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Episode 119: Discover The Meaning In Your Life with Dr. Michael Steger

The Evolved Caveman w/ Dr. John Schinnerer

Dr. Michael F. Steger is Professor of Psychology and the Director for the Center for Meaning and Purpose at Colorado State University. He is an internationally recognized authority on the benefits of finding meaning in one’s life and in one’s work. Dr. Steger is a sought-after speaker and enjoys providing keynotes, workshops, and retreats around the world on topics ranging from meaning and purpose, flourishing at work, positive education, effective leadership, expanding clinical practice by incorporating meaning and purpose assessment and interventions. He is the developer of the most widely-used measures of meaning and purpose in the world, including the Meaning in Life Questionnaire and the Work and Meaning Inventory. He has written three books, including Designing Positive Psychology, Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace, and the Handbook of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work. Dr. Steger offers a number of online courses on elevating success in work and life, including his newest course, Meaning in the Moment, taught through the Wholebeing Institute.If you like what you've heard at The Evolved Caveman podcast, support us by subscribing, leaving reviews on Apple podcasts. Every review helps to get the message out! Please share the podcast with friends and colleagues.Follow Dr. John Schinnerer on| Instagram | Instagram.com/@TheEvolvedCaveman| Facebook | Facebook.com/Anger.Management.Expert| Twitter | Twitter.com/@JohnSchin| LinkedIn | Linkedin.com/in/DrJohnSchinnererOr join the email list by visiting: GuideToSelf.comPlease visit our YouTube channel and remember to Like & Subscribe!https://www.youtube.com/user/jschinnererEditing/Mixing/Mastering by: Brian Donat of B/Line Studios www.BLineStudios.comMusic by: Zak Gay http://otonamimusic.com/

54mins

12 Jul 2021

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Living a Life of Meaning - With Positive Psychologist Michael Steger

The Art of Self Reliance

In this episode I speak to positive psychologist Michael StegerMichael is a recognized authority on meaning in life, purpose, happiness, psychological strengths, and positive psychology. His research on these topics has been published in more than 100 scientific peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His books include Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace, Designing Positive Psychology, and the forthcoming Positive Psychology in the Business World.His TEDx talk shared the idea that a meaningful life is in reach for everyone. He is a speaker who infuses passion, humor, and enthusiasm for the science of flourishing into each engagement. He provides keynotes and workshops to business executives, organizations, non-profits, educational institutions, professional organizations, community groups, and scholars.His research interests center on understanding how people create a life worth living, and seeking ways to help people flourish and achieve well-being.In this episode we discuss:Why it is so important that we focus on meaning and purpose IN life rather than the meaning OF life.Learn about the research and evidence that experiencing a strong sense of meaning and purpose helps people thrive, even under stress and strain.How to sidestep the grind of constantly pivoting from one emergency to the next and instead learn how to sustain motivation to pursue the right goals for the right reasons.Find out more about Michael:www.michaelfsteger.com

51mins

6 May 2021

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Acting In Alignment with Our Dreams with Michael Steger

Enhanced Living

All of us have dreams that we chase passionately, and on some occasions, when we are about to quit, someone tells us what we need to hear, and it energizes us and gives us air and impulse. But sometimes, it is the complete opposite. We know what we want, and our friends and family advise us to move on and try something different. And in those cases, the best thing we can do is ignore everyone's opinion, go after our dreams, and keep trying until we make them real. In this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with the actor and producer at Book 11 Productions, Michael Steger. He is a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio, and he has graduated Bachelor of Arts in Theatre/Theater from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. He participated in multiple successful projects, including the 2008's TV series 90210 and True Blood, and the movie Ana Maria in Novela Land, among many others. We had a fantastic conversation about his journey on becoming an actor, why he quitted acting in high-school, and what made him go back to acting in College. He shared his thoughts on why people behave funny around those that are enthusiastically chasing their dreams. We also talked about turning weakness into strengths, the secrets for a long-lasting love relationship, how we attract our tribe through our behavior, and much more. Tune in and learn about Michael's journey into becoming a successful actor and his excitement for making constant leaps of faith. Some Questions I Ask:Was acting something you always knew you wanted to do? (2:04)What made you quit? (4:01)What would you say was the most relevant thing that made you rise and overcome your fear of rejection? (6:48)Can we talk about turning weakness into a strength? (10:11)Can you give us, just for fun, your top three favorite books? (14:31)Can you talk about the experience of co-producing a movie with your wife? (18:36)In This Episode, You Will Learn:The early vocation meets its first obstacle (2:23)A life-changing trip to Ecuador (4:41)Michael's message to everyone dreaming of getting into Hollywood (5:47)A simple yet effective trick to tick every box in our daily schedule (11:55)Realizing who we are and what we want to do (19:20)Resources:Book: Rhonda Byrne - The SecretBook: Robert A. Johnson - Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal GrowthBook: Ayn Rand - The FountainheadBook: Don Miguel Ruiz - The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)White Like Me Movie FacebookConnect with Michael:LinkedInInstagramTwitterFacebookLet's Connect!WebsiteInstagramEnhanced Living - Facebook GroupEnhanced Living - Youtube ChannelThe Vegans Three - Youtube Channel See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43mins

9 Mar 2021

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E76: Michael Steger - Living the life YOU want

Back2Basics: Reconnecting to the essence of YOU

Dr. Steger is a recognized authority on meaning in life, purpose, happiness, psychological strengths, and positive psychology. His research on these topics has been published in more than 100 scientific peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His books include Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace (American Psychological Association Press), Designing Positive Psychology (Oxford University Press), and the forthcoming Positive Psychology in the Business World (Wiley-Blackwell).His TEDx talk shared the idea that a meaningful life is in reach for everyone. He is a speaker who infuses passion, humor, and enthusiasm for the science of flourishing into each engagement. He provides keynotes and workshops to business executives, organizations, non-profits, educational institutions, professional organizations, community groups, and scholars.His research interests center on understanding how people create a life worth living, and seeking ways to help people flourish and achieve well-being. He is particularly interested in how people develop a sense of purpose and meaning regarding their lives, and how they bring that purpose and meaning to their work and their relationships. His research and commentary is regularly featured in popular media outlets including Time, Men's Health, Fox News.com, Yahoo! News, MSNBC,com, and BusinessWeek, EcoLuxe, Shape, and Self magazines. Don't miss his upcoming conference  #Wellbeing360 on October 29th at 10:30 am. on “Meaning in the Moment – A light-hearted approach to a serious topic for a heavy world” , and be part of the first virtual and worldwide event about wellbeing sciences.Register and get your toolbox for a changing world!https://wellbeing360.mxYou can watch Dr. Stegers Ted Talk at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLFVoEF2RI0 and learn more about him and his work at:https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelsteger/

30mins

22 Oct 2020

Most Popular

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Dr Michael Steger: Meaning

The Positivity Prescription with Dr Suzy Green

Dr Suzy Green sits down with Dr Michael Steger to discuss all things meaning and shares some key findings with practical application. Michael will also share some of his own personal experiences too. Dr. Michael F. Steger is Professor of Psychology and the Director for the Center for Meaning and Purpose at Colorado State University. He is an internationally recognized authority on the benefits of finding meaning in one’s life and in one’s work. Dr. Steger is a sought after speaker and enjoys providing keynotes, workshops, and retreats around the world on topics ranging from meaning and purpose, flourishing at work, positive education, effective leadership, and expanding clinical practice by incorporating meaning and purpose assessment and interventions.He is the developer of the most widely-used measures of meaning and purpose in the world, including the Meaning in Life Questionnaire and the Work and Meaning Inventory. He has published his research in more than 130 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, andthree books, including Designing Positive Psychology, Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace, and the Handbook of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work. Dr. Steger offers anumber of online courses on elevating success in work and life, including his newest courses: Meaning in the Moment (https://wholebeinginstitute.com/meaning-in-the-moment/) andMastering Your Motivation, available through www.michaelsteger.online.

34mins

24 Sep 2020

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Michael Steger, PhD (#05)

The Shannon Harvey Podcast

After listening to this week's podcast, I suspect that you won't be able to stop yourself from taking a moment to reflect on what really matters to you the most in life, on what is truly important to you... and why. This episode is with Professor Michael Stegor – a world-leading expert in finding meaning in life. He's the Founder and Director of the Center for Meaning and Purpose at the University of Colorado. Among other things in the interview we discuss: Why feeling that we have more meaning and purpose makes us biologically healthier The new research showing that helping our kids to find meaning from a young age is really important How to find meaning (even though it's different for everyone)  What I find interesting, when I look back to this conversation, is that although it didn’t fit exactly into my investigative deep dive into mindfulness that ultimately came next for me – the interview was profoundly influential on everything I’ve done since and will do in the future. At the end you’ll hear Mike reveal that he used to be a therapist, and I think you’ll get a sense that he must have been really really good. He seems to just get people, and really understand what makes life worth living.

40mins

16 Sep 2020

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Discover The Meaning In Your Life with Dr. Michael Steger

The Evolved Caveman w/ Dr. John Schinnerer

One of the biggest factors in a happy, thriving life is meaning. Studies show the biggest factor in the life of a happy man is meaningful work. Knowing your ‘why’, you can get through any ‘how.’ Discover all you need to know about meaning and purpose for you. Topics covered…You were a big fan of the band Rush - how cool did that make you in high school? Did playing the violin make up for it?Why is meaning so important for us?How do Viktor Frankel and Irv Yalom figure into your work? JP Sartre? F. Dostoyevsky? Albert Camus? Samuel Beckett? Aristotle? (Caution: This is a very heady conversation!)How does one go about identifying their meaning or purpose?Do we vary in terms of how much we need meaning?The importance of being aware of your core beliefs or ‘givens'.What are the 3 levels of core beliefs?How do you identify your core beliefs? Which core beliefs serve us best for success? For happiness?Bio:Dr. Michael F. Steger is Professor of Psychology and the Director for the Center for Meaning and Purpose at Colorado State University. He is an internationally recognized authority on the benefits of finding meaning in one’s life and in one’s work. Dr. Steger is a sought after speaker and enjoys providing keynotes, workshops, and retreats around the world on topics ranging from meaning and purpose, flourishing at work, positive education, effective leadership, expanding clinical practice by incorporating meaning and purpose assessment and interventions. He is the developer of the most widely-used measures of meaning and purpose in the world, including the Meaning in Life Questionnaire and the Work and Meaning Inventory. He has written three books, including Designing Positive Psychology, Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace, and the Handbook of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work. Dr. Steger offers a number of online courses on elevating success in work and life, including his newest course, Meaning in the Moment, taught through the Wholebeing Institute.Here is the course description of Meaning in the Moment…Crafting a meaningful life doesn’t have to be a philosophical chore, it can be lived one vivid and enjoyable moment at a time. This on-demand online course is focused on practical exercises that help people use the power of now to create lives rich in meaning. Each session offers two or more exercises that you can learn to use one at a time, in an array of combinations, and even all together in a coherent program on meaning in the moment. Mike shows how people can get unstuck and move forward with a lighter heart toward greater meaning and purpose.https://wholebeinginstitute.com/meaning-in-the-moment/Check us out on Google Play and give us a Like and Subscribe! https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Imo4l6pgrbmeklxvec6pgwzxnz4If you like what you've heard, support us by subscribing, leaving reviews on Apple podcasts.Every review helps to get the message out! Please share the podcast with friends and colleagues.Follow Dr. John Schinnerer on | Instagram | Instagram.com/@TheEvolvedCaveman | Facebook | Facebook.com/Anger.Management.Expert | Twitter | Twitter.com/@JohnSchin | LinkedIn | Linkedin.com/in/DrJohnSchinnererOr join the email list by visiting: GuideToSelf.comPlease visit our YouTube channel and remember to Like & Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/user/jschinnererEditing/Mixing/Mastering by: Brian Donat of B/Line Studios www.BLineStudios.com Music by: Zak Gay http://otonamimusic.com/

54mins

7 Sep 2020

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The Happiness Reset- Episode 2 with Michael Steger

The Happiness Reset

Monday's happiness boosting habit is to connect with your meaning or purpose in life so Tamara's guest is Michael Steger, the Director of the Center for Meaning and Purpose. He answers "does everyone have a life purpose" and "what can I do to live with purpose" in this episode.

43mins

31 Aug 2020

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In Conversation with Michael Steger

The Coaching Kool-Aid

Curious about meaning and purpose? In this episode we speak with Professor Michael Steger of Colorado State University. Michael has spent his life in a state of both scepticism and curiosity – a perfect combination – and today he talks to us about how this led him to forge a career studying meaning and purpose. You know, the superficial stuff. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the conversation. 

47mins

8 Jun 2020

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Discovering the Meaning of Life - Professor Michael Steger - #068

Health, Wellness & Performance Coaching

The meaning of life is a popular topic of discussion and something most of us ponder during our quiet moments. Dr. Michael Steger has spent his career studying this very topic as the founder and director of the Center for Meaning and Purpose at Colorado State University! In this episode, he shares the practical aspects of his research findings and how we can not only bring more meaning and purpose to our own lives but also integrate into our coaching.

1hr 1min

27 Jan 2020

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