“Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.” — Roy T. Bennett
Welcome to Sources of Insight!
Become a smarter, more creative, more capable you!
Sources of Insight is for anyone interested in realizing their potential:
- Become the greatest version of yourself! Your Future Self inspires you to become what you’re capable of. Learn from stories, strategies and skills to become a better you. The stories we tell ourselves and tell others limit or empower us.
- Stand on the shoulders of giants! Draw from inspiration and insight from great books, great people and great quotes.
- Inspiring the world with greatness! I love greatness. I share and scale proven practices for personal greatness to become the greatest version of yourself. Learn from Navy Seals, pro athletes, effective executives, biohackers, and more.
- Master your mind, body, emotions, career, finances, relationships, and fun! Master the mindset, skillset, and toolset to define success in every major category of your life and win it your way. Your inner strategies are everything.
- Actionable insights for profound personal growth & greatness. Insight + action helps you gain traction.
Let’s explore and expand human potential!
Join me on a quest for the world’s best insight and action for better results in work and life. This is a journey of self-actualization that will awaken your greatness within. Begin your personal quest to live your path of Arete.
Hi, I am J.D. Meier…
I inspire the world with human potential and greatness.
MY MISSION IS TO ADVANCE HUMAN POTENTIAL.
Currently, I am a senior business executive leading innovation with a special focus on sustainability. (In other words, I’m trying to help save the planet, while helping leaders create more sustainable businesses that are good for people and good for the planet.)
I ENABLE THE GENIUS IN OTHERS TO CHANGE THE GAME.
I’ve been a CEO Whisperer, High Performance coach, and best-selling author for productivity and time management.I’ve shipped software, led high performance teams, and shaped the future of platforms and technologies. I’ve been called the “the Program Manager of Blockbusters”, “the Abilities Program Manager”, and the “King of Dreams”. My super skill is building world-class frameworks that change the game. My approach is to create inclusive and diverse frameworks that enable the genius in others to swarm around big challenges, achieve audacious goals, and bring ideas to life.
HEAD COACH for SATYA NADELLA’s INNOVATION TEAM.
One of my most interesting roles was head coach of Satya Nadella’s innovation team. My job was to speed up innovation and help everybody learn how to create better business because of technology. A key part of my job was to tell stories to inspire and share success patterns for rapid results. As a result, I created the Book of Dreams framework at Microsoft, which has been a phenomenon around the world.
THE BOOK OF DREAMS FRAMEWORK
I created the Book of Dreams framework at Microsoft to help leaders reimagine the future and explore the art of the possible in a digital world. Really, it’s a framework for accelerating innovation and digital transformation that helps everyone innovate better and drive business growth. I’ve built Dream Teams and Books of Dreams for everything from the future of work, to the future of education, to the future of cities, to even the future of sports.
I study success patterns and share them with the world.
My Guiding Principles for Life
A few simple rules serve me well:
- Life’s not a spectator’s sport.
- Absorb what’s useful; reject the rest.
- It’s not what’s on your plate, it’s how you eat it.
- Don’t take life too seriously, or you’ll never get out alive.
- Success is a journey, not a destination.
- Live more, laugh more, learn more, love more.
- Roll with the punches.
- Whatever doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.
- If you fall down, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, carry the lessons forward.
- Don’t seek to be better than others; seek to be better than yourself.
With that in mind, here is what Sources of Insight is all about…
Be YOUR Best!
An amazing thing happens when you live at the edge of your greatness and become what you are capable of.
Your life takes on new meaning as you learn who you are and live your mission.
Each new day becomes a chance to rise and shine your way.
Explore and Expand What You’re Capable Of!
Sources of Insight is a living library and learning platform to help you realize your full potential in all aspects of your life:
- Master your mind
- Master your body
- Master your emotions
- Master your career
- Master your finances
- Master your relationships
- Master your spiritual intelligence
- Master fun and do what makes you come alive
I love what you are capable of.
Proven Practices for Personal Effectiveness!
Explore what you are capable of!
Join me on a quest for better insights, better results for work and life.
Let’s expand and explore the art and science of human potential.
I believe everybody deserves a chance at a better life.
I also believe that life’s better with skill.
I empower people with proven practices for personal effectiveness.
Stand on the Shoulders of Giants!
Draw from the wisdom of the ages and modern sages.
Learn from the best.
One of my favorite phrases when telling folks about Sources of Insight is:
Stand on the Shoulders of Giants
Sources of Insight draws from great books, great people, and great quotes, and features special guest stars from around the world that are the best at what they do, including top experts and best-selling authors.
You don’t have to start from scratch.
Sources of Insight puts wisdom at your finger tips all in one garden of greatness.
Learn proven practices for personal effectiveness and “stand on the shoulders of giants.”
Skilled for Life!
The purpose of Sources of Insight is to help you on your quest to be awesome at work and life and provide you with principles, patterns, and practices for getting results.
My mission is simple:
My mission in life is to improve the quality of life for as many people as I can, as long as I can.
To put it another way:
Help you operate at a higher level with proven practices for personal effectiveness so you can achieve your dreams.
Skilled for Work and Life.
Personal Effectiveness Skills for Work and Life.
Source of Insight is a source for skilled living featuring life hacks, principles, patterns, and practices for personal empowerment.
Learn skills to pay the bills and lead a better life.
Sources of Insight puts a focus on mind, body, emotions, career, finance, relationships, and fun, as well as topics like leadership, personal development, and emotional intelligence.
Explore and Expand Your Potential!
Realize your potential the agile way!
Sources of Insight helps you “flourish with skill.”
Here is the vision in a nutshell:
People from all walks of life are empowered with the skills necessary to move forward, to realize their potential, and achieve great things.
By chunking your personal growth down into smaller phases, you can adapt and respond, as you learn and grow. This ability to pivot is the backbone of agility.
And this is the Agile Way.
Enjoy Your Journey
Best wishes for the adventures ahead. Enjoy the journey and along the way …
Live more, learn more, laugh more, love more,