Monday, March 29, 2010

15 Minutes

An average person life span is about 36,813,600 minutes. Out of 365 days in a year, can you afford to take 15 minutes do something positive for yourself? People are always saying I'm too busy, I don't have enough time, I'm juggling a million things. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" 15 minutes, that is the first step.

What is 15 minutes? Half a sitcom, 3 commercials, 4 songs on the radio, a short drive somewhere, out of 24 hours in a day you can spare 15 minutes, if you can not you are just not trying hard enough.

I tried approaching various tasks with this 15 minute technique, I spent 15 minutes on cleaning up my place, 15 minutes reading a book I don't want to read. (After 15 minutes I would stop. Because I know that if I made it into one hour thing I would start making excuses to not do it) You would be surprised how much you can potentially get done in 15 minutes. Because after 6 days you have spent an hour and a half working on a project that you didn't want to start.

I have met a lot of people that would say, "I don't know what I want to do for my career I don't know about my future" they are often working a dead end job, of just a job that they really don't like. They would rather spend 40 hours a week working somewhere that makes them unhappy then to sit down for an hour to think about how they could do to find a career that makes them happy. An hour, you might not get it right away but maybe, I know this sounds crazy but maybe the next week you can spend another hour to flesh out how you can find a career that makes you happy.

It's that simple, for anybody that is lost and don't know what to do with their life, sit down, spend 1 hour really think about your goal in life. After that spend 15 minutes everyday to put yourself closer to that goal. If I was a high school councillor that is the first thing I would say to my students before they graduate.



Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Yeah I used to be into shoes...

I'm like a lot of late 20 early 30 year olds. Couldn't afford kicks as a kid, bought way too many pairs in 2002-2006. Got into white tees, dark selvage denim and vans, after owning almost every color of authentics now I'm a Jcrew poster boy. Fiending over Alden longwings and Quoddy camp sole mocs. It's a natural progression and I am riding that wave one hiked up rolled pant leg at a time.

I've been waiting to be excited about a technical shoe for a long time. I think I found it in the Air Max 2009. I am super late in discovering it, but I can say that looking at it I know people can't make a vulcanized sole rip off of it, there is a ton of technology behind it and it actually looks really good. I swear that the pics online don't do the shoe justice. I'm glad technical shoes are back, and we are back in the business of making new classics.



Friday, March 12, 2010