The Typical Journey of Self Improvment

Posted by on May 5, 2013 in Ethan Caine News, Personal Development | 0 comments

I was on one of my favorite blogs: BrianKim.net and this post was very interesting: Remember your first self improvement book? After reading it, you probably got “pumped” up. You felt like you could do anything. Open that business, get that job, get the raise. You felt invincible……and then a couple of weeks later, you were down again. So you went to the bookstore and got another book. Another incredible high after you read it. You...

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How to Finish Your Work, One Bite at a Time

Posted by on Apr 28, 2013 in Ethan Caine News, Productivity | 0 comments

Recently I read an article by Scott H Young that made an impression on me and I wanted to share it here. You can read the original post here. “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” If you’ve ever ran more than a few miles, you probably understand why you need to pace yourself. Runners that sprint at the start of a race will be exhausted far before they cross the finish line. The same principle applies when trying to get work...

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A Minimalist’s Train of Thought

Posted by on Feb 19, 2012 in Ethan Caine News, Minimalism | 0 comments

I’ve considered myself a minimalist for a couple years now and have been working towards a lifestyle that is based less on consumption and more about sustainability and contribution.  I came across this website the other day and the author has a nice little creed that sums up what a minimalist thinks like: A Minimalist’s Train of Thought Less money spent means more money saved More money saved means the longer you can live in...

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Everyman Sleep Schedule Starts NOW

Posted by on Feb 12, 2012 in Ethan Caine News, Health | 0 comments

A number of days ago I tweeted something to the effect of “Time to give Polyphasic Sleep Another Go” For those of you that don’t know what a Polyphasic Sleep Cycle is its quite simple.  You sleep for only 2 hours a day.  Those 2 hours are divided up into six 20 minute naps spread every 4 hours. So basically I would nap for 20 mins at:  0200, 0600, 1000, 1400, 1800 & 2200.  It does work and has been adopted by many...

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Remember to Think Small

Posted by on Jan 28, 2012 in Ethan Caine News, Motivation | 0 comments

Often we are told if you want to really succeed in life you need to “THINK BIG.”  While the people dispensing this advice are usually rich and famous they are at the point in their lives where they can actually make thinking big work. Lets take Donald Trump, one of the most successful real-estate / business moguls of our time.  I have personally read 3 of his books and he consistently tells the reader to not do anything small and...

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Those Damn Dirty Lies

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Book Review, Ethan Caine News, Motivation | 0 comments

I recently finished reading Lying by Sam Harris.  This short 80 page book discusses that all lies, even those innocent seeming “white lies” need to be eliminated for us as a civilization to build a better world.  The over all premise of the book is essentially, transparency of our communication  leads to deeper and more fulfilling relationships. Easier said than done for many of us. A common example of lying that occurs is when...

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