Saturday’s lesson? Precision and Efficiency

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On Sat am, I had my second class in wing chun. Lots of repetition on throwing punches, blocking, then both at the same time. The key lesson I took away? Precision is required for efficiency. Very interesting to train the brain on block, block, block/throw. Probably blocking one punch every 2 seconds. Really cool, really hard on the neurons more than the body.

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Happy New Year 2013 – From Adam B. Bloom

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fireworks-happy-2013_600xDear Friends and Family,

Happy New Year! This year, I wish you “the patience of great communications.”

Why am I wishing you this?

I believe that this wish will have a significant impact on your life.

So, here is the secret sauce!

You can build up your patience in three really easy steps:

1. Wait in lines as much as possible – wherever ...

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Happy New Year 2012

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Dear Friends, Family, and Colleagues,

For 2012, I wish you perspective.

Perspective is something that I’ve learned a great deal about this year. It is amazing how two people can see, hear, taste, or experience the same thing and still have a different perspective. The fact is, we are all human and allowed our own experience and perspective, it is our right to do ...

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my life purpose exercise worksheet

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In having dialogues with many people about the life purpose exercise I followed, I decided to post my personal version.  This took about 20 minutes.  I started listing a bunch of stuff that meant something to me…stuff that I could feel good about being committed to.  Then I started combining and re-arranging.  And yes, it made me cry.

Peas! ab

Mission in Life Exercise Adam Bloom 2011-11

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my life purpose, your life purpose

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Finding your purpose for being here on this planet is one of the hardest and most inspiring things you can possibly discover.

Really, it’s not that hard to follow a simple process for doing it, but, for some reason, it is really scary. I mean, like, “Oh shit, what happens if this really works?”

There have been a few people that posted on FB or other places about this exercise on finding your life purpose in 20 minutes, ...

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happy independence day to my family and friends

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Independence has been a significant theme for me this year in many ways.  So, I wanted to share a wish for all of you on Independence day…July 4, 2010.

More than anything, I wish you “mindful independence.” I wish you choose to pursue life, liberty, and happiness with vigor and resilience and patience…that this pursuit is your way of being.   Cliche? Yes, of course.   But think again…there is a reason people say, “think outside the box.”  It ...
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chop wood, carry water

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When life throws challenges at you…just keep going.  Keep opening doors and walking through them.  Keep your balance of positive in the face of difficulty and negative.

That is how businesses launch and ideas come to be introduced to the marketplace.

Betalkaboutable is a brand I came up with some time ago…and now the “business” (really just me right now ;-)) has actually launched.  It’s a milestone in my life…and I am very thankful.  Special ...

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a story i am proud to share

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If you haven’t been exposed to it, this was an inspiring event in my life.  I have been fortunate to share it with a few folks who appreciated it.  Just search “zen surfing benjamin bloom” and it will show up. (Actually, it doesn’t any more, so here is a link http://www.benjaminbloom.net/zenandtheartofsurfingandworking.htm)

Afternoon thundershowers
Creative Commons License ...

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behavioral systems

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Further below is a really interesting and insightful thought about “neuro-linguistic programming” from this site about psychology and business.

While this applies in many contexts, I think the most profound is the overall human relationship context and how people interact in general. A great manager I met from Microsoft once put it this way, “people don’t remember what you said, but they remember how they felt.” NLP reinforces how important this is in human dynamics.

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very cool to come across this today – kinzan and scoble

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what was cool is this post (not related to the pic below…but the pic is bad-ass too). see an excerpt of the post below between garland and robert scoble. as background, i worked with garland (and many other bright, talented people) at kinzan…I left and went to Siebel Systems before this dialogue happened…and had no idea that the dialogue occurred.

the king guides us

Excerpt from Scoble’s post: ...

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thanks @waynesutton for capturing and posting this social media interview

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enjoyed the mashable atlanta mixer last week…met a lot of cool folks.
thanks to wayne for capturing and posting this!

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thanks to leland

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It’s great when people help you as part of marketing to you – this IS the future of marketing. Leland @ Themelab posted a great article – clear, concise, good pictures, etc. Honestly, it was one search to get just the solution I needed (and frankly should have started with…but I did get a WP upgrade for my efforts looking into other ways to solve the problem).

As a marketer, I am now in the “awareness” category ...

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