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What does everyone in the modern world need to know?
You are the books you read, the movies you watch, the people you hang out with and the conversations you engage in. Be careful what you feed your mind with. Here are some of the many videos that Orange and Bergamot recommended for you to watch. Happy learnings.


12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson

High-Level Thoughts:
Fantastic, it’s everything you expect from Peterson and more. Billed as a “self-help” style book, it beautifully interweaves history, religion, science, and philosophy into a highly pragmatic book on how to be a fulfilled, successful, better human being.

Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for.


Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn’t make sense, but he’s never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done.

Being authentic is hard because there are parts of your brain that don’t want you to be authentic, they want you to try to fit in at all costs.


What Is The Next Right Move?

You get as much from your losses as you get from your victories.
Check out Oprah’s view on making mistakes, destiny and how to make the next right move.

On listening to your instincts:

“I call it your emotional GPS system that allows you to make the best decisions for yourself.”

On failure:

“Failure is just that thing trying to move you in another direction.”

On finding your calling:

“The way through the challenge is to get still and ask yourself, ‘What is the next right move? What is the next right move?’ and then, from that space, make the next right move and the next right move.”

On luck:

“My definition of luck is preparation meeting the moment of opportunity.”

On being a black woman:

“I don’t look at people through color. I didn’t get to be where I am and who I am by looking at the color of people’s skin. I really, literally, took Martin Luther King at his word. ”

On what her own Lean In-style book would be called:

“Mine would not be Lean In; it would be Step Up into yourself.”

On leadership:

“I know that one of the things that are so important that happens here at the graduate school is that you have leaders who are self-actualized and understand what your contribution to change the world can be. You can only do that if you know yourself. You cannot do it unless you take the time to know who you are and why you are here.”

On her purpose:

“The real reason I am here is to help people connect to themselves and the higher ideas of consciousness. I am here to raise consciousness. In the beginning, I didn’t realize that. I thought, ‘Oh my God, I have a show.'”

On philanthropy:

“My decisions now are both emotional and logical, meaning that I choose education but I am going to do it in a way that it is actually going to benefit the person that I am serving, and it can’t just be, ‘Oh, I want to help people.'”

On what not to say to yourself:

“Stop the crazy mind chatter in your head that tells you all the time that you are not good enough.”

On what to say to yourself:

“Relax, relax. It’s going to be OK. It’s really going to be OK.”

You’re not defined by what somebody says is a failure for you because failure is just there to point you in a different direction.


A Story about Knots and Surgeons

One day, Ed Gavagan was sitting on the subway, watching two young med students practicing their knots. And a powerful memory washed over him — of one shocking moment that changed his life forever. An unforgettable story of crime, skill, and gratitude.

To cry or not to cry? That is the question after having seen this talk. No, this isn’t business or productivity-oriented, but it is an appropriate message with Thanksgiving 2 days away.

Ed Gavagan is one thankful man, as we all should be this (reflective) time of year.


How To Let Your Light Shine Bright | Lisa Nichols

Discover Lisa Nichols’ 24 strategies to create the life that you want.

“Don’t you dare dim your light.” World-renowned motivational speaker and bestselling author Lisa Nichols deliver a powerful speech on how to keep shining and blinding those who cannot handle your light.

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