Friday Thoughts

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I know movies are only make-believe, especially the ones with spacecraft and other worlds, or dragons and magic. And I know that through this form of imagination, new products such as cell phones, emerge and new technologies are born into the world.

There is a wonderful idea from the Harry Potter movies that I wish someone would invent. A place to store memories when you need to clear your head and pay attention to what happens in front of you. Imagine how much better our concentration could be. Think about the ability to work much faster and better without the clutter of memories getting in the way.

Is there a theory out there? I am sure someone must be working on that. Think of how much more time and capacity we would have to make good things happen. How much time would be saved not having to get off and back on the right track?

If we could only concentrate on what is in front of us, does this mean that we could work faster? If we now spend 50% of our time thinking non-productive thoughts, does that mean I could do twice as much? We fine-tune computer processors to speed them up and place new tools within. Can we find ways to do so with our processors in our heads?

I guess these are just thoughts for Friday. I wonder if the telephone was first thought of as a Friday thought. I wonder how many Friday thoughts make it to the light of day.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again soon.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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