It’s rare that we come across a piece of content that applies to both the “Fit” and “Sexed” parts of our site’s title, but that’s exactly what we found in this video promoting couples fitness program WeFitFor2.
The system aims to motivate couples to get fit by keeping each other accountable. It’s already been written up in Men’s Health‘s Sex and Fitness series, and as you’ll see in the clip below, was featured on NBC’s The Today Show:
I’m going to start this week off with a little video of OMG Facts from a couple of years ago, then get into the new personal development jive.
Pretty interesting. Make’s me think of that Ferris Beuller line.. “Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Let’s make that life the best we possibly can, right? Moving on… Lots to cover this week, so let’s get to it!
Over at the home of Personal Development blogger extroirdinare Steve Pavlina, Steve addresses how to “create your vision”
When you write down your goals, your primary aim is to create a new vision for what you desire to experience next in life, so that you can begin to make that vision a reality
So what do you do when you sit down to write a vision for your life, and you’re coming up with a lot of blanks that you just aren’t sure about?
The experts from Ask Dan and Jennifer, answer the question “Is your single behavior ruining a potential relationship”
Being single is all about freedom: freedom to dress how you want, do what you want, clean when you want, and so on. You don’t have a girlfriend who insists you cut your hair or take the garbage out before your apartment starts to smell. You don’t have a boyfriend who wants to see you wearing something nicer than sweatpants or makes you want to keep your legs clean-shaven. You don’t have a significant other who stops you from making a fool of yourself in public.
On PickTheBrain, we learn 5 Ways to slay the un-motivation demon.
You could be making attempts to get out there and do what you’re setting out to do. And even begin to get results here or there. But your surroundings, circumstances, and negative or lazy forces around you constantly hold you back. They pull you back to where you started. And you get discouraged or convince yourself you can’t do it.
Dumb Little Man teaches us “how to shape your lifestyle to improve your fitness” in 3 simple morsels
Fitness, in the past, has not been a big part of my life and I imagine that’s true for many people reading this. I want that to change.
I don’t like running out of breath, aching after minimal movement and not being able to do the things I want to do just because I’m not physically prepared for them. For the longest time I felt this was just who I was. I was the computer geek, someone who wasn’t built for sports or to be fit and healthy.’
Finally at MensHealth.com, we learn how to “Burn Fat In a Hurry”
Researchers at Australia’s University of New South Wales found that intervals burn three times as much fat as running twice as long at a moderately hard, steady pace. Use this interval program from the University of Oklahoma Department of Health & Exercise Science this winter to turbocharge your body’s fat-burning system.
Next up, the fine people over at Psychology Daily tells us about the connection between self confidence and gauging what kind of first impression that we make.
We found that people who were poor at making good meta-impressions were less confident than people who made accurate ones. So, after making a first impression, if you’re confident in your judgment, you’re likely to be right.
PickTheBrain.com offers tips on Taming your To-do list..
Do you use a to-do list? Most of us have some kind of running list of tasks which we want to get done (even if we keep this list in our heads). And I expect that at some point, like me, you’ll have had the experience of creating an extremely ambitious to-do list … only to end up completing just a fraction of the tasks on it.
We have a couple of selections from one of our favorites Dumb Little Man. First we have 7 Steps to turn Failure into Success.
Chances are you’ve got success on the brain if you’re reading this article. You’ve set your goals, you’re on your way to achieving your dreams. But they’re not coming as fast as you would like. You’re ready for it to all come true right now. You set a deadline to reach your goal, but it just didn’t happen in that timeframe. And now you feel a little deflated. Maybe you’ve even allowed a little doubt to creep in, as you’re not sure when (or if) it will ever happen.
The other piece from DLM, is one offering 7 Tricks to Sleep Like a Dog.
A bad night’s sleep is the worst when it comes to getting things accomplished and feeling good during what should be a great day. The effects due to lack of sleep on mood, productivity, creativity, and even the quality of our relationships take a bigger toll on our health than most realize.
Anyone who does have trouble sleeping most likely have read all the “regular” things to do in order to get better sleep. The concept becomes nothing more than a repeated set of rules that get ignored, similar to the simple rules of training a well behaved dog.
Finally over at Men’s Health, you can learn 32 ways to jump start your love life…
We have 32 ideas to launch a voyage of sexual discovery unlike anything you’ve seen . . . at least since Cindy Lou let down her guard senior year. The difference now: You know what you’re doing, and you have a partner who deserves your respect, attention, and devotion. So make the most of it.
Over at eMaxHealth.com they discussed the problem that many people have with completing New Year’s Resolutions:
Richard Wiseman, a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire, led a team of investigators who have come up with an answer to this age-old question. The research team surveyed about 700 people and asked them to describe their strategies for achieving their New Year’s resolutions. The most common goals told to the researchers were losing weight, quitting smoking, or beginning a better relationship.
A total of 78 percent of the participants did not meet their goals, and the researchers found that many of the individuals had focused on the downside of not achieving their goals. This included suppressing their cravings for food and/or nicotine, relying solely on willpower, adopting a role model, or fantasizing about being successful.
Luckily for us, we’re in 2010 and we have such useful tools as eHow, this video offers a solution to this problem:
There are many blogs on the internet which are merely portals to sell some product or service. The Adonis Lifestyle is attempting to push a book, however this blog has a lot more to offer than pushy pitches. This blog features regular posts about health, physical fitness, and even social strategy for men. The blog also features a regular podcast which creates a much more dynamic experience for users.
Blog creator John Barban explains his intentions for the blog in the about section:
I’m John Barban, along with Brad Howard and Brad Pilon we are here to give you up to date no BS information on exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle tips for the modern man (if you’re reading this, then that means YOU).
I guess you could say we’re part mythbusters, part lifestyle coach, part nutritionists and part exercise coach.
This is probably my favorite speech of all time. Steve Jobs addressed Stanford’s 2005 graduates discussing some major lessons he learned in his lifetime.
Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks—including death itself—at the university’s 114th Commencement on Sunday in Stanford Stadium.
Wearing jeans and sandals under his black robe, Jobs delivered a keynote address that spanned his adoption at birth to his insights into mortality after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer about a year ago. In plainspoken terms, his address struck a balance between the obstacles he has encountered during his notably public life and the lessons he has gleaned—for example, from his high-profile ousting in 1985 from the computer company he helped start. (via Stanford News)
Check out the video here:
After the jump is the full text of Jobs’ speech, which is full of awesome quotables:
Are you tired of the hassle that is the hustle and bustle of the holidays? One of our favorite blogs, Dumb Little Man, has compiled a list of things that you can do to have a much more peaceful December.
Christmas is traditionally a time of year when we enjoy ourselves, we let our hair down and are a little more relaxed. At least that’s the way it’s meant to be. For a lot of people however, it’s a stressful time of year. There’s the shopping to do, there’s the list of cards for all the family; god forbid we don’t send Aunt Betty a card, there’s the dinner to buy, there’s work to do, there’s family to contact, there’s a hundred and one things to do.
In a recent post called “100 Ways To A Stress Free Christmas” DLM blogger Steven Aitchison noted such suggestions as Stocking up on Chocolates as “emergency gifts” and tiring out your pets before the family arrives for your big holiday shindig.
TED is is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.
This week’s TEDTalk features Wofford College president Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning.
Before coming to Wofford, Dunlap held faculty appointments at both Harvard (as a visiting professor in 1972) and the University of South Carolina (1968-1992). While at USC, he won numerous awards for teaching and scholarship, including the Russell Award for Distinguished Scholarship (1980), the University of South Carolina Teacher of the Year Award (1974), the Outstanding Teacher of English Award (1974), the South Carolina College Outstanding Professor Award (1984) and the Mortarboard Excellence in Teaching Award (1991).
Before being elected the 10th president at Wofford, Dr. Dunlap was the Chapman Family Professor of Humanities for seven years (1993-2000). In addition to cross-disciplinary courses, Dunlap’s teaching fields include Asian Studies, European literature and creative writing. He continues to team-teach the Wofford College Presidential Seminar.
Dr. Dunlap is a frequent moderator for the Aspen Institute’s Executive Seminars as well as its Crown Fellowship Program. He was also on the 2007 Board of Governors of the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce. He has taught and lectured widely in Europe, India, Thailand, and Japan. He has served as a Fulbright professor in Thailand and a Japan Society Leadership Fellow in Japan (Via Wikipedia)
Before we go into what this blog is about. let’s learn a little about what this GTD thing even is. GTD, is an acronym for “Getting Things Done” a productivity method created by David Allen, and described in a book of the same name. “GTD rests on the principle that a person needs to move tasks out of the mind by recording them externally. That way, the mind is freed from the job of remembering everything that needs to be done, and can concentrate on actually performing those tasks.” (Via Wikipedia)
Here’s a short video of Allen himself explaining GTD:
Now, about the blog. According to their about page, GTD Times is:
is the official blog of David Allen and the David Allen Company. It’s the hub for ‘all things GTD’ where you can read the latest Getting Things Done® and David Allen Company news, our reviews and personal experience with tools and GTD-supportive technology, as well as GTD tips, tricks and strategies to help each of us lead happier, healthier, and more successful lives. If you are new to David Allen’s approach, the article What is GTD? is a great place to start.
So you’re doing well on your new diet/exercise regimine but that big party is on the horizon. Being the social drinker that you are, you’d really like to enjoy a drink or two at the shindig. After hours of hard work, careful consideration of food choices, and flat out willpower you don’t want to take a step back.