People are comparing their experience of lockdown as an endless repetition of Goundhog Day, the 1993 Bill Murray movie about a man trapped in the same day over and over again.
What I recall about that movie was, once Bill Murray's character makes peace with his situation, he uses it to better himself.
Piano. Ice sculpture. French. And lots of other skills and interests.
We can do the same. We can view lockdown as a neverending limbo, or we can embrace the metaphor of the Training Montage and challenge ourselves to grow.
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Josh LaJaunie reads our new book, Use the Weight to Lose the Weight
You CAN Change Other People!
Well, that's what Peter Bregman and I claim in our provocative book of that title.
What we really mean is, you can help the people around you make behavioral changes in their own best interests. If you think you're powerless to help people change, it's because you've been going about it the wrong way.
Discover our straightforward, replicable process here: You Can Change Other People.
Audiobook: Use the Weight to Lose the Weight
Listen to Josh LaJaunie and me narrate our latest audiobook, about how to start moving when you're obese.
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It can be found on his first CD, titled Will Ridenour.
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