I am a big fan of Udemy and their wide range of courses. There's probably something for everyone. The amount of video in the courses vary a lot. I have courses in the range from 30 minutes up to 28 hours. Discounts and tips Before buying a course, check out the preview videos. Does the … Continue reading Udemy courses and discounts
This future is near... - Hello! Gordon's pizza? - No sir it's Google's pizza. - So it's a wrong number? - No sir, Google bought it. - OK. Take my order please .. - Well sir, you want the usual? - The usual? You know me? - According to our caller ID, in the last … Continue reading Gordon’s pizza?
Be like water Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a … Continue reading Be like water
For a long time I've said that someday I'd like to learn how to draw. Yesterday I noticed a course at Udemy and I decided that it's time to turn "someday" into reality. "The Ultimate Drawing Course - Beginner to Advanced" was for sale, 10 € instead of 150 €, which made the decision a … Continue reading Draw!
Giftedness is not what you do or how hard you work. It is who you are. You think differently. You experience life intensely. You care about injustice. You seek meaning. You appreciate and strive for the exquisite. You are painfully sensitive. You are extremely complex. You cherish integrity. Your truth-telling has gotten you in trouble. … Continue reading Giftedness
I have worked with key words and recently mantra words in order to easier focus on what truly matters to me. During the weekend I realized that what I'm striving for is the concept of Beginner’s Mind. My current three mantra words are open-mindedness, presence (here and now) and gratitude. These words can, at least … Continue reading Beginner’s Mind as my mantra
Linda Eskin links to my post Your teacup is full (Empty your cup) from her post Beginner’s Mind – The Power of the Empty Teacup. Linda places the story in an Aikido context. I like her conclusions. Beginner’s Mind is a sense of wonder, about skills, places, things, people, and even about ourselves. Practice it … Continue reading Beginner’s Mind
I came across ‘Content is King’ and other reasons you shouldn’t write online. That's to me an odd title for a post about finding your voice and audience. What especially caught my attention is this: It’s time to stop writing for everyone, and start using your words to really say something. I like this one … Continue reading Stop writing for everyone
A very interesting interview with Elizabeth Gilbert turned up in my Facebook stream. Elizabeth Gilbert's keys to a big, creative life is 50 minutes well spent. I love to hear her talk about creativity and fear. From that interview is a link to another interview, just as interesting! This interview is from February 2015: Elizabeth … Continue reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s keys to a big, creative life
Today is one of those days when I think too much. I have three mantra words. They are openness (open-minded, inquisitive, non-judging), presence (be here and now) and gratitude. To me that's a great mindset. Sometimes they are hard to follow, there are days like today when I do expect much more of myself - … Continue reading Reflections February 9, 2016