Tag Archives: Kathryn

Big Island Birthday Trip

For my birthday we’re going to go dive with Giant Manta Rays off the coast of Kona.

Diving with these guys….at night!

I'll be armed with my GoPro and Snake River Production lens for the dives on Saturday

I really want to see the volcano and photograph the lava, but that will have to be a trip of its own.  Wish us luck on the dive and the rest of the trip.

 

 

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Rainy Days come with Waterfalls

Its hard to complain about rainy season the way people do here (except for the way people drive) when the trade off is dozens and dozens of beautiful waterfalls.

Kathryn met me at the Pali Lookout.  Her path home from work crossed my path to school from work here.  She got a visit from some lonely chicklets upon getting out of her car.  Probably because no one had come by the lookout today since it was POURING.  Which, oddly enough, is why I was there.  I wanted to see if I could take some descent shots on a what most would refer to as a nasty day.

 

Mission Accomplished.  Check out the photos below.  (all shot with the iPhone.  BIG things will happen when I get a nice camera)

 

 

 

 

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My financial blog is at www.wallstmaven.com/blog  big things are happening there soon.  I also tweet my trades and stuff.  Then there’s my podcast.

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Cognitive Ability – Mediocrity – Traders – Entrepreneurs : Lumosity

While I recognize that I am not “behind the pack” in the fields of cognitive ability, I feel like I fall short of my own expectations.  I’ve made several attempts at raising the bar but have fallen short due to circumstances in and beyond my control.

The bottom line is: I have a lot on my plate- more than I have been able to handle.  Instead of pushing somethings aside for the birds to scrap up I am trying to find a better fork.  As a trader, my ability to crunch information as quickly and objectively as possible is paramount.  I aim to actively press these skills in every way possible. As an Entrepreneur, I need these same skills and others that I am probably not aware of.  I know I’m “only” 25 but I feel like I’ve been in the eleventh hour of a war against mediocrity for some time. If I fail and fall into that high walled trap I wish to be bludgeoned in the back of the head with a ball-peen hammer so that I can walk around as glazed as most people I meet and not be aware of it.

Today Kathryn showed me Lumosity and, after some research and a lot of taking-her-word-for-it (neuroscience research specialist)    I signed up and have a 35 session, 3 month action plan to get back on that really high horse I bought in 2011.

I’m not leaving the development of my future power-house brain up to a website and iPhone App though.  At the recommendation of seemingly everyone who thinks they know me I am going to take advantage of the psychiatrists at the VA.  Becoming a consistently profitable trader as well as a top performing anything requires that you remove the energy from the inhibiting, de-habilitating, beliefs that society has imposed on its moo’ing crowds.    I took me a while, even, to find the strength to admit to myself that this is even a viable avenue given all the stigma attached to psychiatrists.  I’m not broken and I am not an emotional mess (some may have viable arguments to the contrary) but I do see room for improvement and I stretch that space as much as possible.

Being as completive as I am, I challenge anyone with an iPhone and seventy some bucks to take up the Lumosity challenge and see what development you can reap in three months.

My Brain Profile – Lumosity.

 

Questions, comments, concerns, spam?  Comment box is below!

You can view my photography view the link on the right.

My financial blog is at www.wallstmaven.com/blog  big things are happening there soon.  I also tweet my trades and stuff.  Then there’s my podcast.

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