Showing posts from 2020

How To Devour Books 60X

I surpassed my goal of reading 40 books & hit 60 for the Goodreads 2020 Reading Challenge! Also see money goals and more. 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 to stay in shape   definitely helps. Luckily books in Amazon Kindle format can also be read by Echo devices and even using the Alexa app. My top books by category read in 2020 were: Financial Independence ·  The Wealthy Gardener audio / book ·  Money Master the Game audio / book Motivational ·  Principles audio / book ·  The Obstacle is the Way audio / book Health/Wellness ·  The Blue Zones book ·  The Omnivore's Dilemma audio / book Fun/Historical ·  The Great Influenza audio / book ·  Sapiens audio / book Business/Technology ·  Elon Musk audio / book ·  The Four audio / book You can see the full 2020 list &

Tony Robbins Free Comeback Challenge

If you know anything about motivation you probably know about Tony Robbins. His events draws large crowds, but events have been postponed recently due to COVID-19. Luckily while we deal with that, he is offering a free 7-day challenge with him and other presenters. Check it out at: See them virtually live on Facebook at 2pm EDT each day this week. What other great virtual events have you found recently? Let us know in the comments

Three Secrets to Achieve Goals

So what is the secret with achieving goals? Maybe you've reached some, but if you are like many you make big goals & then give up when it gets out of reach.   In my younger years I struggled for years with keeping consistent with exercise. Then the TV show Ninja Warrior came along where I trained for 30 days & completed most of the obstacles. The same thing happened with my financial life - for years I lived in fear of picking the wrong investments, but now with the power of FIRE I'm on track to reach financial freedom in 7 years so my daughters can model the behavior. Let's look at what works: Fun - Make it a game with rewards along the way. I love trying new craft beer, so for me that is a great incentive along the way to keep me motivated. I also love competition, so   challenging others can also help. Strong Desire - Having a powerful purpose drives our passion. Having a WHY is critical - the 80% vs. the how 20%. We need

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 Dot s 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 av

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 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   # FlattenTheCurve   Let's flatten the curve of the impending COVID19 outbreak in the U.S.   Other good hashtags #CancelEverythingNow #SocialDistance   # StayTheFuckHome   Finally the winner for not just social media but also an online movement is .  This website references the information coming from reputable sites like CDC/WHO.   To summarize above:   Why is this a huge thing   Half will get it if we don't self-quarantine immediately (Harvard)   1% hospitalized, doubling rate beds full

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 Information is beautiful charts (uses sources such as CDC/WHO) Flatten the curve I hope all my colleagues, family, & friends are taking the appropriate measures to stay safe & stock up on suppli

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 / book   Eight Dates – audio / book   Open – audio / book   Your Money or Your Life – audio / book   You can see the full 2019 list & other books @ GoodReads @ DigitalBeyond   This year should be 25 or more books easily, and you may find many of your favorites available at your local library.   If you don't already have devices to help check ou