Ehsan Ghanbari

Business, Travel, Books

Surround yourself with the people who are better than you

Maybe you have heard that Jim Rohn says: "You're The Average Of The Five People You Spend The Most Time With". If you follow this agenda, your life would be really nice and full of success! Since I've tried to remove the negative and non-valuable people from my life and surround myself with eminent people, a lot of good things have happened to my life. I'm trying to be like them, I learn a lot of things and I'm improving my life. There is no any privilege on spending the time with junky people. The people we surround ourselves with are the biggest influence on our life, attitudes and the future.

Just look at the people you know, I mean, in every field of activity and social position. You can't find an entrepreneur who is dealing with a murder or you can't find a neurosurgeon who has a friendship with an epicurean. Try to make friends with people you want to be like them.  Your thoughts and actions are influenced by the people around you. What kind of person do you want to be? Answer this question and choose your friends base on that. If you want to exactly get the effects of thought and the people around, read the book: "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert Kiosaky (@theRealKiosaky).



Small goals will be covered by big goals

                                                                                                  

I'm not a motivational writer or speaker, but, I read a lot about and I'm very interested in that. I'm gonna talk about a real experience. Firstly, let me start with a quote from Donald Trump in the book "think like a champion": "Why do you set your goals so short?" I read this sentence when I couldn't wake up at 6 AM in order to run and it was really hard for me on some days of the week. In other words, waking up early in the morning and starting the day by running was one of my concerns!

My goal about exercise was so short and waking up was topless one for me in the morning! After changing the waking up plan by adding 100 burpee box jump and 100 toes to bar; waking up was a piece of cake for me because I had bigger goals to achieve! Now it's my daily plan and I'm not sure it's a big exercise goal to start my day, maybe I would change the plan again and set bigger and bigger goals. It's really simple but most of the people don't obey these rules and don't make any signs of progress in their life.



Before you quit your job by Robert Kiyosaki is unparalleled!

             

It was about 16 years ago when I was only 13 that I found a book with the title: "Before you quit your job" by Robert Kiyosaki. I had read several books by Antoni Robins, Brian Tracy before that time, they were great and I still respect all of them and read their books and use them in my daily life. As a matter of fact, "Before you quit your job" was a sort of story, a real-life experience, enthusiasm, power, inspiration, expectancy and anything you can imagine that motivates you and empower you to achieve your goals! it was a kind of miracle for me! This book means a lot to me! I really don't know how many times I've read this book so far and it's again in my "Should be read" list and it's start time would be the next weekend!

I will always love this book! If you like reading motivational books, I recommend you to get around to this one!

 



10 interesting and strange Idioms in French!

I'm listing 10 strange idioms in French that could sound a little bit weird in English literal meaning!

 

French: il fait un temps de chien!

English: The weather is so bad!

 

French:Avoir un poil dans la main

English: to be lazy

 

French: Avoir un chat dans la gorge

English: to have a frog in your throat

 

French: les doigts dans le nez

English: Doing something easily

 

French: L’habit ne fait pas le moine

English: To judge something by appearance

 

French: C’est dommage

 English: that's too bad!

 

French: Appeler un chat un chat

English: To tell the truth!

 

French: Être à l’ouest

English: Being out of something

 

French: Avoir du pain sur la planche

English: Having a lot to do

 

French: Poser un lapin à quelqu’un

English: to stand somebody up

 



My Time Table Schedule

It's been for a while that my friends ask me how do you handle your time and how do you do all of these tasks!? To be frank, I've read and practiced a lot about this subject and it's really important to me to use my time the best possible way and being effective is my highest priority. As I do believe that every single of the most successful people has been focused all the time and used their time effectively, so we have to do the same thing they have done, if we want to be effective like them as well. There are several applications that I'm using daily, weekly and yearly.

First of all, I'm a big fan of Microsoft OneNote and it's been in my most used applications list for more than 10 years. I'm even typing the current post in OneNote:

 

 

In the vision NoteBook, I've filled my ToDo list until 2030 in detail (seriously!) and I'm so hard on doing every single of them. I refer to my OneNote application every night  in a specific time and complete my list:

 

 

By the way, I'm filling and populating the above table during the month. I'm getting motivated as much as I'm getting busier! Rather than OneNote which contains the main source of my goals, ToDo list, and visions; I break the OneNote details into smaller daily tasks which are handled by Microsoft To-Do. I've installed OneNote and To-Do application in all my devices to make access easier in anywhere and anytime.

 

 

I've categorized all of my plans, as you can see in website part, "Interest- My Time Table Schedule" is the highest which is important as well(marked by start), so I'm writing it right now!!  Rather than, there are some fixed plans that I don't have to handle via the above applications, for example, I get up early in every morning at 6 and start running for half an hour. After showering an eating breakfast (15 minutes for each of them), I start my daily plans. I handle these sort of duties with Material Reminder in my android smart phone:

 

Not every task of mine in these applications are daily repeated, for example, every Tuesday and Thursday at 6, I have got a plan to swimming for an hour. I work part-time in two companies from 8 to 5 on the first three days of the week, So the other 3 three days of the week are full of tasks in this application!  There is another application which handles my meal named Meal Reminder. It's something like Material Reminder: 

 

 

It's obvious and I don't have any comment on it. Just note that I've planned all of my tasks in all of the applications so carefully to avoid Interferences. There is another application which plays an important role in my daily schedule, Its name is Reminder which handles my hourly tasks, for example, in order be updated I read IT and technology news for 10 minutes every 5 hours or I read Spanish, French, German and Italian words for 5 minutes every 3 hours:

 

 

There are about 24 tiny tasks in this application. In today's world, most of the people are addicted to social networks, as you see in the above picture, I've set a time to check the social network for 5 minutes in every 3 hours. It doesn't suffice to overcome an addiction, so recently I've installed another application to block my social network application in exceeding the usage limit, AppOffTimer is the name of my application:

 

 

I've grouped all the social network application and allocated 30 minutes (based on that 5 minutes every 3 hours) in 24 hours for all of them. You can see above that only 14 minutes have been left for today. And the final one which leads me to be more productively is an application named aTimeLogger. Yes, rather than all of them in detailed plans I mentioned, I log all of the day of mine, even my sleeping time!

 

 

I'm interested in widgets, despite its required for such an application and I spent a lot of time to find it. As you can see, it's been for 1:02 that I'm writing this post! I don't plan for weekends and I do mountaineering, traveling, exercising, etc. on weekends.  It's really hard to handle all of these, Maybe you would like this kind of lifestyle or note, but I've chosen this one and it's really pleasant to me.



About Me

Ehsan Ghanbari

Hi! my name is Ehsan. I'm a developer, passionate technologist, and fan of clean code. I'm interested in enterprise and large-scale applications architecture and design patterns and I'm spending a lot of my time on architecture subject. Since 2008, I've been as a developer for companies and organizations and I've been focusing on Microsoft ecosystem all the time. During the&nb Read More

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