Posts tagged personal excellence
E105 - Memory hacks to make you a genius: interview with Memory Athlete Daniel Kilov

Edge of Leadership UnConference speaker Daniel Kilov reveals some amazing tips and tricks to enhance memory for reading books, recalling information, committing information to knowledge, and remembering names at networking functions.

Daniel shares critical mnemonics (memory) techniques, explains how these techniques are the single best predictor of top performance in any field and how we can create generations of geniuses.

  • How memory is the alchemy for human creativity

  • Using ‘memory palaces’ to retain vasts amount of knowledge quickly

  • Why memory is the true distinguishing feature for people at the very top of their game - geniuses - and an even better predictor than IQ

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E104 - Ultra-wellness for hard-charging executives - strategies with Alessandra Edwards

Tired, wired, and frustrated? Having trouble sleeping? Health expert Alessandra Edwards reveals latest research on what we can do to improve sleep and achieve ULTRA-WELLNESS. We talk sleep strategies, how genetics affect the usefulness of sleep hygiene habits, rules for meal timing, infrared saunas and cryotherapy.

  • Sleep architecture and how other factors like genetics may impede your results

  • Optimum timing of meals to ensure the best night sleep

  • Fasting for beginners and how it can turn us into fat burners - yeah!

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E89 - Book review of Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee

Ever read a book that changed how you see the world? This book did that for me. Now I understand compulsive tidying, and why some people match their clothes peg colours when they do laundry (and why I want to do that too now!)

  • 4 environments that you can use to engineer your evolution

  • 10 principles of joyful environments

  • Why plants are the secret to joy

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E88 - Stop burnout now! There is a better way

What happens when you reach the lofty heights of CEO success? Do you rest on your laurels and get complacent? Or do you double down and burnout? Both are big risks for leaders. There is a third option: move from Achiever to Amplifier.

  • How complacency kills courage and creativity

  • Why we head towards burnout

  • Three things we need to change if we are going to have more impact without burnout

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E87 - Transformation and breakthrough strategies with Jason Irving (I go personal)

I first met Jason when I was working at Outward Bound and Jason was training as a massage therapist. His practice as a therapist, healer, and advisor evolved over the years. He helped me t through my cancer treatment, through a difficult career transition, and over the last couple of years has been instrumental in helping me stay grounded and energised as my business exploded in growth.

In this interview, we dive straight into his techniques as a practitioner, and use me as guinea pig. I share a personal challenge and we flesh out how to process it, come to terms with it, and transform it for a growth opportunity.

We discuss:

  • What sacred geometry shape to use when dealing with a ‘block’ or problem

  • How to make peace with your feelings

  • The alternative to affirmations that creates long-term sustainable change.

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E85 - Deep play and work-life experiments

We’ve gone from work-life balance to work-life blending. What happens when that blending turns to work-life bleeding? Have we blurred the lines so much that we never get a break? Can we really live the dream of working in holiday locations? My insights on how to best run work-life experiments, and the incredible value of Deep Play.

  • The big realisation when it comes to work-life experiments: it’s not a holiday. And what to do about that.

  • What’s at the intersections of deep work, deep rest, and deep play that we can apply to all aspects of our life and work.

  • My specific routines to manage transitions between work-life segments.

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E83 - How to create and experience boundless energy

Energy is key to everything in leadership! When you are worn out, sick, or otherwise flat-lined, you are no good to anyone, and everything is a lot harder. There is more to energy management than just diet and exercise. In this episode I share the 12 simple strategies to create boundless energy.

  • The three main strategies for energy boosting: give, receive, enhance.

  • The four pillars of energy to hone: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual.

  • How to use your journal to celebrate.

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