Adam’s 5 Finds: Find Your Passion | Be Significantly More Successful | Dive Under Arctic Ice

Adam Egger
4 min readFeb 24, 2017

Path to Success — Lesson 2 — Be a Skeptical Optimist

Last week I wrote about the foundational four pillars of being successful. It was about focusing on the own body, the brain, relaxation and happiness. But why should a more positive person be more successful?

Well one reason is explained in the happiness TED talk.

But interestingly the most successful people are actually the optimists, optimists who are skeptical. Do you have these counter-intuitive traits needed to be successful? See this great article by Shawn Snow: “The Counterintuitive Trait That Will Make You Significantly More Successful” to find out if you are a skeptical optimist?

Shane Snow: “Innovators are skeptical optimists”

See Their Organs as They Sing

Thanks to a team of researchers at the Freiburger Institute for Musician’s Medicine, we can watch this real-time MRI scan of a professional baritone as he sings. Enjoy:

And even more fascinating, This is what your vocal cords look like:

Best Books I’ve Read — J. Altucher “Choose Yourself”

This is one of the most important books I’ve read. Choose Yourself by James Altucher. I keep suggesting it to people trying to find their calling.

New tools have emerged to make it possible for individuals to create art, make millions of dollars and change the world without “help.” More and more opportunities are rising out of the ashes of the broken system to generate real inward success (personal happiness and health) and outward success (fulfilling work and wealth).

This book will teach you how to find your personal path to building a new successful world out of the of the old.
I’ve learned a lot from this fascinating $1 ebook. Thank you “James Altucher — the most interesting man in the world

Video of The Week — Free Diving Under Arctic Ice

“Under the ice there is no space for fear, no space for mistakes”

This video is impressive, I love it, great scenery, great atmosphere.

After a biking accident, Finnish free diver Johanna Nordblad nearly lost her leg to necrosis. As part of her treatment, she began free diving under the freezing Arctic ice. The pain was agony when she first started.


Arctic Free Diving Helped Save Her Leg — Now She Has a World Record —

Find Your Passion

Do you sometimes ask yourself: “What’s my passion? What should I do in my life?”. I want to help you find your calling, what you were born to do.

The solution is not to try to find your passion. Rather to try to find your skills, your capabilities, find out what are you already good at.

So make a list of topics people constantly ask you about.

Now think of one of these things that you could do every day, exercise this skill as often as possible, let it drive your future decisions. Become the world expert in what you’re already good at.

Contrary to popular belief, passion doesn’t fall into our laps. As we become better at something, we begin to enjoy it more.

Read this great article to learn more about finding your calling. And read “Choose Yourself” (see above), a book that will give you tools to actually show the world what you’re good at.

Talk to you next Friday, all.


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Adam Egger

Helping with Innovation and Growth | Strategy and Innovation can be fun and simple | A minimalist living a good life.