The Accountability Call Podcast #9


Jon starts things off by introducing me to an artist and a song that I’ve never heard.

My son received a CD as a party gift from one of his friends. It’s a great, eclectic mix of 20 songs. My kids love this CD. Am I a jerk for being absolutely sick of this CD after a few weeks?

It’s fun when our kids start to like some of the music that we grew up with. And it’s hilarious when they ask us questions like, “Have you ever heard of Bon Jovi?” Have I ever heard of Bon Jovi?! Are you kidding? I grew up with Jon, Richie and the boys!

We talk about this great book about the history of MTV called I Want My MTV. In addition to hundreds of fascinating nuggets, there is a chapter about the downfall of Billy Squier, primarily due to this video:

If you were a professional baseball player, what would you choose as your walk-up music? Jon and I share our choices, and make fun of each other in the process.

School’s out for Summer, and our kids are home for a couple of months. This is a great thing, and it’s also a potential negative in some ways as our kids don’t have the structure that school gives them. As a teacher, I LOVE the Summer break, but is it really the best way to do things in our education system?

We talk about the apps we use and don’t use on our phones, and how easy it is to get cluttered and distracted with our phones (aka computers that we carry in our pockets).

We dive into intermittent fasting (IF), as I continue to explore whether it’s something I want to continue. If you have any experience or knowledge with IF, I’d love to hear from you.

We talk about our goals for upcoming week. Jon is trying to de-clutter his life like he de-cluttered his phone. I am trying to complete my level-10 habits every day.

We finish things up with a few quotes that have added value to our lives recently:

“The world is changed by your example not by your opinion,” by Paulo Coehlo, the author of the life-changing book¬†The Alchemist.¬†

“I am strong because I know my weaknesses.” — Ziad K. Abdelnour

We hope you enjoy!