Archive of month: June 2011

I’m just about to head out of town to attend the wedding of a really good friend of mine. Tomorrow morning is also trash day, and with Arizona heat, it’s a good idea to throw out perishables as close to trash day as humanly possible. So today, I cleaned out my refrigerator. Nothing wrong with […]
A week ago, I took my car into the shop for some scheduled maintenance.  Days away from tipping the 100,000 mile mark, the car needed a new timing belt, and I would need a rental car for the day. I rent cars on a regular basis for work, but this time I took the dealer […]
I’m really excited about this week. It’s probably my favorite week out of the whole State section (although the other weeks are also awesome). First, are you still drinking water and turning off your electronics? Are you working out? Have you signed up for the President’s Challenge with me (trust me, it’s great and really […]
Now that you have your contact book all set up and you’re getting more familiar with Evernote it’s time to branch out just slightly. While we’re not necessarily focusing on a new technology this week, we are laying out some more of the groundwork to get to some of the other tasks in the upcoming […]
Yay, you’re back. I hope you enjoyed Part One in Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink. I’m glad I reread it this week. Some great ideas I missed the first time. We’re continuing with the book this week. Like last week, if you spend 10-15 minutes on it a day, you’ll more […]
Well it’s really started to heat up here in Arizona this weekly. Luckily, I had a quick trip to San Diego to speak at a conference out there. I hope you’re finding ways to stay cool during these warm days and still enjoying yourself. As always, here are links to all of my blog posts […]
I was sitting in the waiting room of the dentist’s office today. Across from me, a boy probably about 4 or 5 played with his action figures. He had one of the characters help someone. His mom quickly told him, “He can’t be a hero–he’s the bad guy.” I thought about saying something, and I’m […]
Three things caught my attention recently. 1) The Dallas Mavericks won the NBA Championship and owner Mark Cuban let original owner Donald Carter accept the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy. 2) Newt Gingrich’s entire campaign staff quit gaining much national attention. 3) I sat and watched the closing credits of X-Men: First Class. So you’re probably […]
Okay, so this week’s assignment won’t be as fancy as last week’s. I think it is perhaps the most boring assignment out of the whole Summer School process… …but it IS necessary. Think for a moment. In the past year, how many “lost my cell phone/got a new cell phone, text me your number” posts […]
Yay, you’re back. If you’re just joining, don’t forget to check out Mind:Week 1. This week we really dive into Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink. I read this book in a day on a flight back east. We’re going to be going through it gradually over the next few […]