What Can We Learn From The World’s Greatest Freedivers

How long can you hold a breath? The average adult can manage 30 seconds. Can you reach one minute? Perhaps two? Can you fathom reaching nine minutes, two seconds? Natalia Molchanova achieved that time, the women’s world record in static apnea—holding her breath while motionless in a pool—in 2013. Molchanova, considered by many to beContinue reading “What Can We Learn From The World’s Greatest Freedivers”

How To Create Remarkable Moments To Make The Most Of Your Life

At the beginning of his memoir Chasing Daylight, Eugene O’Kelly wrote an extraordinary statement: “I was blessed. I was told I had three months to live.” What would you do if you had only three months to live? It’s often through contemplating death that we come to realize what is–and isn’t–important in life, and howContinue reading “How To Create Remarkable Moments To Make The Most Of Your Life”

Paradoxical Leadership – Where Optimism Meets Pragmatism Creates Resilience

On September 9, 1965 while returning from a mission in North Vietnam, the US Navy pilot Captain James Stockdale‘s A-4 Skyhawk was hit by anti-aircraft fire. Stockdale ejected, breaking a bone in his back and badly dislocating his knee which subsequently went untreated and eventually left him with a fused knee joint and a veryContinue reading “Paradoxical Leadership – Where Optimism Meets Pragmatism Creates Resilience”

Death Is Our Best Teacher. Fear Is Our Best Friend

Have you ever asked yourself why you are afraid of death? It’s normal to be afraid, of course. But exploring why we are afraid of death might be instructive on how we are to live. Do you have unfinished businesses to accomplish, ambitions that aren’t fulfilled? Are there too many dreams not pursued, loves thatContinue reading “Death Is Our Best Teacher. Fear Is Our Best Friend”

Most Important Lessons In Life Are The Most Counterintuitive

A near-death experience taught me one of the most important lessons in life. I was afraid of water when I was a kid, I didn’t start to learn swimming until I was around 14. Back then I just was just kind of playing and practicing in small training swimming pool with my friends. I feltContinue reading “Most Important Lessons In Life Are The Most Counterintuitive”