Optimize yourself

One of the world’s best resources for optimizing your thinking and your life is now FREE! It’s all here

Continue reading “Optimize yourself”
Featured post

What do you mean?

Source: (2) Pinterest

Featured post

Dear Mom and Dad, Thank You for the Years of Trauma via @tinybuddha

“Dear Mom and Dad, thank you for the hard lessons. Thank you for creating me. Thank you for being who you were or weren’t to me.” Read on: Dear Mom and Dad, Thank You for the Years of Trauma – Tiny Buddha

Einzelgänger; one of my favorite YouTube channels

Just an exploration of ideas and topics, which hopefully inspires, resonates and entertains. Einzelgänger provides analyses, reflections, and elaborations with a dose of “as I see it.” The purpose of the material provided by Einzelgänger is to entertain, inspire, resonate and share the love of ideas with others. This isn’t a clinical/medical service or replacement of mental health professionals, nor an academic resource. Source: Einzelgänger

How to Make the Baggage of Your Past Easier to Carry

Rewriting the stories you tell about yourself can make for a better future. Source: How to Make the Baggage of Your Past Easier to Carry

5-Minute University

In the last millennium, there was a character on SNL called Father Guido Sarducci and one of his favorite thoughts was the 5-Minute University. Watch here…

While humorous, there’s great truth in that concept. In a similar fashion, Brian Johnson has applied this concept to some of the world’s great books. He calls them philosopher’s notes and they are available at no cost on his site http://optimize.me — you only need to create a free account to access them. Here’s an example:

Here’s an audio commentary on Marcus Aurelius’ meditations as an example. There’s a video, audio and text version (see below) of every Philosopher’s Note and Brian always delivers on his tagline: more wisdom in less time.

Summary of The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

I find no fault in these thoughts; in fact, I find great wisdom, encouragement and comfort.

Orangutan driving golf cart like in The Sopranos

I don’t know why I find this so humorous but I do!

This is what I’ve trained for, this is my discipline!

“Epictetus wrote, “So, what should each of us say to every trial we face? This is what I’ve trained for, this is my discipline!” Hey, a boxer who gets punched in the face won’t leave the ring, it’s what he prepared for, it’s his discipline.

Source: “The Little Book of Stoicism” Quotes – Ben Rosenfeld

Sam Elliott pays tribute to SGT Ray Lambert on the 2019 National Memorial Day Concert

This is why and how we honor our soldiers.

Steve Kerr Delivers Powerful Message After Mass Shooting At Elementary School

What will it take, America? A basketball coach? Ok, here you go…

MIT Has Predicted that Society Will Collapse in 2040

Will they be right?

When Life Hurts, Stop Clinging to It: The Philosophy of Epictetus

There’s a lot to be learned from the thinking of the ancient philosophers called stoics. Here is one example…

‘SNL’ Gives a Sharp, Frustrated Take on Abortion Rights

Last night’s cold open delivered a barrage of punch lines about how principles from the Middle Ages are serving as the legal precedent for contemporary life. Source: ‘SNL’ Gives a Sharp, Frustrated Take on Abortion Rights

Think different

Bathe your mind in this thinking…

Never Freak Out

If you can prevent your emotions from taking over in the face of stress, you can avoid a lot of regret and set a good example for others. Source: Never Freak Out

How to be More Productive and Eliminate Time Wasting Activities by Using the “Eisenhower Box”

What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important. Learn how to tell the difference and how to manage it here: How to be More Productive and Eliminate Time Wasting Activities by Using the “Eisenhower Box”

Volodymyr Zelensky and Ukraine #slavaukraini #heroiamslava

I’ve been using Twitter for well over a decade and last Sunday morning, I read the first tweet that made me sob:

How can this be happening in this day and age when people can livestream the atrocities as they are found and here we sit, doing nothing.

Last night I stumbled across ‘Servant of the People‘ on Netflix. Volodymyr Zelensky’s story could not be more bizarre if it had been scripted by Hollywood (unfamiliar? I refer you to the Wikipedia article). You’ll get a feel for ‘Servant of the People’ from this trailer…

I don’t know what images Ukraine brings to mind, but if you’re like most Americans you didn’t know much about it until the Russian invasion started. As you can see from the trailer above, this is a beautiful, peaceful country that is now being raped by a madman.

Zelensky may have been a comic before he ascended to office, but there’s nothing comical about the situation now. Click the image below to see the damage and learn more about the invasion and war crimes.

Click the image to see more

We ask ourselves hypotheticals all the time like if I were a German during WWII, would I have stood up for the Jews. The question today is not hypothetical: will you stand up for Ukrainians? Here is a link to information about the ways you can support Ukraine now.

Bonus material

What You Find When You Leave Your Job

The “Great Resignation” isn’t really about rejecting work—it’s about redefining one’s sense of self. Source: What You Find When You Leave Your Job

Top 10 Typical Thomas Müller Goals

I love soccer due in large part to watching this guy play for the past 12 years. Watch it and you’ll understand why!

The Five Universal Laws of Human Stupidity

We underestimate the stupid, and we do so at our own peril. Source: The Five Universal Laws of Human Stupidity

F*ck ‘the slap’. Fight the slaughter! #buchamassacre #slavaukraini

It’s easy in our society to get caught up in the thick of thin things like ‘the slap’. This morning Margaret Brennan interviewed Vlodomir Zelensky on Face the Nation and I felt like I had a slap in the face.

Later, I came across this…
And finally this…

Full interview with transcript here.

Start a Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: