Happy Friday from Burbank CA! Here’s what I’ve found interesting, thought provoking, or noteworthy this week.
My latest podcast –
AAJ 139: Interview with Steve O’Dell and Robbie Page of Tenzo Tea
This is a fun interview with Steve and Robbie (pro volleyball player) who are a couple of friends that wanted to get into the energy product game. But they didn’t want just any product, they wanted to find the energy product that was naturally the best for you, AND gave you a super boost of energy.
It’s a fun show, and you might find a new product to try… I’m drinking their Matcha tea everyday! #preworkout
What I’m reading –
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
This book was actually recommended to me by Steve O’Dell of Tenzo Tea as one of his favorite books. I’ve found it very interesting to listen to.
There are some very cool takeaways about developing as a person and leader. And it’s very entertaining!
My top post on Instagram –
Desert campsite Murph with Emily near Joshua Tree National Park
Imagine this… you’re in the desert (tumble weeds and all), you want to do a workout, it’s Memorial Day, CrossFitters do the workout Murph every Memorial Day, you have a Rogue pull-up bar/rack but it’s not tightened down because you don’t have the right tools (so it’s safe, but loose, and makes kipping pretty much not effective.), it’s hot as crap so you start at 7am, but it’s still like 80+ degrees, you get it done and are sore for a week. Ha!
This is a video in hyper speed, which is pretty fun to watch 🙂
Here’s Murph (if you want to try it)…
Run 1 mile
200 push ups
300 air squats
Run 1 mile
*Wear a 20 pound weight vest if you have one (we did not)
Thought that I’m pondering –
First, I know this is a long one, but I hope you’re still reading. Let me know if you got through all of this by replying with a thumbs up.
Ok, so… Traffic. I’ve had to spend more time than I would like in the LA area over the last couple of weeks. And before that, Seattle (which feels like a mini LA as far as traffic goes. Seattle just has 3 lanes, where LA has like 6).
I probably find myself sitting in traffic once or twice a week (on the average), and never longer than an hour. This is due to me adjusting my schedule to drive when others are not.
Here’s what I don’t get… if you have a job where you’re having to sit (aka waste your life) in traffic for over an hour each way to work, which I know a TON of you do… why would you put up with it?
I just don’t get wasting your life like that. Find a new job, move closer to your work (if you love it), work from home (or find a job where you can work from home). There are just so many options for people these days that I don’t get it.
And I need to mention that I don’t consider driving for an hour each way a bad thing if you love driving. I love driving, so I can get that. But the sitting in stop and go traffic is what I’m talking about.
The only way I could understand you liking sitting in traffic is if you just LOVE listening to your audiobooks, or connecting with people on the phone that you can’t see on the regular. But you could do those things at home… so…
Anyway, that’s what I’ve been pondering these last few weeks. If you have thoughts on this I’d love to hear them.
I hope you have a great weekend! We will hopefully be headed to Sequoia National Park, but if you need anything let me know.
Joe at allaroundjoe.com