Actually Filip, no, I can’t. I have no recollection of where I originally even found the picture, let alone who drew it. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help (I should of credited the artists initially), but take care.
There, I described self-esteem as “your relationship with own process of perception,”: the degree to which you trust and honor what you experience, think and feel, as well as how this rather abstract “relationship” plays out in things like “confidence,” “self-talk,” “self-motivation,” etc. etc.
But I feel you, “self-confidence” is a fairly ambiguous term thrown around thoughtlessly – like what you say when you run out of actual advice because it seems to apply to everything – and I don’t even have a scientific definition myself (and here I am publishing material on this stuff).
Thanks Brian (coolest name I ever heard in my life, by the way). It’s actually going to be the GREEN, after all…with an earthy, light brown back-tone to it. After putting this out, a great super-design expert friend of mine agreed to help a little bit (I guess they like when you take initiative). I was thinking the green from jump too, but thought other’s opinions would be great. THANKS ;)
Thanks to both of you, and yeah, that picture had me rolling too…originally, I had a pic there of a brother reading, but then stumbled on the meditation image while playing around with some old files and said, “hold up…this got to go in there.”
Originally, I was also going to have a FOURTH fear, something along the lines of “the fear of missing out/being left behind” but it wasn’t coming together as well as I wanted it to, so I scraped that. Stay tuned for more blogging goodness…
Thanks man…the deep part is, USING THIS TECHNIQUE REVOLUTIONIZED EVERYTHING I DO WITH THE BLOG.
For instance, I measure how time and energy I spend working on different aspects of the site, and when I saw that blogging was taken up far too much of my time, I realized that I needed to stop doing it everyday.
Once I saw the metrics, I knew I couldn’t keep it up long term, but there was a big dilemma: how do I “blog without blogging??? How do I keep such great content churning without taking away from the executive and marketing responsibilities???
It took me a LOOOONG time to figure out, but with a little bit of inventiveness I finally had the idea to do all my blogging for the week over the week-end instead of daily. Normally I would draft a post at night and finalize it in the early morning (sneaking away during work hours if needed), but now I just bang those babies out in one session…like an assembly line or something.
This also eliminates transition time: I no longer have to shift between blogging and networking, etc. etc., which is a big drag on efficiency, and I owe it all to the metrics
Thanks man, some of the posts have actually changed a lot more then I planned too…it’s like I didn’t even know what I was trying to REALLY say until now. Check out the latest issue for more of what I mean.
Thanks man…I’ve been testing out this new video style for a minute, but this is my first time publishing anything. Hope the title isn’t too misleading, and that people really enjoy the “digital chalkboard” approach.
Thanks Brother…I like how he focused on MOVING FORWARD, completely, and not dwelling on lost opportunities, because even the feeling of regret is attachment. Even thinking to yourself, “Damn, I messed that one up” is like residual infatuation.
I guess the biggest thing is freeing your heart up for women in your future, as you come out of resolving your own pain and emotional scars.
Thanks man, and nah, not really. You’re right though: a more statistical, research-oriented post would definitely be on point, but I planned on leaving it with these logical points.
Originally, this was partly inspired by something I saw on public television about aging. I completely forgot the name of it or the author who put it together, but they were making those same arguments about always learning and always using your brain as the key to fighting Alzheimer’s and other aging-related challenges.
Yeah, man. Much thanks for the love…I swear, sometimes I’ll think a post is MEGA-deep and powerful, only to find out the response was nowhere near as heavy as I thought it could of been. I’m working on it.
Yeah. I was amazed when I saw the first draft…this has a lot of levels it applies to, as well. Sometimes, even when you’re aware of this kind of thing, it still finds a way to play out at a deeper, more subtle level.
Much thanks to the Queen for looking out like this. She saved me a lot of time and energy.
No doubt. Glad you enjoyed it…I’ve been thinking about making a video for this concept myself, because it’s probably my #1 skill
What I’ve found is that you have to be a little bit of what other people would call “OCD,” and remember that if your “compulsive” about having an orderly environment, most people are “compulsive” about living in clutter and filth.
It’s really something that separates you when you can become more minimalistic in life.