Brady Wilson

How to fix the exhausted brain
Brady Wilson
TEDxMississauga
Aug 1, 2017

What if you could energize your brain?
Brady Wilson discusses the chemistry of connection and motivation.

… focused energy.
As co-founder of Juice Inc., Brady’s vision is to create a world where businesses pulsate with creative energy.

For 20 years, he has inspired countless companies including American Express, BMO, BMO Harris, Loblaw, PHH, The Co-operators, Yum! Brands Canada …, to find the courage to: ​ consider the possibilities beyond traditional human resources strategies; unlock the latent physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy within their organizations; and harness employees’ potential to get them to the point of “A.B.C.D.” (going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty). ​

Brady is the author of four books dedicated to improving employee performance and business results: Juice: The Power of Conversation, Love at Work, Finding the Sticking Point and his most recent book Beyond Engagement.

…they ask: “What’s most important to you in this situation?”

related:

Psicotrampas: Identifica las trampas psicológicas que te amargan la vida y encuentra las psicosoluciones para vivir mejor
Giorgio Nardone
Ediciones Paidós (April 3, 2014)
https://www.amazon.com/Psicotrampas-Identifica-psicol%C3%B3gicas-encuentra-psicosoluciones-ebook/dp/B00ISAQ0WQ

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Milgram experiment

Simon Sinek – “First why and then trust”
TEDxMaastricht
April 6, 2011

Simon Sinek (@simonsinek) created a simple model, The Golden Circle, that codifies what makes the most inspiring people and organizations so successful and influential. Beginning as a student in anthropology, Simon Sinek turned his fascination with people into a career of convincing people to do what inspires them. … he penned Start With Why simply as a way to distribute his message. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.

related:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milgram_experiment

Luck = superior effort + focused execution

Stop making excuses. Create your own reality: Gary Whitehill
TEDxBayArea
December 11, 2013
Gary is a relentless entrepreneur and driven philanthropist with a footprint on four continents; broad experience spanning entrepreneurship, M&A, business turnarounds, and Fortune 50 board directorships. Seasoned in structuring the macro-level dynamics of entrepreneurial ecosystems, Gary has been featured in industry-leading publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Inc. and the New York Times

12:30 values

Luck is an accumulation of superior effort and focused execution
http://garywhitehill.com/luck-where-does-it-come-from

David Brooks on the Road to Character

David Brooks on the Road to Character
iqsquared
Royal Geographical Society on 26th May 2015.

His book ‘The Social Animal’, a study of the unconscious mind and the triggers that drive human behaviour … David Cameron instructed all the members of his Cabinet to read it.

his latest book, ‘The Road to Character’. Brooks argued that today’s ‘Big Me’ culture is making us increasingly self-preoccupied: we live in a world where we’re taught to be assertive, to master skills, to broadcast our brand, to get likes, to get followers. But amidst all the noise of self-promotion, Brooks claimed that we’ve lost sight of an important and counterintuitive truth: that in order to fulfil ourselves we need to learn how to forget ourselves.

To make his case, Brooks distinguished two sorts of virtues: resumé virtues and eulogy virtues. Resumé virtues are the skills you bring to the marketplace: wealth, fame, status and a great career. Eulogy virtues are the things people will say about you at your funeral: that you were honest, loving, and steadfast. Most of us would say that eulogy virtues are more important, but it’s the resumé virtues we tend to think about the most.

By interweaving politics, spirituality and psychology, and citing examples from some of history’s greatest thinkers and leaders – St. Augustine, Dwight Eisenhower and Samuel Johnson – Brooks showed that by cultivating the eulogy virtues we can create depth of character and restore balance to our lives.

<20:55 Suffering gives you empathy

49:20 they had looked at the horrors of WWII and they just wanted to turn the page

1:11:07 What’s the event that made you who you are today?
No-one ever said “Well, I took this amazing vacation in Orlando”
They usually mention a period of struggle.
Then, we shoot for happiness but we are formed by suffering and struggle.

Should you live for your résumé … or your eulogy?

David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé … or your eulogy?
March 2014 at TED2014
https://www.ted.com/talks/david_brooks_should_you_live_for_your_resume_or_your_eulogy

Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love — the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves “Adam I” and “Adam II.”) Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?

risk leads to reward

April 2015
https://www.amazon.com/Road-Character-David-Brooks/dp/081299325X

https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/07/david-brooks-5-step-guide-to-being-deep/373699

The Deepest Self
David Brooks MARCH 13, 2014
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/14/opinion/brooks-the-deepest-self.html

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https://www.amazon.com/The-Lonely-Faith-Joseph-Soloveitchik/dp/0385514085

http://www.npr.org/programs/death/readings/essays/theroux.html
and they go on living in you and through you