Small, big win -- get multiple colors of pens.
I found nice packs of pens in Morocco that contained one each of a black, blue, green, and red pen. I bought five packs.
Incredibly useful. My system:
Black -- big details, big picture.
Blue -- specific notes, little details.
Green -- complete, or on-track and doesn't need attention.
Red -- next up, urgent, unacceptable, or needs attention.
It makes is easy to skim notebooks rapidly. I can look at the black ink if I want to figure out what's going on, can skim over anything blue unless I want details... if I'm in a real hurry, I can just look for what's red and do that. If I want to see progress/timelines, diving into a mix of blue and green will give me that.
Very useful. I find paper next to the computer to be a huge boon anyways, and multiple colors of pens makes even doubly useful.
This week is the final week of the first version of the Lights Spreadsheet. I upgraded it, and will share the upgrades with you shortly after I hammer out the details.
This week, I want to talk about pragmatism and mantras.
First, pragmatism: I have a theory that I call The Theory of Rapid Repairs.
It goes like this:
For some arbitrary reason, I enjoy thinking of my favorites. Whether it be musicians, sports teams, or really anything else, I have this urge to occasionally "categorize" myself (despite the fact that I detest labels and believe we should stray away from them). That being said, I always wondered who my favorite superhero was.
Now I never really grew up with superheroes. I wasn't an avid comic book reader like your stereotypical nerd (any Big Bang Theory fans?). Really, my only experience with superheroes are the few mainstream movies I've watched recently. This blog post is an effort to dive into this realm I've never ventured into.
For time's sake, I'm only going to look into a few of these individuals. This selection is mainly based on popularity because I don't really want to look closely into obscure superheroes (who the hell is Plastic Man?).
My choices were Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, Hulk, and Thor. All are pretty well-known, but I tried to incorporate both icons and a few darkhorse candidates. I do realize I don't have any women choices, but that's because there are no recent well-known movies about female superheroes.