Your Thoughts

Your Thoughts
Daily podcast featuring your own thoughts coming from inside your brain..

What just occurred to you?
Feb 25 • 2 min
You ever say a word so many times it stops making sense as a word?
What’s going well?
Feb 24 • 2 min
Kinda like everything right now, actually.
What did you need more of yesterday?
Feb 23 • 2 min
SLEEP. That nap was amazing.
What do you need to accept?
Feb 22 • 2 min
One day, I’m going to die.
Did you notice?
Feb 21 • 2 min
I rewatched that video recently KNOWING WHAT WOULD HAPPEN and it still got me.
What do you want?
Feb 20 • 2 min
What would you like to learn?
Feb 19 • 2 min
I’m pretty proud of my Italian accent ๐Ÿ˜
What’s occupying your mind?
Feb 18 • 2 min
Thoughts. I can’t evict them because something something squatters’ rights.
How might you take care of someone today?
Feb 17 • 2 min
I hope Vito Corleone doesn’t subscribe to Your Thoughts. Or actually, that’d be cool. I just hope he doesn’t listen to this particular episode.
What’s your mission?
Feb 16 • 2 min
“To disregard females and acquire currency.”
What do you love?
Feb 15 • 2 min
Who do you love?
Feb 14 • 2 min
“Myself” is a perfectly valid answer. So is “hosts of avant garde podcasts.”
What did you do to recharge today?
Feb 13 • 2 min
When children are grumpy you make them take a nap, so I’ve started forcing myself to take naps when I’m grumpy. It’s hard.
Which of your skills are you grateful for today?
Feb 12 • 2 min
“Nunchuck skills, bow hunting skills, and computer hacking skills” - my ideal self
How were you physically active today?
Feb 11 • 2 min
Morning walk, kettlebell swings, and nervously bouncing my legs all day while working.
How did your strengths serve you well today?
Feb 10 • 2 min
I got so much more done today, even though I didn’t feel like it, because I’m so darn good at planning.
What was your mindset today?
Feb 9 • 2 min
How did you contribute to your relationships today?
Feb 8 • 2 min
Lots of active listening.
What was a positive influence on your day today?
Feb 7 • 2 min
My mastermind call. Those dudes give me such an excited productive energy.
What atmosphere did you carry with you today?
Feb 6 • 2 min
Kinda like a generally positive and productive atmosphere. I felt like I was jammin’
What were your priorities yesterday?
Feb 5 • 2 min
1. maintain healthy habits, 2. finish productivity presentation, 3. record this podcast
How did you sleep last night?
Feb 4 • 2 min
For real though this sleep tracker cured me of my debilitating lifetime sleep onset insomnia and is the most significant life improvement I’ve made in years.
What would be a perfect gift for you?
Feb 3 • 2 min
If someone could gift me like 100 hours of a personal assistant’s time that would be pretty rad.
What’s your Netflix special about?
Feb 2 • 2 min
Actually I think doing a comedy special would be a blast.
What made you feel in control today?
Feb 1 • 2 min
Following my todo list TO THE LETTER
What is something you could do in a minute or less that would make your day better?
Jan 31 • 2 min
Is a Pop-Tart a sandwich?
Jan 30 • 2 min
“…I guess ¯\_(ใƒ„)_/¯”
What would you tell yourself if you had a chance to go back in time 3 years?
Jan 29 • 2 min
“hey bro you jelly of my 2020 vision? ๐Ÿ˜Ž”
What hill would you die on, on principle?
Jan 28 • 2 min
Bidets are superior to toilet paper in every way.
What’s your password?
Jan 27 • 2 min
If it’s letmein, iloveyou, monkey, qazwsx, or 1q2w3e4r, you should probably change it.
What has your work taught you that other people don’t realize?
Jan 26 • 2 min
Seemingly simple tasks like “move this file from here to there” are really, really, really complicated for most people to do.
Jan 25 • 2 min
“Ok but not every episode is like this the questions change every day” - you recommending this podcast to a friend today
What do you do when you feel stuck?
Jan 24 • 2 min
When I started tracking my time and realizing how much was being burned on mindless YouTubing I was horrified.
Would you really like fries with that?
Jan 23 • 2 min
“Yes” - me
Why is it like that?
Jan 22 • 2 min
“Because that’s the way it is” - Dr. Mason, MD
Would you like to go parasailing?
Jan 21 • 2 min
I went parasailing for the first time four days ago and you can just fly in the air like a bird.
Would you like to go SCUBA diving?
Jan 20 • 2 min
I just went for the first time and holy cow you can just breath underwater like a fish.
What’s the last thing you made with your hands?
Jan 19 • 2 min
I’m pretty sure I’m allergic to mangos and I have never chosen not to eat one.
How might you go further with someone else?
Jan 18 • 2 min
What can you do faster alone?
Jan 17 • 2 min
Any sort of shopping.
What diet would you recommend to someone you cared about?
Jan 16 • 2 min
The implied question here is whether or not you care about yourself. I wouldn’t be so gauche as to ask that one, though.
Which apps help you live a better life?
Jan 15 • 2 min
If you interacted with a person the same way you interact with that app, would you still hang out?
In which of your relationships are you giving much more than you’re getting?
Jan 14 • 2 min
No relationship is perfectly balanced, but none should feel chronically and unfairly imbalanced.
What do you need?
Jan 13 • 2 min
It’s so much easier for me to get what I need after I’ve figured out what I need. Sometimes I feel like a very complicated baby.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Jan 12 • 2 min
“…you’re not better than this.”
What’s up?
Jan 11 • 2 min
“Don’t make a dad joke, don’t do it, you’re better than this…”
Who would you ask for help from in a crisis?
Jan 10 • 2 min
Having had a crisis recently, I can tell you precisely who I called. I’ve since called them about non-crisis-related things.
Who is in your tribe?
Jan 9 • 2 min
Wanna be in mine? We listen to podcasts!
What’s the best book you’ve ever read?
Jan 8 • 2 min
I’m going to keep promoting this book until everyone has read it.
When’s the last time you called your best friend?
Jan 7 • 2 min
December 9th and whoa I just got deja vu.
What’s the most painful part of your life?
Jan 6 • 2 min
This was so much easier when I was forced to be around the same group of people every day and friendship was the most effective coping mechanism.
When do you feel most fulfilled?
Jan 5 • 2 min
After a day of cranking out precisely what I set out that morning to accomplish. Mmm, that sweet ambrosia of productivity.
Why not just do it?
Jan 4 • 2 min
“Because I’m scared!” is usually my internal response, which I’ve decided is an unjustifiable reason.
What’s wrong?
Jan 3 • 2 min
*pulls out full list of grievances from Festivus*
What would happen if you did nothing?
Jan 2 • 2 min
How would you like your life to be different in the next decade?
Jan 1 • 2 min
Healthier, wealthier, and wiser I suppose. But what two habits could I change to achieve all three at once ๐Ÿค”
What has been the biggest lesson you’ve learned in the past decade?
Dec 31, 2019 • 2 min
Relationships are much harder to do correctly than I’d thought, and putting work into them is totally worth it.
Are you sure?
Dec 30, 2019 • 2 min
“Of course I’m sure!” Ok but are you really or did you just reflexively say that?
What is sacred to you?
Dec 29, 2019 • 2 min
I treat my hard drives a little too much like magical artifacts for a person that is reasonably sure they don’t actually use magic.
What has been the biggest lesson you’ve learned in the past month?
Dec 28, 2019 • 2 min
I’ve learned that nailing down habits for a specific place and time makes them just magically happen almost effortlessly.
What would someone who cared about you want you to do?
Dec 27, 2019 • 2 min
They’d probably want me to nail down some systems for consistently eating well.
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
Dec 26, 2019 • 2 min
what is this I don’t even
๐ŸŽ„Christmas Special
Dec 25, 2019 • 2 min
Even the me from like six months ago would be so envious of the me right now. I’ve got you as a podcast listener, for starters.
Who are you comparing yourself to?
Dec 24, 2019 • 2 min
Iron Man is real and he grew up in South Africa and is a very awkward public speaker.
What do you believe that no one else does?
Dec 23, 2019 • 2 min
I think Elon Musk believes we’re living in a simulated reality too, actually.
How do you feel and give love?
Dec 22, 2019 • 2 min
My love language is self improvement books.
What do you miss doing as a kid?
Dec 21, 2019 • 2 min
I vividly remember staring up at the textured ceiling of my family’s Arlington apartment and noticing all sorts of patterns of animals and machines. I was so easily entertained.
What angers you about the world?
Dec 20, 2019 • 2 min
Today I learned that there was a Tinky Winky controversy and I’m delighted.
What does the world want from you?
Dec 19, 2019 • 2 min
I don’t yet have the mental fortitude to give blood even though I know it’s important. What if I get in a fight later that day or something?
When you feel alive, what are you doing?
Dec 18, 2019 • 3 min
For real though I’m flying to Costa Rica to take a paramotoring class. Hit me up if you want to literally get high.
What has been the biggest lesson you’ve learned in the past week?
Dec 17, 2019 • 2 min
Hiring VAs makes sense for *very* specific tasks, but I feel like at that point I might as well just write a program ya know?
What do you take for granted?
Dec 16, 2019 • 2 min
If you mishear this question as “what do you take for Granite” it’s okay—it basically means the same thing.
What are you excited about right now?
Dec 15, 2019 • 2 min
This is my favorite question to ask people I’ve never met before.
How might you spend 30 seconds today making someone else’s day brighter?
Dec 14, 2019 • 2 min
“Shine a flashlight in their face” -your dad, probably.
What change do you want to make?
Dec 13, 2019 • 2 min
“If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make that change. Hee” -Batman
What are your favorite things to put on a cheese plate?
Dec 12, 2019 • 2 min
If a dude named James Todd ever offers you a cheese plate, it’s not a trick. Take him up on it.
What can you put in order today with a little bit of work?
Dec 11, 2019 • 2 min
I should probably mail that package I’ve been meaning to send out.
What disorder in your life is making you suffer?
Dec 10, 2019 • 2 min
The trash can by my fancy podcast recording desk was super full, so I emptied it. Also I originally uploaded the wrong audio file for this episode and then fixed it.
What lesson can you teach?
Dec 9, 2019 • 2 min
I could teach someone how to start a podcast, though a more valuable skill might be how to resist the urge to start a podcast.
What are you avoiding just because you know the answer is painful?
Dec 8, 2019 • 2 min
I should probably schedule that dentist appointment ๐Ÿ˜ฃ
What are you pretending not to notice?
Dec 7, 2019 • 2 min
Hopefully it’s the subtle change in my audio quality since I left my expensive microphone at my cousin’s house over Thanksgiving.
If you had all the time and money in the world, what would you do?
Dec 6, 2019 • 2 min
I’d probably buy a lot more goat butter than I’m buying right now, for starters.
How much is enough?
Dec 5, 2019 • 2 min
Most podcasts feature other people’s thoughts. Your Thoughts is just your thoughts.
What three things are you most proud of?
Dec 4, 2019 • 2 min
What are you afraid of?
Dec 3, 2019 • 2 min
How can you be kinder to your future self today?
Dec 1, 2019 • 2 min
I need to be nicer to myself about eating too much non-dairy cheesecake on Thanksgiving.
How might you solve your biggest problem?
Nov 29, 2019 • 2 min
A bigger boat.
What’s your biggest problem?
Nov 28, 2019 • 2 min
A shark in the water.
How can you achieve your 5 year plan in 5 months?
Nov 27, 2019 • 2 min
That steampunk aging machine from The Princess Bride? Jeez that was a horrifying contraption.
What would you like your life to be like in 5 years?
Nov 26, 2019 • 2 min
For starters, I’d like to be five years older.
What has been your biggest lesson in the last year?
Nov 25, 2019 • 2 min
I figured out I can listen to good books multiple times. Nobody calls the police or anything.
What advice would you give to someone in your situation?
Nov 24, 2019 • 2 min
Maybe check if Southwest has any flights.
What is your dream life?
Nov 23, 2019 • 2 min
Getting into a stretch limo on 5th avenue with a large pizza. This is the height of luxury.
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
Nov 22, 2019 • 2 min
“I’d buy a lottery ticket” -my dad