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Knowledge: The Infinite Design

Infinite Design

It is safe to say that nobody can ever know everything. There is so much knowledge being created, and found, every second of every day, and all over the world, that keeping up is literally impossible.

It is much more practical to be the one who is creating new knowledge in one area, than to try to tackle everything that already exists in all areas.

It is also safe to say that the purpose of man is to create. We were given hands, and tools, and means to use them. No other animal has the ability to create to the extent that we can. We take abstract ideas in our minds and make them into realities. We are problem solvers, and solution builders.

We are in a infinite loop of creation, where everyday, there is more than there was before.

Some people would find this thought overwhelming, or frustrating. As soon as you climb one mountain, you can then see an even higher one in the distance left to tackled. But this to me is reassuring.

It’s important to have new goals, and it’s also important to have a niche, or several. Pioneering a field can be an endless journey, but an amazing one.

It is very gratifying to be the one to get to the top of the mountain that no one else has climbed, and then be the one to discover another mountain.

Even if you never get to climb the next one, you can be assured that someone else will, and progress will be made because of you.

Knowledge and information are the lifeblood of society. Without it, there would be no progress.

The internet and computer age has transformed the world in 25 short years, because of all of the knowledge that has become infinitely more accessible than it was before.

It has taken a country like Colombia, who just 15 years ago was still riddled with gorillas, scared and suppressed citizens, and militant mindsets, and it has transformed it into a safe, thriving, and practical culture where ideas are shared and discussed openly, and wifi, high class cafe’s and very computer literate designers and programmers are common place.

It is important that knowledge be infinite in it’s nature. If it wasn’t, things would get pretty boring, and probably pretty bad. It’s the reason for such a big fuss about Google filtering their content in certain countries.

Knowledge acquisition has actually gotten ever more important than ever before, because of the internet.

Computers and the web give us the tool, and the space, to store all of the knowledge society acquires, without much overhead. And, It can then be accessed any time with something as simple as a Google search.

This is truly power. With this power, and basic human drive mixed together, it is safe to say that the progress of society as a whole will begin to speed up exponentially, adding more knowledge to the database, and leaving more of a reason for each person to focus on one niche, and build upon it as high as possible.

This is an amazing time to be alive. I would urge us all to take advantage of what’s being given to us, and not just focus on everything that is already here, and just stare in amazement, but actually access the root of our true nature, and take charge of innovating and pioneering ourselves, so that knowledge’s infinite structure can be strengthened faster, and our progress can truly make life better.

It is not enough to stand by and watch others make the big leaps and climb the big mountains. With knowledge being literally unlimited, it is extremely important that we get everyone involved, so we can solve the crucial problems even faster. Also, with all of the tools we have at our disposal today, it’s easier than ever before to innovate. All it takes is gathering the right information using the web, and sorting it out using our analytical and naturally-problem-solving minds.

I’m looking forward to a bright future that I helped build. I encourage you to help too, and you should encourage everyone you know to do the same. If this happens, the world will be an infinitely better place.

Written by: Dante Cullari Founder & President Beat-Play, LLC

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Business Owner Anxiety? Use the Clipboard Effect and De-Stressorize!

For any independent business owner, even if you’re an independent artist, being your own boss is tough. How do you stay on top of everything when you’re being pulled in a million different directions? Especially when there’s so many different responsibilities to keep track of? Here’s a couple tricks I’ve used to stop my own anxiety.

First, when I felt that the list of things I was in charge of was too big to even remember off hand, I made a spreadsheet. At the top left I wrote “Action Items:” Then below I listed all of the actions I go through(or should) almost daily, such as Blogging, Research, Drafting, Email, ect. Then every day I check off the categories I did and list the specific projects I worked on.

It helps me in a couple of different ways. It lets me know which areas I’m hitting the hardest and which ones need work. It also lets me track how much is actually getting done daily, and it gives me something to be proud of. Also it pushes me to be more productive so I can have the simple joy of checking off those boxes.

There’s just one other crucial step in this process: Get a clipboard. For some reason, there’s something official about having a clipboard with information regarding the productivity of your business. It is reassuring, and especially when your office is your living room or your basement, and your environment might not be so “official” looking, having something that represents that order to your business is important, and having things organized like that goes a long way for your peace of mind.

One more AWESOME and similar organizational tool for any business owner, that can sky rocket your productivity, is called the Mini Day Method. Check out that blog post for more info, it is REALLY worth looking into.

Today’s Advice: Don’t stress, buy a clipboard!

Written by: Dante Cullari, Founder & President Beat-Play, LLC

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Time Management 101 – Mini Days

Has anyone ever heard of Mini Days?

It’s a productivity system that streamlines your physical movements for optimum production, with no burn out.

The best example of the concept is Henry Ford’s assembly line, where instead of having one person put the tires on, and then they go and work on the engine, and then go and tighten the bolts, and so on, each person is specified one specific physical movement at a time. They might put only tires on many different cars for a period of 4 hours, and then might move to tightening bolts for a couple of hours, but they are not wasting time walking around, getting the tools they need for one job, and then going and doing the same thing with other jobs that need to be done, and wasting more time. Each action is streamlined. This is how Henry Ford turned the process of producing cars from a hundreds-a-day process to a thousands-a-day process, which we now call mass-production.

It can be the same for your phone calls, word processing, school work ect. Define your tasks by the actual physical movements you make. Select a set amount of time each day dedicated to that task. Set up a time schedule for when you will perform each task each day. An example might be Phone Calls, Operations (could be anything), Meetings, in my case updating my website, ect. Work only for that set amount of time on each task, and even if you don’t finish what you start, move on to the next task when the time is up. This way you are chipping away at many things each day, without getting worn out by any of them. By the end of a week, you may have your whole list completely done, with no unneeded stress or seemingly hard effort.

These little spurts of productivity are called Mini Days because once your done with one, it’s almost like starting a brand new day doing something completely different. It can work wonders! Remember it’s all about streamlining your physical movements so you don’t waste time for example typing something, then remembering you have to call someone, and then going back to typing. Block everything into time slots so you can use your time as efficiently as possible.

Just thought I’d share because no one seems to have ever heard of it and everyone I tell uses it and loves it. I learned this trick in a pretty amazing book I’ve read called Neo Tech, which means New Think. I’d definitely recommend looking into it.

Extra Helpful Tip for Small Business Owners: Business Owner Anxiety? Use the Clipboard Effect and De-Stressorize!

Written by: Dante Cullari, Founder & President Beat-Play, LLC