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Do you want to understand more about your own thoughts and motivations? Do you wish you had a better understanding of what motivates other people and drives their decisions? Has psychology always fascinated you, but you’ve been missing a way to apply those lessons practically in your day-to-day life? Matt Bodnar and redOrbit bring you practical psychology inspired by Tim Ferriss, Pat Flynn, John Dumas, Entrepreneur on Fire, Chalene Johnson, NPR, HBR, the StartUp podcast, Art of Charm, Joe Rogan, Scott Barry Kaufman, Nathan Latka, Mixergy, Seth Godin, Freakonomics, ProBlogger, Hidden Brain, David Van Nuys, and Shane Parrish.

Do you want to understand more about your own thoughts and motivations? Do you wish you had a better understanding of what motivates other people and drives their decisions? Has psychology always fascinated you, but you’ve been missing a way to apply those lessons practically in your day-to-day life? Matt Bodnar and redOrbit bring you practical psychology inspired by Tim Ferriss, Pat Flynn, John Dumas, Entrepreneur on Fire, Chalene Johnson, NPR, HBR, the StartUp podcast, Art of Charm, Joe Rogan, Scott Barry Kaufman, Nathan Latka, Mixergy, Seth Godin, Freakonomics, ProBlogger, Hidden Brain, David Van Nuys, and Shane Parrish.
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Do you want to understand more about your own thoughts and motivations? Do you wish you had a better understanding of what motivates other people and drives their decisions? Has psychology always fascinated you, but you’ve been missing a way to apply those lessons practically in your day-to-day life? Matt Bodnar and redOrbit bring you practical psychology inspired by Tim Ferriss, Pat Flynn, John Dumas, Entrepreneur on Fire, Chalene Johnson, NPR, HBR, the StartUp podcast, Art of Charm, Joe Rogan, Scott Barry Kaufman, Nathan Latka, Mixergy, Seth Godin, Freakonomics, ProBlogger, Hidden Brain, David Van Nuys, and Shane Parrish.

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Episodes

Your Secret to Feeling Powerful In Life's Toughest Moments with Dr Amy Cuddy

11/15/2018
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In this episode we discuss the incredibly important thing that everyone (including you!) get’s wrong about presence, we explore how to prime yourself for the best performance in moments of pressure and high stakes situations where other people are watching and judging you. We look at the results from thousands of experiments over the last few decades to uncover the fascinating truth about power and powerlessness. And we share the exact strategy you can use to shift your brain into the mode...

Duration:00:50:46

How You Can Be More Confident In Tough Situations, Conflicts, and Negotiations with Kwame Christian

11/8/2018
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Do you feel uncomfortable in conflict with others? Do you experience fear and anxiety when dealing with tough situations? Most negotiation tactics and strategies assume you’re already a master negotiator with nerves of steel - that’s the wrong starting place. In this episode we discuss how you can get comfortable with having tough conversations and build the foundation to become a real master of negotiation - using a simple and easy to apply framework. We discuss how you can deal with tough...

Duration:00:51:49

How You Can Overcome Procrastination and People Pleasing with Dr. Taylor Newendorp

11/1/2018
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In this episode we discuss how to deal with never feeling like you’re “enough,” show you how to overcome the insidious trap of "people pleasing,” look at the most effective treatments for OCD, panic attacks, anxiety and stress, discover the dangers of “toxic perfectionism” and how it might be holding you back, tell you why “should” is a dangerous word, and much more with our guest Taylor Newendorp. Taylor Newendorp is the founder and president of Chicago Counseling Center and specializes in...

Duration:00:54:14

Create Epic Breakthroughs By Blasting Away Your Biases & Assumptions with Dr. Beau Lotto

10/25/2018
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In this episode we discuss the surprising science of creativity. We begin with a fascinating look into how your brain create reality around you and assigns meaning to things that often have no meaning at all, then we examine the unlikely relationship between doubt, ambiguity, and creativity. We ask how you can chip away at your assumptions so that you can open spaces of possibility to be more creative, we explore the foundations of asking truly good questions, and examine the way that doubt...

Duration:00:57:33

The Hidden Brain Science That Will Unlock Your True Potential with Daniel Coyle

10/18/2018
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In this episode, we discuss the science of Talent. We look at how great talent is built into the very physical structure of the brain itself, explore the incredible importance of striving at the edge of your ability and staying there as long as possible, the vital importance of mistakes in the learning process, how a group of kindergartners beat a bunch of CEOs at a simple team-building exercise, a powerful tool Navy Seals use to make better decisions that you can apply to your life right...

Duration:00:50:32

These Habits Will Help You Crush Procrastination & Overwhelm with James Clear

10/11/2018
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In this episode, we discuss the foundations of evidence based thinking, the important balance between Habits and Decisions and how each of them shapes who you ultimately become and dig into the idea that your decisions set the trajectory of your life, but your habits determine how far you walk on that journey, from there we explore how to build high impact habits, what you need to do to determine the best habits to focus on first, how you can harness the the power of the “aggregation of...

Duration:00:55:58

Double Your Productivity and Focus on What Matters with Marc Effron

10/4/2018
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In this episode we discuss how to become a high performer at work. We look at one simple question you can use to double your productivity, we talk about how to decipher scientific evidence and determine what’s really important to focus on for maximum performance, we examine how to get quality feedback on your work, share strategies for creating high performance habits and behaviors, and uncover what it takes to quickly improve your performance with our guest Marc Effron. Marc Effron is the...

Duration:00:54:18

The Shocking Counter-Intuitive Science Behind The Truth of Positive Thinking with Dr. Gabriele Oettingen

9/27/2018
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In this episode we discuss the shocking truth about the dangers of positive thinking. Is it always good to visualize your goals? Could there be potential downsides to daydreams and fantasies about the future? How can we identify what stands in the way of our goals and take concrete action to get there? We look at these questions and much more, along with a proven evidence-based methodology for creating effective behavior change - to actually achieve what you want - with our guest Dr....

Duration:00:55:44

Creating Nerves of Steel – The Science of Performing Under Pressure with Dr. Hank Weisinger

9/20/2018
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In this episode, we go deep on the science of performing under pressure. We look at why some people perform under pressure and others don’t. We discuss the skill of flexibility and “fluid intelligence,” explore the differences between stress and pressure, look at concrete strategies for managing both in your life, and much more with our guest Dr. Hank Weisinger. Dr. Hank Weisinger is a psychologist trained in clinical, counseling, school, and organizational psychology. He is the originator...

Duration:00:56:29

Three Dangerous Ideas That Are Putting Our Society At Risk with Dr. Jonathan Haidt

9/13/2018
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In this episode we discuss several seemingly good ideas that are actually quite dangerous. We start with a look at how the immune system can teach us about the vital importance of being “anti-fragile.” We look at lessons from ancient cultural traditions all the way up to modern psychology research to peel back the layers of our current social dialogue and look at many notions that have permeated our current thinking. What are the best ways to promote growth and development? How can we help...

Duration:00:55:03

Simple Hacks For Thinking Better From Sherlock Holmes To Professional Poker with Maria Konnikova

9/6/2018
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In this episode we discuss several simple strategies for thinking better by looking at lessons ranging from sources as disparate as the methods of Sherlock Holmes to the principles of professional poker. How do you create focus and engagement when you’re trying to solve a problem? What are the potential ways that you can improve your memory to supercharge your thinking ability? How can you train your mind to think more effectively about emotion, risk, and uncertainty? We discuss this and...

Duration:00:48:41

A Beginner's Guide To Body Language & Nonverbal Communication with Joe Navarro

8/30/2018
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In this episode we break down the complex and confusing world of body language and nonverbal communication. We discover the easiest starting point for learning the basics you need to know to get started with reading and understanding body language and we dig into the specific tools and strategies you can start using right away to not only decode the body language of others, but also change your own body language to communicate what you want. We explore all this and much more with our guest...

Duration:00:54:00

This Simple Idea From Quantum Physics Could Change Your Life with Mel Schwartz

8/23/2018
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In this episode we discuss how a few crazy ideas from quantum physics might just change your life. We look at how some of the core principles from the hard sciences have huge implications for the way we live, love, and deal with a world of danger and uncertainty. It is possible that the laws of physics hold lessons that could help us redefine our relationship with anxiety and suffering and open the door to possibility? We discuss this and much more with our guest Mel Schwartz Mel Schwartz...

Duration:00:50:17

The Death of Time Management & How You Can Manipulate Time with Laura Vanderkam

8/16/2018
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In this episode we tell the truth about time. We throw out the old and dated conceptions of “time management” and look at how time really works. We explore the fundamental way you must flip your approach to time so that you can focus on what really matters in life. We look at how you can become an artist manipulating time at your will - stretching your best moments so that they last longer and ruthlessly removing the things that clutter your life. If you feel pressed for time - like there is...

Duration:00:56:56

Speak & Present With Total Confidence Using These Tactics with Matt Abrahams

8/9/2018
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In this episode we show you the science of communication. Have you ever been afraid to speak or present? Are you worried about not having the skills or tools to communicate your ideas to the world? We dig into the science and the strategies of mastering skills like speaking and presenting, crushing the anxiety that often accompanies thee high stakes moments, and share evidence based strategies for becoming a master communicator. Matt Abrahams is a Professor of Strategic Communication for...

Duration:00:49:16

Stop Chasing Happiness and Do This Instead with Emily Esfahani Smith

8/2/2018
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In this episode we discuss happiness. Can the pursuit of happiness backfire? Why are people more depressed an anxious than ever in a time when the world is physically safer and healthier than ever before in history? We look at the crisis of meaning in our society and examine how we can cultivate real meaning in our lives, beyond ourselves, and move towards an existence of purpose with our guest Emily Esfahani Smith. Emily Esfahani Smith is a journalist, positive psychology instructor, and...

Duration:00:41:06

When the Impossible Becomes Possible - The Secrets of Flow Revealed with Steven Kotler

7/26/2018
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In this episode we discuss how the impossible becomes possible. We look at how to create paradigm shifting breakthroughs, dig into the science and research at the frontier of peak human performance to understand what’s at the core of nearly every gold medal or world championship - the powerful concept of flow. How do we create flow in our lives, how can we use it as a tool to become 400% more creative and learn skills 200% faster? We dig into this and much more with our guest Steven...

Duration:00:57:54

Making Smart Decisions When You Don’t Have All The Facts with Annie Duke

7/19/2018
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In this episode we discuss how to make better decisions under conditions of uncertainty. We look at “the worst call in the history of football,” discuss examples from life, business and even high stakes poker to understand how to make the best possible decisions in a a world filled with unknowns. What exactly is a good decision? Is that different than a good outcome? We look at this key question - and uncover the wisdom hidden in the reality that these two things might be completely...

Duration:01:13:45

Why The Science of Trait Psychology May Just Predict Everything In Your Life with Dr. Brian R. Little

7/12/2018
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In this episode we go deep on the science of personality. We look at how we’ve moved way beyond the debate of nature vs nurture, we look at the “Myth of Authenticity" and the danger of “just being yourself,” we examine why human wellbeing (aka success) depends on the sustainable pursuit of core projects in our lives, explore the complex dance of self improvement between the limitation of biological, social factors and the identity of individuals, and look at how much agency and control we...

Duration:00:53:35

Self Help For Smart People - How You Can Spot Bad Science & Decode Scientific Studies with Dr. Brian Nosek

7/5/2018
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In this episode, we show how you can decode scientific studies and spot bad science by digging deep into the tools and skills you need to be an educated consumer of scientific information. Are you tired of seeing seemingly outrageous studies published in the news, only to see the exact opposite published a week later? What makes scientific research useful and valid? How can you, as a non-scientist, read and understand scientific information in a simple and straightforward way that can help...

Duration:00:56:54