188: Going Off the Rails with Damien Burke

June 24th, 2020 · 59 mins 32 secs

About this Episode

01:10 - Damien’s Superpower: The ability to hold conflicting beliefs at the same time.

04:09 - Life is Hard. How do we make things easy?

12:03 - Treating Expertise as Transferable to Different Fields

17:54 - Loving Yourself Unconditionally and Seeing Flaws

“You are whole, perfect, and complete.” – Damien Burke

“The problem is never the problem; how we cope is the problem.” – Virginia Satir

27:03 - Shakespeare was Garbage

30:08 - Sponsorship Message

31:20 - EarlyWords / Morning Pages

36:08 - Damien’s Background in Theater and Applying it to Tech

“I play the piano, but my instrument is the orchestra.” – Attribution Unknown

“The conductor is the only person in the orchestra that doesn’t make a sound.” – Benjamin Zander

Being a Leader/Conductor/Manager is an Act of Service

41:42 - Ontological Coaching


John: Why Tacit Knowledge is More Important Than Deliberate Practice

Rein: It is hard to translate theory into practice.

Damien: Life is hard. Make everything you can easy!

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