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Expect Wonderful

Expect wonderful

Just for today try this..

When you’re on the way out the door for the day think, “something wonderful is going to happen today.”

When you’re on the way to work think, “something wonderful is going to happen today at work.”

When you’re on the way home after a long day at work think, “something wonderful is going to happen at home.”

If you expect something wonderful to happen, it will.

Make it awesome my friends.

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DWDC Hits 1000 Members

 

Data Wranglers DC Hits 1000 Members!

When I started Data Wranglers DC less than a year ago, I did it so that hardcore data geeks had a place to help each other with their craft. It is said that 80-90% of all data projects are data wrangling. From experience I can say it’s almost more!

A huge thanks to the data community here in DC for making this meetup a success!

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Podcasts Of The Week For 10-17-2014

Podcast Recommendations

Two of the best podcasts I’ve heard this week and highly recommend for you are:

MFL Podcast 29: Navy SEAL Mark Divine On Cultivating Mental Toughness And The Will To Win

Mark Divine is not only a 20-year veteran of the Navy Seals, he owns multiple businesses including SEALFIT and NavySeals.com. The man knows how to develop mental toughness and bring out the 20x mindset in people.

In this podcast, Mike talks with Mark Divine about how he developed an “unbeatable mind” that kept him alive on the battlefield and has helped him succeed as an entrepreneur.

Listen to the podcast here.

Aside: my goal for 2016 is to attend the entire battery of SEALFIT programs starting with SEALFIT Fundamentals Academy.

We Do Science! Episode 17 – ‘Carbohydrates’ with James Morton PhD

The questions around carbohydrates are the most controversial in the fitness industry. As with everything, it’s all about context. In this podcast, Laurent Bannock discuss Carbohydrates with James Morton PhD (Liverpool John Moores University, UK).

  • Why we need carbohydrates
  • How carbohydrates influence performance
  • Carbohydrates as fuel
  • Carbohydrates and signaling
  • Low carbohydrate performance
  • ‘Train Low, Train High, Sleep Low’ etc
  • Carbohydrates and body composition
  • Periodization & timing of carbohydrates
  • Keto adaptation
  • Carbohydrate Mouth Rinsing

Listen to the podcast here.

 

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In Retrospect

In Retrospect

In retrospect there’s much you could have done differently. Things would be so much different today if you had only known what you now know. Life would be easier; you’d weigh less; you’d have more money. The list goes on… [Read more…]

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What Is Your 20x?

What Is Your 20x?

According to Commander Mark Divine, a 20-year Navy Seal veteran and founder of SEALFIT, we are all capable of at least 20x more than we believe we’re capable of. That can be physical, mental, emotional, or any part of our lives. [Read more…]

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Don’t Be Fooled On Your Journey To Health

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When you first set out on your health journey you’re going to be doing a lot of research, if you haven’t already. More than likely you’ll encounter a ton of health advice on body building forums and blogs. Before you set expectations on yourself based on what you read or see, make sure you can’t be fooled like so many others.

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Starting on a Journey to Health

Robert Dempsey Before and After 9.12.14

During the 2013 Christmas holiday I found myself stuffing my face even though I wasn’t hungry. While munching on my nth sugar cookie I knew that something had to change. I made a decision then and there to drop the “I’m proud to never go to a gym” attitude and completely change my health for the better. Here’s how I got started. [Read more…]

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Key Insights From Day Two of Inbound 2014

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Day two of Inbound 2014 started off with a bang. OK Go warmed up the crowd before David Meerman Scott took the stage as a special presenter. With the audience thoroughly toasty Malcolm Gladwell took the stage to huge applause. He did not disappoint.

Read on for the key points I gathered from the sessions I presented. Unlike yesterday’s post I’m putting everything into bullet points because I took actual notes, though not with a pencil. I still need to get one of those. One caveat before you begin: thought it should go without saying I’ll say it anyway, everything here is paraphrased from what I heard. [Read more…]

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Inbound 2014 – Notable Moments from Day One

Inbound 2014 Day One

Inbound 2014 Day One

I’m sitting at Inbound 2014 Day Two waiting for Malcolm Gladwell to take the stage for the morning keynote. I had a full day of sessions yesterday and wanted to provide 1-2 sentence summaries of the main lessons I gained. Here you go! [Read more…]

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How I Got A New Job Inside One Month

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A fortuitous meeting I almost didn’t make led to my getting a job exactly one month to the day I was let go from my former one. [Read more…]