Category Archives: Blog

032: David Biello, conversation 2: “Way better than I expected … and easier”

on March 6, 2018 in Blog

David challenged himself to reduce his meat eating. His result? Right off the bat, he said he found it way better and easier than expected. He felt good and wants to do more. What are you waiting for? Chances are your choice to live by your values will be easier and you’ll want to do more—if you act. You’ll also hear from David how he made it work—using his community,[…] Keep reading →

021: Emily Ann Peterson, Conversation 2: Turn Off Your Computer

on February 1, 2018 in Blog

During a book launch, Emily still turned off her computer in a stressful time. Book launches are crazy and people want your time like crazy. She still did it. Despite her defining environmental differently than I expected, her experience was similar. As others found, it’s not what you avoid, it’s what you replace it with. I didn’t hear her describe the experience negatively. Instead I heard her talk about ritual,[…] Keep reading →

Daily blog posts: Year 8, day 1

on January 29, 2018 in Blog, Habits,, SIDCHAs

After some scattered posts dating to 2008, today in 2011 I wrote my first post in an unbroken daily series leading to today, with no future break planned. So today is day 1 of year 8. That’s 2,551 days in a row and 2,852 posts (I posted more than one per day), for those keeping track. It become my first sidcha, followed by burpees, cold showers, picking up garbage, and[…] Keep reading →

015: Dov Baron, Conversation 1

on January 18, 2018 in Blog

Dov Baron Dov Baron has been speaking internationally for over 30 years, he’s the man with a finger on the pulse of the evolving world of NextGen leadership. Listen to our conversation. One of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers to hire, Dov Baron is a master storyteller! Considered by many as the leading authority on Authentic Leadership, and the founder of Full Monty Leadership and The Authentic Speaker Academy[…] Keep reading →

Need motivation on a challenging project? Start with this quote.

on January 9, 2018 in Blog

Podcasters ask me for favorite quotes. I answer with the one below a lot. I can’t prove it right, but I find it describes what happens when you act remarkably accurately. It’s the opposite of analyzing and planning without acting. It tells you that however you plan, acting with resolve will create opportunities and resources beyond what you can plan. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to[…] Keep reading →

All American Wrestler and Coach, Jim Harshaw, episode 006

on December 19, 2017 in Blog

New podcast post: All American Wrestler and Coach, Jim Harshaw, episode 006 Listen to the episode Jim and I have become friends since I did his podcast, Success Through Failure, twice. He’s as friendly and approachable as anyone you’ll meet, despite or maybe because of his reaching the top levels of one of our most demanding sports. I’ll put his description below, but printed words don’t express his enthusiastic approach[…] Keep reading →

Sailing across the Atlantic

on December 18, 2017 in Blog

The longer I avoid flying, the more I learn to make my life as rewarding as I want without craving flying. Still, I wonder if I’ll see Paris and other places I used to fly to again. If I’ll eat Thai food in Thailand. I started looking into hitching rides on cargo ships, but they don’t seem economical and they seem to pollute a lot, negating the point of taking[…] Keep reading →

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