Inspired by a Pogo video, I researched the microwave displayed, and what I found was varying products depending on the geographic region.
The product geared towards Americans, a microwave / oven combination. Now you too can warm up pizzas, frozen foods, and biscuits. Talk about stereotypical fattening American cuisine. Leaves one wanting something to actually help you cook. Perhaps the goal was to focus on “heating”.
It even has an “Auto Pizza Mode” that “… automatically adjusts cooking times for fresh or frozen pizzas in addition to various baking treats and frozen foods.”
If you look at those who have been greatly successful in life many times it was their passions that led to their “making it”. They didn’t actively seek it out but rather by creating their art and doing “the work” they stumbled into a life they truly love.
Tyler Oakley in the interview shown below shares his thoughts on his success so far,
At the beginning, the first year, the first two years, the first three years, I was like no. [...] I never had the intention that this is going to be my life. Like, I always thought it would be a fun hobby. - Tyler Oakley
At the time of this writing, with over 3.6 million Youtube followers alone, it has clearly blossomed into a full-time gig of which was never originally intended. I’ve enjoyed watching for the last 5 years and seeing it grow into what it is today. ( bacon )
That is how life works.
Jim Henson started making puppets while he and his wife Jane were in college. They did it as a means to an end to help fund school.
The feeling you get when you create something, to have a small adventure experiencing something new, or simply enjoying the company of friends and family is amazing. Great life experiences are what makes me happy.
Sifting through Facebook the other day, I noticed my feed has changed over the last few years. It once was filled with the photos of friends, updates about events in their lives, and information that you would typically relay to stay in touch.
This is no longer the case.
Today it is filled with random articles written by others instead of the person sharing the link, “inspiring quote here” images churned out by click bait sites, endless Buzzfeed lists, and other “quick hit” media.
Our time on earth is finite. We can only stretch attention so much. Why not use that time to add something to the world–instead of churning the noise?
Amazon seems to launch a new service quite often. Recently they have been rolling out some really good services. This article is a roundup of a few of my favorites.
For those looking to convert a few past purchases into their digital counterparts, Amazon now allows you to buy the matching ebook for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or even free. Go minimal and sell those old paper versions as used on Amazon.