If we abandon the old paradigm that we are intrinsically different and superior to all other life forms, it's possible to look at animals with greater respect and, like Denise Herzing, start working towards decoding their language.
Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post. I've got a lot of admiration for Simon because I think we have a lot in common. To be honest...
Looking back over eighteen years of the growth and development of InsideOut Literary Arts Project (iO), I realize that this hope has been with us all along.
Contrary to popular belief, busy is not good in and of itself. Busy is only good from both professional and personal standpoints if you're working productively to achieve a meaningful goal, and one which justifies the time, effort and energy put towards this task.
My recent interview with Greg Baldwin, the President of VolunteerMatch, is a current example of an individual whose successful leadership could be attributed to Sinek's "inside out" theory on how great leaders inspire action.
Perhaps that's why I am so drawn to brands who communicate to me in those terms. Indeed I'm fiercely loyal to these brands. Why? These brands are part of my identity because their why is my who.
No matter how you look at it, no matter which field you are in, no matter how brilliant your ideas are, success is a team sport.
If we can learn to harness flow in our own lives, then it's not just superman. It's the rise of everyone.
One hundred million students in the developing world lack access to education, blocked from their dreams by only a few hundred dollars. After graduation, the average Vittana student can earn as much as triple their earning power.
Since women have known and done this all along, their winning strategy is not to try to be more like men, but to be authentically themselves. They just need to do a better job of telling the world what they are doing and, well, why.
They're not as overtly ballsy as his lamb job, and I don't include them on my LinkedIn profile, because who would hire me to do them again? But these tasks scared me senseless and/or made my heart sing. And isn't that what the best jobs are about?
If we are mindful of our mindsets about stress -- and of the potential power of such mindsets -- it may be possible to learn how to stress better.