I must admit that I haven’t been my usual productive self these past few weeks. I have certainly been busy, but I don’t think I am the smartest worker and thus things tend to take a little longer than usual. However, a lot of time is put in to research and planning and I don’t make big cock-ups all that often (…but they do happen every now and again).
This did remind me of a post all from six years ago, where I did seem to be in a similar rut whilst finishing off my Masters at university. These ruts do come round and seem to be be quite seasonal, so it could just be related to winter coming in. As you can probably see from the churn of posts this past week, I am slowly getting back on top of things and getting stuff in order – just need to learn to work smarter.
Get Off My Lazy Backside!! (08/05/2005)
I was supposed to write a blog to celebrate passing 1000 reads for my blog, but I even got too lazy/busy to do that!
Having two jobs whilst trying to study for a Masters can be a little tricky – seeing as postgraduate students do not get Student Loans so all the money I can get between lectures is very useful.
I have now finished all my lectures for the year, I handed in a bit of group coursework on Friday, and now have to prepare for a group presentation next week then the report the following week – been trying to get some research done but was working last night and decided to crash in front of the TV and watch a double episode of Enterprise…the one show that is slightly cool to watch Star Trek!
I am even writing a blog to avoid work, plus my room needs a clean, tidy the contents of my wallet, fix my glasses, do the washing, some ironing too, so many distractions its untrue!
Random selection of cool videos to gaze over on a bizarrely beautiful day in a supposedly winter Cape Town.
Social Media Revolution (an animated infographic on the current impact social media has on the world)
Interview with Derek Sivers
The unbalanced discovery boosts the unseen blast.
I can’t remember how I came across the video, other than a recommendation on a blog I found somewhere…
That doesn’t matter, it is still an incredible video, presented in such an original and imaginative fashion. If you’ve got about 11 minutes to spare, I highly recommend watching this video. It’s by Dan Pink, author of the book Drive.
In this video, Dan talks about what motivates us in a way that’s both creative and resonating, while doing a great job of relating to any
frustrated leaders who are trying to motivate their own teams. Go ahead and watch it; I bet you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!
“Just Keep Going, You Got Nothing To Lose” by Luke Rudkowski.
I must admit that I can relate to the opening statement by Luke that nobody talks on subways as it is much the same in London. However, I did notice that subways are much noiser than the London Underground. In London, people rarely talk amongst themselves, and when they do they keep it to a low volume.
I think the behaviour is due to so many people in the city, people subconciously don’t draw attention to themselves; that’s my verdict anyway.
“You Can’t Spell Beautiful Without Be You” by wordboner.
I am not sure if it is the yellow, or the crease lines and shadows or the fonts – perhaps even the soppy quote, just I can’t stop staring at this graphic.
A persistently tormenting person, force, or passion: The demon of drug addiction;
One who is extremely zealous, skillful, or diligent: Worked away like a demon;