Sunday, November 15, 2020

Weekly Retrospective....

 


What I’m ReadingTales of Power by Carlos Castaneda and The Autobiography of Malcolm X                

What I’m Listening To: Optimal Living Daily podcasts … 

What I’m Working On: Relaxing ...      

Where I’m Succeeding: My Duolingo (Spanish) lessons – 51 days straight …           

Song Stuck in My Head: “Zombie” – by The Cranberries     

Where I’m Struggling: Starting     

What I’m Grateful For: The ‘problems’ in my life … 

Quote That Has Me ThinkingComfort makes cowards of us all.” – Michael E. Gerber

What I’m Excited About: Getting uncomfortable …

What I’ve Been Pondering: A better foundation ….


Friday, November 13, 2020

Talent...

 

I’m always amazed at the talent of my close friends. Here’s a picture of a planter my friend Corrahn designed in the shape of a cassette tape, created from an old pallet.


Thursday, November 12, 2020

Mehmet Murat ildan Quote...

 

“The moment you think that there is no path before you, path disappears! The moment you think the opposite, path appears! All paths need people who see them!” - Mehmet Murat ildan

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Weekly Retrospective....

 

What I’m ReadingThe E Myth by Michael E. Gerber and The Autobiography of Malcolm X                

What I’m Listening To: Stacking Benjamins podcasts … 

What I’m Working On: A better version of me ...      

Where I’m Succeeding: My Duolingo (Spanish) lessons – 44 days straight …           

Song Stuck in My Head: “Until it Sleeps” – by Metallica     

Where I’m Struggling: Patience     

What I’m Grateful For: A great Saturday and new friendships … 

Quote That Has Me ThinkingDrastic change creates an estrangement from the self and generates a need for a new birth of a new identity. And it perhaps depends on the way this need is satisfied whether the process of changes runs smoothly or is attended with convulsions and explosions.” – Eric Hoffer

What I’m Excited About: A plan 

What I’ve Been Pondering: Getting there more quickly while still enjoying the journey ….

 


Thursday, November 5, 2020

October Book Review....


1.  Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday: Insightful advice on how to be fully present in our busy day-to-day lives from a true modern-day stoic.

2.    The Handbook of Epictetus: Concise advice on how to live a life of temperance, courage, wisdom and justice from one of the OGs of Stoicism.

3.   Atomic Habits by James Clear: Exceptional direction on making small, incremental improvements and gaining the compound interest over time that lead to massive improvements in all areas of your life.

4. How to Be a Stoic by Massimo Pigliucci: Rumination of the core tenants of Stoicism, with some nice sidebar ‘conversations’ with one of my favorites: Epictetus.


Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Monk and the Minister....

 


Two close boyhood friends grow up and go their separate ways.  One becomes a humble monk, the other a rich and powerful minister to the king.

Years later they meet.  As they catch up, the minister (in his fine robes) takes pity on the thin, shabby monk.  Seeking to help, he says:

“You know, if you could learn to cater to the king you wouldn’t have to live on rice and beans.”

To which the monk replies:

“If you could learn to live on rice and beans you wouldn’t have to cater to the king.”


Monday, November 2, 2020

Weekly Retrospective....

 


What I’m ReadingThe Autobiography of Malcolm X                

What I’m Listening To: Motley Fool podcasts  … 

What I’m Working On: November ...      

Where I’m Succeeding: My Duolingo (Spanish) lessons – 38 days straight …           

Song Stuck in My Head: “Yellow” – by Coldplay     

Where I’m Struggling Silence     

What I’m Grateful For: Silence … 

Quote That Has Me ThinkingLife is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

What I’m Excited About: New beginnings 

What I’ve Been Pondering: Living life fully ….