March 22, 2020.
Perspective, inspiration, on what you can control, and your decisions.
I wanted to share a story of extreme isolation, survival and inspiration from Earnest Shackleton.
In January 1915, his ship and 27 men were stuck in the ice near Antarctica. What they did to not only survive - and thrive is amazing.
I would suggest starting with this IMAX film, Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure.
Full video available on Vimeo here.
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Next up is Learned Optimism, by Martin Seligman.
I've talked about this many times, but control, or even the illusion of control over your situation has incredible mental and physical benefits.
The title for this episode comes from Warren Zevon.
You can't steer a parked car.
This phrase, shared to me by Owen Jones, started a great relationship. Owen and I cover his journey from an engineer in England to Janesville, Wisconsin to helping people answer the question "What do you want to retire as?" We talk about leaders giving permission and accepting consequences, employing your talents but being aware of your obligations, showing your value to a potential employer, and being eye level with your customer.
#careersuccess #wisdom #talentmanagement #philosophy
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What would you do if your heart failed? Or when you checked into the hospital again, you were told you would never be going home?
My friend Jonathan Siegel faced that in 2017. After contracting a virus in his heart, he had a 3rd degree bundle block, and end stage heart failure.
In August 2017, he received a heart transplant.
We talk about mortality, seeing the sunrise, hot wings and gratitude.
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I sit down with Benji McPhail, program director for 105.5 FM, The Colorado Sound.
You need to listen to this station, period. We go through his musical journey - starting in 5th grade, getting weeded out of journalism in college, to being a milkman in 2008, to curating an amazing music collection. How do you grow a station with zero marketing dollars? Get people in a good mood, dive deeper into the artists - give listeners what they want, and a bit of what they need.
I also get a longtime question answered: Why KBCO loved the steaming dumpster fire of a song called "Welcome to the Boomtown" by David and David. Trust me, if you've never heard this song, DON'T. You've been warned.
Please listen and add the statio, 105.5 FM to your friend's car stereo!
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