Holistic Fitness

Health & Wellness 2019

Health & Wellness 2019

Through this post, I want to:

  • Stay accountable to improving my Holistic Fitness pillar (currently my #1 investment area) by publicizing my efforts

  • Analyze the state of my Holistic Fitness: where it currently is, what got it here, why it is as it is, and how to hack it better

  • Document a progression so I can revisit this in the future if/when relevant

This (now very public) post is an exceedingly scary thing for me.

It pains me to so openly admit what I perceive to be a weakness and character flaw (working on this), but this is important and I’m committed to being better…

Worthwhile Pursuits

Worthwhile Pursuits

As I've been pushing hard on pursuing new opportunities lately and working through a handful of challenging projects, I've been pondering the question, "What is truly worth striving for?" in considering how to allocate my limited resources of time and energy.

This is the list of things I keep circling back to:

  • Excellence

  • Integrity…

The Charity Fund

The Charity Fund
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

- Princess Diana
 

The above quote by Princess Diana beautifully captures a core facet of how I live life. In this post, I will share with you a personal practice I've named the "Charity Fund," which is an important part of my philanthropic pursuit.

Memorable Advice I've received

Memorable Advice I've received

The benefit of having amazing mentors, colleagues, and conversation partners has been an absolute blessing in my life. Recently, I've taken the time to do some deep-dive reflection exercises and realized how much crazy good advice I received from these people so far in my journey.

I'm sharing some of the advice* to pay it forward, in hopes that it will contribute positively to your life, love, business, and other pursuits.

Joshua & Vipassana; FAQ (Part 3)

Joshua & Vipassana; FAQ (Part 3)

This is the final of three (3) posts about this experience, detailing my advice/suggestions to people who want to give Vipassana a try. If you haven't already, I suggest first taking a look at Part 1 (general overview, some logistical questions), and Part 2 (specifics about my experience before, during, and after).

My partner did it together with me; here's Part 1 and Part 2 of what she wrote.

Joshua & Vipassana; FAQ (Part 2)

Joshua & Vipassana; FAQ (Part 2)

This is the second of three (3) posts about this experience,  and it will be written in a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) format. If you aren't familiar with Vipassana, I suggest first taking a look at Part 1 (general overview, some logistical questions). If you find yourself interested after reading the first two posts, you can see Part 3 (advice for people who'd like to give it a go).

My partner did Vipassana together with me; here's Part 1 and Part 2 of what she wrote about her experiences.

Joshua & Vipassana; FAQ (Part 1)

Joshua & Vipassana; FAQ (Part 1)

This will be the first of three (3) posts about this experience, written in a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) format. There will be a list of further reading at the end of this post. My partner did it together with me; here's Part 1 and Part 2 of what she wrote about her experiences.

Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper

The reason I'm writing this post is to encourage you to dig deeper. Ask questions about absolutely everything. Take stock of and challenge existing assumptions/biases that have taken root in your lives. Deepen your understanding of the world around and inside of you. 

Deciding to take a sabbatical

Deciding to take a sabbatical

I decided to make some major life changes at the start of 2016. This was due to a number of factors, including health troubles, and something else that I couldn't explain. 

A question many posed to me is whether I chose to take a sabbatical because my career wasn't going anywhere. To be honest, this couldn't be further from the truth. At the time, I was with Avanade and on a very solid career track within the company as well the area of industry where I was focused. Life was going great no matter how you looked at it, but something didn't feel right - it was this inexplicable feeling that led me to decide to pursue something else that was not in a career-oriented direction.

After carefully considering what I wanted to do, I chose to term my break as a "sabbatical" because it best aligned with what I was seeking…