This week might go down as the week that redirected the course of my life. Jarrod Robinson recommended that I listen to the Tim Ferriss Podcast. I needed another thing to listen to like my wife needs another pair of sneakers! (she has tons) When Jarrod says something I tend to listen to it so I went along and listened to podcast number 56 of the show. My mind was instantly blown! Here is a quick synopsis of the episode:
Dr. Peter Diamandis has been named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine.
You asked for an entire episode with him, so here it is! The subject is simple: How to think big, and how to use the key strategies of Peter’s friends and investors, including Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Larry Page. How do they create maximum leverage? How do they think differently? We explore all of this.
In the field of innovation, Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation. Among many other things, Diamandis is also the Co-Founder (along with Craig Venter and Bob Hariri) of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI); and Co-Founder of Planetary Resources, a company designing spacecraft to mine asteroids for precious materials (seriously).
If you actually took the time to read this some things should pop out to you. The first one is that Dr. Diamandis is planning on mining asteroids! What? Yes that is what Google calls moonshot thinking. The podcast calls it 10X thinking. The next thing you should recognize are the names of these people: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Larry Page. If you don’t Google them now! These people are all brilliant thinkers who don’t let anything get in the way of their vision. They are successful in business but that is not what makes them worthy of your time and effort. They are thinking on levels that we can’t even imagine. They want to change the world.
This is something that I have thought about often. How can I change the world? I used to think that this is some grandiose idea that would never come to fruition. Why? What is stopping me? Only myself and my limited vision. One of the great takeaways from this podcast is that even if you “fail” with your 10X plan you will still make positive strides. Norman Vincent Peale said it best, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
My questions for this week are in asking how can we change our thinking and make it 10x or moonshot thinking? How can we change the world?
Q1. What is one idea you have that will change you field of education? #slowchatpe
Q2. What is one idea you have that will change all of education? #slowchatpe
Q3. What are you currently doing to change the world? #slowchatpe
Q4. What have you read or listened to that blew your mind? #slowchatpe
Q5. What people should others follow that will force them to think big? #slowchatpe