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MindHack is a podcast by Cody McLain that seeks to break down the routines, habits, mindset, and ideologies of successful people, scientific studies, and popular books. This is a self-help podcast dedicating to finding out the keys to success, happiness, and limitless productivity.


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MindHack is a podcast by Cody McLain that seeks to break down the routines, habits, mindset, and ideologies of successful people, scientific studies, and popular books. This is a self-help podcast dedicating to finding out the keys to success, happiness, and limitless productivity.





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The Climate Tech Revolution with Justin Bean: Building Sustainable Abundance | Ep. 061

In this engaging episode of The Mind Hack Podcast, host Cody McLain delves into a conversation with Justin Bean, author of "What Could Go Right?" They explore the transformative potential of artificial intelligence on the future of work and the pivotal role it plays in addressing climate change. Justin shares his take on these surging industries, highlighting how technological advancements can pave the way for a more sustainable and equitable world, and provide unprecedented opportunity for those who help build it. The discussion also touches on the evolving landscape of capitalism, the rise of distributed economies, and the importance of redefining value exchange. Justin emphasizes the power of leveraging one's skills and privileges to drive meaningful change and contribute to a sustainable future. This episode is a call to action for listeners to embrace innovation and optimism to realize the opportunity in addressing societal and environmental challenges. More on Justin Bean: Website Twitter LinkedIn What Could Go Right: Designing Our Ideal Future to Emerge from Continual Crises to a Thriving World by Justin Bean People and other mentions: Redwood Materials The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism by Jeremy Rifkin Mark Zuckerberg Peter Thiel Ground News Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark How to Save the World: How to Make Changing The World The Greatest Game We've Ever Played by Katie Patrick Friedrich Nietzsche Albert Camus Maslow'sHierarchy of Needs


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Guy Kawasaki: Think Remarkable Let's Dive into the Mind of a Visionary | Ep. 066

In this captivating episode of the MindHack Podcast, host Cody McLain engages in a profound conversation with Guy Kawasaki, a visionary in the tech landscape and master evangelist. Known for his instrumental role in marketing Apple's Macintosh and his impactful books like 'Wise Guy' and 'The Art of the Start 2.0', Guy shares his wisdom on transforming lives and making a meaningful difference. We delve into his latest work, 'Think Remarkable', acclaimed by Jane Goodall for its call to elevate our lives and positively impact the world. Guy discusses embracing change, the power of a growth mindset, and the importance of making a difference to be truly remarkable. Join us as we explore Guy's insights on innovation, marketing, and the journey to leading a fulfilling life. More on Guy Kawasaki: Website Facebook YouTube Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Think Remarkable: 9 Paths to Transform Your Life and Make a Difference Other books here Books and other interesting mentions: Canva Macintosh Remarkable People Podcast Jane Goodall Carol Dweck Bob Cialdini Kristi Yamaguchi Andrea Lytle Peet Reed Hastings Kodak Theranos


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Beyond the Trip: Diving Deep into the World of Psychedelic Healing with Matt Zemon | Ep. 065

Join us for an enlightening episode of the MindHack podcast with special guest Matt Zemon, author of 'Psychedelics For Everyone' and a leading voice in the psychedelic movement. Dive into the fascinating world of psychedelic therapy, as Matt shares his personal journey, insights on the therapeutic use of psychedelics, and the future of mental wellness. Explore how these powerful substances are transforming lives and expanding consciousness, and discover the potential they hold for healing and personal growth. Tune in to uncover the transformative power of psychedelics and their role in shaping a new paradigm for mental health. More on Matt Zemon: Website Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Psychedelics For Everyone: A Beginner’s Guide to these Powerful Medicines for Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Expanding Consciousness Other books here Books and other interesting mentions: Psychable Joe Rogan Episode Terence McKenna Stoned Ape Theory Eleusinian Mysteries The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name by Brian C. Muraresku MDMA (Ecstacy) Psilocybin Microdosing Collective A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life by Ayelet Waldman Dr. Ben Malcolm | Spirit Pharmacist Psychedelic Pharmacist Association the dharmacist | Dr. Trina Nguyen MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) Heroic Hearts Project


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All In: Mike Michalowicz's Secrets to Building Unstoppable Teams | Ep. 063

In this captivating episode of the MindHack podcast, we sit down with Mike Michalowicz, the entrepreneurial guru and author of "All In: How Great Leaders Build Unstoppable Teams." Mike shares his journey from founding and selling multi-million dollar businesses to redefining leadership and team dynamics. Delve into the essence of the FASO Model (Fit, Ability, Safety, Ownership) and uncover practical strategies to foster an 'all-in' culture in your organization. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur or a seasoned leader, this episode is packed with insights to transform your approach to teamwork and success. More on Mike Michalowicz: Website Twitter Instagram All In: How Great Leaders Build Unstoppable Teams Other books here Books and other interesting mentions: Enneagram Myers-Brigg Predictive Index StrengthsFinders Dan Martell The Dream Manager: Achieve Results Beyond Your Dreams by Helping Your Employees Fulfill Theirs by Matthew Kelly Jim Rohn Quotes Wall Street Journal


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Embracing Self-Compassion: A Conversation with Kristin Neff | Ep. 064

Join us as we dive deep into the transformative power of self-compassion with Dr. Kristin Neff, a pioneering psychologist and author of the acclaimed book "Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself." In this insightful conversation, Dr. Neff shares her expertise on how self-compassion can dramatically improve our mental well-being, enhance our resilience, and lead us to a more fulfilled life. Discover practical strategies for cultivating self-compassion, the critical difference between self-compassion and self-criticism, and how embracing our shared humanity can bring profound positive changes. Whether you're struggling with self-doubt, seeking personal growth, or simply curious about the science behind self-compassion, this episode is a must-listen! Tune in now to unlock the secrets of self-compassion and transform your relationship with yourself. More on Kristin Neff: Website Twitter Instagram Facebook Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself Other books here Books and other interesting mentions: Center for Mindful Self-Compassion University of Texas Internal Family Systems Work by Richard Schwartz: Thich Nhat Hanh Andrew Huberman & David Goggins Interview Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender by David Hawkins Inside Out (The Emotions Movie) WOOP Carl Jung Psychology Dan Siegel Jack Kornfield Chris Germer Jon Kabat-Zinn MBSR (Mindfulness-based stress reduction) Every.to


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Bridging Divides: Michele Lamont's Vision for a More Inclusive Society | Ep. 060

In this thought-provoking episode of The MindHack Podcast, we're joined by renowned Harvard sociologist and author Michèle Lamont to explore her groundbreaking work on social inclusion, recognition, and dignity. Michèle shares insights from her latest book, "Seeing Others: How Recognition Works and How It Can Heal a Divided World," delving into the power of narratives, the role of Generation Z in societal change, and the importance of creating a more inclusive and equitable society. Join us as we discuss practical strategies for bridging societal divides and fostering a sense of worth and dignity for all. More on Michele Lamont: Website Twitter Instagram Seeing Others: How Recognition Works—and How It Can Heal a Divided World Other books here Books and other interesting mentions: Getting to Diversity: What Works and What Doesn’t by Frank Dobbin & Alexandra Kalev Men and Women of the Corporation: New Edition by Rosabeth Kanter Roma Film Ford Foundation Alliance of Domestic Workers Hollywood Creatives Transparent TV Series by Joey Soloway Mad Men TV Series by Matthew Weiner


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The Mind Behind Stress-Free Productivity: Getting Things Done with David Allen | Ep. 057

This show delves into the groundbreaking 'Getting Things Done' (GTD) methodology with its creator, David Allen, offering an in-depth exploration of how this approach can revolutionize productivity and mental clarity. Allen shares insights into GTD's development, its core principles, and practical tips for implementation. The conversation illuminates how GTD enables individuals to manage their tasks and responsibilities more effectively, leading to not only stress-free productivity but also a significantly clearer mind. Join us for a transformative journey into optimizing your workflow and enhancing your life's organization. More on David Allen: Website Instagram Facebook Twitter Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity Other books here Books and other interesting mentions: Timothy Leary The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey Tim Ferris The WOOP Method Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman The PARA Method: Simplify, Organize, and Master Your Digital Life by Tiago Forte The Roam Commonplace Book ChatGPT Maker Vs Manager by Paul Graham EOS - Entrepreneurial Operating System The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande GettingThingsDone Training & Coaching


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Tapping into Emotional Freedom: The Power of EFT with Phyllis Ginsberg | Ep. 055

In this enlightening episode of the MindHack podcast, host Cody McLain sits down with Phyllis Ginsberg, a "survival to thrival" expert with over 30 years of experience in marriage and family therapy. They dive deep into Phyllis's transformative journey from being a court expert in high-conflict divorce cases to becoming a leading voice in positive psychology and brain research. Phyllis shares her personal experiences with burnout and how she used her own methods to shift her life towards happiness and well-being. The conversation takes a turn into the power of the subconscious mind, discussing how it can either propel us forward or hold us back. Phyllis introduces the concept of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) tapping, a groundbreaking method that calms the brain's fight-or-flight response, reducing stress and anxiety. Whether you're struggling with societal pressures or looking for ways to improve your mental health, this episode offers valuable insights and practical techniques to help you thrive. More on Phyllis Ginsberg: Website Instagram YouTube Facebook Brain Makeover: A Weekly Guide to a Happier, Healthier and More Abundant Life Other books here Books and other interesting mentions: Roger Callahan EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Acupuncture WOOP Method Nick Ortner | The TappingSolution


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From Mentor to Super Mentor: The Eric Koester Blueprint | Ep. 054

Are you ready to redefine mentorship? In this enlightening episode, we're joined by Eric Koester, a professor of entrepreneurship and the mind behind 'Super Mentors.' Eric challenges conventional wisdom and introduces a groundbreaking approach to mentorship that focuses on opportunities, not just advice. Learn how to attract the right mentors through shared projects and why you should aim for 'super mentors' who can truly open doors for you. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to accelerate their personal and professional growth. More on Eric Koester: Website Twitter Instagram Super Mentors: The Ordinary Person's Guide to Asking Extraordinary People for Help Other books here Books and other interesting mentions: Joseph Campbell Making Moonshots By Rahul Rana Lux Capital Josh Wolfe Steve Blank Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant Noah Kagan Manuscripts.com Jesse Itzler


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From Clock Time to Mind Time: A Conversation with David Kadavy | Ep. 053

Welcome to another enlightening episode of the MindHack Podcast! Today, we're thrilled to feature David Kadavy, a trailblazing author and designer who's challenging the way we think about creativity and productivity. David takes us on a transformative journey, sharing why he sold all his belongings and moved to Colombia to explore a groundbreaking concept: "Mind Management, Not Time Management." In this episode, David delves deep into the neuroscience of creativity, explaining those all-too-familiar moments when we feel creatively blocked and how to break free. He introduces us to the concept of "event time," a way of thinking about time that's prevalent in Colombia and argues that it's more natural and conducive to creativity than our conventional "clock time." David doesn't just share theories; he offers actionable advice, routines, and rituals that have not only worked for him but can also help you manage your mind for better productivity. This episode is a treasure trove of insights that could revolutionize your work life. More on David Kadavy: Website Twitter Instagram TikTok Mind Management, Not Time Management: Productivity When Creativity Matters (Getting Art Done Book 2) Other books here Books and other interesting mentions: The Heart to Start by David Kadavy Frederick Taylor | Scientific Management Geography of Time by Robert Levine Clock Time Versus Event Time by Tamar Avnet and Anne Laure Sellier The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Address Maya Angelou Quotes Simon Sinek How to Increase Motivation & Drive | Huberman Lab Podcast #12 | Andrew Huberman The Eureka Factor: Aha Moments, Creative Insight, and the Brain by John Kunios Scubapro WetNotes Underwater Notebook


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Clearer, Closer, Better: The Power of Perception with Dr. Emily Balcetis | Ep. 052

In this enlightening episode of the MindHack podcast, we're joined by Dr. Emily Balcetis, an associate professor of psychology at NYU. Dive into the intriguing world of perception, motivation, and decision-making as Dr. Balcetis shares her groundbreaking research. Learn how your environment can nudge you towards better choices, why cutting out temptations might backfire, and the subtle art of building new habits. Whether you're looking to change your snacking habits or find the motivation to hit the gym, this episode offers actionable insights for everyone. More on Emily Balcetis: Website Twitter Instagram Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World Emily Balcetis | TEDxNewYork Other books here Books and other interesting mentions: Dr. Anne Holding Joan Benoit Samuelson Mendi Proprioception Stardust Song - Frank Sinatra Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation by Gabrielle Oettingen | WOOP Method Peter Gollwitzer Dear Data


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Decoding the Universe with Stephen Wolfram: Bridging the Gap Between Man, Mind and Machine | Ep. 051

A heady mix of philosophy, physics, and computational theory, this episode is not one to miss for those interested in the frontiers of scientific thought and the mysteries of existence. Cody McLain sits down with Stephen Wolfram, the founder of Wolfram|Alpha and a pivotal figure in computational theory. With discussions ranging from the inherent complexities of the universe to the nature of consciousness, listeners are taken on a cerebral journey that challenges conventional wisdom. Whether you're a tech guru, an aspiring entrepreneur, or just someone looking to expand your intellectual horizons, this episode offers something for everyone. Don't miss out on this captivating exploration of life's biggest questions. More on Stephen Wolfram: Website Twitter Instagram YouTube, Q&A Videos What Is ChatGPT Doing ... and Why Does It Work? Other books here Books and other interesting mentions: Wolfram|Alpha Podcasts Wolfram Writings A New Kind of Science by Stephen Wolfram Mathematica Double Slit Experiment Principle of Computational Equivalence Computational Irreducibility


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Rethinking Positive Thinking: The WOOP Method Unveiled with Gabriele Oettingen | Ep. 049

Join us in an enlightening conversation with Dr. Gabriele Oettingen, a distinguished professor of psychology and pioneer in the field of motivation and goal pursuit. Dr. Oettingen is renowned for her groundbreaking WOOP method, a revolutionary approach that combines positive thinking with realistic planning to empower individuals in achieving their dreams. With insights from her acclaimed book, "Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation," we delve into the science behind WOOP, uncover practical strategies for goal achievement, and explore the transformative impact of this method on personal and professional aspirations. Prepare to be inspired as we navigate the depths of motivation and unlock the keys to turning dreams into reality. More on Gabriele Oettingen: Website WOOP App | Google Play | Apple Store Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation Other books here Books and other interesting mentions: Peter Gollwitzer | Wiki | Implementation Intentions Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl Penguin Random House


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Mastering the Success Habit: Stephanie Ewing's Strategies to Overcome Procrastination | Ep. 047

Join us for an enlightening episode as we dive into the world of conquering procrastination with renowned author Stephanie Ewing. In this dynamic discussion centered around her book "The Success Habit," Stephanie unveils actionable strategies to break free from procrastination's grip. We explore the spectrum of procrastination, from everyday tasks to life-altering goals, and reveal how understanding its nuances can unlock your productivity potential. Stephanie's insights challenge common misconceptions about procrastination and illuminate how small steps, or "microbursts," can lead to monumental achievements. From defeating the allure of instant gratification to cultivating an empowering morning routine, this episode offers a treasure trove of tactics to kick-start your journey towards success. Don't miss this empowering conversation filled with practical advice, personal anecdotes, and proven techniques to silence procrastination's voice and embrace the success habit. Tune in now to reclaim your time, transform your goals into actions, and pave your way to a more fulfilling and accomplished life. More on Stephanie Ewing: Website Twitter Facebook The Success Habit: Procrastination Hacks to Create Your Best Life One Microburst at a Time (Optimize Your Life Series) Other books here Books and other interesting mentions: Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking (Overcome Toxic Thought Patterns and Take Control of Your Mindset) By Jon Acuff Using Deliberate Cold Exposure for Health and Performance | Huberman Lab Podcast #66 - Dr. Andrew Huberman Dr. Andrew Huberman Stikk.com


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Transformative Healing: Unveiling the Power of Somatic Experiencing with Brian D. Mahan | Ep. 046

In this transformative episode of MindHack, we have the privilege of diving deep into the world of healing and personal transformation with the exceptional guest, Brian D. Mahan, SEP. A highly skilled professional specializing in stress physiology and trauma renegotiation, Brian brings a unique perspective to the table, going beyond the confines of self-help books and talk therapy. With a focus on resolving fixated physiological states associated with trauma responses, he empowers individuals through Somatic Experiencing , a body-based approach that delves into the true nature of shock traumas and the trauma of shame. Join us as we explore Brian's profound insights from his book "I Cried All the Way to Happy Hour," where he provides a roadmap to profound healing and personal growth. Discover the transformative potential of Somatic Experiencing and practical tools that you can implement immediately to navigate your own healing journey. Get ready for an eye-opening discussion that will inspire you to embrace lasting healing and rediscover a fuller sense of self. More on Brian D. Mahan Website Instagram YouTube Channel Facebook Page I Cried All The Way To Happy Hour: What To Do When Self-Help Or Talk Therapy Haven’t Really Helped - Your Roadmap To Profound Healing And Personal Transformation Books and other interesting mentions: Focusing by Eugene T. Gendlin Letting Go by David Hawkins Somatic Experiencing International Somatic Experiencing | Wiki Dr. Peter Levine


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Finding Calm in Anxious Times: A Conversation with Author Chris Bailey | MindHack Ep. 045

In this episode of MindHack, join host Cody Mclain as we delve into the world of productivity and mindfulness with acclaimed author and speaker, Chris Bailey. Discover the power of finding presence and enhancing productivity, even in the midst of anxious times. Chris shares practical tips and actionable strategies from his bestselling books, including 'How to Calm Your Mind: Finding Presence and Productivity in Anxious Times.' Uncover the secrets to managing time, attention, and energy effectively, while navigating the challenges of anxiety and stress. Gain valuable insights from a thought leader who bridges the gap between theory and real-world application. Prepare for a transformative conversation that will equip you with practical tools to unlock your full potential for greater peace, focus, and accomplishment. Tune in to this episode of MindHack and learn how to find presence and unleash your productivity in today's demanding world. More on Chris Bailey: Website Twitter Instagram How to Calm Your Mind: Finding Presence and Productivity in Anxious Times Other books here Books and other interesting mentions: Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind by Judson Brewer Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation by Gabriele Oettingen Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule by Paul Graham Tim Ferris with Kevin Rose Space Dreams The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life by Philip Zimbardo Philip Zimbardo Books Stanford Prison Experiment Christina Maslach Books When the Body Says No by Gabor Maté Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


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Unleashing Your Inner Potential: Thibaut Meurisse's 'Do the Impossible' | MindHack Ep. 044

In today's episode, we have the pleasure of introducing you to Thibaut Meurisse, a renowned author and personal development coach. Thibaut is widely recognized for his expertise in emotional mastery, mindset, and self-improvement. With his 'Master Your Emotions' book series, he has empowered countless individuals to understand and effectively manage their emotions. And guess what? We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Thibaut for an inspiring podcast interview, where he shared valuable insights from his upcoming book. In this episode, we'll delve into Thibaut's journey, his groundbreaking new work, and the key takeaways from our thought-provoking conversation. Get ready to unlock the secrets to emotional well-being and personal growth with Thibaut Meurisse! More on Thibaut Meurisse: Website Twitter Instagram Do the Impossible Other Books here: Books and other interesting mentions: WOOP The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday Jim Rohn Six Pillars of Self Esteem by Nathaniel Brandon The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks Steve Pavlina Steve Pavlina Books


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Don't Be a Billionaire! Insights from Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder of Wired Magazine | MindHack Ep. 043

In this captivating podcast interview, we sit down with the visionary thinker and technology pioneer, Kevin Kelly, as he delves into his latest literary masterpiece, "Excellent Advice for Living: Wisdom I Wish I'd Known Earlier." Join us as we explore the depths of Kelly's remarkable journey, drawing upon his experiences at Wired magazine and his role in co-founding the groundbreaking online community, The WELL. Kevin Kelly, a renowned futurist, author, and influential figure in the tech industry, shares invaluable wisdom and practical advice that he has accumulated throughout his illustrious career. From embracing technological advancements to navigating the complexities of modern life, Kelly provides a profound perspective on the challenges and opportunities we face in our rapidly evolving world. More on Kevin Kelly: Website Twitter Instagram Excellent Advice for Living: Wisdom I Wish I'd Known Earlier Other Books here: Books and other interesting mentions: When I Say No, I Feel Guilty: How to Cope, Using the Skills of Systematic Assertive Therapy Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success Die With Zero: Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life Esther Perel the WELL | wiki SIGNAL THE WHOLE EARTH CATALOG Wired Magazine The Hackers Conference


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How Important is Your Visual Intelligence with FIXED Author Amy Herman

Amy Herman is a visual educator who in her 2018 Ted Talk, explained how we can use our understanding of art to enhance our powers of perception and connection with those around us. In this interview, we discuss multiple works of art and how training ourselves to observe small details about the world around us can help us all to become more empathetic and capable people. Art is a universal language and it can be used to expose deep-seated truths about ourselves that might otherwise be hidden by our own ego. We talk about behavior science, self-awareness, and how to avoid self-confirmation bias. From Sigmund Freud to Carl Jung, Amy and I discuss her recent book “Fixed: How to Perfect the Fine Art of Problem Solving” the psychology of human consciousness, and how art can serve as a pathway to allow us to become closer to the self-actualized person we all so wish to become.


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Maximize Your Confidence With West Point Director of Performance Psychology Nate Zinsser

Dr. Nate Zinsser has spent his career training the minds of the U.S. Military Academy’s cadets as they prepare to lead and perform when the stakes are the very highest—on the battlefield. Alongside this work, he has coached world-class athletes including a Super Bowl MVP, numerous Olympic medalists, professional ballerinas, NHL All-Stars, and college All-Americans, teaching them to overcome the pressure and succeed on the biggest stages. Today we talk about Dr. Zinsser's new book The Confident Mind: A Battle-Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance. We dive deep into what confidence IS and what it IS NOT. What are the five affirmations that make you successful? Come find out.