While education and experience are critical for the working scientist, there is another factor that makes all the difference in the lab: happy people are more productive. Yours is a serious mission, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy carrying out that mission. Your well being impacts both your work and your career. Each episode of The Happy Scientist dials in on hands on, actionable steps you can take to make sure you stay happy, focused and satisfied in the lab. Join us to experience a more fulfilling career in bioscience.
Ep 14 - Don't Seek Results, Ask Questions
The discipline of science is all about discovery. But the business of science often has an agenda of its own. Grants (and those who fund them) often imply that a certain outcome is optimal. But your experiments have their own agendas. In this episode we will discuss the push and pull between “favorable” results and new knowledge.
Ep 13 - How To Install & Use Habits For Maximum Impact
Do you have habits and you have no idea how you got them? Do you wish you could install some new good habits? Do you have some bad habits you want to get rid of? In this episode we will show you where habits come from, how to make the good ones stick around, and how to get rid of the bad ones.
Ep 12 - Managing Your Energy
The First Law of Thermodynamics states: Energy can be changed from one form to another, but it cannot be created or destroyed. So how are you managing your energy? Even more than your time, you must manage your energy to successfully negotiate your career. In this episode we dive into daily tactics and lifelong strategies to make the most of your energy.
Ep11 - The Art Of Going Slow
Are you in a hurry? Then slow down. That’s right, going slow actually gets you to your intended destination sooner. In fact, it helps ensure that you get there at all. If you want to be less stressed, more successful and live longer, slow is the way. In this episode we deal with how to slow things down in an effective, replicable way.
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Ep 10 - Getting Past Imposter Syndrome
Do you secretly feel like you are a fraud, that you shouldn’t be given the responsibility and credit you receive? You are not alone: imposter syndrome is a common affliction of the educated scientist. In this episode we will examine how to know if you suffer from imposter syndrome and, more importantly, what to do about it.
Ep9 - How to Discover And Wield Your Charisma Factors Part 3
This is the final installment of our three part series on charisma factors. Why would a scientist care about charisma? Because none of us can do what we do without the help, leadership and support of others. Charisma is the way you move others to stand with you in your work. Find out why charisma isn’t just for salespeople and politicians, it is critically necessary for you and your career.