Week 18

During the webcast, MarkJ said be grateful for everything thing that happens. A few minutes later, my wife again had a spasm; on a scale of 1 to 10, the pain is a 10; the spasm lasts 1 to 2 minutes; once or twice a hour. I told her I was grateful for it. She asked why? Because it will get your attention. If I had that pain, we would have gone to the emergency room hours ago.

So we packed lightly, and went to the E.R. After a number of tests, they told us she had multiple blood clots in each lung. She was admitted to the hospital.

She was kept overnight and released the next day. I was given the assignment to give her a shot every 12 hours in the stomach. Much bruising of her stomach ensued.

In a follow up with our primary care physician, he said she was lucky to be alive.

Just before we left, I told the doctor of my plans to ride up Haleakala. He told of his adventure riding a bicycle down Haleakala. He is interested in doing the ride up. My wife will be happy that my physician will be close by during the ride.

I am grateful that I listened to MarkJ.

Numbers from the stationary trike: 336 calories, 9.28 distance, 30:00 minutes. 2017-02-04.
Provo while I was on the trike: 48F, mostly cloudy.
Paia while I was on the trike: 62F, sunny.



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Week 17 HJ

I work much better when I work on attack. I am on attack more consistently when I have enough sleep, when I am hydrated, and when I take regular, timed breaks.

I do not have much energy in reserve when I get less than enough sleep and work to hard to drink and take breaks; when the immediate problem is solved, I go into rebellion and simply wait for the next unscheduled emergency.

You would think that I would begin to recognize the pattern… (written after 11pm; and I am under watered.)

Numbers from the stationary trike: 332 calories, 9.19 distance, 30:00 minutes. 2017-01-28.
Provo while I was on the trike: 24F, partly cloudy.
Paia while I was on the trike: 75F, mostly cloudy.

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Week 17

My semi-annual trip to the oncologist at the Huntsman Cancer Institute was scheduled for next Tuesday. Weather forecast: snow.

Last Tuesday, my wife noticed clear roads. She called to see if we could switch our appointment. Granted.

She hates going to the Huntsman because they do hard things to me. I love going to the Huntsman because they make life better for me. We can attach any feeling to any thought we want.

Easy trip; good numbers; I have 6 more months… until the next visit. I am True Health.

A daughter made a resolution to NOT do something this year. It has been mixed results already; some good days, some bad.

I passed along some of the reading from this week:
If you wish to eliminate fear, concentrate on courage.
If you wish to eliminate lack, concentrate on abundance.
If you wish to eliminate disease, concentrate on health.

Numbers from the stationary trike: 331 calories, 9.16 distance, 30:00 minutes. 2017-01-20.
Provo while I was on the trike: 33F, cloudy.
Paia while I was on the trike: 68F, cloudy.

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Week 16

A terrific interview with Richard Brooke and Mark J. Recommended. https://shop.blissbusiness.com/blogs/network-marketing/interview-with-the-world-s-laziest-networker

Kindness alert: Richard helps Mark out of a sticky situation at 29:15.

Numbers from the stationary trike: 329 calories, 9.09 distance, 30:00 minutes. 2017-01-12.

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Week 15

While on the stationary trike today…

During my first peak effort, the recorded DMP was (with enthuuusiam) saying, “I am energized by riding my tricycle up Haleakala on 03 October 2017. I am in the surf at 6am and at the summit by noon. My legs are strong, my lungs are clear, my mind is firm. I can do this! I am happy, healthy, and vigorous.”

Future Self: you are welcome.

During the last recover before the last peak effort, while I was looking at a picture of the surf at Paia, a map of Haleakala, and a picture of the summit, the DMP was exclaiming, “I can do this! … I can do this! … I can do this!”

Past Self: thank you.

I improve my average everyday. Today’s peak effort is August’s warm up. I can get there from here.

Numbers from the stationary trike: 331 calories, 9.16 distance, 30:00 minutes. 2017-01-07.
Provo while I was on the trike: 24F, partly cloudy (snow on the way).
Paia while I was on the trike: 75F, partly cloudy.

Terrific story about insight and give more get more: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-sell-combs-monks-joshua-chua

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Week 14

I watched October Sky.

Homer Hickam’s purpose in life was set when he saw Sputnik.
He recruited the local geek and two lunch buddies into his posse.
The science teacher supplied a vital piece: a national science fair with scholarships for the winners.

Purpose: Help the country get to space.
Plan: Build a rocket, win the national science fair, go to college on a scholarship, and work for Wernher von Braun.
Posse: Two lunch buddies and a geek.
Posture [Positive Mental Attitude]: We can choose to attach any feeling to any thought.

Purpose + Plan + Posse + Posture = Persistence.


Numbers from the stationary trike: 205 calories, 5.68 distance, 20:00 minutes. 2016-12-30.
Temperature in Paia while I was on the trike: 70F.


What we think about grows; what we forget atrophies. From the atrophy department…

Audacious claim of the week:

When you understand that teachers must be learners and learners must teach others, when you understand how learner/teachers frame knowledge and create experience, you can tap important sources of energy and power in yourself and in others.

Learning & Teaching for Exponential Growth
A Three Person Problem.
Susan Peterson Gong.
p 6.


Numbers from the stationary trike: 226 calories, 6.25 distance, 22:00 minutes. 2016-12-31.
Paia while I was on the trike: 70F, rain. Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!
Provo while I was on the trike: 19F, mostly cloudy. Happy New Year!


1. Establish yourself in the reality of now through meditation. Meditation brings the mind closer and closer to the experience of its source, which is timeless.
2. Place a value on becoming detached. Your true self is a witness that doesn’t get stuck in drama or distracted by the stickiness of strong momentary experiences.
3. Don’t fall for the voice in your head. No matter what it says to influence you, repeat these words: “That’s the past. I am not that person anymore.”
4. Don’t buy into second-hand opinions.
5. Don’t accept other people’s stories about you. whether the story is good or bad–usually it’s mixed–the overall effect is to put you in a box, which is more for their comfort than anything else.


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Week 13

Bits and pieces of Week 13…

Preface. It explains the law by which the thing pictured upon our mind eventually becomes our own.

[Audacious claim of the week.]

22. In the first place, we must put our knowledge into practice. Nothing can be accomplished in any other way. The athlete may read books and lessons on physical training all his life, but unless he begins to give out strength by actual work he will never receive any strength;

[I identify with this. I have been reading about Smalltalk, the computer language, for 15+ years. Lots of reading, precious little coding. Someday. I am not yet a competent Smalltalk programer.]

he will eventually get exactly what he gives; but he will have to give it first. It is exactly the same with us; we will get exactly what we give, but we shall have to give it first. It will then return to us many fold, and the giving is simply a mental process, because thoughts are causes and conditions are effects; therefore in giving thoughts of courage, inspiration, health or help of any kind we are setting causes in motion which will bring about their effect.

[I love you; I bless you. I am working on that habit. (see Week 10)]

23. Thought is a spiritual activity

[!!! I am reminded of the Bible story about Goliath. His last words were “Such things have never before entered into my head.”]

[Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). So faith is a substance, a thing. It has two parts: hope (a feeling) and things not seen (imagination, or thought). So, a thought linked to a feeling. Bingo! Thought is a spiritual activity because thought is faith.]

and is therefore creative, but make no mistake, thought will create nothing unless it is consciously, systematically, and constructively directed;

[“Thought consciously, systematically, and constructively directed” seems to be Haanel’s code; the stuff by which the subconscious is programmed; compiled (aggregated), linked (what fires together wires together), executed (triggered), and manifested (displayed, or made real). I have a new language to program in: Self, the subconscious language.]

and herein is the difference between idle thinking, which is simply a dissipation of effort, and constructive thinking, which means practically unlimited achievement.


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