ISSUE #40 TL;DR: Make before you manage, where to travel in 2022, why you should eat more fiber, go full throttle on your career (or not), Road Runner rules, get fit for hiking, James Bond ranked, side effects of pecans, living off grid, and enter to win an Apple Watch.
I recently came across this advice from Tim Ferris. This is something he learned from a busy life of managing many projects and putting out fires. I can often relate when I am busy and overwhelmed. I find myself spending the day "managing and chasing".
Make before you manage.
Each morning, before plugging holes, fixing things, calling vets, answering text messages, delegating things, or yanking out dead raccoons, this mantra was a reminder to make something.
Even the most time-sensitive items can usually wait 60 minutes, and by make something, I mean anything.
You just need to feel like you’ve pushed a millimeter ahead in some creative direction.
Ready for a new adventure? Our friends at Outside Magazine sought out epic adventures in every landscape, from new desert outposts to off-the-grid wellness retreats, with plenty of trails, beaches, and base camps to fill up your 2022 travel calendar. Be flexible, plan smart, and let these 30 escapes inspire you.
Our favorites: Wild West Wyoming, Mountain Biking in Sedona, Arizona, Outer Banks North Carolina (yeah, we watched the show),
Fiber Isn't Sexy. But apparently it's really important to eat.
Ensuring that your diet is rounded out with enough fiber is the key to being slimmer, stronger and generally healthier. Of course, when you're thinking about your diet in terms of looking and feeling good, fiber doesn't really come to mind. You're typically thinking about boosting your protein or cutting your sugar, right? Well that needs to change, because there's a high probability that you're not getting enough fiber.
Benefits of more fiber: Weight loss, reduced chances of cancer (and other health risks), better bathroom breaks, and a healthy gut.
Foods to get more fiber: almonds, beans, broccoli, raspberries, sweet potatoes, apples, avocados, oatmeal.
Richard Branson Explains When to Go Full Throttle on Your Career and When to Take It Easy
With his multiple companies and endless hair-raising stunts, Richard Branson is clearly a guy with huge reserves of energy and ambition. But even Branson doesn't go full throttle all the time. In a recent LinkedIn post the Virgin founder explained how he thinks through when it's time to push hard in his career and when it's time to step back, regroup, and replenish his supplies of energy and inspiration.
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