Wim Hof – Iceman
“Wim Hof first caught the attention of scientists when he proved he was able to use meditation to stay submerged in ice for 1 hour and 53 minutes without his core body temperature changing. Since then, he’s climbed Mount Everest in his shorts, resisted altitude sickness, completed a marathon in the Namib Desert with no water and proven under a laboratory setting that he’s able to influence his autonomic nervous system and immune system at will.
Almost everything Wim has done was previously thought to be impossible – but he’s not a freak of nature. To demonstrate that any human can learn his methods, Wim offered to teach Matt Shea and Daisy-May Hudson to climb a freezing cold mountain in their shorts without getting cold. But when Matt and Daisy signed up for the training, they had no idea that the so-called Iceman was planning to lead them on a psychedelic journey across Europe that circled the chasm between science, spirituality and mystery.”
The first law of organizational thermodynamics
Energy is either created or destroyed.
Newton was right about physics, but in organizations and cultures, the opposite is true.
You’re either the person who creates energy.
Or you’re the one who destroys it.
You might be the one who initiates projects, who asks, “what if?” or eagerly says, “I’ll do it.” The person who finds and amplifies and supports the good work of others. The spark.
Or, it’s possible you’re the passive one, the naysayer, the bystander, the one who manages to eat the donuts at the meeting but not actually add much in the way of energy, kinetic or potential.
You can choose to be the generous one, putting in more than you take out, surprising everyone with a never-ending flow of generosity.
Or, you can find any of one hundred perfectly acceptable explanations/excuses/reasons why you’re merely an absorber of it.
This could become your new favorite travel buddy. Pair it with your tablet or phone and type away on a plane or in a coffee shop.