Category Archives: Blog

Why do you read my blog? How often do you read it?

on September 11, 2017 in Blog

Hello daily readers, I haven’t asked you in a while about your thoughts and feelings about the blog. I’d love to hear from you. Do you mind responding by email or in the comments below: Why do you read my blog? What do you like and want more of? What do you dislike and want less of? Any advice to improve it? Anything I didn’t think to ask? I expect[…] Keep reading →

My favorite posts

on September 5, 2017 in Blog

With thousands of posts, where do you begin? I recommend scanning the archives at the headlines. Here are some favorites, in no particular order: Self-imposed daily challenging healthy activities (sidchas) Burpees Cold showers Avoiding food packaging I swam across the Hudson River Avoiding stuff Reviews of my cooking My reviews of podcasts I’ve been on Reviews of my entrepreneurship course, which are stellar Charlie Rose style conversations with graduates of[…] Keep reading →

I get furious sometimes too

on March 14, 2017 in Blog

For all I write about emotional skills, social skills, and keeping calm, sometimes I get furious like anyone else. It’s happened a few times recently. Amid overwhelming success, looking back, the book launch had problems. And it was crunch time for over a month. I’ve worked through plenty of crunch times, but even a lot of experience can’t overcome all emotional challenges. You can get angry when you have expectations,[…] Keep reading →

2,461 Blog Posts in 2,191 Days

on January 31, 2017 in Blog, Habits, Inc.com, SIDCHAs

My Inc.com post Saturday, “2,461 Blog Posts in 2,191 Consecutive Days,” began 2,461 Blog Posts in 2,191 Consecutive Days What I learned in six years posting daily On January 29, 2011 I wrote the first blog post of an unbroken streak. Today finishes the sixth year. Tomorrow I’ll start year 7. Here’s the blog: www.JoshuaSpodek.com, and here is an archive of all the posts. Here’s a picture of the blog[…] Keep reading →

Abandoning King’s Dream on His Holiday?

on January 16, 2017 in Blog

Walking to class today, Martin Luther King Junior Day, I saw this sign on Sixth Avenue, saying, simply, “I’m Sorry. — White People”. It doesn’t make sense to me except to judge people by the color of their skin and not the content of their character. Maybe there’s some context where it makes sense and doesn’t abandon what King called for. Can anyone make more sense of it?

Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global, and me

on December 24, 2016 in Blog

Arriana Huffington recently started an online community called Thrive Global. She and her team picked me up to write for their journal. In fact, one of my posts made today’s front page, so if you click there today, you may see it. Thrive’s content is organized into 6 categories: Wonder Wisdom Well-Being Unplug and Recharge Sleep Giving Wonder focuses on faith and spirituality. Wisdom focuses on burnout, workplace policies and[…] Keep reading →

New email provider means you might be getting my newsletter for the first time

on November 14, 2016 in Blog, Leadership

Hello all, I’m changing the email provider for my newsletter. It turns out the old one was hitting some filters, so some of you may be getting my newsletter for the first time. So if you signed up a long time ago and are just seeing your first newsletter from me, welcome aboard! … and sorry for the delay. I hope you enjoy the newsletter. Why I changed I changed[…] Keep reading →