Progress is not a straight line.

3 Things I'm Working On This Week

  1. Get a job: I’ve made a couple of mistakes before when choosing a place to work. I don’t want to make that mistake again, so I’m committing to vetting the companies I interview with.

  2. Read a book a week: I’m reading the book Team Dog: How to Train Your Dog — The Navy SEAL Way. My dog Ember needs some discipline in her life :)

  3. Become a superhuman: After reading Deep Nutrition by Dr. Cate Shanahan, this book about the harmful effects of the American diet, I’ve decided to make a change in diet and slowly phase out vegetable oils and sugars by 2019.

6 Things I’ve Learned Last Week

  1. Most grocery foods are nearly identical to pet foods -- covered in vegetable oil and cooked to extremely high temperatures.

  2. Maybe we don’t need more healthcare -- maybe we just need more health (through diet).

  3. The Four Pillars to a healthy diet are 1) meat on the bone, 2) organs and bone broth, 3) fermented foods, and 4) as fresh as possible.

  4. How important it is to ask thoughtful questions during a job interview -- not only for the direct answers, but also for signaling that you give thought about who you work with.

  5. My super productive friend is highly protective about his work time: it is strictly 10 AM - 6 PM and he will be ruthless in not doing work outside of those hours.

  6. Routine is extremely important when out of work or self-employed. You must set a schedule or else you risk doing nothing all day.

5 Experiences That Have Delighted Me

  1. On September 22nd, 2018, it was the three-year anniversary of

  2. Spent $60 on a cooking apron. It’s become my favorite thing to wear in the apartment.

  3. My girlfriend Erica and I have reached our half-year anniversary!

  4. Increased my productivity with the Forest Pomodoro Timer app.

  5. Celebrated Dia de los Muertos in Los Angeles’ Olvera Street (I was very tempted to purchase a luchador mask).

Until next week!