Category Archives: SIDCHAs

Why I get out of bed and make it in under a minute every day

on August 10, 2017 in Exercises, Habits, SIDCHAs

Each morning since November, from my alarm going off to my turning it off, I’ve gotten up, made my bed, and crossed the room to where my phone is. I wrote more about it in “How I Wake Up in Under 1 Minute Every Day: After decades of morning sloth, for 7 months I’ve gotten out of bed in under 60 seconds each day and loved it.” For a while[…] Keep reading →

Fame for my no-packaging no-fiber-removed food… and cold showers

on August 3, 2017 in Fitness, Nature, SIDCHAs

If you know me, you know I’ve taking cold showers for years. You may also know a big part of my inspiration was Joel Runyon, whose posts on cold shower therapy (search for my name at that link) motivated me to take cold showers every day for thirty days, which I now do every fourth day. I’ve sponsored his tremendous 777 challenge, to run 7 ultramarathons on 7 continents to[…] Keep reading →

Nelson Mandela on sidchas

on July 19, 2017 in Exercises, Fitness, Freedom, Leadership, SIDCHAs

Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. I’ve waited to share something I discovered reading his autobiography a few months ago. First some context. It’s the day of your release. You’re a revolutionary, fighting Apartheid, imprisoned for 27 years, much of it in an 8 foot by 7 foot cell or, if outside, breaking rocks. Meanwhile, you’ve become a global celebrity. Over 200 million people watched your London[…] Keep reading →

A Millennial Making America Clean Again

on July 4, 2017 in Habits,, Leadership, SIDCHAs

My Independence Day post on Inc. today, “A Millennial Making America Clean Again,” begins A Millennial Making America Clean Again He’s doing a simple, small, short term act that makes a difference and is leading to more. Will you follow? I love Independence Day. I don’t eat hot dogs, nor do I care that much for fireworks. I celebrate July 4th by reading and writing about influential Americans and American[…] Keep reading →

More reasons burpees are lazy

on July 3, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

People describe the burpees I do as a lot and hard. While the number, approaching 100,000, is big, for six-and-a-half years, it’s not that many. I keep trying to reconcile the disparity. Here’s how I look at it. If burpees are the single best exercise, which fitness experts have said, and if they aren’t the best, they’re close, then doing them is an efficient way to stay fit. In other[…] Keep reading →

I Do Burpees Daily Because I’m Lazy and Full of Excuses

on June 10, 2017 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Fitness, Habits,, SIDCHAs

My Inc. post Monday, “I Do Burpees Daily Because I’m Lazy and Full of Excuses,” began I Do Burpees Daily Because I’m Lazy and Full of Excuses Not having a skill so useful as discipline is a reason to do them, which transformed my life. When I tell people about my burpee habit, their most common response is to suppose I was born with superhuman discipline. I do them daily,[…] Keep reading →

A reader I inspired inspires me back

on June 6, 2017 in Habits, SIDCHAs

Dave found this page a while ago and got in touch with me. He gets the sidcha concept and has been implementing it. In particular, he’s posted in his blog for the past 100+ days and counting. The other day he wrote me: Hey Josh, I recently wrote and published 100 blog posts in the first 100 straight days of my blog, and it’d mean the world to me if[…] Keep reading →