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
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
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. 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
I was listening to Tim Ferriss interview Peter Diamandis and so many inspirational tidbits were shared. Peter created the X Prize Foundation that offered a $10 million prize to entice private companies to build manned space ships that could go into space twice in two weeks. Peter didn’t have the prize money yet when he launched the bold initiative but he convinced 20 astronauts and the head of NASA to stand beside him on stage for the announcement. One hundred and fifty companies turned Peter down when he was trying to raise the prize money but Ansari finally said yes and the contest was a success. More than $100 million was invested in creating space travel solutions by non-government groups trying to win the prize. Big goals and big risks lead to big outcomes. Continue reading
I was listening to Ed Cooke, British author and memory expert, on the Tim Ferriss podcast and he said something really interesting. He was talking about merit. Society tells us that if someone works very hard and is paid good money for their efforts they are worthy of that success. They are worthy as a human being. Continue reading
I saw a video the other day with Seth Godin talking about the myth of Daedalus and Icarus. Daedalus, the father, and Icarus, the son, were on an island. Daedalus was a craftsman and he told Icarus that he had made him wings out of bird feathers and wax and that he was to listen to his father and they would fly away from the island. He told Icarus not to fly too high as the sun’s heat would melt the wax and the wings would fall apart and he would die. Icarus did die in the flight, but Seth Godin reminds us that the myth had another part to it that was cut out many years ago. Daedalus also told Icarus not to fly too low because then the mist and waves from the ocean would weigh down his wings and he would surely perish. Continue reading
I heard an audio essay by Tim Ferriss last week called the Choice-Minimal Lifestyle and it really stirred up my thoughts. He spoke about how money is renewable while time and attention are non-renewable resources. You can’t get them back once the moment is gone. Continue reading
Are you living life on the offence or the defence? Are you reacting to situations or are you creating opportunities? Do you start your day by answering other people’s questions, requests and emails or do you begin on your own terms, carving out the 24 hours that you want to live? Continue reading
Author Tim Ferriss once said, “Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct the course along the way.” Continue reading