About the Episode
Kevin Kelly is a senior maverick at Wired, an award-winning magazine he co-founded in 1993. He joined us today to talk about his book, Excellent Advice for Living: Wisdom I Wish I’d Known Earlier, a book of 450 modern proverbs for good living.
Kevin shares his wisdom and insights on a variety of topics, including the importance of taking sabbaticals to avoid burnout, the power of deliberate practice in expanding our response to stimuli, and the necessity of change in a fast-paced world.
From hiring practices to the value of saying no politely, Kevin’s perspective is thought-provoking and actionable. So grab your headphones and get ready to embark on a journey of growth with Kevin Kelly on The Growth Guide.
Enthusiasm is far more important than being smart.
We talk about the reason we have to respect someone’s ideas even if we don’t like them.
You have to be careful about changing for the sake of change.
Kevin explains the importance of resting and how it’s going to increase your productivity.
Asking questions [33.22]
Kevin explains how to ask questions of strangers that will get them interested in talking with you.
Polite but firm [36.02]
We talk about our right to say ‘no’ to something or someone and why we don’t owe a reason to do that.
How to do it [45.00]
Doing something and having it not work is how you're going to learn to make it work.
Time is the most precious thing in the world that cannot be bought with money.