Failure is a part of life. What counts is how we rebound from failure. We must accept it, but we can’t let it define us. In today’s video, I discuss how I try to recover from failure. There are five steps that I try to take myself through. I don’t always do it right, but this framework tends to get me back on track without too much wasted time. I hope it helps you as you find yourself in need of a reminder that failure is ok.
We spent most of this weekend outside enjoying the nice weather. I didn’t film much but I did put a short film together from our trip to the park. We hiked around while the kids rode their scooters and then played down by the river. We love the sun and the outdoors. I’m really looking forward to this summer. I feel like this weekend was a nice taste of what’s to come.
I was really trying to avoid it, but I got an Apple Homepod today. I know that Siri is pretty much worthless, but some initial reviews are in and the Apple Homepod is said to have excellent audio quality. I love music devices and the Apple Homepod would look good on my desk.
I also flew my DJI Mavic Air around a bit this evening and tested out the follow mode as I rode around the neighborhood on my Boosted Board.
The stock market has been correcting. Some say that it is crashing but those who have control over their emotions and take an active role in managing their investments know that this is a correction. The stock market has done well for quite some time. It has not taken much intelligence to do well. During corrections, people get super emotional because they feel that the sky is falling. The stock market is crashing and all they can see is how much they lost just now. In this video, I discuss my opinion on what is happening and how I am reacting to it.
I am not a financial advisor so please take everything I say here and in this video as information and not investment advice.
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I start and stop a lot of things. For decades I have struggled as a creator with my voice and with providing value. I recognize that there is a ton of noise out there and most of it does not add value to our world. Every decision I make comes out of the desire to generate value. If I am not creating value, I am not creating I am simply consuming. For something to be considered content, there has to be some sort of value. In this vlog, I discuss the topic of noise vs content that came out of something I heard a streamer say while I was researching livestreaming channels.
Every decision I make when it comes to working drives a desire to keep or strive for more freedom. There are occasional backslides when I want something really bad but the tradeoff is more work but my desire is to assure I have freedom from being locked down with no options.
Freedom doesn’t mean that I don’t have any responsibilities. I actually have more responsibilities than I have ever had before, but I choose which responsibilities I am willing to accept with much more thought and intention than before. In today’s vlog, I talk about why freedom is so important to me.
My shop looks more like a storage locker that has been left to be forgotten. It’s too easy to put stuff there to deal with later. I took my Saturday and spent some time in the shop cleaning. The shop is where I have my mining operation and I want to get my tools back in the shop. A goal this year is to spend more time on projects. I enjoy working with my hands and making things. That is going to happen a lot more this year.
In December I started Intermittent Fasting so I wanted to share how it was going so far. I decided to change the way I eat because I realized I was stressing myself out over eating and realized that Intermittent Fasting also solved some other issues I was dealing with it.
Intermittent Fasting is temporarily extending the fast that we all do from the time we finish dinner to when we eat in the morning. For me, it means skipping breakfast, and I feel much better because of it. It also means occasionally skipping lunch. Currently, about half of the week I eat lunch and the other half I skip it. When I do eat lunch I eat a very light lunch.
I have suffered from acid reflux, bloating, hypothyroidism, and generalized fatigue for years. Changing my eating habits have minimized many of the symptoms I have experienced for so many years.
I’m really enjoying this new way of handling my food intake. I will continue to post updates as I reach new milestones.