Vilken dag! #TEDxSlottsparken är nu lagd till handlingarna, jag kan sätta moderator TEDx på CVt och inte minst har jag fyllt på minnesbanken med en händelserik dag som sannerligen kommer hänga med mig för livet.
Vilken glädje att ha en handfull vänner i rummet; vetskapen att ytterligare andra följde med i livestreamen värmde än mer. Att få lov att lyssna till tolv fantastiska talare i elva inspirerande tal, och därtil fyra TED Talks (två hade jag valt – Richard St John och Phil Hansen som jag bloggade om redan 2013 -, två var nya för mig – Carson Bruns och Tomas Chamurro-Premuzic). Att få en möjlighet att reflektera, dela, inspirerar och förtydliga i relation till dagens tema (transformation) såväl som till vad de fantastiska talarna väckte för funderingar hos och i mig.
All värme, kärlek och uppskattning som strömmat min väg inför/under/efter dagens event fyller mig till hjärta och själ, likväl som all värme, kärlek och uppskattning som flödat ur mig till alla som varit del av dagen, talare som volontärer, biblioteksanställda som TEDx-organisatörerna, sponsorer som deltagare också gör det. Dubbeluppfylld, på det allra mest fantastiska av vis! Det här skulle jag inte vilja ha ogjort för allt smör i Småland (blandar jag metaforer nu igen måntro?).
Efter eventet drog jag ner till nakenbryggan för ett dopp – oh ljuva hav! – innan jag cyklade hem, där jag trodde jag skulle kraschlanda i soffan för att vlogga och blogga och sen göra en tidig kväll… gick sådär. Men nu, efter (ännu) en sömnlös natt (tredje på nio nätter) och en låååång dag, ska jag äntligen krypa till sängs.
The TED Radio hour from NPR is great. I haven’t listened to the show for a while but figured it was time to provide a new flavor in my podcast recommendations.
I love TED Talks, and have done for a long time. I’ve been watching them for years and years, and almost wonder if it can be as long as it seems, more than 8 years, I know that for a fact. And I also love getting a bit more depth to a TED Talk, and that’s what the TED Radio hour provides me with.
For instance the realization that lying is a cooperative act. Now. I know I live in the experience of my thinking, but I just never really zoomed in with that understanding to the concept of lying before. So yeah, of course the power of a lie comes with someone believing it.
That makes it really interesting though – am I sometimes more likely to believe a lie than not? Surely. Are there people who’s lies I tend to believe more often than others? I would think so. And when am I more prone to lying than not? What are the factors behind my own lies?
Talked to a client about leadership, and was reminded of this TED Talk by Simon Sinek:
I have a feeling that leadership today isn’t about asserting my will, fighting to get everyone onboard my ship, but rather to harness the strength and potential of all in my surroundings, to achieve something that also will benefit the world in a broader sense.
Achievement for your company, at the cost of others, isn’t sustainable, and I would argue that it’s not beneficial for anyone, really. Achievement for me at the cost of you, I believe is harmful. To us both. Because when we step on somebody else to get to the top, we are hurting ourselves at the same time, because we are connected.
I look forward to the day when I see more and more proof of the circle of trust that Simon talks about, the one where we count hearts rather than heads. I can actively participate in creating this future. And so can you. How? You tell me! What can you do today to take a step towards this future?
What an amazing story, providing profound insights into life. The ability to learn to embrace the shake (watch and you’ll find out exactly what this means!) is in a sense, an example of taking control of your own life. Phil Hansen truly embraces his limitation as an artist, and in doing so, realized the world is limitless.
He continues to state:
What I thought would be the ultimate limitation actually turned out to be the ultimate liberation.
It’s a favorite of mine, and I strongly recommend it:
However, what I recommend even more is that you get a hold of a copy of her book My stroke of insight. In the book Jill describes what she discovered before/during/after she got her stroke. Since she’s a neuroanatomist she studies the brain. Her personal experience of having a massive stroke, coupled with her expertize of the brain makes for a very interesting book.
The thing I took with me from the book is her sensations of being one, and being everything. But you’ll simply have to read it to understand what I mean!
Have you experienced getting an insight that rocks your entire world?
But here it is, again, or for those who haven’t seen it yet, as a TED Talk.
Then act. Now. Enough is enough! Together we create the world we live in. And I cannot believe that this is the world we want for ourselves, for our children, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and so on…
Just because it will be hard to create a better world, doesn’t mean it cannot be done.
Just because the world have never been as good as it might be, doesn’t mean it cannot be done. It just means we have to give it that little bit extra. And perhaps it isn’t hard to do. Perhaps it’s a matter of being ourselves, true and genuine. So let us be all that we are, our beautiful unique selves, sharing our onlyness with the world. And let us not wait for tomorrow, or next year, or in 2020. Let’s start right this second.