I’m Dr. Mark Goulston, and this is My Wakeup Call. Everybody has wakeup calls, but not everybody wakes up. In this podcast, we speak to people who did. In fact, they not only woke up, but their wakeup call changed their life, and changed how they would spend the rest of their life. In every case, the wakeup call was not pleasant, sought-after, and usually shook people to the core of their being. But in every case, it made our guests more authentic, better at life, better in life, and better human beings. I hope you will listen-in and become as inspired as I am from every episode. I also hope it will help you persevere if you are going through a wakeup call and haven’t yet gotten through the pain of it, or landed in your future as the better person you’re meant to be, with the better life that you’re meant to have.
Ep - 162 Avi Loeb
In this episode I speak with Avi Loeb, Harvard’s former Chair of Astronomy, astrophysicist, and author of "Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth," whose wakeup call was realizing that his personal commitment to science would need to override the pushback from the scientific community.
Ep - 161 Michele Ruiz
In this episode I speak with Emmy winning television journalist, entrepreneur and CEO of BiasSync, Michele Ruiz, about her waking up to seeing and experiencing discrimination and her calling to do something to overcome it. http://biassync.com
Ep - 160 Elise Hu -
In this episode I speak with Elise Hu, the host of TED Talks Daily, the flagship podcast from TED that's downloaded a million times a day, around the world, and former host at large at NPR, about being insatiably curious and growing up being "otherized" as the only Asian in her community, which was not a positive connotation.
Ep - 159 Steve Rodgers
In this episode I speak with former Warren Buffett CEO and author of "The IGI Principles," Steve Rodgers about his wakeup call when a spiritual awakening saved him from alcoholism and how he then went on to bring that into the lives of his clients and companies he has worked with.
Ep - 158 Rabbi Steve Leder
In this episode I speak with Rabbi Steve Leder about his new book, The Beauty of What Remains: How Our Greatest Fear Becomes Our Greatest Gift, and how his journey to wisdom "woke up" after the death of his father.
Ep – 157 Fred Dust
In this episode I speak with Fred Dust, author of "Making Conversation: Seven Essential Elements of Meaningful Communication," Senior Advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation on Global Pandemic Prevention and Response and former Global Managing Director at IDEO, whose wakeup call was watching his mom who was one of the best listeners cope with a stroke at a young age to continue to try to do that.