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Episode 174: Jessica Tracy – Pride: The Secret To Human Success

 

Episode 174: Jessica Tracy – Pride: The Secret To Human Success

Jessica Tracy is a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where she also directs the Emotion and Self Lab. Her research focuses on emotions and emotion expression, and especially on the self-conscious emotions of pride and shame. She has published over 80 journal articles, book chapters, edited volumes, and reviews, and her groundbreaking work on pride has been covered by hundreds of media outlets, including ABC’s Good Morning America, NPR’s All Things Considered, the New York Times, the Economist, and Scientific American. Tracy was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and now lives in Vancouver with her daughter and her partner.

Her book is: Take Pride: Why the Deadliest Sin Holds the Secret to Human Success. It has received rave reviews by some of the brightest minds in the world

Episode 174: Jessica Tracy – Pride: The Secret To Human Success

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“Good pride = Authentic.  Bad pride = Hubristic.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Jessica’s initial interest in Pride – Started studying in grad school in 1999.
  • Managing the challenge of others caring about us — At an evolutionary level. We need authentic pride
  • Sharing on social media – Pride in “likes” — only posting the 5% best aspect of our lives
    • It’s a slippery slope caring too much what others think
    • The “over sharers” on social media — what it really means
  • Lance Armstrong initially had authentic pride — an incredible work ethic… Then it grew to hubristic pride and he doped/cheated
  • JJ Watt — Hubristic pride? The “log cabin” story
  • Pride in the workplace – Power and Leadership
  • Authentic Pride — Leads to prestige
  • Bosses: The “do what I tell you or you’ll be fired” are bosses who have hubristic pride. Insecure, people dislike them and typically will quit.
  • Prestigious leaders are well-liked and respected bosses. Secure in themselves
  • Donald Trump = Hubristic pride
  • The story of Dean Karnazes – successful businessman — At 30 realized something was missing. Became a runner
  • Good pride = Authentic.  Bad pride = Hubristic.
  • Execution
  • Common themes of excellence = Growth mindset — Intrinsic goals vs money/fame

Continue Learning:

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

The Learning Leader Show is supported by  Mizzen and Main: Performance fabric menswear. The most comfortable/durable dress shirts you will find on the market. I personally own 22 of them. To get free shipping, use the code “ryanhawk” — To get $50 off when you purchase three shirts, use the code “ryanhawk3” — Thank you for your support!

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Episode 173: Jon Levy – The Science Of Adventure (The 2 AM Principle)

 

Episode 173: Jon Levy – The Science Of Adventure (The 2 AM Principle)

Jon Levy is a behavior scientist, consultant, writer and keynote speaker best known for his work in the fields of Influence and Social Experience.

He has worked with countless brands and companies to support their efforts in consumer engagement, customer acquisition,and product development, by applying the latest behavioral research ranging from neuroscience and psychology to economics and biology.
This understanding spawned the creation of “Influencers”, a private community and dining experience for tastemakers and industry leaders. Members range across all industries from well-known actors and Olympians, to executives at major companies and royalty. Influencers has received a fair share of media including stories in The New York Times, Forbes, Fast Company, The Observer, to name a few. Combining years of experience running Influencers and research, Jon has developed a deep understanding in designing social experiences and creating influencer programs for brands.

After years of studying what has become known as “The Science of Adventure”, Jon was able to discern that every adventurous experience follows a predictable four stage processes. Each stage has specific characteristics that, when applied, make the experience exciting. His newest book is titled The 2 Am Principle: Discover The Science of Adventure.

In his free time, Jon works on outrageous projects. He spent a year traveling weekends to the world’s greatest events (Grand Prix, Art Basel, Sundance, Burning Man, Running of the Bulls, Cannes, etc.) and barely survived to tell the tale. Prior to that, taking control of his health and wellness, he was a before-and-after fitness model for a 90-day video training program. Other projects have included unscripted television, mobile apps, books and alcohol development, to name a few.

Episode 173: Jon Levy – The Science Of Adventure (The 2 AM Principle)

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“Your brain responds to novelty. If you want to have an exciting life, you need to get outside of your comfort zone.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Update on “The Influencers” — In 8 cities, 2 countries, over 800 people hosted
  • Why Jon visited every continent in 2015
  • Novelty – Your brain responds to it. How to create it…
  • Why it’s great to travel alone
  • Travel – Do something remarkable with a level of perceived risk. It will bring growth
  • How to live this lifestyle if you are married with kids…
  • An example of an introvert traveling to Europe for the first time — A “How To” guide to have a great time
  • The Ben Franklin Effect… Stacking Favors
  • The “IKEA” effect — What it means and how it impacts all of us
  • The “science of optimal anxiety” — AKA Productive Discomfort.  Say yes to a lot of things to have a wealth of experiences
  • E.P.I.C. Model of Adventure
    • Establish – Put the right people and elements in place
    • Push Boundaries – Growth, talk to strangers
    • Increase – More
    • Continue – End in style… Close the keynote with something memorable. Humans remember the peak and how it ends
  • New ways to introduce yourself at conference – “I convince people to cook me dinner”
  • George Lowenstein and his impact on Jon
  • How to travel the world with little money

“Routine is the enemy of excitement.” – Jon Levy

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

The Learning Leader Show is supported by  Mizzen and Main: Performance fabric menswear. The most comfortable/durable dress shirts you will find on the market. I personally own 22 of them. To get free shipping, use the code “ryanhawk” — To get $50 off when you purchase three shirts, use the code “ryanhawk3” — Thank you for your support!

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Episode 172: Sarah Knight – The Life Changing Magic Of…

 

Episode 172: Sarah Knight – The Life Changing Magic Of…

Warning: This episode contains a lot of graphic language. If you prefer episodes with only clean language, please skip this one.

Per Amazon.com: Sarah in her own words: “I’m a writer, editor, and recovering perfectionist. I spent fifteen years working in the New York publishing industry where I was privileged to edit talented authors such as Jessica Knoll, Gillian Flynn, Emily Nagoski, James Lee Burke, Chris Cleave, and many, many more. In 2015 I left it all behind in pursuit of more sunshine, less stress, and a daily abundance of pina coladas – moving with my husband from Brooklyn to the Dominican Republic. My first book, THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF NOT GIVING A F*CK, is an international bestseller.
My new book – another fun, profane guide to mental decluttering – is called GET YOUR SH*T TOGETHER. It will be published on December 27, 2016.”

Episode 172: Sarah Knight – The Life Changing Magic Of…

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“If you don’t take care of yourself first, then you won’t be any good for others.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Work ethic, dedication to the goal, and “Getting up and doing the work” will lead to sustained excellence
  • Why Sarah left an incredible career where she was “climbing the ladder”
  • The year Sarah spent preparing to leave her corporate job
  • Her work life at the moment: ghost write, edit, live in Dominican Republic
  • Why it’s important to have a long term plan if you’re planning on leaving your current job
  • How “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” inspired her
  • The art of “mental decluttering”
  • How to decide what matters most to you
  • People Pleasing — The “not sorry” method. Use honesty and be polite. “You must stop caring about what others think”
  • Why “selfish” has become a 4 letter word
  • The career checklist – Why Sarah dislikes it
  • Street smarts vs. Book smarts — Can be a false dichotomy
  • Why she decided to move to the Dominican Republic with her husband
  • How do you prioritize what’s truly important? — The “must-do” method
  • Tim Urban’s article: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think
  • The fine line of being a friend and “not wanting to go to baby showers” — Again, say No with honesty and be polite.

“You can’t control what others think of you.”

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing Sarah Knight on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me.

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

The Learning Leader Show is supported by  Mizzen and Main: Performance fabric menswear. The most comfortable/durable dress shirts you will find on the market. I personally own 22 of them. To get free shipping, use the code “ryanhawk” — To get $50 off when you purchase three shirts, use the code “ryanhawk3” — Thank you for your support!

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Episode 171: Scott Berkun – Big Ideas For Curious Minds

 

Episode 171: Scott Berkun – Big Ideas For Curious Minds

Scott Berkun is a bestselling author and popular speaker on creativity, philosophy, culture, business and many other subjects. He’s the author of six books, including  The Myths of Innovation,  Confessions of a Public Speaker, and The Year Without Pants. His work has appeared, or been mentioned, in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Guardian, Wired magazine, Forbes, USA Today, Wired, Fast Company, National Public Radio, The Huffington Post and other media.

Born and raised in Queens, NYC, he studied philosophy, computer science and design at CMU, was a manager at Microsoft (’94-’03) and WordPress.com (’10-’12), taught creativity at the University of Washington, was a co-host of CNBC’s The Business of Innovation TV show, is named on 5 U.S. patents, blogs for Harvard Business and BusinessWeek, and has appeared as an expert on various subjects on CNN, CNBC, NPR and MSNBC. He’s also the MC and speaker coach for Ignite Seattle, a finalist in the Amtrak 2014 writer’s residency program and the director of the short film We Make Seattle.

Episode 171: Scott Berkun – Big Ideas For Curious Minds 

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“The first tip to pitching well: Learn about the other persons environment”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Having a sports background to learn a work ethic and set goals can lead to sustained excellence
  • The process for Scott to quit his job at Microsoft to become a full time writer/author — And why he did it
  • Writing process
    • #1 Don’t chase headlines – Don’t chase traffic… Write good content
    • Write about evergreen topics that people will always want to read
    • Consistently write and produce content  — Stick to a rigorous schedule (he released work Tuesday & Thursday)
  • Understand your habits over time — Plan your day (when to wake up, eat, workout, write)
  • The topics he covers when he gives a keynote speech:
    • Innovation and creative thinking
    • Management/Leadership
  • Why he likes to prepare and not give the same speech over and over
  • Time spent on preparing vs. delivering = 10×1… Meaning he spends 10 hours to give a 1 hour talk
  • Teaching a creative thinking class at a University
  • The importance of “combining ideas”
  • “Passion is self perception of your interests… There is a need for self awareness”
  • Self discovery –> You need to try different things/ideas
  • Street smarts vs. Book smarts — Can be a false dichotomy
  • “How to call BS on a Guru”
    • Have higher expectations
    • How you read – Every chapter stop and plan for situations. Apply what would I do differently
    • Read with a different intent
    • Have a willingness to experiment
  • Why Scott hates speed reading
  • “How to pitch an idea”
  • “How to run a brainstorming meeting” — It’s about volume. You must be very clear about intended results and action plans
    • Have a good facilitator who says “Yes, and…”

“It’s very important to understand that all ideas are made up of other ideas… We need to combine ideas like “Uber for Laundry.””

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing Scott Berkun on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me.

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

The Learning Leader Show is supported by Daor Design – Daor Design will help you build your brand like nobody’s business. Most of their work falls into one of four categories: Logo Design, Print Design, Web Design or Digital Marketing. They pride themselves in being a trusted, valued resource for their growing family of clients.

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Episode 170: Simon Sinek – Why “Together Is Better”

 

Episode 170: Simon Sinek – Why “Together Is Better”

Simon Sinek sparked a movement with his bestsellers START WITH WHY and LEADERS EAT LAST. His newest book, Together Is Better, will inspire more readers to ask for help, help others, and discover their own courage through a charming story about change. Simon Sinek is an optimist. He teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. From members of Congress to foreign ambassadors, from small businesses to corporations like Microsoft and 3M, from Hollywood to the Pentagon, he has presented his ideas about the power of why. He has written three books, Leaders Eat Last, Start With Why, and Together Is Better and is quoted frequently by national publications. He was previously a guest on The Learning Leader Show, Episode #107 which remains one of the most popular episodes in the show’s history… This one is even better.

Episode 170: Simon Sinek – Why “Together Is Better”

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“Most people live their lives by accident as it happens. Fulfillment comes when we live our lives on purpose.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • “We’re social animals and we need each other”
  • The goal is to find ourselves in a place that we dream to go to
  • “Joy comes from relationships we form when we feel someone cares about us”
  • Why The Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas is incredible (the people)
    • Their employees love their jobs — Why? Their managers constantly work to make the employees lives better
  • Why you must be a student of leadership
    • Often times someone gets promoted based on current performance, but they are rarely trained on how to lead.  Leaders must take time off to regularly train on leading others. Most don’t unfortunately. “All the best leaders I know are students of leadership.”
  • Execution: The leaders are responsible for the people who are responsible for the results. It’s a human job. Consistency and intensity. Daily practice of little things (ie. ban phones in meetings, instead of people texting and email, they will talk)
  • Need to know what we stand for and what we are against
  • Why Jack Welch is a bad leader
  • “Jack Welch is a blight on the business world. GE needed a $300B bailout.” – Simon Sinek
  • Being willing to say “I don’t know.” Having the courage to speak up when you don’t know. Ask questions.
  • “Courage is not a deep internal fortitude. When we feel someone cares about us, we’re able to make courageous decisions.”
  • How Simon started his business as a consultant
  • How his TEDx Talk changed his life
  • Why successful athletes suffer from depression
  • “People come first… Winning is second.” – John Wooden
  • Why you must know your “why.” What you’re a part of…

“Leadership: It’s a human job. The daily practice of little things. Consistency and intensity.”

Continue Learning:

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Episode 071: Nate Boyer – Green Beret, Texas Football, The NFL

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing Simon Sinek on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me.

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

The Learning Leader Show is supported by Daor Design – Daor Design will help you build your brand like nobody’s business. Most of their work falls into one of four categories: Logo Design, Print Design, Web Design or Digital Marketing. They pride themselves in being a trusted, valued resource for their growing family of clients.

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