Month: January 2012

K’ihap – the purpose of yelling in martial arts

One of the first concepts I teach new students of Tae Kwon Do is the K’ihap. This roughly translates to “yell” in Korean. For the origin of the word, see the wikipedia article and search for K’ihap. Why do we


You have probably heard many times in your life about the concept of visualization. Typically the context is sports, or something physical: visualize the perfect golf swing, hitting the basket as time expires, etc. I’m here to tell you that


Experimentation can enable you to accomplish some great things. When I talk about the concept of “experimenting,” I’m referring to the process by which you test and then refine ideas and processes.

Maximize Keyboard, Minimize Mouse (and some keyboard shortcuts)

One of the most useful productivity enhancements I’ve implemented in the last year has been a shift to use the keyboard as much as possible, and the mouse as little as possible. You might think, “Really? How does that provide

Audio books: the best way to improve your commute (besides making it shorter)

Audio books are one of the best ways to recover a lot of otherwise wasted time each and every day. I live in Washington, D.C., where almost every one I know has a one-way commute of at least 30 minutes,