I talk to authors, subject matter experts and millionaire mentors to understand how successful people approach their personal growth, Get Sh!t Done and become financially free. Whether it’s habits, money or mindset, I want to learn from the experts and share it with you.We talk about Self-improvement, greatness, impact, mindset and FI.Previous guests include: Steve Magness, Brad Stulberg, Kevin Kelly, Jonah Berger, Laura Gassner Otting, Brian Feroldi, Eric Partaker, Bill Perkins, Juliet and Kelly Starrett, Daniel Priestley, Tiago Forte, Brad Ritter, Joshua Becker and Nate Dallas
Uncovering Scams and Deceptions with Christopher Chabris
Christopher Chabris is a cognitive scientist who has taught at Union University and Harvard University. His research focuses on decision-making, attention, intelligence and behavior genetics. Christopher received his Ph.D. in Psychology and A.B. in computer science from Harvard University. He joined us today to talk about the book he co-authored, Nobody's Fool: Why We Get Taken In and What We Can Do About It.
Join us as we dissect the complexities of belief, deception, and human psychology.
[10.08] Willing suspension of disbelief – Christopher defines willing suspension of disbelief and how the position of belief can get us into trouble.
[14.12] The illusory truth – We dive into how we mistakenly attribute qualities such as credibility, truth, and trustworthiness to things like familiarity and recognition.
[24.12] Using AI – Artificial intelligence and its current usage.
[32.27] Survivorship bias – Christopher explains what survivorship bias is with some examples.
[38.18] Opinions - Opinions come a lot easier than justifications. We talk about the famous saying, ‘The work required to have an opinion.’
[48.10] Predictions – We dive into predictions, outcomes, and the effect predictions have on people.
[51.27] Consistency – Consistency and what happens when it’s impossible.
[01.07.25] Dealing with scams – Christopher shares how to identify if you are working with a scam and how to stay safe from them.
Connect with Christopher
LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/christopherchabris/
Twitter - twitter.com/cfchabris
Website - chabris.com/
Book by Christopher Chabris
Nobody's Fool: Why We Get Taken In and What We Can Do about It
Book by Duncan J. Watts
Everything Is Obvious: How Common Sense Fails Us
Book by Michael Shermer
Conspiracy: Why the Rational Believe the Irrational
Managing Mind Chatter with Mitchell Greene
In today’s conversation, we are joined by Mitchell Greene, a licensed clinical and sport psychologist, and owner of Greenepsych Clinical & Sport Psychology, a boutique private practice located in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Dr. Greene works primarily with athletes pursuing high performance goals, or coaches and athletic departments looking to educate their student-athletes on mental health and/or performance enhancement strategies.
Mitchell joined us today to talk about his book, ‘Courage over Confidence: Managing Mind Chatter and Winning the Mental Game.’
Mind chatter is when we have conversations with ourselves that are full of doubt, second-guessing, and negative thinking. It typically shows up when the uncertainty and the stakes feel enormous. For athletes, it can occur in a big tournament. The first step in recovering from mind chatter is to expect it to show up. Understanding the context in which it shows up is important because that means you're aware it’s completely normal and you can control it.
Get ready to explore the concept of "chatter" and how to handle it, as Mitchell shares insights from their book and provides practical tips for athletes, coaches, and anyone facing high-stakes situations.
[05.40] Mind chatter – Mind chatter is the negative, doubtful thinking or conversations we have with ourselves.
[13.14] Fear - Fear may have been the way you presented yourself to the world when you were a child, but it doesn't have to define who you are now.
[20.02] Falling behind – Mitchell explains why the obsession with doing everything for the fear of falling behind is unhealthy.
[25.22] Social media – The impact social media has on athletes, in Mitchell’s opinion.
[34.33] Thoughts – We are constantly having positive and negative thoughts about us. But we have to remember that we are so much bigger than those thoughts.
[40.01] Monkey mind – We talk about the importance of learning to deal with the feeling of lacking control of one’s thoughts.
[44.04] Results and action – Mitchell explains the difference between a results-oriented goal and an action goal.
[48.50] Courage over confidence - One's ability to exhibit courage may be compromised when confronted with feelings of doubt and fear, which create favorable conditions for the manifestation of acts of bravery.
Connect with Mitchell
LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/mitchell-greene-ph-d-8571aa14/
Instagram - instagram.com/greenepsych/
Twitter - twitter.com/sportpsych
Website - greenepsych.com/about/
Book by Mitchell Greene
Courage over Confidence: Managing Mind Chatter and Winning the Mental Game
Book by W. Timothy Gallwey
The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
Book by Phil Knight
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
Finding Joy in Simple Pleasures with Mike Rucker, Ph.D.
This week’s episode of the Growth Guide podcast features Mike Rucker. Mike is an organizational psychologist, behavioral scientist, and charter member of the International Positive Psychology Association. He has been academically published in publications like the International Journal of Workplace Health Management. His ideas about fun and health have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company, Psychology Today, Forbes, Vox, Thrive Global, Mindful, mindbodygreen, and more. He joined us today to talk about his best-selling book, ‘The Fun Habit: How the Pursuit of Joy and Wonder Can Change Your Life.’
In this episode, Mike dives into the topic of finding joy and fulfillment in life by breaking free from the constant busyness trap. We discuss how the pandemic has allowed many of us to reflect on our goals and priorities, challenging the notion of a meritocracy and redefining what success truly means.
Mike shares insights into the impact of social media on self-perception, the importance of setting achievable goals, and the significance of autonomy over our time. Tune into this episode to explore strategies for creating balance, embracing fun, and curating meaningful memories to live a more fulfilling and joyful life.
[06.54] Social behaviors – Social behavior is a complex concept because, when it comes to times like COVID-19, people have difficulty coping without their rhythms and routines.
[12.43] Different approaches – When you are trapped in a certain way, you have to try an approach that you are comfortable with, not what other people are comfortable with.
[20.17] Happiness trap – Mike explains the difference between anticipatory pleasure and consummatory pleasure.
[30.54] Sacrifice – There’s a certain level of sacrifice you have to make when you dream big. Not everyone has the ability to do that.
[37.15] Achieving goals – We talk about making the process of achieving goals enjoyable rather than the outcome enjoyable.
[44.00] The trick – Mike explains how anything that will alleviate boredom, traumatic pain, or discomfort could sometimes trick us into thinking we are enjoying it.
[50.00] Time - If you don't have any autonomy over how you spend your time, it creates the problem of feeling trapped.
[01.00.48] SAVOR system – Story editing, activity bundling, variable hedonics, options, and reminiscing.
[01.07.47] Reminiscing – We talk about the importance of remembering pleasant things we’ve had in the past.
[01.18.50] Choose Your Own Adventure – When you’ve reached the foundation of what makes you happy, you don’t need to fill your time with unnecessary goals.
Connect with Mike
LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/michaelrucker/
Instagram - instagram.com/thewonderoffun/
Twitter - twitter.com/performbetter
Facebook - web.facebook.com/mike.rucker.phd/
Website - michaelrucker.com/
Book by Mike Rucker PhD
The Fun Habit: How the Pursuit of Joy and Wonder Can Change Your Life
Book by Yuval Noah Harari
Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind
Book by Bessel van der Kolk M.D
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Wisdom I Wish I'd Known Earlier with Kevin Kelly
Kevin Kelly is a senior maverick at Wired, an award-winning magazine he co-founded in 1993. He joined us today to talk about his book, Excellent Advice for Living: Wisdom I Wish I'd Known Earlier, a book of 450 modern proverbs for good living.
Kevin shares his wisdom and insights on a variety of topics, including the importance of taking sabbaticals to avoid burnout, the power of deliberate practice in expanding our response to stimuli, and the necessity of change in a fast-paced world.
From hiring practices to the value of saying no politely, Kevin's perspective is thought-provoking and actionable. So grab your headphones and get ready to embark on a journey of growth with Kevin Kelly on The Growth Guide.
[05.58] Enthusiasm – Enthusiasm is far more important than being smart.
[14.42] Respect – We talk about the reason we have to respect someone’s ideas even if we don’t like them.
[22.40] Change - You have to be careful about changing for the sake of change.
[29.13] Resting – Kevin explains the importance of resting and how it’s going to increase your productivity.
[33.22] Asking questions – Kevin explains how to ask questions of strangers that will get them interested in talking with you.
[36.02] Polite but firm – We talk about our right to say ‘no’ to something or someone and why we don’t owe a reason to do that.
[45.00] How to do it - Doing something and having it not work is how you're going to learn to make it work.
[56.04] Time – Time is the most precious thing in the world that cannot be bought with money.
Twitter - twitter.com/kevin2kelly
YouTube – youtube.com/user/Kevin2Kelly
Website - kk.org/
Book by Kevin Kelly
Excellent Advice for Living: Wisdom I Wish I'd Known Earlier
Book by James Clear
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
Book by Portola Institute
Whole Earth Catalog, Access to Tools (Spring, 1970)
Book by Carol Christen
What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens, Fourth Edition: Discover Yourself, Design Your Future, and Plan for Your Dream Job
Book by Daniel H. Pink
The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need
Book by Bruce Feiler
The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Tell Your Family History, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More
Imagining a New Story for Work and Life with Paul Millerd
Paul Millerd is an independent writer, freelancer, coach, and digital creator. He has written online for many years and has built a growing audience of curious humans from around the world. He spent several years working in strategy consulting before deciding to walk away and embrace a pathless path. He is fascinated about how our relationship to work is shifting and how more people can live lives where they can thrive. Paul joined us today to talk about his book, ‘The Pathless Path: Imagining a New Story for Work and Life.’
[05.45] The default path – We start the conversation by defining the default path and how it is buried deep in the minds of people.
[12.55] Digital economy – The transition from the industrial economy to the digital economy is difficult because people are unable to have the comfortable life they had with the industrial economy.
[20.00] Ambition – People work too hard to live. But most of them don’t ever get to live their lives. Paul shares how he realized work is not that important.
[27.00] Abundance mindset – Paul talks about the abundance mindset and how it impacted his life.
[37.15] The change – Change is difficult. To change, you need to trust yourself, but figuring out how to get in a state to trust yourself is incredibly hard.
[43.37] Faith and Pathless – We dive into the importance of having faith in the connections we have with our closest people.
[49.39] Re-choosing – You constantly have to re-choose your path. Reaffirm your principles.
[59.05] Defining enough – Success differs from one person to another. Paul shares his thoughts on how people can get into defining ‘enough’ for them.
[01.06.09] Do I have enough? – We talk about the insecurity people have over money running out.
Connect with Paul
Website - think-boundless.com/
LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/paulmillerd/
Twitter - twitter.com/p_millerd
Book by Paul Millerd
The Pathless Path: Imagining a New Story For Work and Life
Book by David Whyte
Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity
Book by Bill Perkins
Die With Zero: Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life
Charting the Internet's Next Economic and Cultural Frontier with Alex Tapscott
This week’s episode of the Growth Guide podcast features Alex Tapscott. Alex is an entrepreneur, business author, and seasoned capital markets professional. Alex is the co-author of the critically acclaimed non-fiction best-seller ‘Blockchain Revolution’, translated into more than 19 languages. He joined us today to talk about his Wall Street Journal bestseller, ‘Web3: Charting the Internet's Next Economic and Cultural Frontier.’
We discuss a wide range of topics related to the evolving digital landscape. We dive into the intricacies of Proof of Work in Bitcoin, the carbon footprint of blockchain technology, the power of NFTs in empowering artists, the rise of stablecoins, and the potential of Web 3 and the metaverse. We also touch on the challenges and opportunities in implementing Web 3 and creating a more inclusive digital economy.
[06.00] The story of the internet – Starting the conversation, Alex shares the birth story of the internet and its evolution.
[15.22] Stablecoins – Alex explains how stablecoins help flatten the world.
[18.57] Non-fungible tokens – We discuss how non-fungible tokens can help people bring their values into the global marketplace.
[30.26] Blockchain - Blockchain is a distributed or decentralized ledger of transactions that, instead of existing in one place, exists on any computer that is connected to the network and is available for all to see.
[36.20] Bitcoin – Alex explains what it means to be permissionless and censorship-resistant when it comes to Bitcoin.
[40.22] Web 3.0 – We dive into how the concepts of Web 3.0 turn internet users into internet owners.
[49.00] Decentralized Finance – DeFi is a newly developed financial technology built on safely distributed ledgers, much like bitcoins. Alex explains some of the top ways we can use DeFi.
[01.00.53] Threats – Even the most successful technologies have challenges. We talk about the possible threats to the implementation of Web 3.0 that we've got to be looking out for.
[01.12.05] Content creation – Wrapping up today’s conversation, Alex shares how the Internet helps content creators enter the global marketplace now more than ever.
Connect with Alex
LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/alex-tapscott-117638b/
Twitter - twitter.com/alextapscott
Website - alextapscott.com/
Book by Alex
Web3: Charting the Internet's Next Economic and Cultural Frontier
Book by Doug Saunders
Maximum Canada: Toward a Country of 100 Million
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