I met with several of my Utah Valley University students yesterday to go over their final papers, and several are promising to be very interesting and well written. One in particular, investigating the role beauty plays in our lives, got me thinking about an idea I’ve been working on, and I made the following video later that night when out for a walk.
Here’s a fantastic follow up to Brene’ Brown’s viral talk on vulnerability. It’s an essential listen for anyone who’s not ready or not good enough.
P.S. Me, too!
Want to get excited about the future? Watch this awesome talk by X Prize’s Peter Diamandis showing how rapidly we’re solving many of our world’s greatest problems.
Here at the University of Life, we have a parallel vision. We’re working to build a wealth of information resources to help visitors learn many of life’s most important lessons. And while innovators and researchers reveal new technologies that will transform our external lives, our vision primarily centers around the inner world of human beings and optimizing hearts and minds for happy, successful, teamwork-based coexistence. We call this focus “human technology.” A world of optimized human beings can solve any problem with incredible grace.
Many of the most important lessons every human needs are not new or revolutionary, but a staggering portion of the world’s population does not yet know or understand them. They’re not easily learned from the School of Hard Knocks.
…to wear sunscreen. If you’ve never heard this one-hit wonder from the 90’s, listen now! It’s a wealth of great, fun, simple wisdom. If you’ve got teenagers, make them listen, too!
“Connection is why we’re here. It’s what makes life meaningful.”
Brene Brown’s research exposed shame as what unravels connection, and a six-year project brought her to a life-shattering fact – defeating shame through a strong sense of love and belonging requires the courage to be imperfect, authentic connection, a full embrace of vulnerability, and letting go of control. But Brene liked control, so her discovery led to a significant breakdown.
You’ll enjoy her entertaining and personal story, and her findings will teach you how to live whole heartedly!
Read more “Vulnerability”
How? Work, of course. There’s no other reliable way.
We’re often told that work is bad. True, it can be unpleasant. Yes, it can take time. Sure, even cleaning the bathroom suddenly sounds like fun when we’re about to get started on a daunting project, but the fact remains that WORK IS GOOD.
And it’s good for you! It accomplishes things and makes goals and dreams come true. It makes you strong and able to conquer any obstacle. The ability to set goals and achieve them even makes you more attractive and inspiring.
How can you learn to love work? The first step is to do some of it. Learn that even unpleasant tasks aren’t so bad once you get started, and finishing up feels fantastic. Read more “Work is Good”
Here’s an entertaining explanation of the science behind the true order of success.