Life Hack #1: Adding value

This just in:  I woke up in a hotel room a couple of months ago with the thought, “I’m wasting too much of my life doing non-productive stuff.”

Now, there’s nothing wrong with being non-productive, unless you think there is.  In my case, I feel guilty when, at the end of a day I think, “Another day wasted.”

So, I put together a list of items that I thought would add value to each day.  The list has grown slightly so there are now 21 items on it.  Daily, I track my accomplishment rate; my goal being to do at least half of the items on the list.

One of those items is to watch a 30-minute lesson on one of my programs purchased from The Learning Company.  My current curriculum is on “How the Universe Works.”  This is a 96-lesson course taught by a professor from Berkeley.

Because of this one item on my checklist, I can go to bed every night knowing a little more about something than I did when I woke up.

I recommend going to www.thegreatcourses.com to have a look at the wide variety of courses you can take.  When I first went there, I would buy a course and have them send the DVD to my house.  Now, I just buy the downloadable version.  I can watch them online or download them to watch later when I don’t have a connection.

More about my “list” another time.

On the “For some reason this works” page...

My mom recommended something to me that her doctor recommended to her.  For better health, more energy and weight loss, simply take 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in the morning and then again in the evening.  I do this with about 3 ounces of water.

I’ve been doing this for about 3 weeks.  I have lost 8 pounds, without dieting, and I feel like I’m 20 years old.

Now, this could be the Placebo Affect…but who cares.  Just as long as it works.

On the “I can believe this is our president” page…

Trump now apparently remembered paying his lawyer to keep Stormy Daniels quiet.  He still says there was no affair but paid her just because.

The Ukraine was providing information the the Mueller investigation until…they wanted Trump to give them missiles.  Trump gave them missiles and they suddenly stopped helping the investigation.

Trump apparently had his private body guard go to his pre-president doctor and take all of his medical records.  This is not only illegal but speaks to Trump’s lack of ethics and reported bullying tactics.  This is bringing up the issue of “How fat is Trump…really?”  Also known as the “Girther Movement.”

There is now overwhelming evidence that the Trump Tax breaks that were supposed to raise wages and spur economic growth and more jobs are having two actual results: (1) A national deficit that exceeds anything we have seen…ever and (2) Companies using the tax break to buy back stock and enrich their investors.  No wages went up. No jobs were created.  This was extremely predictable.

On the “Facebook Free” page…

I quit Facebook on the first of May.  Interestingly, the readership on my blog has risen dramatically since then.  Still, I do miss my Facebook friends.  If you have a FB account, please consider reposting my blog posts there, from time to time.

That’s all the time I have.  The world needs saving.

Up, up and away…

Jim

 

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