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Carrot Cake 11-10-20
I’m proud of the work I’m doing on a podcast project called Forging Ahead. I hope you’ll check it out and leave a review for me. It helps!
This week’s recommendations:
I’ve recommended this podcast before. It’s Brian Koppelman’s The Moment. The episode that I want you to hear is Mike Campbell from 10/27/20. If you are around my age or a little older, this one is magic. Mike was Tom Petty’s longtime creative partner. He wrote a lot of the music for Tom Petty’s more recognizable songs. The way that these songs came to be is so cool. Mike also wrote a few songs that he presented to Tom, Tom didn’t like them, so Mike would pass them on to Don Henley. A few of those became mega hits for The Eagles. Cool stuff and some really fun stories.
Another weekly letter
My friend Nicole is writing a weekly letter that you can find at https://thepedestrianpundit.substack.com/. Nicole is working on something really cool. I subscribed. This post is a good sample to see if it lands for you: https://thepedestrianpundit.substack.com/p/the-first-tuesday
A couple of people to follow:
In a past life, I spent a lot of time training people for a living. Two of the people that I look to first for workout ideas are Tony Gentilcore and Dan John. The best place to find Tony’s work is https://www.instagram.com/tonygentilcore/. The best place to find Dan is https://www.youtube.com/c/DanJohnStrengthCoach/videos. Dan’s youtube page has tons of awesome Q&A. I think a lot of people are on their own to take care of their fitness these days with classes being unavailable due to covid and things like Peloton and Mirror blowing up. I prefer the fundamentals. Bodyweight work, kettlebells, and bands. These guys have lots of great ideas.
#6 of 37 Hard Earned Lessons
Here’s something that I was dead wrong about. Dogs. I grew up in a house without dogs and even my extended family was a bit anti-dog. The story that I told myself as I got older was that they were just a pain in the ass. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Are dogs a pain in the ass? Sometimes. You probably shouldn’t get a dog if you want to travel on short notice, but if you want a companion, a hiking buddy, or a couch buddy, dogs can add a richness to life. They become family. Dogs are pure love.
a question for this week:
Are you actively choosing what you want to pursue or are you allowing the current of life to drag you? What do you want to change?