Episode 50: Nik Wood

Today’s guest Life Athlete… well… today’s guest Life Athlete is ME!  For this episode I’ve slid one chair over and am playing guest while the wonderful Derek Loudermilk, the host of the Art of Adventure podcast, takes over the hosting duties of Life Athletics. You, the listeners were asking for me to answer the questions I normally direct at my guests and I heard you. Enjoy!

Habit of Thought:


Do what works. This is context based.

Connect things. Find deeper meaning in the similarities between seemingly disparate things.

Reframe things: Tell the story that works for you.

Practice Gratitude.

Everything is an opportunity to train myself to be the me I want to be.

Habit of Action:

Do the things that you know will benefit you that might be hard, or uncomfortable.

3, 2, 1, go.

Greatest area of strength:

I’m nice and have good energy (except when I’m not and I don’t)

Training for this area:

Learn to love yourself. Forgive yourself and then share that out with the world.



Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates – Tom Robbins

Jitterbug Perfume – Tom Robbins

Even Cowgirls Get The Blues – Tom Robbins
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine – Robert Moore, Douglas Gillette

The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal – Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz
Web Resource:

Hyperbole and a half – Why I’ll Never Be An Adult

Michael Jordan’s Flu Game Story