Friday, January 20, 2006

Friday Demotivation and Motivation.

Today has been a stressful day, so I'm looking for positive things to share.

The Art of Demotivation
Aunt Judy sent me a powerpoint of Depressories, but little did I know they also now have a Free Podcast! Here's the blurb on "Disconfirmation":
Face-to-face interaction of executives with their employee subordinates is an unfortunate necessity in most organizations. However distasteful, such exchanges do provide fertile opportunities for the seeding of Radical Demotivation™ in the employee psyche. In this segment, Dr. E.L. Kersten explains one of several disconfirmational communication tactics which can be helpful in disabusing employees of their narcissistic delusions of parity. FIRST IN A SERIES.

Ha! I bet a few of us can identify with that one. Subscribe to it to hear more!

For those of you who need a bit of help in keeping the house in order, Flylady is now here to help! She will guide you through baby steps to keeping your house and life in order. I just signed up for the email list, and she's already proud of me! I will shine the sink just for that :)

I've been also looking into life hacking, which is a movement to build tips and tricks to increase productivity AND happiness in this digital world. These sites tend to deal with everything from dealing with email overload to tips/tricks for using your ipod. Here are some good ones:
life macros: Also has an email group of once-a-week tips.
Parent Hacks: for those of you with children (also where I got the Flylady link)
Life Hack: A forum for life hackers.
Seminar from the Emerging Technology Conference (yes, this is a big enough deal that one can write papers on it)
Best of 2005: When thinking about life hacking, looking at the top tricks is a good way to start...
43 Folders is also an excellent site for personal productivity.

Anyways, have an excellent weekend!

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