Actually I did a lot of writing this weekend and I got to pretty much play catch up for missing the target on days 4 and 6. I feel great about my progress for the first week and Im pretty charged up for the next week.
I spent these two day writing about the number one relationship killer in my book, and it will actually be in my book this time when i’m done not just a saying… “Jealousy” .
Jealousy is like a cancer on the mind. I am fighting on the notion of releasing my best pages before publishing so no excerpt today, i know don’t be jealous. muahahahahaha
Today I wrote about the magic of just learning to say Hello. Most people complain about not knowing where to meet people yet they walk past a few thousand people almost every day. If not you really need to get out more. It was a rather extensive chapter but I for the first time ever will release the juciy deets to you early. Day 3: I wrote 2,093 words in 139 minutes thats 4,894 of 50K http://bit.ly/aIl6bx I’m 107 words off pace!
You Had Me At Hello
The moral of the story is if you really want to get you dating started on a fast track and not even read the rest of the book you could start simply by launching a few thousand hellos with a smile. You will be surprised how many extra doors you can open just my being cordial to the people around you. Worse case scenario, you could place a smile on the face of a person who was otherwise having a shitty day. I don’t for one second want to take away the pain from senseless incidences like office and school shootings, but when you ask the gunmen why they sparred the lives of the few survivors they will routinely say they were the people who were nice enough to say hello to them.
Action Steps a.k.a Homework
For the next 30 days make it a point to offer a smiling greeting to every person you have eye contact with. Like we say in the Islands… “Spread the Aloha”!
Keep track of your greetings! Track how many you give out and how many you receive. Record the reactions and interactions created by just saying hello.
Record in a journal how you felt during these interactions. pay close attention to all of your surroundings and describe this in detail in your journal.
Example Journal Entry
Today I launched over 25 greetings. Initially I felt sick to my stomach but the more I let them fly the stronger I felt in side. It was like I was SuperHello Man complete with anger proof vest and a cheer the hell up cape.The more I let my greeting flow out I could almost feel a wave of warmth all over my body. I spoke to this one person at eh local Starbucks how looked like they were having a bad day and after hello I extended a few thought on how much I liked her shoes, she looked down and released a small laughed held back by the boiling anger from her day. when she looked back at me she said thanks and then apologized for her stalling. She informed me of how her boyfriend never payed any attention to her outfits even though she spent so much time trying to dress up for him to notice her. It felt good. I hope I see her again soon. Now when I smile at people and say hello I can’t help but smell the pungent aroma of Pike’s Peak coffee burnt to a crisp by an inept barista. Her name was Stacie, Stacie with the red shoes. ###
Soon you will find you have solved the mystery of the cold approach.
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@DocRock and @Yoon001 talk about Distraction Free Writing and Cafe pickup Lines.
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It’s precisely in those moments when I don’t know what to do, boredom drives one to try a host of possibilities to either get somewhere or not get anywhere. — Anish Kapoor
Today In My ‘Skine I dropped some knowledge on the subject of boredom. Boredom is a huge pet peeve of mine and I have to say I absolutely hate it. Not even to get into the philosophical statements about idle hands and all that mess the notion of bitching about being bored when there is so much to do in the worlds amazes me.
What’s the Big Deal About Boredom?
Easy, If you are bored you are a self centered and cruel person. PERIOD. Look think about this, It is not there is nothing to do… It’s there is nothing you want to do. That is a total different statement and is little about lack of activities but more about being selfish. There are parks to clean, charities that need help, brain cells to cultivate and lots more civic work to be done if for one second these bored people could live outside of themselves for a moment and think more of the next man (ok woman too).
For boredom speaks the language of time, and it is to teach you the most valuable lesson of your life – the lesson of your utter insignificance. –Joseph Brodsky
Did you know that boredom can be a powerful contributor to workplace related stress. Bored staff members ofter blame their idleness on lack of challenge or under appreciation. This by it self can be a source for dwindling profits and productivity due to loss of focus. Even though boredom is one of the major causation factors of Clinical Depression it is not widely studied.
How To Solve Boredom
Honestly I can’t believe I have to explain this but I will none the less. It’s simple get out there and do something. There are tone os sites out there that allow you to volunteer like Volunteer Match or United We Serve. Another way to solve boredom is to have all of your goals for life, projects, work, charity etc… already planned out somewhere, this way when a few free minutes arise you can get back to task doing something useful. I personally like to use my idle time taking care of others as it gives me satisfaction knowing I’m making a difference.
Ok Stop reading and go do something.
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@DocRock and @Yoon001 talk about the “LiveScribe Echo” (http://www.livescribe.com) digital note-taking pen and goal setting.
In My ‘Skine (inmyskine.com) is about the Fanatic appeal of Moleskine Legendary Notebooks and One Wanna Be Author’s journey to create his first book in 30 days.
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Moleskine 101? Yeah 101 because many people buy Moleskine Legendary Notebooks or some other lame ass journal and keep it blank for ever. I know this is true because when the big box bookstores started selling journals in the front of the store as an impulse purchase item I bought plenty of them.
Linen covers, Faux Suede covers, plain paper, lined paper and grid paper it didn’t matter I kept buying them because they were like $4.99. Hell you could get them for $1.99 right after Christmas season, in fact both Borders and Barnes & Noble both still sell the cheapy Faux Textile covered journals right in the fro of the store and they are still cheap.
The major issue I had with these books is they were too nice. Ok wait no they weren’t Moleskine nice but they we a far cry from the $.88 composition books from the Five and Dime. Since these books were so nice I thought they need to have my best finished creations, ideas, plans or outlines in them. So I never used them opting for a metric crap ton of post-it notepads or free notebook I picked up from various computer trade shows.
This left me in big trouble because with random notebooks my brain dumps were all over the place or I could never seem to find the right stuff when I needed it. The second issue is I ended up with countless notebooks never filled with anything because I was waiting for the big fish or to be struck by the creative shit storm lighting bolt. It never happened.
Moleskine to the rescue, well sort of, it was actually some random dude I met at B&N who gave me this little nugget of wisdom and I took it to heart. He explained to me right after you buy a Moleskine or any other journal for that matter write something in it right away like before the crumpled up plastic wrapping unravels in your trashcan.
Now when I purchase a new journal I craft a few words of wisdom in the cafe of the bookstore over a cup of burnt overpriced fashion coffee.
If you are a chronic empty journal owner it’s time to fess up and leave me a comment. You know owning up to the problem is the first step.
If you have any suggestions, questions or feedback please let ‘em rip.
It’s the first official day of the Pre-Game month. In this video I’ll explain what I’ll be doing to get ready for NaNoWriMo. I think the first thing should be my outlining tools especially for my iPad since I’ll be using the iPad the most for my writing.
This fist week of PreGame will be dedicated to thought collections tools. Be on the lookout for reviews of some of the outlining tools and how to use them.
Ok until I have time to produce the introduction video about why I’m doing this project I though I had better give a quick overview of InMySkine. So while I had the idea fresh in my head and after being asked about 20 times what I was doing at Kahala Mall Center late at night, I kidnapped my friend Phillip who was working at Starbucks and demanded he be an impromptu cameraman.
I found out through my research after many years of trying to reteach people how to properly pronounce Mole-a-skine-a the company recently gave up and said you can say it however you like but that a whole different blog post coming soon.