Arianna Huffington wants you to change the way you live. This was the message she delivered in her keynote at Martha Stewart’s 2015 American Made Summit, a day that spotlights the maker, supports local and celebrates handmade products.
She told the audience that human capital is important and well being is one of the four pillars that she defines as success.
The president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group began to question her own definition of success when she collapsed from exhaustion in 2007, two years into building the Huffington Post. Her latest book Thrive which launched in 2014 discusses the balancing act that one needs to consider to live a fulfilling life.
With a room filled with entrepreneurs and emerging companies, she urged people to think about creating a sustainable life for themselves and not just sustainable products while giving the room 10 things to reflect on:
- Stop worrying and get some sleep – that is the advice that she would give to her 20 something self
- Put yourself at the center
- There’s this illusion of sleep and burnout is attributed to success
- Mistakes happen when you are tired
- Take a detox and day off
- Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s a stepping stone
- Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen
- We take better care of our cell phones than our bodies
- Multi-tasking is not productive
- Don’t miss your moment. Don’t miss your life!
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