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The Art, Science, And Practice Of Success.

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The Art, Science, And Practice Of Success.

    The Secrets of Lasting Change

    The Secrets of Lasting Change

    Over 70 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail in the span of just a few weeks. Yikes. In this episode of the Growth Equation podcast, Brad and Steve discuss what the latest science says on making change that sticks. They touch on the habit-forming cycle of trigger, behavior, reward, and discuss why so many people follow it…

    • 44 min
    We Finally Made it to 2021—Now What?

    We Finally Made it to 2021—Now What?

    Well, 2020 was a long and challenging year. It’s over! But just because the calendar flipped doesn’t mean everything is suddenly fine. In this episode of the Growth Equation podcast, Brad and Steve discuss an interesting behavioral science concept called the “fresh start effect,” which says people tend to start aspirational behaviors on Mondays, the first day…

    • 46 min
    How to Make Your Brain a Better Place

    How to Make Your Brain a Better Place

    In this episode of the Growth Equation podcast, Brad and Steve discuss the evidence-based, do-it-yourself methodologies to improve day-to-day mental health and well-being. They explore movement, meditation, and other ways to create space between a situation and your response to it. There is a whole lot of noise when it comes to this sort of…

    • 54 min
    Taylor Swift and the Principles of Hot Streaks

    Taylor Swift and the Principles of Hot Streaks

    Taylor Swift just released her latest album, Evermore. It is wonderful. It is also the second album she’s released this year, following Folklore, which is also wonderful, and was released back in July. The crazy thing is this: Swift didn’t start working on either of these albums until April of this year. This means that she averaged…

    • 39 min
    The Trappings of Unchecked Striving: Zappos and Tony Hsieh’s Tragic Death

    The Trappings of Unchecked Striving: Zappos and Tony Hsieh’s Tragic Death

    A few weeks ago, Zappos founder and CEO Tony Hsieh tragically died in a house fire. It is unclear whether the death was accidental, if Hsieh was intoxicated at the time, or if he locked himself in a room. What is clear is that during the last few months of his life, Hsieh was spiraling…

    • 49 min
    The Zen of Running and Writing

    The Zen of Running and Writing

    In 2010, the writer Katie Arnold welcomed her second daughter into the world. Three weeks later she lost her father, also her best friend. Dealing with the grief was discombobulating. As she told us in this week’s podcast, “I could not talk my way out of it. People could not reassure me the fears I…

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Women Talk ,

Wonderful show!

This show is wonderful!. I really enjoyed the perfect mixture of down to hearth, practical advice and personal growth discussion!
I was a hockey player for 25 years and now a speaker and coach completely immersed in personal growth. This show is right up my alley!

kingja55 ,

Deep discussions, great guests

...and enough running references to make for an enjoyable listen.

hollymj83 ,

Thoughtful

I enjoy the unhurried nature of the discussions on this podcast. Good guests, interesting topics.

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