Archive for December 2005

Creating a Productive Workspace

How would you like to permanently boost your productivity by making some simple changes to your work area? If you’re going to spend so much time at your desk, then make sure it’s going to be a pleasant experience. How does your workspace make you feel? If you’re at your desk right now, take a…

Be Patient With Yourself

Patience is one of the most important qualities to develop if you care about personal growth. It’s also one of the most difficult. Wouldn’t it be nice if after you identified a change you’d like to make, you could just snap your fingers, and the change would occur instantly? Unfortunately, it’s rarely so easy as…

The 50-30-20 Rule

Lately I’ve been trying a promising new method for managing my time. It’s similar to timeboxing, except that instead of allocating a certain amount of time for a specific activity, I divide my total work time between three different classes of activities. Here’s how it works… First, I define three different classes of activities based…

Becoming the Person You Were Meant to Be

Are you normal? I’m certainly not normal. I was born blond-haired, blue-eyed, and colorblind. So not only do I look different – I also see differently than “normal” people. To make matters worse, I’m left-handed… just a cesspool of recessive genes. Over time my lack of normalcy only grew worse when I started noticing other…

Lucid Dreaming – Studying a Maple Tree

Last night during a 20-minute midnight nap, I had a lucid dream.  This is the fourth one I’ve experienced since starting polyphasic sleep 64 days ago.  It started off as a regular dream, and then at some point I realized I was carrying a gargoyle, which seemed odd to me. I asked myself, “What the…

Million Dollar Experiment Passes $100,000

The Million Dollar Experiment is now up to $112,628.84 in manifested money, spread across 487 public participants. As previously mentioned this is NOT a controlled scientific experiment. It is an exploration of the intention-manifestation process. My personal results are now at $16,540.42. Just today I received a check for $10,000. I only learned this money…

Spirituality vs. Intelligence

Is there an inherent conflict between spirituality and intelligence? Are they perpetually at odds with each other? Must we choose to embrace either spirituality or rationality but never both at the same time? Several years ago I would have said yes to these questions. But today I see that this conflict is nothing but an…

Polyphasic Sleep Update – Day 60

Today is the 60th day since beginning my polyphasic sleep experiment. It’s hard to fathom that only 60 days have passed – it feels closer to 120 days. For the past several weeks, I’ve been receiving daily emails with questions about this experiment. Many of those questions have already been answered in my previous polyphasic…

Stop Debating and Start Testing

It’s amazing the lengths people go through to avoid making a simple mistake. I think the reason is that we’re so conditioned to believe that making a mistake is something bad, so we go overboard in trying to avoid making mistakes altogether — to the point of being unintelligent about it. There are a number…

Overcoming Limiting Financial Beliefs

What limiting financial beliefs are holding you back from achieving all the wealth and abundance you deserve? The Million Dollar Experiment has yielded a surge of emails containing stories of how participants have uncovered and broken through self-limiting financial beliefs. Even those who haven’t manifested any money yet have told me how the simple act…