16 Takeaways from Arianna Huffington


One of the highlights of this year’s BlogHer Conference was keynote speaker Arianna Huffington. I would guess that 85-percent of the audience probably bought her new book Thrive before she was even escorted off of the stage after her 30-minute segment. And I agree with mediator Guy Kawasaki — Arianna Huffington must think in 140 characters.

Arianna Huffington Takeaways

  1. We need a digital detoxification.
  2. If you want an established role model, how about God? He took the seventh day off.
  3. Sleep your way to the top. Ninety percent of the time, I get eight hours of sleep.
  4. I’m not saying you should get eight hours of sleep at night. I’m saying get 30 minutes more than what you’re getting now. That’s doable, right? Just don’t watch House of Cards that night.
  5. French philosopher Montaigne said, “There were many terrible things that happened in my life, but most of them never happened.”
  6. We have a much better understanding of the state of our smart phones than the state of our being.
  7. Ubiquity is the new exclusivity.
  8. Always respond to email in short answers. Don’t ask how they are doing. All they care about is that you respond.
  9. Don’t email an hour before you go to sleep. Take your devices and gently escort them out of your bedroom.
  10. My favorite quote right now is from Rumi. “Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.” Isn’t that wonderful? Very Tweetable.
  11. Stop glamorizing being busy.
  12. No is a complete sentence.
  13. The best networkers are givers.
  14. Men are always “either or” and women are “this and that.” But we play their game.
  15. Jimmy Choo only makes super uncomfortable shoes made by men who hate women.
  16. Sean Connery is old.
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July 26, 2014 9:42 pm

This list is full of meaty things to think about . Glad to have the mental diversion from worrying about who Andi will choose! I particularly like #5 — oh, the things that I have worried will happen. How much better not to have wasted time on the worry.

July 28, 2014 8:06 am

2.If you want an established role model, how about God? He took the seventh day off.


i swear the world would be a happier place is everyone calmed the heck down on sunday and stayed with their families and rested.

also, i’m now getting her book thrive. thanks for the tip. she’s great to follow on twitter too. 🙂

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