Are you ready to take the necessary steps to discovering your true passion? Hear from Arianna Huffington, Guy Kawasaki, Shane Battier, and Doug Edwards about learning how to thrive with wisdom, attacking every challenge, seeking opportunity, and reinventing yourself. This course includes worksheets that will help you through the process.
What You'll Learn
How to make decisions wisely
How to be more resilient in the face of challenges
How to grow when you are disoriented
How to make progress constantly
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- Co-founder, The Huffington Post and Author, “Thrive”
- Former NBA player
- Founding Partner, Garage Technology Ventures
1. Seek Opportunity
Change is what Doug Edwards was seeking when he joined Google back in 1999, as Director of Consumer Marketing and Brand Management. At the time, the company had ten employees. These were the early days of the internet, and dot-coms were popping up everywhere. To Edwards, Google looked like an okay place to gain some internet experience before moving on to greener pastures. Its founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, were brilliant but hopelessly idealistic. He doubted the company would last more t...
2. Reinvent Yourself
“I wouldn’t call myself humble,” says former Apple evangelist, venture capitalist and author Guy Kawasaki. And yet, thinking too much about your personal brand is “a slippery slope toward egomania,” he says. In this lesson, Kawasaki shares a particularly humbling experience that brought his ego back in check at a time in his life when he thought “I have truly arrived.”
3. Learning How to Thrive with Wisdom
Wisdom is different from simply having a high IQ. In this lesson, Arianna Huffington argues that we must audit our lives and extract from our experiences the lessons that will guide us forward.
4. Attack Every Challenge
Two-time NBA champion Shane Battier is a huge believer in Carol Dweck’s growth mindset theory, which posits that talent is just a starting point for learning. It turns out that people who believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work tend to be more passionate about learning and more resilient in the face of challenges.