Monthly Archives: April 2013

A model that answers all of life’s most important questions

on April 30, 2013 in Awareness, Exercises, Leadership, Models

[This post is part of a series on “Mental models and beliefs: an exercise to identify yours.” If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] Answering all of life’s most important questions is a tall order, but if you’ve read this web page long, you know the value I put on[…] Keep reading →

A model for direction in leadership and personal development

on April 29, 2013 in Exercises, Leadership, Models, Tips

[This post is part of a series on “Mental models and beliefs: an exercise to identify yours.” If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] We are a social species. Most of what we care about in our environments are other people. Maybe I’m different than most people because I spent[…] Keep reading →

A model to promote responsibility

on April 28, 2013 in Exercises, Leadership, Models

[This post is part of a series on “Mental models and beliefs: an exercise to identify yours.” If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] Today’s model polarizes. That is, it doesn’t build consensus or bring people together. While building consensus and bringing people together may sometimes help in politics, if[…] Keep reading →

A model to make you more intelligent and free

on April 27, 2013 in Exercises, Fitness, Freedom, Humor, Models, Tips

[This post is part of a series on “Mental models and beliefs: an exercise to identify yours.” If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] I once spoke with a psychologist who specialized in intelligence. She told me that flexibility in how one sees the world is a major part of[…] Keep reading →

A model to simplify

on April 26, 2013 in Awareness, Exercises, Models, Tips

[This post is part of a series on “Mental models and beliefs: an exercise to identify yours.” If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] Do you ever have more stuff than you need? Do you find yourself susceptible to people selling things that you later realize you don’t need? When[…] Keep reading →

2013 New York City Marathon!

on April 25, 2013 in Blog, Fitness

So many people apply to run in the New York City Marathon, you usually have to get lucky in the random draw to get accepted. If you apply and don’t get in three years in a row, you get in automatically the fourth year, which worked out for me this year. So I just got my guaranteed acceptance to this year’s marathon! I also just got my new Vivobarefoot running[…] Keep reading →

A model to avoid or overcome frustration

on April 25, 2013 in Exercises, Freedom, Models, Tips

[This post is part of a series on “Mental models and beliefs: an exercise to identify yours.” If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] Do you get more frustrated than you’d like? Do you give up early? Do you wish you could have more optimism? Do you wish you could[…] Keep reading →