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Challenge Complete: 2 weeks of blogging every day

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I talk about challenges a lot. I do them regularly. I like how they’re short, hard, and full of variety. You can experience something without doing it forever. They’re easy to start because they don’t last that long. My only problem is stacking them on top of one another. That doesn’t work. This post is the last in my most recent challenge, 2 weeks of writing. A small mastermind I’m in decided that we all needed to publish more. What better way to focus on something daily than to do…read more

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Being intentional is difficult but worth it

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Being intentional is one of the best ways to make your life meaningful, satisfying and have impact. If we drift around, letting life, friends and family make all our decisions for us, we probably have an easy life but not one full of meaning. By choosing our friends, our work, our hobbies and everything else we want to have in our life intentionally, life can mean so much more. It can be tough to be intentional all the time, having to choose everything, not just going along with what the…read more

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Novelty Leads to Learning

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An interesting article on the Buffer Blog talks about how novelty triggers our brain to do more learning. It makes sense from an evolutionary standpoint. When you were wandering around in the jungle or on the sahara you would want to learn as fast as possible when something new came around. This wouldn't really be you but caveman-you. If there was something you had never seen before that could possibly kill you, you'll want to be alert and ready to learn everything you can. Caveman-you wouldn't last very long if…read more

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Random March 14, 2014 Edition

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So much cool stuff, so little time. These are some things I’ve collected from around the web lately. Work music It’s hard to find music to fit your mood. It’s even harder to find music that fits your mood when you are working. Digitally Imported comes close. http://www.di.fm/ Resonate Do you write, present, speak or do anything that needs to connect with people and change their minds. You need to read this book. Nancy Duarte goes through exactly what makes famous speeches and presentations resonate with people. http://resonate.duarte.com/ Ultra-runner advice I…read more

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I’m sick of smokers

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Roaming around in Sydney today I couldn’t help but notice the multitudes of smokers everywhere. There was nowhere I could hide from the digusting smoke flowing from everyones mouths and nostrils. Normally I don’t really care what smokers do to their own bodies. If they want to inhale all that horrible stuff, go for it. Unfortunately being in the city everything is close quarters and there’s really no where to go when someone lights up in front of you. Other human addictions don’t usually affect a great number of peole….read more

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Blog Problems

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Hey everyone!  Hope everyone is having fun working, playing and everything else you are doing. I’ve been running into some issues going to this blog and it coming up with an error. If anyone else runs into this problem can you email me at ross.collicutt[at]gmail[dot]com, facebook me, or leave a comment? I’m not sure what the issue is and I’d like to get it sorted out ASAP. Thanks!

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Australia is a big place

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Having spent a big chunk of my time driving after Adelaide, I can tell you that Australia is a big place. I knew that buying a car and seeing all the sights on my own meant there would be a fair amount of driving. No one can really tell you what driving in a place like this is going to be like. It’s just one of those things you have to experience for yourself. To view the last few big driving legs of the trip, check out the links to…read more

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Around the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne

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After doing some reading and talking to people here, one of the last things I really wanted to do here was run “the Tan”. It’s a 3.8 kilometer track around the Royal Botanic Gardens across the river from the MCG towards St. Kilda. I had ran from the hostel one of the first days I was here down to Federation Square and back so I knew the way and it wasn’t that far but I wasn’t sure how I would feel after going around the Tan track and then heading…read more

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A free bus ride in Melbourne

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After taking a ride around on the City Circle tram to see a bit of the sights in Melbourne, I found out about the free bus that goes around the city as well. This would be a little bit more comfortable and would go further than the tram. Trams are a decent way to get around but are not my favorite method of travel. They lurch and screech along the track and throw sparks any time there is a junction between the cables above the cars. Also, someone had the…read more

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Updates

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Apologies on the latest updates. The internet at the hostel is decent but incredibly slow at uploading photos so I’ve just been putting them off for the moment. The new posts will get photos as I find some good internet and put the rest of my photos up!

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