esterday I mentioned Jim Loehr’s idea that in order to be fully engaged, we must periodically practice full engagement. While I’ve been doing a good number of things to disengage, I want to mention three as they are the most significant AND the ones I would like to take with me into post pandemic life. 1) Meditation. I’ve had the Headspace app for a year and a half and will… Read More »Daily RICHual #74: My 3 Disengagement Successes
I’ve been working a lot during the pandemic. Not my usual work, which has me traveling from place to place delivering courses and classes. Mostly I have been tweaking old content, placing it into today’s context, creating some new stuff, reading about the things that interest me, and facilitating ZOOM classes. So, I’ve been busy trying to be fully engaged during this so called “down time.” I’ve also been actively… Read More »Daily RICHual #73: Building in Down time
Saturday I was heading to the grocery store to grab a few essential items and I noticed that the streets and roads were packed. And I mean packed like a fairly normal Saturday. And we’re on Stay at Home, right? Buzz Aldrin said, “People were excited when we landed on the moon. You go to the moon a couple more times and they’re not so excited.” No judgment here, but… Read More »Daily RICHual #72: Corona Virus and the short attention span
Muhammad Ali once said, “My definition of evil is unfriendliness.” I’d like to say right up front that this quote might be a little harsh for the circumstance I am about to describe. Butt covered? Yes. A thing that I’ve noticed out on the trail since the “Stay at Home” order is that there are two kinds of people out for a walk, run, or ride: The ones that are… Read More »Daily RICHual #71: Muhammad Ali and Corona friendliness
I’d like to recommend a book that more than likely you have not read (that’s the best kind of recommendation, right?). It’s called The Power of Full Engagement and it is written by Jim Loehr in 2003. Available on Amazon. If you’re like me, you strive to be the best you can be. You understand that the quantity of time you spend in this life is secondary to the quality… Read More »Daily RICHual #70: Time Management? No, Energy Management
Often times humans compare their energy levels to fuel in a car’s gas tank. People say, “I’m running on empty today,” and things like that. So let’s stick with that analogy for a bit and turn you into two of the cars that I have owned in my lifetime: a Porsche Boxter and a 1979 Volkswagon Bug. Let’s agree on two things: These cars are designed for different performance levels,… Read More »Daily RICHual #69: What Octane Fuel Are You Using?
So while we are going through this extremely unique time in our history I’ve been keeping track of what I let myself think. Sure, I get to do some work, I’m spending wonderful quality time with my wife, but it’s the time not spent being busy that I’m really giving a focus. It’s easy to get a little down, especially if you are someone whose job/livelihood has been affected. It’s… Read More »The Daily RICHual #68: You are what you THINK
Kirk Douglas once said: “Maybe when you die, you come before a big bearded man on a big throne, and you say, ‘is this heaven?’ And he says, “Heaven? You just came from there.”
When I began running almost 54 years ago, I did it to make the team. Then I wanted to make varsity, the to be the number one man, then to win races, then to run faster. College was very much the same. The last few decades, however, things have changed.
I really don’t have anything to say today, so how about this:Silence. Silence to relax Silence to reflect Silence to ponder Silence to be thankful Silence to hope and dream Silence…..