Friday, August 18th, 2017. Issue #137
The Butterfly Effect: Everything You Need to Know About this Powerful Mental Model | Farnam Street
In one of Stephen King’s greatest works, 11/22/63, a young man named Jake discovers a portal in a diner’s pantry which leads back to 1958. After a few visits and some experiments, Jake deduces that altering history is possible. However long he stays in the past, only two minutes go by in the present. 
It happens to all of us: you are going strong with a project, with learning something new, with a new habit or two … and things go sideways. You get derailed. This is a critical junction. If you let yourself quit, all your time and effort up until now has been for naught. If you can get back on track,..

A life without a positive daily routine or structure is so much more draining mentally, physically, and emotionally than you can ever imagine! Thomas A. Edison wisely said, “Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment...

“Those who work much do not work hard,” Henry David Thoreau observed in his prescient meditation on the myth of productivity and the measure of meaningful labor a century before the dawn of the cult of workaholism, which continues to bedevil us with ever-accelerating virulence to this day.

People are always telling you how to maximize your mornings, but your morning routine—whatever it may be—is fine. What you really need is an afternoon routine. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good to start your day off on the right foot. For me that means chugging a glass of water...
I was sitting on the beach with my wonderful girlfriend, trying to relax on our vacation in Florida, yet I was racked with anxiety. We were lying under a large umbrella, taking in the beautiful waves and swaying palm trees, attempting to recover from the past months (and years) of overwork...
Even those who run their own business still have to collaborate with others, whether it’s clients, subcontractors, employees or others. They may not sit in a cubicle and answer to a boss, but there’s still plenty of paperwork to keep track of and deadlines to manage.
IT’S HARD TO put your finger on the point when the Western stereotype of Buddhist meditation flipped. It was sometime between the 1950s, when Zen Buddhism seeped into the beat generation, and the early 21st century, when mindfulness meditation seeped into Wall Street..
I was sitting across from an HR exec at Walmart a few years ago. His hand was outstretched, and on the desk in front of us was a crisp sheet of paper spelling out all the terms of my new promotion. I shook his hand and left doing mental cartwheels down the hall.
With his marriage to Norma Levor over, Claude Shannon was a bachelor again, with no attachments, a small Greenwich Village apartment, and a demanding job. His evenings were mostly his own, and if there’s a moment in Shannon’s life when he was at his most freewheeling...
by Robert Maurer Ph.D. The essential guide to kaizen— the art of making great and lasting change through small, steady increments. Rooted in the two thousand-year-old wisdom of the Tao Te Ching--"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
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Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly
Thanks for your attention. Have an epic weekend!
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