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Remove Before Flight
I'm going to Space. But I have a lot of work to get there. I need to lose 100 pounds, learn Russian, buy a ticket, document my journey, & come home to help other achieve their goals of going to Space.
Oct 14, 2019
Self-Sabotage & My Plan to Overcoming It
* Sometimes you are your biggest obstacle * Endless justifications * Giving yourself permission to stay the same * My self wants to stay the same because it's comfortable * Our modern lives condition us, more than ever, to seek & expect comfort * I've been the same weight for around 12 years * Excluding my internship at Google where I gained 30+ pounds, lost it, & plateaued again * I promise to tell that story in a future episode * When I zoom out & think about those 12 years, I'm comfortable weighing 280 pounds * Which sounds ridiculous to say out loud & publish on the web * When I zoom in on the day to day I am uncomfortable being overweight * When I was a kid I was worried I wouldn't be tall enough to ride a rollercoaster * As an adult I'm worried that I'm too overweight to ride a rollercoaster * So I have to ask my self, "why are you so comfortable being uncomfortable?" & "why are you protecting that short-term comfort from the long-term comfort?" * It's nonsensical & this week my self-sabotage came to life in the form of not training jiu jitsu * So I sat down to meditate, looking deeply into why I made these decisions & to see what I could learn about my self to overcome this form of sabotage in the future * I have plenty of justifications for why I didn't go to class, like I told you I would * We shipped a product update early Tuesday morning * I felt weak after being sick the week before, losing some momentum * We had a lot of meetings that required me to switch up my schedule & go to class at different times * So I listened to my inner saboteur, didn't uphold the commitment I made in last week's episode, & I didn't go * I also temporarily forgot why I'm doing all of this * It's not to loose 💯 pounds, that's a small part of my bigger reason * It's because I've committed to accomplishing the goal of going to Space * If Elon Musk had texted me & said, "we have a ticket for you next week" I would not be able to go * I'm getting ready now so I can go in the near future & I forgot that * Instead... Support this podcast
Oct 7, 2019
SpaceX Starship & Super Heavy
Health & Fitness * I’ve been sick this week & haven’t trained any Jiu Jitsu * Hygiene is critically important in BJJ * To protect my training partners I sat this week out * I’m planning a future episode just on Hygiene Space News * We had a big week * I saw Ad Astra with my lady & it was pretty good! Maybe that’s its own episode I’ll wait * SpaceX & Elon Musk’s held the 4th annual update on their mission to colonize the planet Mars at an event at the company's facility in Bolsa Chica, Texas * Mostly the launch vehicle, spacecraft, & all of the technology needed to get us there * What was originally called the Mars Colonial Transporter (MCT) * Then called the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) * & what is now called Starship & Super Heavy * The MCT & BFR were conceptual designs that never left paper & pixels but were critical steps in SpaceX’s iterative design process, that is uncommon in aerospace * Whereas Starship & Superheavy development is in contrast well underway * We’re going to start from the bottom of this vehicle & work our way upward * Starting with a completely new rocket engine that SpaceX calls it’s Raptor Engine * The Raptor is an absolute beast & has already raised the bar in a few... Support this podcast
Sep 30, 2019
Kennedy Space Center & My First Stripe
Space * Met communications team at NASA Ames Research Center at NAB in Las Vegas * The team is led by Michele Johnson, director of communications * She introduced me to Kayvon Sharghi because he was organizing a tour of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in conjunction with Podcast Movement * Fast fwd to PM & we got to tour KSC!!! * Saturn V hanger * Vehicle Assembly Building * Launch Pad 39 B, tour by the director of the pad * The Rocket Garden, early Saturn launch vehicles * Space Shuttle Atlantis * The growing food in space / botany program * Growing food on the Moon & Mars * Got to meet the creators of all the NASA podcasts including Gravity Assist, NASA Explorers Apollo, NASA JPL On a Mission, & Rocket Ranch * Harry Duran held a panel discussion with the creatives & engineers behind these Podcasts at Podcast Movement the following day * I also read Dr. Space a biography on Wernher Von Braun by Bob Ward during this trip, which I highly recommend * Thank You Kayvon & the team at NASA for organizing an amazing tour * it was a near religious experience for me, thank you * photos from the tour BJJ * I've been training for nearly 7 months now * I got my first stripe on my white belt during a white belt seminar at guardian * Thank You Caleb Khan, my instructor, & all of my training partners at Guardian Gym in Oakland * Guardian is a non-profit & please consider donating * Moving to a new location in Oakland near Emeryville that is way bigger * I did my first water fast for 3 days with very positive results * I've been consistently intermittent fasting since starting BJJ * Drinking lots of water * & Focusing on consistently going 3 times per week Thank You Again to Michele & Kayvon, NASA KCS, Harry Duran, Caleb & Guardian Thank You for Listening Support this podcast
Aug 6, 2019
Why loose 100 pounds? Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Why learn Russian?
Aug 6, 2019
Why Jiu Jitsu?
Aug 6, 2019