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New MOOD by Onnit

Sunday, March 30, 2014

@ home behind the sun 3/30

Too many people are concerned with too many people.  Dedicate that energy to improving yourself and not worrying about gossip or measuring yourself against others.

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There isn't one ultimate style of training that everyone should be using.  Variety is the spice of life.

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If you're wasting time hating your competition, work on becoming more confident.

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If colleges are making millions on kids jerseys, the kids should be paid. 

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You can really learn a lot by hanging out w kids (under 10) for a day.  
Remember when you believed you could dodge rain drops?
Remember when you couldn't step on a crack in the sidewalk?
It's strange how we grow older and let all of our uniqueness slip away... Only the brave will find it again. 

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Finally watched a bit of "Food Inc." Anyone else wondering when we became so irrelevant to our own government?  Monsanto is legal but there's a plant that grows for free that can reduce your risk of cancer, relieve pain, slows the progression of Alzheimer's, dissolve the effects of anxiety, can be used to treat epilepsy, can help with neurological damage, can stop HIV from spreading throughout the body, and can lower insulin levels in diabetics.
I know this isn't a new debate but, damn it's staggering every time it pops in my head.    We're headed in a pretty bad direction and I really don't see it turning around.  I used to believe candidates and votes meant something, but corporations and money run this country, not citizens.  
Buy local, be logical and get involved.

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"Sometimes I think I'd rather hang out w dolphins instead of people."  Livi, my 7 year old.

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There's a very soft generation of boys coming through.  Something big needs to happen to re-install a sense of masculinity.  I'm not a "man up," kind of chest thumper but there are some very blurry lines here.  This isn't about gender roles or anything like that, but there are some things a guy has to be able to do and I think the generation coming along now is lacking.
Who wants on the Podcast to debate this?

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I train and sell real estate.  In both atmospheres I hear "you're not what I was expecting," as a very nice compliment.  
Thank you.

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People ask me "hey have you heard of (insert pop artist)?"
So happy I have no clue who they're talking about.

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I'm learning the importance of balance in life.  Unfortunately, I'm very used to the gogogogo energy and schedule and so is everyone else.  If you think I'm pulling back, it's just to breathe.  Pulling back isn't pulling out.
Make time for work, for play, for your family.  Make time for yourself.  Find balance and be comfortable.  

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Anyone know how to add music to a YouTube video so it doesn't delete or block from being viewed on mobile phones?

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I was at a maple-fest today... Not something I usually do.  I ordinarily do everything I can to avoid real social interaction.  But this was good.  
Might be what's missing.

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If you're interested in listening to something other than mind numbing FM channels we have in Cleveland, try a podcast or an audiobook. I've taken that step and it's a real game changer.  
Podcast rotation: The Joe Rogan Experience is definitely number 1.  Too guests you'd probably like: Graham Hancock; Christopher Ryan; Aubrey Marcus and Neil DeGrasse Tyson... Or maybe it's Neil Tyson DeGrasse?  Check out Neils show "cosmos," on television as well. 
Also check out the Warrior Poet Podcast (philosophy), The Mike Dolce Show (fitness).

They've helped me turn my thoughts back to a higher sense of truth and life, as in what our lives should be and/or should be headed towards.  They've helped me question my own "why's," and rewrite or erase some old rules.  They've helped me raise my own bar for my own expectations as to what I want out of this short life. 
I refer to it often but rarely spell it out.  But the truth is, this will be over before we know it, some sooner than others.  Wrapping it up w some amazing stories and moments and experiences and connecting with people, that's everything. 

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I wrote my first @ home behind the sun when I was 20 and it wasnt that different than this one.
Titled after a lyric in Pearl Jam's "Wishlist."
"I wish I was an alien... @ home..."

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If we don't move or buy a new car, why do we have to renew our plates every year? 

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Everything is water... 
Money comes and goes, energy comes and goes,  moments come and go, love comes and goes, everything flows.  When the gates are closed and nothing is able to flow out, nothing comes in and vice-versa.  If all you do is give, you have to be open to receive.  if all you do is receive, start giving back.  Don't hoard your money, don't hoard your energy, don't hoard your love.  Give and receive and keep it moving.  
Everything is water.