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Monthly Archives: November 2013

An exercise to help you understand your world and become more aware of yourself

posted by Joshua on August 30, 2014 in Awareness, Exercises, Nonjudgment, Tips

Today’s exercise builds on the one in my post, “An exercise in knowing your beliefs; so you can change them,” so please do that one first. It’s easier for most people, more general, and develops skills that you can use for this post’s exercise. Still, you can do this on its own if you want.[…] Keep reading →

See Joshua Spodek at Cole Haan, Flavorpill, and General Assembly’s Inspiration Workshop, September 6

posted by Joshua on August 29, 2014 in Art, Awareness, Creativity, Education, Events, Exercises, Leadership

Post-event update: see a write-up and video of the event here — http://flavorwire.com/477424/history-begins-here-starting-a-legacy-in-nyc. Everybody who attended it seemed to love it. My event had a packed room with enthusiastic participants. I made several great connections at my event and the others I attended. I hope to see you next time. See me next weekend The[…] Keep reading →

An exercise to help you understand others, reduce arguments, and become more aware of yourself

posted by Joshua on August 28, 2014 in Awareness, Exercises, Nonjudgment, Tips

Today’s exercise builds on the one in my post, “An exercise in knowing your beliefs; so you can change them,” so please do that one first. It’s easier for most people, more general, and develops skills that you can use for this post’s exercise. Still, you can do this on its own if you want.[…] Keep reading →

Myers-Briggs doesn’t help you, it helps your manager, if anyone

posted by Joshua on August 26, 2014 in Leadership, Nonjudgment

I don’t like Myers-Briggs tests. People make them look scientific and use scientific wording but they aren’t based in science. They don’t promote self-reflection any more than a horoscope. Most of all, they imply that you don’t change much, a belief that discourages personal growth and exploring and using different skills for different situations. People[…] Keep reading →

Want to change something big and complex? Start simple and long term.

posted by Joshua on August 25, 2014 in Fitness, Habits, Tips

All my habit and SIDCHA talk leads to talking to a lot of people about starting and keeping habits. I’ve seen that nearly everyone who keeps a solo habit long-term started the habit with something simple that they can keep going without trying too hard. People who bike to work keep up their biking habit[…] Keep reading →