Tag Archives: Jordan Rockwell

Never Food Shop When You’re Hungry…

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And never date when you’re desperate. Same principle. I cover that, plus a whole bunch of other topics, including:

  • Why arguing politics is stupid, online and in real life
  • Update on my therapy endeavors
  • Red Flags to watch out for on a first date (for the fellas)
  • Why I’m getting off of facebook
  • And more. Oh so much more

Enjoy!

Don’t be a Coward

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Tonight, Sue and I discuss why you should never be a coward in life, as it is the sure way to spiritual death. We also discuss the epic douche-baggery that are most celebrities, and tell you what to do if your best friend bangs your sister. Enjoy!

Women and their DRAMA!

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Happy Friday! On we go as Sue and I discuss honesty and where you should find people to date, and the greatest word women ever corrupted…DRAMA. Enjoy!

Is Love Enough? NO!

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Happy Tuesday the 13th Is that scary? I don’t care, because…never mind. Anyway, tonight, Sue and I wax poetic about how love is not enough to sustain a long-term relationships. Also, we wax some more about how love can make you do stupid things, like stay with an alcoholic and date an abuser. Enjoy!

What Do MEN Want?

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Welcome to October! Halloween! Okay we get the whole month. Besides dressing up like Princess Leia once a year, what do men want? We discuss, and you listen. Enjoy!

What Works For Me: The Zone

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

So there I was the other day, in the middle of the toughest run of my life. It was only tough because it was the longest; 10 miles. I was aiming to beat my previous record of 8 miles, during which I broke my previous record before that of 6 miles and change during my very first 10k race.

The first 4 miles were a pain in the ass. My knees ached and my belly (nicked-named, “Wilbur” by my wife) seemed to scream to me, “Jordan, you suck, go home and order pizza.” But I kept going. And then a funny thing happened around mile #7.

I didn’t care.

Miles, 8, 9 came and went, and finally mile 10 arrived (1 hour and 45 minutes later, not bad!). I slowed down to a walk and strolled home. I spent the rest of the day watching my beloved Philadelphia Eagles get a good lesson in humility, enjoyed a cheat day of pizza and wine, and woke up the next day….wait for it…not really all that sore at all.

I was a bit confused until my wife’s lovely friend Jackie said, “Uh, Jordan, you’ve been training for this 1/2 marathon since June. You’ve trained up to this, hello???”

I was reminded of how running 4 miles would have intimidated me back in the day. Now it is practically a warm-up. A listener invited me to this last week and I almost turned it down, as it was only a 5k.

So, about that Zone. Athletes talk about it in the context of feeling, and not thinking. A pitcher throwing a no-hitter is said to be in the zone. A writer is in the zone when great word combinations just pour out of his head, pass through their fingers and into the word processor. A seductive lothario stud-muffin gets into the zone when he flirts with women effortlessly with no fear, because he’s not thinking, he’s just being.

You ever see Star Wars? Using the force? Same thing.

All good examples, but you might ask, how do you get to the zone? My answer that has worked for me is very simple; TRY.

Try, and train. Try, train…and begin.

That’s it, there is no life hack for this one. You must begin. Seems simple, but so many of us (present company included) make excuses. No excuses, play like a champion.

Running-wise, I get to the zone every run simply by understanding that the first 4 miles are going to be the hardest. The zone usually shows up when I stop thinking about how hard the run is, and focus on the music and meditation and, my phone’s running program gently tells me, “You have run…8 miles….at a 10-minute mile…pace, split pace, 10 minutes and 2 seconds, keep going, Jor-dan.  And watch out for that bus.”

Diet-wise; I don’t remember what is feels like to crave sugar in the morning. I just stopped eating it, and the first week, like the first four miles above, sucked. Now it’s the new normal. Eat healthy for one meal only. Now do another. And the next. Do it for a week. Do it for a month. The 30-day challenge thing is quite trendy at the moment for a reason…it works. Bad habits are easy to make, while good ones require effort. That’s a good thing. What isn’t earned, isn’t appreciated.

Most of us are in denial the change is a glacial process. Please build a bridge and get the hell over it. There are no get-rich-quick schemes, there is no magic pill, and anyone who says otherwise is trying to sell you snake oil.

To sum it all up, I have made successful changes in my personal and professional life by getting into that zone. I get into that zone by showing up and taking things a day at a time. I keep my gains small, but stick to my plans so that they add up exponentially, every day, little by little. Someone wiser than me said that 90% of life is showing up and following through. They’re right.

Again, don’t feel like working out? Too bad. But just do this; put on your workout clothes. 1/2 the time, you’ll keep going. Better than none of the time.

Don’t feel like running? Run the first 4 and see how you feel. Just starting out? Run 1 mile. Wait two days, and do it again. Then next week, add a 1/2 mile. Muscle through and before you know it, well, you know.

Don’t feel like eating healthy and you’re craving sugar (or its evil step-child, high fructose corn syrup)? Drink a glass of cold water, and stuff your face with lean meats and vegetables. Keep a food diary, write down every bad food you want during the week and save it for your cheat day.

Writers, don’t feel like writing? Got writer’s block? BULLS–T you’re being lazy. Start writing. I don’t care what it is, it could be nonsense. Just. Start. Writing. Give yourself a daily quota (Stephen King writes 2,000 words a day, every day).

Looks like Nike was on to something. Just do it, and the zone will come.

Note: this is a first in a new series of blog posts. I hate calling this an advice series, because most gurus and life coaches are sociopaths, and I don’t want to be anything like them, hence, I’m just going to tell you what works for me; hence the title. 

You Can’t Fall in Love for at Least 6 Months

In tonight’s episode (last one until August 18th) Sue and I wax poetic about drawing selfies, 50 Shades of Grey, Robin Thicke, women who can’t stop dating the wrong guy, why I joined Tinder, and why you can’t love someone until you know all of them. Enjoy, and see you in two weeks!

Boys or Men?

 

We’re back! Tonight, Sue and I wax poetic about a few women with dating problems, talk about that horrible psychotic douchebag in Santa Barbara, and take a call from a, “reformed nice guy,” with some thoughts about mysogyny in the American Media and how our boys aren’t getting the right education about women.

Soul Mates?

Tonight, Sue and I are joined by Stephen Silver, and we talk about that pesky, “How I Met Your Mother,” finale, political correctness, and how we smart people need to stop using birth control since Snooki is having another demon spawn.

Help! My Boyfriend is a P-SSY!

Welcome back everyone! Tonight, Sue and discuss:

  • An email from a girl whose boyfriend is an actual Sensitive Nice Guy. No quotes.
  • That annoying new “Captain Morgan” commercial
  • Sue’s recent article on “Green Flags” in relationship (as opposed to red flags)
  • What to do if your ex-boyfriend emails you after 13 years apologizing for his past behavior…
  • And more!!!!

Star Trek: The Resort: Part 2

Tonight, I am joined for part 2 of an interview with a couple of entrepreneurs, Jerry Powell and Jeff Szalay, who are in the planning stages of building a Star Trek themed Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Yup, I’m a Trekkie-dork, and I dont care.

The First Chapter of My Upcoming Novel!!!

It is with great pleasure that I give you all a sneak preview of my upcoming first novel, “My Ex-Wife Wants Me Back”.

Here, you can download the first chapter in either pdf or audiobook, read by the author.

Thank you very much for reading/listening, and look for the book this coming November!

– Jordan

Download the PDF

Listen to the audiobook version!

Bachelor Parties and 2010 in Review!

Final show of Season ONE of the SENSITIVE NICE GUY SHOW!

Good times behind us, and even better ones ahead!  In this year’s final show, I cover the following:

  • My recent appearance as ‘Johnny Utah’ in “Point Break Live”.  You can see my greatest hits here. Good times!
  • Bachelor Party madness in the Big Apple.  Strippers.
  • Year in review…what a year.  Did so much, had so much fun, and learned even more.
  • I pitch to you my two books, “My Ex-Wife Wants Me Back,” and “The Ghost and Josh Parker.”
  • Be the Captain of your own Ship
  • See the relationship for what it is, not for what you want it to be
  • Take risks, always do what you are afraid to do, kick ass and take names

Thank you all so much for listening, I love doing this show for you, and we’ll be back in 2011!  Happy New Year!

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