We all have great ideas inside of us that are waiting to be fulfilled, but how do we access these ideas? How do we put that sketch on paper or solve that problem we’ve been wracking on our brains on for weeks? According to Arianna Huffington, all that is stopping genius ideas is the lack of sleep. Maybe a few more hours can really inspire the ideas trapped in our minds.

Who is she?

If you don’t know who is Arianna Huffington is, I bet you’ve probably of the Huffington Post. Arianna Huffington is not only the co-founder of the Huffington Post she is also the President and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group. In 2014, she was named on Forbes’ most powerful women in the world list.

Why you should listen?

We are a sleep-deprived nation that prides ourselves on how many hours we can miss out and still function. Huffington explains how prioritizing a good night’s sleep can access the ideas we have trapped in our minds.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What forced Arianna Huffington to rediscovering the value of sleep in her life?
  2. Arianna Huffington is targeting a certain group in her talk, who does she say will lead the revolution?
  3. What does Huffington say about individuals with high IQs in relation to their leadership abilities and productivity – think back to the Titanic!
  4. In what ways does Huffington suggest our lives will improve if we have better sleep?

Making Connections:

Why do we dream? with Amy Adkins

How to succeed? Get more sleep with Arianna Huffington


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