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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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167 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 14th day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

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

I will execute the scientific method on:

– acquiring the wisdom and knowledge of being a software developer

“STEP OR STAGE #1 of the Scientific Method

CURIOUS OBSERVATION

“Need project – Looking or brainstorming for problems or fields to investigate.”

Look for problems to investigate.

What problems must I investigate?

Brainstorm for problems to investigate.

How?

Look for fields to investigate.

What fields must I investigate?
– software development
– SAAS
– start ups

Brainstorm for fields to investigate.

How?

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 14)
– w/ my app?

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 13)

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 12)
What is special about my talent of developing software?
– It will help me achieve my goals..

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 11)

p. 56

“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 10)

p. 62

“If I were guaranteed not to fail, what would I be doing differently?” (Day 9)

“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 8)
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 7)
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 6)

“What’s one good thing about this person?” (Day 5)

“What is one small thing that is special about me (or my spouse, or my organization)?” (Day 4)
– I’m analytical.

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 3)

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 2)
– 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 1)
– Do this 1st thing in the morning when you wake up so that you’re fresh.

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168 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 13th day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

Today’s the 4th 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

“Previous experience – You have some thing or theory to investigate.”

What is your previous experience?

What is something you have to investigate?

What is something you have previous experience of that you have to investigate?

What theory do you have to investigate?
– 80/20 rule
– Parkinson’s law

What is a theory? How does a theory exist?

What theory do you have previous experience of that you have 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 13)
– w/ my app?

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 12)

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 11)
What is special about my talent of developing software?
– I get to develop software that will improve facets of my life: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. How?

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 10)

p. 56

“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 9)
– I focused and finished something that had to be done.
p. 62

“If I were guaranteed not to fail, what would I be doing differently?” (Day 8)

“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 7)
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 6)
What is one small step I could take to improve my career?
– Mind Sculpture.

“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 5)

“What’s one good thing about this person?” (Day 4)

“What is one small thing that is special about me (or my spouse, or my organization)?” (Day 3)
– I’m determined.

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 2)
– Learning Javascript through a coding bootcamp.

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 1)
– 30 seconds, then increase 1 second every day until I’m at 60 seconds.

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169 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 12th day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.
“STEP OR STAGE #1 of the Scientific Method

CURIOUS OBSERVATION

“Scientific Method Lesson:

Where Does Problem Origination
or Discovery Begin?

The answer is “no particular place.” Some of the more typical instances are:

Things that you feel might fill a need – or that irritate or perplex you.”

What are the things that you feel might fill a need?

What might fill a need?

What is a need?

noun

noun: need; plural noun: needs
1.
circumstances in which something is necessary, or that require some course of action; necessity.
“the basic human need for food”
synonyms: necessity, obligation, requirement, call, demand
“there’s no need to apologize”
2.
a thing that is wanted or required.
“his day-to-day needs”
synonyms: requirement, essential, necessity, want, requisite, prerequisite, demand, desideratum
“basic human needs”
3.
the state of requiring help, or of lacking basic necessities such as food.
“help us in our hour of need”
synonyms: neediness, want, poverty, deprivation, privation, hardship, destitution, indigence
“their need was particularly pressing”
difficulty, trouble, distress;
crisis, emergency, urgency, extremity
“my hour of need”
needy, necessitous, deprived, disadvantaged, underprivileged, poor, impoverished, poverty-stricken, destitute, impecunious, indigent;
formal penurious
“these children are in need”

Origin

Old English nēodian (verb), nēod, nēd (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch nood and German Not ‘danger.’

What are the things that irritate you?

ir·ri·tate
ˈirəˌtāt/
verb
verb: irritate; 3rd person present: irritates; past tense: irritated; past participle: irritated; gerund or present participle: irritating
make (someone) annoyed, impatient, or angry.
“his tone irritated her”
synonyms: annoy, vex, make angry, make cross, anger, exasperate, irk, gall, pique, nettle, put out, antagonize, get on someone’s nerves, try someone’s patience, ruffle someone’s feathers, make someone’s hackles rise; infuriate, madden, provoke, pester, rub the wrong way; informal aggravate, hassle, miff, rile, needle, get to, bug, get in someone’s hair, get under someone’s skin, get someone’s dander up, rattle someone’s cage, get/put someone’s back up, drive mad/crazy, drive someone around the bend, drive up the wall, drive bananas, tee off, tick off, burn up, rankle, ride
“they seem to enjoy irritating me”
annoyed, cross, angry, vexed, exasperated, irked, piqued, nettled, put out, fed up, disgruntled, in a bad mood, in a temper, testy, in a huff, huffy, aggrieved;
irate, infuriated, incensed;
informal aggravated, peeved, miffed, mad, riled, hot under the collar, teed off, ticked off, PO’d, sore;
archaic wroth
“we had never before seen the commissioner so irritated”
antonyms: pacify, good-humored
cause inflammation or other discomfort in (a part of the body).
synonyms: inflame, aggravate; More
antonyms: soothe
BIOLOGY
stimulate (an organism, cell, or organ) to produce an active response.
Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense ‘excite, provoke’): from Latin irritat- ‘irritated,’ from the verb irritare .

Lazy people.

What are the things that perplex you?

per·plex
pərˈpleks
verb
verb: perplex; 3rd person present: perplexes; past tense: perplexed; past participle: perplexed; gerund or present participle: perplexing
(of something complicated or unaccountable) cause (someone) to feel completely baffled.
“she was perplexed by her husband’s moodiness”
synonyms: puzzle, baffle, mystify, bemuse, bewilder, confound, confuse, disconcert, dumbfound, throw, throw/catch off balance, exercise, worry; informal flummox, be all Greek to, stump, bamboozle, floor, beat, faze, fox; informal discombobulate
“the bizarre notes left at each of these crime scenes perplexed us”
puzzling, baffling, mystifying, mysterious, bewildering, confusing, disconcerting, worrying, unaccountable, difficult to understand, beyond one, paradoxical, peculiar, funny, strange, weird, odd
“he was famous for solving the most perplexing cases”
dated
complicate or confuse (a matter).
“they were perplexing a subject plain in itself”

Origin

late 15th century (as the adjective perplexed ): from the obsolete adjective perplex ‘bewildered,’ from Latin perplexus ‘entangled,’ based on plexus ‘interwoven,’ from the verb plectere .

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 12)
– w/ my app? Ability to be happy.

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 11)
– Read books of authors on happiness. For ex., Aristotle.

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 10)
What is special about my talent of developing software?
– I get to satisfy my curiosity.

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 9)
– Computer programming.

p. 56

“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 8)
– I was assertive.
p. 62

“If I were guaranteed not to fail, what would I be doing differently?” (Day 7)

“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 6)
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 5)
What is one small step I could take to improve my career?
– Write notes on 3 * 5 index cards on how 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 4)

“What’s one good thing about this person?” (Day 3)

“What is one small thing that is special about me (or my spouse, or my organization)?” (Day 2)
– 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 1)
– Learning Javascript.

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170 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 11th day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

“STEP OR STAGE #1 of the Scientific Method

CURIOUS OBSERVATION

“Scientific Method Observation

Curious observation is the start of the inductive process. Discovery of new problems, ideas, theories, decisions needed, and problem prevention usually begin with curious observation using the five senses: smelling, tasting, hearing, feeling, seeing.”

What does ‘observation’ mean? Does it mean primarily noticing something through seeing?

Ok so he refers to the ‘inductive process’ which is the process of going from particulars to the general.

Utilize your five senses of seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting, smelling in order to discover new problems, ideas, theories, decisions needed, and problem prevention.

How do I utilize my five senses of seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting, smelling in order to discover new problems, ideas, theories, decisions needed, and problem prevention?

Discover new problems. What new problems are there? What does Edmund mean by ‘problem’? Is it the same as Simon & Newell’s? Cf ‘The Complete Problem Solver’.

Discover new ideas. New ideas are a result of combining two old ideas.

What new theories must be discovered?

What decisions needed must be made?

What problem prevention must be made?

“Instruments and tools can be used to help extend these senses. Use your sense perceptions and projections visually and mentally. Turn thoughts over and over in your mind. Use reasoning, your imagination, and introspection. Being in the right mood, motivated, and sensitive helps! Train your mind to interpret what you see. Learn to be a problem solver.”

What are these instruments and tools that can be used to help extend my five senses to discover new problems, ideas, theories, decisions needed, and problem prevention?

Does he mean by using your projections visually to diagram, sketch, etc?

Perhaps he means to use your five senses externally and internally?

Turn thoughts over and over in your mind.

Use reasoning. use deductive and inductive reasoning.

Use your imagination.

Use introspection. What does Edmund mean by introspection?

Be motivated. What motivates you? How do you motivate yourself?

To train your mind to interpret what you see requires being ‘objective’ because of the perceptual filters that I have which influences how I interpret what I see.

Training presupposes habit, therefore create this habit.

Learn to be a problem solver. Cf. Hayes’ ‘The Complete Problem Solver’.

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 11)
– w/ my app? Ability to be more effective.

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 10)
– Quora

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 9)
What is special about my talent of developing software?
– I get to leave a legacy.

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 8)
– Podcasting.

p. 56

“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 7)
– I won an auction bid on ebay.

p. 62

“If I were guaranteed not to fail, what would I be doing differently?” (Day 6)

“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 5)
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 4)
What is one small step I could take to improve my career?
– Bullet journal the improvement 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 3)

“What’s one good thing about this person?” (Day 2)

“What is one small thing that is special about me (or my spouse, or my organization)?”
– I’m curious and love to learn new things.

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