Sep 26, 2023
In this week’s episode I am joined by two
guests, both Dr. Jim Loehr and Dr. Sheila Ohlsson Walker!
Jim’s ground-breaking, science-based energy management training system has achieved worldwide recognition. Co-founder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, which helped train and inspire more than 250,000 business, sports, medicine, and military leaders worldwide. Jim is also the author of 17 books including his most recent, Leading With Character, and the National Bestseller The Power of Full Engagement.
Dr. Sheila Ohlsson Walker is a behavioral
geneticist whose work centers on how nurture (environment) shapes
nature (DNA), and how we can create contexts in sport, school, and
nature settings that unlock the potential of our youth. A former
pro tennis player, Sheila knows first-hand the power of sport to
embed life skills and mindsets that transfer into careers,
relationships, and wellness habits that foster health and
well-being across life.
• Our private voice, or Yoda, is the most important coach we have in our decision-making journey.
• Deliberate decision-making helps avoid mistakes and regrets.
• Emotions play a crucial role in parenting and communication.
• Teaching decision-making from an early age helps children understand the consequences of their choices.
• Being aware and acting rather than reacting creates opportunities for teachable moments.
• Embracing imperfections and viewing life as a learning journey promotes growth and resilience.
• Leadership is about judgment and making wise decisions.
15:30 - 15:47
• "Your Yoda begins to take that in, those neurological inputs form this narrative inside your head that becomes the most important navigational voice you will probably ever have." - Jim
20:53 - 21:05
• "There's always something to be learned out of every situation, and when we can embed it as automatic habit... that is a superpower that is going to transport us and our children through life."
26:28 - 26:35
• "We want every decision to be some form of learning about your next decision."
30:40 - 30:47
• "Learning about ourselves is crucial. Then owning those mistakes I imagine is even more important."
32:03 - 32:07
• "Have you describe who you are when you are absolutely most proud of yourself."
01:05:11 - 01:05:19
• "The most sacred space we have as human
beings is this space that allows us to change directions, make
decisions and follow them."