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Archive for September, 2009

Rule 9: Be Clear and Direct

Posted on September 21, 2009 in: Uncategorized by Andrew Birkhead

Here’s another rule from the book, No More Mr. Nice Guy.  Beating around the bush takes time and a tremendous amount of energy.  Holding an indirect conversation and keeping my hidden agenda in the back of my mind, all while beating myself up for not being good enough to get to the damn point, is tiresome.  Tiresome for me and for the people around me.  Aside from saving time and energy, being clear and direct adds a certain clarity and an edge to my thoughts and to my work as well.  The habit of being clear and direct allows me to cut through the BS of my cluttered thoughts and get to the marrow of the matter.  Get into the habit of being clear and direct with yourself and the people in your life.

The Myth of Multi-Tasking

Posted on September 9, 2009 in: Uncategorized by Andrew Birkhead

You ‘multi-taskers’ out there can delude yourself as long as you like, but after reading this, I know it’s all crap.

“We kept looking for multitaskers’ advantages in this study. But we kept finding only disadvantages. We thought multitaskers were very much in control of information. It turns out, they were just getting it all confused.”
– Eyal Ophir, lead investigator.

What’s interesting to me is that the multi-tasker fans I present the evidence to, choose to stay in denial.  Never underestimate the power of denial!

Currently Editing

Posted on September 8, 2009 in: Editing, Projects by Andrew Birkhead

I’m starting a music video for Keith Beatty today.  It’s the song, King, a powerful piece the brings up the Jungian King archetype for me.  This was shot by Larry Ladig using the Canon 5D.