"If you're thinking of having Sebastian speak at your event, go for it! We've had over a dozen speakers at Moishe House and Sebastian stacked up well with the best of them. His presentation was accessible, actionable, and intimate -- all at the same time. He's a great guy too, you really want to have him speak to your audience if you have the opportunity." -- Abraham Sorock, Coordinator of the Beijing Jewish Cultural Moishe House and Director of Atlas China
"I recently had the chance to hear Sebastian speak at Osaka Castle in Japan. His mastery-level knowledge of world history blended with actionable advice made for a relevant and enjoyable talk. Sebastian's unique outlook as well as his unconventional path through life enable him to surface themes that would otherwise go overlooked. I'd look forward to any opportunity to hear him speak again." -- Tynan, Creator of SETT Blogging Platform
"I had the pleasure of listening to Sebastian deliver a talk about productivity in late 2012. I am generally skeptical of the self-help industry but Sebastian's presentation was informative as well as practical. I learned some great insights into human psychology and was also introduced to numerous online tools that I have already incorporated into my daily life. Sebastian's tidbits of wisdom about productivity have already benefitted both my personal life and professional life." -- Ben Barth, Canadian Embassy to the People's Republic of China
Marshall brings immediately actionable insights on doing more and better work, productivity, organization, creativity, wealth, entrepreneurship, and various business functions -- wrapped into the format of interesting lessons from recent scientific studies and through comprable lessons through history.
Being an avid lover of history, Marshall can often introduce you and your audience to fascinating settings and people from the annals of Japanese, Chinese, Roman, Byzantine, Turkish, British, Russian, French, Greek, and American history -- and many more interesting and intriguing lost kingdoms and times. You'll get to hear lessons and parables from real figures who existed, and learn how they rose and fell, who won and who lost.
These are guaranteed to stick in your mind and audience, inspire and intrigue, educate and entertain. This is all combined with immediately actionable takeaways and guidelines that have been battle-tested and produced results for professionals and creatives across North America, Europe, and Asia.
Marshall's talks have been well-received at the joint Harvard/Tsinghua IMUSE event, at the Buffalo/Beijing Exhibit Opening at the Today Art Museum, at the Jewish Cultural Moishe House.
Marshall loves speaking and finding the perfect mix for your audience; customizing it with intimate anecdotes and stories of successful entrepreneurs and creatives, both contemporary and historical, as well as the state of the art in science and practical proven methodologies.
Marshall has given talks on the future of fundraising in nonprofits, economics, history, overcoming adversity, finance, biochemistry, productivity, creativity, thinking, mental models, and entrepreneurship.
If you're looking for actionable insights, an unforgettable speaking experience, and highly practical content, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our story begins with Ciara Pressler going on a 16-mile run. It’s her best run of the year.
She chose to run well today.
Ciara spent the night before visualizing having an energetic and successful run, and came to the start of it with that purpose and expectation. She was excited as she laced up her sneakers, and met her friends — fellow runners who can push the pace.
At one moment in the long run, Ciara thinks, “I want to fall behind.”
I'm aware that everyone, including myself, is probably a little bit of a hypocrite. What irks me the most is when I do something, say wear a chain with my name on it, think it's cool, and then see someone else do it and think it's lame.
So when I hang around self improvement fanatics and find their quest for self improvement to be a little bit annoying and selfish, I'm horrified. Maybe I'm just as self indulgent as they are.
A good chunk of my friends are on perpetual quests for self improvement (Leo Babauta and Sebastian Marshall to name a couple), and I don't find it annoying at all. It's the opposite, actually; it's inspiring.
What's the difference, and how can I make sure I'm on the right side of it? The answer I've come to is that self improvement demands an outlet.