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1-1-1: Talent, Inner voice & the power of Kindness
“Talent is how quickly your skills improve when you invest effort. Achievement is what happens when you take your acquired skills and use them.”
- Angela Duckworth, Grit
As kids, we are taught to speak to others gently. We are told not to raise our voice or use negative words when talking to people. But has anyone taught you how to speak to yourself? Do you constantly criticize yourself or are you having encouraging conversations?
Tune in to find out why talking to yourself in the right way matters!
Dare to Lead with Brené Brown is a powerful and insightful series. Each episode is so unique and holds so many valuable lessons. However, for today’s recommendation, I’ve picked the episode with James Rhee. James Rhee is an acclaimed impact leader, entrepreneur, educator, and goodwill strategist. He transforms people, brands, and organizations by identifying and unleashing purpose through the union of mathematical and creative systems, all grounded in practice.
“Kindness and love, and imperfection, and things that you couldn’t machine learn.”
This line holds so much depth. In a constantly digitizing world, where AI is constantly learning and developing, where many jobs too can now be done by the machine, these values are what make us human. It defines our decisions, our goals, and our ability to be set apart from the mass machine revolution. Our ability to care, be empathetic, and be beautifully imperfect will always have an edge and make any organisation better by just imbibing these qualities.
He also talks about how this was instilled in him way early in his life by his parents who are both caregivers – his father was a paediatrician and his mother, a nurse. So, taking care of people around him became an extension of his nature.
Take some time out to listen to this wonderful episode.