A Shifting Mindset with Peter Diamandis
Today, Equalman sits down with entrepreneur Peter Diamandis. He is an American marketer, engineer, physician, and entrepreneur. He is best known for being the founder and chairman of the X Prize Foundation, co-founder and executive chairman of Singularity University, and co-author of The New York Times bestsellers Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think, The Future is Faster than You Think, How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives and BOLD: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World.
5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind the Harry Potter series.
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A Shifting Mindset with Peter Diamandis
“I like to say that we’re living in a world that has been pummeled by exponential technologies, right? I liken it to the asteroid that impacted the world 65 million years ago, and it changed the world so rapidly, the environment so rapidly, that the slow lumbering dinosaurs died and went extinct. And the furry little mammals are very proud ancestors that evolved to dominate. The asteroid that struck the world now over the last 20-30 years, and is accelerating is all of these exponential technologies, computation sensors, networks, AI, robotics, 3d printing, synthetic biology, AR VR blockchain, all these technologies are just like transforming, you know, it’s a tsunami of change. And you’re either an ESO surfing on top of the tsunami or you’re being crushed by it. And I think anybody who’s been, you know, asleep for the last six months, knows that one of those tsunami-causing attributes is AI and algorithms.”
You’re inspiring a lot of successful people at the XPrize Foundation and Singulair University, what have you found to be the keys to success?
“I think they’re extraordinary. I think mindset, I talked about food, exercise, and sleep. And then mindset is fundamental, I think love and companionship and purpose. We’ve all heard the stories of, you know, the couple that is deeply in love and one dies and the other one dies shortly thereafter, right? I mean, I think you can will yourself to death. And of course, our Founding Fathers, this country, I forget which two of them, like you know, died within hours, the 50th anniversary of the founding of the country, they want to make it to that point, I’m gonna damn it, I’m gonna make it there, right. And so having a purpose. And this is something that is really deeply meaningful for me right now. And I’m spending a lot of time on this, I had an experience. So I co-founded something called Singularity University with Ray Kurzweil and did that almost 15 years ago. We have executive programs graduate programs and Abundance 360, my program is the year-round highest-level version, of Singularity University. And the graduate programs, we’d get 100 graduate students from around the world, top of their class, the best in AI, robotics, and medicine, whatever it might be. And remember, every year, I would ask a question, how many of you are clear about your purpose in life, and shockingly, less than half the class and I expected 90% there, right? And they’re just, you know, from the top universities and entrepreneurs and, and so it would be like 40% would raise their hand. And I’m like, listen, for everybody who doesn’t know what your mission in this program is to find your passion and purpose. That’s all I don’t care what you build as a company. Find your passion and purpose because it drives everything is a great Mark Twain quote. He says, There are two important days in your life, the day you were born, and the day you found out why. And so I’m on a mission right now to help people find their passion and purpose.”
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