Rainy Days

Here comes the rain again
Falling on my head like a memory

It’s a dark and dismal day. Walking into work this morning I attempted to use an umbrella to keep me dry. I battled with it for twenty minutes not even giving up when one half of the material was no longer attached to the spokes. I’ve always hated umbrellas. My mum bought me my first umbrella when I was about four years old. It was blue with a frilly edge and she thought it was really beautiful. I, on the other hand, thought it was horrible because I abhorred all things girly. I don’t know where I was when it started to rain but I remember liking the blue rain. Of course the rain wasn’t really blue, just coloured from the dye that was running down the handle and dripping off my fingers. It seems that my mum had bought me a parasol and not an umbrella.

Doing Nothing

The Pareter Principle explains how successful results come from 20 percent of your actions. When you calm down your mind you develop 20/20 vision to see which actions are your 20 percent priority actions. Then you can redirect the saved 80 percent of your time and energy into accomplishing this 20 percent in a faster, smarter way.

How To Change Your Entire Life By Doing Absolutely Nothing, Karen Salmansohn

Views of Mark Jason Dominus

Last night Mark Jason Dominus spoke to If you ever get the chance I would recommend that you go hear the “Twelve Views of Mark Jason Dominus”. This is a series of twelve lightning talks given back to back. As each talk is only five minutes it’s easy to stay interested and if you happen not to like one, which isn’t that likely, you know that he will soon be moving on to the next topic. My favourite one was “How To Progress” where Dominus gave tips on how to improve. I won’t put any of them in this post as I don’t want to spoil the talk.