Category Archives: Mastering the Art of Living

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Baby Number 5 is Here!

I know you’ve gotten accustomed to a new blog post each week, and I wanted to apologize for not having a new one this week. In lieu of a new post, I’ll show you a picture of my excuse for being so busy today.

Sherlock Watson Powers was born last week. Even though he’s our fifth child, each one takes a little getting used to. What I’m finding more difficult than I expected is staying up all night as a 42-year-old.

Next week…the first week of each month I profile a new resource or addition to the required 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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How Much Money Did Your Business Make in the First Month of the Year? Mine Made…

How wide open are you with your business and your numbers? How wide open do you need to be?

I just finished up an awesomely productive three days with Ryan McRae of ADHD Nerd. I profiled him recently in one of my Success Stories. We worked on a lot of things. I kept him on track a little and helped him escape to the Hot Chocolatier at the right moment. He helped me open up a new revenue stream.

We also shared lots of numbers and stats openly about how we do business. I’m talking income pluses and minuses, checkbook accounts, everything. It helped us both make better decisions about our respective futures.

That’s something I’ve always respected about my friend Dan Miller as well. On his podcast and his conferences, he’s always wide open about income from various streams he’s trying. He’s quick to say what works and why or why not.

I’m not saying you need to blab your financial secrets and stats all over the world on Twitter. What I am saying though, is that it might be good to find someone you can share these things with. Give it a try. A good friend or mentor might have some new insight that will help you level up.

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 the heck is Hot Chocolatier, you ask? I’ll answer it with a pic of the Squirrel I got. ‘Nuff said.

 

The image at the top of the blog was grabbed from Think Tank, one of my favorite comics, by Matt Hawkins, one of my favorite writers. The comic is one of those stories that’s so realistic it’s really scary.


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Shhh! It’s My Quiet Time.

In this post I’m assuming you have a regular quiet time. If you don’t, go check out my friend Kent Julian’s post on Leading Your Life from Quiet.

So, how do you do your quiet time? I’d love to know, so please tell me in the comments below.

Here’s how I do it…

In our current state of family, all six of us are crammed into a small apartment. We’re trying out a minimalist arrangement until we decide to build our dream house, so it’s hard to find quiet time here. I also homeschool, so it’s not like I’m shipping them off on a school bus and then enjoying a quiet morning.

I have to carve out my quiet time first thing in the morning before anyone else wakes up, which is around 7am. If the kids happen to wake up early, I take my quiet time outside to the courtyard in between apartments. No one is out there in the mornings.

I make my 30-in-30 breakfast and sit down with the newspaper. I know it’s old school, but I like the feel of a newspaper in my hands and connecting with the goings-on in my community through that.

Then I do my daily Bible reading. I also read a chapter in a Bible-related book. I just finished reading Draw the Circle by Mark Batterson. As I do both of these I keep my journal handy to take notes on things God is showing me. I end this with a prayer time.

After all this I take some time to stretch. If the kids are up by now, they often join me. If not, the quiet time lasts longer, and this time of stretching also becomes a time of meditation.

Then I’m ready to tackle the day.

So, how do you do it?

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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More from my friend Kent Julian

My breakfast regimen came from 4 Hour Body by Tim Ferriss

Draw the Circle by Mark Batterson

 

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Announcing Our Newest Sponsor…Peak Energy Performance Therapy

I wanted to announce the newest sponsor who is assisting the Powers family on our adventures. Carrie Lane and Peak Energy Performance Therapy will be helping us with a program we need to turn our bodies into finely tuned human performance machines.

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Carrie Lane with Meghan Briggs, a track and field star at the University of Virginia. *Do not stand in front of her if she’s holding a javelin!

If you’ve known me long, you know that me and all the kids are always into something sporty and adventurous. Up until now our fitness protocols have kind of been hit or miss. Don’t get me wrong, we haven’t been lazy. It’s just that there was never a master plan to what we were doing to stay fit and improve on that. Carrie and her crew will be assisting with that. She’ll be whipping us into shape with specialized workout plans that deal directly with our goals.

Here’s a rundown of what we’re getting into these days…

Me- 41yo, prepping for a Goruck Tough Challenge that promises 10-12 miles of fun with a 30# pack

Abishai- 12yo, prepping for a spring baseball season as a third baseman

Benaiah- 9yo, prepping for his first half-marathon in the spring

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I’ve known Carrie Lane for a while. I’ve even been rock climbing with her once or twice.  She’s amazing and quite famous in athletic circles for her coaching ability. She’s had a successful career coaching college and professional track and field athletes.  Now she designs online training and lifting plans for outdoor-minded athletes, namely mountaineers, trekkers, alpine climbers, and distance runners. This fits perfectly into what our family busy with.

I’m really looking forward to what she’s gonna do for us. Stay tuned here and on my social media outlets as I’ll be posting frequently about our progress.

Be sure to check her out at Peak Energy Performance Therapy. Here’s an awesome interview my son did with her about coaching- My Interview with Running Coach Carrie Lane. She’s one of his role models, and he wants to be a running coach when he grows up.

If your company is interested in sponsoring us as well, please get in touch.

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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Got Ruck?

How many of you out there enjoy rucking for exercise? I’m hoping it’s not just the former military guys that do it. Check out this article about me that just came out recently. I hope it will stoke your fires!

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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!

PS…This article makes my baby girl’s first appearance in the media!


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Are You Living Life Forward?

My good friend Kent Julian has a business that revolves around living life forward. As a matter of fact, it’s called Live It Forward. In case you’re not familiar with the concept, he expresses it as “empowering you to move from dream to do”. I’ve known him for a number of years, and he not only teaches others to do it but lives it in his own life.

Well, guess what? This year will be the inaugural launch of his new Live It Forward Advance conference!

It’s going to be a blast, and I’ve already bought my ticket to go. But here’s why I’m telling you right now. Kent is big on giving out BONUS stuff, so I’d like to offer you a bonus for attending Kent’s event with me…

  1. Sign up now and you get early bird pricing.
  2. Use my coupon code “drdavid” and save a few bucks even off the early bird.
  3. Let me know you used my code, and I’ll give you a copy of one of my ‘super duper awesome’ books when we meet at the conference.

If you’re someone I already know, that’s wonderful! If you’re someone I don’t know, and you’re using my code, what an awesome way to make new friends at a Live It Forward conference.

I hope to see you there!

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

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Live It Forward Advance Conference (don’t forget to use the coupon code!)

PS…Check it out! Kent and I even go to the same barber. He’s the shiny one on the left.

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