The topics for today will include: Religion, Duck Face, Old Photos, Smokers and Party Girls
Dating sites are full of crazy people who have no idea what makes a good online profile. Some profiles are short and some ramble on for days with no freaking end in sight. Dating is now a full blow “Marketing Effort” and most people are failing at it. Unfortunately for legal reasons I can’t screen shot this madness and share it but I can write about it.
Here are some of my observations.
There was a point last week with the time change when 8 o’clock rolled around and I was beat and ready for bed. So I went to bed and got about 10 hours of sleep that night. I felt great the next day. So much so I started thinking.
So the other day I was looking to learn more about developing iPhone applications and take a bite out of that $4 Billion dollar a year industry and found Lynda.com.
For $25 a month you can listen to everything on the site. So I figured I could spend $50 on a book I will struggle with or $25 for a video series to let me SEE what is going on and then do it. There are other FREE tools all over the web to help you learn you just have to be willing to look for them.
I found this PDF to help with Xcode. LINK
I also found this link with lots of other stuff about Xcode and writing apps for the iPhone.
With all this said you have an endless set of online resources to help you learn and think better!
Work is a place where you can get into a rut and not have to think too much. It’s what makes experts, well, experts. They have a broad knowledge of things and have “10″ things that always resolve about 99% of the problems.
They are the big time smarty pants people who have been doing that job so long then know everything about the system or process and they don’t have to think to get out of a jam, they just do the “10 simple steps” to resolve it, it starts working and they more on.
But what happens when you have to think about things? What happens when everything you know is wrong? What happens when the “10 simple steps” don’t work?
At that point you have to start thinking.
Are you able to think about what you know. what you don’t know, and what you need to know so that you know?
I was pondering this today and it’s not easy.
There are words to describe this type of behavior but they make people who can’t think angry so I will refrain from using them at this time.
So when dealing with people who won’t think and can’t talk about a problem honestly and work through it you sometimes have to give up and walk away. This has been my week. Not that walking away is a bad thing, but it’s harder than you think. Yes there are going to be random uses of the word “think” in today’s post. And it’s my first post on here. There is a new category call “Thinking” now too….oh boy!
Last weekend as I sat around thinking about a new million dollar idea…my thinking and research lead me to AppSumo and then to Derek Sivers. Derek is a thinker, but more importantly he helps people think. Now Derek might not know this about himself, in fact he might be surprised to find this out, but he is in some circles a “muse” and this week Derek was my muse. He was kind enough to post a series of videos, called UNCOMMON SENSE, to start my thinking. He was also kind enough to answer a few emails where he helped me think about things I had not thought about in a long time. Mostly his communication to me got me to thinking. Real thinking, not the everyday thinking but some big time thinking only thinkers have.
So as the week progressed I asked people in my life a few pointed questions and got back some very interesting answers.
Some of them were funny, some of them were not, and just a few were down right thought provoking. I have written a bunch of stuff this week and plan on making thinking a part of my day.
Now the big question you all are asking is, what did you ask your friends? Well I guess you will need to be one of my friends to find out, but they know who they are and they know I appreciate it. Maybe The Patch Factory can work on them and put them into production. Before that happens, I am going to think about them some more.
Lastly my challenge to you out there reading this. When you are being a stubborn and someone is frustrated with your ideas and your not thinking, stop for just a second and actually stop being so bull headed and think about the problem. Not the other person, not your opinion, but the problem and then start to sort it out. The solution may be more simple than you think!