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Hello friends. Just letting you know I am offering my eBook The Simple Art Of Bodybuilding: A Practical Guide To Training And Nutrition for FREE on Amazon over the weekend.
I am offering it free because if it gets a lot of downloads it increases visibility within amazon which will boost sales after the promotion. So a download with no intention of reading is still appreciated.
It would be pretty awesome if we all had plenty of mental energy to stay motivated and disciplined all day long, to be highly productive and highly creative whenever we needed, and to always feel vibrant and optimistic about the future.
However, the more you try to control elements of your life – whether it is to improve your health, wealth, social life or whatever – the more apparent it is how finite and scarce this “mental energy” can be.
In particular, it seems that whenever we use willpower – in any form and for any reason – we are using up resources from this pool of mental energy, much faster than the pool is replenished.
Psychologists have carried out plenty of experiments that strongly appear to confirm this model of willpower – Jason Shen and Sebastian recently put together a great post about it here: http://sebastianmarshall.com/developing-willpower-by-jason-shen which is very much worth reading if you haven't already!
Psychologists have also shown that decisions on matters that affect us can deplete the same mental resource as willpower. In some sense, these decisions and willpower are the same:
I've noticed a common trend that whenever a guy gets dumped or divorced, he immediately says the girl was "crazy".
Are women crazy? Sometimes....
I don't know if I would use the word crazy, but they are definately more emotional than men. They also generally "act out" more on emotions than common logic.
A month ago or so I wrote a post called, No One Cares if you Buy a Rolex. If you didn't read it and don't feel like doing any link-clicking, the gist of it was that when I was younger I bought a Rolex, assuming that people would be really impressed, but in the end no one noticed or cared. You can't buy your way into being interesting.
Ironically, in writing that post, I remembered how much I loved my Rolex, despite the fact that no one else cared about it. At the same time, I had stopped really using the advanced features of the Suunto GPS watch that I had, and was thinking about getting some different watch.
Ever since the first NEX-5 came out, I've been trumpeting its strong points. With the notable exception of the amazing new Sony RX1, the NEX-5 series is the smallest camera with an APS-C or bigger sensor. In other words, it's the smallest camera that you can really get professional level shots out of. The two big features that I've wanted ever since Sony came out with this camera are in-camera charging so that I don't have to carry around a separate charger, and an audio-in port.
The built in microphone is acceptable, but if there's any amount of wind or background noise, audio quality degrades very quickly. Despite the incredible optical quality of the camera, the audio quality when recording videos has been its Achilles' heel, making many videos unusable. All that Sony would need to do to fix this is put a tiny little microphone jack on the camera. The new NEX-6 and the NEX-7 both have microphone jacks, but getting that jack isn't worth the (admittedly small) increase in camera size.
I'm leaving for Eastern Europe at the beginning of August and would love to take advantage of the trip to earn miles.
I've been rejected for two rewards cards.Boo.
Any ideas on how to best take advantage (mileage wise) of my trip?
It's been a while since my last post regarding Rialta alternatives. Since the Austin meetup and seeing the inside of John Wes' Rialta, I'm fully convinced that I could handle (and probably enjoy) living in one. I've been keeping my eye out for Rialtas, but another coach has caught my eye in a big way: The Pleasure Way Ascent.
It's pricier than the Rialta (I've seen used 08's going for ~$40k) but has a much lower profile and has the advantage of being newer.
Anyone have any experience with these (or other Rialta alternatives)?
Selling my Macbook Pro, switching over to the windows side of things. Looking for a high-value laptop in the $700-$1000 pricepoint with enough processing speed/upgradeable memory to last me for the next 2-4 years.
Characteristics I'm looking for:
I know Tynan has made some laptop recommendations, but I know technology changes fast. Wondering if anyone else has found some gems. Thanks guys :-)