Yearly Archives: 2021

More on Meditation

“You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes every day—unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour.”  – Sukhraj Dhillon That quote grabbed my attention in the article below.  Wow.  As I read on, the author, Patricia Williams called me out—If we say we are too busy we are simply making excuses and self-sabotaging ourselves.  I will… Read more →

The Ultimate Deliberate Practice Guide: How to Be the Best

Practice makes perfect. But practice so often becomes a mindless routine, where we go through the motions without achieving any meaningful growth. The Grind is not mindless.  It’s focused, it’s specific and it’s measured. The below article goes into detail on  the crux of  all this —deliberate practice — “practicing with a clear awareness of the specific components of a skill we’re… Read more →

What`s the Minimum Dose of Training to Stay Fit?

Part of the Fantastic Life is staying physically healthy, which means being active in some way, shape, or form. I was an ultra-marathon runner for years before becoming a long-distance backpacker. When the pandemic hit and limited my ability to travel, and my backpacking partner suffered an injury, I had to change my ways.  I started hiking and backpacking solo… Read more →

Learning From Everywhere and Anywhere

Below is an unpublished piece from my partner in NuttyBuddy, Captain Ramrod, Mark Littell. He writes all the time and sends me his musings.  Most are funny but the below was super interesting to me.  I found a ton of value in reading about General Patton (I have read “Killing Patton” by Bill O’Reilly as well) and know he was… Read more →