Today I took day one of a two-day NOLS Wilderness First Aid course at the REI Denver Flagship Store. Today we learned:* "Wilderness" (as opposed to urban) is defined in relation to "Time". How much time will it take for professional medical help to arrive? In an urban environment, minutes. In a wilderness environment, hours.* … Continue reading NOLS Wilderness First Aid
Inspired by Chris Strom, I've decided to create a new chain. "Don't break the chain" is based on the idea that consistent, repeated effort brings a successful outcome. Each day you complete the task, you mark it. After a while you've got a consecutive series of marks which form a chain. As the chain gets … Continue reading Chains
How to be Awesome! Up first at Lessconf, Eoghan McGabe and Des Traynor of Contrast.ie on "How to be awesome!". Starting off with a few words of introduction about the Irish slang, culture, and myths as lead-in to conventions. Conventions Are agreement of ways of doing things. Formed from personal experience. Formed via survival of … Continue reading LessConf: Eoghan McGabe and Des Traynor of Contrast.ie
I've challenged myself to say "yes" more often. I am defaulting to "yes" and rarely saying "no". Whether to personal or professional opportunities, I've come to realize that reasons I give myself for saying "no" are just excuses to stick with the status quo. Here's what seem like some reasonable reasons to say "no". * … Continue reading Say Yes
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