Monday, October 14, 2013

To Program or To Be Programmed...

If that's the question, CodeAcademy might be the answer. I've signed up, but haven't been terribly consistent and I'm constantly regretting not putting the time in. So, do as I say, not as I do. Lol.

Being able to program/code is an increasingly valuable skill, but more importantly it empowers you to be able to create in this new world of technology and web based learning. Consider it the literacy of the new millenia. Sign up. Do your best. Most importantly, don't stop learning.

Check out the founders Zach and Ryan explain CodeAcademy on YouTube

Read the Inc.  article on the guys and the company: CodeAcademy 30 under 30

Also, here is some music to enjoy while you learn to code. :)

Until next time, keep pushing, keep hustlin, and keep flowin.

Let's make it happen,


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Premium Grade

Sometimes, I get comfortable in a certain gear. Somewhere around third gear, I suppose. I get to where I need to get to and I go to most of the destinations I want to as well. Life is good and that's comfortable.

There are times however, when i'm reminded of greatness.  Sometimes it's a song, other times it's a quote, but this time it was a speech.  The speaker said "sometimes we get so comfortable in third gear, we forget we have a fifth gear."

It got me thinking...what would happen if I shifted into" fifth gear?" What would happen if I stayed in fifth gear?  I'd probably run out of gas sooner...but... what if changed my fuel?  Here's some fuel that I consider premium grade. A great collection of audio clips over amazing music and imagery to match. Zoom Zoom. :)

"Be Great, Be Powerful Beyond Measure."

Friday, January 18, 2013

Together We Can...Part 1.

Together We CAN...

It amazes me the power of people working together, especially when it's towards a positive goal.  We can achieve so much more together than working individually, yet so often we limit ourselves because we want to "figure it out," "be independent," or sometimes, just not be bothered with the hassle.  I'll be the first one to raise my hand to have been guilty of this, but also the first to say that I'm reminded often of how much more we advance and develop personally when we work collectively.  Does that make any sense?

I'm excited about the concept of working together. From the Civil Rights movement, to Volunteer Match, to Kickstarter, we've seen the power of focused collective action.  One of the most amazing observations of this phenomenon was captured by the quote from Margaret Mead. She definitively noted,

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. " Margaret Mead
Let's make it happen,
--Greg McCoy