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Javascript, React, rhymes and reasoning by Crates (Michael McDade)

Achievement, Blog, Daily, Greatness, Habits, Journal, Meditation, VieDay, Self-Improvement, Productivity
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Achieve your Goals with Dedication, Inspiration and Meditation

Every day, you need a dedicated schedule designed to nurture and develop your abilities. Then, you must follow bursts of inspiration when they strike!
Crates
Crates
5 min read
Biographical, Blog, Journal, Video Games, Woodworking, Crafts, DIY
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Building a DIY Retro Arcade Cabinet Emulator (MAME) - Part 1

When I was a kid, I was in LOVE with arcade games. I still am! Modern games just aren't the same as the old arcade cabinets! So Dad and I are building one.
Crates
Crates
5 min read
Blog, Finances, Minimalism, VieDay, Self-Improvement, Sacrifice

Caveat Emptor: Every Purchase is a Promise

Think critically about what you bring into your life. Home ownership might seem like fun, but do you really want to clean the gutters and repair the roof?
Crates
Crates
1 min read
BuJo, Bullet Journal, Achievement, Daily, Greatness, Habits, Journal, Productivity, Self-Improvement, VieDay
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Use a Bullet Journal to Take Control of your Life

Are you struggling to keep up with all the meetings, tasks and notes in your life? A bullet journal will help you master the endless flow of details!
Crates
Crates
7 min read
Achievement, Daily, Greatness, Habits, Productivity, Self-Improvement, Stoicism, VieDay
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My Secrets to Productivity and Success in 2020 (Part 2 of 2)

Learn about practicing daily affirmations, logging your time use, keeping a daily score card of your habits, setting time-boxed and SMART goals, starting and ending your day with journaling, and following a daily routine.
Crates
Crates
7 min read
Blog, Daily, Daily Affirmations, Greatness, Habits, Productivity, Self-Improvement, VieDay
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12 Keys to Increasing Productivity and Achieving Success in 2020: Part 1 of 2

By doing these 12 things, you're removing barriers to achieving your ultimate dreams and reaching levels of success you never thought possible before!
Crates
Crates
8 min read
Achievement, Blog, Essays, Greatness, Habits, Journal, Productivity, Self-Improvement, Stoicism, VieDay
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What's preventing you from achieving your 10 year goals inside of 6 months?

Every day in December 2019, I've been asking myself Peter Thiel's question: "What's preventing you from achieving your 10 year goals inside of 6 months?"
Crates
Crates
7 min read
Fiction, Short Story, Long, Long Ago, Ubersite

Hearken Yon, O Child (Short Story, Chapter 1)

Eric was falling, with great speed, towards a park in the middle of a large metropolitan area. People walked around trees and ponds like small insects, but that was soon to change, as he rocketed towards the ground.
Crates
Crates
2 min read
Ubersite, Poem, Long, Long Ago
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Curling Wisps of Starlit Smoke (poem)

The midnight streets are mine alone traversed on soft soled shoe, to step on gritty pavement and breathe in sweet life anew.
Crates
Crates
1 min read
Communication, Charisma, Stoicism, Self-Improvement, Lists
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Deadly Communication Sins to Avoid

Check out this list of all the Deadly Communication Sins to avoid that can RUIN any interaction you have with others!
Crates
Crates
3 min read
Short Story, Despair, Fiction, Ubersite, Struggle, Long, Long Ago

Hour of Despair (a very short story)

Beads of sweat rolled down her face, stinging her eyes as she reached a dried, cracked and bleeding hand high above her to feel for a safe point to grasp.
Crates
Crates
3 min read
Daily Affirmations, Greatness, Self-Improvement, Daily, Habits, VieDay
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My 10 Daily Affirmations

I use these ten daily affirmations to direct my focus in life, to train my brain to recognize opportunities and to achieve my utmost potential!
Crates
Crates
2 min read