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Category Archives: Exercises

Sidchas lead to achievement like nothing else

posted by Joshua on May 29, 2017 in Exercises, Habits, SIDCHAs

Interviewers tend to ask me two questions: What’s with all the burpees? How did you do all the accomplishments? They don’t realize that doing the sidchas is what achieves the accomplishments. I wouldn’t have expected that connection before starting the sidchas. I can’t really explain it now, but I know that doing the sidchas gets[…] Keep reading →

Reinvention Radio with Steve Olsher interviewed me

posted by Joshua on May 21, 2017 in Audio, Education, Exercises, Leadership, Relationships

I’m honored and privileged for Reinvention Radio with Steve Olsher to have interviewed me. There’s nothing like live radio to make a conversation exciting and spontaneous. We did exercises from the book on the air. Now the conversation is online for you to listen to at your leisure. About Reinvention Radio: Reinvention Radio … Obliterates[…] Keep reading →

The Inspirational Chronicles with Emilio Ron, parts 1 and 2: Building Discipline and Become an Exceptional Communicator

posted by Joshua on May 20, 2017 in Audio, Education, Exercises, Fitness, Leadership, Relationships

I met Emilio Ron at an event for public speakers. We started talking and he invited me to be a guest on his new podcast, Inspirational Chronicles. The following fits into the conversation we recorded: He invited me to record in the studio he set up. Somehow, despite living in Manhattan, I agreed to take[…] Keep reading →

Learning social and emotional skills is hard but worth it

posted by Joshua on May 9, 2017 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Exercises, Leadership, Relationships

Ultimately all the advice in the world leads to one simple starting point: You have to act, practice, and rehearse new skills to get their benefit and those first acts, as with any new skill, will be clumsy, embarrassing, and full of other challenges that will lead the novice to feel bad. If you try,[…] 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 →