Sometimes it is good to simply ponder a question and see where it leads you. Today is one of those days. I am a firm believer in process, hence my book and leadership curriculum “The Process, Art, and Science of Leadership”. I believe process gives a firm direction and allows for flexibility and conscious adjustments. … Continue reading Is Variety the Spice of Life…and Leadership?
In my recent 365 Days @36.5 Degrees blog, “Mistakes, Incremental Behavior Change, and Success”, I discussed how positive change (with the help of cold exposure!) comes incrementally. However, if you take the time occasionally to view your efforts from a 30,000 ft. view, your progress will look and feel greater because small daily improvements eventually … Continue reading 365 Days at 36.6 Degrees: Incremental Change in the Wrong Direction
The initial stages of my 365 days @ 36.5 degrees journey started just like everyone else who begins something with the goal of self-improvement. I was motivated and inspired and tackled the task with gusto. Then one day right before bed I realized I had forgotten to take an ice bath. So, I went down … Continue reading 365 Days @36.5 Degrees: Mistakes, Incremental Behavioral Change, and Success
“I just wanted to call to check in and say hello,” he said to me. “It’s great to hear from you. How have you been? Where have you been?” I asked because I cared and was truly curious. It had been years since I heard from him. “It’s time I’ve made amends. I’m calling to … Continue reading Self Improvement: Beware of the Lure of the Calendar Year
Happy New Year! If you are reading this post, then you care about leadership. If you care about leadership then you have set some semblance of goals or resolutions for 2021. I would like to offer some thoughts for you to consider focusing on strong behaviors instead of resolutions that will go a long way to … Continue reading It’s the New Year … Now What?
365 days at 36.5 degrees started April 23, 2020, and I have not missed a day of cold exposure to date. I started this venture because I wanted to track the positive effects of cold exposure I knew existed from my training as a Wim Hof Method instructor, but I wanted to do it with … Continue reading 365 Days at 36.5 Degrees: What Are You Using It For?
I’m not Pollyanna, I’m not overdoing looking at the glass half full, and I’m not trying to fit a square peg of happiness, gratitude, and thankfulness into the round hole of current day reality. I love Thanksgiving and what it stands for, for me and my family. And for us it stands for fun, happiness, … Continue reading Yes I Am Thankful!
When I conduct Wim Hof Method breathing and cold exposure workshops, I always ask the participants beforehand who has tried to meditate and who simply can’t seem to get it right. Overwhelmingly, those who have tried to meditate acknowledge they struggle with it. One reason for this, in my experience, is because people have a … Continue reading The Struggle to Meditate
Combat is the ultimate expression of consequence. If we don’t do things right in combat, we run the risk of experiencing one, or all, of the following unacceptable outcomes: Mission failure, injury, or death. Perhaps this seems a little extreme when we include this with things like emotions and being a good Dad. But is … Continue reading Emotions, Combat, and Being a Good Dad
“Know your why!” We hear that advice a lot and it’s true, you should know why you are doing something. But sometimes we get a little, how should I say, overly philosophical about this question. “What is your ‘why’ in life?” Wait. What? That question is a little much for a Tuesday morning as you … Continue reading 365 Days at 36.5 Degrees: Who VS Why?