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Interview Those You Love (Before They’re Gone) – Brendon Burchard

Interview Those You Love (Before They’re Gone)

 

Brendon Burchard discusses how simple acts of honoring other people connects us with and carries on their legacy after they’re gone.
 
This is Brendon speaking freestyle, filmed in one take without prompter or notes.
 
Brendon Burchard is one of the most widely followed personal development trainers of our time. He is in the Top 100 Most Followed Public Figures on Facebook, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author whose books include The Charge, The Millionaire Messenger, and Life’s Golden Ticket. He is the founder of High Performance Academy, the legendary personal development program for achievers, and Experts Academy, the world’s most comprehensive marketing training for authors, speakers, coaches, and online thought leaders. For these works, Larry King named Brendon “one of the top motivation and marketing trainers in the world.”
 
After a car accident at 19 years old inspired him to turn his life around and follow his dreams, and then having the blessings to become a multimillionaire writer and trainer by the age of 32, Brendon has dedicated his life to helping others find their charge and share their voice with the world.

 

INTERVIEW SOMEONE YOU LOVE ABOUT LIFE
Questions by Brendon Burchard, author of Life’s Golden Ticket

 
1. What comes to mind when you think about growing up in [hometown]?

 
2. What did you love to do as a kid, before high school?

 
3. What did you love to do in high school?

 
4. What do remember most about your teenage years?

 
5. What do you remember most about your mom (grandma)?

 

6. What was most important to her?

 
7. What do you remember most about your dad (grandpa)?

 
8. What was most important to him?

 
9. If grandma and grandpa had a message to you and their grandchildren, what do you think it is?

 
10. How did you meet [spouse] and know (s)he was the one?

 
11. How did you choose your career and what was your favorite part about it?

 

12. What made you successful at work?

 
13. What did you about yourself that helped you become successful and deal with hard
times?

 
14. What times in your life truly “tested your mettle,” and what did you learn about yourself by
dealing (or not dealing) with them?

 
15. What three events most shaped your life?

16. What do you remember about when each of us was born?

 
17. Were you ever scared to be a parent?

 

18. What three words would you say represented your approach to parenting and why?

 
19. When you think about [sibling] how would you describe him?

 
20. What message do you have for [sibling] that you want him to always keep in mind?

 
[Do the last two questions above for each sibling in your family]

 
21. When you think about [spouse], how would you describe her/him?

 
22. What message do you have for [spouse] that you want her/him to always keep in mind?

 
23. What three words would you say best describe who you tried to be in life and how you want to
be remembered?

 

24. When they think about their careers, what do you want your children to focus on?

 
25. What have you learned about other people in life? (trustworthy, kind or not and mean)?

 
26. What do you think the world needs more of right now?

 
27. What do you believe people want the most in life?

 
28. What were the three best decisions you’ve ever made?

 
29. What are you most proud of in life?

 

30. What were five of the most positive moments of your life?

 
31. What message would you like to share with your family?

 
32. What are you most thankful for?

Matthew O’Reilly: “Am I dying?” The honest answer

Matthew O’Reilly: “Am I dying?” The honest answer

 

Matthew O’Reilly is a veteran emergency medical technician on Long Island, New York. In this talk, O’Reilly describes what happens next when a gravely hurt patient asks him: “Am I going to die?”

What Would You Die For? | Brad McLain

What Would You Die For? | Brad McLain

 

This talk looks at the nature and impact of extraordinary experiences, especially how such experiences may change our sense of self or identity.

 

Brad is a social science research professor at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for STEM Learning and is co-director of The Experiential Science Education Research Collaborative. Dr. McLain is an accomplished filmmaker originally from Norfolk, Nebraska, and he attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln for part of his undergraduate education. He is a member of the board of directors for the JGI, Jane Goodall institute.

Shaka Senghor – Why your worst deeds don’t define you

Shaka Senghor: Why your worst deeds don’t define you

 

In 1991, Shaka Senghor shot and killed a man. He was, he says, “a drug dealer with a quick temper and a semi-automatic pistol.” Jailed for second degree murder, that could very well have been the end of the story. But it wasn’t. Instead, it was the beginning of a years-long journey to redemption, one with humbling and sobering lessons for us all. 

Kevin Briggs: The bridge between suicide and life

Kevin Briggs: The bridge between suicide and life

 

For many years Sergeant Kevin Briggs had a dark, unusual, at times strangely rewarding job: He patrolled the southern end of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts. In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he’s spoken — and listened — to standing on the edge of life. He gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide.

 

Thomas W. Laqueur: Why Do We Care for the Dead?

Thomas W. Laqueur: Why Do We Care for the Dead?

 

 
When his friends asked Diogenes the Cynic what he wanted done with his body after he died, he told them that they should throw it over the wall to be eaten by the beasts and birds. And why not? It was no longer his; he would not notice.
 
For more than 2,000 years, conversations in the West—and elsewhere—have acknowledged that Diogenes had a point. And yet we as a species care for our dead. This lecture by Thomas W. Laqueur offers an answer for why this should be the case from both a general anthropological perspective and from the vantage of particular historical cases.
 
The living need the dead more than the dead need the living.
 
Thomas W. Laqueur is a professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley.

Stephen Cave: The 4 stories we tell ourselves about death – Lugen Family Office

Stephen Cave: The 4 stories we tell ourselves about death – Lugen Family Office

 

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Philosopher Stephen Cave begins with a dark but compelling question: When did you first realize you were going to die? And even more interestingly: Why do we humans so often resist the inevitability of death? In a fascinating talk Cave explores four narratives — common across civilizations — that we tell ourselves “in order to help us manage the terror of death.”

Philosopher Stephen Cave wants to know: Why is humanity so obsessed with living forever? 

 

Why You Should Listen To Him?

 

Stephen Cave is a writer and philosopher who is obsessed with our obsession with immortality. In 2012 he published Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization, an inquiry into humanity’s rather irrational resistance to the inevitability of death. Cave moves across time and history’s major civilizations and religions to explore just what drives this instinct — and what that means for the future. Cave writes for The Financial Times and contributes toThe New York TimesThe Guardian and Wired

Live as if you were to die tomorrow – Gandhi

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.

Judy MacDonald Johnston: Prepare for a good end of life

Judy MacDonald Johnston: Prepare for a good end of life

Thinking about death is frightening, but planning ahead is practical and leaves more room for peace of mind in our final days. In a solemn, thoughtful talk, Judy MacDonald Johnston shares 5 practices for planning for a good end of life.

By day, Judy MacDonald develops children’s reading programs. By night, she helps others maintain their quality of life as they near death.

WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HER?

Judy MacDonald Johnston is the Publisher and Cofounder of Blue Lake Children’s Publishing, which develops educational reading tools for preschoolers through a program called the Tessy and Tab Reading Club. Johnston’s credo, “love words early,” and her focus on the earliest years of life, is an interesting foil for her other passion: Planning for end of life. Johnston’s side project, Good [End of] Life, deals not with happy babies decoding symbols, but with a much more morbid topic: Death. Good [End of] Life is a set of online worksheets and practices that aim to help deal with difficult questions — like who should speak for you if you cannot speak, and whether to fill out a do-not-resuscitate form — before it’s too late.

In the past 15 years alone Johnston has founded two other companies in addition to Blue Lake Children’s Publishing: PrintPaks, a children’s software company, and Kibu, a social networking site for teenage girls. Previously Johnston was a Worldwide Project Marketing Manager at Hewlett Packard.

“[Johnston]’s leveraged every single advantage she’s been given into creating a hundred times that for others, never holding tight to wisdom or resources, but investing them where they’ll do the most good next.”  from 50-for-50