Coffeechug Listography: I need to explore these, have you?

I am continuing to sort my notepads and eliminate all these massive volumes of pages of notes that I scribbled on tons of notepads. This post is based on two pages of lists of things I told myself to check out. I have not checked them out yet, but before I lose these notes I am typing them up.

If you any an recommendations or have used/heard/read about these please let me know.

1. Minecraft Project for Schools
2. Sekai Camera
3. ARIS
4. wiki.lvl1.org
5. nerdyderby.com
6. socialbro
7. bufferapp
8. restwise.com
9. samiinkinen.com
10.Robert Miller
11. fakebook.com
12. Calm Counter/ Noise Dial
13. ourdigitaldojo.com
14. edorigami.wikispaces.com
15. Nearpod
16. Monday Trick Shot
17. Move strawberry in water with mind
18. DOINK/EDCanvas
19. Amy Unell
20. Augment Reality Apps
21. Too Big Too Know – Weinberger
22. Teecino – I have used these products and they are AWESOME!
23. Lego Poetry
24. MJ Failure video
25. Star Wars Snowflakes
26. Lego Brick Race
27. Lego Brickshow
28. Teachem – free online teaching platform

BE. DO. HAVE.

40% of our actions are not based on decisions, but habits.

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Coffeechug Notes: Finding Your Zone by Dr. Lardon, Part 5: Stay in the now and be in the process

Here are my notes on part 5 of the book by Dr. Lardon which I highly recommend you buy for yourself by clicking the link above.

Check out the previous notes in the sidebar.

“I never stressed winning…….I want the score to be a by product of practice.” Wooden

The way to practice is to limit the focus of the mind on the task at hand.

Keep mind still and stay in the moment. Resist experiencing what Zen masters refer to as “monkey mind”, or noisy mind.

Children are great examples of not having monkey mind. Children teach us that the key to being in the moment is to have fun.

When we move our awareness from the moment into past/future is when we create anxiety.

Goals are the fulcrum that let us harness our energies and transform our efforts into achievements.

It is human nature to see goals in terms of results.

Result oriented thinking brings many problems.

Process oriented thinking is abut doing the best you can.

Result oriented is flawed because you can play perfect and still get beat.

10% of life is what happens to you, 90% how you react to it.

Get in the process by following 3 rules

  • always try to have fun
  • conserve energy
  • live in the process
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Coffeechug Notes: Finding Your Zone by Dr. Lardon, Part 4: Trust Your Brain, Keep It Simple, Stay Positive

Here are my notes on part 4 of the book by Dr. Lardon which I highly recommend you buy for yourself by clicking the link above.

You can access all previous notes by checking the sidebar.

“Those who think do not know. Those who know do not think.” Shunryu Suzuki Zen Mind

Keep things simple so you don’t clutter your mind. 

Trust your own innate ability.

Stay positive and believe in your ability.

There it is! Nice and Simple.

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Coffeechug Notes: Basketball Thought from Dick DeVenzio

One of my all time favorite books on basketball that I read every year always looking for a that new thought or idea is

Every time I read this book I take away new ideas. I love this book and if you coach or play basketball then this book should be on your shelf.

Here are just a few of my favorite passages that I use every year coaching

B-U-B = Ball You Basket – you should always be closer to the the basket than the ball!

1829 – ration of diameter of rim (18) to diameter of ball (9).

Click, Click, Click – move the ball without holding it. You have to know before you get the ball what you are going to do with it. Goal is ten clicks a game.

When attacking in open court go right at the defender, then break. Don’t make an angle early. Keep them guessing and off balance.

Get in his “bubble”

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Coffeechug Notes: Finding Your Zone by Dr. Lardon, Part 3: Transform Desire Into Will

**You can read parts 1 and 2 by checking the sidebar**

Here are my notes on part 3 of the book by Dr. Lardon which I highly recommend you buy for yourself by clicking the link above.

“The first step to becoming is to will it.” – Mother Theresa

Just put the hammer down!

One of the most common impediments is that we romanticize teh goals we seek, only seeing the end and not the whole process.

What is it we truly covet?
What is the nature of what we seek?

Do we conveniently forget about the relentless training, perseverance, work, and occasional humiliation that can be part of the process of achieving greatness?

Desire is transformed into will through a process that first starts with practicing the excercise of engaging in tasks that are mentally difficult.

Choose your goal. Study your goal

  • What does it take to get there?
  • What investments do you have to make?
  • What is the nature of what you covet?
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Coffeechug Notes: Finding Your Zone by Dr. Lardon, Part 2: Overcome The Odds

Here is a link to Part 1: Dreams

Lesson 2: Overcome The Odds

“Do not initially engage a competitor unless you are prepared.” Sun Tzu, Art of War

Why are we so pure/good in practice, but not in competition?

Before a big competition, it is important to eliminate the mind clutter, worry, and create a clear frame of mind.

If you practice anything long enough, it becomes automatic.

All performance tasks have some anxiety.

Anxiety is not something we should fear

  • we must embrace
  • mild to moderate anxiety is optimal for peak performance
Are you trained or untrained?
You must ask yourself:
  • How can I prepare?
  • How can I prepare to be better?
  • Who knows more than I do, and how can I learn from them?
Knowledge is power, and preparation gives us a greater knowledge on how we will react in battle.
Preparation is the fundamental building block for maximizing performance and getting in the Zone.

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Coffeechug Notes: Finding Your Zone by Dr. Lardon, Part 1: Dreams

Finding Your Zone – Dr. Michael Lardon

I am going through all my notepads of notes and converting them into a cohesive and organized platform. This series of notes will be based off this book that I read a while back and now am just getting my ideas and notes written down and organized. Enjoy

Lesson One: Dreams

“I dream of the dragonfly who dreams of me.”

1. Suggest that you can dream of anything i.e. goal, new reality, etc. and you give it life
2. Suggests we are not separate from the world.

Everything we do – even dream – helps shape the life we live.

Give yourself a nighttime suggestion and write down what you learned in the morning.

We need to be conscious of our own dreams. Our culture of cell phones and constant distractions lead us to forget the powerful strength.

“Never surrender to self doubt”

You have to have self and belief in your dreams to make yourself a zone-like competitor/champion.

Simple Task – take a moment before bed to think of a question or situation to dream about and record the dream in the morning.

Dreams provide the potential energy to make our realities transform into something greater.

Steps/Goals to Record Dreams

  • First goal to remember one dream every night
  • Prime yourself each night to dream about something in particular
  • Record your daydreams
Wonder if we create the dream, or if the dream creates us?

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