#Techniques to #helpall be #happy & #innovate eg @TRUSTlibrary @WEBiversity #nfp #socent #gov #tedx #rhok #bigsociety #yeswecan

No No No Yes. Saying Yes / No Happiness and 8 hours!

1.
What is the unmeasurable negative effect of people saying no or being negative on you me and society? Is it worse to ignore someone than say no to them? Probably…

Here is a list of obvious ways to handle any situation from bad to good…

BAD – Insult, Ignore, Say No, Suggest something, Encourage, Congratulate, Say Yes, Recommend – GOOD

So it takes less effort to say to someone that they are doing well and makes you feel good too.
It appears to be all linked to the EGO that makes some people confused and think that they are better than others so don’t want to care or help them which leads to the BAD reactions to any/every enquiry. As these people are negative to other people they get negative responses too leading to a cycle of negativity which makes the egotistical person feel worse and worse. The person who has control of their EGO and acts selflessly helping others gets rewarded many times over as others are nice back to them creating a cycle of GOOD where everyone wins. Often stress creates the negative cycle but this can be combated by looking at others who have ‘less’ making you feel humble and by laughing at ourselves as in the grand scheme of things nothing we do (nor our lives) appear to matter.

2.
This leads on to how you live your life. To enjoy it or to reach some goal that your parents/society has imposed on you? The TED talk below makes me step back and think about what is important and how money and status are worth less than self belief and pride…
Do not look for happiness but create it with what you have got.

http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_gilbert_asks_why_are_we_happy.html

When people have no choice they change their preferences to make them more happy about what they have. When they have choice they are always comparing what they have to others so are less happy as they compare with the average.

On average nothing is average!

3.
Which leads to what you do with 8 hours of your life! well 3 sets of 8 hours.

8 hours working…

If one person can do a job better than someone else should they take ove the job?

How does that apply to what you do? Would you step aside if someone could do your job better than you?

If you step aside then you would be able to do a different job that you are even better at.

So everyone should keep looking out for someone who could do their job better than them. When they find that person they should give them their job so that they can go on to work in areas that they excel in.

8 hour sleeping…

Is there a way to do good while you sleep? Create a website that offers advice/ helps others that will be online while you sleep.

8 hours relaxing…

Is there a way to do good while you relax? Finding your passion in life and using that to build something that can be used to help others in your local/global community be it art/writing/acting/dancing/singing/playing…

4.
FREEtraid.com aims to help anyone maximise the positive effect of using any time in their day by sharing free advice on using any skill to give away free products/services in exchange for donations so that you can then fund even more great work. Its a gift economy that funds innovative work.

FREE LOVE GIVEAWAY (and happiness too just help others and give your love away:)

Make yourself happy and content by giving. Please share your experience of making yourself happy by giving (takes 5 mins and will help someone else)…

 Is pain and suffering almost always caused by selfish minds? It appears so.

That appears to be one main cause of suffering as many people think they are going without so take from others.Take a look at any selfish or ‘evil’/’bad’ person. They are always selfish and dont realise that they could give others happiness if they took time to step back and look at their life. Instead they think there is no time to look at their life (takes 5 minutes) so miss the chance to make their life happy and content.
I keep forgetting to appreciate what i have and keep getting wound up by life’s little problems based around things like my Career.
All of these anxieties come from comparing myself to others so it is inevitable that i am unhappy at least 50% of the time as i (and everyone else) expects to be getting at least above average out of life if not to at least 90%! (meaning i am unhappy 90% of the time!!!).

Several different people suggested going for a walk whenever I feel bad (which works amazingly) and also to look on life not as a task but as a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to see how many other people we can help and make happy. After all if you make someone else happy it makes you feel good so that can only be good. One other way is to look back at the simple things in life that I HAVE rather than look forward at the things i think i want. When i forget to appreciate these things i look up a video of someone who does not have one of these or try to find someone in the street who is missing one of these and try to help them a little. Below is a list of these things (if you cant do one move on to the next please)…

I can Breathe (breath in and out 10 times slowly concentrating on the air flowing into and out of your lounges) [hold your breath for a bit]
I can Touch (move one part of your body very slowly and concentrate on the sense) [sit still then move a tiny part of your body]
I can See (look at one small object or your hand and enjoy being able to see this) [close then open your eyes]
I can Hear (close your eyes and listen to the quietest sounds and enjoy them) [put your fingers in your ears;p]
I can Smell (breath in slowly through your nose and see what you can smell) [breath in through your mouth then nose]
I can Taste (What does your mouth taste like, the air or your skin?) [Eat something tasty]
I can Give (find someone who needs something and give it to them…Hug, Kiss…) [Dont forget to give yourself something too by hugging others]

Do you know any other ways to remind yourself to control your EGO so you stop thinking about yourself and concentrate on helping others who are  less (and more) fortunate than you are? Please share this information and any other ways to enjoy life (no matter how obvious) to http://www.FREEHUG.org

We are also looking for people to collaborate on this project. Are you interested?

Books that give lots of great advice on this are listed below as are lots of GREAT TED talks which explain about the benefits of selflessness (it makes YOU happy:) plus lots of free books can be downloaded from Project Gutenberg htt://www.gutenberg.org/

How can we modify structures to maximise the long tail of innovation. How

could it best be facilitated so everyone can contribute without

comments being lots in the depths of the web? It seams that there is SO

much potential for government and the public to achieve using new

media. The key appears to be how to communicate this potential and

empower everyone to take that step down the rabbit hole of independent

innovation and collaboration at everyones own grass roots (though this

has been done outside of new tech since just after the beginning of

time:). Is there a way to reward individuals to take risks by trying

new things and fail/succeed? The dot com approach of rewarding

successful innovation by buying it out appears to work for successful

innovation. How best to reward innovators that try things that fail is

unclear. It may be best to enable lots of innovators to innovate

without rewarding success so that peer review enables success to be

rewarded socially while larger volumes or innovation can be facilitated

by funding lots of people with smaller amounts. The

http://www.Traidmark.org business structure aims to illustrate how this

can be done by funding innovators to create products within a not for

profit that then invests any surplus funds in other innovators who are

working on different products/services. This enables commerce and

government to interact with the public while safely funding innovation

that fails and succeeds with interesting outcomes that exceed

expectations. More details are on the http://www.whymandesign.com

Innovation research blog.

How to get the most out of life!

Using People Power to improve the world and save everyone money.
Add your location, community/group and skill then find others in your area to work with on community projects.

1. Create or find collaborations or an Idea/problem
2. List it on the site and guesstimate its value (financial and socially beneficial…)
3. Register the location that will benefit and what you want/need to do (list what items/skills are needed)
4. Go round your neighborhood posting notes through doors about your project (ask for help and collaboration).
5. Raise funds by collecting donations
6. Set up a community cafe to raise funds by giving away free drinks in exchange for donations for the project (http://www.BARcampBAR.org)
7. Create a collaboration hub (http://www.FREEtraid.org have more details)

How could it best be facilitated so everyone can contribute without
comments being lots in the depths of the web? It seams that there is SO
much potential for government and the public to achieve using new
media. The key appears to be how to communicate this potential and
empower everyone to take that step down the rabbit hole of independent
innovation and collaboration at everyones own grass roots (though this
has been done outside of new tech since just after the beginning of
time:). Is there a way to reward individuals to take risks by trying
new things and fail/succeed?

The dot com approach of rewarding successful innovation by buying it out
appears to work for successful innovation. How best to reward
innovators that try things that fail is unclear. It may be best to
enable lots of innovators to innovate without rewarding success so that
peer review enables success to be rewarded socially while larger
volumes or innovation can be facilitated by funding lots of people with
smaller amounts.

The http://www.Traidmark.org business structure aims to illustrate how this can be done by funding
innovators to create products within a not for profit that then invests
any surplus funds in other innovators who are working on different
products/services. This enables commerce and government to interact
with the public while safely funding innovation that fails and succeeds
with interesting outcomes that exceed expectations.

Problems to Progress

Here are a few problems that will need to be solved to help progress.

1.
Duplication and confusion slow down learning/development/innovation/progress and can make progress reverse as individuals go off in the ‘wrong’ direction. For example if there are two sites doing the same thing then that splits the user/customer/supplier communities into two making the collaboration and partnership potential halved while enabling people to duplicate the same work.

How can this be solved?…

One way is to concentrate or rank organisations that are doing the ‘most’ good above others. So not for profit organisations that are efficient should be ranked higher than commercial organisations. So a not for profit search engine is a good start. https://www.anoox.com is one example.

2.
And finding content that you can reuse and remix is equally important. http://search.creativecommons.org and http://www.jamendo.com are two examples.

If you know of a better way to solve this please add it to http://www.UGCunion.org

3.
The same goes for any form of assessment from exams to job applications.
Assessment is also a key area that needs to be looked at. How can assessment and feedback be collected in a scientific manner that does not neglect the unknown and unquantifiable?

4.
Centralised networks and organisations will fall down if the central core is disrupted. It is therefore imperative that networks and organisations are restructures to be decentralise and community based so that they can not entirely collapse. This also fosters collaboration and evolution which dramatically enhance innovation and progress for the benefit of everyone. http://yacy.net/ is one example of decentralised web search.

Is anything free? Surely everything costs the creator something. How to fund more?

How is it best to give creators rewards to make more work?
There is so much potential with new media but the one key problem holding the long tail of innovation back appears to be how innovators earn a living and how they get social feedback on their work without it being copied.
And rewarding people in a way that encourages them to collaborate and share is key as that creates so much more public and private value if done in the right way.

Financial and social rewards appear to be the two key areas.
These need to be measured in short and long term rewards relating to short and long term gains/progress.

Which reward processes work for different people in different places along the production process from researcher to inventor to producer, retailer and manager?

Is anything free? Surely everything costs the creator something. How is it best to give creators rewards to make more work?

 

 

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