vendredi 23 septembre 2016

Vulnerability and Investing

Willingness to be vulnerable is very powerful for a leader.

Even the World's Top Life Coaches Need a Life Coach. Meet Martha Beck

She believes her abuse and her suffering were a felix culpa—it either made her into a wayfinder or identified her as one.
“I believe, and please, I would say this very, very gently to anyone who’s reading this, this is on the far side of a lot of healing, I was lucky enough to be abused,” she says. “I was very fortunate to be born with a high level of sensitivity, I think as most people are, and then to encounter suffering in a form that was very, very challenging and almost completely destructive, and then to find my way back to peace and happiness and everything.”
She wouldn’t trade what she has now for a “normal” life. “It’s what Ernest Hemingway said, life breaks us all. We can hope to be strong in the broken places,” she says.
A life coach is really just a coal miner used for digging through the platitudes and finding out what’s true for the individual. The truth of a person’s life isn’t only about the will toward integrity; it’s about discovering what you want under the layers of what you’ve been told you should want all these years.
Now that I’d been seen by all these people who were all also on integrity cleanses, Beck asks me again what the opposite of me saying my body is disgusting is. Finally, I say what I know she wants to hear.
“My body is beautiful,” I say. Everyone claps, and I cry.

What have we become? (And what are we becoming?)

When your great-grandfather arrives by time machine, what will you show him? What have you built, what are you building? When your great-grandchildren remember the choices we made, at a moment when we actually had a choice, what will they remember?

We are always becoming, and we can always make the choice to start becoming something else, if we care.

Elon Romance Takeaways From Tesla's Gigafactory 

It may sound a little strange and sentimental but I find it to be quite romantic. The final shape will be a diamond, aligned on true north, I like that. It seems incredibly romantic. By the way there’s 10,000 wild horses in the area. They just hang out. We have construction ponds for water, so its quite cool to see the horses drink from the construction ponds.

Stanley Kubrick on Mortality, the Fear of Flying, and the Purpose of Existence: 1968 Playboy Interview

The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. Children, of course, begin life with an untarnished sense of wonder, a capacity to experience total joy at something as simple as the greenness of a leaf; but as they grow older, the awareness of death and decay begins to impinge on their consciousness and subtly erode their joie de vivre, their idealism — and their assumption of immortality. As a child matures, he sees death and pain everywhere about him, and begins to lose faith in the ultimate goodness of man. But, if he’s reasonably strong — and lucky — he can emerge from this twilight of the soul into a rebirth of life’s elan. Both because of and in spite of his awareness of the meaninglessness of life, he can forge a fresh sense of purpose and affirmation. He may not recapture the same pure sense of wonder he was born with, but he can shape something far more enduring and sustaining. The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent; but if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death — however mutable man may be able to make them — our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.

Louis Leblanc prend sa retraite à 25 ans

Il y a tellement de gars qui se battent pour les mêmes postes que rendu à 25 ans, tu es déjà vieux. Si l'on te donne un match préparatoire comme bonbon, tu es bien mieux de compter un but, sinon tu es "out". En fait, il faut que tu marques à chaque match, car dès le premier match moyen, tu es "out".
Tous les joueurs sont bons. Pour réussir, ça te prend de l'élan. Il faut que le vent te porte. Je n'avais plus ça à Montréal.

Kobe's Letter to His Younger Self

When your Laker dream comes true tomorrow, you need to figure out a way to invest in the future of your family and friends. This sounds simple, and you may think it’s a no-brainer, but take some time to think on it further.

JP Gagnon

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