My guest on this episode is Marisa Peer. Marisa is a best selling author, motivational speaker and a pioneering therapist in the UK. Marissa was named best British therapist by Men's Health magazine and is featured in Tatler guide to Britain's 250 best doctors. Over the last 25 years Marissa has spent time with an extensive client list that includes rock stars, actors, royalty, professional and Olympic athletes, CEO's, and a variety of media personalities.... Read More
Failure, Fear, Falling Down...
Photo Antonin Thuillier
Pain, loss, grief. We have these experiences and feelings in common more so than success, courage or good fortune. Yet the vulnerability these conditions create in us keep us from talking with one another about them. Hence we don't learn how to handle them; we don't learn how to bounce back. Our only school becomes personal experience, a good one yes but the lessons are considerably expensive.
What if you could be a person who is improved by crisis? - Tim Ferris
On the podcast I have conversations with people from a variety of fields to get their stories or research on how to deal with or prepare for life’s challenges. I try to find out how they learned to be happy either in spite of or maybe because of such challenges. If there are physical practices, proven psychologies or pragmatic philosophies that can make me more resilient, I want to learn them.
Because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, some guests give me valuable information to avoid potential pitfalls or self-sabotage and thus any acute need to bounce.
My guests include influencers and Ted Talk alums like; Kyle Maynard, James Altucher, Andrew Zolli, Dr. David Burns, Isaac Lidsky, Eric Barker, Massimo Pigliucci, Dr. Alex Lickerman and many others.
The show is long-form, interview format and despite the fact that I’m scratching my own itch and even through my frequently dumb questions, the guests are always game, very insightful and encouraging.
I'm learning a lot, I think you will too.
Oh, and drop me a note and tell me which guests I should have on.
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Caroline is the author of the best selling book Getting Grit (2017) For almost three decades has been a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal setting, accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. She is recognized as one of the world’s leading positive psychology experts on this research and how it can be applied to one’s life for maximum transformation and growth. In 2015 she was named “one of the ten positive psychology coaches to follow.”... Read More
How can a company “fail well” and use failure as a catalyst for innovation? Ashley Good is the CEO and Founder of Fail Forward – the world’s first failure consultancy – that supports people and organizations to acknowledge and adapt to failure in pursuit of innovation. They do this by offering clients a set of tools and best practices to deal with failure intelligently.... Read More
Ryan Babineaux has Ph.D in Educational Psychology from Stanford and an M.Ed in Psychology from Harvard. He is the co-creator of the popular Stanford course “Fail Fast, Fail Often,” and in his best selling book of the same name, discovered after working with thousands of people, that those who were successful seemed to have had less fear of mistakes.They spent less time planning and more time acting.
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If you haven’t noticed, Stoicism is getting popular these days. Google it, and a raft of influencer and popular thought leader articles appear touting the philosophy’s benefits. As Nassim Taleb ascribes to the stoic sage in his book The Black Swan: “…is someone who transforms fear into prudence, pain into information, mistakes into initiation, and desire into... Read More