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Daily RICHual #58: More RICHuals, sleep, run, eat.

So during this Corona Craziness, what have YOU been doing as your Daily RICHuals? For me, beyond work and basic health monitoring, I have some other RICHuals to keep me focused on things outside of work. First, I’m trying to keep my sleep schedule tight. I’m usually a 9:30-5:30 kind of guy and that has been a consistent thing for years. Next, I’m making sure I get in my miles… Read More »Daily RICHual #58: More RICHuals, sleep, run, eat.

Daily RICHuals #57: Work RICHuals

Yesterday’s 3 RICHuals were just simple ways to check in on myself from a basic health standpoint. Being under a Stay-at-Home order, however, has fired my creative juices for some other daily RICHuals. Let’s talk about work: As a sales trainer who mostly works with real estate agents there have been no in person courses for nearly four weeks. I’ve had a few go Virtual, and most get postponed. The… Read More »Daily RICHuals #57: Work RICHuals

Daily RICHual #55: What to do with Medina’s Rules!

I think you could begin gradually with some exercise. Exercise will not only help your brain but it should also help you sleep. Pick something that works for you: walking, running, cycling, yoga, whatever. Just pick something that works your heart and pumps your blood. Your sleep will also be helped by lowering stress. Worry is a big stressor. I remember learning in a Franklin Covey time management course that… Read More »Daily RICHual #55: What to do with Medina’s Rules!

Daily RICHual #54: Medina’s Rule 8, Stress

Stress. Rule 8. They call stress a killer, and they are right. We’re not talking about short term stress here like that person who cuts you off without a turn signal while they’re chatting on their phone and you get really pissed. In fact, that kind of stress is natural (and some maintain it is actually healthy). It’s chronic stress that is the problem. “Under chronic stress, adrenaline creates scars… Read More »Daily RICHual #54: Medina’s Rule 8, Stress

Daily RICHual #53: Medina’s Rule 7, Sleep

Sleep. Medina’s rule #7 is, Sleep well, think well. First, it’s probably a good idea to know what kind of person you are. There are morning people, night owl’s and some in between. Identifying when you are at your best because of when you sleep is essential in being your best. I do some of my best work in the morning. It’s also wen I exerciseFor some of you, that… Read More »Daily RICHual #53: Medina’s Rule 7, Sleep

Daily RICHual #52: Medina’s Rule 1, Exercise

Exercise. In the beginning, we were hunters and gatherers. Researchers estimate that the average person from the Homo erectus group, over a million years ago moved 10 to 20 kilometers a day (6-12 miles). Scientists also believe that this was the time of the human brains most impressive development, man (the species, not the gender) was on the move.

Daily RICHual #51: A Week of “Brain Rules”

After a fresh reading of John Medina’s book, “Brain Rules,” I have pledged to treat my brain better. In my list of favorite books, I mentioned that Medina’s book could be the owner’s manual for the brain. Medina has 12 rules for your brain, and here’s what they are: 1.Exercise boosts brain power 2.The human brain evolves 3.Every brain is wired differently 4.We don’t pay attention to boring things 5.Repeat… Read More »Daily RICHual #51: A Week of “Brain Rules”

I Really Do Like Music, BUT…..

Maybe my senses cry out for solitude even more during this time of social distancing, a health-based focus and self-examination. Maybe I notice it when I’m in the silence of my home office. Then again, maybe it’s following me around (just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get me) and your experience is different. Maybe, like technology, it was invented by therapists to drum up more business (there’s some… Read More »I Really Do Like Music, BUT…..

Social Distancing? Books, Books, Books! My Top 20.

In this time of social distancing, some of us have taken to reading. SO, just in case you might need a recommendation or two (or more) here are my twenty favorite books of all time. This was tough, by the way,  because I like A LOT of books. Now, understand that I do not read mysteries, romance, sci-fi or most any fiction. I mostly read non-fiction/get better at what you do… Read More »Social Distancing? Books, Books, Books! My Top 20.