Some people don’t recognize that the person they’re dating is a liability.
As a progressive person, meaning someone that strives to make progress every day towards being a better person by tomorrow than they are today, and for whom that’s practically 100% of how my days go, you can reach a situation where you can’t win any more by pressing forward with the wins you currently have.
Whether you’re a 9-5’er or a freelancer, you want to have time set aside to learn new things.
I always advise people to leave themselves time for self-improvement.
What I mean by this is that whether you’re a 9-5’er or a freelancer, you want to have time set aside to learn new things.
This is because if your skills remain the same while your industry improves, you get left behind.
It’s also because you can’t change directions if all of your time is spent going in your current direction.
If you find yourself in a situation where you feel stagnant, or if not that, you feel like your current situation is hindering your ability to move forward, the solution may be to step backward instead of trying to maintain what you currently have going on and add to it. Continue reading “Step Backward to Move Forward (Selective Neglect)”
There is a limit to being able to tolerate interacting with people who just plain suck as human beings.
At some point, I accepted the responsibility on an internet site to babysit a group of grown-ass men.
That isn’t what it started out as, but that’s what it turned into.
This is because the population changed from a group of guys and gals that had similar interests and a singular focus, as more and more people arrived just to be able to talk to somebody and not feel lonely anymore.
Also, a lot of these people came from another internet site, where the culture is to not say what your name is and then talk all kinds of trash about people because you know there won’t be any repercussions.
Those environments breed people into being negative creatures. They lose their sense of camaraderie. They lose their ability to gain pleasure from positive interaction. So long as they’re attempting to make someone else feel bad, they’re happy with themselves and snickering in their basements, or under whichever bridge their computer is located.
It’s currently 5:45 am and I’m writing a blog post. “Why is that? o_O” you might ask. It’s because I just woke up and my mind is CRISP!!! >:D .. Firing on all cylinders. Ready For Action.. Kickin’ Ass and Takin’ Names.
I had this conversation with my friend Jeff the other day. He was saying that it takes him a long time to get started once he wakes up, but as time goes on, he gets more and more productive, until it gets to the point where he doesn’t want to go to sleep because his brain is working so well and he’s getting so much done.
Of course.. That’s probably why it’s tough for him to put it together when he wakes up.. Because his mental activity and productivity overrides some sort of natural sleep initiative, and he ends up sleeping at the wrong times (for his own personal body cycles). Continue reading “Time And Productivity”
Reader “Justin” asked me what I thought about Net Neutrality the other day, and my response was basically “Not Much”.
His question and the ensuing conversation reminded me of a broader topic, which is “What about the proletariat?”:
The proletariat (from Latin proletarius, a citizen of the lowest class) is a term used to identify a lower social class; a member of such a class is proletarian. Originally it was identified as those people who had no wealth other than their children.
People think that freelancers have all this “FREE TIME” to frivolously throw away on things that enhance the handout-asker’s career and does nothing at all of value for the freelancer.
It’s like they think the word freelance equates to “Never works much” like as if we’re hanging out on the beach every day with an umbrella-drink in our hands watching girls surf all day. It makes perfect sense that we’d rather work for you for free, right? 😀 Continue reading ““Free” Time [Time, Part 10]”