Friday, February 6, 2015

Achieve your life goals using the 15-Second Principle

One of the best self-help books out there which has helped millions of people achieve their goals.

This book focuses on one single thing... Force yourself to begin working on your dream project every day. Work on the dream for at least 15 seconds, but do it until you no longer enjoy it. Repeat again the next day.

This single technique will skyrocket your productivity and bring you closer to your goal.

Check out the book, The 15-Second Principle, by Al Secunda.

Reviews on Amazon

The best praise for a self-help book is to describe how much and how quickly your life changes direction for the better.

I started reading "The 15 Second Principle" seven weeks ago, and since day one, it has helped me to realize my dream project, the creation of a unique computer game. The problem was that I wanted to start, but had been procrastinating for over three years. Now daily progress is being made, and it THRILLS me; I am finally feeling fulfillment in this important area of my life. (It's also exciting to see friends who've read the book realize their dream projects as well.)

The technique is so simple, and related so artfully, that it gently chipped through all the barriers my mind had erected:

"There's not enough time"; "There's too much to do"; "It has to be perfect"; "I'm not good enough"; "Who am I to be doing what I love to do?"

If I had to choose a favorite part of the book, it would have to be the unusual celebrity stories. Maybe it's because Al Secunda is a gifted storyteller. Maybe it's because the stories are inherently entertaining. But the underlying ideas jolt to life when you can relate to someone who is familiar and successful (and imperfect).

I recommend this book without hesitation to anyone who has a seemingly unapproachable dream, goal, or passion. The book is wise, intelligent, entertaining, and comes from the heart. Put another way, "The 15 Second Principle" is THE BEST investment you can make in yourself. I feel so strongly about it, that I am adding my full name and e-mail address to these thoughts.

if you've ever spent 15 seconds procrastinating, overwhelmed, complaining, regretting, worrying, blaming, etc., then you've got to read this book.

Al Secunda has written a powerful little guide for anyone wanting to have a richer, fuller, more rewarding life. Although the subject matter is profound, Al writes in a conversational, easy-to-read manner. Humorous stories are used to convey deep, meaningful insights and lessons, making it not only informative, but entertaining. The tests and exercises are easy to follow. This book flows well. I found it hard to put down.

If you're like me, you've probably read many other books of this type, but it's the actual 15 second principle itself that is truly different and not something I've seen or read elsewhere. Al Secunda used his years of personal and professional experience to develop this concept that is so simple, it's brilliant ! Most of all, it WORKS! Before even finishing this book, I was able to not only begin, but complete a big project I previously dreaded so much I had put it off for over a year-and I did it in far less time than I initially thought it would take! I can't say I was so motivated by any of the other books I'd read. Read THIS book!

I was browsing the Internet a few weeks ago and suddenly saw a book entitled "The 15 Second Principle" listed in a database. Mathematical research has discovered that it only takes 15 seconds to start anything, i.e., a though, a movement, etc. An interesting sideline here: In the pitstop in the national automotive races, it takes exactly 15 seconds to change the oil, tires, wash the windows, etc. As a matter of fact, the pitsops rules only allow 15 seconds for this.

 The book caught my interest, and I purchased the book on my next outing to a bookstore and quickly read the cover notes (15 seconds to read the cover notes!!?). I thought that this may just be another "trick" to get someone to buy another motivational book which would be a "quick fix" in our already rushed society. Not at all! I manage 22 financial analysts in my company and have often found myself saying that I don't have time to learn this or that and "who in the heck" could achieve something in 15 seconds....? 

No matter how scattered or busy we are, we can find a small amount of time each day to devote to our dream or goal even if we only think about it. According to the author, even thinking about our dream or goal brings us closer to taking action and taking action on a regular basis will finally bring us to achievement and mastery. I read the book (not in 15 seconds), began devoting a portion of each day to what was my secret goal--that was to learn to play golf.

 By taking this writing and principles to heart, I have in less that two weeks already located a golf coach and taken a step on to the golf course. I can't guarantee that I will make a Hole-in-One on the 17th Hole of St. Andrews in Scotland, but I will arrive there if I control my mood, attitude and feelings as this book directs. I am excited! I am thinking about giving each one of my employees a copy for their own personal use as a special "surprise bonus" and watch them surprise themselves as they follow the principles of mastery to acheive their own dreams or professional goals.

 I honestly believe that if you are introduced to the book and are "too busy" to read and follow, at least in part, some of the author's suggestions and proven principles, then you are too busy period and will probably use your own "15 Seconds" to whine away the dreams and goals which you could have achieved by a simple short commitment and conscious belief....

Check out the book, The 15-Second Principle, by Al Secunda.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sustainable Design and Construction Practices

The new SF Public Utilities Commission Headquarters, located at 525 Golden Gate Avenue, is possibly the greenest office building in America. Applying evolving water and power technologies with new light management and computer controlled environment, the SFPUC has created a building which looks towards the future of environmental building construction, and reaches for the ultimate engineering accolade, the LEED rating of "Platinum".

Green building guru Jeremy Sumeray outlines sustainable future for construction sector. Filmed for the online information source for environmental professionals.

There are many parts a sustainable building. Energy piece is a huge aspect of sustainable construction. Active devices and passive methods to achieve zero carbon state are being developed. Smart energy meters and advanced devices like Nest Learning Thermostat can help you in reducing energy use and save money. There are now many manufacturers of efficient solar panels which can really reduce your energy consumption, especially when the weather is suitable for energy generation. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Row Houses in Karad by Architect Javed Kachchhi

Premium row bungalows in Karad by Kachchhi Constructions

A premium row housing scheme has been launched in Karad by the renowned Architect Javed Kachchhi. There are a total of 68 row houses with a range of amenities and facilities.

Details about the row house:

The row houses is comprised of G+1

The ground floor comprises of the following areas:
Spacious Kitchen
Common Toilet
Wash area
A lawn
Car parking space

First Floor
Master bedroom with balcony and attached bathroom
Children's bedroom with balcony and attached bathroom

Current status
The construction is taking place on site in full swing. It is a novel concept for the people in Karad. Apparently, there is no other scheme that stands a competition to the row housing scheme by Javed Kachchhi.

Other pictures of the row housing community

 Contact Details:
Architect Javed Kachchhi
Mobile: 0919490189945

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Announcement of Architectural and Structural Design Services Online

Civil Projects Online, Architecture Student, Archeng Designers and Kachchhi Constructions have announced Architectural, Structural and Interior design services online.

Who are they?
They are big group of Architectural, Civil Engineers, Interiors Designers, Architectural assistants, CAD technicians and graphics designers.

They are also providing services to help architecture students with their thesis projects by giving them guidance. It is now possible to talk to the architectural experts online via skype. Students have been showing great interest in this service.

Their design services include:
Designing anything and everything from small products to large townships.

  • Structural Design
  • Architectural Design
  • Interior Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Product Design
  • Large township layouts
  • Review of existing Architectural, Structural and Interior drawings
  • Facility to arrange for an online meeting with architectural or structural design experts
  • Expert assistance to Architecture students
  • Drafting (Converting hand drawn, jpg image or pdf files to CAD files)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

How to make a sphere in Google Sketchup?

Sketchup Tutorials!

Also, check out other videos related to Architecture and Civil Engineering....

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Architectural Journey from Ancient to Modern Era

Architecture Student Blog!

The video presents amazing Architectural wonders built in different centuries portraying various Historic Architectural styles... We come to the realization that the place (city, country) is identified by the Architectural styles of its buildings...!