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What I Learned Doing a 21 Day SPAR Challenge

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What can you learn about yourself in 21 days? More than you think, as a fun and attainable challenge a group of us participated in on a new app called “SPAR.”

SPAR is an accountability app that allows you to create group challenges. The challenge is whatever you want it to be, and people must check in every day or week, depending how you structure it. If you miss a check-in, you pay a financial penalty, which goes into a pot. At the end of the challenge, the pot is split among people who checked in every day.

Our challenge was for 21 days. Each day you must participate in physical activity and read 30 minutes.

What I learned / was reminded of.

Yes, you have the time.

I travel often for work, and would miss a lot of sessions due to time zone changes. Or so I thought. Due to the SPAR challenge, I couldn’t make any excuses.

During one trip, I got my reading done easily on the airplane, as I don’t use WiFi on flights. (Ryan Holiday, “Here’s a Quick Productivity Secret: Don’t Buy Wifi on Flights.”)

I got my steps in during a layover for 30 minutes, and then made sure I got more steps in once I landed.

Yes, you will find the time.

There was one day where I literally didn’t have the time. Or so I thought. I found the time.

You need arbitrary challenges to level up.

All goals are arbitrary. There’s nothing magical about running a 5K or making x-dollars or making it up to the top of a hill.

Success is the culmination of meeting arbitrary challenges.

Results are cumulative.

I burned an additional 5,000 calories during this challenge. That’s over a pound of fat, which would have be gained if I did nothing, or would have been lost if I cut kcals, or would have allowed me to have more gourmet food.

5,000 calories is a massive amount in 21 days.

I love reading and don’t read enough.

When I’m on a 5 hour flight without wifi, I read a full book. “Wow. Books are amazing! Why do I ever bother going online.”

Then the minute I hit the runway, it’s back online.

I’m 100% addicted to the Internet, and am going to have to find a healthy solution to this addition given my line of work requires me to be online for many hours a day.

Gorilla Mind Rush and Smooth were a big boost.

For more focus and energy, Gorilla Mind Rush and Smooth came in handy.

What others learned about themselves from the Spar Challenge.

  • “This was my 1st challenge on SPAR and an incredible one. Sticking to it and being disciplined about it has brought me amazing rewards. I’m back on a reading habit I had lost for years!” – L.
  • “With only a day to go I got my first miss… total lack of prioritizing the challenge in the AM when I had free time and being too exhausted by day’s end to complete it. Strike that – I wasn’t too exhausted (that’s an excuse), I just didn’t do it.” – A
  • “Thank you, Mike. This challenge got me reading and working out way more than I usually do (and I’m consistent on both things). Steamed through five different books – amazing what just 30 mins uninterrupted and consistent reading can do.” – B
  • “This has really made a difference. I’m going to miss it gang!” – C

You can download the SPAR app here.

 

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Will Mushrooms Save Humanity?

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Are “magic mushrooms” for filthy hippies who have checked out of life, or is there more to the story? Fantastic Fungi suggests the answer is yes in a wide-ranging documentary on psilocybin.

Loaded with mainstream, normie voices like Michael Pollan (as opposed to say Eckhart Tolle), Fantastic Fungi succeeds as a documentary for skeptics.

All plant medicine faces intense discrimination and bias, with claims ranging that medicine like psilocybin and ayahuasca are “demonic” or will “send you on a bad trip,” despite a lack of scientific evidence that supervised, responsible use of plant medicine has few downsides and updates that include

  • advanced creativity
  • freedom from alcoholism and opioid addiction
  • higher ability to empathize with others and love more

Microdosing psilocybin has been used by names you’d recognize yet never expect, and indeed many people are shocked to learn that I have a decade-long experience with 5-MeO-DMT, ayahuasca, and psilocybin.

The stereotype of course is that people use plant medicine to check out of reality, when in fact the proper use of psilocybin enhances your ability to experience reality.

People wrongly believe that using plant medicine puts your physical body on a spiritual journey, inverting the truth, which is that your spiritual body in on a journey in your physical one.

We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Fantastic Fungi will be enjoyable watch whether you are experienced in these matters or remain a skeptic. To those who are skeptical, grab a cup of coffee or beer (totally not drugs unlike the stuff other people use) and learn about the magic underneath your feet and within your heart.

You can watch Fantastic Fungi here on iTunes.

 

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Bill Clinton on Jeffrey Epstein Island, Victim Claims

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Former President Bill Clinton was seen with two women on Jeffrey Epstein’s “pedophile island,” according to Virgina Roberts.

In newly unsealed documents, Virgina Roberts directly implicated Clinton in an April, 2011 interview. (You can read her full interview here at this link.)

The relevant except says:

When you say you you asked him why is Bill Clinton here, where was here?

Roberts: On the island.

JS: When you were present with Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Clinton on the island, who else was there?

Roberts: Ghislaine, Emmy, and there was two young girls that I could identify. I never really knew them well anyways. It was just 2 girls from New York.

JS: And were all of you staying at Jeffrey’s house on the island including Bill Clinton?

Roberts: That’s correct.

He had about 4 or 5 different villas on his island separate from the main house, and we all stayed in the villas.

JS: Were sexual orgies a regular occurrences at the island of Jeffrey’s house? Roberts: Yes.

 

 

Bill Clinton is directly implicated by an eyewitness in the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking ring.

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Jim Jordan Sells Out Conservatives to Big Tech (Read the Confidential Memo in Full)

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Labelled “Confidential,” the Jim Jordan Memo is something you’re not supposed to see.

Cernovich Media has obtained this Memo and is posted it in full.

Read the Jim Jordan Antitrust Memo here:

Highlights of Jim Jordan’s Antitrust Memo

  • The Memo gives Republican talking points needed to defend Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook.
  • The Jim Jordan Memo is clear. Zero antitrust action against Apple, Google, or Amazon will be supported by the GOP, and the memo is loaded with talking points defending Big Tech’s monopoly power.
  • “Even if this hearing suggests that Google, Amazon, Apple, or Facebook have acted unlawfully, that would not necessarily mean underlying antitrust law needs an overhaul.”

Watch my Video Report of the Jim Jordan Antitrust Memo here:

 

 

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