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157 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 24th day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

Today’s the 15th day of writing on 3 * 5 index cards.

I will execute the scientific method on:

“STEP OR STAGE #1 of the Scientific Method

CURIOUS OBSERVATION

“Curious Observation in Scientific Method
Also Involves Other Thinking Skills

Evaluating Visualizing Imagining Classifying
Abstracting Planning Describing Questioning
Computing Communicating Judging Interpreting
Conjecturing Inferring Measuring Comparing”

On to doing kaizen. p. 48 of ‘One Small Step Can Change Your Life’

“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?” (Day 24)
– w/ my app?

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 23)

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 22)
What is special about my talent of developing software?

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 21)

p. 56

“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 20)

p. 62

“If I were guaranteed not to fail, what would I be doing differently?” (Day 19)

“If you are trying to reach a specific goal, ask yourself every day: What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?” (Day 18)
What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?

“What is one small step I could take to improve my health (or relationships, or career, or any other area)?” (Day 17)
What is one small step I could take to improve my career?

“Is there a person at work or in my personal life whose voice and input I haven’t heard in a long time? What small question could I ask this person?” (Day 16)

“What’s one good thing about this person?” (Day 15)

“What is one small thing that is special about me (or my spouse, or my organization)?” (Day 14)

p. 79

“1. Isolate a task either that you are afraid to do or that makes you uncomfortable. Try to give yourself at least a month before you actually have to perform this activity.” (Day 13)
– Learning Javascript through

 

2. “Decide how many seconds you’re willing to devote to mind sculpture for this task each day. Make sure you allot seconds, not minutes or hours; the time commitment should be so low that you can easily fulfill its requirements every single day. Repetition is important.” (Day 12)
– 60 seconds.
– Then once I reach 60 seconds, increase 1 second each day and stop at 01:59 minutes.

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158 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 23rd day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

Today’s the 14th day of writing on 3 * 5 index cards.

I will execute the scientific method on:

“STEP OR STAGE #1 of the Scientific Method

CURIOUS OBSERVATION

“Other scientific method observations, such as:

Relationships”
– What is the relationship between archetypes and myths?
“Suppositions”
– What is a supposition?
“Leads”

“Differences”
– What is the difference between the conscious mind and the subconscious/unconscious mind?
– Is there a real difference between the subconscious and the unconscious mind?
“Disturbances”

“Comparisons”

“Challenges”
– What is a challenge?

chal·lenge
ˈCHalənj/
noun
noun: challenge; plural noun: challenges
  1. 1.
    a call to take part in a contest or competition, especially a duel.
    “he accepted the challenge”
    synonyms: dare, provocation;

    “he accepted the challenge”
    • a task or situation that tests someone’s abilities.
      “the ridge is a challenge for experienced climbers”
      synonyms: problem, difficult task, test, trial

      “it was proving quite a challenge”
    • an attempt to win a contest or championship in a sport.
      “a world title challenge”
  2. 2.
    an objection or query as to the truth of something, often with an implicit demand for proof.
    “a challenge to the legality of the order”
    synonyms: test, questioning, dispute, stand, opposition, confrontation

    “a challenge to his leadership”
    • a sentry’s call for a password or other proof of identity.
    • LAW
      an objection regarding the eligibility or suitability of a jury member.
  3. 3.
    MEDICINE
    exposure of the immune system to pathogenic organisms or antigens.
    “recently vaccinated calves should be protected from challenge”
verb
verb: challenge; 3rd person present: challenges; past tense: challenged; past participle: challenged; gerund or present participle: challenging
  1. 1.
    invite (someone) to engage in a contest.
    “he challenged one of my men to a duel”
    • enter into competition with or opposition against.
      “incumbent Democrats are being challenged in the 29th district”
    • make a rival claim to or threaten someone’s hold on (a position).
      “they were challenging his leadership”
    • invite (someone) to do something that one thinks will be difficult or impossible; dare.
      “I challenged them to make up their own minds”
    • test the abilities of.
      “he needed something both to challenge his skills and to regain his crown as the king of the thriller”
      synonyms: test, tax, strain, make demands on; More

  2. 2.
    dispute the truth or validity of.
    “employees challenged the company’s requirement”
    synonyms: question, disagree with, dispute, take issue with, protest against, call into question,object to

    “we challenged their statistics”
    • LAW
      object to (a jury member).
    • (of a sentry) call on (someone) for proof of identity.
  3. 3.
    MEDICINE
    expose (the immune system) to pathogenic organisms or antigens.
Origin
Middle English (in the senses ‘accusation’ and ‘accuse’): from Old French chalenge (noun), chalenger(verb), from Latin calumnia ‘calumny,’ calumniari ‘calumniate.’

“Similarities”
“Intimations”

“Obstacles”

“Surprises”

“Patterns”
– What is a pattern?

pat·tern
ˈpadərn/
noun
noun: pattern; plural noun: patterns
  1. 1.
    a repeated decorative design.
    “a neat blue herringbone pattern”
    synonyms: design, decoration, motif, marking, ornament, ornamentation

    “the pattern on the wallpaper”
  2. 2.
    a model or design used as a guide in needlework and other crafts.
    synonyms: sample, specimen, swatch

    “textile patterns”
    • a set of instructions to be followed in making a sewn or knitted item.
    • a wooden or metal model from which a mold is made for a casting.
    • an example for others to follow.
      “he set the pattern for subsequent study”
    • a sample of cloth or wallpaper.
      synonyms: sample, specimen, swatch

      “textile patterns”
verb
verb: pattern; 3rd person present: patterns; past tense: patterned; past participle: patterned; gerund or present participle: patterning
  1. 1.
    decorate with a recurring design.
    “rosebud patterned wallpapers”
    synonyms: decorated, ornamented, fancy, adorned, embellished

    “patterned glassware”
    antonyms: plain
  2. 2.
    give a regular or intelligible form to.
    “the brain not only receives information, but interprets and patterns it”
    synonyms: shape, influence, model, fashion, mold, style, determine, control

    “someone else is patterning my life”
    • give something a form based on that of (something else).
      “the clothing is patterned on athletes’ wear”
Origin
Middle English patron ‘something serving as a model,’ from Old French (see patron). The change in sense is from the idea of a patron giving an example to be copied. Metathesis in the second syllable occurred in the 16th century By 1700 patron ceased to be used of things, and the two forms became differentiated in sense.

“Unusual results”
“Thorns in flesh”
– working w/ lazy people
“Opportunities”
“Experiments needed”
“Problematic situations”
“Listen to others”
“Unexpected failures”

 

On to doing kaizen. p. 48 of ‘One Small Step Can Change Your Life’

“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?” (Day 23)
– w/ my app?

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 22)

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 21)
What is special about my talent of developing software?

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 20)

p. 56

“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 19)

p. 62

“If I were guaranteed not to fail, what would I be doing differently?” (Day 18)

“If you are trying to reach a specific goal, ask yourself every day: What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?” (Day 17)
What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?

“What is one small step I could take to improve my health (or relationships, or career, or any other area)?” (Day 16)
What is one small step I could take to improve my career?
– Write on 3 * 5 index cards notes on applying the scientific method on applying The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster
“Is there a person at work or in my personal life whose voice and input I haven’t heard in a long time? What small question could I ask this person?” (Day 15)

 

“What’s one good thing about this person?” (Day 14)

“What is one small thing that is special about me (or my spouse, or my organization)?” (Day 13)

p. 79

“1. Isolate a task either that you are afraid to do or that makes you uncomfortable. Try to give yourself at least a month before you actually have to perform this activity.” (Day 12)
– Learning Javascript through

2. “Decide how many seconds you’re willing to devote to mind sculpture for this task each day. Make sure you allot seconds, not minutes or hours; the time commitment should be so low that you can easily fulfill its requirements every single day. Repetition is important.” (Day 11)
– 60 seconds.
– Then once I reach 60 seconds, increase 1 second each day and stop at 01:59 minutes.

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159 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 22nd day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

Today’s the 13th day of writing on 3 * 5 index cards.

I will execute the scientific method on:

“STEP OR STAGE #1 of the Scientific Method

CURIOUS OBSERVATION

“Other scientific method observations, such as:

Curiosities”

What curiosities have I experienced?

What have I been curious about?

On to doing kaizen. p. 48 of ‘One Small Step Can Change Your Life’

“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?” (Day 22)
– w/ my app?

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 21)

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 20)
What is special about my talent of developing software?

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 19)

p. 56

“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 18)

p. 62

“If I were guaranteed not to fail, what would I be doing differently?” (Day 17)

“If you are trying to reach a specific goal, ask yourself every day: What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?” (Day 16)
What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?

“What is one small step I could take to improve my health (or relationships, or career, or any other area)?” (Day 15)
What is one small step I could take to improve my career?

“Is there a person at work or in my personal life whose voice and input I haven’t heard in a long time? What small question could I ask this person?” (Day 14)

“What’s one good thing about this person?” (Day 13)

“What is one small thing that is special about me (or my spouse, or my organization)?” (Day 12)

p. 79

“1. Isolate a task either that you are afraid to do or that makes you uncomfortable. Try to give yourself at least a month before you actually have to perform this activity.” (Day 11)
– Learning Javascript through

2. “Decide how many seconds you’re willing to devote to mind sculpture for this task each day. Make sure you allot seconds, not minutes or hours; the time commitment should be so low that you can easily fulfill its requirements every single day. Repetition is important.” (Day 10)
– 60 seconds.
– Then once I reach 60 seconds, increase 1 second each day and stop at 01:59 minutes.

3. “When you are ready to practice mind sculpture, sit or lie down in a quiet, comfortable spot and close your eyes.” (Day 9)
– I’m going to do before I go to sleep.

4. “Imagine that you are in the difficult or uncomfortable situation and looking through your own eyes around you. What do you see? What is the setting? Who’s there? What do they look like? See the expressions on their faces, the clothes they are wearing, their posture.” (Day 8)

5. “Now expand your imagination to the rest of your senses. What are the sounds and smells and flavors and textures around you?” (Day 7)
– The sound would be the other person’s tone of voice.
– The sounds would be typing on my computer and scribbling on paper.
– The sound also would be my tone of voice.

6. “Without moving an actual muscle, imagine that you are performing the task. What are the words you use? What does your voice sound like and how does it resonate through your body? What are your physical gestures?” (Day 6)

7. “Imagine a positive response to your activity. If you are mindsculpting for public speaking, for example, see the audience leaning forward in their seats, looking responsive and interested. Hear the scratch of pencil on paper as some particularly enthusiastic people take notes.” (Day 5)

8. “When your allotted time for mind sculpture has become habitual and even fun, you may find that you are automatically performing the formerly difficult activity with enthusiasm. But if you’re not ready for the real thing, that’s perfectly okay. Never force the process of kaizen; it works only if you let change happen in a comfortable and easy manner. You may instead choose to increase the time you spend on mind sculpture–but once again, you should increase slowly, perhaps by thirty seconds. You should increase the length and pace only when the previous stage of mind sculpture has become effortless. If you start making excuses for not practicing mind sculpture, or if you find yourself forgetting to do it, then you need to cut back on the amount of time.” (Day 4)
– What task am specifically mind sculpturing for?
9. “Once you feel comfortable using mind sculpture for this task (and it may take days or weeks or even longer), imagine a worst-case scenario and how you would respond effectively to it. A public speaker might feel nervous sweat run down his face as he sees the audience members looking bored and hears them whispering among themselves. He would then imagine how he would like to speak, gesture,
and feel in that situation.” (Day 3)

10. “When you feel ready to take on the actual task, try out some small steps at first. To continue the public speaking example, consider giving your talk out loud but to an empty room or to an audience of one sympathetic person.” (Day 2)

p. 83 Kaizen Tip

“What is a tiny step I could take to achieve my goal?”

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160 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 21st day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

Today’s the 12th day of writing on 3 * 5 index cards.

I will execute the scientific method on:

“STEP OR STAGE #1 of the Scientific Method

CURIOUS OBSERVATION

“Ordinary things to be examined in a new way and with new meaning.”

Seek and be sensitive to “ordinary things to be examined in a new way and with new meaning.”.

On to doing kaizen. p. 48 of ‘One Small Step Can Change Your Life’

“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?” (Day 21)
– w/ my app?

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 20)

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 19)
What is special about my talent of developing software?
– It will help me to detect the undesirable effects in my life and move on.

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 18)
– TOC Theory of Constraints expert.

p. 56

“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 17)
– I wrote notes down in my black book and review my index cards w/ my 5 yr plan.

p. 62

“If I were guaranteed not to fail, what would I be doing differently?” (Day 16)

“If you are trying to reach a specific goal, ask yourself every day: What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?” (Day 15)
What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?

“What is one small step I could take to improve my health (or relationships, or career, or any other area)?” (Day 14)
What is one small step I could take to improve my career?
– Mindmap how I could improve my career?
“Is there a person at work or in my personal life whose voice and input I haven’t heard in a long time? What small question could I ask this person?” (Day 13)

“What’s one good thing about this person?” (Day 12)

“What is one small thing that is special about me (or my spouse, or my organization)?” (Day 11)

p. 79

“1. Isolate a task either that you are afraid to do or that makes you uncomfortable. Try to give yourself at least a month before you actually have to perform this activity.” (Day 10)
– Learning Javascript through

2. “Decide how many seconds you’re willing to devote to mind sculpture for this task each day. Make sure you allot seconds, not minutes or hours; the time commitment should be so low that you can easily fulfill its requirements every single day. Repetition is important.” (Day 9)
– 60 seconds.
– Then once I reach 60 seconds, increase 1 second each day and stop at 01:59 minutes.

3. “When you are ready to practice mind sculpture, sit or lie down in a quiet, comfortable spot and close your eyes.” (Day 8)
– I practiced after dinner today.

4. “Imagine that you are in the difficult or uncomfortable situation and looking through your own eyes around you. What do you see? What is the setting? Who’s there? What do they look like? See the expressions on their faces, the clothes they are wearing, their posture.” (Day 7)

5. “Now expand your imagination to the rest of your senses. What are the sounds and smells and flavors and textures around you?” (Day 6)
– The sound would be the other person’s tone of voice.
– The sounds would be typing on my computer and scribbling on paper.
– The sound also would be my tone of voice.

6. “Without moving an actual muscle, imagine that you are performing the task. What are the words you use? What does your voice sound like and how does it resonate through your body? What are your physical gestures?” (Day 5)
.

7. “Imagine a positive response to your activity. If you are mindsculpting for public speaking, for example, see the audience leaning forward in their seats, looking responsive and interested. Hear the scratch of pencil on paper as some particularly enthusiastic people take notes.” (Day 4)

8. “When your allotted time for mind sculpture has become habitual and even fun, you may find that you are automatically performing the formerly difficult activity with enthusiasm. But if you’re not ready for the real thing, that’s perfectly okay. Never force the process of kaizen; it works only if you let change happen in a comfortable and easy manner. You may instead choose to increase the time you spend on mind sculpture–but once again, you should increase slowly, perhaps by thirty seconds. You should increase the length and pace only when the previous stage of mind sculpture has become effortless. If you start making excuses for not practicing mind sculpture, or if you find yourself forgetting to do it, then you need to cut back on the amount of time.” (Day 3)
– What task am specifically mind sculpturing for?

9. “Once you feel comfortable using mind sculpture for this task (and it may take days or weeks or even longer), imagine a worst-case scenario and how you would respond effectively to it. A public speaker might feel nervous sweat run down his face as he sees the audience members looking bored and hears them whispering among themselves. He would then imagine how he would like to speak, gesture,
2nd feel in that situation.” (Day 2)

10. “When you feel ready to take on the actual task, try out some small steps at first. To continue the public speaking example, consider givim your talk out loud but to an empty room or to an audience of one sympathetic person.” (Day 1)
– Give your talk to

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161 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 20th day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

Today’s the 11th day of writing on 3 * 5 index cards.

I will execute the scientific method on:

“STEP OR STAGE #1 of the Scientific Method

CURIOUS OBSERVATION

“Problems worthy of solution, practical to investigate new fertile fields.”

Seek and be sensitive to “problems worthy of solution, practical to investigate new fertile fields”.

What are problems worthy of solution?

What new fertile fields are practical to investigate?

On to doing kaizen. p. 48 of ‘One Small Step Can Change Your Life’

“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?” (Day 20)
– w/ my app?

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 19)

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 18)
What is special about my talent of developing software?
– It will help me to make money

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 17)

p. 56

“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 16)
– I budgeted.

p. 62

“If I were guaranteed not to fail, what would I be doing differently?” (Day 15)

“If you are trying to reach a specific goal, ask yourself every day: What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?” (Day 14)
What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?

“What is one small step I could take to improve my health (or relationships, or career, or any other area)?” (Day 13)
What is one small step I could take to improve my career?
– Ask ‘What must exist in order to improve my career?’
– Know the goal of my career.
– What is the goal of my career?
“Is there a person at work or in my personal life whose voice and input I haven’t heard in a long time? What small question could I ask this person?” (Day 12)

“What’s one good thing about this person?” (Day 11)

“What is one small thing that is special about me (or my spouse, or my organization)?” (Day 10)

p. 79

“1. Isolate a task either that you are afraid to do or that makes you uncomfortable. Try to give yourself at least a month before you actually have to perform this activity.” (Day 9)
– Learning Javascript through

2. “Decide how many seconds you’re willing to devote to mind sculpture for this task each day. Make sure you allot seconds, not minutes or hours; the time commitment should be so low that you can easily fulfill its requirements every single day. Repetition is important.” (Day 8)
– 60 seconds.
– Then once I reach 60 seconds, increase 1 second each day and stop at 01:59 minutes.

3. “When you are ready to practice mind sculpture, sit or lie down in a quiet, comfortable spot and close your eyes.” (Day 7)
– I practiced after dinner today.

4. “Imagine that you are in the difficult or uncomfortable situation and looking through your own eyes around you. What do you see? What is the setting? Who’s there? What do they look like? See the expressions on their faces, the clothes they are wearing, their posture.” (Day 6)

5. “Now expand your imagination to the rest of your senses. What are the sounds and smells and flavors and textures around you?” (Day 5)
– The sound would be the other person’s tone of voice.
– The sounds would be typing on my computer and scribbling on paper.
– The sound also would be my tone of voice.

6. “Without moving an actual muscle, imagine that you are performing the task. What are the words you use? What does your voice sound like and how does it resonate through your body? What are your physical gestures?” (Day 4)

7. “Imagine a positive response to your activity. If you are mindsculpting for public speaking, for example, see the audience leaning forward in their seats, looking responsive and interested. Hear the scratch of pencil on paper as some particularly enthusiastic people take notes.” (Day 3)

8. “When your allotted time for mind sculpture has become habitual and even fun, you may find that you are automatically performing the formerly difficult activity with enthusiasm. But if you’re not ready for the real thing, that’s perfectly okay. Never force the process of kaizen; it works only if you let change happen in a comfortable and easy manner. You may instead choose to increase the time you spend on mind sculpture–but once again, you should increase slowly, perhaps by thirty seconds. You should increase the length and pace only when the previous stage of mind sculpture has become effortless. If you start making excuses for not practicing mind sculpture, or if you find yourself forgetting to do it, then you need to cut back on the amount of time.” (Day 2)
– What task am I specifically mind sculpturing for?
– Learning Javascript.

9. “Once you feel comfortable using mind sculpture for this task (and it may take days or weeks or even longer), imagine a worst-case scenario and how you would respond effectively to it. A public speaker might feel nervous sweat run down his face as he sees the audience members looking bored and hears them whispering among themselves. He would then imagine how he would like to speak, gesture, and feel in that situation.” (Day 1)

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162 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 19th day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

Today’s the 10th day of writing on 3 * 5 index cards.

I will execute the scientific method on:

“STEP OR STAGE #1 of the Scientific Method

CURIOUS OBSERVATION

“Scientific Method Observation:

What Should You Be Seeking and Be Sensitive To?

Any of the above:
– Things that you feel might fill a need – or that irritate or perplex you.
– Previous experience – You have some thing or theory to investigate.
– Need project – Looking or brainstorming for problems or fields to investigate.
– Triggered interest – You decide to investigate as a result of surprise, chance, accidental discovery, observation, illumination, serendipity, reading, experimenting, reflective thinking, or clue. It may also result from a combination of events and things.
– Assigned, suggested, or thrust – A specific problem or field to pursue.
– Recognition of potential trouble – Preventive investigation required.
– Solution of one problem – This often reveals other problems.

Stay alert. Develop recognition skills. Be persistent.”

Seek and be sensitive to “things that you feel might fill a need – or that irritate or perplex you”.

Seek and be sensitive to “previous experience – You have some thing or theory to investigate”.

Seek and be sensitive to “Need project – Looking or brainstorming for problems or fields to investigate”.

Seek and be sensitive to “Triggered interest – You decide to investigate as a result of surprise, chance, accidental discovery, observation, illumination, serendipity, reading, experimenting, reflective thinking, or clue. It may also result from a combination of events and things”.

Seek and be sensitive to “Assigned, suggested, or thrust – A specific problem or field to pursue”.

Seek and be sensitive to “Recognition of potential trouble – Preventive investigation required”.

Seek and be sensitive to “Solution of one problem – This often reveals other problems”.

On to doing kaizen. p. 48 of ‘One Small Step Can Change Your Life’

“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?” (Day 19)
– w/ my app?

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 18)

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 17)
What is special about my talent of developing software?
– It will help me to make money

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 16)

p. 56

“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 15)

p. 62

“If I were guaranteed not to fail, what would I be doing differently?” (Day 14)

“If you are trying to reach a specific goal, ask yourself every day: What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?” (Day 13)
What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?

“What is one small step I could take to improve my health (or relationships, or career, or any other area)?” (Day 11)
What is one small step I could take to improve my career?

“Is there a person at work or in my personal life whose voice and input I haven’t heard in a long time? What small question could I ask this person?” (Day 10)

“What’s one good thing about this person?” (Day 10)

“What is one small thing that is special about me (or my spouse, or my organization)?” (Day 9)

p. 79

“1. Isolate a task either that you are afraid to do or that makes you uncomfortable. Try to give yourself at least a month before you actually have to perform this activity.” (Day 8)
– Learning Javascript through

2. “Decide how many seconds you’re willing to devote to mind sculpture for this task each day. Make sure you allot seconds, not minutes or hours; the time commitment should be so low that you can easily fulfill its requirements every single day. Repetition is important.” (Day 7)
– 60 seconds.
– Then once I reach 60 seconds, increase 1 second each day and stop at 01:59 minutes.

3. “When you are ready to practice mind sculpture, sit or lie down in a quiet, comfortable spot and close your eyes.” (Day 6)
– I practiced before dinner today.

4. “Imagine that you are in the difficult or uncomfortable situation and looking through your own eyes around you. What do you see? What is the setting? Who’s there? What do they look like? See the expressions on their faces, the clothes they are wearing, their posture.” (Day 5)

5. “Now expand your imagination to the rest of your senses. What are the sounds and smells and flavours and textures around you?” (Day 4)
– The sounds would be other people talking.
– The smells would be the alcohol and food.
– The textures would be the softness of the chair and hardness of the table.

6. “Without moving an actual muscle, imagine that you are performing the task. What are the words you use? What does your voice sound like and how does it resonate through your body? What are your physical gestures?” (Day 3)

7. “Imagine a positive response to your activity. If you are mindsculpting for public speaking, for example, see the audience leaning forward in their seats, looking responsive and interested. Hear the scratch of pencil on paper as some particularly enthusiastic people take notes.” (Day 2)

8. “When your allotted time for mind sculpture has become habitual and even fun, you may find that you are automatically performing the formerly difficult activity with enthusiasm. But if you’re not ready for the real thing, that’s perfectly okay. Never force the process of kaizen; it works only if you let change happen in a comfortable and easy manner. You may instead choose to increase the time you spend on mind sculpture–but once again, you should increase slowly, perhaps by thirty seconds. You should increase the length and pace only when the previous stage of mind sculpture has become effortless. If you start making excuses for not practicing mind sculpture, or if you find yourself forgetting to do it, then you need to cut back on the amount of time.” (Day 1)
– What task am specifically mindsculpting for?

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163 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 18th day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

Today’s the 9th day of writing on 3 * 5 index cards.

I will execute the scientific method on:

“STEP OR STAGE #1 of the Scientific Method

CURIOUS OBSERVATION

“Solution of one problem – This often reveals other problems.”

What is a solution of one problem?

On to doing kaizen. p. 48 of ‘One Small Step Can Change Your Life’

“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?” (Day 18)
– w/ my app?

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 17)

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 16)
What is special about my talent of developing software?
– It will help me make money

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 15)

p. 56

“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 14)

p. 62

“If I were guaranteed not to fail, what would I be doing differently?” (Day 13)

“If you are trying to reach a specific goal, ask yourself every day: What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?” (Day 12)
What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?

“What is one small step I could take to improve my health (or relationships, or career, or any other area)?” (Day 11)
What is one small step I could take to improve my career?
– Apply step 1 of the scientific method to improve my career.

“Is there a person at work or in my personal life whose voice and input I haven’t heard in a long time? What small question could I ask this person?” (Day 10)

“What’s one good thing about this person?” (Day 9)

“What is one small thing that is special about me (or my spouse, or my organization)?” (Day 8)
– I like hanging out w/ my friends especially during UFC night.

p. 79

“1. Isolate a task either that you are afraid to do or that makes you uncomfortable. Try to give yourself at least a month before you actually have to perform this activity.” (Day 7)
– Learning Javascript through

2. “Decide how many seconds you’re willing to devote to mind sculpture for this task each day. Make sure you allot seconds, not minutes or hours; the time commitment should be so low that you can easily fulfill its requirements every single day. Repetition is important.” (Day 6)
– Then once I reach 60 seconds, increase 1 second and stop at 01:59 minutes.

3. “When you are ready to practice mind sculpture, sit or lie down in a quiet, comfortable spot and close your eyes.” (Day 5)
– I practiced before dinner today.

4. “Imagine that you are in the difficult or uncomfortable situation and looking through your own eyes around you. What do you see? What is the setting? Who’s there? What do they look like? See the expressions on their faces, the clothes they are wearing, their posture.” (Day 4)

5. “Now expand your imagination to the rest of your senses. What are the sounds and smells and flavors and textures around you?” (Day 3)
– The sounds would be other people talking, tv.
– The smells would be the alcohol and food.
– The textures would be the softness of the chair and harndess of the wooden table.

6. “Without moving an actual muscle, imagine that you are performing the task. What are the words you use? What does your voice sound like and how does it resonate through your body? What are your physical gesures?” (Day 2)

7. “Imagine a positive response to your activity. If you are mindsculpting for public speaking, for example, see the audience leaning forward in their seats, looking responsive and interested. Hear the scratch of pencil on paper as some particularly enthusiastic people take notes.” (Day 1)

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164 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 17th day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

Today’s the 8th day of writing on 3 * 5 index cards.

I will execute the scientific method on:
– acquiring the wisdom and knowledge of system dynamics and system thinking.
“STEP OR STAGE #1 of the Scientific Method

CURIOUS OBSERVATION

“Recognition of potential trouble – Preventive investigation required.”

What potential trouble have I recognized?
– Getting hacked.
– Loss of privacy.

What potential trouble do I recognize?

What potential trouble must I recognize?
– Not having enough money to fund my goals, outcomes, dreams.
– Fatigue. Tiredness.

What preventive investigation must I do?

On to doing kaizen. p. 48 of ‘One Small Step Can Change Your Life’

“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?” (Day 17)
– w/ my app?

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 16)

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 15)
What is special about my talent of developing software?
– It will help me to change and improve.

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 14)

p. 56

“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 13)

p. 62

“If I were guaranteed not to fail, what would I be doing differently?” (Day 12)

“If you are trying to reach a specific goal, ask yourself every day: What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?” (Day 11)
What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?

“What is one small step I could take to improve my health (or relationships, or career, or any other area)?” (Day 10)
What is one small step I could take to improve my career?
– Log in linkedin.com

“Is there a person at work or in my personal life whose voice and input I haven’t heard in a long time? What small question could I ask this person?” (Day 9)

“What’s one good thing about this person?” (Day 8)

“What is one small thing that is special about me (or my spouse, or my organization)?” (Day 7)
– I blog.

p. 79

“1. Isolate a task either that you are afraid to do or that makes you uncomfortable. Try to give yourself at least a month before you actually have to perform this activity.” (Day 6)
– Learning Javascript through

2. “Decide how many seconds you’re willing to devote to mind sculpture for this task each day. Make sure you allot seconds, not minutes or hours; the time commitment should be so low that you can easily fulfill its requirements every single day. Repetition is important.” (Day 5)
– Then once I reach 60 seconds, increase 1 second and stop at 01:59 minutes.

3. “When you are ready to practice mind sculpture, sit or lie down in a quiet, comfortable spot and close your eyes.” (Day 4)
– I practiced before dinner today.

4. “Imagine that you are in the difficult or uncomfortable situation and looking through your own eyes around you. What do you see? What is the setting? Who’s there? What do they look like? See the expressions on their faces, the clothes they are wearing, their posture.” (Day 3)

5. “Now expand your imagination to the rest of your senses. What are the sounds and smells and flavors and textures around you?” (Day 2)
– The sounds would be other people talking, tv.
– The smells would be the alcohol and food.
– The textures would be the hardness of the wooden chair and table.

6. “Without moving an actual muscle, imagine that you are performing the task. What are the words you use? What does your voice sound like and how does it resonate through your body? What are your physical gestures?” (Day 1)

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165 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 16th day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

Today’s the 7th day of writing on 3 * 5 index cards.

I will execute the scientific method on:
– acquiring the wisdom and knowledge of system dynamics and system thinking.
“STEP OR STAGE #1 of the Scientific Method

CURIOUS OBSERVATION http://scientificmethod.com/bklet/i_1.htm

“Assigned, suggested, or thrust – A specific problem or field to pursue.”

I don’t have a specific problem or field to pursue that was assigned.

I have a specific problem that was suggested from reading a paper.

I don’t have a specific problem or field to pursue that was thrust unto me… at least not that I currently remember.

On to doing kaizen. p. 48 of ‘One Small Step Can Change Your Life’

“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?” (Day 16)
– w/ my app?

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 15)

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 14)
What is special about my talent of developing software?
– It will help me connect with users who need my app and learn from them.

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 13)

p. 56

“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 12)

p. 62

“If I were guaranteed not to fail, what would I be doing differently?” (Day 11)

“If you are trying to reach a specific goal, ask yourself every day: What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?” (Day 10)
What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?

“What is one small step I could take to improve my health (or relationships, or career, or any other area)?” (Day 9)
What is one small step I could take to improve my career?
– Create an evernote note called ‘Small Steps to Improve My Career’

“Is there a person at work or in my personal life whose voice and input I haven’t heard in a long time? What small question could I ask this person?” (Day 8)

“What’s one good thing about this person?” (Day 7)

“What is one small thing that is special about me (or my spouse, or my organization)?” (Day 6)
– I plan.

p. 79

“1. Isolate a task either that you are afraid to do or that makes you uncomfortable. Try to give yourself at least a month before you actually have to perform this activity.” (Day 5)
– Learning Javascript through

2. “Decide how many seconds you’re willing to devote to mind sculpture for this task each day. Make sure you allot seconds, not minutes or hours; the time commitment should be so low that you can easily fulfill its requirements every single day. Repetition is important.” (Day 4)
– Then once I reach 60 seconds, increase 1 second and stop at 01:59 minutes.

3. “When you are ready to practice mind sculpture, sit or lie down in a quiet, comfortable spot and close your eyes.” (Day 3)
– I practiced after dinner, and I was so sleepy that I fell asleep & woke up @ 01:30.

4. “Imagine that you are in the difficult or uncomfortable situation and looking through your own eyes around you. What do you see? What is the setting? Who’s there? What do they look like? See the expressions on their faces, the clothes they are wearing, their posture.” (Day 2)

5. “Now expand your imagination to the rest of your senses. What are the sounds and smells and flavours and textures around you?” (Day 1)
– The sounds would be other people talking, tv.
– The smells would be the alcohol and food.

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166 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 15th day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

Today’s the 6th day of writing on 3 * 5 index cards.

I will execute the scientific method on:
– acquiring the wisdom and knowledge of founding start ups.
“STEP OR STAGE #1 of the Scientific Method

CURIOUS OBSERVATION http://scientificmethod.com/bklet/i_1.htm

“Triggered interest – You decide to investigate as a result of surprise, chance, accidental discovery, observation, illumination, serendipity, reading, experimenting, reflective thinking, or clue. It may also result from a combination of events and things.”

Investigate as a result of surprise.

What have you experienced as a surprise?
– That Wing Chun was created by a woman to defend herself.

Investigate as a result of chance?

What have you experienced as chance?

What is chance?

Investigate as a result of accidental discovery.

What have you experienced as an accidental discovery?

Investigate as a result of observation.

What have you experienced as an observation?

Investigate as a result of illumination.

What have you experienced as an illumination?

Investigate as a result of serendipity.

What have you experienced as serendipity?

What is serendipity?

Investigate as a result of reading?

What have you experienced from, in, and through reading?
– that it takes 66 days to form a habit.

Investigate as a result of experimenting?

What have you experienced from, in, and through experimenting?

Investigate as a result of reflective thinking.

What have you experienced from, in, and through reflective thinking?

Investigate as a result of a clue.

What have you experienced as a clue?

Investigate as a result from a combination of events and things.

What have you experienced from a combination of events and things?

On to doing kaizen. p. 48 of ‘One Small Step Can Change Your Life’

“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?” (Day 15)
– w/ my app?

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 14)

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 13)
What is special about my talent of developing software?
– It will help me fund my dreams, goals.

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 12)

p. 56

“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 11)
– I break things down into smaller chunks to make things easier for me to do.

p. 62

“If I were guaranteed not to fail, what would I be doing differently?” (Day 10)

“If you are trying to reach a specific goal, ask yourself every day: What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?” (Day 9)
What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?

“What is one small step I could take to improve my health (or relationships, or career, or any other area)?” (Day 8)
What is one small step I could take to improve my career?

“Is there a person at work or in my personal life whose voice and input I haven’t heard in a long time? What small question could I ask this person?” (Day 7)

“What’s one good thing about this person?” (Day 6)

“What is one small thing that is special about me (or my spouse, or my organization)?” (Day 5)
– I’m creative.

p. 79

“1. Isolate a task either that you are afraid to do or that makes you uncomfortable. Try to give yourself at least a month before you actually have to perform this activity.” (Day 4)
– Learning Javascript through …

2. “Decide how many seconds you’re willing to devote to mind sculpture for this task each day. Make sure you allot seconds, not minutes or hours; the time commitment should be so low that you can easily fulfill its requirements every single day. Repetition is important.” (Day 3)
– Then once I reach 60 seconds, increase 1 second and stop at 01:59 minutes.

3. “When you are ready to practice mind sculpture, sit or lie down in a quiet, comfortable spot and close your eyes.” (Day 2)
– Don’t practice mind sculpture in the afternoon or at night, otherwise, you’ll fall asleep.

4. “Imagine that you are in the difficult or uncomfortable situation and looking through your own eyes around you. What do you see? What is the setting? Who’s there? What do they look like? See the expressions on their faces, the clothes they are wearing, their posture.” (Day 1)

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