Archives for March 2014

Going blind in space

going blind in space - confront fearRemember the Space song going viral last year? The astronaut singing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” while being in ISS flying around the earth?

Well, this astronaut – Chris Hadfield – has been speaking at TED this month. The talk “What I learned from going blind in space” only got released this week, and it already has over 350.000 views!

I think I know why. I mean apart from the fact that Chris Hadfield is widely known.

Chris gives an amazing talk about his experience to confront fear, and danger. In fact he gives a recipe on how each one of us can not only address a fear that we might have, but also deal with it. It sounds simple in comparison to flying to space, in my view. [Read more…]

Learning Bites #8: How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs Which Are Holding You Back

SSDP limiting belief fenceIf you heard about a short exercise that you can do on your own (or with a close person around you) to help you overcoming those barriers which are stopping you to achieve your next goal, would you be interested in learning more about it?

Today, I would like to revive the series of Learning Bites which I have started to share last year with the objective to give you concrete action steps to put in place, different to the other articles on this blog.

What are Learning Bites? In this context, Learning Bites are (very) short learning modules or exercises, which have a strong focus on action than on knowledge delivery. They are not magic pills, but if they are done correctly and repetitively, they will help you to transform your mindset. Step by step. If you would like to check out previous exercises from last year, please visit the “Getting Started” section and check out Section #4.

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What’s Your Problem?

SSDP what's your problemThat question played a key role last week in Samsung’s promotional video for the Paralympics starting today in Sochi 2014.

Paralympics games which will start under even weirder circumstances than the Olympic Games, in my opinion, due to the “political situations”, but let’s leave that aside for this post.

I would like to quickly share with you that video to start off these exciting Games (I am about the hit the road for a long ride). These kind of Games, which are not so often talked about. I don’t know whether you follow them, maybe you do. I am not trying to convince you that you should.

I believe that this video reminds us of what humans are capable, despite whatever types of disabilities. What energy we have, what kind of motivation we can build up.

Simply amazing! [Read more…]