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"I got more views in one hour than I got in a month." -Mariano
Paulo Ribeiro is a Brazilian entrepreneur, writer and avid reader. I have know him for a little over a year. In that time, he has become one of the most well-connected Brazilian bloggers; especially within the English-speaking blogging community.
Many economists believe that, despite the worldwide recession, Brazil, the 5th most populated country in the world, is thriving.
American money has been pouring into the Brazilian E-Commerce Market:
-Quinstreet is a publicly traded educational lead company out of the US. They opened an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil
-Descomplica is Brazilan SAT type education provider that Peter Thiel invested in.
In the past couple of years, showing off your Everyday carry (EDC) online has become quite popular on Pinterest, blogs, and Instagram (search #edc). Wikipedia defines it as ‘a small collection of tools, equipment and supplies that are carried on a daily basis to assist in tackling situations ranging from the mundane to the disastrous.’ I’m in no way a disaster preparedness type of guy but I have found certain tools to be very useful on a daily basis.
I prefer to keep it simple and minimal. The fewer things you carry, then the fewer things that you can lose or forget to bring with you. One tip is to carry the same items in the same pocket, day in and day out. For example, my cell phone is always in my left pocket and my keys are in my right pocket.
This is what I carry with me on a daily basis.
Hey Friends !
LG- Life's Good :)
In last few days found a treasure, literally I feel that. I came across a completely new world which was unknown to me. Zenhabits.net by Leo, Severs.org by Derek, and Minimalists.com. These three gentlemen have changed my mindset. I bought two books (kindle versions) 1) Zen to done and 2) Essays on Minimalists. Both books are eye opener to me.
I have made few changes in my lifestyle in last three days.
1) Being in present :- I knew the concept via "the of power of now" but found new ideas to implement it. I read a lot of OSHO (Mystic) from osho.com. Leo babauta's concept of working on one task at a time is helping me. I am now avoiding multitasking. Thank you Leo.
La filmo estas malbone kvalita, sed la sono estas plej grava.
I have collected below 10 quotes from Robert Greene's book, 48 Laws of Power.
Emphasis mine. I have collected these quotes, and will provide commentary on these quotes in the coming posts.
One of the biggest mistakes I see with people who obtain new information, or wake up, is that their first instinct is to tell everyone else about it. When I first read about silver and its investment potential, I wanted to tell everyone I knew about. I saw the coming storm ahead, and determined silver was going to be the best way to get through it. I told all my friends and family only to have an incredibly limited success rate. With some of my friends not buying until silver was already up by 50 to 100%, then getting wiped out the following decline. I’m incredibly grateful for all that experience taught me.
When you're first learning about an issue, solution, or idea, it is very unlikely that you are going to explain it in simple and logical terms. It is more likely that you will skip through important facts that to you, seem to be self-evident, but to other, make no sense at all. It is also likely that people will think that you are personally attacking how they live or their views on the world. This is only make people defensive and unable to hear what you are saying. And if what you’re talking about is a solution, how do you even know that it is right for the person you’re talking too. Seeing my friends sell out of silver because of the downside volatility helped me to realize that things that work for me, don’t work for everyone else.
Solutions tend to be very personalized, and new perspectives of the world will be coloured by your previous life experiences. The best thing to do in a lot of cases is to keep your mouth shut, and figure out how to apply the idea, or implement the solution. When people feel like they are getting attacked, they will look at you with critical eyes, and figure out any inconsistencies in the way you live. We all have this grand vision of the world and how it should be, but preaching isn't the way to get there. “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. When you live out what you’re talking about, you are personally creating that change in the world. And going forward, it makes it an easier conversation to have with those around you. Instead of attacking their identity, you are simply talking about things that you are doing in your own life. While it is still highly unlikely that they will change anything in their life, the potential is there because their brain is more likely to be in a state to think about multiple potentials.
By focusing on making the changes yourself, not only are you more likely to do them, but it will also open you up to making more changes in different areas. I think that we don’t even need to “wake up” anybody else, if just the people who were awake would stand up and make the changes that they know are necessary, 90% of our problems would be solved. I know that I don’t want fluoride in my water, but I haven’t told my local council member that. I know that BPA is bad for me, but I still buy cans of beans that aren't BPA free. But I also don’t beat myself up about these things, the point is only to focus on yourself before preaching to other.
I was very reluctant to implement themes in SETT. The way I saw it, if we controlled the theme, we could really optimize it for things that people care about -- subscriptions, views, comments, etc. But time and time again, the one thing that was stopping new people from moving to SETT was that they wanted their blog to look unique. Fair enough.
For the past four months, my focus has been building out the theming system. I wasn't surprised that figuring out a theming language and adapting SETT to use it would take two months, but I was surprised that it took another two month to build a theme editor.
The real challenge was to build a theming system that would accomodate users of all skill levels. I wanted advanced users to have access to the full range of capabilities, including Bootstrap integration, LESS stylesheet compiling, and dynamically changing values. At the same time, I wanted very beginners to have a fighting chance at editing an existing theme to change just one thing or two. In the middle of those two, I wanted people with HTML and CSS, but no programming, experience to be able to design a good theme.
On top of all that, the editing experience must be good. No one wants to edit files on their computer and then upload them to see if they worked. Previews should be near instant, and it should be possible to edit multiple files at once online, just as we'd do with a standalone editor.
This site is about finding ways to improve your ability to improve yourself. Integral to this is utilising meta-habits; habits that enhance your ability to adopt other habits.
To get started, here are five meta-habits that can serve as a foundation for continuous growth.
"Give a man your points, he'll travel cheap for a day.
Teach a man to earn his own points, he'll travel cheap for a lifetime"
--Unknown Travel Guru
The picture above was taken in Lima, Peru from the runway of the Jorge Chavez International Airport.