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The #1 Evidence Based Growth Podcast on the Internet. The Science of Success is about the search for evidence based personal growth. It's about exploring ways to improve your decision-making, understand your mind and how psychology rules the world around you, and learn from experts and thought leaders about ways we can become better versions of ourselves.

The Science of Success Matt Bodnar

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 959 Ratings

The #1 Evidence Based Growth Podcast on the Internet. The Science of Success is about the search for evidence based personal growth. It's about exploring ways to improve your decision-making, understand your mind and how psychology rules the world around you, and learn from experts and thought leaders about ways we can become better versions of ourselves.

    Unlock Peak Performance & Get More Flow In Your Life with Steven Kotler

    Unlock Peak Performance & Get More Flow In Your Life with Steven Kotler

    Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance. He is the author of nine bestsellers (out of thirteen books total), including The Art of Impossible, The Future Is Faster Than You Think, Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, Bold and Abundance. His work has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, translated into over 40 languages, and appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, TIME, and the Harvard Business Review. Steven is also the cohost of Flow Research Collective Radio, a top ten iTunes science podcast. Along with his wife, author Joy Nicholson, he is the co-founder of the Rancho de Chihuahua, a hospice and special needs dog sanctuary.

    • 56 min
    How To Make You & Your Ideas Backable with Suneel Gupta

    How To Make You & Your Ideas Backable with Suneel Gupta

    Suneel Gupta is a teacher of innovation at Harvard University and is the author of the upcoming book, BACKABLE, where he explores how to get people to believe in your ideas. Suneel’s ideas have been backed by firms like Greylock and Google Ventures, and he served as an Entrepreneur in Residence inside Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The New York Stock Exchange has named Suneel “The New Face of Innovation”. He has personally backed startups including Impossible Foods, Airbnb, 23&Me, Calm, and SpaceX. In 2019, Suneel established the Gross National Happiness Center of America in partnership with the Kingdom of Bhutan.

    • 53 min
    The Number One Reason Why You Resist Making Big Changes In Your Life with Jen Sincero

    The Number One Reason Why You Resist Making Big Changes In Your Life with Jen Sincero

    Jen Sincero is a bestselling author, success coach, and motivational speaker who spent more than a decade traveling the world helping people transform their lives and their bank accounts via her public appearances, private sessions, coaching seminars, and books, including the New York Times bestseller You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. Jen has since come out with more books in her You Are a Badass Series, including her most recent, Badass Habits: Cultivate the Awareness, Boundaries, and Daily Upgrades You Need to Make Them Stick.

    • 43 min
    A Masterclass in Mental Toughness for Your Family with Amy Morin

    A Masterclass in Mental Toughness for Your Family with Amy Morin

    Amy Morin is editor-in-chief at Verywell Mind, a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and psychology lecturer at Northeastern University. She’s also an international bestselling author. Her books include, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do, and 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do. The Guardian dubbed her “the self-help guru of the moment” and Forbes calls her a “thought leadership star.” Her TEDx talk, The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong, is one of the most popular talks of all time with more than 15 million views. Her advice for building mental strength has been featured by major media outlets, including Fox News, CNN, Oprah.com, Time, and many more! Her most recent project is the newest book in her series, 13 Things Strong Kids Do: Think Big, Feel Good, Act Brave, being released this spring.

    • 53 min
    Are You Skeptical Enough? Challenging Your Beliefs with Michael Shermer

    Are You Skeptical Enough? Challenging Your Beliefs with Michael Shermer

    Dr. Michael Shermer is an author, the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. His new book is Giving the Devil his Due, a defense of Free Speech and Open Inquiry in Politics, Culture and Science. He is also the author of The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies, and many others. He appeared on such shows as The Colbert Report, 20/20, Dateline, Charlie Rose, and Larry King Live (but, proudly, never Jerry Springer!). He has been interviewed in countless documentaries aired on PBS, A&E, Discovery, and other science and learning channels. He regularly contributes opinion editorials, essays, and reviews to: the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Science, Nature, and other publications. His two TED talks, seen by millions, were voted in the top 100 of the more than 1000 TED talks.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    A Powerful 2000 Year Old Life Hack & Creating Work That Lasts for Generations with Ryan Holiday

    A Powerful 2000 Year Old Life Hack & Creating Work That Lasts for Generations with Ryan Holiday

    In this episode we discuss how our perception of reality dramatically shifts what actions we take, why you should embrace 2000+ years of wisdom to be happier and more productive, how to stop judging yourself and others based on your achievements and root your identity in something within your control, we look at how we can cultivate a more humble and resilient world view, discuss strategies for connecting with top tier mentors, and much more with Ryan Holiday.

    Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and writer. He is the bestselling author of over five books including The Obstacle is the Way, Ego is The Enemy, and most recently his upcoming book Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts. Ryan previously worked as the director of marketing for American Apparel, working on several controversial campaigns, before starting his own creative agency. His work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Forbes, and more!

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
959 Ratings

959 Ratings

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Always great value

This podcast has really helped me in my personal development journey! He is a great interviewer that asks thought provoking questions. Great guests. Great content. Great value.

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A must listen towards exceptional

Conversations with scientist and leaders in areas of positive psychology, perseverance active listening empathy - traits necessary of all leaders, and more than just having the highest IQ - love Joe Navarro discussion on mylenation and Dr. Sasha's conversation on balanced approach to positive psychology. I listen on my daily walks and take with me in my work day leading a team of 15 to stay connected to them, while also handling pushing initiatives forward and managing projects at leadership level. Often doubting my abilities or concerned about what others think, how they feel, am I smart enough - all those things we as leaders fear. So helpful and practical tips to stay present, focused, positive engaged

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