Early mornings. Simple. Free. Abundant. Perpetual. And if tapped into as part of routine, transformative. I'm obviously not the first nor the last that will discuss the virtues of tapping into power of early mornings. But, for me, it's a truth that I ignored for far too long, but never late than never. Waking to the dawn and possibilities each new day is one of life's greatest gifts.
In this episode, we tap into the wisdom and prose of Henry David Thoreau and Marcus Aurelius.
if you're stressed, time starved, or feeling out of balance, find your footing in the early morning hours, the time of renewal and coming alive to the possibilities of each day.
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Simple Gifts - Stoic Forgiveness (Episode #67, 14 Oct. 2021)
17:17Through a stoic lens, we'll cover the power of forgiving someone who has wronged or damaged you. Together you and I will explore the stoic philosopher, Epictetus, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jay Shetty, and Richard Simon Hanson. You can buy these books from these authors through my website! www.rocknecole.com. I will get a portion of proceeds for all sales made through the link. Just click and Amazon knows the rest! Whoa, this was a timely and important topic for me. Very cathartic. Forgiveness truly is a simple gift: free, abundant, perpetual, and if applied to your life, transformational. This my last one for this week. Heading North this weekend!! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Simple Gifts - Goldilocks Stress (Episode #66, 13 Oct. 2021)
19:19To be a "simple gift", it must be free, abundant, available to everyone, and transformational to all. For this episode, we cover Goldilocks Stress. What makes stress good? What makes it bad? This probably my greatest revelation in the last couple of years. Stress is absolutely essential to health, productivity and tapping into your own power, but without proper focus and application, it can ruin you too. So for this episode, we'll explore Goldilocks Stress and how Goldilocks will help us use stress to our advantage. I also include a book recommendation by a total bad ass guy that I have a major man crush on. Check out the recommendation at: www.rocknecole.com. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Simple Gifts - Early Morning (Episode #65, 12 Oct. 2021)
15:37Early mornings. Simple. Free. Abundant. Perpetual. And if tapped into as part of routine, transformative. I'm obviously not the first nor the last that will discuss the virtues of tapping into power of early mornings. But, for me, it's a truth that I ignored for far too long, but never late than never. Waking to the dawn and possibilities each new day is one of life's greatest gifts. In this episode, we tap into the wisdom and prose of Henry David Thoreau and Marcus Aurelius. if you're stressed, time starved, or feeling out of balance, find your footing in the early morning hours, the time of renewal and coming alive to the possibilities of each day.
Simple Gifts - Power of Gratitude (Episode #64, 8 Oct. 2021)
13:30This is my first episode on Simple Gifts, simple free things that will transform your life. The first is on expressing gratitude: why it works, why we don't do it, and a song that completely embodies it. I also recommend a book on gratitude. Our next several episodes will be on Simple Gifts, things that I have learned that have really helped me. I hope you'll find them as transformative to you as they have been for me.
An Interview with Joe Blair - Author of "By the Iowa Sea" (Episode #63, 7 Oct. 2021)
59:15Friends, what an honor to interview, Joe Blair, HVAC repairman, UI Non-Fiction Writer's Workshop grad, husband, dad, and author of the one of the best books that I have read, "By the Iowa Sea". The term "memoir" doesn't do this book justice. It a meditation on hopes, dreams, marriage, being a dad, suffering, and renewal. This is a book that you will want to read four or five times. The whole book is a pure, intense, powerful and poetic. It'll light your soul. Originally from Westford, Massachusetts, Joe and his new wife, Deb, went on a cross country adventure throughout the United States on a motorcycle in the early 90's. They ran out of money, got stranded in Iowa, and decided to make a life here. This begins that incredible true life story that Joe tells in "By the Iowa Sea". They had kids, got jobs, a mortgage, and then life happened. Taking place during the Great Flood of 2008, Blair describes in poignant detail the dreams of a young couple, their hopes, their dashed dreams, Joe's affair, and a marriage on the rocks. To find out what happens, you need to buy the book. Joe also shares what next in his writing career, and his awesome son, Michael, made a short cameo appearance. Whoa, this was a fun one to do. Hope you have as much listening to this one and I had interviewing Joe. Joe is part of the large constellation of literary stars graduating from the Writer's Workshop. It was a true honor to interview him. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jay Shetty and James Clear - Find And Apply Your Passion Skill (Episode #62, 7 Oct. 2021)
12:35In this episode, we'll explore the work of my two of heroes: James Clear author of Atomic Habits and Jay Shetty, Author of Think Like a Monk. I would love to see these two guys on same podcast!! Maybe, someday they will be guests on my podcast, but for now, we'll just explore their work as it applies to habits. To make Atomic Habits actually work, Clear explains that you must find your purpose, the things that you're naturally good at and light your soul. That made me think of the concept of Dharma. As Shetty explains in his book, dharma roughly means "passion skill". What lights your soul and do you lose track of time when doing it? More importantly, does your passion skill meet a need in the world outside of you? Without knowing where you going, even daily application of habits is a waste of time. Labor towards no end goal is like sailing without a North Star to guide, making you a rudderless ship in an turbulent sea. These two men channel ancient wisdom in a way that will powerfully transform your life. Infinite gratitude to each of them for these incredible gifts that they have brought out into the world. We'll discuss their work, discuss a little Marcus Aurelius and send you off a mission to find what makes you "come alive". --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Applying Atomic Habits - Exercise, Make it Easy and Stack (Episode #61, 6 Oct. 2021)
9:21In this episode, I share one of the key applications of James Clear's book Atomic Habits and how it helped me lose 70 pounds. In my past episode, I described what I cut: my morning breakfast. In this episode, I describe what I added - a daily exercise habit. Duh, we all know we need to exercise more, but why don't we? Clear explains why and I share why I didn't exercise more at 300 and why I exercise every day now. To order Clear's book, check out: www.rocknecole.com. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Bob Hunt: A Torpedoman in the Pacific War (Episode #60, 5 Oct. 2021)
1:01:55This episode is about submariner and World War II war hero, Robert Hunt, otherwise known as "Bob" Hunt by those of us who grew up in Decorah, Iowa. Bob served as a torpedoman in on the USS Tambor, one of the leading attack submarines of the Pacific War. Bob served as a torpedoman on a nearly unheard of 12 submarine missions during the Pacific War. My guest is Dr. Robert Schultz, PhD, former English professor at Luther College and co-author of Bob's biography, "We Were Pirates", about Bob's experiences as a submariner in the Pacific War. He currently serves as professor emeritus of English at Roanoke College in Virginia. We'll take you on Bob's incredible odyssey from Decorah, Iowa to the attack on Pearl Harbor, to Battle of Midway to the farthest reaches of the Pacific. I only knew Bob as the guy that I played tennis with in my teens. I had no idea he lived through one the most dangerous aspects of naval service, a submariner on an attack sub during the Pacific. Bob faced incredible danger, and survived to tell his story. Bob is a real American hero. Very grateful to have known him and that Dr. Schultz took the time to write this incredible biography of Bob Hunt. If you're interested in buying the book, check it out www.rocknecole.com. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Exuberant Stoicism - Carpe Diem (Episode #59, 1 Oct. 2021)
10:29This is a short episode on Marcus Aurelius' comments on death and its relationship to living in the present moment. The Stoics teach that acknowledgement and recognition of death is part of our nature, our fate, our destiny. Nothing to fear, but recombining elements and returning the dust. Whoa, acknowledgment of our own demise brings joy in the present moment if we are not dead yet. We don't know when or how we will die, only that we will someday enter the next realm. "Memento Mori" - remember that you must die. Death is the yin to the yang of life. It's nothing to fear, but one aspect of the gift of life. If we don't know how much time we have or control when that moment comes, let's seize the day. Don't let external things over which you no control disturb your enjoyment of the gift of today. Focus on what you can control and live our your life's purpose. Fulfill your dharma, your passion skill. And match it to service with the time that we have on the beautiful earth. Live out your destiny now. We only have so much time. Carpe Diem!! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Applying Atomic Habits - Skip Breakfast, Lose Dadbod (Episode #58, 30 Sept. 2021)
14:50In this episode, I share one atomic habit that I applied to lose 70 pounds, skipping breakfast. Yep, mom, and Judy, that dietician gives you sugary juice, cornflakes, and a muffin at the hospital are wrong. You don't need breakfast, at least just 6 hours after you gorged yourself while watching your latest Netflix binge series. Move it back 16 hours after your 6:00 dinner the night before. In this episode, I discuss my experience with the 16/8 intermittent fasting protocol and explain why it works using the work of Dr. Jason Fung and his book the Obesity Code. I am going to be doing a separate cast on his work, but you really need to read that book along with Atomic Habits by James Clear. Combine the two, and you will change your life. In Clear's book, he discusses identify and tiny steps reinforcing that identity. I am an intermittent faster and I'll share with you the tiny wins that reinforced that identity. 70 pounds later. I now have a lot of proof to reinforce that identity. And I'm no longer dadbod guy. Bye-bye Dadbod!! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app