Two of the closing sessions at this year’s Salesforce Dreamforce, were amongst the most powerful I have ever seen.
The theme was ‘Personal Empowerment: How to Live a Successful Life’
The first session was with Deepak Chopra. It’s the first time I have seen Deepak Chopra and his discussion on the 3 remaining mysteries of the universe, the equation for human happiness, the positive aspects of human health and wellbeing, and how these points impact our daily lives was amazing. Deepak, at 72 looks half his age and is an incredible speaker.
This session was followed by the founder of Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, another fantastic speaker that relayed how her new business venture “Thrive” came about. She relayed the experience of having a massive heart attack at work and how this changed her view of the role that stress plays in people’s lives – including a commitment to stop utilising technology.
‘How to Live a Successful Life with Arianna Huffington’
The discussion around both these speakers included how Salesforce are driving better working habits throughout their organisation in an effort to minimise stress. There were many anecdotes discussed but the one that struck me most was a statement from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who measured his own performance both before and after adopting some techniques to minimise mobile phone use, achieving 8 hours of sleep, Yoga and Meditation. His statement that “the shareholders of Amazon receive a measurably better performance” was inspiring.
Both sessions are on Dreamforce Live and I recommend that you watch them – they are inspiring, informative and humorous!
‘Personal Empowerment: How to Live a Successful Life: Deepak Chopra’
‘Personal Empowerment: How to Live a Successful Life: Arianna Huffington’