In this episode we look at why your definition of success might be hurting you - and how you can redefine it in a much healthier way, examine the power of intellectual humility, talk about what it means to provide value and how to do it, we go deep into the power of listening, why its so important, and discuss 3 strategies you can use to become a better listener, we explore the concept of brilliance as well as how you can unlock your own brilliance in 30 seconds, and much more with Simon T. Bailey.
Simon T. Bailey is the CEO of Simon T. Bailey International an education company that specializes in creating learning and development content for individuals and organizations. Simon is a hall of fame keynote speaker and is one of the top 10 most booked corporate speakers on Leadership, Change, and Customer Experience and will be the emcee at the upcoming SUCCESS Live Event in September!
Why your definition of success might be hurting you - and how you can redefine it in a much healthier way.
Why success is about others and not just yourself
Intellectual humility and why it’s so important
Questions to put yourself on the path towards true success:
What would I do if I knew that I couldn't fail?
What would I do if no one paid me to do it?
What makes me come alive?
Don't ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive - the world needs people who come alive
When you stop chasing money, money will chase you.
How to create an “exit strategy” to test your ideas and pursue your dreams
Can (and should) you quit your job and play videos games all day?
We are now in a recommendation economy - people will tell other people if you are excellent
What it means to provide value to the world and how you can do it:
Going above and beyond, exceeding expectations, doing more than people expect of you
Listen and discover ways to exceed expectations
Meta Listening and why you should often slow down in order to speed up
Hearing is a courtesy, listening is a compliment
The 3 levels of listening & Why listening shows the person that they matter
Why it’s not good to “need to be the smartest person in the room”
Why needing to prove something can be one of your greatest mistakes
People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care
How to practice intellectual humility
Release the need to be right
Understand the power of diversity of opinion & perspective
Find someone who is willing to say no and challenge your ideas
How to step outside your comfort zone and seek disconfirming opinions
3 Exercises you can use to step outside your comfort zone
Simon’s strategy for reaching 1 billion people around the globe
Brilliance - what it is, why its important - and what Harvard research says about it
How society has eroded our innate brilliance
Within the next decade millions of knowledge worker jobs will be eliminated due to automation
How you can unlock your own brilliance in 30 seconds
There will never be a perfect time for you to do it, just do it
The concept of emotional congruence
Language is the software of the mind - your words carry energy and create worlds
How to rehearse the future in the present
You decide your habits, and your habits decide your future