1. A quote I’m resonating with this week
I was saddened to learn that the well-known atheist and brilliant evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins was de-platformed from giving a talk in Berkeley California by folks who don’t like him criticising ideas and belief systems (Dawkins is an avowed anti-religionist). While I disagree with much that Dawkins says, I am passionately in favour of free speech. Promoting hatred against individuals and groups is wrong and deserves our contempt. Criticism of ideas is healthy, and no ideas are above criticism. Not even religious ideas. Here’s a quote from Dawkins:
“If something is true, no amount of wishful thinking will change it.”
2. A sculpture I love
In Germany, there’s a replica of The Parthenon made from 100,000 banned books (including titles by some of my favourite authors such as Salman Rushdie, Milan Kundera and Truman Capote). The purpose? To start a dialogue on censorship, and to celebrate freedom of speech, something I care deeply about. How awesome is that?
3. This week’s glimpse of the future
Man rides drone like a hoverboard at Portuguese cup final match. The future is now! If anyone’s been wondering what to get the man who has everything, I’ll gladly accept one of these for my birthday. https://www.wimp.com/man-rides-drone-like-a-hoverboard-at-portuguese-cup-final-match/
4. Something that lit me up
Last weekend I did something I’ve been thinking about for a couple of years. I conducted a 3-day 1:1 coaching Intensive with a paying client, in front of an audience of transformation professionals (via video feed into a second room, and to people around the world). Then, between sessions, I came into the main room to unpack what I was doing with the client and answered questions from the coaches, therapists and trainers who were watching. One of my concerns was that I’d be drained; doing an intensive is hard work, and running a training course in parallel seemed like a big ask. But it was the opposite (thanks in large part to the amazing people in #TeamClarity who ensured it all ran smoothly). I found it energising and enjoyable, and our 1:1 client was massively impacted. Not only that, but the people sitting in on the session had some huge breakthroughs. It was a real testament to the power of doing work you love. I’m planning to release a product with the full recordings of the programme, so stay tuned for details!
5. This week’s 3 minute miracle
Another one that I loved from the first time I listened to it. When I used to do large audience events with a big sound system, I loved ‘opening the show’ with this (my other favourite opener was “Stand Up” by The Prodigy). Here’s the wonderful “Wake Up” by Arcade Fire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zdNdjF-htY
That’s it for this week!
Thanks and big love,
Sunday Times Bestselling Author, Speaker and Executive Coach
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