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The best self improvement podcast episodes. From improving productivity, to finding purpose in your life to what constitutes freedom, this topic is on anything and everything that can help people to improve their lives. Add episodes you're interested into your queue below!

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The best self improvement podcast episodes. From improving productivity, to finding purpose in your life to what constitutes freedom, this topic is on anything and everything that can help people to improve their lives. Add episodes you're interested into your queue below!

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Stop Trying to Fix Your Weaknesses

The HBR Channel

Marcus Buckingham, author of StandOut 2.0, explains why performance management systems are broken.

14mins

1 Sep 2015

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Bonus: 10 New Rules for Big Career Changes (The Graduation Episode) w/Jordan Harbinger

Masters of Scale

On Masters of Scale, we talk a lot about how businesses grow. But we also talk about how people grow: How key decisions (and happy accidents) can shape your future, and how your setbacks can actually set you up for success. On this special Graduation Episode, guest host Jordan Harbinger teams up with Reid Hoffman to share advice that will help you navigate choices in your career, with insights from Instagram's Kevin Systrom, Yahoo's Marissa Mayer, Spotify's Daniel Ek, and more. Get more from Jordan Harbinger: https://www.jordanharbinger.com/Read a transcript of this interview at: https://mastersofscale.comListen to Masters of Scale episodes mentioned in this interview:Kevin Systrom (Instagram): http://listen.mastersofscale.com/InstagramKevinSystromDaniel Ek (Spotify): http://listen.mastersofscale.com/SpotifyDanielEkLinda Rottenberg (Endeavor): http://listen.mastersofscale.com/EndeavorLindaRottenbergDanny Meyer (Shake Shack): http://listen.mastersofscale.com/ShakeShackDannyMeyerShellye Archambeau (MetricStream): http://listen.mastersofscale.com/MetricStreamShellyeArchambeauMarissa Mayer (Yahoo!): http://listen.mastersofscale.com/YahooMarissaMayerStacy Brown-Philpot (TaskRabbit): http://listen.mastersofscale.com/TaskRabbitStacyBrown-PhilpotMark Pincus (Zynga): http://listen.mastersofscale.com/ZyngaMarkPincusJulia Hartz (Eventbrite): http://listen.mastersofscale.com/EventbriteJuliaHartzSubscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at http://eepurl.com/dlirtXSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 14mins

21 Jun 2019

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Why smart people do stupid things

All In The Mind

Smart people are not only just as prone to making mistakes as everyone else—they may even be more susceptible to them. This idea has been dubbed the Intelligence Trap. It explains the flaws in our understanding of intelligence and expertise, and how the decisions of even the brightest minds and talented organisations can backfire.

29mins

19 May 2019

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There's more to life than being happy | Emily Esfahani Smith

TED Talks Daily

Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there's a more fulfilling path? Happiness comes and goes, says writer Emily Esfahani Smith, but having meaning in life -- serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you -- gives you something to hold onto. Learn more about the difference between being happy and having meaning as Smith offers four pillars of a meaningful life.

12mins

31 Jul 2018

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#27 Chris Voss: The Art of Letting Other People Have Your Way

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish

Negotiation expert Chris Voss teaches a masterclass on the art of negotiation. Chris is the former lead international kidnapping negotiator at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Go Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, hand-edited transcripts, searchable transcripts, member-only episodes, and more. Sign up at: https://fs.blog/membership/ Every Sunday our newsletter shares timeless insights and ideas that you can use at work and home. Add it to your inbox: https://fs.blog/newsletter/ Follow Shane on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/ShaneAParrish

1hr 22mins

3 Jan 2018

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Gretchen Rubin: 8 Rules to Happiness

Oprah's Super Soul

A graduate of Yale Law School, Gretchen Rubin spent a year doing scientific research and practical projects in an attempt to discover how to lead a happier life. This experiment of self-discovery led to her New York Times bestselling book and phenomenon “The Happiness Project.” The book recounts what Gretchen learned about herself and how she was able to become happier and more fulfilled.  Gretchen shares her eight personal rules of happiness, which she says can help fill your day with more joy.

35mins

3 Jan 2018

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James Clear On Why Habits Are The Compound Interest of Self-Improvement

The Rich Roll Podcast

“True behavior change is really identity change.”James ClearWhat stands in the way of becoming the person you aspire to be?Maybe it's circumstances. Access or opportunity. For many its bad habits, exacerbated by the unsuccessful war waged to replace them with good habits — a rinse and repeat process that generally leads to failure and discouragement.Why is it so hard to overcome negative patterns?Today's guest contends the problem isn’t you. The problem is your system.Evolving from stuck and unsatisfied into the person you wish to become is equal parts art and science. Science helps explain the root causes of our behaviors and how to modify them. But the application of said principles into practice is very much an art.Today we explore the often misunderstood terrain of behavior change with author James Clear, a man who has spent the better part of his career attempting to understand and master the art and science of human habit formation and decision-making,A regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies, James’ work is used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. He has been featured in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Time, and on CBS This Morning. His website jamesclear.com receives millions of visitors each month. Hundreds of thousands subscribe to his popular e-mail newsletter. And over 10,000 leaders, managers, coaches, and teachers have built better habits in life and work via his Habits Academy online program.James recently penned Atomic Habits, a New York Times bestselling deep dive into evidence-based self-improvement. A comprehensive primer on what actually works when it comes to behavior change, it zeroes in on the transformative power of making small changes. Packed with implementable takeaways (including many strategies I have myself employed with great success), it's a must read for anyone looking to take their life to the next level.This is a highly practical conversation that explores the psychology and neuroscience behind behavior change.Specific topics include the problem with goals. We discuss the relationship between overly ambitious goals and failure — why most people make the mistake of optimizing for the finish line when we should instead focus on getting to the starting line.James explains why establishing systems are critical; and why focus should be placed on practice over performance.We also cover why it's important to move beyond temporal, emotional drivers like motivation into practical action. Why you're more likely to act yourself into feeling rather than feel yourself into action.Or, as I like to say, mood follows action.My biggest takeaway from this exchange is James’ compelling dissertation on why we are best served by concentrating on identity. In other words, long-term results are best derived not from achieving the goals we set for ourselves, but instead by slowly adopting and inhabiting the daily practices and characteristics of the person we aspire to become.Powerful and potentially game-changing, this conversation will reframe how you contemplate and act upon your ambitions. So break out the pen and paper and please enjoyPeace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

2hr 23mins

28 Oct 2018

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Amy Schumer: A Modern-Day Warrior Woman

Oprah's Super Soul

Amy Schumer, the Peabody- and Emmy-winning comedian, actress and best-selling author, discusses one of Oprah's favorite life lessons: You become what you believe. This message of empowerment is the theme of Amy's latest romantic comedy, "I Feel Pretty." Amy's character in the film, Renee, suffers from low self-esteem and a lack of confidence until a series of events allows her to shift her paradigm and believe in her own beauty and self-worth. Oprah describes Amy as a "modern-day warrior woman changing the way so many women perceive themselves and their lives." Amy also talks about her personal #MeToo story, her work to help prevent gun violence, and the one lesson that took her the longest to learn. Plus, she opens up about her recent marriage to chef Chris Fischer.

1hr 1min

23 Apr 2018

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Interview With Daniel Kahneman: Masters in Business (Audio)

Masters in Business

August 4 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Daniel Kahneman, who is a professor emeritus of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University and a fellow of the Federmann Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This commentary aired on Bloomberg Radio.\u0010\u0010(Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 5mins

4 Aug 2016

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#31 Barbara Oakley: Learning How to Learn

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish

Just when I start to think I’m using my time well and getting a lot done in my life, I meet someone like Barbara Oakley. Barbara is a true polymath. She was a captain in the U.S. Army, a Russian translator on Soviet trawlers, a radio operator in the South Pole, an engineer, university professor, researcher and the author of 8 books. Oh, and she is also the creator and instructor of Learning to Learn, the most popular Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ever(!), with over one million enrolled students. In this fascinating interview, we cover many aspects of learning, including how to make it stick so we remember more and forget less, how to be more efficient so we learn more quickly, and how to remove that barriers that get in the way of effective learning. Specifically, Barbara covers: How she changed her brain from hating math and science to loving it so much she now teaches engineering to college students What neuroscience can tell us about how to learn more effectively The two modes of your brain and how that impacts what and how you learn Why backing off can sometimes be the best thing you can do when learning something new How to “chunk” your learning so new knowledge is woven into prior knowledge making it easily accessible The best ways to develop new patterns of learning in our brains How to practice a skill so you can blast through plateaus and improve more quickly Her favorite tactic for dealing with procrastination so you can spend more time learning The activities she recommends that rapidly increase neural connections like fertilizer on the brain Whether memorization has a place in learning anymore, or simply a barrier to true understanding The truth about “learning types” and how identifying as a visual or auditory learner might be setting yourself up for failure. ...and a whole lot more. If you want to be the most efficient learner you can be, and have more fun doing it, you won’t want to miss this discussion. Go Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, hand-edited transcripts, searchable transcripts, member-only episodes, and more. Sign up at: https://fs.blog/membership/ Every Sunday our newsletter shares timeless insights and ideas that you can use at work and home. Add it to your inbox: https://fs.blog/newsletter/ Follow Shane on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/ShaneAParrish

1hr 33mins

10 Apr 2018

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