Category Archives: Freedom

My morning routine featured on MyMorningRoutine.com

on December 21, 2017 in Fitness, Freedom, Habits, SIDCHAs

Joshua Spodek Joshua Spodek is author of Leadership Step by Step and host of the Leadership and the Environment podcast. An adjunct professor at NYU and leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, Joshua currently lives in New York City. What is your morning routine? To the untrained eye my morning routine (and all my other routines) seems to take away what it actually gives me: freedom. But[…] Keep reading →

Morning Routines and Success (Inc.)

on December 20, 2017 in Exercises, Fitness, Freedom, Habits, Inc.com, SIDCHAs

Morning Routines and Success You show me a successful person and I’ll show you one with daily habits. MyMorningRoutine.com brings today’s successful people’s habits. You show me a successful person and I’ll show you one with structured daily habits. The more successful, the more self-imposed, challenging, relevant, and active his or her habits. Even bad-boy athletes, apparently self-indulgent rock stars, and counter-cultural artists have habits. Rather, the long-term successful ones do. The[…] Keep reading →

Why I don’t drink coffee

on September 14, 2017 in Freedom, Habits

I rarely drink coffee—about a cup per decade, maybe. Partly I don’t drink it because I see how dependent people get on it, and how much they spend. Partly because the caffeine affects me so much. I drink it to stay awake only when I consider the reasons I was up late and had to get up early worthy. Otherwise I don’t drink it since I don’t want to reward[…] Keep reading →

How little do you need?

on August 31, 2017 in Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Freedom, Perception

Freedom comes from needing less more than having more, in my experience. How little do you need? Can you decrease your needs? I wrote a friend, in response to something he said about needs: I’m sensitive to the word need, since I consider neediness one of the least attractive qualities people can have, so as much as I value sidchas, instead of saying you need to do the thing daily,[…] Keep reading →

Google Revealed Donald Trump’s Favorite Words

on August 26, 2017 in Freedom, Leadership

My post the other day on LinkedIn, “Google Revealed Donald Trump’s Favorite Words,” began In leadership, words matter. Leaders care about the people they lead and results, which often means caring about others’ interests ahead of their own, even when they disagree. Leaders know others will always have some different values. The challenge is to lead without getting mired in conflict. The most effective leaders influence the people they disagree with most. Consider Nelson Mandela negotiating[…] Keep reading →

Nelson Mandela on sidchas

on July 19, 2017 in Exercises, Fitness, Freedom, Leadership, SIDCHAs

Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. I’ve waited to share something I discovered reading his autobiography a few months ago. First some context. It’s the day of your release. You’re a revolutionary, fighting Apartheid, imprisoned for 27 years, much of it in an 8 foot by 7 foot cell or, if outside, breaking rocks. Meanwhile, you’ve become a global celebrity. Over 200 million people watched your London[…] Keep reading →

Bill Clinton on Nelson Mandela, for His 100th Birthday

on July 18, 2017 in Freedom, Inc.com, Leadership, Nonjudgment

My Inc. story today, “Bill Clinton on Nelson Mandela, for His 100th Birthday,” begins Bill Clinton on Nelson Mandela, for His 100th Birthday The father of his nation was born 100 years ago today. Bill Clinton’s anecdote reveals the change he created in the world. Nelson Mandela was born on this day in 1918. Few people become the father of a nation. He was imprisoned for 27 years beginning at[…] Keep reading →