Blogging update

April 3, 2007

I’ve decided to keep my two sites seperate, but will link to each other, in case this blog’s readers want some info on health and fitness-related things.


Must post regularly…

March 28, 2007

I hate that blog. You know that blog. The one that started out fine, and which you decided to check back after a few days. By that time, it had more content. But when you came around two weeks later, it was dead.

That’s my blog. Ugh, I am so horrified about it.

Somehow, I have to motivate myself to start posting regularly again.

I’ll do it. And hopefully, after another hour, there will be another post worth reading on this blog.


“Comments Off”

September 10, 2006

No, comments are not currently off.

WordPress has a bug, so I can’t turn comments onfor my two previous posts. It’s all very sad :(

Update: Yay! Comments are working again D


Polarizing Brands

August 30, 2006

There’s been a lot of talk about polarizing your brand, and creating brand evangelists. Guy Kawasaki has some really great posts about brand evangelism.

A really cool post about polarizing cupcakes caught my eye this morning. 

bushcupcake.jpgI think this illustrates the point about brand evangelism perfectly: it’s different, and people talk about it. Even if they say they hate it, word spreads and reaches the ears of those who wouldn’t hate it.

Most people would never have the guts to do something like this. That’s why most brands are unobtrusive and politically correct. But the ones who take a stand on an issue are the ones which generate interest. And ultimately, revenue.


Intention Manifestation

August 28, 2006

I don’t believe in reality, I believe in the Intention Manifestation model of life.

Intention Manifestation basically states that, reality is merely a reflection of your perceptions. That may seem too simplistic, but my experience is that it really is just that: your own projections. And because reality is what you think it is, you can create your own reality by intending for things to happen.

Intention Manifestation seems to good to be true, until you try it on for size. Steve Pavlina has quite a few exceptional posts on using this model.

By concentrating on what we want to manifest into the world (material success, romance, etc) and by avoiding any negative thoughts, we can turn our dreams into reality.A

lthough I won’t be devoting much of this blog to my philosophies, I just wanted to mention this story in Money Magazine, about the secrets of rich peoples:

“In a classic study of nearly 3,000 entrepreneurs who had recently become business owners, 81 percent predicted that their odds of success were seven out of 10 or better, despite being fully aware that statistics put their chances far below that. (A hopeful 33 percent said their odds were 10 out of 10.)

Most of the people I met told me that if you’re going to take big risks, you must believe to your core that you’re going to succeed. That’s no guarantee that you will, of course, but without that faith, your chances are nil. “

Intention Manifestation is an explanation of why that old saying is true: whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.


Hopes for this blog…

August 24, 2006

This is truly a “hit the ground running” blog.

I’ve been meaning to start a blog for ages now (or so it seems). But i didn’t know what to write, how to trackback, how to sign up in technorati, and so on and so forth. And i was too shy to comment in other people’s blogs, even when I wanted to.

So i decided to just do it. I’ve written a few posts, and read other blogs with greater interest than I used to before, especially those which are in my niche and from which I can learn something.

Of course, I have grand plans for this blog. The best possible outcome would be for it to become a central hub, a referral point for people seeking advice about life. If not that, I hope that at least some people will appreciate what I write.

A while back I was feeling really happy to have finally started work on this blog, and I remembered an interview I gave once. It was a one-to-one interview with a CEO whose dynamic personality I admire. It was a fun interview, and the one serious question he asked was, “What do you want to do before you die?” My answer was, “I want to touch a few lives”.

I hope I can do that through this blog.


Get Your S.O. to Do Some Work

August 24, 2006

There’s a great post at the Happiness Project for getting your s.o. to do work without you nagging.

Although it’s meant for your s.o. I think these tips could work for other people as well. The basic principle is to not hurt someone else’s feelings. That’s why nagging is so bad, because it makes someone else feel like they’re being treated as though they are incompetent and don’t have a sense of responsibility.

Some of the points mentioned are:

  • Use one word reminders: The use of one word or phrase is clearly just a reminder. In no way are you criticizing or ordering :)
  • Make a list: This is actually very good for me, since I’m generally a very lazy person. But once in a while I feel hyperactive, and it’s good to have a list of things to spend that sudden energy on.
  • Mention if something is a priority: I think the key here is to make sure you mention the task’s importance in clear, unambiguous terms. And remember, only a few things can be priorities.

Another tip would be to work together. That way, even the most menial and boring of tasks are made fun and enjoyable.


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