Category Archives: Freedom

Frederick Douglass: “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”

on July 4, 2020 in Awareness, Freedom, Habits, Nature

I recently reread Frederick Douglass’s What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?, which he delivered on July 5, 1852—a celebrated condemnation of slavery by a man born a slave when it was legal in this country. You’ll do yourself a favor to read it if you haven’t recently. Here’s the passage where he turns the corner from praising the nation: I am not included within the pale of[…] Keep reading →

More inspiration from Nelson Mandela

on June 13, 2020 in Freedom, Leadership

I talk a lot about Nelson Mandela during the lock down. Americans lose our shit after a month or two locked down. We can access all the culture, music, art, literature, etc that’s ever been recorded. We can buy food from all over the world. We can talk to friends and family with video. Yet we act like we can’t handle it. Here was Nelson Mandela’s cell for 18 years[…] Keep reading →

An attendee’s stellar review of my webinar: Life-Changing Habits Even (Especially) Under Lock-Down

on May 21, 2020 in Freedom, Habits, SIDCHAs

An attendee of my webinar, Life-Changing Habits Even (Especially) Under Lock-Down, wrote how it affected her life already (spoiler: positively, beyond expectations, and in areas she had plateaued). Read her email below. Below the email I link to her writing. So you can experience the webinar too, here’s the video of it: Dear Josh,  Thank you so much for your email and for connecting with me further. In response to[…] Keep reading →

Habits aren’t my thing, despite what you might think

on May 20, 2020 in Fitness, Freedom, Habits, SIDCHAs

I want to clarify a point of confusion, probably my fault. Since I talk a lot about sidchas and habits, one could conclude that I focus on habits as a big part of my life. On the contrary, though I consider them important, they are less a big part of my life than they make worry and insecurity a small part of my life. For clients that come to me[…] Keep reading →

Life-Changing Habits Even (Especially) Under Lock-Down

on May 5, 2020 in Freedom, Habits, SIDCHAs, Stories

Here is the video from my webinar last week on life-changing habits during lock-down (and the rest of your life). Wondering if you should watch? Quoting attendees: “My boyfriend was an Olympic fencer and I texted him: this webinar is like  an insight into your brain. Now I see how you do everything and how you’re so productive.” “Holy cow, it’s so simple. It’s so true. I could immediately see[…] Keep reading →

Join my webinar THIS FRIDAY: Creating meaning, purpose, and structure under lock down (and the rest of your life)

on April 28, 2020 in Events, Fitness, Freedom, Habits, SIDCHAs

Reading in one of my online groups about people struggling to keep habits without external structure—something I think I can safely claim expertise in—I offered to share what I’ve found works in 150,000 burpees, etc. I made an interactive webinar out of my experience—my most comprehensive, useful compilation of a decade of experience creating structure, discipline, and mental freedom. Most relevant now, I did it at no cost, not needing[…] Keep reading →

Split infinitives

on April 11, 2020 in Freedom

This post is not about grammar. The first word of the title is a verb. When I was young, I was taught not to split infinitives, that “irregardless” was not a word, and other rules to follow. I planned to write this post about how I find splitting infinitives makes more sense. That is, “to boldly go” makes more sense to me than “boldly to go” or “to go boldly.”[…] Keep reading →

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