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Power of connections

Are you connecting with new people every day? Connecting with people on a daily basis, learning their story, learning their journey, it’s all part of being human beings.

The power of connection exponentially increases as you connect with more people daily.

Today I had the pleasure to speak with my team mate from Team Velocipede, Saad Reza and we talked about cycling, health, and keto as well as podcasting.

I also had the opportunity to meet up with my good friend and podcaster Erol Ertumen and host of LinkedIn MasterEEE group on Facebook.

As well as an upcoming podcaster and photographer Vadym Guliuk.

We got to talk about podcasting, marketing and understanding what our audience needs.

I also got to chat with Rod Ferrier and we talked about some really cool things that we can do to help others with education around video production.

So go out there and connect with people sharing your ideas and your goals and you never know who will be available to send you in the path to achieve your goals what do you think leave a comment below.

Children are the Future

Today I discovered very disturbing news through my cousins. He pointed me to a tweet by Danya Williams that mentioned:

SHARE please be aware and very cautious of what your child watches on YouTube and KIDS YOUTUBE. There is a thing called “Momo” that’s instructing kids to kill themselves, turn stoves on while everyone is sleep and even threatening to kill the children if they tell their parents.

Danya Williams

This is absolutely disturbing and supremely disgusting. I intentionally did not embed the tweet here as the image grab from the tweet is something I can never get out of my head.

So we started chatting in the group and my cousin mentioned how there’s a huge problem on YouTube and in an article published on Wired UK talks about how a network of pedophiles is hiding in plain sight on YouTube and YouTube/Google is doing nothing to censor this information.

One of my cousins mentioned, “Sometimes I want to move to an island and hunt and gather.” I responded well you can still do that, but we all can’t live on an island, disconnected from each other.

Human beings are social animals, because we love to connect and enjoy each others conversations, some more than others.

But as parents, we need to make a stance and simply control the content and media our children are exposed to. Limit time to 30 minutes max to a select few items that you’ve already monitored and vetted. We also need to spend more time with our children as that is all they’re looking for.

Then he mentioned that he does want to get rid of his Television. To which I claimed well that’s quite honorable but we still have our phones which access those same media. Handing the phones to kids is a bad habit that we all do, simply to have some time to ourselves and we’re all to blame for it.

The biggest reason behind it (handing the iPhones or iPads over to our kids) is because that’s super easy to do.

The one thing that is constant in our lives is the 9-5 mentality. And when we’re home after 5/6/7pm we just want to do nothing because we’re so tired from the usage of our minds.

We simply then put things off for the weekend, and when the weekend comes we’re either driving to someone’s house or going out for groceries or other errands.

We grow up learning about how life is meant to be devised into separate sections. Between work and life and everything else.

I think the television needs a separate room to itself with lock and key.. and not be in the family room, this way we can control when it is being consumed.

Regardless we need to spend more time with our kids and teach them good moral lessons by being those examples.

What do you think should be done? Would love some comments below.

Keep on, Keepin’ on

The one thing we gotta remember is that the more you do the same thing, the better you’ll get at it. And the more you have consistency behind it you’ll certainly build that as a habit.

Key is to do the new habit that you’re trying to build accompanied with something that you already do, makes it easier to associate and build up that new hobby.

So I’m still struggling, but I’ve got to keep on trucking and build that this new habit and muscle out.

Commitments are hard

Commitments are hard

When i made a commitment to write yesterday, I was certain that it was going to be easy. But that’s what we do when we don’t estimate all the other variables that we interact in life.

Today we have to take our daughter to be seen by the family allergist and his office is almost 2 hours away and sometimes it has taken us 3 hours just one way.

So when something like this comes about we have to let go of the daily routine and just go with the flow.

Hopefully I can get some marketing materials videos created on this trip as I’m opting to not drive.

Being a passenger has its pros 🙂

Till tomorrow!

A commitment to write

I’m truly blessed to live in a world where I get the option to choose to do whatever drives my passion.

I have the opportunity to meet and connect with so many fascinating people that are doing exactly what brings them happiness.

I started a podcast last year, and it’s the most critical thing that I had wanted to do for a very long time. I kept pushing it because I needed co-hosts to start a podcast, but then I realized that my hobbies were the cohosts.

My many hobbies and projects that I explored became something of a qualifier that somehow defined me.

I decided to embrace it all, digging deeper into the many hobbies that brought me joy.

I’ll list these hobbies here because what better way to restart blogging than to list out a number of topics that I can then explore.

  1. Podcasting
  2. Videography
  3. Woodworking
  4. Photography
  5. Lego builds
  6. Cycling
  7. Beekeeping
  8. Virtual reality
  9. Marketing (is this a hobby?)
  10. Helping others
  11. Paper and vinyl crafts

That’s just a shortlists.

But you might be wondering what made me start blogging or writing again.

The single most decisive podcast episode to date has to be the one I heard last night. It was Seth Godin being interviewed by Mark Metry. It was full of so many actionable insights that I made a decision that I need to do this on the top of the morning and get thoughts down on paper and start to change the way my brain works.

Seth Godin has been writing blogs daily since a very very longtime and that’s something that I plan to start today.

He says, it’s not if, but what I’ll be sharing with the world tomorrow.

So here my first post into the fray of daily blogs.

Thanks for reading!

Tags: writing, daily, decision, list

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No more ‘Doorbell’ category in HomeKit accessories page on Apple.com

Like most people that bought the Ring Doorbell among other doorbell video camera services probably hoped that thought that doorbell video camera would show up in the “Home” app on our iPhones and iPads. Well it has now disappeared after years of promises by the hardware manufacturers.

With the recent acquisition of Ring doorbell company by Amazon, it just seems like we’re moving further away from collaborating on technology platforms.

One of the biggest reason behind the disconnect is the fact that Apple spends a lot of time in making sure the services and products they support follow a strict protocol for security. Enabling multiple levels of encryption to deter hackers and missteps.

Check out the source for some more information regarding the “doorbell” purge.

Source: Apple purges ‘Doorbell’ category from HomeKit accessories page

What if we killed the job interview?

An interesting piece on skipping the entire interview process. 100s nay 1000s of people give and take interviews on a daily basis. They’re either interviewing to hire new candidates or candidates hoping to land a new job. The problem with interviews is that it almost always doesn’t surmount to a good understanding of the interviewer. Sometimes it’ll take a few months to really know the candidates likes and dislikes.

There has been countless websites and services created to help with this problem, here’s a few that come to mind.

But maybe there’s another way?! I mean as social media users on several networks we share information, freely and engage with our peers and acquaintances, its quite easy to see who somebody is by just looking at the engagements.

Check out the article over at FastCompany and see what you think.

Source: What if we killed the job interview?

Avengers: Infinity War – the beginning of an end.

Infinity War is upon us, with less than a week left before it opens in theaters everywhere in the World. One of the longest conclusion to a set of movies for the past 10 years, starting with Iron Man in 2008.

History

Marvel started as an independent studio back in 2008 and produced their first movie Iron Man with Jon Favreau as the Director and Actor.

You’ve probably read a few stories and articles about the upcoming movie Avengers: Infinity War. It is a culmination of 18 movies in the past 10 years, a decade of movies all pointing to one direction. All good must come to an end for the biggest evil to take over the entire universe.

If you don’t already know the movies that leads to Infinity War, they’re right here in chronological order.

MCU Phase 1:

  1. 2008 – Iron Man – Jon Favreau
  2. 2008 – The Incredible Hulk – Louis Leterrier
  3. 2010 – Iron Man 2 – Jon Favreau
  4. 2011 – Thor – Kenneth Branagh
  5. 2011 – Captain America: The First Avenger – Joe Johnston
  6. 2012 – The Avengers – Joss Whedon

MCU Phase 2:

  1. 2013 – Iron Man 3 – Shane Black
  2. 2013 – Thor: The Dark World – Alan Taylor
  3. 2014 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  4. 2014 – Guardians of the Galaxy – James Gunn
  5. 2015 – Avengers: Age of Ultron – Joss Whedon

MCU Phase 3:

  1. 2015 – Ant-Man – Peyton Reed
  2. 2016 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  3. 2016 – Doctor Strange – Scott Derrickson
  4. 2017 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – James Gunn
  5. 2017 – Spider-Man: Homecoming – Jon Watts
  6. 2017 – Thor: Ragnarok – Taika Waititi
  7. 2018 – Black Panther – Ryan Coogler
  8. 2018 – Avengers: Infinity War – Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

At this point in time we’ve got a total of 18 movies before Infinity War, making it a total of 19 movies to close out the MCU or is it just the beginning of something new?. So many main stories and side stories it is impossible to talk about everything.

FUTURE- Continuing Phase 3:

  1. 2018 – Ant-Man and The Wasp – Peyton Reed
  2. 2019 – Captain Marvel – Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
  3. 2019 – Avengers 4 (Untitled Movie) – Anthony Russo, Joe Russo.

I’m sure there are movies scheduled out to 2020 that I haven’t listed. But I’ll see if I can touch on some of these movies as we go forward.