Training: The 85% Plan

The best way I’ve found to train is at an 85-90% success rate.  This is a truism that seems to be cross platform. For instance, when learning a language, it’s important to seek language inputs that are you comprehend at 85-90%.  If you find a podcast or news program that you can follow, but about…

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Specificity and Success

On the value of being specific, or, as it is more popularly known, the specialization of skillsets. My personal tendencies- perhaps because I’m from an art background which relishes the elaborate, interconnected, and unclear, and cringes at the obvious-  well, my personal tendencies are always to lean away from the specific, and avoid stating the obvious.…

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Digital Cleanup in Three Hours (or Less)

We consistently do a spring-cleaning house purge, but it has been years since I did a concerted digital cleanup. I was inspired to do this as part of the rebooting and resetting of all channels for creative output. As I’ve mentioned before, I do creative processing on paper with a pen, but sharing and publishing, as it…

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The Moral Compass

I’ve had this theory for several years now about an individual’s ability to change. Now, to be honest, it’s a bit of a depressing theory.  I’d be happy to be wrong. Daniel actually thinks I’m wrong, which is a sliver of hope. My theory goes like this: People are not able to change their moral…

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Leveling up.

Compromise is a weak position. Relationships based on compromise usually fail. The only position worth aiming for is win-win. Yet we settle for compromise far too often. Our entire political system is built on compromise (and results in pork barrel bills.) (I deliberately do not write about politics, so that’s as far as I’ll go…

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Algorithmic Sorting

When facebook changed their feed algorithm, I stopped finding the platform interesting. (circa 2014.) I never was a serious twitter user.  I have a new account and only follow a handful of people, so their algorithm change hasn’t affected me much. I woke up the other day to the obvious flaw of the instagram algorithm change: pictures sixteen…

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Efficient.

Been a busy week full of life-maintenance projects. So here’s a little snapchat video of my efficient exercise program when we don’t have time to climb. ​​

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The Summer Sale

It’s here- the biggest sale we do all year. Take 40% off orders at brookthere.com – details in pic! Also- friend me on snapchat (@brookthere) for a behind the scenes look at design life !

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In the flow

Since I’m new to snapchat I’m just going to cross-post here for a couple days. Be my friend: username brookthere Like my writing? Please friend me on snapchat for a real behind the scenes @brookthere or follow this blog by email – click that follow button in the lower right corner!

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