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The problem with carrot/stick motivation

On the podcast, Jocko was talking about how negative reinforcement – teaching through punishment of bad behavior – is the worst form of leadership. People will work just hard enough to avoid punishment and that’s it. I’d add that eventually

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Things about drinking

This sobriety binge has been a lot easier, totally undramatic as expected. I actually didn’t notice I was sober until trivia night and now it’s a little more present. Because that and the open mic were the first times this

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Fear of being a sucker

I’m currently working harder than I ever have on being nice. Which, hardy har har, isn’t technically hard because I’ve never worked on it before. The thing that unlocked and let me work on it was telling everyone I’m working

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Doing the SATs for fun (7)

Completed the final quarter of SAT practice test 2.  Math with calculator. 14 out of 38. I actually did this one to the timer because I didn’t want to spend three hours working on every individual questions. I wanted to

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When you’re sad, think big

When people get upset it tends to be about small things. It’s not that they’re going to die someday, or that people close to them are going to die, or that life is so horribly cruel to most people who

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Doing the SATs for fun (6)

Did half the next test. My endurance is up because the first time I did a quarter a day and was always miserable by the end but today I got the first two sections done and started in on the

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Doing the SATs for fun (5)

Test One of Six results: Reading: 33 of 52 Writing: 30 of 44 Math sans calculator: 7 of 20 Math with calculator: 17 of 38 So all in all in terms of SAT scores that adds up to 600 verbal,

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