Monthly Archives: April 2017

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The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod (Redbeard’s Reading List)

Welcome to the next entry in Redbeard’s Reading List!

The next book I’d like to mention for this series is The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. I finished it last night while sitting on the edge of a huge field while my 9yo son’s track team had their field day. Spoiler- the girls totally crushed the boys in tug of war.

The book was recommended by my friend Susie Miller. Susie is an expert on positive self-talk and has helped me tremendously.

I’ve been experimenting with my morning routine for all of my life. Most often I find it changes due to my lifestyle or my situation, and the new changes beg the need for modification. I’m talking big changes varying from my time in the Marine Corps to now with five kids (and a 3-week-old in the house).

Most of my time has been pure experimentation based on hearing of what other people do.

Tony Robbins has his cold water dunk.

Tim Ferriss has his 30-before-30 breakfast.

Hal Elrod has his SAVERS.

This is the first book I’ve read that was totally devoted to morning routine including the whys and wherefores. Not only does Hal detail his routine and the reasons for it, but he offers enough general advice on morning methods that you could easily design your own. Aside from that, the book also has quite a bit of personal development information to go along with the morning stuff.

It’s a great read and one that I think would make a difference in your life.

Click here to see the other books on Redbeard’s Reading List.

This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.callsignredbeard.com. Thanks for reading!

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What’s Better than a Punch in the Face?

I’ll tell you what’s better than a punch in the face…being ready for that punch in the face.

You see, most people set goals, but then give up on those goals when something bad happens. We refer to those times as “getting punched in the face”.

I got punched in the face recently when we lost the financing for a house. We’ve been living 4 kids and 2 parents in a three bedroom apartment for two years. One of those bedrooms is my office. Now that baby Sherlock is here, we’re 5 kids and 2 parents in what is essentially a two bedroom place. But guess what, we can’t afford to buy a house right now. We just got punched in the face and have to shift gears.

Mike Tyson once said, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.”

That’s where Red Team thinking comes into play. A military Red Team is a group that examines, tests, and attacks installations, procedures, and programs to look for weaknesses. Then those weaknesses can be addressed or avoided.

That’s what we do with goals.

To encourage you, here’s a pile of the #FacepunchFriday memes I’ve been posting.

This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.callsignredbeard.com. Thanks for reading!

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