In this video, I’m playing Starcraft 2, very hard level for 1st time. In an unknown map, against unknown computer opponent. And I get ambushed by a tactic I’ve never seen before.
Had mouse hovering over “surrender,” then I decide to try something…
A few days ago, I spoke about beating Super Mario 3 for the first time & how it helped smash a 22yr old limiting belief.
In short, a limiting belief is something we think to be true, that is actually untrue.
“I’ll never be able to beat super mario 3.”
“I’ll never play the guitar.”
“I’ll never date a girl.”
Whatever. [Click here to read more, dude...]
“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line.” – Ross Perot
One of the most frustrating issues of the past couple months has been my iPhone 4s refusing to connect to my home wifi router.
I tried everything everyone suggested
1. iPhone settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings
Did not work.
2. Turn iPhone off, then on.
Did not work.
3. Log into router & hit refresh.
4. Change password for router & reconnect with iPhone
This is not a big deal in terms of life, but an annoyance that was driving me insane.
It’s been a bunch of weeks that I’ve lived with this problem. Until I decided to try one more time. Somewhere thru google searching, someone mentioned that it worked for him after one small tweak to the steps.
Step 1a: iPhone settings > Airplane mode > Turn On
Step 1b. Reset Network Settings
Step 2. Reconnect to home wifi again (will work!)
Lesson learned: Keep trying. The solution is usually one simple tweak away. Wonder what other annoying aspects of life I can apply this to?
Hope this helps you.
“Desperation Creates Innovation”
HCG diet works.
It’s easy & no cravings. But something being easy can also be hard. Train mind to focus on the end goal. Train mind also to take it one day at a time. Use whatever tools it takes to get thru the 40 days.
Post HCG phase is scary. It’s basically trial & error of paleo diet to see what works. I’m struggling but confident I can figure it out.
[Note: If new to HCG, check out weight loss section to see other articles on the topic]
There are so many blogs & articles written on the HCG Diet. What to eat, how to eat, recipes & success tips.
I’ll attempt to describe something which no one seems to have explained before.
What it Feels like to Lose -39lbs in 40 days on HCG Diet:
Worry: The night before day 1. Can I do this? Will this be another failed attempt? 40 days seems so long. The diet seems super strict. Is it healthy?
Excitement: The diet works. From day 1. What a relief.
1st day: -2.2lbs
4 days: -10
7 days: -14
14 days: -18.9
21 days: -25.3
28 days: -29.6
35 days: -33.8
40 days: -38.6
Overwhelming: mind starts getting worried if I’ll be able to keep this regimen up for the next 40 days. I’ve never lasted this long on any project before. This all seems way too complicated & strict. Do I have the willpower? [Click here to read more, dude...]
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Steve Jobs famously talked about connecting the dots in hindsight when it comes to success. That we just have to go with our gut until hindsight makes sense of it.
I lost -39lbs in 40 days & want to talk about how all the odd events connect, in hindsight.
Here I talk about: [Click here to read more, dude...]
When poor, optimize for money savings.
After reaching optimal income, aim for happiness. Operating frugally is a losing strategy at this point. Also, don’t fall into trap of buying shiny things to impress others.
Annual income $0 – $75,000 = operate using frugal model
$75,000+ = operate w/ happiness model; beware of the hedonic treadmill
Indians have PhD’s in frugality
I come from an immigrant Indian family.
And we are notorious when it comes to frugality.
Bargaining is a big practice in Indian stores. The prices are artificially set high & it’s like a battle of wits to see how low the buyer can get the item.
At social functions, us Indians like to brag to our friends how much money we saved on something. It’s like a competitive game to see who got what at the lowest price. [Click here to read more, dude...]
Quick Read Summary:
Optimize correct temperature & humidity using a monitor
Use a netipot to aid dry sinuses
Use a sunlight lamp & run it all day to combat SAD
Optimize diet, vitamins, fish oil & other misc items
We’re fast approaching December here in Chicago & for the first time since 1992, I am not dreading it.
Here are a few tools that have helped me the most to handle the whims of Ms. Winter.
Temperature: Right Combo
This is obvious. Turn up the heat to your comfort.
I live in a small apartment, so there is one main heating vent – on the opposite corner from my bedroom.
I use a combination of that (set to around 68-70d) + a rotating personal heater right by my bed. This sets my apartment on the cool side, which I prefer most of the day. [Click here to read more, dude...]