Introduction to guest:
Dr. John Demartini is a world-renowned human behaviour expert who has studied over 30,600 books across all the defined academic disciplines.
He has synthesised the wisdom of all these books into presentations, workshops, seminars and videos to help people completely transform their lives.
He has spoken in over 150 countries, published more than 300 books and has created his own revolutionary tool called the Demartini Method.
Dr. Demartini’s mission is to share knowledge and wisdom that empowers you to become a master of your destiny.
He shares empowerment strategies and tools in all areas – business, finance, relationships and leadership – that have stood the test of time.
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Key quotes and takeaways from the show:
Life is a cosmic puzzle that you keep rebuilding and remodelling.
Dewey Decimal System: a library classification system used to order books based on their subject.
“The universe is my playground, the world is my home, every country is a room in my house and every city is a platform to share my heart and soul.”
There’s something to learn from every experience.
Find the greatest ideas from the greatest minds and summarise them.
Something to think about: the things that we infatuate over, or resent, occupy our minds and stop us from doing the extraordinary. The moment we transcend judgement, find equanimity and be purely present, we liberate ourselves from the bondage of our misperceptions. We are freed. This is the state in which you awaken the genius inside you.
Whenever you’re infatuated with something you fear its loss, whenever you resent something you fear its gain.
You can achieve wisdom before you get old by asking methodical questions. This helps you avoid getting lost in infatuations. Most people sacrifice what’s important to them and lose their authenticity by pursuing an infatuation; for example, a love interest.
When looking for your path in life: look at what your life demonstrates as your values, not what your fantasies are. Create a hierarchy of values and follow them.
Delegate everything apart from your highest priority actions. Delegate to people who love doing that job. Don’t do desperate things. Don’t do low priority things. Don’t devalue yourself. Only do what is inspiring to you and delegate the rest away.
When you are living by your highest values, you have an objective, neutral, mind. You don’t become affected by emotions. The noise disappears. When you’re living by lower values, you get all emotional because you’re unfulfilled and you’re looking for meaning and gratification in that unfulfillment. That’s where the noise begins.
Find the largest problems you can solve with your values, passions and skills. The greater the problems you solve, the greater the life you will have. Pursue challenges that inspire you.
You’re not going to make a difference to the world by fitting in, you’re going to make a difference by standing out.
“Too many mind.”
If you want to achieve anything, you need to practice.
The 10,000 hour rule by Malcolm Gladwell is an insignificant blip compared to the time it takes for some forms of mastery. You need to take action!
“I eat to perform […] I want to be present and I want to be firing on all cylinders […] I don’t put things in my body that are not efficient.”
Vitality is directly proportional to the vividness of your vision and the priorities you live by. If you live by the highest priorities, your vitality rises.
“If you can’t say thank you for everything that’s happened in your life, it’s time to go back and look at your life through a different lens.”
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People and resources mentioned:
In alphabetical order:
- 10,000 hours by Gladwell
- A Syntopicon Volumes 1 and 2 by Mortimer J. Adler produced by Britannica – The Great Ideas Series.
- Albert Einstein
- Brad Pitt
- Chicken Soup for the Soul
- Coulomb’s law
- Encyclopaedia Britannica
- Freud (Sigmund Freud)
- Hugh Jackman
- Huygens (Christiaan Huygens)
- Immanuel Kant
- Heisenberg (Werner Heisenberg)
- Jack Canfield
- James Clerk Maxwell
- Katie Holmes
- Leonardo Da Vinci
- Max Planck
- Schopenhauer (Arthur Schopenhauer)
- Sir Isaac Newton
- Spinoza (Baruch Spinoza)
- The Book of Kells
- The Dead Sea Scrolls
- The Last Samurai
- The Magna Carter
- The Secret
- The Secret: Dare to Dream starring Katie Holmes
- Value Determination Process (on Dr. John’s website).
- William James