Gui Albieri is a university administrator, trainer, and speaker. He was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. After working in Human Resources for an American multinational company, he moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, to pursue further education in human and organizational change and development. Gui now lives in New York and is passionate about helping students and professionals tame their dark horses.
Excerpts of Interview with Author:
What are your favorite strategies from Tamed?
I would divide my answer based on what you are trying to accomplish.
Some of my favorite focusing strategies, and oh do we need strategies to focus these days, are: Shielding, This 'r Nothing, Alone Time. I have interviewed dozens of prolific writers and high achievers and all report using some variation of these strategies.
For those who want to improve productivity and create systems for getting things done, I would recommend: Creating Systems; To Do, In Progress, Done (SCRUM).
In controlling the self, controlling emotions and hot cognition is always a challenge and a continuous exercise. I find these strategies very effective for controlling emotions and ruminative thoughts: Reappraisal, Self-Reflection.
What are some important concepts from Tamed that the modern achiever must be aware of?
- Our dark horses have never been more stimulated than in today's highly connected world
- We share something important with squirrels - we are information foragers (and that is a problem for goal achievement)
- Time and focus compose the canvas in which we create our lives - these two items are disappearing as external distractions increase at an exponential pace. We must create strategies to protect the canvas (the canvas is under attack!), to expand the canvas.
- Entropy and regression to the mean are important concepts that most achievers need to understand and master.
- Understanding how our dark horse, our bright horse and the charioteer interact and control our lives is key to a life of productivity and achievement; Taming our dark horse is a liberating experience giving us the freedom to pursue our goals without being victims of reactive external and internal forces.