Making Money Online?

I found some interesting inspiring concepts in this video.  It is a reality that in order to provide value to others you have to figure out what is it that you do well.

When it comes to making money, even online, I think most people want something to be instant.  Perhaps is the new technological era in which we live in as we get more used to an infinite scroll on our devices in search for something relevant.

Making sure you do everything with the intent of doing it to the best of your ability could be the key to attracting the best way to generate money, even online!

If you want to work on your business, work on yourself

The Surveillance Economy

Who doesn’t use technology these days?  How tempting is it for companies, extracting a huge array of data from people to do something with it and monetize from it?

We live in that technological era where a typical user of technology does not necessarily realizes how much information is being tracked and used for monetary purposes.

This reminds me again of that interview by Brian Solis titled Our Digital Society in the Next 30 Years, which also has some interesting thoughts to ponder in regards to social media and the internet.

This podcast episode brings a lot of insights about technology, the use of it and tech companies and what they do with information.

Detailed info here.

Comfort Challenge #1: Learn to Eye Gaze

It’s been a while I read that book by Tim Ferris: The 4 Hour Work Week.  But today I found this video and made me think a lot about that comfort zone.  I will definitely give it a try again to this challenge.


More about this challenge here

The Lizard

This lizard posed in the perfect way for this post. I’ve heard about the lizard brain and about survival. I know where the lizard is in this tree, but there might be some who would not see it.

I don’t know much details about that concept of the lizard brain. But this made me think that when it comes to survival, there isn’t time to think. You have to just act.

How many times have I considered too much the past or the future when making a decision. How many times too much logic makes me feel like it’s no longer a human matter.

In closing, I’ll leave this quote from Star Wars: “Feel, don’t think!”

Perpetual Upgrades

I received an email from Microsoft/Skype today about the importance of upgrading Skype and how they will stop support for certain versions.

This gave me some inspiration as to write this post. Because, do upgrades always matter?

A while ago I read an article about how Microsoft (and I guess pretty much any software company these days), was using sort of a strategy to push its users to continuously upgrade by discontinuing support.

The point that was made was that, someone with basic needs for an operating system or computer needs in general for that matter, didn’t necessarily have to always buy/upgrade to the latest software version.

I’ve also seen constantly the push for upgrading my iOS software and even the content management system that I mostly use (WordPress) with vulnerability or security issues.

Now that these days everything is the cloud and we rely so much in the internet to do just about anything, it is very important to upgrade.

But for me, the questions remain:

  • How much of new technology did we really need? Or better yet, do we really use?
  • Is there a hidden strategy that companies know that works when pushing upgrades and renewing fees and charges for services/products?
  • Have we become so used to buying software and online services just as it has happened with material consumerism?

Whether upgrades are good or bad, necessary or unnecessary, the idea of perpetual upgrades still continues to trigger some thoughts to ponder.

Simple Living

Recently, I saw a Tweet about an article called "How to Do. One. Thing. At. A. Time" and it made me think about The Minimalists.  Sometimes life moves on and I don't spend the same time I used to in terms of consuming content from my favorite sources.  But that's ok.

Then I saw the email with that podcast episode called Simpleliving.  I must say these guys have continued to improve how they deliver their message of living a meaningful life and spreading the word about what it means to be a minimalist. 

Now they have the YouTube version of their podcast episodes which gives another perspective than just listening to them.  Here's the podcast episode and below the video I will include my own notes as I watch/listen:

Eat, Fast, Live Longer – BBC

Almost every time I talk to someone about Intermittent Fasting, I get a reaction and a face as if this is something totally crazy.  It is interesting to me to see that most people think that we as human beings have always been eating three meals a day.

To this I can only say that it is yet another one of those side effects of the industrial revolution.  And to this I can say that we are not robots or machines, we are humans.

Now. Before you jump into any thoughts based on what you just read, watch this documentary.