Wake up to your kairos moment

Are you asleep? This episode is a special talk from the Mindvalley A-Fest stage, brought to you by Sam Cawthorn — 2009 Young Australian of the Year, international best-selling self-help author, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker.

The stories he’ll tell you today will make you laugh, pause, emotionally connect, and even sing.

Highlights from the talk:

  • Sam’s version of “The Golden Circle” based on Simon Sinek’s theory
  • Why we should obsess over our “Why”
  • Don’t just learn to bounce back, but learn to bounce forward
  • There is power in becoming a master storyteller in anything that you do
  • Sam’s story of how he collided with a semi-trailer truck
  • The meaning of kairos and how to recognize it in your life
  • The 3 key areas of how Sam leveraged himself from coming out of adversity
    • Leverage Crisis
    • Leverage Proximity
    • Leverage Happiness
Here are a few data mentioned in the talk:
  • 45% of Australians feel unhappy in their jobs
  • Optimistic workers over take their pessimistic colleagues by 56%
  • Happy children show 3 times more creativity than unhappy children
  • Positive doctors perform better diagnosis by 35% compared to their neutral peers
If you’re keen on learning more about Sam and his work, we recommend his books:
“Story disrupts our thinking, they inspire us, they get us over the line.”
Sam Cawthorn

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