Category Archives: Intellectual

Why You Shouldn’t Workout At Home

Seem Bleek? Hopeless? Intimidating?

All the time anyway…

Working out at home is more popular than ever.

Who can blame anybody?

It’s convenient; It’s often cheap; It’s less intimidating; It’s free of criticism or judgement of others; and nobody is watching…

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Change, In a Nutshell

Weight loss is really a process of change.

Changing the way you currently eat to a way that suits your lifestyle and your desired appearance.

Changing the way you currently exercise to a way that suits your schedule and your optimal aesthetic.

Changing your lifestyle itself so as to suit the optimal occupation, the right social groups, a positive mindset and ideal behaviors.

Behaviors like cooking your own food, walking or riding to work, eating more veggies, or taking up a physical activity or a sport for fun. It could be learning new things like how to cook or how to ski, snowboard, skate or cycle.

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Why Self-Labelling Keeps Weight On

I know you’ve done this before.

I’m pretty sure I’ve heard every single one of my family and friends label themselves before, I’ve been guilty of it time and time again.

I’ll say things like, “I’m built for explosive power and going fast, not long-distances,” to justify my disdain for distance running, road cycling or any form of continuous long slow distance aerobic work.

In my defence, I have still trained for and completed a 1/2 Marathon, several 5 and 10k races, 40 and 60k bike races and a sprint and olympic distance triathlon, though they were all in my late teens or early 20’s. I just didn’t really enjoy it, so don’t let me discourage you from doing what you enjoy. Continue reading Why Self-Labelling Keeps Weight On

The Decision Making Tool

Nothing groundbreaking, but the decision making tool I’ve found is invaluable…

Have you ever had trouble making a decision?

I know I have…

Many moons ago I had aspirations of completing an M.B.A. at the Schulich School of Business at York University, in Toronto, Canada.

It is regarded as one of the top 10 M.B.A. business programs in the world, in large part because of this man, Seymour Schulich, who donated a huge portion of his billion doller fortune to York.

Long story short, he made a lot of money in oil and gas, then diversified his portfolio, is now among the biggest philanthropists in Canada — particularly in health care and education — and wrote the book you see in the top right on his personal life lessons.

It’s a great little book actually, fifty or so short chapters (3-5 pages each), describing one actionable piece of advice he would give on various topics from relationships and partnerships to health, wealth and investing. Continue reading The Decision Making Tool