Category Archives: Fitness

Elite Universities, Failure, and How They Just Don’t Get It

posted by Joshua on July 1, 2017 in Education, Fitness

My Inc. article yesterday, “Elite Universities, Failure, and How They Just Don’t Get It,” began Elite Universities, Failure, and How They Just Don’t Get It Elite universities don’t get failure, revealing a deep strategic flaw in U.S. education. Some solutions are easy. A recent New York Times article, “On Campus, Failure Is on the Syllabus,”[…] Keep reading →

What’s more exotic, a mango or a turnip? What’s sweeter, ice cream or an apple? More culturally different, someone in a different country or generation?

posted by Joshua on June 27, 2017 in Awareness, Fitness, Nature, Perception

What’s more exotic, a mango or a turnip? In New York City, and most of the U.S., you can buy mangoes at many stores. Turnips are harder to find. People say they travel to experience new, exotic things. But they don’t see that there are new things in their back yards. What’s sweeter, ice cream[…] Keep reading →

I Do Burpees Daily Because I’m Lazy and Full of Excuses

posted by Joshua on June 10, 2017 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Fitness, Habits, Inc.com, SIDCHAs

My Inc. post Monday, “I Do Burpees Daily Because I’m Lazy and Full of Excuses,” began I Do Burpees Daily Because I’m Lazy and Full of Excuses Not having a skill so useful as discipline is a reason to do them, which transformed my life. When I tell people about my burpee habit, their most[…] 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 →

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 to improve your form when your form is flawed. Sometimes you rebuild from scratch.

posted by Joshua on May 2, 2017 in Fitness

Speaking of approaching 1,000,000 meters rowing, my friend who was coxswain at Princeton who suggested how to improve my form, responded It’s really impressive that you’ve been so intentional about improving your form! I wrote back to describe my process of improving my form. Since I don’t know how to evaluate my form, I don’t[…] Keep reading →