell you what they are hiding.  I am a natural at ...

Chatting Online With Babes

Welcome to Chatting Online With Babes.  I’ve been collecting online conversations for years (when I’m mindful enough to capture them for later use.) This first installment has been saved as a draft in my WordPress since Jan 2011, and I’ve been migrating it around from text file to text file prior to that. It is ...

Dropbox by Area

I spend a considerable amount of time thinking, strategizing, and testing certain organizational habits. Every once in awhile a light bulb goes off and an axiom may surface here or there. Let’s see if I can iron this one out: Organization is the restructuring of parts or steps resulting in a desired measurable benefit.  E.g. ...

New Years Karma Attempt 1

This morning, soon after the New Years countdown, I saw a woman in her 20s crying while walking down the side of the road, in the cold, with at least another mile to the nearest residential area. Trying to pick up some good karma, I drove well ahead of her, parked against the curb, pulled ...

Merlin Mann

Merlin Mann has been a real pal of mine lately.  I’ve never met Merlin Mann, but I listen to the archives of his podcast Back To Work, which he records with Dan Benjamin. To me, the podcast is more than just productivity tips and GTD mentalities, or the genius insights about people.  Merlin’s abundant energy, uncaged ...

Things I learned making a mixtape

Things I learned making a mixtape 1. The slower the build-up a song has, the better suited it is to follow songs that seem impossible to follow. Longer silences can help too. 2. After the first 3-4 tracks, the mixtape will fade into the background and doesn’t need to be too heavily scrutinized beyond that ...
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