Brilliancy

Helping organizations develop their talented employees.

04/26/2021

My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.

~ Ayn Rand

Brilliancy updated their website address. 10/27/2020

Brilliancy updated their website address.

Brilliancy updated their website address.

10/27/2020

Tiny is mighty.

At least when it comes to change.

Over the last twenty years, I’ve found that most everyone wants to make some kind of change: eat healthier, lose weight, exercise more, reduce stress, get better sleep. We want to be better parents and partners. We want to be more productive and creative. But the alarming levels of obesity, sleeplessness, and stress reported by the media—and seen in my Stanford lab’s research—tell me there is a painful gap between what people want and what they actually do. The disconnect between want and do has been blamed on a lot of things—but people blame it on themselves for the most part. They internalize the cultural message of ‘It’s your fault! You should exercise more, but you aren’t doing it. Shame on you!’
I am here to say. It isn’t your fault.

And creating positive change isn’t as hard as you think.”

~ BJ Fogg, Ph.D from __Tiny Habits__

Churchill's D-Day Task List - Study Hacks - Cal Newport 10/07/2020

Churchill's D-Day Task List - Study Hacks - Cal Newport

You cannot slay the dragon until you can see it.

Powerful.

https://www.calnewport.com/blog/2020/10/06/churchills-d-day-task-list/

Churchill's D-Day Task List - Study Hacks - Cal Newport Last week, I received an email from a reader who had just returned from a trip to the Churchill War Rooms, a London museum housed in the bunkers, built

10/07/2020

I stumbled on this today and it moved me so - I'm not really sure why...
“Each one of us here today will at one time in our lives look upon a loved one who is in need and ask the same question: We are willing to help, Lord, but what, if anything, is needed?

For it is true we can seldom help those closest to us. Either we don't know what part of ourselves to give or, more often than not, the part we have to give is not wanted.

And so it is those we live with and should know who elude us. But we can still love them - we can love completely without complete understanding.”
― Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through it and Other Stories

Timeline photos 09/16/2020

Timeline photos

(Picture: “Nearly 40 years ago at ~4 years old.”)⁣

For me, this is the most important podcast episode I’ve ever published. (Link in bio)⁣

In it, I describe the most life-shaping, certainly the most difficult, and certainly the most transformative journey of my 43 years on this planet. I’ve never shared it before.⁣

My dance partner and safety net in this conversation is my friend Debbie Millman (@debbiemillman). She has been named one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company, and she is the host of Design Matters, one of the world’s longest running podcasts. She is also Chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts and Editorial Director of Print magazine, and she has worked on design strategy for some of the world’s largest brands.⁣

But I didn’t ask Debbie to join me because of her bio. I asked Debbie because she’s a close confidante, she’s an excellent interviewer, and she’s been an incredible support for me in the last few years, including late-night emergency phone calls. Last but not least, she and I have experienced similar trauma but have taken two *very* different paths to healing using *very* different tools. So, you get a two-for-one deal in this conversation. That’s the intention.⁣

And please remember: the gems I’ve found were forged in the struggle. Never ever give up, as you are never ever alone.⁣

Furthermore, there is light on the other side. I wouldn’t have believed this even five years ago, but I now consider myself living proof.⁣

Much love to you and yours,⁣

Tim⁣

P.S. For full resources from this episode, please visit tim.blog/trauma

09/14/2020

“At the end of life, most of us will find that we have felt most filled up by the challenges and successful struggles for mastery, creativity, and full expression of our dharma in the world. Fulfillment happens not in *retreat* from the world, but in *advance*—and profound engagement.”

-Stephen Cope

The Lost Art of Commonplacing 09/06/2020

The Lost Art of Commonplacing

https://writingcooperative.com/the-lost-art-of-commonplacing-e6049489c6f7

The Lost Art of Commonplacing A simple practice that will speed up your writing

04/18/2020

How might we look back on these 3-6 months as a sacred time? What might we do to grow in ways that are now made more possible than before?

Alive time or dead time - which will it be?

#107 - John Barry: 1918 Spanish flu pandemic—historical account, parallels to today, and lessons - Peter Attia 04/17/2020

#107 - John Barry: 1918 Spanish flu pandemic—historical account, parallels to today, and lessons - Peter Attia

#107 - John Barry: 1918 Spanish flu pandemic—historical account, parallels to today, and lessons - Peter Attia "Society is based on trust. When trust evaporates, society begins to fray." — John Barry

03/24/2020
Be Careful How Helpful You Are – Daily Dad – The Blog 02/11/2020

Be Careful How Helpful You Are – Daily Dad – The Blog

https://dailydad.com/be-careful-how-helpful-you-are/?utm_source=sendfox&utm_medium=sendfox&utm_campaign=a-competitive-parent

Be Careful How Helpful You Are – Daily Dad – The Blog Be Careful How Helpful You Are The man who believes they are indispensable is always always wrong, William Manchester once wrote. It’s a fact that runs counter to the sense of importance that most dads—and most parents, period—imbue their roles with. Because you see how much your kids and your...

02/06/2020

Interesting...

E.O. Wilson, a sociobiologist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, on the promise and peril of the future:

“The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology.

Why Do You Do What You Do? Because You Better Know. 02/05/2020

Why Do You Do What You Do? Because You Better Know.

https://thoughtcatalog.com/ryan-holiday/2014/10/why-do-you-do-what-you-do-because-you-better-know/

Why Do You Do What You Do? Because You Better Know. Especially if you work on anything remotely internet related. Because the amount of people making obscene, life-changing amounts of money doing what appears to be very little work is essentially in…

The Evolution of Anxiety: Why We Worry and What to Do About It 10/02/2019

The Evolution of Anxiety: Why We Worry and What to Do About It

The Evolution of Anxiety: Why We Worry and What to Do About It Stress is the result of how the human brain evolved. Here's what to do about it.

08/29/2019

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

― C.G. Jung

08/18/2019
03/22/2019

“The secret to doing good research is always to be a little underemployed. You waste years by not being able to waste hours.”
— Amos Tversky

03/03/2019

It's not about how well you play the game, it's knowing what game you are playing.

02/12/2019

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

02/08/2019

"Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness."
— Yousuf Karsh

01/26/2019

My Wage

by Jessie B. Rittenhouse (1869–1948)

I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store;

For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have paid.

Topo Chico: The 10 Facts Every Fan Should Know About Mexico's Elixir 01/13/2019

Topo Chico: The 10 Facts Every Fan Should Know About Mexico's Elixir

Topo Chico: The 10 Facts Every Fan Should Know About Mexico's Elixir Refreshment of choice for ancient Aztec kings and Austin hipsters, Topo Chico is a delicious fizzy drink with a long, unusual history.

01/09/2019

One of my favorite Emerson quotes:

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think (Taming the Mammoth) - Wait But Why 09/28/2018

Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think (Taming the Mammoth) - Wait But Why

Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think (Taming the Mammoth) - Wait But Why We all care way too much what other people think of us. Here's why.

Remember when a glass of wine a day was good for you? Here's why that changed. 09/23/2018

Remember when a glass of wine a day was good for you? Here's why that changed.

Remember when a glass of wine a day was good for you? Here's why that changed. It seems like opinions on the health benefits of booze are shifting. Suddenly moderate drinking is unhealthy. What happened?

Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion 09/21/2018

Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion

Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion “Colour itself is a degree of darkness.”

Dropbox started with a couple of checks written for $15,000 — today it's worth $12 billion 08/28/2018

Dropbox started with a couple of checks written for $15,000 — today it's worth $12 billion

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/23/dropbox-started-with-two-checks-for-15000--today-its-worth-12b.html

Dropbox started with a couple of checks written for $15,000 — today it's worth $12 billion In honor of Dropbox's long-awaited IPO, an early investor unearthed a 10-year-old memento: The very first investments that helped get Dropbox off the ground.

08/28/2018

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”

~ Albert Einstein

08/28/2018

Fortune favors the bold.

08/14/2018

"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes...Including you." -- Anne Lamott

08/09/2018

“In life the challenge is not so much to figure out how best to play the game; the challenge is to figure out what game you’re playing.” - Kwame Anthony Appiah.

08/07/2018

“Don't postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson.” — Alan Cohen

08/06/2018

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