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The Indigenous Lifestyle Program

In the latest project, The Indigenous Lifestyle Program, I am working to bring back the lost tribal wisdom of our ancestors. Back in the day life was simpler, people were healthier, and much happier. Everyone knew their place in society, and was successful at it through mentoring of young people and full inclusion of everyone into tribal society. There was a strong sense of community. Everyone bonded together and helped each other - they had to, their survival depended on it. Food was better for you, there were no pesticides and fertilizers used to grow crops. There was no GMO. [...]

June 15th, 2015|

Introduction to the Mid-Life Crisis Guy podcast

Introduction  Who is the mid life crisis guy? Why am I doing a podcast? How it will help you. What is mid-life? It's the point in life where we are old enough to take our future seriously and yet young enough to still do something about it. The crisis happens when it just hits us one day. We can't pull all-nighters and drink like we use to. When we work out hard, we are sore longer and it takes more time to heal. Some people need reading glasses for the first time. We know more people who are passing away. [...]

May 30th, 2015|

What ISIS Really Wants

What ISIS Really Wants The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it. By Graeme Wood, March 2015What ISIS Really Wants. Great informative article. LONG. I recommend this article. It's long, really long, but well worth the read. But it's been the best description of what is going on with ISIS and other radical Islamic groups I have encountered to date.

May 30th, 2015|

I Will Teach You To Be Rich

I just read Ramit Sethi's book I WILL TEACH YOU TO BE RICH. This book is very similar to Tony Robbins book MONEY, MASTER THE GAME. The difference is Ramit says about the same thing in 260 pages vs. Tony's 700 pages. I highly recommend both books. However if you are in a rush, get Ramit's book since you will learn about the same financial information in almost 1/3 pages. Tony is a very inspirational writer and he tells some stories that he ties into the big picture. So definitely read both, it's worth investing in yourself.Or get the audio [...]

May 30th, 2015|

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

Finished reading The One Thing by Gary Keller. Great book about how to focus on the one thing that will help you achieve your goal no matter what that goal is. Quick bits from the book: he talk about the 80/20 principle where 80% of your results comes from 20% of the work, prioritize your to-do list to make it a success list (BTW I will insert a reference to Warren Buffet here where he is quoted to say make a list of all your goals, then delete all but the top 5, even Warren says to trim back to [...]

May 30th, 2015|

When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man

I finished reading When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man, the autobiography of Jerry Weintraub. He basically tells his story of going from obscurity to fame and success. You can read a brief synopsis on the book at Amazon. What I will say about it is that it was very entertaining. Now for the educational side of things, I can't say this was a how-to book on becoming crazy successful in the entertainment biz. But what it did teach me was to take chances. Jerry would do some pretty ballsy stuff. And he [...]

May 30th, 2015|

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

The human brain appears to have been designed to solve problems related to surviving in an unstable outdoor environment, in a variety of weather conditions and to do so in near constant motion. Read the book. But good news, if you are busy you can watch the included DVD and get the idea. Best 10 bux I ever spent. Evolution SURVIVAL: The human brain evolved, too. Exercise EXERCISE: Exercise boosts brain power. sleep SLEEP: Sleep well, think well. stress STRESS: Stressed brains don't learn the same way. wiring WIRING: Every brain is wired differently. attention ATTENTION: We don't pay attention [...]

May 30th, 2015|

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World

Finished reading BOLD. It has 3 main parts. The first talks about exponential opportunities based on advancement of technology. This was a great read for me because I have held the exponential theory for a long time, but I don't limit it to modern technology. My exponential theory goes back to the big bang. More on that in the future. Part 2 talks about how to use flow and other strategies (like from the Lockheed Skunk works) to achieve great things. Set the bar high and get the hell out of the way of your people. In part 3 they [...]

May 30th, 2015|

Habits are tools we can use to achieve success

Great TED talk about habit. The rat in the maze is a great example of how we learn a skill and make it automatic. We go into autopilot when we engage in habit. This frees up our brain power to focus on other things. Great athletes learn sports skills and then go into automatic mode when they are playing. They practice techniques that are required for them to win a their sport, and perfect the technique. Using an example of basketball, techniques are dribbling down court, free throws, 3 point shots, several out-maneuvering techniques to get around someone guarding you [...]

May 30th, 2015|

Police Brutality in the Media

After watching this video, it dawned on me that police "brutality" is as likely to happen to you as being killed in an airplane accident (figuratively speaking). Notice how any incident of airline tragedy is completely blown out of proportion? However you are MUCH more likely to die in an automobile accident. But do we really focus on the more likely event? No, we focus on the unlikely one. Probably because the media exploits stories that are interesting, versus those most likely to happen to you. Nobody is perfect, and cops are only human. However you are much more likely [...]

May 30th, 2015|