“Intuition is a learned skill that can start with the body.” – Robin Zander
In this episode Ella Saltmarshe hijacks the Robin Zander Show and interviews me. If you missed it, in a previous episode of the Show Ella was my guest and we discussed learning and how Ella manages multiple careers. Here, Ella has turned the tables and asks me questions about what it means to learn things deeply, use fear as a compass, and record what we learn.
Some practical tools we discuss:
- Ryan Holiday’s Commonplace Book
- The Morning Pages
- The Moment with Brian Koppelman
- Momentum Dashboard (This is the Instagram photo Ella mentions.)
I share some of my daily patterns, including the one thing I’ve done every night before going to bed for more than 10 years. Ella asks about how I keep track of my progress and course correct in a number of different areas of my life. We discuss years of training with Anat Baniel, and I what I learned about learning from that early training. If you’re curious to know more, I have a few audio lessons on SoundCloud.
Ella and I discuss the value of structure and how a structured life can leave room for key focuses. I share my current thinking on competition versus cooperation and two books I’ve read recently that capture these ideas:
- Extreme Ownership by former Navy SEALs Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
- Boys in a Boat about a crew from Seattle, WA who won the 1936 Olympics
Enjoy this interview on learning, knowledge and developing intuition of me by Ella Saltmarshe.