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Category Archives: Habits

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 →

Leadership and the Environment Podcast episode #3: Freedom, empathy, garbage, and compost

posted by Joshua on June 5, 2017 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Freedom, Habits, Inc.com, Nature, Podcast

https://archive.org/download/freedom_empathy_garbage/freedom_empathy_garbage.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (220.9MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHow much waste do you create that others have to deal with? The environment involves more than global warming. As my Inc. piece reported recently, we’re producing enough waste that an island in the middle of the Pacific, with no inhabitants and thousands[…] Keep reading →

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 →

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 →

Can I pick your brain? … Daniel Gefen’s wonderful, funny, penetrating interview of consistency and greatness you can achieve

posted by Joshua on April 28, 2017 in Audio, Choosing/Decision-Making, Fitness, Freedom, Habits, SIDCHAs

I wish I could convey how much fun Daniel Gefen and I had talking before the podcast. I think it comes out in the conversation. Beyond being fun, Daniel went into depth nobody has about something I long wished someone would—the motivation behind the burpees and sidchas. Most interviewers ask about what I do, less[…] Keep reading →