Radio Interview KID-AM

Thank you to Neal Larson of KID-AM and FM out of Idaho Falls for the radio interview earlier this week. We talked about the Idaho Total Eclipse Guide. This book is the only guide dedicated to Idaho for the total eclipse on August 21, 2017.

Neal has hosted KID’s morning show for some time. He brings information, education, and entertainment to eastern Idaho. The morning show has the latest news and updates from around Idaho and across the country.

Listen to the radio interview in this Youtube video. You will learn more about the eclipse over Idaho, like how to be safe, where to go, and other viewing and photography tips.

The radio station plays on AM-590, FM-92.1, and FM-106.3.

Talk in Sequim, WA

On January 19, 2017, at 7pm, I will speak to Boy Scout Troop 90 and the Sequim community about my solo expedition to the South Pole. I will talk about what it’s like to be alone in Antarctica for three months. Both kids and adults will learn how to develop grit, build courage, and maintain a positive attitude in the face of adversity.

Radio station KNOP 101.7FM/1410AM interviewed Rene Nadon, Troop 90’s scoutmaster, and I live on the radio on January 10, 2017. We were on the Todd Ortloff Show. Todd was amazed at the difficulty of the expedition and enjoyed hearing about me eating a half pound of butter every day.

Radio Interview

Listen to the radio show here:

(Please note, part of the interview was lost when the internet connection dropped)

Event Information

Location: Sequim Community Church, (360) 683-4194 • 950 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim, WA 98382
Time: 7pm

Go run in the rain

How is your New Year resolution going? Is the winter weather getting in the way of keeping your resolution? Don’t let it! So what if it’s rainy or snowy outside! You are not going to melt. Thankfully humans aren’t allergic to water. If that happened, we’d all be toast. So whatever version of water you’re encountering, whether it’s rain, snow, sleet, fog, or whatever, don’t let it stop you.

The western US is receiving crazy weather right now – be safe! Just because I told you to go run in the rain doesn’t mean you should go run across a raging river. Don’t do it. Be safe!

New Years Resolutions

7 Tips Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions and Staying Motivated

Almost everyone makes resolutions especially new year`s resolutions with the aim of self-improvement. Unfortunately, most of us fail to live up to the resolutions due to a lack of the necessary motivation required to overcome temptations and personal weakness as well.

Keeping your new year's resolutions and staying motivated throughout the course of achieving goals and personal targets is not easy. Observing these 7 tips will ensure you stay motivated, overcome temptation and for once, keep your resolutions—and ultimately achieve your personal or professional goals.

​Steps to keeping your New Years Resolution

1. Plan for the Resolutions

Failing to Plan is Planning to fail. Making resolutions is not enough! Aim to prepare for the changes by analyzing your behavior patterns and making necessary modifications to support your goals. For instance, if your resolution is to finally join the gym, plan in advance and determine the most convenient time, whether morning, afternoon or evening. If you intend to cut off a bad habit, ensure that all the necessary measures are put in place through proper planning. This will help keep your motivation levels high as you will have a blueprint of your targets.

2. Write the resolutions down and stick them somewhere visibile

Writing down the intended changes and resolutions will maintain your focus on goals as the notes will act as a reminder of your initial ambitions. Using your smartphone as a reminder is also an efficient technique that will help remind you of the need for consistency. The most common mistake made when making new years resolutions is assuming that changes will occur automatically instead of gradually over time. Write down everything whether on your phone or personal diary. Yes, Everything!! This should include even the tiniest of details as you might be shocked just how handy the notes will come when you need additional motivation to stick to your course.

3. Break down your goals and resolutions into measurable milestones

Think of your goal or resolution like a ladder. To get to the top, you have to go through the lower steps. The secret to staying motivated and maintaining resolutions is breaking down your primary goals into achievable milestones. Once you break down your goals, ensure you reward yourself for every milestone you achieve. This will help keep your motivation levels high as achieving small goals will increase belief in achieving the ultimate goal

4. Stay focused and anticipate setbacks or challenges

Having a positive mental attitude is key to upholding your resolutions. As you set your goals, make allocations for deviations and if possible define how you will handle challenges when they occur. This will enable you to deal with challenges without being demotivated. If your planning on quitting a bad habit, for instance, make sure you plan for the day you might slip and give in to temptation (this does not mean you succumb to temptations). Making this plan will enable you to bounce back from the slip without reverting to your old ways.

5. Share your resolutions with close friends or family

Notifying a close friend or family of your resolutions will help keep you motivated as you will receive external support and follow-up as well. Remember, no one is an island; therefore, always keep a friend on hand to motivate you on those rainy days that you want to give in and succumb to temptation. Communicating your resolutions to a trusted friend or close family member will ensure you not only stay on track in achieving your resolutions but also remain motivated throughout.

6. Cut unproductive ties while maintaining like minded people

Surround yourself with positive minded folks. Target friends who challenge you and push you to achieving your goals. Whatever your goal might be, ensure that the people around you motivate you. Maintaining resolutions in the new year is not easy; however, the weight can be slightly lifted if you interact with individuals who push you to be better by motivating and challenging you.

7. Self-discipline and consistency

Self-discipline is the only difference between achievers and failures. Having a high sense of discipline will ensure you overcome temptations and procrastination as well. Learn to prioritize and remain consistent in your resolutions. Consistency in change will help you achieve set goals and maintain your new year's resolutions among other targets.

​New Years Resolution Wrap-up

Observing these tips will help you maintain high levels of motivation and eventually achieve all your set goals, whether new years resolutions or personal objectives. Remember to always plan for your resolutions and potential challenges as well. This will ensure you bounce back whenever you slip.

Stand in the freezing creek

Watch keynote speaker Aaron Linsdau as he demonstrates his commitment to doing something crazy to make your event memorable. He stands in a freezing creek in 12ºF temperatures to show he’s dedicated to his clients.


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Disconnect 5 minutes

Disconnect 5 minutes
A sample of the Shinjuku Tokyo neon lighting

You can improve your attitude and outlook on life while reducing tension by simply disconnecting from the world for five minutes each day. Many of us run around with our phone, iPad, or laptop always in tow. This overloads your mind, causing stress. We’ve become addicted to believing it’s important to know what’s going on all the time. This addiction causes anxiety which in turn reduces your ability to cope with simple stresses.

Please try this experiment for a week. Do it for seven days straight. Miss a day? Start again. Leave your phone, iPad, and laptop behind a closed door in your house for five minutes. Go into a room where there’s no television. Do this even if you have to hide from your children in the bathroom. You’re not missing a thing, especially the latest cat video posting. When you leave your hiding place, don’t just rush back to your device. You’ll feel better about the world and have an improved attitude. You can do it!

“Turn off your email; turn off your phone; disconnect from the Internet; figure out a way to set limits so you can concentrate when you need to, and disengage when you need to. Technology is a good servant but a bad master.”—Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

Listen to the audio edition here

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Push yourself a little

aaron-friends-for-learning-2The only way to grow and develop grit is to push yourself a little. Don’t overdo it or you might burn yourself out. It’s like if you’re a non-genius coming out of high school and you sign up for graduate level courses. You’re going to go down in flames. Although educational, that might just burn you out for the rest of your life. Instead, find where the  edge of your strength is and go only a tiny bit farther.

If you’re currently running three miles, add another quarter mile. After running for perhaps half an hour, what’s another few minutes? I had the chance to do this when I spoke at Idaho State University this week. I had never delivered a two hour inspirational and educational talk before. Though I’d practiced, I wasn’t sure how it would go. Afterward, the organizers told me how much the audience loved it. I pushed myself and it paid off!

“My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.” — Michael Jordan

Listen to the audio edition here

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Blind people can ride bikes

dsc_1783-kelly-bike-279Imagine yourself riding a bike down the street. You are enjoying the warm temperatures, the breeze, and the sensation of motion. You have no cares in the world. And you are doing this while wearing a mask so you can’t see. Does this sound impossible? It’s not. Daniel Kish has figured out how to ride a bike after losing his eyesight in childhood.

Often people’s perception of what they are capable of is wrong. What you believe you can do affects you physically. So much of what limits you is in your head. If you believe something is impossible, you’ll never try it, even if it’s well within your abilities. By altering your attitude to being positive about your skills, you’ll amaze yourself with accomplishments. Believing you can succeed is your first step toward success.

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t—you’re right.” —Henry Ford

The link to the radio broadcast about Daniel Kish is below:

Listen to the audio edition here


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Personal Development Seminar

trees2Sign up for Aaron Linsdau and Dr. Wendy Hill’s personal development seminar How to Live the Life You Were Meant to Live. Learn techniques to draw out courage in yourself and persevere through difficult circumstances.

Click here to learn more about the program.