Kevin Kelly

The Power of Being Lost

Wired Magazine co-founder Kevin Kelly will take first-hand experience over information he is simply given any day. His studies on human life intersecting with technology explore how nurturing our hunger to learn is the only way to consistently grow as individuals and a society. Kevin explains how this commitment to life-long learning leads to a future of endless possibilities on this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu.

Kevin Kelly on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

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SHOW NOTES:

Kevin describes dropping out of college and starting to invent his life his way.  [3:35]

Kevin discusses premature optimization and how perfection can stunt your growth.  [11:00]

Kevin breaks down the importance of enhancing and understanding the way you learn.  [14:25]

Kevin tells how embracing being lost can help find your voice and lead to innovation.  [21:54]

Kevin explains why it’s important to find the thing only you can do.  [27:46]

Kevin shares what he learned when he approached life like he only had 6 months to live.  [31:05]

Kevin describes what the future will look and why we should be excited.  [39:10]

Kevin reveals the impact he wants to have on the world.  [44:00]

 

QUOTES:

“You are successful because you have found yourself. That’s independent of how much money you make, it’s independent of how many followers you have. It’s really about whether you have come to find out what it is that you can contribute, what impact you can have that no one else will have.”  [10:10]

“Part of learning is unlearning what you already knew.”  [15:08]

“If you read the biographies of anybody who’s successful, they all have that period of time in their lives when they were lost, didn’t know it. I embrace that sense of being lost.”  [23:33]

“In order to support innovation you have to be comfortable with failing. You have to be comfortable with things not working out.”  [26:52]

 

FOLLOW KEVIN KELLY:

WEBSITE — https://bit.ly/1gT0HD6

TWITTER — https://bit.ly/1gKiYYb

FACEBOOK — https://bit.ly/2HYcxmn

YOUTUBE — https://bit.ly/2JYBnze

 

CONCEPTS AND STUDIES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Premature Optimization — https://bit.ly/2HX6kmx  [10:50]

 

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE:

The Inevitable — https://amzn.to/2JUbf9c  [2:47]

Art & Fear — https://amzn.to/2bR8GW4  [18:29]

 

COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Wired Magazine — https://bit.ly/2cVIusZ  [0:54]

The Long Now Foundation — https://bit.ly/2whBtjs  [2:27]

The Rosetta Project — https://bit.ly/1RpAQSJ  [2:28]

 

PODCASTS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

This American Life Episode — https://bit.ly/2IjX53e  [31:00]

 

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