Category Archives: SIDCHAs

Absurdly Useful Leadership Tactics That You Can Use Today: the second interview with Jim Harshaw

on March 27, 2017 in Awareness, Exercises, Leadership, Models, SIDCHAs, Stories

I don’t know if the interviewers are getting better, if I’m developing in conversation, or if I’m just enjoying podcast conversations more, but it feels like the interviews are getting better all the time. Yesterday, Jim Harshaw (scroll down to learn more about him) of the Success Through Failure podcast posted our second conversation. Second conversations lead to greater comfort, depth, trust, and intimacy, so I recommend listening. We cover[…] Keep reading →

The Fierce Focus interview with Ryan Ross

on March 25, 2017 in Audio, Fitness, SIDCHAs

Ryan Ross hosts the Fierce Focus podcast. A friend put us in touch. We had an engaging conversation that I enjoyed a lot, probably because he asked direct questions that led to meaningful answers. Also because we actually sat together face-to-face to record the interview, which opens the conversation, in my experience. Here are the show’s notes: Josh Spodek has done 90,000 burpees. He has a PhD in astrophysics from[…] Keep reading →

Astrophysicist turned media wiz tells listeners what leadership is all about: The Tim Laskis interview

on March 22, 2017 in Audio, Fitness, Habits, Leadership, SIDCHAs

Tim Laskis is a psychologist, but unlike most of them, has done things in life, including starting and selling a company and coaching others. He specializes in business and sports. Read more about him below. He also interviewed me for his podcast, The Tim Laskis Show, a genuine, fun, rewarding, and, I believe, engaging and informative conversation. We talked about success, failure, what it takes to achieve, how to make[…] Keep reading →

90,000 burpees!

on March 10, 2017 in Exercises, Fitness, Habits,, 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 →

2,500 Blog Posts and What I Learned Writing Them

on March 3, 2017 in Habits,, 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 →

2,461 Blog Posts in 2,191 Days

on January 31, 2017 in Blog, Habits,, SIDCHAs

My 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:, and here is an archive of all the posts. Here’s a picture of the blog[…] Keep reading →