Only During These Hours

Last night I was trying to rent a specific tool from a big box hardware store.  I had called ahead to ensure it was in stock, borrowed a truck to pick the tool and the supporting materials up and checked out at the cashier in the store with the supporting materials I needed the tool rental for. After all that, just as I’m going to wheel everything out of the store, the person behind the desk finally told me that I couldn’t rent the tool because they only do that during specific day time hours.

How many times have you wanted to do something and found out that it’s only done during specific hours. How often have you found that those hours are exactly when you need it.

Now, in this instance I’m not looking for 24 hour tool rental, although judging by the three times I could have used a 24 hour tool rental (floods, emergencies) I think there is possibly an opportunity there, I was just hoping that all parts of a store would be available while the store was open.

In the end, I waited around the store an extra 75 minutes while, after a lot of prodding, an amazing customer service person tried to figure it out. By the time it was over she had figured out how to do the transaction that only this mythical person at a certain desk could do during those certain hours and I had the tool.  Of course, had the store spent 15 minutes to train her on that transaction previously she could have had me out of the store an hour earlier and helped even more customers who have come in ‘off hours.’

The internet has made this a non-factor for many things. However, there’s still plenty of times, and plenty of audiences, where things just can’t be done or aren’t currently being done on the internet.

When’s the last time you asked yourself, what do people want from me at certain times that I’m not giving them?  What else could you train someone else on to cover for you during those times?

-Matt

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My Top 15 of 2015

Well I wanted to continue the tradition again this year and post my Top 15 of 2015. I loved writing the 14 for 2014 last year and this year was just way too great to stop the tradition. It did become too long though to just paste onto Facebook. I hope you’ll still enjoy it though, even with the length, but really it was just a great exercise for me to digest the whole year.

As I started to build this list I also realized that the first 15 things I wrote down were all related to times I spent and things I did just with my immediate family. So, I’ll keep that list more to myself and re-did it to be broader focused.

Here it goes – in no particular order:

New Habits – I feel like this year I really integrated a couple habits I had been trying to add to my daily routines. Of most note is integrating the app ToDoist into managing my life and all the ways I now use that, and how I consistently use it. One way I use it I’ve really gotten a lot out of this year is adding a weekly task on my to do list where I add highlights and things I’m grateful for from the past week. Looking back on that list now and seeing all the things noted down through the weeks is amazing.   Two other quick notes I feel like I made progress on are integrating a daily health habit (juicing or going to the gym) and continuing to have a more bias for action mindset. One I’m really looking forward to integrating in ’16 is a daily mindfulness or meditation type of practice habit through an app like Headspace or something else. I even have a mindfulness retreat already scheduled.

Action Camp – While ‘running/designing’ a summer camp has been on my life bucket list for years, it took a 10-minute conversation with my co-conspirator in all things, Steve, to make it happen. Within three hours after that conversation we had secured a camp and sent off a deposit – with no other plan than ‘we would figure it out.’ That commitment set off something that has left a lasting impression on others and me. I really can’t even explain camp itself (and the 4 video editors we’ve tried on fiverrr can’t make a decent highlight video – but I’ll keep trying) but Rachel sums up some thoughts here. Most importantly for me, camp was a great lesson in seizing every opportunity, what can happen when you bring great people together, playing big, how to mix fun and learning, and the greatness that can happen from taking action on that thing that I know I’ve always wanted to do.

TEDxJNJ, IRF, Global Summit, xL and everything Creative Engagement – there’s just too much to talk about because I get to work with the greatest people at the Company and get to work on and design what we think is the best thing we could be doing. I even posted about TEDxJNJ last year, and this year was a whole new level of that and all of the things that have now branched out off of that. More of the story in this TEDxJNJ Story as well as our overall Annual Report. Again humbled by the vision of Steve G.. We even had an amazing team follow us around planning this year’s event and it resulted in this hour-long documentary on the work. Helping to build the Idea Responsibility Framework (IRF) is something that was a real highlight as it was going from nothing to something in a short amount of time that’s now benefited thousands of people and it was just the beginning of the next phase which I’m sure I’ll be writing more about next year.

Burning Man – Scratching yet another thing off the major bucket list was great, but it was also great because it was one of the hardest and amazing experiences of my life. One minute I was run down and crying in the middle of the desert and the next I was riding a bike with my feet off the pedals screaming ‘I love this place.’ Wind and sand pelting you in the face all day at 50MPH is no joke. Seeing the art, the happiness and what people create in the middle of harsh conditions is inspiring. Getting to spend time in extreme places with old and new friends is great. You know it was great when you get home and you can’t talk for like 3 days, I can’t wait to go back.

Dinner Parties – It started with a ‘risk’ themed Jeffersonian Dinner party in Vancouver in Feb. that had us all start with sharing stories of big risks we’ve taken and since then it seems that 2015 was the year of the dinner party.   Whether it was having our neighbors over for dinner, going away dinners for colleagues, catching up with Lenzini in Philly, Vanore in Vegas, and even Steak Club I’ve loved grabbing dinner with folks this year and having great food and conversation. Date night sushi dinners were the best though. That first dinner party this year is also where I finally learned how to sabre champagne. That could be a whole item on it’s own since it’s now become an obsession.

Humbling Moments – I love when a story or moment reminds me about my place in the world. This was a particularly important one to me this year. It’s the eve of our biggest event of the year. We’ve been working extremely hard for months planning a great experience and now it’s here. We’ve been on site working for a day or so already, it’s 10pm at night day 2 of 5 and everyone, including me, is pretty damn tired and also feeling pretty good about ourselves because what we’ve created. Then, I get a text and a facebook link to a news story about a great friend Joe. Joe’s a police officer in the town next to the one we’re holding the event in and earlier that day a woman threw a baby off a bridge into the water and Joe got the call on the radio and immediately sprang into action. Within minutes he had spotted the baby 700 yards down river and pulled the baby out and gave it CPR, bringing it back to life. In that moment I stopped what our teams were doing and told them the story. Everyone was energized to go back to work. In those moments where I think what I do is hard, I think of the stories I’ve heard from Joe over the years and the work that he and his fellow officers do. Needless to say, I have an extremely easy job in comparison.

Becoming an HR Person – Starting a new role in a new function (my fourth major function in my years at JNJ) was exciting, but it got even better as the year went on and we got to build all types of new programs (like our xL program for changemakers around the company) and redefine what we wanted to work on in our group. Sometimes taking the leap into a new function, place, role is exactly what you need.

Getting Back to Global Travel – In my first couple years at JNJ I got to travel internationally a bit then starting doing more and more vacations overseas. I haven’t really done so in a while and didn’t realize that I missed it. Getting to do it for work this year to some really far off places reminded me that 1) I do love getting to see new places and 2) I do really miss home after the first couple days. I hope some travel continues, but not necessarily at this pace and length. I am trying to figure out some new places for next year though so that’s exciting. As Mark Twain said “travel is fatal to narrow-mindedness” and it’s been a mind opening year.

Kindergarten – Z man starting kindergarten meant getting to see his prev. school’s graduation pic (which was pretty freaky because he looked so grown up), him getting to now take the bus (which lead to getting to know the neighbors more), and him starting in a new school he’ll be in for a while. It’s so much fun to watch the kids grow up.

Paddleboarding – For the first 20 or so times I went paddleboarding this summer I fell every time, all the time. Then it just clicked (equipment change) and by the last half of summer I could stand up the whole time. Even when I was falling there was something perfect about being out in the ocean, far enough away from the breaking waves of the shore, in the early morning when no one is on the beach. The feeling of being a part of nature, while also feeling incredibly small compared to the ocean is enlivening. Also feeling like I was doing something healthy inspired me to focus more on my health since the middle of summer, which has led to some good results.

Captain Penny of BizTravLandia – there is nothing more soul wrenching than long travel for work and leaving your family behind. I’m not one who is good at getting the standard family gifts too when I travel so I was elated when I came up with (hopefully) a better alternative. After finding some cool, heavy iron, antique looking keys in a flea market in Antwerp I thought about mailing them to the kids with a note from an imaginary Treasure Hunter named Captain Penny who was trying to find the lost treasure of BizTravLandia. She needed the kids help to keep the keys safe from the bad guys trying to steal the treasure. The kids seemed into it (not as much as me probably) when the box arrived a week or so after I got home and we read her note aloud. On my subsequent trips I went to look for things that could be part of this mythical treasure hunt and wrote letters as Captain Penny explaining them to the kids. I’m hoping to keep this going for at least a bit longer on new trips and it’s really made me feel connected to them when I’m away. Thankfully they’re still young enough to not get that it’s just me.

Arts & Crafts – they keep the kids busy, they’re exceptionally cheap at stores like AC Moore and seeing how the kids have evolved in making arts & crafts and seeing their creativity expand is amazing. More importantly, arts & crafts is also how Z man found a new best friend this year and seeing how they love playing together is a very cool thing to witness as well.

Working with my hands not on a keyboard or touchscreen – Compared to the last few, I feel like this year I also got back to doing more things that let me work with my hands in a different way. Got some DIY type projects done around the house (although lots more on the slate for ’16), built a couple cool things with/for the kids, rigged up a fix for my air ducts, and even cooked out over an open fire with the kids a couple times in the backyard. I can answer 1,000 emails and go to 100 meetings in a day and feel a sense of completion, but not a sense of completion like cooking something on a fire I built or sawing and drilling wood to make something that takes up physical space.

Fun – I pretty much have fun with everything but there’s been some really great things this year to call out like: Vegas with Team Eric, Pie Face, the drum corps at DEB and getting them to come play at work, getting a pizza delivered to a moving Amtrak train, the Ratz restaurant sing-along, the anticipation of waiting for Star Wars, my high school reunion, making the basement even more fun and just hanging there at home. A really special fun one was one of the greatest thank you’s I’ve ever received. Another fun project was turning five years of every day blog posts on the kids site into coffee table books. There’s something awesome about seeing five years of posts in physical form. Most of all, the shore this year was outstanding!

More Art – I feel like I deepened my appreciation for the arts this year. I know how powerful it is to expose yourself (and kids) to the arts (general term for all types of art) and so I’m excited that this happened more this year. More plays and performances with the kids, an art immersion at Burning Man, meeting an amazing artist I just got to know at Summit at Sea, getting to see various other amazing performances, and making progress on some ideas that will come to fruition in the future. I even have a recurring task on ToDoist that poses the question “how can I get exposed to the arts even more.”

There’s so much more and many I missed, but this is already a book. But hey, it should be a book – it’s about an entire year and when you focus on the positive and good there is plenty of positive and good stuff to talk about. I can’t wait till next year and hope to read your list very soon. Let’s make awesome stuff together in 2016.

-Matt

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Millions of Hours of Work on Display

At this year’s TED conference I was incredibly moved watching an impromptu artistic performance by Bill Jones, Joshua Roman and Somi. When the host of that session, June Cohen, returned to the stage she articulated the reason many of us were so moved by saying “that’s what happens when you watch people actually doing what you feel like they were put here on earth to do.”

Since that experience at TED I’ve happened to feel that same thing watching performances by the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal and the Philly Pops Orchestra. What’s really intrigued me about those experiences is thinking about what I’m actually getting to experience.

It’s not only about watching people do what you may think they were put here on earth to do, but it’s also about the combined amount of effort, practice and preparation that is on display.  Getting the privilege to watch these performances is getting to watch millions of hours of hard work channeled into something amazing.

How many hours per day and days per week has Bill Jones been perfecting his craft for more than 40 years?  How many hours has Kent Nagano from the OSM spent directing musicians and perfecting the performances he can obtain from them?

The Philly Pops concert had 325 performers on stage at one point.  If you took an average amount of hours of practice per day, by week, by an average number of years it’s roughly 6.3 million hours of practice and craft summarized in a 90 minute performance.

6.3 million hours.  How many hours are you willing to invest in your next project?

-Matt Kane

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Not Getting the Job

A little over a year ago I was turned down for what, at the time, appeared to be a dream next role.  I had progressed through countless final interviews and had conversations that seemed like it was almost a no brainer that I would get that or another job in this particular org. that I was excited to join.  When I finally got the note that they were going with another candidate (who is also amazing) I had those typical feelings of being upset, feeling a loss and that too common sentiment in these situations of ‘…but I was so close.”

Looking back a year later I realize it was one of the greatest things that ever could have happened.

If I had been offered that role and accepted, it would have been an amazing year at an amazing place.  However, it would have never let me be open to all the even more amazing things that happened after initially getting turned down.

This past year has been ridiculously amazing – which is my highest form of compliment.  Not getting that other job left me open to being able to accept a different role. It set me on a path of being able to do things this past year that would have never of happened if I was in the other place.  It allowed me to start and do things this year that will have everlasting effects. More importantly, it also helped me remember and continue to reinforce the mindset that opportunities are everywhere and not getting a certain one only allows others to come into your life.

Yes, that other role would have been a great opportunity, but I had a chance to turn whatever was next into a great opportunity as well. It was just a decision to keep looking for the next positive.

What’s the next positive for you?  Instead of dwelling on what didn’t happen recently, what can you make happen next.

-Matt Kane

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Declutter Day

Last week I was listening to one of the Ask Altucher podcasts and James and Claudia mentioned how they recently decluttered their home and how great it felt.  Inspired, I decided to put ‘declutter’ on my calendar and spent a couple hours sprinting around various spots in my house getting rid of things.

It was amazing.

Here’s why:

  • Opening & going through cabinets and drawers that don’t usually get opened not only helped me find stuff to get rid of (donate, throw away, re-purpose, give to someone else), but also reminded me of things that I had that in some ways I forgot about.  You will find stuff hidden throughout your home that re-inspires you.
  • Going through old books (I have (had) a LOT of books throughout my house) gave me the chance to check the notes / sentences I underlined in those books and reminded me of some of the valuable lessons in them.
  • Deciding which books to migrate to the kindle now gives me much quicker / always with me access to those books instead of on shelves.
  • Donating the books I decided to move to kindle, or that I could do without now, gave me the opportunity to bring about 150 books to the local library.
  • Donating toys we no longer use freed up a bunch of space for more running around within the house for my kids.
  • Decluttering my closet gave me the chance to donate about 2 bags of clothes and not have to now struggle to get everything on to the hanging closet rod.
  • Taking 4 car loads of stuff to the dump that wasn’t donate-able, and knowing it was now out of my house actually made me feel lighter. Plus, there’s a lot more room in various places throughout the house too. (and yes, I had/have a lot of random stuff)
  • Decluttering my physical environment led me to start to declutter my digital environment and habits as well.  Deleting old accounts, closing down random old sites, and organizing my digital files better – between four computers – is making it easier to do work.

What could you declutter?  What’s weighing you down?

Matt

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Ideas Every Day – 2013 Edition

In 2013 I decided to post an idea every day.  It was a lot of fun, and got my everyday writing muscle in nice shape.  To help kickstart the notion of everyday back into my mind, I decided to post the list of the ideas.  Mostly, it’s just fun to see which ones are completely ridiculous, and which one(s) might seem even more desirable today.

I’m also a much bigger fan of James Altucher’s 10 ideas per day now too, so while I haven’t been posting the idea every day, you can bet there’s been a lot more than 1 per day.

Here’s the list:

1 Disappearing Confetti http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-1-disappearing-confetti/
2 Instagram Meets TV http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-2-instagram-meets-tv/
3 Ingredient Transparency in a Picture http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-3-ingredient-transparency-in-a-picture/
4 Vibrating Nike Fuel Band http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-4-vibrating-nike-fuelband/
5 New Pool Table http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-5-new-pool-table/
6 Page A Day Photo Book http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-6-page-a-day-photo-book/
7 Disposable Fireplace Inserts http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-7-disposable-fireplace-inserts/
8 Tissue Box Made of Tissues http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-8/
9 Checkout by Weight http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-9-checkout-by-weight/
10 Inspiration Breaks http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-10-inspiration-breaks/
11 Automated Resume http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-11-the-automated-resume/
12 Sneakers That Generate Power http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-12-sneakers-that-generate-power/
13 Office Chair Sensors http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-13-office-chair-sensors/
14 The Crowdsourced TV Show http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-14-the-crowdsourced-tv-show/
15 Corn Field Demolition Derby http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-15-corn-field-demolition-derby/
16 Fashion Feedback App http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-16-fashion-feedback-app/
17 Peeled Orange Storage Unit http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-17-peeled-orange-storage-unit/
18 Reverse Fee Gym http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-18-reverse-fee-gym/
19 The Money Charging Fridge http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-19-the-money-charging-fridge/
20 Intelligent Baseboards http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-20-intelligent-baseboards/
21 Focused Parent App http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-21-the-focused-parent-app/
22 NYE Resolutions Check In Day http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-22-nye-resolutions-check-in-day/
23 Sneakers in the Washing Macine http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-23-sneakers-in-the-washing-machine/
24 Disgusting Soda Tablets http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-24-disgusting-soda-tablets/
25 Better Conference Rooms http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-25-better-conference-rooms/
26 Produce Drawer Alarm http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-26-produce-drawer-alarm/
27 Text and Driving http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-27-text-and-driving/
28 A Better Conference Room Booker http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-28-a-better-conference-room-booker/
29 Automatic Web Favorites http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-29-automatic-web-favorites/
30 The Scrolling, Clicking and Navigating Shoe http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-30-the-scrolling-clicking-and-navigating-shoe/
31 Oven Scents http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/01/ideas-every-day-30-oven-scents/
32 Tax Insights Scanner http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-32-tax-insight-scanner/
33 Real Time Public Speaking Feedback App http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-33-real-time-public-speaking-feedback-app/
34 The Tweet Scanner http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-34-the-tweet-scanner/
35 Patent by Cell phone http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-35-patent-by-cell-phone/
36 Brainstorming App http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-36-brainstorming-with-those-around-you/
37 Framing App http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-37-custom-framing-with-your-cell-phone/
38 No infectious Teddy Bear http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-38-the-non-infectious-teddy-bear/
39 Nesting Lounge Chairs http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-39-nesting-lounge-chairs/
40 Reversible Fire Hydrants http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-40-the-reversible-fire-hydrant/
41 Re do the fire alarm. http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-41-re-doing-the-fire-alarm/
42 Bars made out of power charging mats http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-42-bars-made-out-of-charging-mats/
43 More Sustainable Hotel Soap http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-43-more-sustainable-hotel-soap/
44 Crowdsourced TV Remote http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-44-crowdsourced-tv-remote/
45 Disposable Keyboard Covers http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-45-disposable-keyboard-covers/
46 Car Damage Remote Sensor http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-46-car-damage-remote-sensor/
47 The Play-Doh Freshness Keeper http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-47-the-play-doh-freshness-keeper/
48 Used Kid Toys Hospital Donation & Kids Play Zone http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-48-used-kid-toys-hospital-donation-kids-play-zone/
49 The Better Baby Monitor & Request Button http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-49-the-better-baby-monitor-request-button/
50 The Sunday to Thursday Workweek http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-50-the-sunday-to-thursday-workweek/
51 The Convertible Swimming Pool & Ice Skating Rink http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-51-the-convertible-swimming-pool-ice-skating-rink/
52 Automatic Labeling in Gmail http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-52-automatic-labeling-in-gmail/
53 Cell Phone Oil Absorbing Wipes http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-53-cell-phone-oil-absorbing-wipes/
54 Recyclable 3D Printing Materials http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-53-recyclable-3d-printing-materials/
55 The Kickstarter for Neighborhood Holiday Decorating http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-54-the-kickstarter-for-neighborhood-holiday-decorating/
56 Stairway Slide http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-56-stairway-slide/
57 Mattress Cleaning Service http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-57-mattress-cleaning-service/
58 Re-usable Doggie Bag http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-58-re-usable-doggie-bag/
59 Uber for Workspace http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/02/ideas-every-day-59-uber-for-workspace/
60 One Version Files http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/03/ideas-every-day-60-one-version-files/
61 Air Writer http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/03/ideas-every-day-61-air-writer-the-anywhere-whiteboard/
62 Flow Prep Checklist http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/03/ideas-every-day-62-flow-prep-checklist/
63 Microphone Music Enhancer http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/03/ideas-every-day-63-microphone-music-enhancer/
64 Airport Gate Announcement Text Notification http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/03/ideas-every-day-64-airport-gate-announcement-text-notification/
65 Gilligan’s Island Travel Agency http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/03/ideas-every-day-65-gilligans-island-travel-agency
66 The Car Desk for Driverless Cars http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/03/ideas-every-day-66-the-car-desk-for-driverless-cars/
67 No Helium Balloons http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/03/ideas-every-day-67-no-helium-balloons/
68 SXSW Concierge http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/03/ideas-every-day-68-sxsw-concierge/
69 Powerpoint Slide Highlighter or Magnifier http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/03/ideas-every-day-69-powerpoint-slide-highlighter-or-magnifier/
70 The Open Floor Plan Survival Kit http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/03/ideas-every-day-70-the-open-floor-plan-survival-kit/
71 BYOD Varification Service http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/03/ideas-every-day-71-byod-verification-service/
72 Regenerative Energy Phone Cases http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/03/ideas-every-day-72-regenerative-energy-phone-case/
73 Movie Filters http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/03/ideas-every-day-73-movie-filters/
74 Waterless Waterballoon Fights http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/03/ideas-every-day-74-waterless-waterballoon-fights/
75 The Fridge Drink Maker http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/03/ideas-every-day-75-the-fridge-drink-maker/
76 Carry On Bag Reservation http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/03/ideas-every-day-76-carry-on-bag-reservations/
77 The Meeting Attendee Map & Geo Locator http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/03/ideas-every-day-77-the-meeting-attendee-map-geo-locator/
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97 The Profile Picture Finder http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/04/ideas-every-day-97-the-profile-picture-finder/
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101 Hackathons For People http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/04/ideas-every-day-101-hackathons-for-people/
102 GitHub For Org Charts http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/04/ideas-every-day-102-github-for-org-charts/
103 The Auto-Reply LinkedIn Feature http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/04/ideas-every-day-103-the-auto-reply-linkedin-feature/
104 The Fingernail Biting Sensor App http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/04/ideas-every-day-104-the-fingernail-biting-sensor-app/
105 Family History Wallpaper http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/04/ideas-every-day-105-family-history-wallpaper/
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111 Neighborhood Based Home Cooking http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/04/ideas-every-day-111-neighborhood-based-home-cooking/
112 Take Your Cousins to Work Day http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/04/ideas-every-day-112-take-your-cousins-to-work-day/
113 The Conference or Training Resume Blurb http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/04/ideas-every-day-113-the-conference-or-training-program-resume-blurb/
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115 Noise Canceling office Wall Add-ons http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/04/ideas-every-day-115-noise-canceling-office-wall-add-ons/
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129 My 90th Birthday http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/05/ideas-every-day-129-my-90th-birthday/
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147 Renovation TV Show Designer Marketplace http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/05/ideas-every-day-147-renovation-tv-show-designer-marketplace/
148 TV Show Tip Catalog http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/05/ideas-every-day-148-tv-show-tip-catalog/
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152 Co-Working Restaurant Spaces http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/06/ideas-every-day-152-co-working-restaurant-spaces/
153 Personal Workspace, Big Box Homestore http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/06/ideas-every-day-153-personal-workshop-big-box-homestore/
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155 Washing Machine Texts http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/06/ideas-every-day-155-washing-machine-texts/
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157 Better Drywall http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/06/ideas-every-day-157-better-drywall/
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159 Emergency Debris Removal Sign Up http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/06/ideas-every-day-159-emergency-debris-removal-sign-up/
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162 Bulk Umbrella Rental for Events http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/06/ideas-every-day-162-bulk-umbrella-rental-for-events/
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164 Sun Pattern Simulator for Google Maps http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/06/ideas-every-day-164-sun-pattern-simulator-for-google-maps/
165 Automatic Traffic Texts From Waze or Google Maps http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/06/ideas-every-day-165-automatic-traffic-texts-from-waze-or-google-maps/
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182 The Talk Me Out of It Site http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/07/ideas-every-day-182-the-talk-me-out-of-it-site/
183 The First 5 Hours of Learning Guide http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/07/ideas-every-day-183-the-first-5-hours-of-learning-guide/
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214 Better Recorded Messages & A Little Inspiration http://www.mattwkane.com/2013/08/ideas-every-day-214-better-recorded-messages-a-little-inspiration/
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How To Come Up With More Ideas – Part 2

Here’s part 2 in a probably never-ending series of thoughts around how to come up with more ideas.  Part 1 talked about doing it more, and this post is about a vital fact key to having more ideas.

The fact is: the more ideas you take in, the more you’ll give out.  Every idea you see, hear, feel, taste, do, and touch all have impressions in your mind that can influence your ability to generate new ideas.  That being said, everything that exists was at one time an idea, so a simpler way to say it is to just experience more.

Someone who has only ever eaten white rice will have a harder time coming up with a new flavor of ice cream than someone who has experienced every fruit in the world.

See, hear, feel, taste, do and touch more and you will be able to generate more.

Matt Kane

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