Monthly Archives: March 2015

Startup Iceland ticket price will rise in April, are you going to pay more or less?

I love how Siggi makes the case that buying tickets to Startup Iceland is the second step towards defeating procrastination ūüėČ

Startup Iceland

FYI ‚Äď the early-bird ticket sale (lower price tickets)¬†will end in only 3 days, the end of March 2015.

Are you going to lose out?

This is your LAST CHANCE to buy a ticket to the Startup Iceland 2015 Conference for a lower price.

If you want to read more about the conference, who’s speaking and why you should attend, then read more about the Startup Iceland 2015 conference by clicking here.

But if you just want to buy the ticket immediately, then click here to buy a ticket and reserve your seat to Startup Iceland 2015.

‚ÄúI love deadlines‚Ķ‚ÄĚ

It amazes me how much Icelandic people like to live on the edge of deadlines .. and I am no exception.

I’m Icelandic and sometimes I sign up only at the last moment .. or enter the store 2 minutes before it closes.

But why do we do this time…

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Groasis Waterboxx has amazing results in Morocco

Yes, we can change the world for the better! Thanks for the Waterboxx! Keep up the good work Groasis!!!

DESERTIFICATION

Photo credit: Groasis

Groasis Waterboxx planted in October 2011

Sahara Roots

Tree planting project in ‚ÄúLe Petit Prince‚ÄĚ in the Sahara desert of Morocco

Sahara Roots uses the Groasis Waterboxx to plant native trees. Despite the harsh conditions the plantings are very successful. Sahara Roots wants to help create awareness about the importance of maintaining the environment. The activities are focussed on planting trees, assisting in clean-up
campaigns and in stimulating the children.

In October 2010 the first Groasis Waterboxxes arrived in the Sahara in Morocco. Around Bivouac Le Petit Prince they started planting using this technique together with the local people.

The area has been split up in 4 different planting sites. The entrance to Bivouac Le Petit Prince camp, an area behind the restaurant tent, the back of the Le Petit Prince Camp and the Nebkah area. The start of the planting on this last site just started…

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The Present Principle

Goooood morning/day/evening/night, whatever time it is when you read this!¬†—Everything in this article with quotation marks will later become a article

I’m starting to use the¬†Present Principle…today! I have been working on making my mornings into my favorite part of the day and read a lot on how to do that and it looks like this is simply the most realistic actionable plan.

Present is a acronym for

Pray/Pause

Read

Express

SCHEDULE

EXERCISE

NOURISH

TRACK

You can read more about it on¬†the website of¬†Chaire Diaz Orits¬†but¬†here I’m going to take you through my own morning and I’m moving things around a little bit and focusing on what I need to get from it.¬†Claire says “Do one thing today that truly nourishes you. Take a bath. Read a novel. Play with a baby. Do it for you.” and I agree but since I’m focusing on doing all this in the morning I’m just focusing on eating a healthy breakfast as my Nourishment.

First of all I have to make things doable and “set myself up for success”. That means “getting a good night sleep” and making sure that I don’t check my phone the first thing in the morning so I don’t keep it in the bedroom. In fact the phone¬†is not allowed at the Dinner-table, Bathroom or Bedroom. (yes, I’m one of those that check it while I’m still in bed…or that is used to before today!

I also SCHEDULE my day the day before with my GF, that allows my brain to work on issues while I’m sleeping but also lets me relax because I know what I have to do and when so I can hit the ground running when I wake up.¬†And its actually powerful when you know that you going to have an amazing morning, I actually was looking forward to going to sleep so I could wake up and implement this.

The first thing I do when I wake up is to start my¬†TRACKING. I’m using Toggl for that, its running throughout the day to help me “Quality task instead of multitask”, and I’m using HabitRPG to “gamify my life”.

I make oatmeal and while I’m waiting for it to get ready I open all the windows in the house to “get fresh air” and do “EXERCISE“. What I do is pull-ups, push ups and lift weights. I don’t do that for more then 5 min but I give it all I got and am exhausted, proud of myself and really awake.

Then I sit and enjoy my¬†NOURISHMENT of a healthy breakfast and while I’m eating I’m READ¬†the bible. I’m using the Bible In One Year App on my phone, I also have a printed copy but I like the commentary from Nicky Gumbel¬†the founder of “the Alpha course”. Plus “my Hero Bear Grylls” says it’s ‘My favourite way to start the day.’

After reading I go into a small room to get away from¬†distractions, put on some “Soaking music” and¬†PRAY¬†in a “*power pose” for around 5 minutes.

And now I’m¬†EXPRESSING¬†myself by writing this blog and I write down 3 things that I’m thankful for every morning and thank God every night for 3 things before going to sleep. “Attitude of Gratitude”

I want to do more and better but “its more important to have a ok plan that works rather then a perfect plan that can’t be implemented” Thank you “Tim Ferriss” for your insights on that!! I’m going to keep this post short and simple and even then it took me an hour to write but everyone has to start somewhere and “every winner was a beginner”. I encourage you to begin as well, you can do everyone of these steps one minute each and the rewards are definitely worth it. If you have any questions just ask, it helps me as well so your also giving me a gift by doing that.

Now go and have a seriously brilliant day!

*http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are?language=en