Category Archives: Habits

I’m no longer “not flying”

on October 18, 2017 in Habits, Leadership, SIDCHAs, Visualization

A friend wrote Your perseverance in not flying around is beyond impressive. 🙂 Are you still not consuming normal packaging? The longer you live outside a system, the less its goals and values control you. As with fitness, my skills living by my pollution-related values becomes easier all the time. I responded I’m no longer “not flying” or avoiding food packaging. I’m living by my values, which means creating adventure,[…] Keep reading →

Among a Man’s Best Feelings

on October 11, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

My post today on LinkedIn, “Among a Man’s Best Feelings,” begins Among a Man’s Greatest Feelings I’ve lived a fairly academic life—earning a PhD in astrophysics and an MBA. I’ve kept myself in shape and lifted weights, but mostly to play sports, which kept me thin. I never consistently lifted weights. Not that I lift huge weights now, but I’m lifting consistently for years for the first time. Every man[…] Keep reading →

How I Learned To Start Every Day With Purpose

on October 9, 2017 in Awareness, Habits, SIDCHAs

My LinkedIn post today, “How I Learned To Start Every Day With Purpose,” begins How I Learned To Start Every Day With Purpose It’s Monday morning and I’m writing this post because I’m full of enthusiasm and invigorated. Why? Not because I’m a morning person. Not because I like waking up on Mondays. I have a full work day ahead of me, but I’m taking time to share how effective[…] Keep reading →

100,000 burpees

on September 29, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

I hit 100,000 burpees a couple weeks ago, on September 5th, if I remember right. Each ten thousand felt like a big milestone. Hitting six figures felt like it should be a biggest milestone yet. Instead I’m writing this minor post. It’s the biggest number with the most zeros, but the greater accomplishment is to see them like brushing my teeth—not that big a deal, just something I do. I[…] Keep reading →

How I feel after hard exercise versus watching TV

on September 28, 2017 in Fitness, Habits

Have you noticed the emotional difference between how you feel after exercising hard versus after watching TV? Comparing, say, rowing for 5,016 meters in 20 minutes, at over 900 calories per hour with watching TV or browsing the web for 20 minutes seems obvious but let’s compare anyway. Rowing, you want to stop soon after you started. It’s a relief to stop. TV, you can end up watching for hours.[…] Keep reading →

The massive power of habitually doing what you don’t have to do: The Ziglar Show interview

on September 20, 2017 in Audio, Habits, Leadership, SIDCHAs

An early memory is of my mother, when she moved into sales and more entrepreneurship, having Zig Ziglar books. This was the late 70s. I was in grade school and knew nothing of business or this guy, except his memorable name. I’m pleased to announce that the Ziglar show, featuring Zig Ziglar’s son Tom and Kevin Miller posted an interview of me, “The massive power of habitually doing what you[…] 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 →