53 was one of the best years of my life.
Here’s my year.
Brick by brick.
Baseline Stress – Started November 2021
I was unaware of my baseline stress. Heart rate variability (HRV) gave me a look into both my stress, and my health.
HRV doesn’t care about my capacity to grind through fatigue.
Start gathering daily heart rate variability data and take a look
- 1 minute each morning
- HRV4Training app
HRV is not “the answer”
The answer is removing the choices that screw up my HRV
Connection – Started January 2022
When I returned to Twitter, my stretch goal was 10,000 connections by 2031 (empty nest for us).
Quickly, I realized I’d anchored on a meaningless number
What I needed was a handful of connections
A handful of my kind of people
- Who are your people?
- Where are they?
- What do they like to do?
Engagement – Started February 2022
In the Rich Roll podcast (recorded July 2022)
I wanted to see if there was a place for my voice
This goes beyond connection => positive action
We are wired to get a boost from helping other people
I love helping people figure things out
- What’s your thing?
- Who’s trying to learn about your thing?
Narrative – Started May 2022
Humans run on narrative (book link)
Write a story you can:
- be proud of
Let the story take you where you want to go
- What’s your story?
- Where do you want to go?
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