Most of the week I was traveling on business. Yes, that’s right, you heard it here first: I have a day job. My books and my position as COB & Pres of a tiny non-profit educational charity do not pay the bills.
Some crazy and interesting stuff happened while I was on the road. And since one of my big resolutions for 2018 is to write more concise, readable and/or listenable posts and videos, I decided to make short video which I’ve put below the break.
And now for the TI of the week which is influenced by what I learned this week.
Truth and Its Consequences: Training Involution #107
Are you checking off boxes or really digging into your training — not just physically but mentally and spiritually as well?
- Double down. Remember “doubling down?” That was T.I. #88. Find a training session you think you can double and get it done. Listen to your body and ditch if you have to — safety first! Example: I was in hotels this week and couldn’t train martial arts. So my last day on the road I doubled down on my weight training. Instead of a 2 x 10 warm-ups and 3 x 5 lifts, I did 2 x 10 warm-ups and 6 x 5 lifts with a 1RM at the end. And then to top it off I finished a 3-mile run. I’m a little sore of course, but it was safe and beneficial.
- Figure out something you can’t make sense of. Maybe you, or someone in your life, did something and you don’t know why. Perhaps you had a strange encounter or you read or saw something in the news that defies your view of the world. A seemingly trivial non sequitur might be a doorway to a greater understanding of yourself or the world.