Oct 25, 2018
What makes someone superhuman? Is it their cape? Their blue tights? Their ability to fly, jump or leap? My guest today was curious about the subject and, instead of turning to Marvel, Superman or the X-Men franchise for answers, he searched the world to find the finest examples of individuals who personify the 11 'super-human' traits. Today he shares what his research means for us.
Grab your journal, your cape (put it on!) and get ready to soar into life with Rowan Hooper.
If you enjoyed thinking about what you can do to improve your business, life + impact through Rowan's insights: Check out episode #103 with Brené Brown to get tips on how to improve your leadership through vulnerability. Or, episode #98 with Radha Agrawal on how to improve your sense of community + feel more connected.
ROWAN HOOPER'S LIVE INSPIRED 7
1. What is the best book you’ve ever read? Lonesome Dove, Larry McCurty. It's an American Western, the characters in it stay with you forever, just like Huckleberry Finn.
2. What is a characteristic or trait that you possessed as a child that you wish you still exhibited today? Intensity of focus + ability to become obsessively interested enough to delve in and find new things.
3. Your house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it be? A steal box with old travel journals and photos. The reason it is in a steal box is that if there ever is a fire, it can survive.
4. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it be? Charles Darwin. He was my hero growing up because he was an incredibly wise and passionate man who changed our world. The first question I'd ask: What do we do now about understanding the world? I'd try to update him and then ask his advice.
5. What is the best advice you've ever received? Do what you want to do. Don't force people to do things they don't want to do. Let them find their own way.
6. What advice would you give your 20-year-old self? Don't drink so much! Just enjoy your youth. Feel it while you've got it.
7. It’s been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to read? He was a nice guy, did a few cool things and inspired people with the stories he told of other people.
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