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“Packaging: It’s a necessary evil. So it may as well be clever.”
“If you’ve been around the Photoshop world for even a short time it’s likely that you’ve heard the term “non-destructive” as in non-destructive workflow or working non-destructively. In principle that means to do things in such as way that the result is not permanent (a.k.a. destructive) but can be edited in various ways. This article came about based on the number of people who asked “but why bother working non-destructively – what if I never change my mind?”
“A new academic analysis suggests some narcissistic traits may be appropriate to nurture and develop — especially if you wish to become president of the United States.
“This isn’t about that moment when you achieve your target, nor about the moment of elation in doing something great. It’s about “average”. A day that falls into your routine and one that you would happily re-live.P
When you have that picture in your mind, take a piece of paper and write down your perfect schedule for that day. P
What time do you wake up?
What do you do once you are awake?
Do you kiss your beautiful spouse?
Do you open the windows and head to the beach to do your 20 minutes of Sun Salutations and 10-minute meditation?
Do you say “Thank you” for all the blessings that you’ve been given?
Then what do you do?
Write it down as detailed as possible, following your average perfect day step by step. P
This perfect day should give you the template of what you need to do to get there, starting with little habits that you can instill immediately. If you can’t figure it out, you can still turn vague goals into actionable to-dos. For the bigger changes, Nikitina recommends starting small—something that you can achieve easily and realistically. No matter what, you have to work towards and achieve your goals.P
How Can I Turn Vague Goals Into Actionable To-Dos?
I’ve got the hang of keeping my daily to-do list actionable, but I’m struggling to include some of my large and vague goals. How would I go … Read…
How to Work Towards and Achieve Your Goals… In Public
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One of the Best Goal Setting Exercises | LifehackP
PhoenixHawkUMihir Patkar11L U
The problem is that my average perfect day includes playing games (Either video or tabletop RPGs) and relaxing, along with some nice sexing at the end. But I don’t have the money to support that, nor the attractive and intelligent lady to support the end of that. So, I need to get the money first. And I’m not getting any younger. Need a job too, or the winning numbers to the MegaMillions and Powerball jackpots for the next three drawings. 11/10/13 9:57am
If you click through to the article, she makes it a bit clearer what she’s getting at.
And next three jackpots? That’s not an expensive life; you could do it with $1.5 million at 4%. $1 million if you were willing to be a bit frugal. 11/11/13 12:15pm
Current MegaMillions is $125 million, Powerball is $100 million. Invest $100 mil at 1% above prime monthly interest, gives me money to spend on family/friends/charitable donations/travel. Never worry about bills again, buy own house, properly furnished. 11/11/13 12:29pm
ProductivePalUMihir Patkar11L U
Good point. I always tend to think of my ‘utopic day’ as the benchmark for my life goals. Till I read this it never occurred to me that I should be thinking in terms of my average perfect day rather than my perfect perfect day. 11/10/13 4:39am
BuckweaselUMihir Patkar41L U
A key part of my perfect day is avoiding anyone who talks about Sun Salutations. 11/10/13 2:35am
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“It’s not easy to select the best (most impactful, appealing, selling, effective) images for your own portfolio, and it is an even tougher call to throw some of your most beloved images out. To clarify: With “editing” I talk about the selection of images, not any pixel-bending in photoshop.
“Just because the invoice is a business document, doesn’t mean it has to be boring. An invoice is usually your last contact with a client, so why not leave them with a lasting impression? Done properly, your invoice can be an effective part of your marketing strategy.
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