COVID-19 Leadership Book Challenge

Well it goes without saying, but in these times of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic it is a perfect time to read a good book on leadership. A great recommendation I picked up recently is just the captivating read:
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win audiobook / ebook
In fact, I'm calling out all current & future leaders to read this book so we can discuss it in an upcoming book club discussion.
What are your top 3 current & future leaders that you challenge? Let us know on Twitter by tagging @DestroyObstacle using #LeadershipChallenge.
We'll schedule a book club discussion soon, so subscribe on YouTube for updates
If you don't already have devices to help check out the Kindle, and you can spread out multiple Echo Dots around the house to read to you when you are not using headphones.

Opportunities During COVID-19 Pandemic

For those that still haven't followed the severity of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic from my previous posts, we're only a few days away of escalating to what Italy is experiencing, & you can see a video telling theirselves from days ago to stay the F home.
In difficult times like these, I’m reminded of a great Winston Churchill quote: "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty"
And not an opportunity to be selfish or greedy, but to help those in these times of need.
Being a tech geek allows me to help my colleagues, family, & friends use the digital tools they'll need while quarantined, so expect more info on my site Digital Beyond soon.
To stay in shape I continue to share pictures/stats with my running club on the free app Strava.
For our local finance group we'll meet virtually for our next meeting.
And luckily most books have digital copies still available through the library or o…

Survive COVID-19 Stay Home Virtual Visit

My Doctor wife has been handling the influx of telemedicine patients today with Coronavirus symptoms & basically urging most of them to (see my earlier post for more on that). Unfortunately still many are unaware of how easy they can spread it to others, which is causing the crisis to grow exponentially every day.
So what can we do to prevent the problem from becoming worse? Well besides above,  use the virtual resources you have at your disposal. The health care system in our area is currently offering FREE virtual visits at There are also many other resources being shared within the community while we fight through this.
As this continues to escalate, we know that mandatory quarantine is necessary & will happen just like it did in San Francisco yesterday & already in other cities/countries globally.

If anyone is still unsure of the severity of this please reach out to me.
Quarantine won't stop m…

Stay The F Home Best of Social Media COVID-19 Tips

Well best we can do for the Coronavirus now is help prepare & educate our loved ones, especially with useful memes for those on social media who may still be in denial.
#WashYourHands I look forward to encouraging others to take this challenge if you haven't already... 🙂 Gloria Gaynor #WashYourHands  #IWillSurviveChallenge on TikTok via @YouTube

Prepare for COVID-19

I'm sure the Coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic is on everyone's minds, & having a spouse working in the frontlines of the medical field helps me sort through the good/bad info. is a good fact checker, & check out the CDC safety tips such as practicing good hygiene, cancelling non-essential travel, & avoiding large crowds on the PDF linked at
Additional info from reputable sources: World Health Organization is beautiful charts (uses sources such as CDC/WHO) the curve I hope all my colleagues, family, & friends are taking the appropriate measures to stay safe & stock up on supplies. Feel free t…

How to Devour Books 25X

I met my goal of reading 25 books for the GoodReads 2019 Reading Challenge!
For many years I gave myself the excuse that I didn't have the time to sit down and read, and barely read 1 book a year. So how did I do it?
Well listening to audiobooks while driving or training for sports like American Ninja Warrior definitely help. Luckily books in Amazon Kindle format can also be read by Echo devices and even using the Alexa app.
My Top 5 in 2019 were: Tools of Titans – audio / book Quit Like a Millionaire – audio /

Start with Protein and Champion Wellness

In 2015 I was finally motivated to get in shape physically by having fun training for the TV show American Ninja Warrior (see Ninja For Life website for more there). Along the way I made many changes.
Today I find opportunities to help others reach their goals, so I volunteer part-time as a Wellness Champion for my employer. I speak with fellow colleagues that are making radical changes themselves and want to share what they have learned with others. For example one has been an athlete most of his life, and has found the benefits of going vegan. I was excited to hear he wanted to share these benefits with others, but talking with other colleagues I could tell many would not make immediate changes since they love eating meat and can't picture themselves giving up what they enjoy.
So I realize for many of us we need to start with small changes. Where do you get started?
I thought I knew everything about fitness already, so when I was offered fitness classes I reluctantly signed up. Imm…