Saturday, June 8, 2024

book: The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon

 The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy: Gordon, Jon, Blanchard, Ken: 9780470100288: Books

"The Energy Bus is a simple fable by Jon Gordon that shows us how to harness our energy by being positive. A fictional character named George teaches us ten lessons on how to use our energy to have more meaningful, joyous, and passionate lives."

The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy | by Jon Gordon

The Energy Bus "Tickets"

New goal? New initiative? Making a change? Email a co-worker, employee or friend a Bus Ticket and invite them to join the ride.


1. You’re the Driver of the Bus. 
2. Desire, Vision and Focus move your bus in the right direction. 
3. Fuel your Ride with Positive Energy. 
4. Invite People on Your Bus and Share your Vision for the Road Ahead. 
5. Don’t Waste Your Energy on those who don’t get on your Bus. 
6. Post a Sign that says “No Energy Vampires Allowed” on your Bus. 
7. Enthusiasm attracts more Passengers and Energizes them during the Ride. 
8. Love your Passengers. 
9. Drive with Purpose. 
10. Have Fun and Enjoy the Ride.

Saturday, June 1, 2024

book: What To Say When You Talk To Your Self

 What To Say When You Talk To Your Self - Kindle edition by Helmstetter, Shad. Self-Help Kindle eBooks @

Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D., is the best-selling author of more than a dozen books in the field of personal growth. 

quotes from the book

  • The more you think about yourself in a certain way,
    the more you will think about yourself in that same certain way!

  • The human brain will do anything possible you tell it to do,
    if you tell it often enough and strongly enough!

  • The brain simply believes what you tell it most.
    And what you tell it about you, it will create. It has no choice.

Life is driven by programming, conditioning. Bad programs, bad life.
Best change: by self-talk

  1. Thoughts turn into electrical impulses, which in turn become actions.
  2. To create the life we want, we must take a step back and reprogram our mind.
  3. Understanding how self-talk works is the first step to reprogramming your mind.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Commencement Speeches, AI

good new...

Jerry Seinfeld | Duke's 2024 Commencement Address - YouTube

"...AI, on the other hand, is the most embarrassing thing
we've ever invented in mankind's time on Earth.

Oh, so you can't do the work?
Is that what you're telling me? You can't figure it out.
This seems to be the justification of AI - I couldn't do it.
This is something to be embarrassed about.
The ad campaign for ChatGPT GPT should be the opposite of Nike.
You just can't do it.

Making fake brains is risky.
Frankenstein proved that he was so dumb
he thought a monster needed a sport jacket...

What I like is we're smart enough to invent it and dumb enough to need it.
And still so stupid we can't figure out if we did the right thing.
Making work easier.
This is the problem.
So obsessed with getting to the answer,
completing the project, producing a result which are all valid things,
but not where the richness of the human experience lies.
The only two things you ever need to pay attention to in
life are work and love

I Gave A Commencement Speech! - YouTube by Marques Brownlee, NJ, tech-YouTuber

Harvard Commencement 2023 - YouTube: by Tom Hanks

and good classics...

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address - YouTube

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos delivers graduation speech at Princeton University - YouTube
"it is harder to be kind than clever"

book: The Power of Full Engagement

The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal: Loehr, Jim, Schwartz, Tony: 9780743226752: Books James E. Loehr: books, biography, latest update

Books | Jim Loehr Performance Psychologist

Dr. Jim Loehr #193 @The Knowledge Project podcast

No. 1 Performance Psychologist: Here's What The Best in the World Know About Success That You Don't - YouTube

THE POWER OF FULL ENGAGEMENT by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz | Animated Core Message - YouTube

PNTV: The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz (#57) - YouTube

Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time: A Visual Summary of The Power of Full Engagement - YouTube


The Power Of Full Engagement Summary - Four Minute Books

There are four kinds of energy for you to manage: physical energy, emotional energy, mental energy and spiritual energy.
  • Physical energy is the most important and it’s based on how well you sleep, how well you eat and how well you exercise. Without physical energy, you won’t be able to do anything, so most of your attention should go to that.
  • Emotional energy allows you to react to situations with a broad set of feelings and not just let the world push your buttons. It’s the difference between yelling at a poor clerk in the store, or taking their slowness with a smile.
  • Mental energy helps you not cave when things get tough and power through the boring parts at work when you need to.
  • Spiritual energy is not about following a religion. It’s just a sort of compass for your life, pointing you in the right direction thanks to clearly knowing your own morals and values, when you’re in need of guidance or don’t know what to do next.
Pay attention to these kinds of energy throughout your day and you’ll notice they have a much bigger impact on your performance than managing your time.

Book Summary and Notes: The Power of Full Engagement by Loehr and Schwartz - TuningJohn

  • Tagline: Managing energy, not time, is the key to high performance and personal renewal
Key points:
  • Full engagement requires drawing on four separate but related sources of energy:
    physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.

  • Because energy capacity diminishes both with overuse and with underuse,
    we must balance energy expenditure with intermittent energy renewal.

  • To build capacity, we must push beyond our normal limits,
    training in the same systematic way that elite athletes do.

  • Positive energy rituals – highly specific routines for managing energy – are the key to full engagement and sustained high performance.

  • To build capacity, we must systematically expose ourselves to more stress– followed by adequate recovery. Challenging a muscle past its current limits prompts a phenomenon known as supercompensation.

  • A short nap of just forty minutes improved performance by an average of 34 percent and alertness by 100 percent

  • As little as 5 percent of our behaviors are consciously self-directed. We are creatures of habit and as much as 95 percent of what we do occurs automatically or in reaction to demand or an anxiety.

  • The most important role of rituals is to insure an effective balance between energy expenditure and energy renewal in the service of full engagement.

The Power of Full Engagement Summary of Key Ideas and Review | Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz - Blinkist

In order to increase performance, we need to focus on managing our energy rather than our time.

So rather than optimizing our schedules, we should focus on optimizing the quantity and quality of our available energy.

Saturday, May 11, 2024

book: The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance: 8601404512155: Waitzkin, Josh: Books

The Art of Learning — Josh Waitzkin


Book Summary and Notes: The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin - TuningJohn

Techniques of top level performers:
  • Take detailed notes of training, workouts, and competitions. Include the feeling or mindset at the time, performance at the highest levels is differentiated largely by psychology.
  • Frame errors and mistakes not as excuses but as opportunities for learning and improvement.
  • Do not allow one mistake to lead to bad mental states that cause further errors.
  • Willing to lose over and over if it is a learning experience and leads to wins later.
  • Complete mastery of the most basic, fundamental concepts. Practice these slowly, methodically, thoroughly, and repeatedly, speeding up only when the form is absolutely perfect.
  • Start combining those fundamental concepts only after mastery, then forming connections between the concepts as a sort of neural network.
  • Find ways to use injuries or natural disadvantages to create advantages. Likewise, artificially create disadvantages to practice difficult situations and build resilience, and to discover techniques not discovered by following the standard methods.
  • Play psychological tricks and feints to dupe opponents into failing. Similarly, train against these tricks yourself.
  • Rest harder and deeper than competitors. Train recovery periods to be as short as possible.
  • Meticulous review of past games and trainings.
  • Become expert in positions and techniques considered to be weak by others, lead others into it intentionally, and dominate the position and having the advantage.