Talent. Do you groan when you hear that word? Do you feel shame or believe it is not possible for you to get talent – that you are a lifetime of mistakes?
You may remember my guest Daniel Coyle author of one of my favorite books The Talent Code. In past interviews we discussed where talent comes from and the link between our brain and building talent.
Dan has a new book, The Little Book of Talent: 52 TIPS for Improving Your Skills and in this interview we talk about why you need to stop viewing mistakes as failures and what you can do to build the skills that you need to be successful.
In this interview Dan and I talk about:
- mistakes – failures
- the certain type of mistake that is okay to make
- intellectual understanding of making mistakes intellectually, next step how to really live it
- mistakes as a verdict
- comfort and safety – getting good at something requires risk
- culture values of grit, failure, struggle
- Portrait of a real hero “Someone who bends over exhausted when no one else is watching.”
- Your brain doesn’t care what it learns it. Your brain is just built to do stuff.
- skill building
- hard skills/soft skills
- skill building not just for athletics, music or academics, also applies to leadership and business
- shades of perfection
- how to practice ABC’s without creating an environmnet for self-elimination
- practice – REPS
- Little League Letter Dan mentions in interview
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