Ideas From Steven Johnson’s TED Talk On Where Good Ideas Come From

In this 30 second PAREable, discover how ideas develop and evolve within a network.

Actionable Do:

  • We take other ideas and stitch them together to form a new one.
  • Do share and connect ideas instead of protect ideas.

Actionable Don’t:

  • Don’t just protect ideas because more and better ideas will appear from the liquid network.

Thinkable:

  • An idea is a network. Physically, it’s a neuron configuration that had never existed before in a person’s brain.
  • The liquid network is an environment where you have lots of different ideas that come together. Each with different backgrounds, different interests, jostling with each other and bouncing off each other. This liquid network environment is the place that leads to innovation.

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Here is his TED Talk.

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Ideas From Ken Robinson’s Find Your Element

In this 1 minute PAREable, discover ideas on how not to kill creativity.

Actionable Do:

  • Expose yourself to as many new opportunities as possible to discover aptitudes you may not have realized.
  • Strive to have a growth mindset. It will allow you to develop and improve your abilities.
  • Find your passions, things that you do without noticing the passing of time.
  • Forge your own path and understanding of your happiness instead of blindly seeking wealth, immediate gratification or other people’s definition of happiness.

Actionable Don’t:

  • Don’t plan your life when you’re so young because life is unpredictable.
  • Don’t assume you are bad at something because you performed poorly in that subject in school. Standardized tests only measure one kind of human intelligence while schools only cater to a few learning styles.

Thinkable:

  • Every person is special and different because of their genetic makeup (every human who ever existed in history has their own genes) and their environment (everyone has their unique mix of family, friends, time, and location of their upbringing).
  • If you accept that you can’t predict or control the future, you will discover many new opportunities.
  • Experiencing positive emotions (from your passion) has been proven to reduce stress, reduce chronic pain and addictions, and improve sleep and concentration, among many other positive benefits.
  • Finding a group of people who share your passion can be very beneficial, or even necessary, for both you and other members of the group at realizing your goals.

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Don’t just take my words, check out Ken Robinson’s Find Your Element.

Here is his witty TED Talk.

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Ideas From Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk On Body Language

In this 30 second PAREable, discover ideas on how body language might have an impact on our chances of success.

Actionable Do:

  • Practice power dynamics. Expand and open up your body as it is a sign of power.
  • Fake it (power posing dynamics) until you become it.
  • Power posing for 2 minutes before situations where you’ll be judged by your presence.

Actionable Don’t:

  • Don’t crouch down and shrink because it’s a sign of powerlessness.

Thinkable:

  • Body language (non-verbal behavior) is a form of communication.
  • Our non-verbal communication govern how other people think and feel about us.
  • Our non-verbal communication also govern how we think and feel about ourself.
  • We know our mind change our body, but our body also changes our mind.
  • Our mind change our behavior and our behavior changes our outcomes.

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Here is her study in the journal of Psychological Science.

“Power Posing”

And here is her inspiring TED Talk.

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Ideas From Steve Job’s 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech

In this 30 second PAREable, discover ideas on how to live before you die.

Actionable Do:

  • Follow your own curiosity and intuition.
  • Got to find what you love. The only way to do greta work is love what you do, don’t settle.
  • Have courage to follow your heart and intuition, it knows who you are and what you want to become.
  • Stay hungry, stay foolish.

Actionable Don’t:

  • Avoid the trap of you have something to lose.
  • Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
  • Don’t be trapped by dogma, living with results of other people’s thinking.
  • Don’t let other’s noise drown out your inner voice.

Thinkable:

  • Ask yourself, “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do?”

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