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Category Archives: Awareness

How a habit forms

posted by Joshua on May 17, 2017 in Awareness, Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs, Visualization

There are plenty of books on habits. Too many, if you ask me. You don’t need books to start habits. In my experience, self-awareness will get you farther. In particular, starting new behavior creates new emotions and reactions. Paying attention to them will guide you how to follow up to improve them more than reading—if[…] Keep reading →

How science improves leadership and coaching: My conversation with Ron Potter

posted by Joshua on May 13, 2017 in Audio, Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Leadership, Models, Nature

Does a background in science help someone lead? … does it help someone coach? If so, how? I spoke with longtime leadership and executive coach Ron Potter, who came from an engineering and technical background to coach executives at top levels of major global companies, about how our backgrounds help. We covered: How a science[…] Keep reading →

A catalog of inner monologue thoughts

posted by Joshua on May 3, 2017 in Awareness, Evolutionary Psychology, Exercises

If you pay attention to your inner monologue, as the exercise I call The Most Effective Self-Awareness Exercise I Know leads you to, you’ll notice patterns. Songs get stuck in your head. You judge people. You judge yourself. You try to figure out the best order to do things in. You play out arguments you[…] Keep reading →

What 80s pop music teaches us about global warming

posted by Joshua on April 14, 2017 in Awareness, Leadership, Nature

Most people seem to view acting to avoid polluting and caring about the environment as deprivation and sacrifice. They seem to ask, “why should I sacrifice something I like, like flying, meat, air conditioning, etc? If billions of others don’t, then what I do doesn’t matter. The result is most of the world, or at[…] Keep reading →

The opposite of consuming unnecessarily is not deprivation or unhappiness

posted by Joshua on April 7, 2017 in Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Perception

Apparently of all the materials we mine, extract, harvest and so on, after six months, less than one percent is still in use or in the product we got it for. Over 99% of what we get from the earth is used that long. I found that statistic from The Story of Stuff (video and[…] Keep reading →