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Peter Koehler

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Highlights from Jeff Bezos' annual letter

I just read through Jeff Bezos' annual letter to shareholders and highlighted the parts I thought were most interesting. You can view the full letter with all of my highlights here.

And here are a few of the choicest highlights:

On High Standards

"High standards are contagious. Bring a new person onto . . .

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Damian Lillard on Leading with Love

Don't get jealous. Get happy.

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ESPN posted this interview with Portland Trail Blazer guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum.

I loved this exchange between the reporter, Chris Haynes (CH), and Damian:

CH: Dame, most players, you know, they see somebody [C.J. in this case] possibly can take minutes away from them, they wouldn't be as . . .

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Sunday Roundup

A roundup of some things I've been doing, reading, or enjoying lately.


Every weekend over at TheWorkout.Today, Keeley and I send out "The Weekend Wind Down: A restorative routine intended to provide rest, rejuvenation, and perspective for your mind, body, and spirit." This weekend we wrote about meditation and . . .

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February 18, 2018

There is no destination

As some of you may have seen from my post a few weeks back, Keeley and I launched a new service on January 1st called TheWorkout.Today.

It's really simple: Afree email each morning (except Sundays)with 1 bodyweight workout that takes 29 minutes or less.

On Saturdays, instead of a typical workout, we send "The . . .

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Building Speed Bumps For Life

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At my house, our french press requires 8 tablespoons of whole coffee beans for the perfect brew.

A few weeks ago, I swapped out my tablespoon for a 1/2 cup. This brought the required number of coffee bean scoops down from eight to one (because 8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup).

Boom. The next few days I cruised through the . . .

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Sin and Virtue and Happy Birthday

A birthday note to my sister

My sister just turned 26. Below is the birthday card that I wrote for her (shared with permission!).

At the end of the card, I offer this wish:

Let that little light of yours shine.
Keep your loves in order.
And don’t apologize to anyone about it.

When I write, I am often writing to/for myself as much as . . .

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Announcing TheWorkout.Today

On January 1st, Keeley and I are launching a new service called TheWorkout.Today.

The concept is extremely simple:

It is a free email in your inbox each morning with 1 bodyweight workout that takes 29 minutes or less.

The workouts are designed so you can do them no matter your level or prior experience, and you . . .

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