These interviews are more like coaching sessions in which you get to sit into. Jerry Colonna is a investor gone Buddhist. Episodes are deep and full with insights.
A split second of time without something to do. Bam. Need. Phone. Now! Just a mechanism to hide from the moment. Hiding from the uncomfortable unease, sadness or pain that may be there. But maybe we can reframe this addiction. View it a practice to become better at focussing. Notice the unease. And sit with it for a second. You’ll train your focus muscle that is great for creativity. And you’ll feel better for it.
For the holiday spirit! I love it when cause and effect can also be reversed. As positive psychology has been saying, you don’t have to be successful to be happy. It’s the other way around. And you don’t have to be happy to be grateful. Again, it’s the other way around. So be happy by choosing to be grateful! Oh, but beware, apparently there are side effects. Like, you wanting more sweets. Aptly called: The Pumpkin Pie Paradox.
A great first dive into that balance between acceptance and improvement can be heard in the conversation between Brené Brown and Tim Ferriss. A great episode throughout. About her Ted talks, vulnerability and shame. But from minute 31 it really gets into that balance. How do you keep your drive to compete when you accept that you are enough? Her point is that you need to be centered in acceptance in order to have a healthy competitiveness. It unleashes her to strive for excellence. Not acting from that center results in a need for validation. And I couldn’t agree more.
Ik dacht, nog een podcast kan er wel bij! The Tim Ferriss Show “deconstructs excellence”. En die excellence haalt hij wel binnen met z’n gasten. Deze keer Peter Diamandis (naast 10 andere accolades oprichter van Singularity University). Hij praat over groot denken, over het “Operating System” van je brein (hoe je informatie verwerkt) en wat de grote ondernemers van nu gemeen hebben.