Optimize Yourself: Zack Arnold and I talk about my recent challenges for myself

Zack Arnold just released an hour-long interview with me on his Optimize Yourself podcast in which we talk about my past few years and how I’ve worked to re-establish good habits for mental and physical health.

We spend a lot of the interview talking about how I used a recent five-week trip to Brazil to test my fitness and my Portuguese language skills, as well as forcing myself to use and develop my social skills. In a way, recording this podcast was the last phase of my test, since I needed to break out of my introverted shell to talk openly to some large number of strangers about my personal struggles. I think that it came out well, though.

If you want to read more about my trip to Brazil, why I did it, and what I learned, you can start here.

I posted a lot of pictures from my trip on this blog, and there are even more on Instagram.

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One thought on “Optimize Yourself: Zack Arnold and I talk about my recent challenges for myself

  1. When you are relaxed and comfortable, your social skills are quite delightful (even years ago). Perhaps if you were to expand the pool of people you care about, your perceived social skills would naturally fall into place with minimal extra effort.

    Jus’ sayin’ — you are already awesome; anything more is icing (or gravy, if savory’s your thing).

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