Thursday, March 26, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Your Home, Your Sanctuary - Breathing Space Blog
Never mind how your arrangement appears to someone else. When you manage your environment, it might not look conventional or "normal" to others. So what? Which do would prefer? Easier ways of doing things or more involved, more complex ways of doing things?
One good trip to a Home Depot store can work wonders. You can pick up a few green plants, curtain rods, and new light fixtures. Whatever rooms and areas of your home could use a mild upgrade, go ahead and make the effort. Even minimal positive effects to your home environment can make a difference in your work effectiveness.
Monday, March 09, 2015
All About Making Decisions - Breathing Space Blog
Rebecca Merrill, Living in Yes, c 2004
1. We all have to do it.
2. We never get to stop doing it.
3. Every new decision leads to more decisions. It's just a question of how
4. It's difficult to make good decisions for a multitude of reasons.
5. We spend a small percentage of our lives making decisions, but they determine the rest of our lives, which are the consequences.
6. There are no "right" or perfect decisions.
7. With every decision, you will experience some loss, especially if you choose to do nothing.
8. You can only make the decision you are capable of making when the decision is called for; all decisions are a function of who you are at the time you make them.
9. The quality of your life is directly related to the quality of your decisions.
10. It is well worth your while to learn how to make good ones.
Friday, March 06, 2015
More Meetings, Less Breathing Space - Breathing Space Blog
Research by Bain & Company indicates that the typical manager comsumers at least one full day each week in meetings, and that senior executives devote 40% of the work week in ineffective meetings. None of the findings above includes the time preparation and follow up time consumed before and after meetings.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Forsake "Woe is Me" - Breathing Space Blog
Steve Rizzo, author of Get Your Shift Together says to, "Stop using your toxic past as an ID card to validate your right to proclaim your 'woe-is-me' story to the world. Practice awareness and choose to break free from The Big Mouth Inside Your Head now."
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Getting Hacked = No Breathing Space - Breathing Space Blog
These are a hackers delight:
1. 123456 (Rank unchanged from 2013)
2. password (Unchanged)
3. 12345 (Up 17)
4. 12345678 (Down 1)
5. qwerty (Down 1)
6. 123456789 (Unchanged)
7. 1234 (Up 9)
8. baseball (New)
9. dragon (New)
10. football (New)
11. 1234567 (Down 4)
12. monkey (Up 5)
13. letmein (Up 1)
14. abc123 (Down 9)
15. 111111 (Down 8)
17. access (New)
18. shadow (Unchanged)
19. master (New)
20. michael (New)
21. superman (New)
22. 696969 (New)
23. 123123 (Down 12)
24. batman (New)
25. trustno1 (Down 1)
Monday, February 16, 2015
Paper Reduction as an Art Form - Breathing Space Blog
While most artists consider the destruction of their work a tragedy, as reported in Time magazine, photographer Brett Weston always considered it a necessity. Best known for haunting semi-abstract nature studies in the tradition of his famous father Edward, Weston vowed for years to destroy his negatives so that others could not make new prints from them after his death.
On his 80th birthday, Weston kept his vow. Surrounded by friends and family, he tossed hundreds of negatives into the living-room fireplace of his home in Carmel, California. Art historians and photography curators were horrified. The Center for Creative Photography, a photographic archive in Tucson, even sent a representative to Weston’s home in an unsuccessful effort to persuade him to change his mind. Weston insisted that he was merely limiting his legacy to work fashioned by his own hand. “Nobody can print it the way I do,” Weston explained. “It wouldn’t be my work.”