Friday’s Quote for May 15, 2015

When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.

That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is – everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.

I think that’s very important and however you learn that, once you learn it, you’ll want to change life and make it better, cause it’s kind of messed up, in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

– Steve Jobs

Totally Mental #003: “What’s it like to have ADHD?”

In this episode, I talk about what it’s like to have ADHD. This is my point of reference for talking about mental illness, because its something that I am personally affected by. I based part of my discussion on a blog post a wrote a couple of years ago.

If you have a question or comment for next week, let me know on Twitter or via my Contact Page. Continue reading “Totally Mental #003: “What’s it like to have ADHD?””

Totally Mental #002: “How Should We Talk About Mental Health?”

In this episode, I’ll be talking about how to talk about mental health. Starting a podcast on mental illness has been a daunting idea, so I did a little research this week to help me figure out what the tone should be with this show. I came across a great article on TED.com titled “How Should We Talk About Mental Health”, which gives 10 principles that we can use to base our conversations on.

Next week, I’ll be discussing My Life With ADHD. If you have a question or comment about this topic, let me know on Twitter or via my Contact Page.

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How the Right (or Wrong) Questions Can Unleash Your Brain’s Potential

With Avengers: Age of Ultron coming out this week, I want to talk about one of the coolest things that every human being has without even knowing it: their own personal JARVIS. For those of you who haven’t seen Iron Man or The Avengers, JARVIS is Iron Man’s computerized assistant. Whenever Iron Man needs a question answered or quick analysis completed while he’s fighting evil villains, Iron Man simply asks JARVIS, and every time JARVIS will reply with a quickly calculated response. By the end of this article, you’ll realize you have your own JARVIS between your ears, and how to hack it to get the best results.

It turns out that our brain is really good at coming up with answers to questions. Its so good at it, in fact, that its constantly making connections between different pieces of information. Our brain is designed to make sense of the world around us, and what most people don’t realize is that you can harness this incredible power for good, or for evil. (dun dun duuuuuhn) Continue reading “How the Right (or Wrong) Questions Can Unleash Your Brain’s Potential”

Totally Mental #001: “You Can’t Do It All, So Just Stop Trying”

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One this pilot episode of Totally Mental, I run through my hopes for this new show, why it is the way it is, and how you can be a part of it! I also quickly tackle this week’s topic, and encourage you to check out an awesome podcast episode of This is Your Life with Michael Hyatt.

This Week’s Question: What are you doing that you don’t need to? Is there something that could go?

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I Need Your Input! 2015 Audience Survey

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Could you do me a huge favor? Do you have 3-5 minutes to spare?

In an effort to bring you more content that you enjoy, I’ve created a quick survey to get some guidance on how to better serve you wonderful people who follow what I do online. It will only take a few minutes of your time, and I’ll be using the information I collect to focus my efforts on specific content that you want.

Click here to take my 2015 Audience Survey!

Have You Checked Out NINTENDO DADS Yet?

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Alright, I admit it. I have neglected this blog. However, if you follow me on Twitter you no doubt know that I have been hard at work on Nintendo Dads, a weekly podcast about all things Nintendo. We hit episode 20 this week, and I’m really proud of how the show has been turning out. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should!

Interpretive Predictive Typing Poetry, Courtesy of iOS 8

The following was written by only selecting words from iOS’s predictive keyboard. It is oddly provocative. Enjoy.

  • It was the best of the day before I get a follow back.
  • The fact I can see it as an excuse for the next few weeks.
  • I’m at a time when you are so much for a long way toward an amazing voice.
  • I love you so much fun and I have to be a good day.
  • I don’t have to go out and about a year earlier and I don’t have to go out and about a year under.
  • The only thing is I have a lot more than one direction.
  • I’m so happy to have to be the same thing as the new version.
  • I don’t think that it would be nice to see you at the end of the best way to get a job.