It was late in 2013 that the Amazon realization happened. After pulling four years of purchase history on the online shopping website, it hit me like a ton of brown UPS boxes. I had been spending my hard-earned money on one-click solutions to largely made-up problems. While that realization began the process of reducing my online purchase consumption, it didn’t all come together until the end of 2014 – here’s why.[Read more…] about SimpleREV: The Event That Changed Everything
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Earlier this year Amy and I went to a cabin home in Wisconsin with a group of friends. It was a great weekend retreat where we all took turns cooking and cleaning. We played games, sat in the sauna, talked and read books.
We decided to leave our laptops at home and that was absolutely the right thing to do.[Read more…] about The Digital / Screen-Free Sabbatical
It’s is a peculiar thing, isn’t it? It doesn’t even feel great to say out loud.
Webster defines it as “a lack of success,” and while that definition is perfectly clear, we don’t give failure the good credit it deserves. Failure offers us much more once we allow ourselves to look beyond its direct definition.
That’s why failure needs a new marketing consultant.
It’s time for a rebrand, and I’m willing to step up to the plate.[Read more…] about Without Failure, There Is No Success
I had tried a lot of different strategies.
Pomodoro, blocking the site all together with a Chrome browser extension. I even unfollowed 80% of my connections on facebook so that very few updates showed up in the news feed.
I finally deactivated Facebook and here’s why:[Read more…] about I Deactivated My Facebook Account, For Now
We all know that feeling.
Looking around the house for ways to make things less cluttered and identify areas that can be tidied up. More often than not, we find a few things here and there that can go into the donation pile but it doesn’t always make a large impact.
Seeing positive results from getting rid of things is always satisfying, but how can we expedite the process to be more impactful and see results sooner? Sometimes it just comes down to forcing ourselves to deal with the stuff immediately.
Here are five things you can get rid of that will help reduce clutter in your home:[Read more…] about Get Rid of These 5 Things To Reduce Household Clutter
On March 31st, Amazon.com announced ‘Dash’ for their Prime members and it was no April Fools joke.
It’s a network connected button that can be placed around the house near items that will need eventual reordering. When you see that you’re low on toilet paper, for example, just press the button and Dash will automatically order your predetermined product in a predetermined quantity, while shipping it to your front door via two-day air.
This may seem like it would be a step forward in convenience, time-savings and efficiency—and that it may be.
But there is a major problem which comes along with Amazon Dash and it is much, much worse.[Read more…] about Amazon Dash: The Button We Don’t Need