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631. I ate pasta and 2 bags of sweetened banana chips and drove my blood sugar numbers through the roof.  After 8 hours of sleep, it’s 409, the highest I remember in a long time.  I have some leftover rice that the racoons will enjoy.  I’m stressed and angry with myself.  I am killing myself trying to make starches work for me.  They do not - so far.  Time to fast until the numbers are normal.

632. My nephew gave me crap yesterday for being hard on my mother.  He was right.  I don’t need to be in the same room.  She is lazy and demanding and will not do what she is capable of doing to help herself.  I will spend no more time in her presence than necessary.  I am a prisoner, not a caregiver.  I hope when I am that age, if I get to that age, that I take an honorable way out and not burden others, or the state.

633. When I rise early in the morning, I will do my morning pages online.  I will also do some on paper as I ride the rails.  I should go downtown and test out the new red line on JTA which goes to the beach.

644. I don’t know why I find it so hard to do what I should do to live a good life.  Go to bed early.  Sleep 6 to 8 hours.  Wake up and write 3,000+ words.  Brush and floss.  Walk.  Go to the gym.  Ride the buses to different places.  Be nice to clerks.  Be in the house for falls and to let the EMTs in.

645. This has to give.  I must raise the money to move her to a facility or to get more help.  I am still a prisoner, and it will look selfish and self-centered when I leave.  But leave I must.

646. If you desire, you can start your Walkabout Solopreneur side hustle with no money at all.  Paid hosting and other tools are nice but not necessary.  But you can do it totally free.  I went down to the Jacksonville Main Public Library last week and renewed a library card.  I haven’t been there in decades.  What a nice place full of computers you can use for 45 minute segments.  There was no waiting, and hundreds of computers.  I will test writing by hand and posting to one of my blogs or free sites remotely.  If I am to advocate free affiliate marketing, this is the place to test it.

647. I need to spend time updating and improving my profiles and about pages.  Profiles can be business, personal, or for dating sites.  

648. Put the 5 o’clock somewhere song back on the first page of iPT.

649. A side hustle for IBMs* and WS takes on an added dimension of being done anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.  You don’t need offices or licenses or customers in the same location.

650. As soon as I have some money, I need to hire my daughter and have the corp pay most of her expenses.  And mine.

651. A good book to write will include the easy ways to use a corporation or LLC to take care of your expenses.  Vitally important for IBMs*.  

652. I need to check at the library how easy or difficult it is to log into my Google Drive.  Should be simple.

653. https://johnnreviews.com/tips-to-create-video-content-strategy/?fbclid=IwAR2-2W74bnFZoIbXFtF2uESUk4r8NdCIJoGZwwD6OlQe3N3GdsKPR2Lm5X0

654. Since giving up sugar and processed wheat, my energy levels are through the roof.  Also, my bph is not a pain in the ass anymore.  Pun intended.  I hate salads.  I try to eat them, but it’s a struggle.  So I just won’t.  I can handle roasted vegetables.

655. What we have going is a slow motion coup d'etat which could destroy the country.  I don’t believe the military will allow it to happen, which brings up the possibility of a military counter coup.  Do Democrats not understand that the flyover states which elected Trump are full of gun owners celebrating a change in national politics?


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Notes and Takeaways:

  1. With our typical lifestyles, our brains don’t get what is required to keep high levels of serotonin and dopamine and drive down levels of cortisol.
  2. Shouldn’t we try to care for our brains with a natural approach using nutrition, exercise, sleep, meditation, and lifestyle before we resort to drugs?
  3. Besides proper nutrition and exercise, your brain needs purpose or spiritual practice or a higher purpose.
  4. 2 principles:
  1. give your brain what it needs
  2. remove the obstacles that block your brain from optimal function
  1. Banish Brain Fog in 21 Days
  1. 7 days for mood revolution
  1. right foods
  2. behavioral strategies
  1. 7 days for energy
  1. sleep
  2. circadian rhythms
  3. exercise
  4. neurogenesis
  1. 7 days for spiritual revolution
  1. recommit to your life’s theme
  2. connect to a higher purpose
  3. rediscover joy in life
  1. I’m in such bad shape now, that anything I do toward this plan will improve my current situation.  Waking up is an improvement.  My blood sugar is a donut away from a sugar coma.  Fitness is weak.  And I am not in any special relationship, and certainly not with the perfect woman for me.
  2. What I can’t understand is why I am sabotaging my health and well-being.  Much of it involves not having a set of ingrained personal habits or rituals.  My situation is especially difficult because I am attempting to return to the life of perpetual traveler (PT).  I hope to be in a new city each, in different time zones and continents, trying new foods, and walking as much as possible.
  3. I used to think obese people should be able to stop shoving food in their mouths.  I used to think heavy drug users just wanted to show off risk taking.  Then I got type ii diabetes.  I try to control it with diet and exercise - which is possible.  The trouble is, you have everything from doctors who claim a vegan diet is the only way to control blood sugar, to paleo types who say eat more meat and fish.
  4. Conclusion:  I have to be a one-man petri dish.  As I get into the details of his plan below, I will only include foods that help with diabetes, brain health, and in my case, prostate health, but which advance my PT theme.  That means more restaurants for lunch, no big packages, single servings of fruit, nuts, and vegetables, and protein shakes but not making my own.
  5. The Brain Fog Fix looks to me like it will work for diabetes, inflammation, and many other conditions.  I am not a doctor.  I am a test subject who is self-treating. I’m sure Dr. Mike Dow has a disclaimer in book.  Grow up.  Do your due diligence.  Consult with your physician or healers and do what’s right for you.  

  1. Week 1:
  1. cut out blood spiking foods
  1. sugar
  1. all types of sugar - brown, white, etc.
  2. HFCS
  3. all other syrups - maple, malt
  4. agave
  5. honey
  6. fruit juice “oses” like dextrose, fructose, glucose, sucrose, more
  7. dextrin or maltodextrin
  1. artificial sweeteners
  1. sucralose
  2. aspartame
  3. saccharin
  4. acesulfame potassium
  1. flour
  1. all types of flour
  2. bread
  3. pasta
  4. tortillas
  5. chips
  6. potatoes
  7. white rice
  1. The good recommends using some substitutes like oatmeal or brown rice.  I have to go further.  I’m cutting out all grains until the diabetes is under control.  
  2. Also, going without rice or noodles cuts out a lot meals in most of the world.  I hope to be in control so I can have some grains but only as a special treat or to not to offend a foreign host.
  1. processed snacks
  2. omega 6s
  1. fried foods
  2. non-organic eggs
  3. all oils except extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, flaxseed oil
  1. I’m not sure why the doc does not include extra virgin cold-pressed coconut oil.  
  2. A tablespoon a day gives some nice fats that won't spike blood sugar, at least not for me.
  1. caffeine
  1. max of 2 small cups of coffee per day
  2. about 200 mg
  1. alcohol
  1. 1 serving a day
  2. no smoking
  3. no recreational drugs.
  1. omega-3 superfoods
  1. one serving per day, preferably fish
  1. albacore tuna
  2. black cod
  3. longfin squid
  4. mussels
  5. oysters
  6. pacific sardines
  7. rainbow trout
  8. dungeness crab
  9. salmon
  10. shrimp
  11. prawns
  1. other sources:
  1. walnuts
  2. flaxseeds
  3. chia seeds
  1. fruits and vegetables
  1. 7 servings of vegetables and whole fruit per day
  2. favor vegetables


My AAI System is still in the early stages, but I’m reminded of crusty old Paul Harvey.  He took snippets of news and made his conservative comments.  Even if you didn’t like his politics, it was hard not to listen to that deep, authoritative voice and not believe it.

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But his style is what I believe is right for individual marketers today.  Pick topics that interest you.  Create audio and video (he was huge on radio).  Create a name for yourself and a following by posting unique content using your own voice.

Paul Harvey was the most listened to man in the history of radio. … There is no one who will ever come close to him.

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Quotes:

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If I could be so energetic to channel Paul Harvey’s system, I will succeed at AAI.


The Introvert Perpetual Traveler

Each year, I begin on my birthday (Sept. 14) with a new plan for improving my life.  In the past, I have tried to plan for the year, which of course works as well as most New Year’s Resolutions, which means not at all.  And as it turns out, I am trying on New Year’s Day again.

This, of course, ties in with the idea of reinventing yourself.  It’s a concept that goes back to the Greco-Roman Stoics, and maybe even earlier.  In 2015, you can read James Altucher for ways to improve your life 1% each day and basically reinvent yourself every 6 months.  I look to other mentors dead or alive including Harry Browne.

The question is, “Are you truly happy where your life is right now?”

Unfortunately, reinvention is kind of a moot point when you don’t feel like you even invented yourself once.  You may have been sculpted by others.  You may have gone with the flow.  But this will be a conscious invention for the things I want at this time of my life.

Even in business, most annual plans get pushed off until the last 2 months of your fiscal year.  When I worked for the government (State Department), near the end of the fiscal year we had to waste any remaining funds or risk Congress cutting our budget in the future.

No more annual plans.

Annual plans fail for any number of reasons, but mostly because circumstances one year out cannot be calculated to any degree of certainty in your life.  Jobs are lost.  Divorces or breakups happen.  You develop an illness that changes everything as you focus on staying alive.

So this year, new life - new strategy.

When you look back over the prior year and see how much time you have wasted - or allowed others to convince you to give up for their interests - you will likely see that 3 to 4 months of focused effort (like the last 2 months of your annual plan) could replace your entire work year.

I’ve come across books like The 12 Week Year which is a good place for goal setters.  His plan calls for a 12 week year followed by a 1 week evaluation.  Now, 4 weeks paid vacation each year is better than most U.S. wage slaves receive.  But I have adjusted to more fit what I think I can do.

I just decided at the end of 91 days or so, I would prefer 30 days off to travel the world.  So instead of cramming 4 - 12 week years into one calendar year, I use 3 - 13 week blitz attacks with 90+ days off per year.

For the first 91-30 plan, I will stay in the U.S., get my habits and health to a prime level, build a recurring income, and take care of any relationships and obligations that might interfere with my first “year”.

On a stat sheet, I also record ideas for inclusion in this first “year” or in future ones.  The three areas I choose to improve are health, wealth, and relationships.  Some prefer mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual (Lakota).  Others may add vocational or financial or social, but I like to stick the big three.

It’s your life.  Choose what you want.

For the first time in my life, I am planning 100% of my future in 91 day nuggets.  It’s all on me.  I am 100% accountable for my choices and actions.

Caveat:  You Control Actions, Not Results

Focusing on results can easily scuttle your life theme.

For example, I will write at least 2,000 words a day on various topics.  These words will result in posts, articles, reports, ebooks and maybe even a mainstream book or two.  182,000 words in 91 days should lead to a decent web presence and get several streams of income flowing like lava.

But it might not.

Maybe no one cares about the niches I choose to blog about.  Maybe I can’t build a list of customers to market to.  Maybe my prose stinks and doesn’t add value to readers’ lives.

Who knows?

But if I stick to my action and write 2,000+ words per day, I have a chance.  Without it, life tends to steal your time and energy, and you drift with the tide.

While I have a plan for my first 91-30, each individual action I take has to contribute to my to the ultimate personal theme of returning to the life of perpetual traveler.  It’s been 40 years since I was able to wake up each morning with a clean slate and decide where to travel to next.

The PT lifestyle is my thing.  It may not be yours.  I have all of my possessions down to a large backpack.  Over 90 days, it will have to be down to a 30L day pack that can be carried on to any airline in the world.  No more luggage tags.

While that sounds extreme, my hero is Gandi.  He died with around 10 possessions.

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Now that’s traveling light.

I start with 3 items each week, and add one new action each week to have 13 in each category of health, wealth, and relationships.  Of course, I start with the most important items that should be done all 13 weeks.

Simple.

Here is my 1st week:

Week 1:

Health:

  1. eat real food - all raw

Wealth:

  1. write 2,000+ words per day

Relationships:

  1. forge new relationship with Cleo

Eating real food is critical to controlling diabetes which I developed about 12 years ago.  Cut out the crap, and diabetes takes care of itself.

Having an online income is perfect for introverts.  And it is critical for perpetual travelers who need to work anywhere in the world.

Cleo is my 22 year old daughter still in college.  A joy.  But I want to be able to help her more emotionally and financially than I have been able to in the past.

Each of these actions will prepare me for a new round of perpetual travel.  And this is just the base.  To travel at will, you need steady income not dependent on a job or physical location.  The last thing you want is bad health or illness in a strange land.  And you need a few close relationships with friends and family to keep you grounded emotionally.

In developing my life theme, I had to look at what I truly love to do.  

Travel is at the top of the list.  Many people make some extra money and choose to upgrade their houses or cars, maybe even buy a boat.  Bless them.  The economy needs them.  When I have money, I buy a plane ticket.

For the first time, I am digging into what makes me happy.  Strange lands.  Strange pussy.  Exotic food.

No need to apologize for your wants and needs.


  1. Life Tips:
  1. Learn one new thing a day – This could be one word from a new language, a scientific fact, a life hack or anything else that you’re interested in. Over time, learning one new thing a day will shape you into awesomeness.
  2. Remember people’s names
  3. Focus only on the present- Stop regretting the past.
  4. Listen to your body – When you’re exhausted, don’t fight it. Take a nap or sleep. When you feel stressed out, take a break. When you feel sick from eating that 10th donut, well, maybe you shouldn’t have done that. Learn to listen to the signals in your body and respond in the right way.
  5. Learn to let go – Mistakes happen. Don’t drill on it. Life isn’t perfect. Think of any issues you run into as “speed bumps” – they make the ride a little uncomfortable but you’ll get through it.
  6. Read before sleeping – Don’t let the blue light from your computer or phone keep you up at night.
  7. You are the 5 people you surround yourself with
  8. Learn to say no – You can’t do everything for everyone.
  9. Explore the world – Travel the world. It’s a great way to get a fresh perspective on life. Howard Schultz traveled to Europe and feel in love with the coffee shops there. Guess what happened next? He started Starbucks. #GetInspired
  10. Build your own values – Model yourself after people that you admire.
  11. Embrace change – You need to get comfortable with this simple idea: The only thing constant is change. Instead of fearing it, embrace it.
  12. Clean along the way
  13. Silence can be beautiful
  14. When in doubt, simple respond with “Let me think about that.”
  15. Do your most important task first thing in the morning – Your energy will be higher at this moment. It’s why I workout first thing in the morning most days.
  16. Use the “We’ll see” method – Even when it seems like something terrible has happened at the moment, there’s the possibility that it might lead to something good in the future.
  17. Meditate
  18. Realize that most people don’t care about you – Sorry, people’s lives don’t revolve around your universe.
  19. There are a few people in the world that really deeply care about you – Keep those people close to you in life.
  20. Roll your clothes – When you travel, try rolling your clothes to maximize packing space. I did this and can fit 2.5 weeks of clothes into a carry on now.
  21. Only you are responsible for your own life – So own it. Take control. You have to figure out what makes you happy. What gets you inspired. What drives you.
  22. Say something awesome to yourself everyday – Positive reinforcement
  23. Take a deep breath – Didn’t that feel awesome? Yeah, try doing that more. You should feel bettter
  24. Happiness is a state of mind, not a destination
  25. Remember to have the time of your life – Remember that at the end of the day, no one lives forever.
  26. Promise only on what you can deliver – Reliability goes a long way. A ton of people over promise and under deliver. Don’t be that person.
  27. Be fearless – Fear is just a feeling. Learn to take it head on. Have a bias towards action and be fearless.
  28. Be insanely curious – Being curious will help you keep an open mind. By doing so, you’ll learn new ideas and help bring passion and excitement in your life.
  29. Think about how you can help others
  30. Time is your most valuable asset
  31. Someone else’s recipe may not work for you – Just because it worked for someone else means it’ll work for you. Learn from others but also realize that everyone’s situation is unique.
  32. Have an idea jar – Whether it’s for love, friendships or family, an idea jar is a great way to ensure you have activities to do together.
  33. Act exactly how you feel – Why the poker face? It’s unnecessary. If you’re upset, act and feel upset. If you’re happy, smile. Better to be 100% authentic than to live a lie.
  34. Smile at people – It makes you happier.
  35. Simple is good – Stuff has administrative debt.
  36. Don’t get attached to stuff – Once you take care of your basic necessities, like your health, shelter, clothing and food, chances are that stuff won’t make you happy. Don’t get too attached to it. When we leave this world we can’t bring our stuff with us anyway.
  37. Choose experiences over stuff
  38. Don’t compare yourself to others – Just focus on being the best possible version of yourself.
  39. Making something for someone to show that you care – It’s easy to buy something for someone. Making something with love, passion and care is much harder.
  40. Love yourself first – Before you fall in love with anyone else, make sure you’re in a good place. Learn to love yourself, including all of your awesomeness and your flaws. The more comfortable you are with yourself, the better you can love someone else.
  41. Your word choice matters – Your words have a lot of power.
  42. Learn to let go – Sometimes you can’t fix things. Let it go.
  43. Marry your best friend -You want someone who’s going to be there with you through the best and worst of times. Someone you can talk to all night or have a completely comfortable silence with. Someone who loves you for who you are.
  44. Everyone has a story – Maybe someone was mean to you today. That sucks. But what if you found out it’s because they just learned about a tragedy in their family? It changes everything, doesn’t it? Just remember, everyone has their own story to tell.
  45. Love – When all is said and done, all that you’ll really remember are the amazing people you’ve connected with and helped along the way. Love your friends. Love your family. Love your spouse. Love is all that matters. Love more.