The above video is a short presentation I gave at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam.
It covers a basic framework for mastering any skill quickly, including languages, music, dance, and more.
What skill have you put off learning for longest… and why? Let me know in the comments. Perhaps I (or other readers) can help.
I love dividing the world into categories. Abstainers and moderators. Radiators and drains. Leopards and alchemists. Marathoners and sprinters (formerly known as “tortoises and hares”–I like this terminology better, how about you?)
I’ve come up with a new distinction, but I’m still turning it over in my mind.
Materials: BESTA shelves
Description: I needed storage for DVD's, photo albums, CD's, games controllers, board games and a display shelf. I had enough space for six Besta units.
There are two taller units on the sides acting as pillars. Middle shelves on these needed to be fixed with angle brackets to the sides as the weight from the units on the top started to bow the side panels.
A few days ago, I posted an article on saving money on fuel during your commute. While all of those tips were useful, one in particular can really reduce your fuel costs when commuting – buying a more fuel-efficient car.
Welcome back to another edition of the Art of Manliness Podcast! In today’s podcast we talk to New York Times bestselling author Robert Greene about his new book Mastery. We discuss what it takes to become a master in any domain or field in life and the common path that great men like da Vinci, Darwin, and Mozart tread to achieve greatness.
When I was growing up, I was a great soccer star, a swimming champion, and a well-read student.Deep down, though, I was struggling to make more than a few good relationships with other people.One of the biggest hindrances in my life has been self-consciousness.Not only did I worry what other people thought about me, but I would intentionally avoid social situations where I would be uncomfortable.I
Materials: Pax wardrobe
Description: We have a side door that never gets used. Stuff got piled in front of it all the time, so it was time to do something.
I cut a Pax wardrobe half and fixed it in front of the door. I needed two doors, which were cut half. I used one door for side filler panes to make it look like built in unit. Second door was used in a shoe rack project.
Many people new to uncluttering will begin the process with a simple technique called “a thing a day.” (I learned about the method a few years ago in the Unclutterer Forum.) There are a couple of positive aspects to using this simple method in an effort to clear clutter. First, it’s not overwhelming.
What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question.
1. Difficulty estimating freelance income
2. Graduation gift
3. Never wanting retirement
4. Why buy a premium car?
5. Prenupital agreement
6. Road trip dining
7. Low interest and minimum payments
When you were a kid and wanted to do something your parents or teachers didn’t like, you may have heard the question, “If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you?”
The idea is that it’s not good to do something stupid, even if everyone else does it. The logic is think for yourself instead of following the crowd.
Here at FreelanceSwitch, we’re really excited to let you know about our new sister site Microlancer. If you have graphic design skills and are looking for freelance work, there is an incredible opportunity to get your foot in the door and start earning a real income by selling creative services on Microlancer. Interested? Read on!
Materials: Pax wardrobe door
Description: Shoe rack for any size shoes.
I had a a half of Pax wardrobe door left from a previous hack which I cut to a design that holds four pairs of shoes. Great looking and doesn't need a lot of space.
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