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I Faced Death Today

Today is my cat's last day. He has an incurable condition that will eventually lead him to suffocation or heart attack. We are removing the possibility of suffering by putting him down. There isn't a more uncomfortable task we have in life than to face death. Especially when it is someone we love. We don't like to think of our own death either. Most lack a living will, money to cover burial expenses. not to mention leaving a legacy or lasting value behind. Avoiding death is the same thing as negligence. It's a failure to embrace the inevitable. We are celebrating Toby's life today but that's not enough to ease our crying eyes and sobs. We need to consider our own passing. Now. Have you planned your end? Are you now prepared? What is your legacy?
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Make Your Mistakes

We are given pencils in school as we learn to write and then introduced to pens as the standard in junior high. Until the invention of erasable ink, many of us learned to hate the writing process because mistakes often meant do-overs.  College writing was on the computer so I seemed to have escaped the "tryanny" of ink. I simply stopped physical writing after that. No more hand written anything! I've recently come back to physical writing for the cognitive and therapudic benefits over typing, especially using a bullet journal. I simply would not have braved this without the Pilot Frixion pen. The Frixion pen gives me permission to make mistakes and improve what I have written in the past. This gives me freedom to try to write and gain all the benefits of the physical process. So make your mistakes with technology like the Frixion pen. It's not about perfection, it's about improvement .

Book Recommendations

Are you looking for a good book to read on productivity, planning, journaling, and mindfulness? Ryder Carroll's The Bullet Journal is an easy read with lots of helpful tips. My favorite thing: he does not prescribe tools, he provides the methodology. This is perfect for analog or digital natives.   #mindfulness #productivity #planning #bulletjournal

Cars powered by the Sun

The future is bright for using the power of the sun to move people around. This week I began my journey as a brand ambassador for Aptera. My goal is to help rural areas experience EV cars for work and play in Michigan's four seasons.    

Do You Face the Future?

I believe that people by nature are "future facing". This simply means that we look forward to the future, wonder what it'll be like, how we will live, and what will be different.  When we're not future facing, that should warn us of a problem. It means that we have to run the diagnostics on our life to see what's wrong and get help if we need it.

The Joy of a Managed Day with Taskito

I have been in search of a perfect task manager to help manage my chaotic schedule. I wanted a task manager that could integrate with a calendar as a single tool. Most task managers are great list makers but the tasks don't easily find their way to my daily planning. There should be a more natural way to schedule work through tasks.  Time Blocking is a popular planning technique taught by Cal Newport. It requires a consolidated to-do list and schedule. Taskito is the only solution I have found that elegantly blocks time by creating calendar events or tasks in a beautiful timeline view. When I review the day with completed calendar and tasks, I feel a little more in control and accomplished.  Taskito is currently Android only but the developers are working on a web version. Taskito syncs with Google Calendar.

Strength pushed

"Strength, even pushed to the breaking limit, becomes stronger." - M.P. Potter