Monday Motivation – Some Things You Can’t Achieve Alone # 6

2:22 min video to start your Monday off motivated and ready to take on the week.

This may just be another flash mob video or is it? Flash mob videos all remind  me of  a simple message while entertaining me. There will always be certain things in life you need others people help to achieve. What are you trying to accomplish all alone, that really needs the help of a team?

Frozen Grand Central

I have scoured the internet to find inspirational and motivational videos to get my own Monday rocking and rolling with the right mindset. I post them at 5am CST every Monday morning. Please feel free to share, and let me know if you find a motivating or inspirational video I should be sharing.

Monday Motivation – Just One Extra Degree #5

3:02 min video to start your Monday off motivated and ready to take on the week!

Just one extra degree makes water boil! So many things in life are achieved by such a small margin of effort and or time. What can you give just a little extra effort on to achieve greatness today?

212 Degrees, alternative version

I have scoured the internet to find inspirational and motivational videos to get my own Monday rocking and rolling with the right mindset. I post them at 5am CST every Monday morning. Please feel free to share, and let me know if you find a motivating or inspirational video I should be sharing.

Cheers,

Lee

You & Your Childs Smartphone Pics Might Be Putting Your Privacy At Risk

Please share this with your kids, family & friends.

If you or your child take pictures with a smart phone, iPod, tablet and post them online. You may be be giving away your photos exact location to anyone online who wants to locate the exact GPS coordinates within a few meters; your home, school, etc. Yes it is very scary. There is no reason to give bad people access to your location or that of your children.

Side note: My mom likes to forward me all types of crazy emails. Did you see this crazy Internet one warning you? That one about emergency cellphone battery life?  More often than not, I head over to www.snopes.com to see if it is a fake viral email. Sorry Mom, but you have sent me a few duds over the years. This time though she sent me something that I think that anyone who takes pictures with their phone or have kids who take pictures with iPods, smart-phone, or even iPads/tablets NEEDS to not only see.. but act on immediately. Kudos Mom and thanks for sharing.

Watch this video.

It is a couple years old, so isn’t new news, but has racked up over 10 Million views. Below the video I will give a resource ‘How To Post’ on how easy it is to ensure your iPhone, iPad & iPod phone pictures DO NOT contain any embedded location data.

The small instructions given at the end of the video are not up to date. Here is how to turn off Geo-Location data for the iPhone and other apple devices. All other smart phones would have similar setting as well; just consult Google and you should be good to go.

Here is a post I did  for changing privacy settings on Apple iPhone, iPod & iPad: How To Shut OFF Your Geo-location for your iPhone, iPad & iPod to Protect Your Privacy

Hope this has helped you or someone you know.

Cheers,

Lee

 

How To Shut OFF Your Location Services for your iPhone, iPad & iPod to Protect Your Privacy

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If you are at all concerned about anyone finding your, or your kids,  exact physical location via your/their iPhone, iPad or iPod pictures then you need to SHUT OFF your locations setting for your iPhone camera and other camera apps. Every time you take a picture your exact GPS location is built into invisible data in the digital picture file called meta data. With simple software programs, hackers and other unsavoury individuals, can very easily find the exact location where your pictures were taken accurate with in feet. Not cool!

This is up to date for Apple devices running IOS 6.14 as of June 15-2013

Here is how you turn off your location services:

1. Click on your devices SETTINGS

2. Click on PRIVACY

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3. Click on LOCATION SEVRVICES

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4. Click OFF Location Services for your Camera, Video apps and any other apps you may be concerned about your Privacy. Warning: Most people don’t want to turn LOCATION SERVICES completely off as this will mean your MAPS application will no longer work!

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Smile. Your location will no longer be accessible by strangers via your pictures meta data. You have protected your privacy!

Monday Motivation – Riding a Bike Takes Practise #4

:55 second video to start your Monday off motivated and ready to take on the week!

Do you remember when you first rode a bike?  Lessons from crazy little kids are sometimes the most profound. Two thumbs up for Rock & Roll!

Thumbs Up for Rock and Roll!

I have scoured the internet to find inspirational and motivational videos to get my own Monday rocking and rolling with the right mindset. I post them at 5am CST every Monday morning. Please feel free to share, and let me know if you find a motivating or inspirational video I should be sharing.

Monday Motivation – Positive Attitude is Everything #3

42 second video to start your Monday motivated and ready to take on the week!

This video shows that a positive attitude is everything. It just happens to be cute babies in diapers to put a smile on your face.

Positive Attitude is Everything – Very Funny Attitude Video – Inspirational

I have scoured the internet to find inspirational and motivational videos to get my own Monday rocking and rolling with the right digital rockstar mindset. I post Motivational Monday videos at 5am CST every Monday morning. Please feel free to share, and let me know if you find a motivating or inspirational video I should be adding on those Mondays we need a little extra motivation.

Monday Motivation – Live Today Like It Was Your Last #2

1;54 min video to start your Monday off motivated and ready to take on the week!

Steve Jobs (R.I.P) was an inspiration to us all. If we took his his attitiude daily the world, and our own lives, would be so much better. Listen to him give a short speech about  ‘If today were the last day of my life’!

Live every day like it was your last.

Steve Jobs – Inspirational Speech "If today were the last day of my life"

I have scoured the internet to find inspirational and motivational videos to get my own Monday rocking and rolling with the right mindset. I post them at 5am CST every Monday morning. Please feel free to share, and let me know if you find a motivating or inspirational video I should be sharing.

Throw Away Your Paper Receipts

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I try to always share truly useful technology and apps when I find, test, and discover they help save me time or solve a problem.

In doing my taxes this past year, I was able to NOT have to pull my gas receipts out of a shoebox and was easily able to tally up my expenses for my accountant faster than I ever have before.

Time Saved: Approximately 2-3 hours

As an experiment, I started taking pictures of my gas receipts with an app called OneReceipt. Which allowed me to tag the picture “GAS” and after each fill up simply throw away my receipt and forget about it. It also works on any other receipts as well. Their technology actually pulls the #’s off the receipt and stores them securely in the cloud. It also can analyze your spending and a few other things I haven’t tried yet :)

When it came time to do my taxes this spring. I logged in to their site clicked on the tag ‘GAS’ and voilà… done! All my gas expenditures exported as a PDF with a TOTAL. No calculator or eye straining required!!!

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  • They have an iPhone APP here: http://itunes.apple.com/app/onereceipt/id512999447
  • You also get an email address @ onereceipt.com to give to retailers if you would like your receipt mailed to you.
  • They are still in BETA, but I would highly recommend you check them out.

 

 

Here is their website: www.onereceipt.com

( FYI I’m not associated in anyway with this service… just think it will save you time and money like it  did for me!)

 

The Recipe For Change

Eat Humble Pie

Happy New Years!!!

Eat Humble Pie
The Recipe For Change

New Years Resolutions have had a bad rap. I see many a blogger, author and commenter suggesting resolutions just don’t work! I’m curious as to why. What makes CHANGE so difficult? Why do New Years resolutions fail more often than not?

I have a theory!

No one hands us an easy RECIPE  FOR CHANGE. We have plenty of books, blogs, courses and gyms that will happily take our hard earned money. But they never come with that bonus coupon that guarantees they will also motivate you to butt out, wake up early after a long sleepless night to work out, slap your hand when reaching for a bag of chips, or to not work late and spend more time with your family.

Let’s face it! We are hardwired to resist change. The short term pain too often trumps the long term gain. Having said that, I believe there is an effective recipe for change that works more often than not! It is so effective I am often afraid to use or invoke it in my own life. I’ll let you be the judge.

The most effective agent of personal change is TRUE FEAR of failure!!! Let me explain. When failure is personal and silent it sucks big time, but is easily dismissed. When failure is public and forever in the eyes of your closest friends, family and co-workers the mere thought of it is like trying to imagine jumping out of a plane without a parachute, swallowing a scorpion or gnawing off your own arm. Sorry for the horrific visuals, but the latter examples are clearly not easily dismissed.

Use this recipe to your advantage! If you REALLY want to change, subject yourself to potential personal and public humiliation. If you want to lose weight; bet your 10 closest friends and family members you will achieve your goal by XYZ date or you will pay each of them $(painful amount of money). Need motivation to work out four times a week; send an email with the plan to your co-workers detailing how you if you fail, by XYZ date, you will work an entire week wearing pajamas and will make a $(painful amount of money) donation to a charity or association you ABSOLUTELY DO NOT want to publicly support! :)

You can achieve this on your own or, for those that truly understand and accept their lack of motivation, YES there is a website that will force you to comply. Use www.stickk.com and increase your success odds from a mere 30% to a whopping 70%. Complete your recipe for change using the digital equivelant of eating humble pie.

For the remainder of 2013 I look forward to bringing you digital rockstar style RECIPES for life, food, tech shortcuts, and digital goodness that will help make your, and my, life better in 2013! I too plan to eat my own humble pie.

Happy New Year!

Cheers,

Lee

PS. Blog  Update: I will slowly be adding my favourite slow carb and cheat day recipes here: /recipes/ ( If you are into slow carb please share your favourites and I would love to hear feedback on the recipes I post). If you are not into slow carb… here is my original post on the diet/lifetsyle. /slow-carb-diet/