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Evernote: the Mirror on the Wall

Hey I’m back. I’m on summer vacation and I’m in a Japanese cafe overlooking a fish market.   The 2016-2017 school year was my first year as a librarian and I did not make time to write. I’m hoping to … Continue reading

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Less Can Be More:  Why Mini Habits Can Lead to more Than Minimal Practice

In my last post I discussed how mini-habits can help maintain skills rather than letting them stagnate.   This is an important phenomenon but it’s also true that mini habits can help you exceed your practice goals. Because of my … Continue reading

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Keep it On Hold, Not on Mold:  the Advantage of Mini-Habit Practice

“Motivation is what gets you started.   Habit is what keeps you going.” –Jim Ryuun Doing a little every day keeps a skill on hold rather than let it mold.   Playing at least two minutes of guitar every day … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Habit

Sometimes I feel like my life is the movie “Memento.”  The character had a memory problem so everyday he tattooed notes all over himself as he searched for his wife’s killer.  It’s a strange movie but it might as well … Continue reading

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The Compound Effect:   Get a Habit

I’ve  let library books pile up again.   I finished a nice graphic novel memoir called “Relish” that was recommended by the podcast Librarians Assemble. But I also have a small little pile of books recommended by online business folks … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Physical:  Put a Bullet Through Your Journal

I was stumbling through the Internet and landed on Bellwether Friends, a fun podcast with two librarians who also discuss pop culture.   After twenty eight minutes of  the various versions of Strek Trek,  Bellwether friends discussed bullet journaling. Bullet … Continue reading

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Podcast Your Samurai Mind

This summer I’ve learned to use podcasts as an extension of my mind.  I’ve gotten podcast recommendations from friends and professional journals.  I pop in a podcast and give two to three minutes.   If I am not inspired, I … Continue reading

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Success and Motivation at Your Fingertips:   Put Your Library on Speed-dial

It’s been a great summer.   I finished graduate school in Library Science in May.  Though this summer “vacation” I’ve been busy training for my new job as a high school librarian,  I’ve also had more time to listen to … Continue reading

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Streak Your Way to Success

Touch it everyday Touch it.  I want to touch it every day.   This is my new winning strategy to skill acquisition.  In previous posts I’ve been examining how I’ve been using the “Mini Habits Mastery” course in combination with the … Continue reading

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Riding that Chain:  using the chain of mini-habits

I’m on the 23rd day of using Chains app to establish mini habits.  Everyday I do something small for six things that I am trying to make life-long habits:  learning languages, playing guitar, becoming a skillful librarian, getting in shape, … Continue reading

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