Giving up old dreams allow new ones to soar

After a really bad accident Janine couldn’t walk so she decided she should learn to fly. It’s an amazing and impressive story.

Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal — until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery. Her message: you are not your body, and giving up old dreams can allow new ones to soar. Doctors didn’t expect her to recover. But she not only learned to walk again — she learned to fly.

Video: A broken body isn’t a broken person

You can watch her presentation below or on YouTube A broken body isn’t a broken person.

Sleep your way to the top

Arianna Huffington recommends the audience (and the rest of us) to sleep our way to the top. She means it literally, sleeping enough is important.

Sleep deprivation and working too much is a lousy combination.

Video: Arianna Huffington’s 2013 Smith College Commencement Address

Watch the video below or on YouTube at Arianna Huffington’s 2013 Smith College Commencement Address.

Listening matters!

Conscious listening is important, especially in conversations. Paying full and undivided attention to the person you’re talking with makes a huge difference.

In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, “We are losing our listening.” In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around you.

Julian’s fifth way of listening is an acronym worth remembering:
R as in Receive.
A as in Appreciate.
S as in Summarize.
A as in Ask.

Video: Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better

Watch the video below or at TED: Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better

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Motivation, Drive and Dan Pink

Dan pink talks about three kinds of motivation:
1.0 biological (thirst, hunger).
2.0 external (carrot and stick).
3.0 internal (engagement).

Daniel Pink then focuses on Motivation 3.0 and explains more about what it is, when it works and why it works.

Video: RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

This is an imated video that nicely summarizes the book and concept.

If you can’t see the video above then go to RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us.

Video: Daniel Pink: What Really Motivates Workers (CBS interview

This is an interview on CBS about intrinsic motivation, motivation 3.0.

If you can’t see the video above then go to Daniel Pink: What Really Motivates Workers.

Video: Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation – TED Talk

This video is a presentation Daniel Pink did on TED.

If you can’t see the video above then go to Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation.

Book:

The book is Drive – The surprising thruth about what motivates us which contains more information about the concept in the videos above. I’ve read the book and like it.

The book at The Book Depository: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (Paperback)

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How to Fascinate – Sally Hogshead

The newsletter “Outside the Lines” from Michael Bungay Stanier listed “8 Brilliant Videos You Should Watch”. The video that really caught my attention is TEDxAtlanta – Sally Hogshead – How to Fascinate (Video is below).

In today’s world of 9-second attention spans, our introductions mean more-than-ever before. Sally Hogshead reveals the seven triggers of fascination and how to get others to fall in love with your ideas, instantly.

Sally Hogshead starts with “All markets are like online dating markets” and talks about our short attention spans of 9 seconds (the same as a goldfish). Her main message is the seven fascination triggers.

Every day, intentionally or not, you’re using fascination triggers to persuade people at work and home. Whether you’re pitching a new client, or inviting a friend to lunch, or lulling a cranky toddler to sleep, you’re using triggers to elicit a certain response.

At YouTube there’s also Sally Hogshead: Keynote Speaker on Innovation | Marketing | How to Fascinate. It’s a promotional video but it includes interesting pieces from some of her presentations.

Video: How to Fascinate – Sally Hogshead

Simon Sinek talks about Trust

I came across a video with Simon Sinek, the title “If You Don’t Understand People, You Don’t Understand Business” sounded interesting enough to check it out. What I got was 30 minutes of a really interesting talk where Simon talks about trust (a favorite topic of mine), fullfillment, takers vs givers and also “make it about them, not about you”. It’s time well spent!

You can either watch it on this page or, if that does not work, at Simon Sinek: If You Don’t Understand People, You Don’t Understand Business.

Video: Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek: If You Don’t Understand People, You Don’t Understand Business from 99% on Vimeo.

How-To: When to Disconnect

There is a time and place for everything. Being connected is great – when needed. This video is great, 90 seconds and you realize that there are times when you shall disconnect from the virtual world.

Commercial From Thailand- Disconnect to connect

Source: Beautiful Commercial From Thailand Disconnect to connect.

This was originally posted at Bengt’s Notes, another blog of mine.

Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work

I prefer to talk about creating harmony in your life but the message in this video is important and well worth considering.

Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. At TEDxSydney, Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.

Nigel is spot on – you’re the one responsible for creating the harmony you want in your life. No one else will or can do it for you.

Nigel says this regarding lives out of balance:

There are thousands and thousands of people out there living lives of quiet, screaming desperation who work long, hard hours, at jobs they hate, to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.

TEDx video

This was originally posted at Bengt’s Notes, another blog of mine.

Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation

I started reading Drive – The surprising thruth about what motivates us by Daniel Pink today and that brought this TED-video to my mind: Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation.

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think.

There’s more to motivation than just carrots and sticks.

Video

This was originally posted at Bengt’s Notes, another blog of mine.