Random March 14, 2014 Edition

So much cool stuff, so little time. These are some things I've collected from around the web lately.Work musicIt'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/ResonateDo 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 adviceI think I'll be picking some of this stuff up. It's good.

  1. 1 legged practice - do everything on one leg
  2. Bridges
  3. Planks

And do them daily!http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/the-current/raising-rippers/The-cross-training-secrets-of-ultrarunner-sally-mcrae.htmlTrelloBest thing I've found for managing tasks. It keeps them clear and the feeling of actually moving things around is like moving stickies around on a whiteboard.Tips 1: Make a main board that links to each project board that shows your high level view for each context, home, work, personal projects.Tip 2: Add attachments to Google Docs to store information. Don't try to store things in Trello cards.https://trello.comMurallyThe dashboard for your life. The closest thing I've been able to find online to a whiteboard. You can drag and drop Has a "catcher" app for Android and iPhonehttps://mural.lyMicro Clearfix HackIf you have spent any time in HTML and CSS you know the floats are a bugger and getting rid of them is even worse. The Clear-fix hack has been around for a while but it just got even smaller.http://nicolasgallagher.com/micro-clearfix-hack/CrossFit Open 14.3 ReleasedWe're in the middle of the CrossFit Open Competition right now. I just did this one today. A 8 minute AMRAP of box jumps and deadlifts. I made up into the 275 pound deadlifts. Going to be sore tomorrow.http://games.crossfit.com/workouts/the-open/2014#tabs-3Deliberate practice, flow to performI've been thinking and reading a lot about Deliberate Practice and Flow. Deliberate Practice is the hard error-wrought practice time that you have to push through to get good at anything. You have to continue to push hard if you want to become the best at anything. It's very difficult but required for being the best. Flow is less frustrating and exists where too easy and too hard meet. It's the goldilocks of task difficulty where it's right in the middle and just right. Too easy and you get bored, too hard and you get frustrated. Deliberate Practice is pushing through flow where you may not be learning much and getting frustrated, but learning more.