Scott Kelly: Go For Launch

Scott Kelly: Go For Launch

How to Dream, Lead, and Achieve

Overview

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” As an engineer, naval aviator, record-setting astronaut, and commander of the International Space Station, Scott Kelly has lived by these words. In this candid and entertaining audio course, Scott shares instructive stories from his childhood in New Jersey, his days as a Navy test pilot, and his year hurtling around the globe at 17,500 MPH on the International Space Station. Along the way, he’ll teach you hard-earned lessons drawn from his experiences training for, and living in, the most competitive and extreme environments imaginable — and what it means to dream, lead, and achieve things you never thought possible.

You'll learn how to:

Take risks that will define your career
Deploy the right leadership style
Think about failures as challenges
Use fear as a tool for growth
Make decisions under pressure
Lead with empathy
Accept blame and move on
Find the power of diversity on your team
Trust science and fight misinformation

What you'll get

  • 10 audio lessons

    Powerful advice to help you achieve your goals.

  • Companion e-textbook

    When listening isn’t an option, dig into this digital PDF.

  • Lesson summaries

    Be reminded of the key insights you’ve learned.

Experts in this course

  • Scott Kelly
    Scott Kelly is a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, US Navy Captain and astronaut. A veteran of four space flights, Kelly commanded the International Space Station (ISS) and was a member of the yearlong mission aboard the ISS, the single longest space mission by an American astronaut. In October 2015, he set an American record for the total accumulated number of days spent in space.

Lessons

  • 01
    Introduction
    Meet your host, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly.
  • 02
    Fear in the pilot’s seat
    Learn why fear is one of life’s best teachers.
  • 03
    Failure is always an option
    Think about failure differently.
  • 04
    The truth about being in command
    Understand the real path to leadership.
  • 05
    A punch in the arm
    Learn why empathy is integral to good leadership.
  • 06
    The smartest person on the mission
    Find out how the best leaders in the world make decisions.
  • 07
    The strength of a diverse crew
    Learn how diversity acts as a force multiplier.
  • 08
    Take the blame, pass along the credit
    Understand how to handle mistakes.
  • 09
    It might not be rocket science, but when it is, trust the rocket scientists
    Learn why you should always trust the experts.
  • 10
    Conclusion
    Start working toward the impossible today.
  • Scott Kelly is an incredible story teller. The messages that Scott delivers in this course hit me on a personal level. In my life as I try to work towards my dreams and goals, I am often paralyzed by the fear of taking risks and the fear of failure. From valuable knowledge about space travel and science to unique perspectives on the notion of fear, Scott explains the overarching importance of leadership and empathy - lessons I will take with me throughout my life. This course is for those who have big dreams and need that little boost of confidence to realize they’re able to accomplish them.
    Joe Block
  • Scott Kelly is a Naval pilot and astronaut, and I would highly recommend his course to anyone looking to be inspired. Kelly delivers lessons on overcoming obstacles, learning from fear, and being an effective leader. Kelly was an academic underachiever, and he discusses how a moment of inspiration helped him break from a cycle of failure. The course is easily digestible, and I enjoyed Kelly’s conversational style and sense of humor.
    Lee Perkins
  • This is a course for anyone who would like to be a better coworker, a better leader, and a smarter worker. Scott Kelly’s humble mindset in contrast with true accomplishment is a gentle reminder that success is accessible to anyone who has a dream that they feel passionately about. The dangers involved with his work make his narrative on making mistakes, having empathy in the workplace, and choosing to learn from those who are different from yourself, fascinating and trustworthy.
    Sarah Heckman
  • This course helped made me reconsider what it means to be a leader and helped to change my perceptions of success and failure — neither is as good or bad as it seems at the time!
    Gabby D.

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What people are saying

  • Joe Block
    Scott Kelly is an incredible story teller. The messages that Scott delivers in this course hit me on a personal level. In my life as I try to work towards my dreams and goals, I am often paralyzed by the fear of taking risks and the fear of failure. From valuable knowledge about space travel and science to unique perspectives on the notion of fear, Scott explains the overarching importance of leadership and empathy - lessons I will take with me throughout my life. This course is for those who have big dreams and need that little boost of confidence to realize they’re able to accomplish them.
  • Lee Perkins
    Scott Kelly is a Naval pilot and astronaut, and I would highly recommend his course to anyone looking to be inspired. Kelly delivers lessons on overcoming obstacles, learning from fear, and being an effective leader. Kelly was an academic underachiever, and he discusses how a moment of inspiration helped him break from a cycle of failure. The course is easily digestible, and I enjoyed Kelly’s conversational style and sense of humor.
  • Sarah Heckman
    This is a course for anyone who would like to be a better coworker, a better leader, and a smarter worker. Scott Kelly’s humble mindset in contrast with true accomplishment is a gentle reminder that success is accessible to anyone who has a dream that they feel passionately about. The dangers involved with his work make his narrative on making mistakes, having empathy in the workplace, and choosing to learn from those who are different from yourself, fascinating and trustworthy.
  • Gabby D.
    This course helped made me reconsider what it means to be a leader and helped to change my perceptions of success and failure — neither is as good or bad as it seems at the time!

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