Friday, December 12, 2008

Keyboard Shortcuts

Shortcuts can be 4x fastser than mouse

Online shortcuts databases:

See my favorite shortcuts for my favorite programs here

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Reading System: Checklist & Symbols

For most the last time they thought about their processes of reading was when they were 12 years old. I challenge you to metacognitively think about the way you read and how you can improve it. Here is mine, share your tricks.

[] Eliminate Distractions: establish schedule & space
[] Get Equip: utensils, note cards, sticky notes, book stand
[] Music, water, tea
[] Plan: Time goal, break, #of pgs.

[] Enter relax state of consciousnesses: close eyes deep breath, 1-10
[] Meditate on the intent of reading this book: establish the purpose
[] Affirmation:
"I read for the message, not to obsess on the words. It's not only what I read, rather it is my habit of reading that keeps my mind sharp, fresh, and open."

[] In 10 minutes read:
1) Table of contents, glossary, and index (pick up on tags)
2) Anything in bold, titles, and subtitles
3) First line of every paragraph
[] Notice: keywords, pics, figs, structure, organization
[] Generate ?'s (put in front of book)

[] Don't sub vocalize, see groups of words not letters
[] Use finger or guide
[] Interact with my Reading Symbols
[] Turn titles into ?'s and look for answers

[] Write an abstract, 1 sentence summary (in front cover)
[] Mind map it, review it, blog it, journal it
[] Create a System for Implementation! Use it or loose it!

* = Key Point

[] = Action

/\ = Technique/Strategy to Apply

" " = Quote

(?) = Discussion Question/Teach

? = Question/Disagree

! = Agree

Circled = Keywords/Concepts

Underlined = Important

Dog Ear = Worth rereading

Sticky Note = Bookmark

Common Code Notes
2G = To Google it
2Blogit = To Blog it
2RD = To Research & Develop
2RR = To Read & Review

Inside Front Cover
Write the purpose for reading (i.e.knowledge vs. growth)
List questions generated
After reading write abstract, key message

Inside Back Cover
List keywords, vocab, tags
Index lists of notes during
Application Action [] To Do lists

Monday, November 24, 2008

Google 411

1-800-GOOG-411: Find and connect with local businesses for free from your phone.:

About GOOG-411
Google's new 411 service is free, fast and easy to use. Give it a try now and see how simple it is to find and connect with local businesses for free."

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Know Your Neighborhood

Family Watch Dog-free service to locate registered sex offenders in your area. Just enter an address and we'll show a map. You can click on the squares that appear and see photos (where available) addresses, convictions and other information about the offender.

Felony Spy free service to locate felons in your neighborhood.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Password Ideas

Think of a short motto or phrase. If you are going to repeat a couple of key strokes over and over each day, you might as well work on your affirmations while you do it.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Economics In Plain English Videos

With a whiteboard and simple diagrams The Khan Academy has an economist explain major concepts in plain English like what happen to the Housing Market the pass couple years, what really happened with the mortgage crisis and how the bail out works.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

How to Use a Tickler File

See: How I use the Tickler File to Remind me of All the Little & Big things in my Life.

As for the digital tickler file I prefer Remember the Milk web2.0 online tool over Outlook

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Monday, May 26, 2008

Are You Biased?

Take the Harvard Implicit Association Test here

Friday, March 21, 2008

Learn How to Crank that Soulja Boy Tellem Dance

Free Online Creative Writing Courses

For Free Online Creative Writing Courses Offered by Top Universities and Educational Websites click here

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Get a Pedometer

A good goal is to shoot for at least 10,000 steps a day. Keep a tracker and graph it. Make sure your line is increasing.

Friday, January 4, 2008

How to Make Your "101 Things To Do Before I Die" List

I have made this list to give some guidance on how to make your "101 Things To Do Before I Die" List. I broke them into areas of:
30 Things I want to BE
30 Things I want to HAVE
30 Things I want to DO
10 Places I want to GO
1 Breakthrough Goal - The big next step goal that takes you to the next level. That would best enable all others.

Meal Planning & Grocery List Maker

This is my Meal Planning & Grocery List Maker. It helps you plan out the meals for the week while creating grocery list of things you need to buy in categories that making the shopping faster. I also have a section for "Don't forget to eat" where you can list those fruits, vegetables, and left-overs you always forget to eat and go bad.

You can download this as an excel document.

My wife and I use it on Google Docs and share the document.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

How to Cut a Pineapple

How To Cut A Pineapple - The most amazing videos are a click away

Free 411 Service

1-800-Free-411 can save you up to $3.50 on cell phone chargers. Compeletly free, just need to listen to a quick add.

Next Action:
Add to your contacts on your phone and skype.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Habit: Keep a "One-Sentence Journal"


5 Powerful Reasons to Make Reflection a Daily Habit, and How to Do It

Why I started keeping a daily “one-sentence journal” (ok, a not-quite daily journal).


I have found the most practical and organized way to keep a journal is digitally. Set up a private blog or an anonymous public blog with Blogger