In our inaugural episode, we speak to Oliver Burkeman, Guardian columnist and author of the book The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking. We talked with Burkeman about what sort of mindset fuels creativity and risk-taking. Including:
- If you think failure is a catastrophic occurrence, you’re not going to take interesting risks.
- The difference between hoping for success and hoping to making uncertainty go away when making a decision.
- If you think you need to “be motivated” before doing something, you’re just adding a hurdle.
- Don’t wait for the right circumstances, think like a chef and use what ingredients you have on hand.
This an experiment on our part, so please let us know what you think in the comments or by @ replying us on Twitter.
Or, listen below:
99U Podcast 1: Oliver Burkeman (runtime: 35 mins)