Mark J. Silverman is a bestselling author, podcaster, and executive coach. When he was 27, he was homeless living in his truck. By the time he was 33, he was in a millionaire. But from that journey, he realized money wasn’t what he was seeking. In this conversation, we spoke about what a leadership resiliency expert is, growing as a human being, and the importance of the breath.
I have this voice in my head.
As it turns out… I don’t have much control over it. One minute, it can be thinking about writing an essay. The next, it will be wondering about birds delivering pancakes.
My stream of consciousness can truly go in any direction.
That’s why I’ve taken it upon myself to center that stream of consciousness with daily reminders.
Here are three ways I remind myself of who I am:
- Printed out tweets
- A folder of who I want to be
- Note cards on my bathroom mirror
Every day I review these little reminders. They make me feel good. They bring my attention back to my objectives. They help me remember who I am and who I want to be.
If I don’t have these little reminders…
I end up at the mercy of my wild thoughts.
And birds can only deliver so many pancakes.
This is Day 2 of 30.
Rob Henderson is a PhD candidate in psychology at the University of Cambridge. Before that, he grew up in one of the poorest cities in California, served in the Air Force, and got his undergraduate degree from Yale University. In this conversation, we spoke about his unique insights from spending time with the three different socioeconomic backgrounds.
Accountability is the most underrated force in the world.
If someone expects you to do something – and you respect that person – there’s a good chance you do it.
Because we’re biologically wired to desire respect from those we respect.
People are lonely in 2021. Isolated. By themselves.
And when nobody is watching us, we’re less likely to be our best selves.
In order to solve this problem, we need to seek out accountability partners.
That could mean publicly claiming: “I will do this.” That could mean hopping on Focusmate. That could mean updating someone we admire with our progress.
Whatever you’re trying to achieve, accountability makes it easier.
Day 1 of 30.
I signed up for a writing challenge.
30 days. 30 atomic essays (250 words or less).
Today is not Day 1 of the challenge.
It’s Day 0. The challenge hasn’t actually begun yet.
But I’m starting anyway.
Because if I’m going to do it tomorrow, why not just do it today also?
Perhaps an example can better illustrate this…
Let’s imagine you’re starting a new diet. You’re planning all week to begin your program on Monday.
Who decided Monday was the start of the week?
You could just as easily make progress in this moment.
When you choose to delay doing the work, you choose to delay the rewards as well.
So start before you’re supposed to.
In this episode, mentor and friend Tej Dosa interviews me. I shared private journal entries, habits/routines, and books that have helped transform me from the darkest periods of my life into a feeling of love, light, and oneness with the universe.