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Casey Neistat- "Doin' it Right"

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Enough education- let us start blinking on the radar for change! 

Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule

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In his book, Outliers, Malcom Gladwell references a study by Anders Ericsson (see link below) to support his thesis on people who work toward success and greatness in their lives. Throughout his research, Gladwell found that the most prominent crossover relating these peoples' success was 10,000 hours of time spent in "deliberate practice and coaching" within their field of study.

Sometimes I feel as though this time spent perfecting our craft separates us from those who are not. On the other hand, I have to believe that this calm before the storm or the preparation before the fight in the expert in all of us does allow an "Outlying" vantage point in which we are able to more aptly contribute to societal gaps. We are living somewhere between 1 and 10,000 hours...

Last week I came across a similar idea in a TED talk by Jane McGonigal, founder of Gameful whose secret mission is to change the world through gaming (see link below). She speaks on Gladwell's the…

When in Doubt...

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What makes the present moment so desirable is that it is not a memory nor a future. In order to feel alive within it we must BE in it.
As I sit here on the point of Hanauma Bay Crater with the sun on my thoughts and the waves in my senses it is apparent why the present moment can not be summoned like a memory. With each new passing of time the present moment is both born and killed...yet remains to exist between this very gap (like the thought between). In it no emotion, thought or knowledge seems likely to survive…only our connection with its unwritten energy. Might this ability to exist within be what defines “being alive”? Human beings are quite possibly the only life force that dwell in three different frames: memory, present, and future. Animals and vegetation, although granted a similar biological clock, have a different awareness of time (I have ever seen a dog with a conscious 3”x5” notecard to-do list or a flower that is fretting over its last pollination partner) as do the f…