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Warren Buffet's Principle (The Little Game, Part 3 of 3)

[Note: Some of you won't like this, and that's cool—we all own our own photography. It just means this post isn't for you, that's all. Don't sweat it—even excellent treatments can't be good for every patient.] For those of you playing along, in Part 1 you wrote down 25 categories that your photography falls into; in Part 2 you prioritized them or ranked their importance to you. Here's the big idea: You should not only concentrate on your Top Five categories, but also actively avoid the other twe...
Tags: Photography, Omaha, Warren Buffett, Buffett, Flint, Michael Johnston, James Clear, Don, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Scott Dinsmore, Photographic aesthetics, Mike Flint

The ABCs of Cultivating Practice: How to Get Where You Want to Be

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Yvonne Ator, MD, MPH. “One, two, three…! I’ve got this! Four, five, six… Easy day! Hooyah!” Gasping, I bear-crawled through the sand, step by tiny step, my legs and abs clenching with cramps, tears dripping down my salt-stained face. I collapsed mid-crawl…face in the sand. I tried to get up but collapsed again. I was in trouble. It was the fifth hour of a six-hour physical crucible event called 20X, a SEALFIT program designed to help participants discover ...
Tags: Navy, Life Lessons, Lifehacks, Pacific, Personal Development, Empowerment, Flourishing, Gallup, Kristin Neff, Courage Foundation, Scott Dinsmore, Mark Divine, Motivation/Inspiration, Yvonne Ator MD MPH, Unbeatable Mind Coach Training Program

One Simple Shift to Turn Life Into an Adventure

By Leo Babauta When I was young, I would run barefoot through the jungles of Guam, being chased by bad guys, imagining I was on an Indiana Jones-style adventure. The world was filled with possibility, excitement, discovery, exploration, and a delicious sense of danger and the unknown lurking in the darkness. It was fun, play, and curiosity. Adulthood and the responsibilities of family and work all did their best to beat out this sense of adventure, and create a sense of routine and discipline i...
Tags: Inspiration, Indiana Jones, Bay Area, Scott, Leo Babauta, Scott Dinsmore, Adventure & Health

What’s Been Going on Behind the Scenes at PF

Over the last year, we’ve shipped more courses, products, and programs than we had in the previous five years, and there’s been a flood of both new and old posts being published here and at Medium. I wanted to take a bit to let you know what’s going on behind the scenes, and to show you that, we need to do a bit of retrospective. It’s been awhile, so we have lots to catch up on. I’m going to go almost all the way back to the beginning for two reasons: 1) we have a lot of new readers (we’ve doub...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Life, Africa, America, Experience, Personal, Chelsea, Portland, Army, Lincoln, Portland Oregon, Lifehacks, Donald Trump, Conversations, Authenticity

How To Make Your Presentation Message Stand the Test of Time

Anyone can give a presentation. No, really. Anyone in the entire world can deliver a presentation. They can highlight a few main points. They can flip through some PowerPoint or Keynote slides. But, not many people can give a talk with a highly durable presentation message. If you’ve taken the Badge assessment, you have likely discovered your presentation persona. Did you score as one of the following profiles? Performer Befriender Activator Scientist Director Demonstrator Navigator Educator If ...
Tags: Time, Content, Speaking, Don, Scott, Presentation Hacks, Scott Dinsmore, Durability, Presentation Message, Better Listeners Fun Ways

What I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Zen Habits

By Leo Babauta Unbelievably, this month marks 10 years since I started Zen Habits. I’ve had an amazing decade, and I’d like to reflect on those years today. I’ve seen so much change in the last 10 years that I can’t possibly reflect on all of it. Just a few examples of how my life has changed: Zen Habits became my career. I had a full-time job (and was a freelance writer) when I started the blog in January 2007, with no idea it would change my life. A few months in, I decided that Zen Habits c...
Tags: California, Inspiration, San Francisco, About, Eva, Bay Area, Guam, Leo Babauta, Davis California, Scott Dinsmore

Transitions Always Take Longer Than We’d Like

Transitions always take longer than we’d like and than we anticipate. One of the biggest reasons for the difference between how long transitions take and how long we think they should take is that we overestimate our ability to change on the fly and underestimate the sticking power that comes from the one-two punch of personal habits and social expectations. I’ve been living in a particularly intense transition for nearly a year, so I’ve had plenty of time to think about this and work through th...
Tags: Small Business, Life, Personal, Lifehacks, Focus, Personal Development, Authenticity, Flourishing, Scott, Angela, Heraclitus, Jeffrey Davis, Scott Dinsmore

Pulse #89: You’re Always Changing and So Should Your Systems

A big focus for our team this month is going through our processes and systems to make sure they’re working for us rather than against us. Much to my team’s chagrin sometimes, I’m always monitoring and tweaking things, but I’ve elevated it to a quarterly objective. Why the project elevation? I’m glad you asked. Yesterday marked a year since Scott Dinsmore and his passing catalyzed a lot of changes in Team PF. We were already at capacity when Scott passed and it was flat-out impossibl...
Tags: Chelsea, Lifehacks, Steve, Infusionsoft, Scott, Jenny, Jeffrey Davis, Scott Dinsmore, Sanebox, The Pulse, Sanebox Sanebox

Get Your Priorities Straight: 6 Proven Steps

Note: This post is written by Jane Cui Do you want to start a new blog? Play the piano? Lose weight? Get rid of debt? Spend more time with family and friends? In this article, I want to show you how you can do everything you’ve dreamt of doing. But the secret is – you can’t do everything at once. You have to prioritize, and focus on completing two or three things before you move on to other endeavors. In his TED talk, Scott Dinsmore talks about getting your priorities straight so that you can do...
Tags: Time Management, Warren Buffett, Lifehacks, Purpose, Buffett, Don, Charles Duhigg, Scott Dinsmore, Jobcase, Jane Cui

Essential Zen Habits of 2015

By Leo Babauta What a year it has been. This past year has been filled with personal tragedy, triumphs, travel, connection with friends, creation, and learning. And I’ve been able to have all of you with me, all year. I’m deeply grateful for that. Some big things happened for me this year: My dad died. A year ago, my dad was in the hospital and then died in early January. It affected me all year, and I miss him today. Read more: The Art of Being My Dad. My friend Scott died. Scott was one of m...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Uncategorized, Chelsea, Paris, Eva, Scott, Leo Babauta, Scott Dinsmore, Seattle L A Portland Europe Melbourne, Hong Kong Vietnam Thailand Tokyo

How to find work you love | Scott Dinsmore

Scott Dinsmore quit a job that made him miserable, and spent the next four years wondering how to find work that was joyful and meaningful. He shares what he learned in this deceptively simple talk about finding out what matters to you — and then getting started doing it. [Author: [email protected] (TED Conferences LLC)]
Tags: Higher Education, Scott Dinsmore