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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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How You Can Become A Superconnector with Scott Gerber

2/22/2018
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In this episode we discuss how to become a “superconnector.” We look at the idea that networking is not about tactics, it’s about a fundamental shift in how you think about interacting with people. We examine how to break free from the lazy and shallow networking that social media often creates, discuss why you should never ask “how can I help?”, look at the power of curiosity and asking better questions and much more with our guest Scott Gerber. Scott Gerber is CEO of The Community...

Duration:00:50:37

Brain Scans Reveal The Powerful Memory Techniques of Memory Champions, Greek Philosophers, and SuperLearners with Jonathan Levi

2/15/2018
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In this episode we discuss becoming a SuperLearner. We dig into questions that I’ve pondered for a long time - does speed reading work? Can we actually speed read and increase our reading comprehension? Are there strategies you can use to improve your memory? And perhaps most importantly - how can we align the way we think, learn, and remember with the way our brains actually operate? We go into this and more with our guest Jonathan Levi. Jonathan Levi is an author, learning expert, and...

Duration:01:08:45

Why Your Brain Struggles To Understand Money with Jeff Kreisler

2/8/2018
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In this episode we discuss how money messes with your brain. We look into the obvious traps we fall into when we think about money, examine how cultural influences shape our financial choices, and explore the key biases that underpin the most common and dangerous financial mistakes that you are most likely to make with our guest Jeff Kreisler. Jeff Kreisler is a bestselling author and the winner of the Bill Hicks Spirit Award for Thought Provoking Comedy. He is most recently the...

Duration:00:57:09

The Evidence Based Habits You Need To Build an Unstoppable Brain with Dr. Mike Dow

2/1/2018
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In this episode we discuss how to build a rockstar brain. We get into the neurochemical compositions that create moods from happiness to depression and look at you can change the building blocks of the neurochemicals by changing your diet and your habits. In a world were people are more stressed than ever, sleeping less, and trying to do more - we look at the causes of “brain drain” and what we can do to have physically happier and more productive brains with Dr. Michael Dow. Dr....

Duration:00:49:52

“The Most Innovative Experimental Psychologist In The World Today” on Luck, Deception, and Success - Dr. Richard Wiseman

1/25/2018
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In this episode we explore luck. Does luck exist? Is there a science of luck? What does the research reveal about lucky people and unlucky people? Is it possible to manufacture your own luck? We speak with research psychologist Dr. Richard Wiseman and learn the truth about luck and how you just might able to create a bit more in your own life. Dr. Richard Wiseman has been described by The Scientific American as “The most interesting and innovative experimental psychologist in the world...

Duration:00:53:23

The Real Strategies Top Achievers Use To Create Results with Jeff Haden

1/18/2018
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In this episode we discuss the habits of high achievers, the motivation myth, dig deep into habits, routines, and strategies you can use to achieve more in less time, balancing hustle and hard work vs recovery and much more with our guest Jeff Haden. Jeff is a contributing editor for Inc.com, author, and ghostwriter. Jeff has ghostwritten nearly 40 non-fiction books including four amazon best sellers. He is the author of the upcoming book The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really...

Duration:00:51:14

Simple Keys To Reading Anyone’s Hidden Emotions with Psychology Legend Dr. Paul Ekman

1/11/2018
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In this episode we explore emotions and facial expression in depth with one of the world’s top experts - the psychologist who pioneered much of the work in this field - Dr. Paul Ekman. We discuss the 6-7 major universal emotions, how emotional reactions are unchanged across cultures, ages, and even species, we discuss micro expressions, reading people’s faces, how to manage and control your emotions, and much much more. Dr. Paul Ekman is best known for his work as a pioneer researching...

Duration:00:43:38

Everything You Know About Sleep Is Wrong with Dr. Matthew Walker

1/4/2018
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In this episode we discuss everything you ever wanted to know about sleep. We examine the findings from hundreds of studies across millions of people and pull out the major findings about how vitally important sleep is, the global sleep loss epidemic, the stunning data about sleep and productivity, the simplest and most effective evidence based strategies for getting better sleep and much more with Dr. Matthew Walker. Dr. Matthew Walker is Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the...

Duration:01:06:28

Finding Joy In A World Full of Suffering - Lessons From a Former Buddhist Monk with Robert Thurman

12/28/2017
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This episode is a bit off the beaten path for us here at the Science of Success. Given this time of year, when many are thinking, reflecting, and being a bit more spiritual - we wanted to offer a different perspective. This episode is not as science based, but still provides a fascinating dialogue with a Buddhist monk, who was the first westerner ordained by the Dalai Lama, on life, meditation, mindfulness, and much more with our guest Robert Thurman. Robert Thurman is a Professor of...

Duration:00:53:49

Evidence Reveals The Most Important Skill of the 21st Century with Dr. Tasha Eurich

12/21/2017
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In this episode we discuss one of the most important evidence based psychology principles that make people successful - self awareness. We look at the difference between people who succeed and those who plateau. We talk about why self awareness is the meta-skill of the 21st century and the foundational skill required to succeed in anything, and we examine conclusions form over 800 scientific studies about self awareness with our guest Dr. Tasha Eurich. Dr. Tasha Eurich is an...

Duration:00:47:31

Never Eat Alone - How Relationship Expert Keith Ferrazzi Built His World Class Network

12/14/2017
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In this episode we discuss how to master relationships, go deep into cutting edge networking strategies from one of the world’s top connectors, examine how to unite people in collaboration and co-elevation, the power of generosity in building real and authentic relationships, how to let go of individualism, and much more with Keith Ferrrazi. Keith Ferrazzi is the CEO and founder of Ferrazzi Greenlight and the best selling author of Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone. Keith’s...

Duration:00:28:36

Your Secret Weapon to Becoming Fearless with Jia Jiang

12/7/2017
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In this episode we explore rejection in depth. We talk about the incredible power of rejection, go deep into rejection therapy, look at the incredible results created by seeking out rejection and living beyond your comfort zone, talk about the magic of asking why, hear a few incredible stories from 100 days of rejection, and much more with our guest Jia Jiang. Jia Jiang is the founder 100 Days of Rejection and the author of Rejection Proof. In an effort to overcome his fear of rejection...

Duration:00:58:30

The Psychology Secrets of Extreme Athletes, NFL Teams & The World’s Top Performers with Dr. Michael Gervais

11/30/2017
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In this episode we explore what it takes to succeed at the highest possible levels, we get science and data from years in the trenches with top performers to uncover the strategies that really work for achieving results, we dig deep into the life long quest of discovering your own personal philosophy and much more with Dr. Michael Gervais. Dr. Michael Gervais - Michael is a high performance psychologist who trains mindset skills and practices that are essential to revealing one’s...

Duration:00:58:38

Introducing Tuesday Talks - The 80/20 Principle

11/28/2017
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We’re extremely excited to introduce to you a new occasional segment of The Science of Success, Tuesday Talks! Are you tired of all the BS and fluff that oftentimes accompanies personal development? Tuesday Talks delivers to you Evidence Based Growth tactics that are proven to work and deliver maximum impact in your life in under five minutes. In this episode, we dive into the 80/20 principle and the impact it can have on your life starting today. This principle can be applied to...

Duration:00:05:55

Proven Practices For Building The Ultimate Competitive Advantage with Todd Davis

11/22/2017
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In this episode we discuss the proven strategies building effective relationships, why it’s vital to understand that the results you get in the world are a result of working with other people, how you can see the world from other people’s perspectives, tactics for building your credibility, how to get better feedback and much more with Todd Davis. Todd Davis is the Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Franklin Covey and author of the new book Get Better: 15 Proven...

Duration:00:55:10

How To Learn More In Record Time - Speed Reading, Concentration, & Memory with Jim Kwik

11/16/2017
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In this episode we discuss how our guest went from a childhood head injury to becoming an accelerated learning expert. We cover memory, speed reading, improving your focus, taking notes like an expert and go deep into tactics for accelerated learning. We talk about the importance of mastering the fundamentals, and get into tons of highly specific and actionable advice you can use today with our guest Jim Kwik. Jim Kwik is the founder of Kwik Learning and Superhero You. Jim is a brain...

Duration:01:11:39

The Skeptics Guide To Meditation With Dan Harris

11/9/2017
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In this episode we discuss how our guest went from a hard-nosed skeptic who thought most self help was BS, to someone who uncovered the evidence based growth strategies that actually work. We talk about our guest’s journey from meeting self help gurus, to spiritual teachers, and neuroscientists to discover the biggest lessons about improving your mind and body, and the simple, scientifically validated tool that evidence demonstrates is the best way to be happier with Dan Harris. Dan...

Duration:00:53:19

The Ancient Molecule You Can Use To Unlock Peak Performance with Dr. Paul Zak

11/2/2017
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In this episode we discuss the groundbreaking research behind the ancient molecule that fuels peak performance, the foundations of neuroeconomics, how our brains react during social interactions, we examine how our brains are designed to connect and built to work cooperatively, we dig into the power of oxytocin and how you can increase it in your life, and much more with Dr. Paul Zak. Dr. Paul Zak is founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and Professor of Economics,...

Duration:00:55:00

How You Can Use Behavioral Design To Create Any Habit You Want with Nir Eyal

10/26/2017
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In this episode we discuss How To Use “Mind Control” Techniques to Create Any Habit You Want, why we are driven much more by pain than pleasure, the “hook” model for describing human behavior, how to hack your rewards to change your behavior, the power of tiny amounts of friction, and much more with Nir Eyal. Nir Eyal is an expert in “behavioral design” having worked in both advertising and video gaming helping companies build and create more engaging products. Nir is the Wall Street...

Duration:00:53:44

How This Astronaut Survived Going Blind In Space & Tools for Crushing Fear with Chris Hadfield

10/19/2017
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In this episode, we discuss what happened when our guest astronaut Chris Hadfield went blind during a space walk - and how he made it out alive. We talk about the mental toughness necessary to survive extremely dangerous situations like that, discuss in depth how astronauts deal with fear, look at the vital importance of powerful training to deal with huge risks, and much more with Chris Hadfield. Chris Hadfield, who the BBC called “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong” has...

Duration:00:52:29

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