My day in review

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Studied for the GRE. Remembered that the Innovate New Albany Tiger Talk started at 930, even though in my mind I was going to talk with Shaun later. Bought groceries and went to the bank. Read a bit in a boring book about the Boston Marathon. Went for a run. Decided I need to see a doc, finally. Laundry. Spoke with Judy, on the phone. Write this blog. Streak continued. Low on motivation until I hear back from sport doc.

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Lemonade out of lemons — make the best of every situation

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Tendinitis. It’s a dreadful word for runners. It’s not so much the pain, but the time it takes to heal. No one knows. Treatment and rest help heal tendinitis. In the meantime? Either painful running or no running. Some runners even (regrettably) take up different sports for cross-training to avoid losing fitness. But you know what? It’s a quintessential time to make lemonade out of lemons. For every situation, we need to think about how we can make the most of it. We need to think about how we can put a positive spin and action on everything. Why? Otherwise, …

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Listen to your body: the key for healthy running

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We run more to run faster. The more we’re able to run, the more we’re able to able to train, which means the more fit our bodies become. There’s a problem. Overtraining, niggles, dehydration, fatigue, and much more. It takes an experienced runner to know how much we can safely run before our bodies turn against us. The most important thing to learn about running is the ability to listen to your body and know what it’s telling us. My most important piece of advice is to listen to our bodies. It means if our body doesn’t feel like it’s ready …

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Get stuff done hack, easier life?

Want to get stuff done? Even really mentally tedious tasks? There’s a simple way to get stuff done and that is to simply make them easy and accessible. Make it routine. Make it accessible. And make it as “fun” as possible. We don’t like doing tasks that suck. We especially don’t like doing task that suck that eat a lot of time. The easier the chore is to do, the more likely it will be to do. The total opposite is also true. Want to stop watching so much TV? Hide the remote. Want to curve on the amount of …

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Resolutions for next year? Let’s do this instead

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It’s time for resolutions! New year, new me! Instead, why not try to do everything we can each day? The consistency of doing everything we can each and every day pays more dividends than making trendy resolutions we can’t and won’t keep. Don’t believe me? Ask a gym owner. We can only do what we can during the present moment. Which actually becomes a lot. It may not seem like it, but work on a blog a little bit each day, or work out once per day, or read a chapter in a book once per day then over time …

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Waking up early to maximize our days

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The sun is still waking up, but I’m up. I start to write my second blog post of the day before we’re able to play a game of catch outside. Waking up early has a habit of extremely productivity, for those who practice it. They say that morning birds are the productive people of society. They’re not wrong. Waking up early means starting our days when it’s calm, void of distractions, and as a way to jump starts our productivity. Above all, it adds time to our days. Waking up early – hours before sunrise – means we have extra …

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What’s the one thing, for massive productivity?

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Do you have a lot on your plate? Do you feel overwhelmed to get started? Do you want to change your approach? Instead of tackling four or five things at a time, think of what’s the one thing that will help you more than anything else. It’ll get the most important task out of the way, and get the ball rolling for more productivity. This inspiration of productivity came from the fairly-new book The One Thing by Gary Keller. It’s magnificent. I’m not getting paid to promote it, but it’s an amazing book and if there’s one book to read …

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Do it: You probably already know

How often are you stumped about what to do next? How often do you really wonder what you should be doing next? Instead, how often are you rationalizing putting something off? My guess is you probably know, but just don’t want to do it. So, are you really stumped, or do you just not want to do it? Maybe you are nervous about contacting your boss, contacting someone you’ve been referred to yet have never met, or maybe you just don’t really want to do it at all. I can honestly say there aren’t too many times I literally don’t …

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Consistency — make it easy, make it a habit

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Creating a new blog website is case in point #1 of building consistency. I had no consistency for my last website. It made no sense. I kind of put random things everywhere. It was unorganized. It looked like some kid from the ’90s slapped it together. I want a way to start blogging efficientl. I want to be able to write and put it online. I want consistency. How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice (graphic link). You get good from practice. Through practice you improve and become better. The easier it is to do something, the more likely …

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