“The best of the best workout is not in a gym, it’s in your close affinity to the wonders of nature combined with highly intense discipline to your mind and body at the same time keeping up with the challenges of city life.” —–Byron M. Vidal

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Paperbacks I’m Reading Nowadays (Day In and Day Out) that Will Somehow Benefit You

Paperbacks I’m Reading Nowadays (Day In and Day Out) that Will Somehow Benefit You

By Byron M. Vidal

  • Great Coffee: The Coffee Lover’s Guide by Kevin Sinnott
  • A takeaway from the book that I think will somehow surprise you: What Do Coffee Bubbles Mean? Bubbles appear to form in the center when weather will be fair. If they form at the sides, it means rain. If they scatter all over, the weather will change. Strangely, meteorologists appear to confirm this. The science is attributed to the way air pressure affects coffee’s surface tension. Betcha didn’t know that your cup of coffee is also a weather vane. Be sure to use a cup of strong coffee. Weak or instant coffee doesn’t work.
  • The Obstacle Is The Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage by Ryan Holiday
  • A takeaway from the book that I think will somehow benefit you: Our understanding of the world of business is all mixed up with storytelling and mythology. Which is funny because we’re missing the real story by focusing on individuals. In fact, half the companies in the Fortune 500 were started during a bear market or recession. Half. The point is that most people start from disadvantage (often with no idea they are doing so) and do just fine. It’s not unfair, it’s universal. Those who survive it, survive because they took things day by day—-THAT’S THE REAL SECRET. Focus on the moment, not the monsters that may or may not be up ahead. The implications of our obstacle are theoretical—-they exist in the past and the future. We live in the moment. And the more we embrace that, the easier the obstacle will be to face and move.
  • Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday
  • A takeaway from the book that I think you already know or didn’t know: Everything you consume online has been “optimized” to make you dependent on it. Content is engineered to be clicked, glanced at, or found—-like a trap designed to bait, distract, and capture you. Blogs are out to game you—-to steal your time from you and sell it to advertisers—-and they do this every day. The idea that the web is empowering is just a bunch of rattling, chattering talk. YOU SIT DOWN TO YOUR COMPUTER TO WORK. FIVE minutes later you’re on your fifth YouTube video of talking babies. What happened? Do you just not have any self-control? Sorry, but self-control has got nothing to do with it. Not when the clip was deliberately made more attractive by subliminally embedded images guaranteed to catch your attention. Not when the length of the video was calibrated to be precisely as long as average viewers are statistically most likely to watch. Would you also be surprised to hear that the content of the video was designed around popular search terms? And that the title went through multiple iterations to see which got the most clicks? And what if the video you watch after this one (and the one after that and after that) had been recommended and optimized by YouTube with the deliberate intention of making online video take up as much time in your life as television does? No wonder you can’t get any work done. They won’t let you. The key, as megawatt liberal blogger Matt Yglesias advised when interviewed for the book Making It in the Political Blogosphere, is to keep readers addicted: “The idea is to discourage people from drifting away. If you give them a break, they might find that there’s something else that’s just as good, and they might go away.” We once naively believed that blogs would be a boon to democracy. Unlike TV, the web wasn’t about passive consumption. Blogs were about engagement and citizen activism. Blogs looked like they would free us from a crummy media world of bias, conflict, manipulation, and sensationalism. But as James Fennimore Cooper presciently observed in the nineteenth century, “If newspapers are useful in overthrowing tyrants, it is only to establish a tyranny of their own.” Tyranny is an understatement for the media today. Those between the ages of eight and eighteen are online roughly eight hours a day, a figure that does not include texting or television. America spends more than fifty billion minutes a day on Facebook, and nearly a quarter of all Internet browsing time is spent on social media sites and blogs. In a given month, blogs stream something like 150 million video streams to their users. So of course there is mass submission and apathy—-everyone is distracted, deliberately so.
  • Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising by Ryan Holiday
  • A takeaway from the book that I think will somehow remind you: Growth hacking had made “marketing” irrelevant, or at the very least it had completely rewritten its best practices. Instead, we will focus on the mindset—-it’s far and away the most important part.

    “I prefer the discipline of knowledge to the anarchy of ignorance. We pursue knowledge the way a pig pursues truffles.”    —-David Ogilvy

Most Recently, I’m Reading the Writings of Ryan Holiday Offline and Online

Most Recently, I’m Reading the Writings of Ryan Holiday Offline and Online

Takeaway from Ryan Holiday which is somehow unique the first time I read it:

Growth hacking had made “marketing” irrelevant, or at the very least it had completely rewritten its best practices.

Instead, we will focus on the mindset—-it’s far and away the most important part.

“I prefer the discipline of knowledge to the anarchy of ignorance. We pursue knowledge the way a pig pursues truffles.”    —-David Ogilvy

An introduction to growth hacking by Ryan Holiday.

Now is the First-time I Blog Using a Simple Mobile Phone that’s not a Smart or Android Phone

I’m taking advantage of the power of the empty stomach every day because putting the best of the best in your mouth leading to your empty stomach is one of the the best of the best that you must do for your true health.

It’s a worst scenario to eat and drink unhealthy when you have a wide variety of options that’s truly healthy particularly when you have the power of the empty stomach.

Using The Internet Only After Many Days Or Weeks, Or Even Only After Months For So Many Years Is Serving Me Well

Using The Internet Only After Many Days Or Weeks, Or Even Only After Months For So Many Years Is Serving Me Well

By Byron M. Vidal

Why?

Because you will truly learn to be compassionate and grateful of your overall human existence. That’s why I’m challenging and convincing you now to experience it yourself.

You can email me about your first hand experience about this post because if you are truly honest to yourself you will somehow admit that you truly feel good about yourself.

Everything’s Gonna Be All Right by doing this priceless exercise yourself. I’m listening to Bob Marley’s music while making this post for you and for myself. Listening to Bob Marley’s music is an effective tool for me to write more for you and for myself.

Don’t Worry About A Thing Because Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be All Right, straight from Bob Marley’s music. This is my message to you, from Bob Marley too.

Using The Internet Only After Many Days Or Weeks, Or Even Only After Months For So Many Years Is Serving Me Well Because It’s An Example Of A Cool Eustress.

I’m not only writing for you and for myself but also to all the people around the world who are doing this priceless act relentlessly.

You and I are using the internet for effective reasons and actions. We are using the internet for effective reasons and actions. Internet is truly a wonderful tool for all of us.

Experiencing your priceless life without the internet for many days or weeks, or even months is also a wonderful experience. Words are not enough to describe it. Feel it yourself.

Experience to make and drink your true coffee with Kangen water when you are reading a good book, writing your thoughts, and doing your proper exercise that truly fits you. Your Cool Eustress.

My true coffee nowadays is Arabica true coffee from Benguet province, Philippines combined with Barako true coffee from Batangas province, Philippines. I was told this combination is called Espresso coffee. I also combine this combination to Palm Civet True Coffee also known as Alamid coffee.

All of my true coffee beans are roasted and grounded within a week and I consume all of them in less than a month for its true freshness and true health benefits. True coffee at its best which is only giving you best results because when it comes to true coffee I’m not settling for less than the extraordinary, only the best true coffee.

The only water I’m using for my true coffee is true spring or mountain water from Taytay Falls, Mount Cristobal, town of Majayjay, Laguna province, Philippines or Kangen Water.

Seth Godin wrote, “When was the last time you did something for the first time?”

So many people nowadays are missing the true essentials of life. They are missing the beauty of making adjustments in life. They are missing the true wonders of Cool Eustress.

Just Do It. Your Cool Eustress.