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Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.— Albert Einstein
Live Life Love | Volume Three
We are already halfway into 2008, I hope that as we move past the middle of this year you find that you are reaching the respective goals that you’ve set out for yourself.
It has been an interesting three months for me since the last newsletter. Work has been very intense but also very rewarding. I’ve had limited time for outside endeavors and as a result I’ve had to pick my battles this quarter.
However, I’m excited that the distribution list for this newsletter continues to grow; even more endearing to me is that a few of you have even noticed that I am a week late. This project is a true pleasure for me and I continue to extend my appreciation to you for letting me share it.
As far as this quarter’s interviews, it doesn’t get much better than this. On the business side I was able to interview David Allen who is an international author, lecturer and, founder and Chairman of the David Allen Company. In the last twenty years he has developed and implemented productivity improvement programs for over a million professionals in hundreds of organizations worldwide. He is basically the godfather of the Getting Things DONE movement. My five questions with David about productivity can be found here.
My wellness interview for the quarter is equally as exciting. I got the chance to throw five questions at Sean Waxman. Sean is a former National level Olympic Weightlifter and highly regarded coach. He has spent nearly a decade of his life immersed as an athlete in the world of Olympic Weightlifting under the direction and guidance of USAW Hall of Fame Coach Bob Takano. He was one of the top Olympic Weightlifters in the country from 1995-2001, earning himself a spot on the National Team, a National medal and five California state championships. My five questions with Sean about weight lifting can be found here.
The exciting life experience for me this quarter was running my fastest marathon to date in Atlanta, GA on April 13. I finally was able to break the 4:30:00 barrier. I still have a long road to get to Boston, but it was a nice milestone to hit none-the-less.
Regarding contribution I made a donation to the Joe Bieschke Memorial Fund. I also donated my time at the Manhattan Beach Earth Day Event on April 19 — and on the subject of being green I have to call out GreenDimes.com — if you want to stop getting junk mail, and as a result help out the environment, then you have to check out this site.
So it is the start of the fourth quarter of this project and I am already a little behind schedule, but that’s all right — it just means I need to make an extra push over the next three months. The good news is we are all getting happier. I hope to hear how all of your respective projects are coming along and help where I can.
Lastly, have a great and productive summer, you deserve it!