Category Archives: Habits

90,000 burpees!

on March 10, 2017 in Exercises, Fitness, Habits, Inc.com, SIDCHAs

I decided to post my regular 10,000-burpee increment update on Inc. first this time. I’m only supposed to sample the beginning of the article when it first goes up. So click to my Inc. post, “90,000 Burpees Today,” which begins 90,000 Burpees Today I started my daily burpee habit in December 2011. Today I hit my 90,000th. I’m a 45-year old man and I’ve done burpees every day since December[…] Keep reading →

The shockingly valuable life lessons of vigorous exercise

on March 9, 2017 in Awareness, Exercises, Fitness, Habits, Tips

With five Ivy League degrees, especially the PhD in astrophysics, experience teaching at Ivy League and other elite schools, and a father who was a tenured professor in history, I think I’m qualified to know the value of intellectual knowledge. The more I learn through physical experience, the more valuable I find it. The intellectual world, especially schools and universities, value the intellect so much, I don’t think they realize[…] Keep reading →

2,500 Blog Posts and What I Learned Writing Them

on March 3, 2017 in Habits, Inc.com, SIDCHAs

My Inc. article today, “2,499 Blog Posts and What I Learned Writing Them,” began 2,499 Blog Posts and What I Learned Writing Them Today will mark my 2,500th blog post, without missing a day since January 2011 2,225 days ago, on January 29th, 2011, I wrote my first blog post of a daily streak I have continued to today and expect to continue until I can’t. WordPress users will recognize[…] Keep reading →

My health-related activities

on March 1, 2017 in Exercises, Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

A podcaster and I were emailing about the possibility of doing an interview. He said his podcast was mostly health related. As I summarized for him my health-related activities, I felt that what I was writing would summarize well here, so wrote it more comprehensively than I normally would have. I like sharing these practices. Note that they are things anyone can do. I mean, if you’re wheelchair bound, you[…] Keep reading →

The Benefits of Experiential Learning for Leaders with Rocket Scientist Joshua Spodek

on February 21, 2017 in Audio, Awareness, Education, Entrepreneurship, Exercises, Habits, Leadership, Perception

Mark Bidwell, founder and podcast host of Innovation Ecosystem, posted today a wonderful interview about Leadership Step by Step, experiential learning, exercises, and more. I can only describe Mark as someone who gets it. He ascended the corporate ladder, where he drove innovation, built teams, and so on, then found there was more to life and is creating resources to enable others to. If you are looking to improve your[…] Keep reading →

Avoiding “fiber-removed” foods in general instead of avoiding sugar

on February 3, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, Nature

In response to someone posting how he avoided sugar, I shared my practice, which I find simpler, less artificial, and closer to the original plants and fungi, which is to avoid foods whose fiber has been removed. Here are a few posts I wrote, first my original response, then my responses to responses. I worked at finding a simple policy for myself and settled on: I avoid food where fiber[…] Keep reading →

2,461 Blog Posts in 2,191 Days

on January 31, 2017 in Blog, Habits, Inc.com, SIDCHAs

My Inc.com post Saturday, “2,461 Blog Posts in 2,191 Consecutive Days,” began 2,461 Blog Posts in 2,191 Consecutive Days What I learned in six years posting daily On January 29, 2011 I wrote the first blog post of an unbroken streak. Today finishes the sixth year. Tomorrow I’ll start year 7. Here’s the blog: www.JoshuaSpodek.com, and here is an archive of all the posts. Here’s a picture of the blog[…] Keep reading →