🤔 What's the biggest change you've made in your life in the last year?
I asked this on Twitter recently and got some great answers back:
You know you need to move more. But the gym is too far away / not open / too busy. And you're tired. And you only have 15 minutes till your next meeting.
So do a microworkout.
I've had a busy few weeks of work as we make a final push before the holidays and I haven't been as consistent with longer, more intense workouts ~25 mins workouts that get me breathing hard and sweating like I usually do.
So I've been turning to microworkouts
A microworkout is a set of movements you can do in under 12 minutes with just your body.
Such as: 10 rounds of 40s work, 20s rest.
- Jumping jacks
- Bodyweight squats
- Mountain climbers
- Shadow boxing
Repeat those 5 moves twice and you've done a microworkout in less than 10 minutes. No equipment.
Even in a busy day, you could fit in 2 of these in.
Another option assuming you work from home and you have to get on a big conference call a few times a week where video off is ok:
Just take the call on your headphones and walk around the block. If it's an hour long meeting and you only have to present in the last 20 minutes, you can do at least a lap, maybe two before getting back to the house.
Movement is so important. There's always a way to work more of it into your day.
🖼 The Double Loop Pivot
A diagram I made about how to explore new ideas inside your startup in a more structured way so you can get buy-in. More on this next week!
👉 Profitability of ADHD Founders
This chart really haunted me: untreated ADHD founders were more likely to start businesses but were less profitable in those businesses compared to founders seeking treatment for their ADHD. More on that in a future issue.
More Resources and Fun Stuff
- Book Notes: Summaries / quotes from great books I've read
- Scotch & Bean: a webcomic about work, friendship, and wellness
- Birthday Lessons: Ideas, questions, and principles I've picked up over the years
- Career Spotlight: A deep dive into my journey as an athlete, PM, founder, and creator.
Work with Me
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