Self-Improvement

Negotiation is the Ultimate Productivity Hack

I negotiate on behalf of my clients every single day, and have for over 35 years. I sometimes forget how engrained negotiations are in my life. Negotiation is an obvious requirement for my job, but, as the below article explains, it’s really necessary for everyone, not just those who work in real estate or sales. EVERYONE should know how to… Read more →

Learning From The World`s Best Climber

I loved the documentary, Free Solo.  Even though I knew Alex Honnold was the first person to successfully free climb El Capitan, my palms were sweating every time he was on the mountain. Below is an article from Harvard Business Review interviewing Alex.  I had some great insights reading the below and thought I would share the article and my… Read more →

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 →