Ebb and flow is the natural cycle of life. The most powerful natural force on earth, the ocean, ebbs and flows. Ebb and flow, “A recurrent or rhythmical pattern of coming and going or decline and regrowth.” Decline and regrowth, literally the rhythm of life. If we recognized, accepted, and embraced the natural rhythm of … Continue reading 365 Days at 36.5 Degrees: Embrace the Ebb to Find the Flow
Whatever version of my 365 at 36.5 cold exposure challenge you choose to undertake can seem a bit daunting. If you’ve never done cold exposure consistently before then the thought of 5-days of cold showers feels like a lifetime. If you are a cold exposure practitioner, perhaps you want to up your game and you … Continue reading 365 Days at 36.5 Degrees and Intention: Why So Serious?
In early March 2020, business was good. If I asked you to evaluate your leadership culture, you would have said “We’re doing great, Errol!” Everyone was making money, jobs were plentiful, and you were confident in your ability to lead. There was no reason to question or evaluate what you were doing from a leadership … Continue reading Before, During, and After the Chaos: Time to Evaluate Your Leadership Culture
There are things you simply must get done every day that do not feel like they carry grand meaning. You have to wake up, brush your teeth, get the kids ready for school, walk the dog, have coffee and breakfast, drive to work, sit at your desk, work, (maybe) try to get some exercise in, … Continue reading 365 Days at 36.5 Degrees: The Challenge of Finding Intention
What is the intention of 365 at 36.5? The beauty of this question is that the answer will be different for everyone. However, I strongly encourage you to find an answer, or your intention, before you start. Make it about more than just getting in. What can this look like? Perhaps you are going to … Continue reading 365 Days at 36.5 Degrees and Intention: What Is Yours?
Why am I focusing my new personal challenge that I call 365 at 36.5 on ice baths and cold exposure instead of some other form of mental, emotional, or physical activity like breathing, mediation, or exercise? The short answer is focus and intention. You cannot hide from the cold. The cold will help us sharpen … Continue reading 365 Days at 36.5 Degrees: Why Ice Baths and Not Breathing?
What will 365 consecutive days of ice baths at 36.5 degrees do for you as a leader and human being? Let’s find out together! I have been working on a personal challenge for a few months now, and I’m excited to finally share it. I call it 365 at 36.5. In short, I have challenged … Continue reading 365 Days at 36.5 Degrees: Cold Exposure and Intention in Leadership and Life
“Errol, don’t you mean, ‘Read your book?’, not, ‘Write a book’, to become a great leader?” Well, yes and no. Yes, if you read my book, The Process, Art, and Science of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire Confidence and Clarity in Combat, in the Boardroom, and at the Kitchen Table, I believe you will become a … Continue reading Want to be a Great Leader? Write a Book!
Great leadership can be learned, developed, and practiced in every aspect of our lives. With hard work and introspection, anyone can learn to become a great leader using the tools and lessons of everyday life. My wife and I embarked on a five day fast recently that included a lot of broth, water, some olives … Continue reading Want To Be a Great Leader? Fast for Five Days
Combat is the ultimate expression of consequence. When combat leadership is done incorrectly there are three potential outcomes, all of which are unacceptable: mission failure, injury, or death. The good news is that the leadership process needed for great results is the same during crisis as it is during times of calm. However, in any … Continue reading HOLD THE LINE – Covid-19 and Leadership