Monthly Archives: December 2013

An inspirational SIDCHA video

on December 31, 2013 in Fitness, Leadership, SIDCHAs, Tips

[This post is part of a series on the Self-Imposed Daily Challenging Healthy Activity (SIDCHA). 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.] [It’s also part of a series on Cold Showers. If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view that series, where you’ll[…] Keep reading →

SIDCHA properties — The best tool to improve your life: the Self-Imposed Daily Challenging Healthy Activity

on December 30, 2013 in Fitness, Tips

[This post is part of a series on the Self-Imposed Daily Challenging Healthy Activity (SIDCHA). 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.] Since conceiving of the idea of the Self-Imposed Daily Challenging Healthy Activity¬†(during a SIDCHA — in particular, a cold shower), I’ve been taken by it. Naturally I want[…] Keep reading →

After a difficult decision affecting your team: Eisenhower and the paratroopers before D-day

on December 29, 2013 in Freedom, Leadership

Yesterday’s clip on Ike deciding whether to risk sending tens of thousands of men into potentially pointless suicide missions with losses up to seventy percent didn’t show how he followed up. Those paratroopers were the first wave of the invasion, to jump the night before the amphibious invasion. He decided to send them. What do you do when you decide to send tens of thousands of young men possibly to[…] Keep reading →

Eisenhower, D-Day, and keeping teams strong while making hard choices

on December 28, 2013 in Freedom, Leadership

If you think making decisions is hard, how about ones where the lives of thousands of people depend on your choice? Or possibly the free world? I find learning how people succeeded in difficult cases makes doing things well in my world easier. Today’s post shows a dramatization of a decision then-General Eisenhower, Ike, had to make in preparing for D-Day. This scene stuck with me since I first saw[…] Keep reading →

Willpower, how to understand and use it — the series

on December 27, 2013 in Blog, Tips

I wrote a series of posts on willpower. I assembled them into series format so you can read them all at once. Check it out. For reference, the first post goes like this: Most people know what they should do to create the life for themselves they want. Sadly, most people don’t do what they feel they should. They do what’s easy. People who want to lose weight keep eating[…] Keep reading →

The number one best tool to improve your life: the Self-Imposed Daily Challenging Healthy Activity (SIDCHA)

on December 26, 2013 in Blog, Fitness, Tips

[This post is part of a series on the Self-Imposed Daily Challenging Healthy Activity (SIDCHA). 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 bet most successful people have at least one self-imposed daily challenging healthy activity (introducing what should become a standard personal development term SIDCHA, pronounced sid’-chah), whether they[…] Keep reading →

Make every day a holiday

on December 25, 2013 in Blog

People treat some days as special days to devote time to their values. Why not treat every day as a day to devote to your values? Then you can treat every day like a holiday. I try to. If you don’t, why not? If you want to but can’t, why not? Most people say something about having to make money or some other obligation. If you have obligations you can’t[…] Keep reading →