In our latest podcast episode, Alba and I talk about how being a team in our relationship makes everything better. WE recently finished a road trip from Florida to New York. We stopped along the way in Charleston South Carolina. While there we went on a ghost tour. It’s an interesting city full of amazing history, that I will be looking into. We arrived to our island in the St. Lawrence River. Dealing with the challenges of opening up the property reminded us how lucky we are to have each other to depend on. Not only during challenging times, but in all areas of our life.
Growing up near Rochester New York, I started working out with weights to get bigger. I was so skinny I became obsessed with gaining size and muscle. I started reading all the body building and power lifting magazines I could get my hands on. When I moved to California, the first body builder I met was Rochester’s own, Peter Grymkowski. He gave me my membership to Golds Gym in Venice Ca. This week on the podcast I talk about body building and how it has instilled in me discipline and a consciousness of health and fitness.
https://youtu.be/U5Lg87Q_coUWe will never elevate our lives beyond our self-image. We are already great. We are already enough. We don’t need to change our real self. Changing our self-image will unleash our goal seeking potential. We can activate our automatic success system that is built in all of us. Dr. Maxwell Maltz, a renowned plastic surgeon, turned his focus to the psychology of achievement. He discovered that we can activate an auto pilot wiring us to achieve a great life. He wrote a book published in 1960: “Psycho-Cybernetics.” Cybernetics describes a mechanical auto pilot, self correcting system. Dr. Maltz married this with our own internal goal seeking system.
In my latest podcast, I talk about the Fifth Habit from the best selling book by Steven Covey, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
Christmas In New York
We had a fabulous time on our first Christmas trip to New York in three years. With everything we have seen on the news about crime in the city, we were concerned about returning this year. All was great, and the city looked very safe. We didn’t see any homeless or transients on the street. We didn’t see anyone soliciting on the trains or subway stations. We saw many families and women traveling alone on the subway trains. We saw three Broadway shows. Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man with Hugh Jackman, and Into the Woods. The weather was perfect, cold enough to feel like Christmas but warm enough to walk to restaurants and shows. Friends from Brooklyn took the train into the city and met us for dinner and a walk to Rockefeller Center to see the tree.