I have gotten back to reading as of late, and back to a habit of mine to scrapbook the good stuff. I’ll take pictures with my phone and later crop the image down to just what was important. I have an Evernote where I’ve kept the more recent stuff. I had a few images to add recently after reading Rich Dad Poor Dad, The One Thing, and Quiet Leadership. I found this quote included in The Little Big Things by Tom Peters. This is from late Texas governor, Ann Richards…
And that quote is recently meaningful. I got a bit of a cold shoulder the other day from a colleague, but I’m not going to let that deter me from continuing to be nice and decent towards that person.
I started The 4-Hour Body to gather some ideas for my continuing quest to not look like a fat slob. This slightly goes against the grain of my original impression of Tim Ferriss; an ADHD entrepreneur that made a shitload of money and considers himself Jesus. He had some good points in The 4-Hour Workweek, but I ultimately found the advice boiled down to “stay focused, and get lucky”. The truth is, so far, through a few chapters, I really agree with a lot of what he has to say in the 4HB.
Like my father, I’m a firm believer in data. Lots and lots of data. I love making a plan and charting progress through spreadsheets. Dieting is tough, you hit plateaus and get down – but Ferriss points out to not be discouraged. Take me for example, right now, I am hovering around the low 190’s. I can’t wait for that scale to read 180-something. That is going to be sweet. But the truth is, with my activity/exercise level, I’m also building muscle. Ergo, that adds weight. So, a scale isn’t the only indicator of my overall health.