The Power of No: Effectiveness and Self-Mastery
“If something is not a “hell, YEAH!”, then it’s a “no!”
The power of no is really a practice of effective resource utilisation. It is said the successful are very proficient at saying no. It is not only a matter of saying no to external demands to limit such strains on our resources but also a practice of saying no to the internal demands and requests. The inner voice that guides us despite our deeper wishes.
In this episode I wish to discuss my thoughts on the power of no. How it can help us better utilise our resources such as time, energy, money and thought to improve our effectiveness. And how it can also assist us on the journey towards Self-Mastery.
My book review of James Altucher’s book The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance and Happiness – here.
In this episode I chat with Travis Macy – endurance athlete, about the mindset principles that can assist us all in pursuit of success. He is the author of The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion’s 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports, and Life and in this conversation shares many of the insider secrets. Inspiring and insightful!
You can check out the full show notes here – Episode 116 with Travis Macy
Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work by Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal
“The foolish man conceives the idea of ‘self.’ The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of ‘self;’ thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.” Buddha
This is a very fascinating read about the art and science behind humans chase for creating higher levels of consciousness, not only to achieve more but to live richer lives.
Ecstasis is what the Greeks defined as the act of stepping beyond oneself. It is the state of consciousness above what is normal in daily life that allows us to move into a state of flow. A state that is characterised by Selflessness, Timelessness, Effortlessness and Information Richness (STER). In this book the authors Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal expose the principles behind Ecstasis and the practices and techniques people are using to reach such states. (more…)
You can build a long term further on short term thinking. Billy Cox
In this episode I chat about the benefits of long term thinking. Why it is beneficial for us to pause, and think about what we do rather than always chasing immediate pleasure and immediate results. A long term perspective will progress us towards a greater life. Think about it.
“A good physician takes care of the disease, a great one takes care of the patient.”
Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH, practices ICU and Palliative Care at the county hospital in Oakland, California. She is the author of Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life. Her essays and articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Huffington Post, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and other publications. Her work is featured in an Oscar-nominated short documentary, Extremis, now streaming on Netflix. She regularly lectures and speaks on the radio on the topic of dying in America.
In this episode we discuss how to make the path to the end of life less sufferable. It really boils down to having congruent and available information that allows all who are involved making more satisfying decisions. It is a unique conversation to The Hidden Why but one with a very important message. (more…)
Steve Jobs Stanford University Commencement Speech Highlights
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” Steve Jobs
Here are the highlights of Steve Jobs Commencement Speech
Connect the dots – You can only connect the dots of the past not of the future. For that reason, we must have trust in our intuition that for everything we do the dots will connect in our future in a meaningful way. Trust that it’ll all work out okay.
Do what you love and if you haven’t found it keep searching. This is important. Refer to the above quote. (more…)
Rob Scott is dedicated to helping people succeed by shifting peoples identities and evolving their consciousness so they can progress and improve any aspects of their lives. It is a great chat with many valuable insights. Check it our here @ The Hidden Why
Check out the full show notes here – Episode 111 with Rob Scott
Ambition: Leading with Gratitude by Seth Buechley
“Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.” Napoleon Bonaparte
Seth Buechley is a serial entrepreneur and found ambition very early in life, in his own unique way. Having grown up in a commune he learnt the art of work early on in life. While there are certain negatives of such an upbringing, as he explains, life in the commune developed within him a strong work ethic.
When it comes to ambition and self-motivation I believe that those who are grow up with a solid work ethic benefit greatly. When the reward of the work we do does not directly benefit us it can sometimes be more difficult to take action. (more…)
Competency & Confidence. How One Lead to More of The Other.
Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age. Ron Steward.
In this episode I chat about how confidence is essential to pursue what we desire but it is competence that is critical. Without it we will lack the confidence to get started and the confidence to pursue. Enjoy this thought. (more…)
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