Category Archives: Perception

It pays to blow your mind sometimes

posted by Joshua on December 8, 2016 in Awareness, Models, Nature, Nonjudgment, Perception

Flexibility in your beliefs and mental models is a key part of intelligence and leadership. Your beliefs influence how you see the world. Only being able to see things one way confines you to a mental jail and keeps you from solving problems. Think of the 4-minute mile. When everyone believed breaking it was impossible,[…] Keep reading →

Imagine a world with more empathy: Why I write and teach

posted by Joshua on November 28, 2016 in Awareness, Perception

My books and courses teach empathy. I used to think of empathy as an intangible, nebulous, even weird concept I couldn’t really understand. Now I view it as a skill anyone can learn as well as they can learn to ride a bike or throw a baseball. Improving your empathy skills improves your ability to[…] Keep reading →

365 days, flying, and the definition of impossibility

posted by Joshua on November 3, 2016 in Nature, Perception

I’ve been asking people lately When was the last time 365 days passed in your life without flying? Interesting question? Most people I ask can’t remember, so it’s probably been decades. Several people have commented that it would be “impossible” to go a year without flying. That’s an odd use of the word “impossible” that[…] Keep reading →

You drink too much water, probably

posted by Joshua on October 14, 2016 in Fitness, Perception

You’ve heard to drink eight cups of water a day. I can’t count how many times I have. There is zero medical or scientific evidence supporting the advice. None. There never was and never will be. I hear people suggest it so often, feeling they’re helping people when they’re just repeating uninformed, confused misinformation, I[…] Keep reading →

Creating more life: more tomatoes! … and the sweetness of vegetables

posted by Joshua on September 16, 2016 in Fitness, Nature, Perception

In “Creating life … my first tomato!” I wrote about my first gardening experiments and how proud I was of my first tomato growing. That’s nothing compared to people who seriously garden, but I have low standards the first time and this is a first time. It turns out it’s a cherry tomato. Also, I[…] Keep reading →