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Nirvana was a band from Seattle. The 1991 Reading Festival spoke with awe about the band who played a no-frills set early on the Friday afternoon.
Within weeks they released one of the most influential and best-selling albums of all time. Nevermind has gone on to sell 30 million copies worldwide.
The success of Nevermind album can be partly attributed to Geffen's money and MTV patronage.
"Nevermind" also tapped into a new, less showy way of doing things. People, it seemed, were tired of the classic rock loved by the baby boomer generation. Nevermind gave many bands the confidence to give it a go, even if they lacked the best equipment. It took music back to the garage. Nevermind made misfits feel normal.
"Nevermind" is an era-defining album with a timeless appeal.
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Avoiding mistakes is an under-appreciated way to improve.
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Tell the story of how it happened. What went wrong? What mistakes did you make? How did it fail?
Is the way of thinking in which you consider the opposite of what you want.
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Applying inversion to productivity you could ask, “What if I wanted to decrease my focus? How do I end up distracted?”
The answer to these question may help you discover interruptions you can eliminate to free up more time and energy each day.