I’m a geek. A tech guy. I spend most of my day sitting on my ass and staring at my iMac. I’m vegan and gluten-free, so I generally think that I eat pretty well, but the constant activity (in front of the computer) in order to do things like finish projects and get paid doesn’t leave much time for other things like exercise (or so I tell myself).
It is with this prelude that I received an email from Blaine, a marketing manager for Siminars. Siminars is sort of like a cross between TED.com and what I’ve been doing for Pluralsight. They offer a library multi-part courses but, rather than being focussed on teaching a particular skill the way Pluralsight is, it’s more about the types of topics one might learn about at TED with an emphasis on self-improvement.
Hey, I’m not going to knock improving oneself. I know I’ve got a lot to improve on, even if the term “self-help” kind of makes me cringe.
Blaine specifically wanted me to take Deepak Chopra’s new course called Timeless You — which, in general terms, is about slowing the aging process by taking better care of yourself. As I said, I’m well aware that I’ve got areas for improvement, and being familiar with Deepak Chopra’s work (who isn’t?), I was interested. In exchange for a free run through this course (and an Amazon gift card), I’d write an honest blog post (or series of blog posts, as the case may be) about my reaction and experience with the course.
I’ve decided to do a series of posts as I go through the course, rather than one big post at the end, so I can better organize my thoughts and reactions when they’re fresh in my head.