January Notes

Success can be learned. Change requires measurement and longitudinal tracking. Darren Hardy writes, “Winners are trackers” in The Compound Effect.

Goals are about the results you want to achieve. Systems are about the processes that lead to those results. Systems are almost the antithesis of goals, in that they’re entirely about creating a repeatable set of actions instead of considering the overarching goal that they’re working towards. If goals are the macro, systems are the micro. They’re how you achieve your goals.

writ of replevin – a court order to return or release unlawfully obtained property

Betrayal is the opposite of love. Love is at the center of a mercy.

~ Toni Morrison

Exercise after eating for blood sugar management.

Build products (or websites) for users; don’t make them figure out which department in your organization does what.

Lemma ~ a subsidiary or intermediate theorem in an argument or proof.

Unchurched” ~ people who are Christians but not connected with a church. In research on religious participation, it refers more specifically to people who do not attend worship service

Stotinka ~ a minor coin of Bulgaria, the 100th part of a lev.

Adyta ~ the most sacred place of worship in an ancient temple from which the laity was prohibited.

Laity ~ all the people involved in the work of a church who are not members of the clergy, monks, or nuns.

Salacious ~ having or conveying undue or inappropriate interest in sexual matters.

Gomuti ~ a Malayan palm (Arenga pinnata) with feathery leaves and a sweet sap from which a crude sugar and an alcoholic beverage, arrack, are made.

Arseniuret ~ old name for arsenide From Latin arsenicum, arsenic + -uret

Kahikatea ~ a tall New Zealand coniferous tree, Podocarpus dacrydioides, valued for its timber and resin.

Alsike ~ a European clover (Trifolium hybridum) with white or pinkish flowers, grown for fodder.

irrational expectations” — when people collectively believe in something they know is collectively false.

I was made for the library, not the classroom. The classroom was a jail of other people’s interests. The library was open, unending, free.

Ta-Nehisi Coates
What is a portfolio?

A portfolio is a way for you to showcase who you are, what skills you have, and most importantly the work you’ve done. These are the non-negotiables of any portfolio:

  1. Responsive design (learn about how to do that here)
  2. Projects showcasing your work
  3. An “about me” section or somewhere people reading your site can learn about you
  4. Your portfolio needs to be accessible
  5. Your portfolio should have a custom domain. Buy a domain name.
  6. A way for people to contact you, preferably your email

The act of reading a book is the best example of distance learning.

Neil Postman

Wait until age 70 to take Social Security retirement benefits. Retirees who wait to claim can get hundreds of dollars more each month than those who take benefits early.

If you don’t formally request your Social Security benefits, you won’t get it.

Detach yourself from things you don’t need. Spend liberally on things that bring you lasting joy, and cut out expenses for things that don’t.

FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out

The public is indoctrinated to believe that skills are valuable and reliable only if they are the result of formal schooling.

Ivan Illich

Types of Income Streams

  • Online courses.
  • Merchandise.
  • Online stores.
  • Commercial gigs.
  • Sponsorships.
  • Advertising alongside our content.
  • Royalties
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Subscription newsletters, blogs, and channels

Elevenfold By a factor of eleven.

I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew);

Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who.

I Keep Six Honest Serving-Men (following the story “Elephant’s Child” in “Just So Stories”) by Rudyard Kipling

“The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.” ― Michelangelo

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