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Look who’s doing a sidcha: Mark Zuckerberg, running a mile a day this year

on March 22, 2016 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

The founder and CEO of Facebook set a goal to run a mile every day of 2016. Sounds like a sidcha to me! Detractors claim he’s not running every day or the whole mile or that it’s too polluted to be safe. At least he stated the intent. I hope he keeps it up. Since he says he’s only doing it for the year, learning the concept of a sidcha[…] Keep reading →

Five years of daily posts! Not one missed.

on January 28, 2016 in Creativity, Habits, NorthKorea, SIDCHAs

When my friend set up this blog page for me, I asked him how often he blogged. I expected him to say something like three days a week, weekdays, when big events happened, or something like that. Instead he said “Every day,” then adding: If you miss one day you can miss two. If you miss two, it’s all over. I took the practice to heart. Today finishes my fifth[…] Keep reading →

Marathon burpees

on November 1, 2014 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

It’s just past midnight, meaning I’m about fifteen minutes into Saturday, November 1. Tomorrow, Sunday, is the marathon. I’ve trained for it pretty well for months. I’ve wondered what to about my burpees. Some people suggested skipping burpees on days I run the marathon. I see it otherwise. Those are the most important days to do them. What’s the point of doing something only when it’s easy? The benefit comes[…] Keep reading →

1,000 days of burpees

on September 16, 2014 in Exercises, Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

If I did my math right, today is my one-thousandth day of burpees, starting at one set of ten per day, now up to two sets of twenty-five per day. That’s somewhere over 40,000 burpees. I’ve done them in North Korea, China, and across the U.S. Following the principle that if you miss one day you can miss two, if you miss two it’s all over, I haven’t missed one[…] Keep reading →

Pain, discipline, and self-reliance

on September 10, 2014 in Exercises, Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

I woke up this morning with pain in my back. I felt it yesterday morning too. It had woken me up both nights before, I guess when I moved in ways that caused it to hurt more. Then this morning when I did my burpees the pain got searing. I had to stop at seven. The pain was bad enough I had trouble breathing. The pain was in the same[…] Keep reading →

Top 16 tips for starting habits you want and stopping habits you don’t

on January 19, 2014 in Awareness, Tips

[This post is part of a series on Cold Showers. If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view that series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] Years ago I tended to have unintentional habits that I did without thinking about them and they didn’t improve my life much. Now they’re mostly ones I intentionally adopted because I knew they[…] Keep reading →

A book I haven’t finished and why I recommend it

on October 14, 2013 in Blog, Leadership

I first met Sebastian Marshall about five years ago in New York City through mutual friends. Though he was just over half my age at the time, I don’t hesitate to say I’ve learned as much from him as nearly anyone — and I’ve studied with Nobel Prize winners. He’s been a great friend since. We’ve since met in Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, and often on the internet. I continue learning[…] Keep reading →

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