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100 days from now until my birthday.

Today is day 5 of acquiring the 21 day habit of confidence by utilizing the book ‘the confidence gap’ by Russ Harris.

I read chapter 5.

I learned an important concept that Russ Harris said to etch in my mind, my memory: “workability”.

I learned 5 methods of defusing negative thoughts.

Today’s day 6 of acquiring the habit of GTD and more specifically, GTD – Organizing.

Put items on the calendar “because they have to occur on specific days.” Don’t put on “next action” lists.

Put a project “that you’re not going to be doing about for some time” onto your “Someday/Maybe” list.

Don’t put an item that you’re “Waiting For” in your “Next Actions” list. Keep it in your “Waiting For” list.

Today’s day 6 of acquiring the habit of getting organized, and more specifically, utilizing Alejandra’s PPP.

At 19:45, I watched video 5 “unrealistic perfectionist”.

In video 5, she mentions the 3rd letter of the word C.L.U.T.T.E.R., U, which stands for Unrealistic Perfectionist.

I should apply Steven Hayes ACT workbook on being a perfectionist.

I’m going to finish videos 5-9 by this Tuesday September 13th, 2016.

Today’s the 5th day habit of scientific method.

“Read, skip, and skim publications and the internet for data, ideas, and triggers for ideas for a scientific method solution.”

What physical publications and internet publications ought I to read, skip, and skim for data, ideas, and triggers for ideas for a scientific method solution regarding habit, will, digital marketing consulting, digital marketing consultant, digital marketing, marketing, consulting, consultant, SEO, search engine optimization, search engine, SEM, search engine marketing?

1 internet publication I ought to watch, listen regarding SEO is Stephen Floyd’s bulletproofseo course.

Today’s day 4 of acquiring the habit of being a full-time digital marketing consultant/SEO, meaning I spend at least 8 hours everyday including weekends being a digital marketing consultant/SEO until further notice.

Today’s day 4 of acquiring the habit of studying & utilizing http://source-wave.com/university/ .

At 19:54, I watched the 4th video of Beginner’s Classes titled ‘Choosing Niches and Offers’.

In video 4, Alex mentions the “Affiliate SEO Blueprint”.

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101 days until my birthday.

Today is day 4 of acquiring the 21 day habit of confidence by utilizing the book ‘the confidence gap’ by Russ Harris.

I read chapter 4.

I did some exercises wherein I had to notice what was going through my mind after reading what Russ had said in the book.

“ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Training) assumes that negative thoughts are not inherently problematic.”

I have assumed that negative thoughts are inherently problematic.

“Negative thoughts only become problematic if we get all caught up in them, give them all our attention, treat them as the gospel truth, allow them to control us, or get into a fight with them. The technical term for responding to our thoughts in this way is “fusion”.”

Presupposes there exists an act of getting all caught up in negative thoughts.

Presupposes there exists an act of giving negative thoughts all your attention.

Presupposes there exists an act of treating your negative thoughts as the gospel truth.

Presupposes there exists an act of allow your negative thoughts to control you.

Presupposes there exists an act of getting into a fight with your negative thoughts.

It’s hard to deal with your negative thoughts.

“When I talk about being fused with your thoughts, I mean there is no separation from them. In a state of fusion, we are completely entangled by our thoughts: we are caught up in them, pushed around by them, lost in them, or fighting with them.”

Presupposes there exists an act of being completely entangled by your thoughts.

Presupposes there exists an act of being caught up in your thoughts.

Presupposes there exists an act of being pushed around by your thoughts.

Presupposes there exists an act of being lost in your thoughts.

Presupposes there exists an act of fighting with your thoughts.

“… when we fuse with our thoughts, they have a huge impact on and influence over us. But when we defuse from our thoughts-when we separate from them and realize that they are nothing more nor less than words and pictures–then they have little or no effect on us (even if they happen to be true).”

Presupposes there exists an act of fusing with your thoughts.

Presupposes there exists an act of defusing from your thoughts.

Defusing means separating.

Presupposes there exists an act of separating from your thoughts.

Presupposes there exists an act of realizing that your thoughts are nothing more nor less than words and pictures.

If you separate from your thoughts and realize that they are nothing more nor less than words and pictures–then they have little or no effect on you (even if they happen to be true).

How do you fuse and defuse from your thoughts?

Today’s day 5 of acquring the habit of GTD and more specifically, GTD – Organizing.

“It’s critical that all of these categories be kept pristinely distinct from one another. They each represent a discrete type of agreement we make with ourselves, and if they lose their edges and begin to blend, much of the value of organizing will be lost.”

Keep all of these categories pristinely distinct from one another.

Today’s day 5 of acquring the habit of getting organized, and more specifically, utilizing Alejandra’s PPP.

At 21:56, I watched video 4 “4. Life Event”.

In video 4, she mentions the 2nd letter of the word C.L.U.T.T.E.R., L, which stands for Life Event.

An example of a “big event” in my life that is affecting my clutter is working on becoming a full-time digital marketing consultant.

I said I’ll complete watching module 1’s videos 4 – 9 by Sat. Sept. 10th, 2016.

But I procrastinated and I’m going to a bar to watch UFC 203.

I’ve been going to Boston Pizza to watch UFC lately.

But I’m curious as to how CM Punk will handle his UFC debut tonight.

So I’m not gonna finish the rest of the videos.

I started last Wednesday anyway, so I’ll finish by this Tuesday September 13th, 2016, then start module 2 the next day.

I need to and must review what I write in order to keep my resolutions.

Today’s the 4th day habit of scientific method.

“Read, skip, and skim publications and the internet for data, ideas, and triggers for ideas for a scientific method solution.”

What physical publications and internet publications ought I to read, skip, and skim for data, ideas, and triggers for ideas for a scientific method solution regarding habit, will, digital marketing consulting, digital marketing consultant, digital marketing, marketing, consulting, consultant, SEO, search engine optimization, search engine, SEM, search engine marketing?

1 physical publication I ought to re-read and quote regarding habit is the Russ Harris’ The Confidence Gap ch 4.

Today’s day 3 of acquiring the habit of being a full-time digital marketing consultant/SEO, meaning I spend at least 8 hours everyday including weekends being a digital marketing consultant/SEO until further notice.

Today’s day 3 of acquiring the habit of studying & utilizing http://source-wave.com/university/ .

At 22:12, I watched the 3rd video of Beginner’s Classes titled ‘The 4 Cores of SEO Rankings’.

In video 3, Alex mentions “the CORES of SEO” “aka What Makes Stuff Go Up and and Down”

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102 days until my birthday.

Today is day 3 of acquiring the 21 day habit of confidence by utilizing the book ‘the confidence gap’ by Russ Harris.

I read chapter 3.

There was a True or False quiz consisting of 3 questions.

I got 1 out of 3 answers right.

Russ Harris talks about 4 myths about fear.

1.) Myth: Fear is a sign of weakness.

He says “when you step out of your comfort zone, take a risk, or face a challenge, you will feel fear. That’s not weakness; it’s the natural state of affairs for normal human beings.”

2.) “Myth: Fear impairs performance”

“Fear is not your enemy, It is a powerful source of energy that can be harnessed and used for your benefit.”

Harness your fear as a powerful source of energy and use it for your benefit.

3.) “Myth: Fear holds you back”

“It is not fear that holds people back–it is their attitude toward it that keeps them stuck.”

What is your attitude towards your fear which keeps you stuck?

4.) “Myth: Confidence is the absence of fear”

“Rule 2: Genuine Confidence is not the absence of fear; it is a transformed relationship with fear.”

How do you have a transformed relationship with fear?

Today’s day 4 of acquiring the habit of GTD and more specifically, GTD – Organizing.

“There are seven primary types of things that you’ll want to keep track of and manage from an organizational perspective:”

“• A “Projects” list”
“• Project support material”
“• Calendared actions and information”
“• Next Actions lists”
“• A “Waiting For” list”
“• Reference material”
“• A “Someday/Maybe” list”

Keep track of your “Projects” list and manage it from an organizational perspective.

Keep track of your Project support material and manage it from an organizational perspective.

Keep track of your Calendared actions and information and manage them from an organizational perspective.

Keep track of your Next Actions lists and manage them from an organizational perspective.

Keep track of your “Waiting For” list and manage it from an organizational perspective.

Keep track of your Reference material and manage it from an organizational perspective.

Keep track of your “Someday/Maybe” list and manage it from an organizational perspective.

The difference between this list of “seven primary types of things to keep track of and manage from an organizational perspective” and “the main groupings into which things will go as you decide what they are and what needs to be done about them” are:

1.) “Trash” is not one of the primary types of things.

2.) “Project plans (review for actions)” is worded differently with “Project support material”. Are these 2 the same?

Today’s day 4 of acquiring the habit of getting organized, and more specifically, utilizing Alejandra’s PPP.

At 21:34, I watched video 3 “3. Compulsive Shopper”.

In video 3, she mentions we have to figure out why there’s clutter… what’s the root cause.

The 1st root cause, Compulsive Shopper, buys more stuff.

If you have to bring stuff in, you have to take stuff out.

The compulsive shopper keeps buying without purging

Since this is you, follow the 1 in 1 out rule: if you buy something, take some one thing out.

The compulsive buyer needs to downsize.

Figure out why you’re buying.

Do you need the thing you’re buying?

Limit what you’re buying.

“Less is more”

Seek experiences rather than buying things because your experiences contribute to your long-term happiness.

I’ll complete watching module 1’s videos 4 – 9 by Sat. Sept. 10th, 2016.

Today’s the 3rd day habit of scientific method.

“Read, skip, and skim publications and the internet for data, ideas, and triggers for ideas for a scientific method solution.”

What physical publications and internet publications ought I to read, skip, and skim for data, ideas, and triggers for ideas for a scientific method solution regarding habit, will, digital marketing consulting, digital marketing consultant, digital marketing, marketing, consulting, consultant, SEO, search engine optimization, search engine, SEM, search engine marketing?

1 internet publication I ought to watch, listen to regarding digital marketing consulting, digital marketing, SEO, search engine optimization is https://members.networkempire.com/

Today’s day 2 of acquiring the habit of being a full-time digital marketing consultant/SEO, meaning I spend at least 8 hours everyday including weekends being a digital marketing consultant/SEO until further notice.

Today’s day 2 of acquiring the habit of studying & utilizing http://source-wave.com/university/ .

At 21:57, I watched the 2nd video of Beginner’s Classes titled ‘How Money IS Made With SEO’.

In video 2, Alex mentions how money is made with SEO which are:
1.) Basic affiliate SEO
2.) Basic client SEO
3.) Adsense which he says is prehistoric

But these are not the only methods he mentions.

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103 days until my birthday.

Today is day 2 of acquiring the habit of confidence by utilizing the book ‘the confidence gap’ by Russ Harris.

I read chapter 2.

“Now, once again, pause for a moment and for ten seconds notice what your mind is telling you.”

My mind was telling me “this is bullshit” about what I was reading.

“So, is your mind on board for the ride, eager to find out more? Or is it saying, “This guy’s full of it. Clearly I bought the wrong book. This isn’t what I wanted to hear?”

Yeah.

“And see if you can stay open to the reality that you will not develop true confidence-in either sense of the word-by trying to eliminate fear, nerves, or anxiety. However, you will develop true confidence, in both senses of the word, once you learn how to change your relationship to fear and use it to your advantage…”

Aren’t there techniques of eliminating fear, nerves, or anxiety?

Learn how to change your relationship to fear of getting digital marketing consulting/SEO clients.

Learn how to change your relationship to fear of doing digital marketing consulting.

Learn how to change your relationship to fear of doing SEO.

Use your learning of how to change your relationship to fear to your advantage.

Use your learning of how to change your relationship to fear of getting digital marketing consulting clients/SEO to your advantage.

Use your learning of how to change your relationship to fear of doing digital marketing consulting to your advantage.

Use your learning of how to change your relationship to fear of doing SEO to your advantage.

Today’s day 3 of acquiring the habit of GTD and more specifically, GTD – Organizing.

“The outer ring of the Workflow Diagram shows the main groupings into which things will go as you decide what they are and what needs to be done about them.”

“The main groupings into which things will go as you decide what they are and what needs to be done about them” are:
1.) Trash
2.) Someday/maybe (tickler file; hold for review)
3.) Reference (retrievable when required)
4.) Calendar (to do at a specific time)
5.) Next actions (to do as soon as I can)
6.) Waiting (for someone else to do)
7.) Projects (planning) –> 8.) Project plans (review for actions)

What’s the difference between 7.) Projects (planning) and 8.) Project plans (review for actions)?

Today’s day 3 of acquiring the habit of getting organized, and more specifically, utilizing Alejandra’s PPP.

I watched video 2 “2. Mental Clutter”.

In video 2, she mentions when physical clutter exists, mental clutter exists.

She explains what each kind of clutter means.

Physical clutter causes mental clutter.

I’ll complete watching module 1’s videos 3 – 9 by Sat. Sept. 10th, 2016.

Today’s the 3rd day habit of scientific method.

“Read, skip, and skim publications and the internet for data, ideas, and triggers for ideas for a scientific method solution.”

What physical publications and internet publications ought I to read, skip, and skim for data, ideas, and triggers for ideas for a scientific method solution regarding habit, will, digital marketing consulting, digital marketing consultant, digital marketing, marketing, consulting, consultant, SEO, search engine optimization, search engine, SEM, search engine marketing?

1 internet publication I ought to watch, listen to regarding SEO is http://source-wave.com/university/

Today’s day 1 of acquiring the habit of being a digital marketing consultant/SEO.

Today’s day 1 of acquiring the habit of studying & utilizing http://source-wave.com/university/ .

I watched the 1st video of Beginner’s Classes titled ‘Getting Started With SEO’.

In video 1, Alex mentions the Goals which are:
1.) Complete understand of SEO
2.) All the essentials covered
3.) Able to easily move onto the advanced sections

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Today is day 1 of acquiring the habit of confidence by utilizing the book ‘the confidence gap’ by Russ Harris.

I read chapter 1.

I considered what I would do if I had more confidence.

I wrote a Life-Change list.

Identify the main causes of your low self-condifence: excessive expectations, harsh self-judgment, preoccupation with fear, lack of experience, or lack of skill.

All 5 are the main causes of my low self-confidence.

Confidence Cycle: practice the skills of digital marketing consulting, apply the skills of digital marketing consulting effectively, assess the results of applying the skills of digital marketing consulting, and modify as needed.

Practice the skills of SEO, apply the skills of SEO effectively, assess the results of applying the skills of SEO, and modify as needed.

Today’s day 2 of acquring the habit of GTD and more specifically, GTD – Organizing.

Have your physical organization system be better than your mental organization system in order for “your mind to let go of lower-evel thinking and graduate to intuitive focusing, undistracted by matters that haven’t been dealt with appropriately.” (p. 138)

“Initially process “in””, “create lists and groupings of things you want to organize”, “think of additional items to include.” (p. 138)

“Process your stuff”, “test out whether you have put everything in the best place for you.” (p.38)

Today’s day 2 of acquring the habit of getting organized, and more specifically, utilizing Alejandra’s PPP.

I watched video 1 “1. Welcome from Alejandra”.

In video 1, she mentions to download and print the checklist that lists out step by step what to do to get organized.

I’ve previously downloaded and printed this checklist when I was setting up my PPP binder.

There are 9 videos in module 1 in total.

I’ll complete watching module 1’s videos 2 – 9 by Sat. Sept. 10th, 2016.

Today I was thinking of concentrating on only 1 goal which is related to being a digital marketing consultant and SEO.

Thus, I’ll utilize the scientific method on being a digital marketing consultant and SEO.

What is digital marketing consulting?

What is a digital marketing consultant?

What is digital marketing?

What is marketing?

What is consulting?

What is a consultant?

What is SEO?

What is an SEO?

What is search engine optimization?

What is a search engine?

What is SEM?

What is an SEM?

What is search engine marketing?

Why does digital marketing consulting exist?

Why does a digital marketing consultant exist?

Why does digital marketing exist?

Why does marketing exist?

Why does consulting exist?

Why does a consultant exist?

Why does SEO exist?

Why does an SEO exist?

Why does a search engine exist?

Why does SEM, search engine marketing exist?

Why does an SEM exist?

Which is digital marketing consulting?

Which is a digital marketing consultant?

Which is digital marketing?

Which is marketing?

Which is consulting?

Which is a consultant?

Which is SEO?

Which is an SEO?

Which is a search engine?

Which is SEM, search engine marketing?

Which is an SEM?

Where is digital marketing consulting?

Where is a digital marketing consultant?

Where is digital marketing?

Where is marketing?

Where is consulting?

Where is a consultant?

Where is SEO?

Where is an SEO?

Where is a search engine?

Where is SEM, search engine marketing?

Where is an SEM?

When is digital marketing consulting?

When is a digital marketing consultant?

When is digital marketing?

When is marketing?

When is consulting?

When is a consultant?

When is SEO?

When is an SEO?

When is a search engine?

When is SEM, search engine marketing?

When is an SEM?

Who is a digital marketing consultant?

Who is a digital marketer?

Who is a marketer?

Who is a consultant?

Who is an SEO?

Who is an SEM?

How does digital marketing consulting exist?

How does a digital marketing consultant exist?

How does digital marketing exist?

How does marketing exist?

How does consulting exist?

How does SEO exist?

How does an SEO exist?

How does a search engine exist?

How does SEM, search engine marketing exist?

How does an SEM exist?

If digital marketing consulting exists, then what?

If a digital marketing consultant exists, then what?

If digital marketing exists, then what?

If marketing exists, then what?

If consulting exists, then what?

If SEO exists, then what?

If an SEO exists, then what?

If a search engine exists, then what?

If SEM, search engine marketing exists, then what?

If an SEM exists, then what?

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105 days from today is my birthday.

I’ve been thinking of acquiring new habits, re-acquiring some habits I stopped practising, and leaving some old habits.

I’m going to utilize the scientific method to know what habits are and how to form, build, acquire, re-acquire those that I want, and leave and destroy those I don’t want.

I’m going to test the 21 day habit theory to see if it takes 21 days to form a habit.

I’m going to test whether habits such as a skill, knowledge, or expertise can be broken down into smaller habits and acquire each of them in 21 days each.

Last night I thought about getting organized especially by my birthday which is in 105 days.

I have this getting organized program by Alejandra Costello called Power Productivity Program or PPP for short.

There are 5 modules in it and I was going to focus on each module for 21 days and finish in 105 days.

But I’ve decided today after reading the module 1 that I can’t wait 20 more days to move on to module 2.

So I’m going to apply Benjamin Franklin’s method of paying attention on 1 virtue during a whole week.

I’m going to test Benjamin Franklin’s 1 virtue/week method on other habits I want to acquire or knowledge or skills I want to learn.

Also, I’m going to test the 21 day theory on acquiring the habit of doing GTD.

There are 5 phases in GTD, so if I concentrate on 1 phase during the 21 days, then by Dec 20th, I’ll have the habit of doing GTD.

But I’m going to first concentrate on the 3rd phase – Organizing.

The reasons being are because it was suggested in the Road to Black Belt Webinar Part 1 – Organizing by David Allen’s coaching team.

And also because this 3rd phase coincides with utilizing Alejandra Costello’s PPP.

I know Benjamin Franklin started each virtue on Sunday, but it’s better to start today than wait.

On to utilizing the scientific method, and more specifically, step or stage #1 – Curious Observation
“Scientific Method Lesson:

Develop the Attribute of Curiosity

You will use it throughout.

Constantly observe! – Ask questions: What, Why, Which, Where, When, Who, How, and If.”

What is a habit?

Why is a habit? Why does a habit exist? What are the causes of a habit?

Which is a habit?

Where is a habit? Where does a habit exist?

When is a habit? When does a habit exist? When does a habit cease to exist? When is a habit formed, built, acquired?

Who is a habit? Who is the agent of a habit meaning who effects a habit? Who is a recepient of a habit?

How is a habit? How does a habit exist? Asking how entails the process, the means, the way, the efficient cause(s).

If it is a habit, then what?

“Visualize what might be. Accept nothing as “fact.””

What might be a habit?

“Be an innovator! – Cultivate curiosity to find and develop new ideas.”

Also, I want to utilize the scientific method on will-power in order to have a strong will.

What is a will?

Why is a will? Why does a will exist? What are the causes of a will?

Which is a will?

Where is the will? Where does the will exist?

When is a will? When does the will exist? When does the will cease to exist? When is a will formed, built, acquired? When is a strong will formed, built, acquired?

Who is a will? Who is the agent of a will, meaning who effects the will? Who is a recepient of a will?

How is a will? How does a will exist? What is the process, means, way for a will to exist? What are the efficient causes of a will?

If it is a will, then what?

What might be a will?

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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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