Category: Self-Improvement Stuff

Self-Improvement Stuff, Part 1: #75Hard

What crazy thing is Don doing now, you ask? Oh, I’m gonna kick my own butt for 75 days. I always do something during Lent that challenges me, so now I’m adding the infamous #75Hard to the 40 days of Lent and, basically… it’s… Continue Reading “Self-Improvement Stuff, Part 1: #75Hard”

Project 47, Part 4: Making Good Use of My Time

In an attempt to make my day as efficient as possible, I’m starting to run the stopwatch on everything I do. Shave, 3.5 minutes Shower, 4 minutes Write This Blog Entry, 6 minutes Journal, 5 Minutes 47 Push-Ups, 2.5 Minutes (hoping this gets better)… Continue Reading “Project 47, Part 4: Making Good Use of My Time”

Project 47, Part 3: Mini Portable Blender

Reader L.P. asked me yesterday, “what is Project 47?”  Basically, every year on my birthday I start a project on myself and my life. In July I turned 47-years-old and closed the book on Project 46 and began Project 47. Some great things came out of Project 47:… Continue Reading “Project 47, Part 3: Mini Portable Blender”

Project 47, Part 2: Morning Routines Involving Waking Early Aren’t For Everyone

Read almost any self-help book and the author will almost always push the reader to have a solid morning routine. The books say, “wake early,” and give statistics about all these achievers and billionaires that rise early and get more done before sunrise than… Continue Reading “Project 47, Part 2: Morning Routines Involving Waking Early Aren’t For Everyone”

Project 47, Part 1: Push-Ups, Sit-Ups, Burpees

For my 47th birthday, I’m starting a “thing.” Regular readers know I’m big on people having “things.” Some people do their “thing” accidentally, but some others invent them. Some of my things include making coffee with Aeropress, my lawn, and Twitter. Sorry (not sorry).… Continue Reading “Project 47, Part 1: Push-Ups, Sit-Ups, Burpees”

Clean-Up, Aisle Website

If I’m going to be a Podcast star, an author, public speaker, and a screenwriter, I really need to up my Website and Blog game. I’m into coffee. Very specific coffee beans and very specific techniques. I don’t even have a drip coffee maker.… Continue Reading “Clean-Up, Aisle Website”

Project 46

Mid-Year Resolutions (and Mid-Life Resolutions) Two things that have always been my things are my Mid-Year Resolutions and my Projects. Two years ago I kicked off Project44 and it’s been a good guide. Time for an update. My birthday, luckily, is July 11th, right… Continue Reading “Project 46”

EXERCISE, TWO YEARS LATER

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Does anyone remember two years ago when I started kicking my own butt? It was called “Project 44” and I was exercising in multiples (or factors) of 44 in the run-up to my 44th birthday (or was I 44 years old and there were… Continue Reading “EXERCISE, TWO YEARS LATER”

#Whole30 and #ResolutionADay

Oops, I did it again. I did the #Whole30 and once again I feel like Superman. It’s amazing what happens when a person stops eating packaged foods full of chemicals, added sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and that person eliminates alcohol, pizza, and pasta… Continue Reading “#Whole30 and #ResolutionADay”

My Lungs, Chapter 188 and #ResolutionADay

Quickly for the new readers (SKIP TO PARAGRAPH 5 IF YOU DON’T WANT THE BACK STORY) – I have a lung condition called Bronchiectasis. Learn about it here. In short, it’s kinda like Asthma, kinda like a never-ending cold, and kinda shitty. When I… Continue Reading “My Lungs, Chapter 188 and #ResolutionADay”