Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Tim Ferriss (page 1 of 2)

We have two lives

Chinese philosopher Confucius said, “We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.” Continue reading

Moved for the fourth time in four years

Last week we moved for the fourth time in four years.  I must admit, I was in denial the last few weeks before the big day.  The schedule was full of appointments and events and dance competitions.  The packing and purging loomed before me.   Our elementary school was having a book bonanza so I ended up donating about 12 bags of books to the cause.  It looked like I had robbed a library. Continue reading

Derek Sivers

I was just listening to entrepreneur Derek Sivers on the Tim Ferriss podcast.  Derek is the former founder and CEO of CD Baby which is a very successful online store for independent musicians. Continue reading

80,000 hours

I recently heard Will MacAskill on the Tim Ferriss podcast.  In his early thirties, Will is likely the youngest associate professor in the world and teaches Philosophy at Oxford.  He co-founded a non-profit called 80,000 Hours which helps people figure out how to make the most impact with their career.  He is all about effective altruism and donating money to charities that make the most difference.  He donates anything he makes above $36,000 to various causes. Continue reading

Democratizing philosophy

I was listening to philosopher and author Alain de Botton on the Tim Ferriss podcast and I am so drawn in to what he was saying.  He was talking about democratizing philosophy so that everyone realizes how helpful it is to ask questions about what makes us happy, what we want to do every day, and how love fits into our lives.  Philosophy is not just meant for universities and theoretical thinkers.  It’s meant for all of us. Continue reading

Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss was an early investor in Twitter, Uber, Facebook and others.  He has written many best-selling books including The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body and Tools of Titans.  He has a successful podcast where he interviews chess prodigies, actors, athletes, hedge fund managers, military leaders and entrepreneurs to dissect excellence and give listeners the inspiration to dream big and make things happen in their own lives.  Continue reading

What do I believe that is limiting me?

I was listening to psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach on the Tim Ferriss podcast the other day.  She asked, “What do I believe that is limiting me?”  Do I, like many others, suffer from imposter syndrome?  Do I think I’m not smart enough, thin enough, friendly enough, organized enough?  Do I think I’m bad at presentations or networking or making money?   Continue reading

Content human beings

I was listening to Tim Ferriss interview Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reese on his podcast this morning.  Gabrielle Reese is a professional volleyball player and model and her husband Laird Hamilton is a surfer.  When Tim asked them what their goal is when it comes to parenting, Laird said he wanted to create content human beings. Continue reading

Stare into their eyes

Tim Ferriss was interviewing singer Amanda Parker, spouse of author Neil Gaiman, on his podcast and she mentioned something that happened to her that was very powerful.  She was in a yoga class years back and the activity was to find a partner and stare into their eyes for a number of minutes.  It was hard to do as it’s a very intimate interaction, especially with a stranger.  But what she found most telling was that a number of people in the class broke down in tears and were unable to continue. Continue reading

The game of life is won and lost in the mind

The game of life is won and lost in the mind.  If someone tells you not to bother as you are not cut out for it, do you listen?  Does it affect how you see yourself?

What other people think of you is none of your business but it’s hard to live by that mantra.

Do you believe in yourself beyond reason?  Do you ask for forgiveness rather than permission?   Continue reading

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