David Amerland’s “The Sniper Mind” talks about rising up above the norm, above mediocrity. The book weaves studies, stories, and findings together to explain the powerful soft skills necessary to keep a cool mind and make better decisions.

When practicing skills and honing abilities, we can distinguish between what our body must do from what our mind must figure out – sometimes in milliseconds. When seeing women and men do seemingly impossible things, we know there is something different about them. David Amerland joins Jess Dewell to discuss this … and what we can do to make better decisions.


Starting the Conversation…

  • Power of practice builds automatic responses.
  • Hyper performance learning – the intersection of neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology, and mindfulness.
  • How do we handle the uncertainty of business?

Host: Jess Dewell
Guest: David Amerland

What You Will Hear:

The human factor in business is soft skills.

The way we learn as people and as a business.

Subtle ways we may mis-step by not using tradition.

Learn from the outliers in the age of business are a hundred and thousand year old business.

Instinctively we seek security and stability, so we recreate (sometimes things we don’t like).

Managing perception.

Fear of the unknown: its reactions and what we can do about it.

Empathy versus sympathy.

The physicality that exists within business.

Get below the surface – make a connection.

Facebook question: Which sniper skill do I need to start an online business?

Mindfulness includes a pride in what you do.

Stop, feel, and take 100 breaths – Use our body. Change perspective.

Notable & Quotable:

David Amerland: Traditions create frames of mind which trigger specific correlations in the way we interact and bring specific outcomes.

David Amerland: A business has to do business with people, and those people have to trust you.

David Amerland: Actually connect with people: you have a need, we have a solution. We can help you.

David Amerland: Perception is our own interpretation of the facts.

Jess Dewell: The action: What do we do to create coherence that create connection.

David Amerland: Empathy requires effort.

Jess Dewell: Weave humanity in by being present.

David Amerland: If we don’t take the trouble to do something that makes us feel good like the willpower necessary to smile throughout a tough day.

David Amerland: When you practice empathy, ego goes.

David Amerland: When you take pride in what you do, nothing is ever too much.

Jess Dewell: Take what we know needs to be done and add put add an element of what can we show up with.

David Amerland: Our brain is embodied in our body and the moment we realize we can’t/shouldn’t separate our brain from our body … we can analyze what’s happening and think differently.

David Amerland: The moment you compartmentalize and analyze modules, everyone has a strategic thought and everyone is on the same page.

Resources:

  • The Sniper Mind
  • The Tribe That Discovered Trust

Tags: tradition, soft skills, business, modern, core competency, hard skills, reflection, language, risk management, uncertainty, vision, differentiate, empathy, present, complexity, expectations, confidence, mindfulness, self awareness


Rising up above the norm, the mediocrity, is talked about in David Amerland’s book The Sniper Mind which weaves studies, stories, and findings together explaining the powerful soft skills necessary to keep a cool mind and make better decisions.

When practicing skills and honing abilities, we can distinguish between what our body must do from what our mind must figure out – sometimes in milliseconds. When we see women and men do seemingly impossible things, we know there is something different about them. David Amerland joins Jess Dewell to discuss this and what we can do to make better decisions.