Personal Growth Reflection

Evaluating your fears

Bookmarked Fear-Setting: The Most Valuable Exercise I Do Every Month by Tim Ferriss (

I do an exercise called “fear-setting” at least once a quarter, often once a month. It is the most powerful exercise I do.  
Fear-setting has produced my biggest business and personal successes, as well as repeatedly helped me to avoid catastrophic mistakes.

I’m a little iffy on Tim Ferriss but this sounds like a helpful exercise.


Pretty French mountain pass for indoor biking

Bookmarked Col de Larche – The Forbidden Climb (France) – Indoor Cycling Training (YouTube)

Col de Larche is a beautiful and very popular mountain pass, which is normally only climbed from the Italian side (Colle della Maddalena). The climb from Fra…


Preparation or surprise?


In watching this I realized how helpful these kind of videos could be for prepping for an unknown ride — this bike lane had a *lot* of sand on it and I might not want to ride my road bike on it. But it would ruin the surprise of a new ride if you knew what was coming 🤷‍♀️

The male Anna’s hummingbird in our yard was going to town on the red flowering currant outside my living room window, so I was a little distracted from the video 😉 I had forgotten that last year I pushed my bike up to the window for springtime so I could watch the birds and insects and stuff, may be near time to shove the couch out of the way. Maybe after getting my handlebar tape rewrapped…

Outdoors Places

Indoor biking with cows in the fog


Ride through a pack of cute goats at 50 minutes 😍

Read a Guardian “100 tips to make your life better” and most were meh but I liked “exercise on Mondays, nothing happens then” — excellent point. Will try to follow that advice 😉


Exercise > Memory

Bookmarked How To Remember What Really Matters by Mike Sowden (Everything Is Amazing)

Life Lessons From A Chess Grandmaster

Exercise helps you learn and remember things better.

We learn with our entire central nervous system, for which the brain works as a kind of data processing centre.

Apparently curiosity does the trick too.

“Based on everything we know about the brain, two of the things that are really good for it are physical activity and novelty. A thing that’s very bad for it is chronic and perpetual stress.”
Late-Stage Pandemic Is Messing With Your Brain – Ellen Cushing, The Atlantic