Listening To Your Inner Voice: Maria Estling Vannestål
Maria Estling Vannestål had a promising career as a PhD in English linguistics — teaching, doing research, writing books and articles. Still, she was not satisfied with her working life, and the idea of being rewarded with a golden watch after 30 years of loyal service scared her tremendously.
So Maria decided to listen carefully to her inner voice, which was telling her — more and more loudly — to do something else. She decided to go against the stream and leave her prestigious job for a life with less financial security but with more time, and a lot more freedom to be creative, to grow and develop, to help other people do the same — and she has never been happier.
Today Maria works as a writer, blogger and lecturer, often together with her best friend Sara Norrby Wallin. They also lead groups according to The Circle Way, a method based on ancient tradition, where participants use a talking stick and everyone’s voice is listened to. Maria’s mission is to inspire people to respect their inner voices and find ways to feel as good as possible. She is of the firm belief that people who feel good also do good.
Read more about Maria at livstid.nu
Ferdinando Buscema: A New Narrative for Leadership
Based on the fact that the stories we tell ourselves have profound psychological impacts, magic experience designer Ferdinando Buscema suggests a new narrative model for successful, modern leaders.
Decisions that define us – Jim Peal
The hero’s journey of today’s leader is not defined by external heroic acts but rather by a qualitative shift the decisions that person makes and the ensuing behaviors that happen along the journey. Jim explores in his TEDxKoeln Talk the transformational dynamics that occur for the leader of today through the lens of four distinct leadership qualities; the visionary (spirit) — who’s focus is the ultimate goal or destination, the activator (gut) — who creates the path to get there and initiates action, the coach (heart) — who focuses on the human element and supports performance, and the mentor (mind)– who takes on the development of the character of the leader.
Jim Peal, Ph.D. introduces a model of leadership that integrates the four dimensions of leadership qualities and their related shadows that resembles the Periodic Table of Elements. His current full time work is developing leaders and their teams as the founding director of the Leadership Development Group.
While his fascination with the intersection of mind, body and experience fueled his education including a degree from the Baylor Medical School as well as a psychology Ph.D. degree in NeuroSomatics Jim’s tenure has includes serving in faculty positions at two graduate schools of psychology including the Pacifica Graduate Institute, permanent home of Joseph Campbell’s personal library and archives.
“Work and live to serve others, leave the world a little better than you found it and garner for yourself as much peace of mind as you can. This is happiness.”
David Sarnoff Founder Of Nbc (1891-1971)
“We shall find peace. We shall hear angels. We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.”
W. Anton Chekov Playwright, Short Story Writer, Physician (1860-1904)
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.”
Benjamin Disraeli Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom (1804-1881)
“How long should you try? Until.”
Jim Rohn Entrepreneur, Author, Motivational Speaker (1930-2009)
“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”
G. K. Chesterton Writer, Poet, Essayist, Novelist (1874-1936)
The 3 Things Dr. Phil Wants You to Ask Yourself
Dr. Phil says that in order to create the life you want, you have to ask yourself three key questions. Watch to find out what they are and get started today!
What is the tragedy of life? - Norman Cousins
How to come up with the extra ounce of power – Muhammad Ali
Some things you should wish for? - Jim Rohn
What is maturity?