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Lamar Jackson Made His Myth in Real Time Against the Seahawks

by koku_jin
Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images The second-year signal-caller sliced through Seattle on Sunday, betting on himself when it mattered most and leading the Ravens to victory The Ravens had screwed up. With the game tied at 13 late in the third quarter at the Seahawks’ 16-yard line, quarterback Lamar Jackson placed a touchdown pass into tight end Mark Andrews’s hands, but the ball was batted out. Before they could snap the ball on second-and-10, they took a delay-of-game penalty as Jackson was screaming for center Matt Skura to snap the ball. The snap came too late and Jackson spiked it […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Deliberate Practice

by koku_jin
Remember the saying that it takes exactly 10,000 hours of practice to be considered an expert at something? While the saying has been used by many people over the years, there’s an underside to that saying. Specifically in what it represents: deliberate practice. While we’d focus on other areas of that quote, deliberate practice is something that isn’t talked much. And it’s actually a pretty crucial aspect of learning. It demands so much from us that no other learning skill would ask of us. It’s also highly effective and in a sense can supercharge your learning. Here is how it’s […]

How to Set the Perfect Goal

by koku_jin
Last post we discussed the criteria that for goals that cause you to change your behavior enough to attain them.  I promised that in this post I would share what makes a goal “perfect” – one that you want to achieve, you can achieve, and it transforms your life for the better.  You might have heard about my Author Apprentice platform.  It’s a one-year mentoring where I’m coaching the participants on writing an extraordinary book.  The first module involves creating the concept and the Table of Contents (TOC).  That tells us what the book is going to be about and […]

8 Women Share How They Work From Anywhere in the World

by koku_jin
The career landscape is changing. Inc. magazine recently reported that 63 percent of companies have remote workers, and Forbes proclaimed that digital nomadism — taking your laptop and working with you while travel the world — is officially on the rise. There’s a palpable allure to location independence. We envision poolside work sessions, laptops in cafes, and the ability to take a cheap flight to Europe on a whim. Being a digital nomad sounds great, but how do you find a job like that? Here’s how it went for me: I spent the last three years working evenings after my […]

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Trump’s Jew-baiting is feature, not bug; crafting a worker-led economy

by koku_jin
Carl Bildt at The Washington Post writes—Trump’s Denmark saga of the absurd: Apart from the surreal theater of the entire thing, and the profoundly insulting behavior toward a long-standing and loyal ally, the issues of Greenland and the Arctic are serious indeed. But it’s certainly not exchanging territories that is the way forward. Greenland is not for sale, and neither is Svalbard or Iceland. Instead, the necessary way forward is developing cooperation between all the stakeholders of this vast and challenging region to address challenges that are common to all of them. And climate change and its effects are by far the […]

VI – If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.

by koku_jin
if you like my quote show some love and share the post  , and here some more …. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Charles R. Swindoll Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. Nikos Kazantzakis Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roosevelt It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain Setting […]

VI – Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.

by koku_jin
if you like my quote show some love and share the post  , and here some more …. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Charles R. Swindoll Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. Nikos Kazantzakis Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roosevelt It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain Setting […]

Christmas in July! Create Smarter Ecomm Landing Pages for the Holidays

by koku_jin
Don’t let our header image fool you.  Christmas is not right around the corner. The holiday shopping season is not upon us. You’ve got oodles of sunny summer days ahead before you need to start worrying about untangling the lights, trimming the turkey, or leaving presents under the tree. (Thank goodness!) But if you’re in ecommerce, that’s a different story. It turns out that right now is the best time to start planning your next holiday campaign. In fact, most experienced ecomm marketers start prepping long before Thanksgiving and Black Friday roll around. There’s just too much at stake not to. […]

Pro gamers in South Korea train for 15 hours a day – here’s what’s involved

by koku_jin
For many, the idea of earning a living as a professional gamer seems like a dream come true. Getting paid to play video games all day, with unlimited access to state-of-the-art gaming rigs and the latest peripherals, certainly sounds amazing on paper, as does the prospect of jet-setting around the globe to compete in international tournaments for big cash prizes. However, the reality is that very few players are cut out for the task, as it requires incredible dedication, determination and perseverance to keep up with the daily demands of a pro gamer's lifestyle.  We all have a favorite game […]

The Scheduling Woes of Adult Friendship

by koku_jin
Earlier this year, I set out to make scheduling time with my friends more seamless—or as I, perhaps grandiosely, termed it, “to revolutionize my friend group.” Ten of my friends and I already had a group-text-message thread, which we used as our main form of communication, but even though we talked all day every day, sending one another dumb, meta jokes we saw online about group chats and checking in about who’d be at trivia that night, we still often struggled to plan hangouts. With so many schedules to coordinate, we felt like any impromptu event was missing a handful […]