PRODUCTIVITY: Doing the “Ben Franklin”!

Friday, December 23, 2016

… look for “evidence”. Not “emotion”.

Everyone needs a “Devil’s Advocate”?

I have two hats. One says “mets” and the other “yankees”. The “yankees” (“my” team of millionaires playing for grazillionaire George) are the pro. The mets con.

Put on your yankee hat and make every possible argument in favor. Everyone.

Put on your mets hat and make every argument against. Even all the tears caused.

Then, do a Ben Franklin. That is stoke out equivalents. “Bathes regularly” balances “forgets wallet”. “kind to his mom” balances “my parents hate him”.

See what is left.

I’ll bet on the Mets in your specific case.

;-)

fjohn68

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An old old email to a  youngfriend trying to pick a future mate. 

I don’t know if she used my “methodology”, but she’s still single.

(ALL the young men are crazy not to “ring” her, imho.)

Laugh!

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PRODUCTIVITY: Overcoming constraints

Friday, December 23, 2016

http://changethis.com/34.02.Romans
http://changethis.com/pdf/34.02.Romans.pdf

What the Romans Didn’t Know: Overcoming Personal Constraints to Achieve Higher Performance and Fulfillment By Flip Flippen

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Do you really think Tiger Woods logs practice hours just to maintain what comes easiest to him? Flip Flippen argues that it’s your weaknesses hold you back from achieving your personal best. Here, he provides a method to identifying your weaknesses and eliminating them.

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PRODUCTIVITY: Email overload

Friday, December 23, 2016

http://changethis.com/34.04.LowInfo
http://changethis.com/pdf/34.04.LowInfo.pdf

The Low-Information Diet: How to Eliminate E-Mail Overload and Improve Productivity By Tim Ferriss

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It’s Monday morning and your To-Do list for the day is lengthy. You turn on your computer, log into your inbox, and…spend the next six hours starting, stopping and backtracking, your To-Do list untouched. Tim Ferriss offers immediate solutions to improve your productivity and quiet the constant information interference.

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RANT: Kvetch from long ago and far away

Friday, December 23, 2016

Sorry to say, I haven’t written this. It was of interest to me at the disinterest in my power problems by employees of the various companies to who I turned to for help. (I was paying and not asking for charity.) Special excoriation for Dell, Sams Club, WalMark, OfficeDepot, Staples, the two 24 hour laptop repair firms in Vegas, and the pawn shop (it advertised computers, but had none). The only bright spot was Brookstones. Their EWR employee sold me something he thought would work (it didn’t) but correctly told me of their return policy. Their LAS employee accepted the return with no problem and showed me what I should have been sold. She made an interesting observation that the if the EWR site didn’t have the CORRECT one, he could have checked with the LAS site and they would have had it for me when I arrived. I intended to compliment them on that idea. The young women in Vegas is a gem. Sigh, now I have to try to make the midnight deadline for Jasper Jottings.

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I found this on my old phone. I don’t know when I wrote it, but I thought it was worth sharing.

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PRODUCTIVITY: People don’t read

Friday, December 23, 2016

http://changethis.com/34.03.BooksFalling
http://changethis.com/pdf/34.03.BooksFalling.pdf

With Books Falling From the Sky: A Discourse on Literacy By Roxanne Coady

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49% percent of the adult population of the United States reads below a sixth-grade level and has difficulty navigating such common demands as reading job applications, ATM screens, and outpatient care instructions. In this evocative manifesto, Roxanne Coady, calls for change and suggests how you can improve the lives of others through promoting literacy in your community.

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PRODUCTIVITY: Just a little further

Friday, December 23, 2016

http://changethis.com/34.01.TheDip
http://changethis.com/pdf/34.01.TheDip.pdf

Pushing Past the Dip: How to Become the Best in the World By Seth Godin

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The long, tough slog through mediocre-ville. To be the best, Seth Godin explains, you must concentrate your effort, push a little harder, commit a few more resources and leave mediocre to those willing to be average.

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VETERANS: Vet disability letters

Friday, December 23, 2016

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/02/shock-report-veterans-receive-letters-from-va-prohibiting-ownership-or-purchase-of-firearms/

SHOCK REPORT — Veterans Receive Letters From VA Prohibiting Ownership or Purchase of Firearms
Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, February 22, 2013, 6:11 AM

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So is this a condition if them getting military disability?

Or, if they are not on disability, is this a de facto admission that they are disabled?

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