Have you spent years building your one business or brand, honing your craft, refining your core skill set to build out a set of services around your distinct expertise?
Or do you experiment with multiple fields, crossing boundaries to pursue excellence with your diverse background? Fearlessly shifting shapes and testing your versatility in new spaces?
Is your motivation to excel at your work born from a need to be the best? Or are you driven by something deeper?
Today, Jeffrey introduces us to the focus of Season 3, an exploration of the beauty of pursuing a life of excellence. He shares two different approaches to excellence, comparing the song of a wood thrush with that of a lyrebird and offering examples of legendary creatives who fit into each category. Jeffrey also reflects on what motivates us to excel, challenging the idea that we’re driven solely by the desire to compete and survive. Listen in for insight around how we’re motivated by our admiration for others and learn how the beauty and sorrow of the human condition inspires us to “sing” —and create exceptional experiences for each other.
Are you a wood thrush or a lyrebird?
[1:38] Season 3’s focus on the beauty of an excellent life
[3:43] The wood thrush’s approach to the pursuit of excellence
[5:18] What drives the lyrebird’s pursuit of excellence
[9:22] Examples of celebrated wood thrushes and lyrebirds
[11:24] What motivates us to excel
[15:40] What to expect in upcoming episodes
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