What is minimalist

Minimalist is the choice of life to live with the fewest material things. Because the more you own, the more you need the higher the maintenance cost is.

And when I talk about cost, it’s not only about the maintenance in dollars. Like the oil change you need to do once in a while for you car, land mower or other gas engins. It’s the time to search through the house to find them, to space you have to rent/pay/own to store those things. The visual pollution in your house, in your daily field of vision. And the effects on your mind.

Definition: Minimalism is all about living with less. This includes less financial burdens such as debt and unnecessary expenses. For many minimalists, the philosophy is about getting rid of excess stuff and living life based on experiences rather than worldly possessions.

A great TedTalk on the subject.

The presenters, Ryan Nicodemus & Joshua Fields Millburn, have a blog about it : theminimalists.com

I’m not the minimalist type of guy, but some of their ideas are good to unclutter you life environment.

Happy learning,

 

Mason Jar : Soap dispenser

Now a days, we can do everything with mason jar. Which is a good move for the environment. And a great replacement for single use plastics.

Shopping, I stumbled on this. A Mason jar foaming dispenser.
There’s a lot of models available on Amazon. I had good reviews on this model.

Even the famous Tim Ferriss is using this has he posted on his 5-Bullets Friday email on November 1st.

Amolliar Mason Jar Foaming Soap Dispenser with unscented Dr. Bronner’s soap. For the last few months, especially after a conversation with Tony Fadell (coming soon), I’ve tried to reduce single-use plastic. If you combine this Mason jar gadget with some Dr. Bronner’s soap in a 1:5 soap-to-water ratio, it has the added benefit of lasting nearly forever. It saves a lot of shopping hassle, saves a ton on cost, and it produces far less waste. I’m really digging it and am replacing all hand soap in the house with this setup.

A nice move for the environment, using our grandmothers tools.

What is your best use of the Mason Jar?

Happy Learning.

The Life Engineered

Introduction (written on the back of the book)

In the year 3594, humanity is little more than a memory—a legend of the distant past, a rumor that might one day reappear. Capeks, a race of artificial creatures originally created by humans, have inherited the galaxy and have formed a utopian civilization built upon individual purposes serving the whole. They busy themselves tirelessly toward preparing the way for humanity’s return. As a newly created Capek, Dagir is expected find her place in this intricate society. Weighed down by the legacy of her creation and built for rescue and repair, she finds her abilities tested immediately after her birth. The destruction of a large, sentient Capek building facility—her creator—signals the end of peace and marks the first instance of murder among Capeks. For the first time in their history, conflicting philosophies clash, setting off a civil war that could lay waste to the stars themselves. As the layers of Capek history peel away to reveal more of their origin, truths see the light for the first time in centuries. The revelations that result may tear humanity’s children apart—and destroy the galaxy in the process.

This is a great science fiction book. Great story that becomes a page turner in the first 50 pages.
In this story you will maybe notice a lot of references to all the gods of the humans. The humans have put their knowledge into these artificial race.
And wanting to create something perfect, there’s always a little flaw that makes the characters even more human.

In summary, great story, good characters, nice references to the human societies. A very good book.

There’s sequel to this book The Arch-Android. I hope it will get out some day.

Happy reading.

Affiliate marketing

One way to develop a new income stream is Affiliate Marketing.

Affiliate Marketing is the action of publicizing others products to have a commission, a share of the profit.

There are a lot of affiliate marketing program available on the web.

Some are directly from the company it self.

Like WordPress or Amazon.

And some a though a company that promote multiple programs for companies.

 

 

Yes, I have some affiliate links on my posts, but none have paid yet. Like many said, it’s all about working hard now so you can sit back and reap the benefits later. Much later sometimes, is you last that long.

Happy learning.

Hagakure – Learning from others

The book hagakure is a book written by a Japanese man called Yamamoto Tsunetomo.

This book is like a journal about thought that get him think.

So reading this book is making me think.

This paragraph is making me think about learning:

“Being superior to others is nothing other than having people talk about your affairs and listening to their opinions. The general run of people settle for their own opinions and thus never excel.  Having a discussion with a person is one step in excelling him. A certain person discussed with me the written materials at the clan office.  He is better than someone like me in writing and researching.  In seeking correction from others, you excel them.”

This is the basic of having a mentor. Having a mentor help you to learning from the mistakes of others.

Which saying in the Hagakure resonate for you?

Happy learning.

Social Blade

SocialBlade.com is a tool to estimate the earnings of a social media platform.

If you want to know an estimate of how much Graham Stephan earns with his YouTube channel. Click here.

Or an other YouTube channel that I follow: The Nerd Fitness.

Or the wonderful Lindsay Stirling.

A music video channel is very lucrative, talking about passive income & real estate is lucrative. And teaching fitness is not very lucrative, but it’s much more compared to what I do.

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