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Olivia Fox Cabane Olivia Fox Cabane leadership lecturer. lover of the world. broccoli advocate.

An expert in the fields of charisma and leadership, Olivia Fox Cabane has lectured at Stanford, Yale, Harvard, MIT and the United Nations. She helps people become more persuasive, influential, and inspiring. [www.AskOlivia.com]

So many of us spend a large portion of time caught up in our own minds. We carry with us self-recrimination, internal restlessness, and dissatisfaction. I want to help others get out of their minds and into finding their charisma. When it comes to charisma, I believe there are real-life Jedi mind tricks. What’s meaningful to me is sharing those tricks with all the people who want them. Teaching the best of what I know is a bit like giving the best I can to the world.

I’ve always been like this. As a child, even the plight of a vegetable could pull my heartstrings. When I heard broccoli was the most hated vegetable in the country, I felt very sorry for it. I resolved to eat more broccoli to show it that it was still liked. I thought my life’s mission was “to help save the world.” Someone close to me chided me, saying, “The world needs to be loved more than it needs to be saved.”

If I start to feel disconnected, I head for the woods as fast as I can. I’m in love with the woods. There’s something quite magical about forests – massive trees, moss underfoot, not a soul in sight. Just me, my boots, and my backpack. There are moments when I feel like I belong there, like I’m part of the woods – a little wild creature, no longer quite human. Alone in the forest, I feel that’s who I am. I’m home.

I always come back to doing whatever I can to love the world. I once heard some good advice that has stuck with me: Think of the absolute worst, most atrocious problem the world is facing today – the one that grabs YOU by the guts. Then go help fix that.

Olivia Fox Cabane

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