The Importance of Routine

Routine. Ugh… Especially to a free-spirit. You’re probably thinking: “Joe, you told us you’re going to help us unchain ourselves and become FREE of this nonsense!” And, as your personal shepherd, I will. After this post, you’ll likely feel more excited, safe and ready to explore the world! You’ll think “I am your sheep, Joe,…

How do you start living the lifestyle you want?

This may sound like a (pardon my vulgarity) dick thing to say… But you just do it. Now for a lot of people who are looking to have a more free lifestyle but are running into blocks, it may be difficult. There may be steps you have to take in order to make yourself free…

Difference between settling and accepting

There is a significant mindset out there to accept the world around you as it is, without conditions. Where does this lie in the goal-setting mindset? If we accept the world as it is, are we settling for what we have and not striving for more? Yes and no. Yes, we are letting go of…

The Wisdom of the Sith

Author’s Note: I published this early by accident. Here’s the finished post! Running is important to me. Here are some thoughts. I met below-knee amputee Paralympic snowboarder, Nicole Roundy recently. Aside from inspiring me with her resilience and perseverance, she related a tale of an aggressive competitor and her internal philosophy towards athletics. She competes…

Food is the Best Medicine – Interview with one of my mentors

Audio interview [Link]   Dr. Robert Harris was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2010, after an army colleague noticed his right arm wouldn’t swing when he marched in 2007. Stationed on a base in Texas, near a chemical plant there leaking chemicals, and in Yugoslavia where he was exposed to nerve agents, Dr. Harris suffered gradual…

Of soup and stone, a lifestyle post

Some say that lifestyle is a soup… You need a great broth as a foundation, some cool, crunchy, savory veggies to flavor and excite the palate, and a presentation to make people want to eat it. Some opt for the 20-cent bowl of ramen. Maybe it’s convenient. Or they don’t have the money for something better…

Transcript of the Leon Chaudhari Tape

Co-Transcriber’s Note: The colloquial speech from the raw video has been edited for readability. The original meaning of the words should be intact.   Main Transcriber[Link] SoundCloud[Link] Youtube[Link] Joseph: So Leon, you added me on Facebook and I looked you up. You seem to be very accomplished and I thought that it would be best to…

A Lesson from Leon. How to say the most important word…

A friend asks us to go somewhere but we’re busy. We either say “yes” and flake or we say “no… I’m super sorry…” But are we sorry? It’s good to let your friend know you still care about them… But why don’t we say “No, but I still care about you! I’m just busy.” Few…

It’s never too early.

Period. I got off Skype yesterday with a soon-to-be-millionaire entrepreneur. He lives in Berlin, Germany. He created a company, Teaching Hero, which sells tablets to computers to enhance their education. You can hear the whole interview on Leon’s SoundCloud channel. Click here! He has studied in the US and in China, won a competitive German…

Where are you running?

Today I felt for first time on my run that I was running to something rather than from my problems. This follows a series of mental changes I’ve been experiencing over the past few years. “When we see ourselves as running from things, our mind associates our direction, our change with negativity. When we run…

What is life about?

What… Huge question Joe. Get your head out of the clouds and back on the ground. Nah. To that I say… Nah. Life is too short for dilly dallying and too important for taking lightly. The middle ground is becoming a playful, self-sufficient child. “I’m never going to grow up. I am going to become…

Here’s why your feelings don’t matter.

Ugh… I don’t want to write this post. What if you guys don’t like it? What if I my friends read it and make fun of me? What if the jobs I’m applying to see this and somehow use it as a basis to reject me? I don’t feel like writing this post. I should…