Video description -
"Want to be powerful? You need to know the worst parts of who you are.
Today, Sebastian talks about how Freudian psychology beat Jungian psychology, but how Jung's concept of "The Shadow" is crucial to being able to succeed in the world. With real world examples from the recent Cathay Pacific incident, and with meetings with high level government officials."
Flash of insight: you are tapping into their reality by correctly identifying their dislike of you, and then you subvert it by turning it into rapport. Which means you use dislike as ammunition to create a mutual liking of sorts. It's like saying "I know you dislike me but I still accept you" which paradoxically leads to them meta-liking you.
This is bad ass!
You should do a series of videos on just various stuff (or hell, just an audio version of Ikigai). I've already bought Ikigai but I much prefer audio/video for consumption.
I'd pay for it.
The posts about the Catheway conflict are very useful for me. Great thanks!
I've been in similar situations. Now I can see where I neglected misunderstood and did wrong some of the things though you didn't put an emphasis on most of them, of course, because we have different shortcomings.
Again great thanks!
"Burn your baggage and impediments, throw away your stores and provisions, choke up the wells, destroy your cooking stoves, and make it plain to your men that they cannot survive, but must fight to the death." -杜佑
I am positive that there are volumes of books dedicated to this concept. I am amazed at how well you've picked that point and just drove it straight home.
I can honestly say that I am now a firm believer of the notion that knowing all of your flaws and fully accepting them is key to being highly effective. If my memory serves me right, this is a key point in Sun Tzu's Art of War.
I like most of your videos (especially Wreck or Sidestep Problems and Slaves, Workers, and Soldiers), but this one didn't work as well as the others. You use a lot of anecdotes and arguments that aren't very relevant for the general topic of this video. You do a good job of returning to the argument, but all that extra talk is unnecessary and makes the video longer than it needs to be. Maybe a whiteboard helps? Hope it helps with your next stuff!
"Is Exponential Growth Possible?" got a few really good comments. Riley Harrison left a really good comment and questions -
A great blog. One of the realizations that helped me was comprehending that if an insight or epiphany wasn’t actionable (didn’t lead to action) it wasn’t of much value (other than recreational). I have thought way too many deep thoughts, read too many self-empowerment books searching for the non-existent silver bullet (insight) that would allow me to bypass hard work, accumulation of small victories and risk taking.
The traditional barriers/obstacles (time, money, energy, risk taking etc) are to me somewhat secondary to just plain old inertia. But being at the right place at the right time – is that serendipitous luck or something else. You do have to factor into the equation that you are shooting at a moving target (circumstances change and you change) – times stands still for no man… As to the list of things to make you grow I would add that being conversant in the latest findings in neuroscience and positive psychology wouldn’t hurt.
I'm amusing myself thinking about how outrageously dumb the school system is.
You know how some superstars are constantly surrounded by yes-men, get their ass kissed 24/7?
Those people get disconnected from reality, and when that happens, it usually means the beginning of the end of their career. Because when you lose connection with reality, you also lose connection with what got you to the top in the first place.
School is like that. Except all of society is brainwashed.
Higher education doesn't matter anymore. I dropped out, and have gotten a 100 times more valuable education because of it. On my own time.