It’s been an incredible year here at The Science of Success and to wrap things up we decided to pull together some of our favorite episodes from 2018 into one place!
Just pick your desired goal below and let’s get to it!
We’ve interview best-selling authors, psychology experts, high-performance psychologists, mind expanding researchers and much, much more!
No matter what your goals are in 2019 we’ve got the Evidence-Based tools and tactics to get you there. Also, for more on achieving your New Year’s Resolutions using Evidence-Based methods check out our recent posts Here’s Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Won’t Stick and The Critical Missing Piece to Your Successful New Year’s Resolutions.
Let’s dig into it! It’s like a choose your own adventure book with real benefits and no risk!
Heighten Your Focus & Productivity
Daniel “Dan” Pink is the New York Times best-selling author of multiple award winning books and has been named a top 15 business thinker in the world. In this interview we discuss the secrets to perfect timing. There really is a scientifically proven best time to perform the important tasks in life. We dig into these methods and share with you how to time out your perfect day and more!
Laura Vanderkam is one of the world’s most sought after experts on time management. In this interview we dig into how Laura flips the idea of time management on its head to maximize the effectiveness of your time. We are all given the same number of hours in each day it’s how you use them that matters.
We also wrote a summarized blog post of many of Laura’s insights. You can check out Here’s How To Practice Sustainable Time Management and Stretch Out Time here.
Greg is an international keynote speaker and author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. In this interview we dive into the difference in getting things done versus being “busy”. We share strategies for determining what’s important, eliminating the non-essential, and making execution effortless.
Yield More Influence and Communicate More Effectively
Joe Navarro spent 25 years at the FBI working as both an agent and a supervisor in the areas of counterintelligence and counterterrorism. Since retiring in 2003 Joe has written several best selling books on human behavior. We discover the easiest starting point for learning the basics you need to know to get started with reading and understanding body language and we dig into the specific tools and strategies you can start using right away to not only decode the body language of others, but also change your own body language to communicate what you want.
Matt Abrahams is a Professor of Strategic Communication for Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. We dig into the science and the strategies of mastering skills like speaking and presenting, crushing the anxiety that often accompanies thee high stakes moments, and share evidence based strategies for becoming a master communicator.
Scott Gerber is CEO of The Community Company and founder of Young Entrepreneur’s Council. We look at the idea that networking is not about tactics, it’s about a fundamental shift in how you think about interacting with people.
Improve Your Decision Making
Maria Konnikova is the author of two New York Times best-sellers Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes and The Confidence Game. How do you create focus and engagement when you’re trying to solve a problem? What are the potential ways that you can improve your memory to supercharge your thinking ability? How can you train your mind to think more effectively about emotion, risk, and uncertainty? We discuss this and much more with our guest Maria Konnikova.
Annie is a professional decision strategists and former professional poker player. What exactly is a good decision? Is that different than a good outcome? We look at this key question - and uncover the wisdom hidden in the reality that these two things might be completely different.
Dr. Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for six straight years and has been named a Fortune’s 40 under 40, as well as one of the world’s 10 most influential management speakers. We discuss the relationship between bad ideas and creative genius, the three biggest lessons from studying the most successful hedge fund on earth, and why a complete stranger may often be a better judge of your abilities than you are.
Master Your Emotional Intelligence
Dr. Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist and professor of ethical leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. We discuss several seemingly good ideas that are actually quite dangerous. We start with a look at how the immune system can teach us about the vital importance of being “anti-fragile.” We look at lessons from ancient cultural traditions all the way up to modern psychology research to peel back the layers of our current social dialogue and look at many notions that have permeated our current thinking.
We go deep on the science of personality. We look at how we’ve moved way beyond the debate of nature vs nurture, we look at the “Myth of Authenticity" and the danger of “just being yourself,” we examine why human wellbeing (aka success) depends on the sustainable pursuit of core projects in our lives!
Expand Your Mind
Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the cofounder and director of research of the Flow Genome Project. How do we create flow in our lives, how can we use it as a tool to become 400% more creative and learn skills 200% faster? We dig into this and much more!
Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University’s CASE Center where he founded the Change Academy. In this episode we explore the power of moments in our lives. Moments are the way we remember our lives, they define us, and yet we don’t have a coherent way of thinking about and understanding them. Can you engineer the defining moments of your life?
Dr. Jill Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist. She is the bestselling author of her memoir My Stroke Of Insight which recounts her experience and recovery after a severe stroke, which left her unable to walk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Are the two halves of the brain really that different? What is the idea of whole brain thinking? How do you get your brain to do what you want it to do? Can we become more “right brained” or “left brained” if we want to?
Thank you all for an incredible 2018 and we cannot wait to be provide you with even more great interviews, expert guests, and actionable insights in 2019!
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