Browsing All Posts filed under »procrastination«

3 Day Novel Contest Writer’s Retreat

July 17, 2009

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I am cross-posting this from the Shebeen Club because dammit, this just needs to be plastered everywhere! The more I talk to this resort, the more excited I get! From a bright-eyed Friday, September 4th through to a groggy, shaken Tuesday the 8th morning, we’ll be closeting ourselves away in a secluded BC resort doing […]

Jack London on inspiration

February 8, 2008

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“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” – Jack London, Author passed along from Raj

the perfect moment

September 14, 2007

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thinking your way to freedom

August 14, 2007

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Does introspection equal independence? It’s an intriguing thought, especially attractive to those of us who like to think. This very interesting blog post at Strive to Live suggests that without pausing to understand our situations, we will never get ourselves out of them, because we will not be able to see the path.   “The […]

podcast: a map of awakening: the five spiritual faculties

July 3, 2007

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These are the five Buddhist spiritual precepts, explained and expanded upon by Diana Winston, from the excellent collection at DharmaSeed. These principles, as with much of Buddhist practice, can be used by anyone, Buddhist or not. These are paradigms that are universal: you can look at your life, analyze it according to these principles, and […]

99 lessons learned by leaving

July 2, 2007

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Here’s some good food for thought from Edith Yeung (whom I found via sports blog WithMalice: she’s listed 99 things she’s learned by leaving the corporate life. Bear with the typos (god knows we’ve all made typso!) because there’s real wisdom here under an imperfect facade. Actually, the time it takes to sit down and […]

to boldly go

June 21, 2007

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and to boldly do, too. The quality of boldness is not one that is celebrated anywhere this side of Donald Trump’s ego, but it is a quality which is essential to changing your life. If you don’t dare, if you don’t try, who will? Whose job is it, anyway? That would be you. And who […]

staying hyped – momo

June 14, 2007

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Yes, it’s another trip into the momo zone! This one is an interesting video about letting inspiration into your life and what to do with it once it’s there. Think about that for a second: what good is inspiration going to do you if you don’t take the actions that it inspires? Linked to this […]

what is your biggest timewaster?

June 13, 2007

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I found you an interesting post: the Productivity 501 blog has interviewed more productivity experts than you can shake a Blackberry at, and has compiled the ultimate master list of the biggest timewasters, according to the experts. See if you can identify yourself in any of these scenarios, and think about ways to not be […]

bob dylan on the cycle of life

June 11, 2007

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  He not busy being born is busy dying. Bob Dylan :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

when to be a quitter

June 6, 2007

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The PositiveSharing blog has an interesting post on knowing when to quit your job. Actually, this has a much wider applicability; you can use these principles to decide when it’s high time to quit just about any situation that you find yourself in at least partly voluntarily, even unemployment. The ultimate question is: how is […]