Sage Street In 20 Seconds

I was asked the other day for the Sage Street “elevator pitch”. That’s a term that probably doesn’t get used much anymore, but I’ve always liked the concept: the ability to accurately articulate your purpose in 20 seconds or less. Going through the exercise of creating that speech really causes you to think about the essence of what you’re offering. When I was asked to describe what Sage Street is, I realized I had never gone through that ...

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Capital Q

There is no loftier goal that I can conceive of, from among all that are actually attainable by every person, than Quality Of Life. After all, it is the potential for the sum total of the experience of being human, lived to its highest possible level. Pretty heady stuff; but why let that keep us from going there if we can. Since it is the “ultimate goal”, it would seem to be important to understand it, if only as much ...

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Being Coachable

Anyone who has ever toyed with the notion of hiring a coach for some aspect of their life where they feel stuck is probably already aware that a personal level of guidance is pretty hard to beat. Books and other how-to manuals can be great, but information alone rarely gets to the root of what’s holding you back. For a huge number of people, coaching from someone who has already experienced growth in the area that you want ...
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Health Or Longevity

Health and longevity are the same thing; what determines what you call it is when in life it occurs to you.

I always marvel a little at someone who claims to specialize in longevity; wondering to myself how they consider themselves different from someone who specializes in health. Yet it is significant that the strategies they recommend are very different from strategies that are presented by health experts. Which only proves that one of them is more clear than the ...

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Staying Alive vs. Being Alive

Remember the post a while back where I explained why dying from “natural causes” should be considered a major embarrassment. The message was that “natural causes” is always a euphemism for the predictable outcome when a person had long ago abdicated their responsibility for maintaining their health, or avoided living so much that their body finally got bored and quit. Neither of those is a very noble cause of death.

Historically in pre-agriculture times, people died primarily from accident ...

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The Line Between Life And Death

For what do we do all of this? By “this”, I mean care about and tend to our health. Why not just take the minimum road that life requires? Our lifespans are at all-time highs, modern conveniences have removed the necessity of much physical labor; why not just enjoy these things and die when we die?

The answer lies in our definition of “death”; and conversely, “life”. We would see the folly of this argument immediately with a simple shift in ...

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