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More inspiration from Martin Luther King, especially if you haven’t achieved much yet

posted by Joshua on January 20, 2014 in Blog, Education, Freedom, Leadership

Perhaps the best honor one person can give another is to understand them and continue their legacy. I’m writing today’s post to suggest you can do that with Martin Luther King more than you think. Many people believe Einstein got bad grades, but I understand he didn’t. Martin Luther King, Jr got bad grades. He[…] Keep reading →

The shells we put around ourselves

posted by Joshua on October 26, 2013 in Awareness, Blog

As children we start defenseless. I don’t mean physically, though we start physically defenseless too. I mean kids don’t protect themselves from being emotionally hurt or having their identities challenged. Kids say things we adults recognize we would catch in mental filters before speaking. What mental filters? Everybody knows what I mean. As we get[…] Keep reading →

Integrity in successful leaders: Gandhi cleaned toilets

posted by Joshua on October 19, 2013 in Blog, Freedom, Leadership

This post is about integrity and sticking with your values. A few years ago I visited my father in Ahmedabad, India, the country he has studied his professional life. We visited Gandhi’s ashram, a community where people who wanted to learn about and support him went. It still exists, though mainly as a static, historical[…] Keep reading →

You call exercise torture? I call it glory.

posted by Joshua on August 29, 2013 in Awareness, Blog, Fitness, Freedom

[This post is part of a series on my daily exercise and starting and keeping challenging habits. If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] Emotionally, I don’t want to do burpees nearly every single time[…] Keep reading →

Who is today’s King George III? Who are today’s patriots?

posted by Joshua on August 28, 2013 in Blog, Freedom, Leadership

No two people are the same, especially centuries apart. Still, I can’t help but think about the leader of a great empire, occupying foreign lands, facing bankruptcy from an expensive victory in a war that galvanized many nations against it , taxing without representation, changing laws arbitrarily, putting his troops in people’s homes, with a[…] Keep reading →