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I'm Worth More than Monopoly Money!

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money debt


I’m worth more than a $100 trillion in Zimbabwean dollars! Now before you tell me that the currency isn’t worth the paper it’s written on, I want to mention that until yesterday, I had less money than a homeless person. On August 22, 2017, I received a …

The Ultimate App

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hacks


On the quest to find the ultimate app, I believe I have arrived at a sublime truth. Productivity and efficiency are not software problems. If they were, you'd be able to assemble enough code to do a persons job for them, so that they wouldn't have to do anything. While …

Float Your Projects

Posted in College Productivity
procrastination psychology


One of the (many) stresses we face in life is feeling overwhelmed with daunting projects that we have not yet started on. A youth pastor once gave me an interesting strategy that he applied when he was in school: whenever he received an assignment, he immediately (that night) began to …

The Zeigarnik Effect

Posted in College Productivity
psychology


I'm always amazed when a waiter takes my order without writing anything down. I'm a vegetarian, and occasionally I ask for substitutions with my order. My wife absolutely loves to make substitutions, and when our order is transformed into food 20 minutes later, I'm blown away when it comes through …

The 80/20 Principle

Posted in College Productivity
psychology


I’ve always dreamed of running a mile in less than 5 minutes. I have always been a fast runner (one standard deviation above the mean). I can remember in high school, whenever we would have the mile run for fitness tests, I always did pretty well. I think my …

What Clash of Clans Taught Me About Productivity

Posted in College Productivity
games


For those who never played Clash of Clans (good for you!), it's a game where you have to open their app every 4 hours in order to upgrade your village and raid someone else's village. Your village produces resources, and you use these resources (and the resources you plunder from …

No More Image Friction

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procrastination psychology


I get it. Images are nice to look at. But the problem is that I'm not a full time blogger. I'm a full time student. When blogging is your side hustle and there are no due dates, it's easy to find excuses to procstinate. That's why I'm no longer putting …

My Research in 4 minutes!

Posted in College Productivity
fiber-optic-gyroscopes


I'm researching fiber optic gyroscopes. I just put together a non-techincal description video and uploaded it to youtube. Here's the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOn3yAWL0ys

Airplane Intentionality

Posted in Newsletter
networking travel


Airplanes are a tricky thing. You're boxed up with a bunch of other people, most of whom are really interesting but travel protocol makes it hard to get to talking with someone you don't know.

I've gone back and forth for several years now on how intentional to be while …

Vote for Yourself

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ownership


When November rolled around in 2012, I was a politically ambivalent sophomore at Andrews University. I grew up in Wisconsin, but was studying in Michigan, and the hassle of registering to vote seemed like too much work to spend an hour or two on election day casting a single vote …

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