Coping with failure, learning from emotions, trusting instincts or adopting a new outlook: sometimes we could all use a few pointers on how to overcome everyday challenges. Sharing insight and the tools of their trade, these inspiring intrepids offer advice on how to perfect the work-life balance that eludes so many of us.
Bertrand Piccard is a psychiatrist and balloonist who made it around the world despite having failed on his first two attempts. His words of advice? Drop your ballast and change altitude to live a better life. By becoming an explorer, you can exceed your comfort zone. And once you've acquired a taste for adventure, you'll be ready for anything.S1 • 1 • 16mn
Whether she’s using Spinoza for crisis control, Descartes for social and personal responsibility or Bergson for personal and professional development, Marie Robert makes philosophy practical. Her teaching shows old theories in a new light, turning an academic discipline into an everyday tool that pushes us to make carefully informed decisions.S1 • 2 • 15mn
French freediving champion Guillaume Néry may have the ability to go dive 126 meters in a single breath, but he keeps his feet firmly on the ground. As an athlete, he must manage stress, learn from failure and embrace the unexpected. From breathing exercises to self-control, he teaches you how to use the competitive spirit in your daily lifeS1 • 3 • 15mn
Canadian Emilie Wapnick never had a simple answer to the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" As an artist, designer and entrepreneur, she invites us to accept our multipotentiality instead of repressing it. By learning to reconcile our diverse interests, what might first seem like a weakness turns into a superpower.S1 • 4 • 16mn
Paul Watson founded the Sea Shepherd group, which follows an aggressive form of activism known as “direct action”. His commitment to marine life began in the Canadian fishing village where he grew up: he was only 10 when he set about destroying all the beaver traps he could find. Here, Watson teaches us to face risk head-on and trust our instincts.S1 • 5 • 16mn
Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk who believes that when we are kind and compassionate in business, we get a whole lot more than when we are competitive or selfish. With a focus on meditation, kindness helps us gain perspective and rethink hierarchical relationships for a healthier and more positive work environment.S1 • 6 • 17mn
Coping with failure, learning from emotions, trusting instincts or adopting a new outlook: sometimes we could all use a few pointers on how to overcome everyday challenges. Sharing insight and the tools of their trade, these inspiring intrepids offer advice on how to perfect the work-life balance that eludes so many of us.Extra • Trailer • 1 mn