My Friday Five. Five things I've been implementing and exploring this week.
Health idea I've implemented: Vitamin D3
I've been hearing about the need for Vitamin D3 supplementation for years. I've been skeptical and I think the research is still questionable. I spend a couple hours a day outside walking. I've never questioned my D3 levels, but I've been reading about how low levels can be linked to Alzheimer's Disease. I decided to have an extensive blood test which revealed a low level of D3. I started supplementing and will recheck in three months. I don't believe this should be taken for the long term.
Product I'm discovering: Greenworks Inspection
I have used Greenworks for three different properties. They are a locally owned company that tests for mold and other toxins. They also do pest control and home inspections. They have been exceptional in every way. They also offer a service to negotiate excellent utility rates when you buy a new home. I highly recommend them. @dfwgreenworks
Quote I'm meditating: When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this---you haven't. - Thomas Edison
Book I'm reading: Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success by Steve Magness and Brad Stulberg
I found Peak Performance a little long and wordy and excellent if you are an athlete wanting to improve your performance. It has really fantastic information if you can wade through all the words. It discusses the need for stress for there to be growth. This idea is mentioned several times in the book I blogged about a few weeks ago, The Book of Joy. These authors use the word "priming" which is mentally thinking about you performing at your best. It allows you to develop neurological pathways to overcome any obstacle because you've already done it in your mind. Michael Phelps was prepared for his goggles to fill up leaving him to swim blind. He swam a world record blind because he had mentally swam every race with every potential problem and figured out how to overcome.
Music I'm listening to: Ridin' by Chamillionaire
I was in a daze driving the other day and Ridin' came on. I came to with my head bouncing and singing. I can't explain it, but there we are.
Follow Up: I watched The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley. It is very different than the book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup. The book was more jaw dropping at what she did to con and lie to get people to give her almost a billion dollars for a product that didn't work. The HBO documentary has a lot of interviews with her. It was interesting to watch her talk knowing she was lying.
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