Minimalist Packing List | 5 Months in SE Asia | Travel With Well Under 10kg


Written by Jason Nesbitt Topics: Self Improvement, Travel Minimal Packing List | SE Asia

The Minimalist Packing List

Apologies – This Packing List Post is a Bit Delayed

I’m one week into my trip so now seems like a great time to post my packing list. The reason for the delay is due to a determination to cover as much of Bangkok as possible. Now that that has been ticked off the list, it’s time to get out on that sun filled balcony and get on with the long overdue blogging.

My Hand Luggage Packing List

My hand luggage allowance was a strict 55 x 40 x 20 cm and only 8kg!

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What Podcasts Consumed Me in 2015?


Written by Jason Nesbitt Topics: Deep Thinking, Self Improvement Podcasts 2015

Podcasts of 2015

A Healthy Addiction

I know, what you’re thinking. The correct terminology is that podcasts are consumed by us. But, I really feel that it is the other way around as I got so hooked listening to these that I must have averaged about 7 hours a week of listening during my commutes & runs.
So, check out my best Podcasts below and please let me know if you love them (or hate them!):

 

The Tim Ferriss Show

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He is my go to inspirational guy and has loads of awesome guests on the podcast – Think Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Strauss & Jamie Foxx . He tries to ‘deconstruct excellence’ by asking people about their daily habits and mentality hacks. This is easily my winner of 2015 and has never failed to give me the boost of enthusiasm needed on some dark, dark days.

 

The Infinite Monkey Cage

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This is the very entertaining Podcast by Brian Cox and Robin Ince. Very sciency and very funny. I’m always surprised by just how intellectual Robin Ince is! If you enjoy light and funny discussions around scientific topics then this is the Podcast for you. They cover an awesome amount of concepts and explain it in laymen terms so it can be enjoyed by all.

 

TED Radio Hour by NPR

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This is just super awesome. They cover a different topic each episode and use extracts and interviews from TED talkers. You’ll be inspired, amazed and constantly learning. It is a very well produced show and Guy Raz’s voice fits it perfectly. This is what I listen to when I want to relax more and just drift off into a world of innovation and novelty.

 

We’ll Add in a Bonus One

Tony Robins – Unleash The Power Within

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As you can see from the image below, this man is a beast:

robbin

It’s a funny title and super American you will definitely agree that it is very inspiring. Tony Robins has the ability to break life down into very understandable chunks and make anyone feel happy to be alive. This podcast extract is from a book and tour with the title. It includes the importance of positive self talk and actionable ways of nailing life. I definitely recommend listening to this just once to see what impact it has on your life.
Thanks to the talented Emily Smith for reminding me to recommend and post as regularly as possible!

 

Enjoy the listening and keep on learning,

Jason

 

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Book Recommendation #1 | $100 Startup – Chris Guillebeau


Written by Jason Nesbitt Topics: Books, Business, Deep Thinking, Self Improvement

My First Recommendation

I love to read. I love to recommend. I sometimes fear that my recommendations often don’t inspire the amount of action that I intended, so, I have decided to recommend to the Internet as I hear that there might be a couple of people out there using it…

Enjoy the first Nesbitt Web book recommendation below:

The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

Having recently finished the excellent Nassim Taleb’s ‘Antrifragility’, I can honestly say that this was a pleasantly short read. The $100 startup provides easy to follow steps in a logical order for anyone that wants a coherent how to guide of taking action and creating your own startup. Included are a generous amount of anecdotes and examples from people all around the world. These examples are very entertaining and short enough to hold your attention but I did struggle to relate to a lot of them and gained much more insight from the guide aspects of the book, as opposed to the examples.

I must admit that the title is slightly misleading, as that majority of the startups mentioned in the book start of with higher costs. On a far more positive note, the book joined the ranks of many others that cause me a very beneficial frustration:

‘I can’t go more than 5 pages without picking up my laptop to make some notes or do some work!’

I would definitely recommend reading the $100 Startup if you want a quick fix of inspiration to get working on your world changing idea.

Don’t forget to check out the accompanying website for The $100 Startup for useful resources:

http://100startup.com/

Keep your eyes on the prize (assuming the prize is in a book)

 

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News Feed Eradicator – Your New Year Anti-Distraction Treat


Written by Jason Nesbitt Topics: Business, Self Improvement News Feed Eradicator Screenshot

How News Feed Eradicator Changed My Life

Happy New Year You Beautiful Bunch!

My gift to you is a recommendation that has massively improved my productivity AND happiness. High claims, I know. But it really does help and it’s called News Feed Eradicator.

Can you imagine a world (film trailer) where you can go on to Facebook just to chat, check out event invitations and do some marketing without being distracted by all of the useless posts that provide nothing but misery and mild entertainment? Well, there is definitely a solution so simple that you’ll kick yourself for not thinking of it: Block The Posts.

The best way to do this is to use an amazing Plugin called News Feed Eradicator. Install this using the link below and all of your news feeds will be replaced with inspirational quotes – Quotes, I know, it’s almost too good to be true. You MUST know how much I love my quotes by now!

Give it a go and install below, you won’t regret it:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/news-feed-eradicator-for/fjcldmjmjhkklehbacihaiopjklihlgg?hl=en

A special thanks to my friend Laurie for bringing the usefulness of this epic plugin to my attention. Oh, and a small thank you to the beetles for giving me great music to rock out to on this early 2016.

Enjoy!

Nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah, hey Jude

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A Business Idea a Day – Day 17


Written by Jason Nesbitt Topics: Business

I know what you’re all thinking, ‘when is Jason going to give us an idea that pushes the boundaries of legality?’. Well my potentially law abiding impaired readers, the idea below is the one for you…

 

Idea #17

Content Replacing App

 

Description

This is one for the cheaters among you. Okay, perhaps it can be used for good as well as evil. The idea is a fuzzy logic based application that would be able to take some copied text, and replace words proficiently enough to still convey the same meaning, but be classed as unique content by anyone, especially Google’s robots, that reads it. This is a step way beyond just using a thesaurus – I envision an extremely useful service that could quickly create unique content whilst still maintaining coherency among the masses.

 

Epiphany Moment

I read so many articles that inspire and excite me to the point where I would love to make similar sounding arguments and call it my own. There is no point reinventing the wheel. This idea occurred to me during a late night article reading session, whilst loosely working on website content. University students – Don’t get too excited…It’s just at the idea stage, currently!

Calling all students…And anybody else that would like to create unique content, by using other pre-existing content. Cough plagiarism cough?

 

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