The Science of Success

The Science of Success

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The #1 Evidence Based Growth Podcast on the Internet


Robert Greene: Do You Think You’re In Control? Think Again.
Oct 17 • 57 min
How did one of the greatest geniuses of all time lose his life savings overnight? Despite our illusions of rationality, even the most brilliant humans are not rational at all. We tell ourselves that it’s always the other person who is irrational, envious,…
Roland Frasier: How To Build Lasting Wealth, Influence, and Happiness
Oct 15 • 53 min
In this episode we discuss how to make the most important decisions in your life. Where should you spend your time? How do you evaluate different opportunities? Are you focused on creating wealth or income, and which is more important for you? Should you…
The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships with Michael S. Sorenson
Oct 10 • 47 min
In this episode we discuss crazy research that can predict 94% of the time whether or not your relationship will be successful. We reveal why you should NEVER give someone unsolicited advice. We share the communication “Swiss army knife” that you can use…
How To Listen: The Most Underrated Leadership Hack In the 21st Century with Oscar Trimboli
Oct 3 • 52 min
Are you feeling too distracted to pay attention? Does listening make your brain hurt? In a world full of noise and distraction - listening is the biggest leadership hack in today’s world. In this episode we crack the code on how to deeply listen, how to…
Neuroscience Hacks You Can Use To Change Behavior, Take Action & Finally Break Through What’s Holding You Back with Dr. David Rock
Sep 26 • 49 min
In this interview we discuss how to finally break through what’s holding you back, take action, and create lasting habit and behavior change. Less than 30% of people succeed in changing their behavior without using the tools and strategies we share in…
School Kills Creativity. Here’s How To Revive It with Chase Jarvis
Sep 19 • 52 min
In this interview, we discuss why “creativity is the new literacy” and how you can unlock your own creative genius to create the life you want to live. Most people are completely wrong about what they think creativity is and how to be more creative. We…
Are You Learning The Wrong Way? Why 99% of People Are with Scott Young
Sep 12 • 54 min
In this episode, we discuss how our traditional education system has given us the wrong perspectives on how learning actually works. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of looking for and waiting for the perfect step by step formula, but it’s actually the…
Use These Powerful Thinking Tools To Solve Your Hardest Problems with David Epstein
Sep 5 • 56 min
In this episode we discuss powerful thinking tools and strategies you can use to break through tough problems and give yourself confidence and clarity when you’re dealing with uncertain situations. We share the breakthrough strategy that was used to…
You’ve Been Sold a Lie About Hard Work. Here’s the Reality with Dr. Morten Hansen
Aug 29 • 53 min
In this episode we discuss what creates great performance at work. Uncover how you can do better work in fewer hours. Get rid of wasted meetings with hacks you can use to make your meetings radically more productive, finally remove the things that are…
The Science of Immortality: How Genetic Engineering Is Going to Change Everything with Jamie Metzl
Aug 22 • 55 min
In this episode, we explore the mind-bending science of genetic engineering and why it’s going to change everything in our lives, whether we want it to or not. We share crazy stories and examples from the cutting edge of science, look at shocking examples…
How You Can Stop Distraction Right Now with Nir Eyal
Aug 15 • 53 min
In this episode we talk about one of the MOST important skills in the modern world - the ability to be inDISTRACTable. Are you sick and tired of distraction? Do you feel constantly overwhelmed in a world of notifications, demands, messages, and more and…
Mental Fitness and Creating the Life You Want with Dr. Sasha Heinz
Aug 8 • 51 min
Do you know what you should do but you don’t do it? In this episode, we dig into the science behind WHY this happens and HOW exactly you can overcome this massive obstacle. No one’s ever actually stuck, but the reason you FEEL stuck is that what you want,…
The 2 Most Important Things You Need To Do To Be Successful with Sebastian Marshall
Aug 1 • 70 min
Do you feel like you don’t have enough time and you’re constantly in a state of reacting to external stimulus? How do you conduct a powerful monthly review that will unlock opportunities for growth, focus, and improvement? In this episode, we go deep into…
Selling Treason: How To Influence Anyone When Your Life Is On The Line with Jason Hanson
Jul 25 • 52 min
In this episode we discuss how to train yourself to think and act like a spy, with lessons from a real world expert. In the game of spycraft, the stakes couldn’t be higher and one mistake may land you dead or in a foreign prison. In that deadly crucible,…
Bonus Episode: Dr. Aziz Gazipura on Confidence, Social Anxiety and Being “Not Nice”
Jul 23 • 25 min
Sign Up For Unlimited Confidence Secrets for FREE here - https://aziz34e14e.clickfunnels.com/webinar-registration-2 Dr. Aziz Gazipura is a clinical psychologist and founder of The Center for Social Confidence, which is dedicated to helping others break…
Big Tech is Flooding Your Senses & Stealing Your Attention - Fight Back! with Dr. Thomas Hills
Jul 18 • 53 min
In this episode we discuss information overload. How do you deal with a world where there is a constant and overwhelming stream of noise. How do you filter and decide what to pay attention to? How can you determine what’s worth your precious time and…
How To Overcome FOMO: The Fear of Missing Out with Carl Honore
Jul 11 • 52 min
In this episode we discuss how to beat FOMO - the Fear of Missing Out. How do you overcome the emotional barriers and fears of missing out and saying no to things? How do you get over the awful feeling of turning down opportunities? We share simple…
Using The Bleeding Edge of Neuroscience to Optimize Your Brain with Dr. Daniel Chao
Jul 4 • 52 min
In this episode we discuss cutting edge brain hacks that sound like they are straight out of science fiction. Is it possible to use technology to rapidly change the structure of your brain? How does your brain actually learn? What is neuroplasticity and…
Dr. Brené Brown: The Can’t Miss Interview On Shame, Self Worth Empathy & Living a Courageous Life
Jun 27 • 50 min
In this episode we welcome legendary researcher Dr Brené Brown to the Science of Success. We discuss vulnerability and learn that vulnerability is not weakness, it’s not oversharing, it’s not soft. We learn that even brave and courageous people are scared…
The Shocking Secret You Must Know to Create Lasting Behavior Change with John Assaraf
Jun 20 • 56 min
In this episode, we discuss how to hack your brain to finally create the results you want in life. We take a hard look at what really drivers results and the reality that knowledge and skill aren’t what make you successful - the subconscious drives your…
Your Modern Lifestyle Is Nice, But It Might Be Killing You with Mark Manson
Jun 13 • 50 min
In this episode we discuss improving your “mental nutrition.” Decades ago we realized that our society had started eroding our physical health, with desk jobs and fast food, and we became conscious of the need for fitness and nutrition. Now, we stand at…
How High Performance is Created At The Most Successful Sports Franchise In The World with Dana Cavalea
Jun 6 • 56 min
In this episode, we discuss the truth about championship performance. Nobody becomes a champion by accident. We uncover the counter-intuitive reality that being a champion isn’t about doing more, it’s about doing less. We expose the reality that most…
You’re Wrong About What Makes You Happy. Here’s The Truth with Dr. Alex Lickerman & Dr. Ash ElDifrawi
May 30 • 55 min
In this episode we discuss how you’re wrong about what you think will make you happy. Research shows that the vast majority of people are terrible at predicting what will actually make them happy and even when you think you know what makes you happy,…
Are You Worried About Your Kids Failing? You Need To Listen To This Talk with Jessica Lahey
May 23 • 62 min
In this episode we discuss the important difference between competence and confidence and look at the dangers of focusing too much on building up your self esteem. We explore the “gift of failure” and why, sometimes, it’s better to let children fail than…
Cracking Complexity: This is how you solve your toughest problems with David Komlos & David Benjamin
May 16 • 55 min
In this episode we discuss how you can get smarter in a complex and complicated world. How do you deal with confusing and difficult situations? How do you work through some of your life’s most complex problems? In a world of accelerating change, how do…
Here’s Why You’re Stuck… This is How You Fix It with Gary John Bishop
May 9 • 57 min
In this episode we discuss how you create your own reality. We explore the idea that your life experiences are not random or arbitrary, but rather a direct result of your subconscious beliefs. When the conscious and the subconscious conflict, the…
The Scientific Difference Between Female & Male Brains with Dr. LouAnn Brizendine
May 2 • 51 min
In this episode we discuss the the male and female brains. Are they different? If so, what are the differences and do they matter? We look at the science behind all of this and unlock key insights into how you can improve your health, happiness, and…
Never Satisfied? Always Feel Like You’re Chasing The Next Thing? Here’s Why with Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman
Apr 25 • 48 min
Have you ever desperately wanted something, and then as soon as you get it, or as soon as you achieve it, you seemingly toss it aside and move on to the next new thing? In this episode we explore the powerful brain science behind why this happens. We look…
Healing Trauma - How To Start Feeling Safe In Your Own Body with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk
Apr 18 • 46 min
In this episode we discuss trauma and how it is stored in the body. What causes trauma and what does it do to your body? We explore whether the rational, thinking mind can deal with trauma and look at some of the ways you can deal with traumatic…
No Hard Feelings: Your Complete Guide To Dealing With Emotions At Work with Liz Fosslien & Mollie West Duffy
Apr 11 • 59 min
In this episode we discuss emotions at work. Do they have a place? What can you do about them? We look at why you should be less passionate about your job, we explore the science behind actually being motivated at work and prevent yourself from being…
Reveal How You Can Banish Stress & Anxiety With Science & Ancient Wisdom with Dr. Mark Epstein
Apr 4 • 45 min
In this episode we share how to “get over yourself” and stop taking things so seriously, we discuss the important relationship between confusion and clarity, and we explore the art of letting go of the need for safety, security and control in your…
Evernote Secrets That Will Help You Develop a “Photographic Memory” & A Powerful “External Brain” with Charles Byrd
Apr 2 • 46 min
In this interview we discuss how to create an “external brain” that lets you keep track of your tasks, projects, ideas and inspirations - while freeing your conscious mind for the most productive and focused thinking - we explore how you can connect the…
How You Can Boost Your Energy, Focus & Happiness In 5 Minutes or Less with Gretchen Rubin
Mar 28 • 52 min
In this episode we discuss how to boost your energy, focus, and happiness in 5 minutes or less using a dead simple strategy anyone can apply right away. We explore the power of self knowledge and why it’s one of the cornerstones of success in any area of…
Your Brain is Playing Tricks On You - 18 Surprising Biases That Control Your Life with Dr. Daniel Crosby
Mar 21 • 55 min
In this episode we discuss why it’s so important to study and understand psychology if you want to master any aspect of life. We look at evolutionary science behind how your brain can often play tricks on you. We share a simple and impactful model from…
Reclaim Your Time & Take Back Control Of Your Life in 30 Minutes with Laura Vanderkam
Mar 14 • 47 min
In this episode we ask - how do you make decisions that let you see beyond your every day inbox, busy work, and demands of others? We uncover that there are huge mismatches between how you think you spend your time and how you actually spend it. We share…
The Epic Mental Framework You Need To Master Any Skill and Defeat Fear and Uncertainty with Josh Kaufman
Mar 7 • 55 min
In this episode we discuss how you can understand the world with powerful clarity. What makes other people behave in certain ways? What are the most important concepts and ideas in the business world? Do you often feel like you’re looking for a magic…
Find Your Purpose In Life When You’re Lost, Confused, and Uncertain - Lessons from Death’s Door with Jon Vroman
Feb 28 • 63 min
In this episode we discuss how to find your purpose in life, especially when you’re lost or confused about what to do next. We hear some incredible stories and unforgettable lessons from people who are fighting through life threatening illnesses, and look…
How Superhumans and Navy SEALs Perform at The Extremes of Human Capacity with Dr. Rowan Hooper
Feb 21 • 46 min
In this episode we ask how champions are made. Are they born or are they built? Is nature vs nurture even a useful model for understanding human performance? We look at the incredible power of focus and how it translates into championship performance, we…
Inside the Mind of a Psychopathic Killer with James Fallon
Feb 14 • 55 min
What happens when a prominent neuroscientist finds out there is something wrong with his own brain? In this episode we explore the shocking discovery that our guest made when he realized, after years of studying the brains of psychopaths, that he had the…
The Surprising Idea You Can Use To Overcome Self Doubt, Negativity, and Insecurity with Todd Herman
Feb 7 • 52 min
In this episode we discuss a proven way of overcoming the self-doubt, negativity, and insecurity that hold you back and we show you how to ultimately become your best self using a unique and unlikely strategy. We look at legends from pro athletes to MLK…
You Can Become More Creative With This Unique Strategy Used By American Spies with Beth Comstock
Jan 31 • 54 min
In this episode we discuss how our guest helped the secret agents become more creative. We look at specific strategies to navigate personal change while empowering and using your imagination. How do you become more imaginative? What are the keys to…
How You Can Create Lasting Change and Effortlessly Alter Your Destiny with James Fell
Jan 24 • 51 min
In this episode we discuss what causes the big moments that can transform your entire life in an instant and we show you how to create that kind of motivation and inspiration in your every day life so that you can be more productive and happier. We also…
Simple Career Advice To Get Your Dream Job and Thrive in Any Industry with Alex Grodnik
Jan 17 • 46 min
In this episode we discuss how to break into careers in tough industries, the skills it takes to succeed in difficult circumstances, how to deal with the difficulty of constant rejection, how to build the “muscle” of determination, a hack for switching…
The Simple 20 Minute Exercise That Rewires Your Brain For Happiness with Dr. Dan Siegel
Jan 10 • 52 min
In this episode we look at how to live a healthy, happy, successful life - from the inside out. We explore what it means to have an “integrated” brain, look at lessons across vastly different scientific disciplines, and share the accessible, simple…
Feeling Stuck? This One Question Will Create The Change You Need with Dr. Bernard Roth
Jan 3 • 58 min
In this episode we show you how to solve any problem in your life - using a simple and no risk tool that you can start with right now. We dig into why you get stuck on problems and how we often deceive ourselves. We talk about why reasons are often a ruse…
The Epic Real Life Quest to Interview the World’s Most Successful People with Alex Banayan
Dec 27, 2018 • 55 min
Today’s episode is a bit different than a normal episode of Science of Success. We share the incredible “Real Life Story of The Epic Quest To See How The World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers” - including a wild journey of hacking the…
Why It’s So Hard To Follow Through On Your Goals with Dr. Sean Young
Dec 20, 2018 • 48 min
In this episode we ask - why you don’t follow through on the things that are most important to you? How can someone facing down near death fail to follow essential health protocols? What causes people to self sabotage? Why is it so hard to follow up and…
Command Your Focus and Attention on What Really Matters with Chris Bailey
Dec 13, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode we show you how to command your focus and attention. We discuss why many people have the wrong idea of what it means to be productive - and how thinking that you need to boil your life down to spreadsheets and checklists is the wrong way…
Are You Ready To Spend More Time On What You LOVE? A Conversation with Gay Hendricks
Dec 6, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode we explore how to unleash and live in your genius. How do you discover what your genius is? How can you spend more and more of your time doing what you love? We discuss how you can unlock the incredible potential within yourself and avoid…
Stop Being Afraid To Be YOU - The Power of Bold Authenticity with Dr. Aziz Gazipura
Nov 29, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode, we explore how you can confidently be yourself - even if you’re afraid of what other people may do or think. We discuss how our obsession with niceness and people pleasing is often a problem and share specific tools you can use to…
You’ve Been Learning All Wrong - Making Knowledge Stick with Peter Brown
Nov 21, 2018 • 51 min
In this episode we discuss a highly counter-intuitive approach to learning that flies in the face of the way you think you should learn and how it might transform your learning process. We explore several powerful, evidence based learning strategies that…
Your Secret to Feeling Powerful In Life’s Toughest Moments with Dr Amy Cuddy
Nov 15, 2018 • 50 min
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…
How You Can Be More Confident In Tough Situations, Conflicts, and Negotiations with Kwame Christian
Nov 8, 2018 • 51 min
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…
How You Can Overcome Procrastination and People Pleasing with Dr. Taylor Newendorp
Nov 1, 2018 • 53 min
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…
Create Epic Breakthroughs By Blasting Away Your Biases & Assumptions with Dr. Beau Lotto
Oct 25, 2018 • 57 min
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…
The Hidden Brain Science That Will Unlock Your True Potential with Daniel Coyle
Oct 18, 2018 • 50 min
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,…
These Habits Will Help You Crush Procrastination & Overwhelm with James Clear
Oct 11, 2018 • 55 min
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…
Double Your Productivity and Focus on What Matters with Marc Effron
Oct 4, 2018 • 53 min
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…
The Shocking Counter-Intuitive Science Behind The Truth of Positive Thinking with Dr. Gabriele Oettingen
Sep 27, 2018 • 55 min
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…
Creating Nerves of Steel – The Science of Performing Under Pressure with Dr. Hank Weisinger
Sep 20, 2018 • 56 min
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,…
Three Dangerous Ideas That Are Putting Our Society At Risk with Dr. Jonathan Haidt
Sep 13, 2018 • 54 min
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…
Simple Hacks For Thinking Better From Sherlock Holmes To Professional Poker with Maria Konnikova
Sep 6, 2018 • 50 min
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…
A Beginner’s Guide To Body Language & Nonverbal Communication with Joe Navarro
Aug 30, 2018 • 53 min
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…
This Simple Idea From Quantum Physics Could Change Your Life with Mel Schwartz
Aug 23, 2018 • 51 min
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…
The Death of Time Management & How You Can Manipulate Time with Laura Vanderkam
Aug 16, 2018 • 56 min
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…
Speak & Present With Total Confidence Using These Tactics with Matt Abrahams
Aug 9, 2018 • 48 min
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…
Stop Chasing Happiness and Do This Instead with Emily Esfahani Smith
Aug 2, 2018 • 40 min
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…
When the Impossible Becomes Possible - The Secrets of Flow Revealed with Steven Kotler
Jul 26, 2018 • 57 min
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…
Making Smart Decisions When You Don’t Have All The Facts with Annie Duke
Jul 19, 2018 • 73 min
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…
Why The Science of Trait Psychology May Just Predict Everything In Your Life with Dr. Brian R. Little
Jul 12, 2018 • 53 min
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)…
Self Help For Smart People - How You Can Spot Bad Science & Decode Scientific Studies with Dr. Brian Nosek
Jul 5, 2018 • 56 min
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…
Real Life Inception – From Bank Robbery to Neuroscience with Dr. Moran Cerf
Jun 28, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode we discuss real life inception with a former bank robber turned neuroscientist. Is it possible to plant ideas in your head? Are your memories an accurate reflection of past reality? Can you change and mold your memories to be different? We…
The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing with Daniel Pink
Jun 21, 2018 • 46 min
In this episode we discuss the secrets of perfect timing. Is there really a science to timing the most important things in life? Is it possible that something as simple as time of day could impact the effectiveness of doctors and other medical experts?…
What Everyone Gets Wrong About Willpower & Grit - The Science of Long-Term Success with Dr. David DeSteno
Jun 14, 2018 • 51 min
In this episode, we discuss why the way we think about grit and willpower is fundamentally wrong. Self-control is one of the most research-validated strategies for long-term success - but the way we think about cultivating is fundamentally wrong. Emotions…
This Is How You Create Life Changing Moments Starting Right Now with Dan Heath
Jun 7, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode we explore the power of moments in our lives. Moments are the way we remember our lives, they define us, and yet we don’t have a coherent way of thinking about and understanding them. Can you engineer the defining moments of your life? Can…
This Is What Will Make You Finally Take Action - How To Bridge The Learning Doing Gap with Peter Shallard
May 31, 2018 • 67 min
In this episode, we take a look at the biggest failure of The Science of Success and what we can do about it. We examine the three types of people in the world and how they go about approaching their own development and achieving their goals. Peter and…
Essentialism - Get the Mental Clarity to Pursue What Actually Matters with Greg McKeown
May 24, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode we look at the real strategy for producing breakthrough results, high contribution and personally satisfying work .The last time someone asked you how you were doing - did you answer “Busy?” Then this episode is for you. We explore why…
Five Things You Never Knew About Building Real Self Esteem with Dr. David Lieberman
May 17, 2018 • 55 min
In this episode we discuss how to build self control and self esteem. We look at what happens when you lose control - and how to develop the strategies so that you can feel calm and collected in tough situations. We discuss the importance of having an…
Being Busy vs. Creating Results - What Are You Doing? with Jake Knapp
May 15, 2018 • 63 min
In this episode we discuss what happens when you mistake being busy with creating results, we take a hard look at time management and examine concrete strategies for carving out more time, we look at the dangerous power of “defaults” in shaping our…
Profound Insights In Brain Science Revealed During A Stroke? with Dr. Jill Taylor
May 15, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode, we explore the brain. Are the two halves of the brain really that different? What is the idea of whole brain thinking? How do you get your brain to do what you want it to do? Can we become more “right brained” or “left brained” if we want…
The Mysteries of Consciousness Explained & Explored with Neuroscientist Dr. Anil Seth
May 15, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode, we go deep into a scientific look at consciousness. We ask, how do our brains experience reality? What is consciousness? Is our perception of reality nothing more than a “controlled hallucination?” What is the “hard problem of…
Using Science to Create the Perfect Day with Caroline Webb
Apr 19, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode, we look at how to use insights from behavioral science to improve your life. We look at what it means to have a “good day” and figure out how to reverse engineer more good days, by examining decision making, the power of rest and…
Effortlessly Remember Anything – Lessons From A Grandmaster of Memory with Kevin Horsley
Apr 12, 2018 • 55 min
In this episode we learn the memory tactics and strategies of an International Grandmaster of Memory, we look at why there is no such thing as a bad memory or a good memory - only bad memory strategies and good memory strategies, in real time we build a…
Your Ultimate Guide to Performing Under Pressure and Unleashing Confidence - Dr. Michael Gervais is BACK
Apr 5, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode we go deep into the high performance habits of the worlds top performers, look at the only place confidence truly comes from, dig into why we struggle to perform when the pressure is on, examine the habits, routines, and strategies the…
Blindspots, Bias, Billionaires and Bridgewater with Dr. Adam Grant
Mar 29, 2018 • 54 min
In this episode we discuss the relationship between bad ideas and creative genius, the three biggest lessons from studying the most successful hedge fund on earth, why a complete stranger may often be a better judge of your abilities than you are, the key…
The Scientific Search for The Self - Discovering Who You Truly Are with Dr. Robert Levine
Mar 22, 2018 • 44 min
In this episode we approach the concept of the self from a concrete perspective, not in an abstract philosophical way. What do the hard sciences like biology and physics say about the existence of the self? Does the “self” exist from a psychological…
How You Can Hack Your Creativity, Productivity, and Mood Using Your Environment with Benjamin Hardy
Mar 15, 2018 • 55 min
In this episode we discuss how your environment plays a tremendous role in shaping who you are, look at how personality develops and what underscores it, talk about how to engineering your own environment to make yourself more productive and effective,…
Four Questions That Will Change Your World - An Exploration of “The Work” with Byron Katie
Mar 8, 2018 • 43 min
In this episode, we take a journey into the inquiry know as “The Work’ and uncover the 4 question framework that you can use to break down negative thoughts and limiting beliefs. We examine what happens when we argue with reality, look at the difference…
The Secret That Silicon Valley Giants Don’t Want You To Know with Dr. Adam Alter
Mar 1, 2018 • 52 min
In this episode we discuss the danger of getting addicted to your screens. We look at how technology is designed to be as addictive as possible, and how those addictions specifically make you spend more time on things like social media and news that make…
How You Can Become A Superconnector with Scott Gerber
Feb 22, 2018 • 49 min
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…
Brain Scans Reveal The Powerful Memory Techniques of Memory Champions, Greek Philosophers, and SuperLearners with Jonathan Levi
Feb 15, 2018 • 69 min
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…
Why Your Brain Struggles To Understand Money with Jeff Kreisler
Feb 8, 2018 • 56 min
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…
The Evidence Based Habits You Need To Build an Unstoppable Brain with Dr. Mike Dow
Feb 1, 2018 • 50 min
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.…
“The Most Innovative Experimental Psychologist In The World Today” on Luck, Deception, and Success - Dr. Richard Wiseman
Jan 25, 2018 • 53 min
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…
The Real Strategies Top Achievers Use To Create Results with Jeff Haden
Jan 18, 2018 • 51 min
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…
Simple Keys To Reading Anyone’s Hidden Emotions with Psychology Legend Dr. Paul Ekman
Jan 11, 2018 • 44 min
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…
Everything You Know About Sleep Is Wrong with Dr. Matthew Walker
Jan 4, 2018 • 67 min
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…
Finding Joy In A World Full of Suffering - Lessons From a Former Buddhist Monk with Robert Thurman
Dec 28, 2017 • 54 min
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…
Evidence Reveals The Most Important Skill of the 21st Century with Dr. Tasha Eurich
Dec 21, 2017 • 48 min
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…
Never Eat Alone - How Relationship Expert Keith Ferrazzi Built His World Class Network
Dec 14, 2017 • 29 min
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…
Your Secret Weapon to Becoming Fearless with Jia Jiang
Dec 7, 2017 • 59 min
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…
The Psychology Secrets of Extreme Athletes, NFL Teams & The World’s Top Performers with Dr. Michael Gervais
Nov 30, 2017 • 59 min
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…
Introducing Tuesday Talks - The 80/20 Principle
Nov 28, 2017 • 6 min
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…
Proven Practices For Building The Ultimate Competitive Advantage with Todd Davis
Nov 22, 2017 • 55 min
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,…
How To Learn More In Record Time - Speed Reading, Concentration, & Memory with Jim Kwik
Nov 16, 2017 • 72 min
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…
The Skeptics Guide To Meditation With Dan Harris
Nov 9, 2017 • 53 min
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…
The Ancient Molecule You Can Use To Unlock Peak Performance with Dr. Paul Zak
Nov 2, 2017 • 55 min
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…
How You Can Use Behavioral Design To Create Any Habit You Want with Nir Eyal
Oct 26, 2017 • 54 min
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…
How This Astronaut Survived Going Blind In Space & Tools for Crushing Fear with Chris Hadfield
Oct 19, 2017 • 52 min
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…
Hack Your Biochemistry To Create Spontaneous Weight Loss and Improved Mental Health by Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary
Oct 12, 2017 • 59 min
In this episode we discuss how neurology’s perspective on the brain fundamentally ignores the health of the entire system, we look at your gut biome’s role in depression, mood regulation and how the microbiome controls your behavior and emotions, we ask…
The Military Influence Training that Maps Out Human Weakness, Harnesses Confusion, and Triggers Obedience in Others With Chase Hughes
Oct 5, 2017 • 58 min
In this episode we discuss the darker side of how the US military influences human behavior - we touch on brainwashing, reading human body language, creating Manchurian candidates, how this one psychological bias can convince strangers to murder someone…
How This Government Agency Spy Recruiter Hacked Psychology To Change Anyone’s Behavior with Robin Dreeke
Sep 28, 2017 • 55 min
How this FBI spy recruiter hacked evolutionary psychology to learn to change anyone’s behavior, 5 steps for “strategizing” trust, how to get someone’s brain to reward them for engaging with you, the vital importance of self awareness, the power of not…
Do You Have To Be Ruthless To Succeed? The Truth About Survival Of The Fittest with Dr. Chris Kukk
Sep 21, 2017 • 67 min
In this episode we ask “do you have to be ruthless to succeed?”, we examine how compassion is powerfully linked with success, we discuss the essential task of challenging your own world view and seeking evidence you disagree with, learn how to ask great…
Break Your Phone Addiction (& Your Other Bad Habits) With Charles Duhigg
Sep 14, 2017 • 28 min
In this episode we discuss habit loops, how they form, and what they are, we look at why you can’t stop picking up your phone (I know that’s definitely a challenge for me), the habits and routines that research shows are most correlated with success, how…
How You Can CRUSH Self Sabotage with Dr. Gay Hendricks
Sep 7, 2017 • 61 min
In this episode we discuss how you can fall into cycles of self sabotage and constantly reset your happiness down to where you think it should be, lessons learned from coaching over 20,000 people, how to crush upper limit problems and break through the…
How You Can Come Alive And Unleash Your Brilliance with Simon T. Bailey
Aug 31, 2017 • 60 min
In this episode we look at why your definition of success might be hurting you - and how you can redefine it in a much healthier way, examine the power of intellectual humility, talk about what it means to provide value and how to do it, we go deep into…
The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong with Eric Barker
Aug 24, 2017 • 59 min
In this episode we ask what really produces success by looking at what separates truly successful people from the rest, we examine many common and conflicting “success maxims” and look at what the data actually says really works, we dig deep into the…
How To Demolish What’s Holding You Back & Leave Your Comfort Zone with Andy Molinsky
Aug 17, 2017 • 53 min
In this episode we discuss why people struggle to reach outside their comfort zones – and why it’s so critically important that you do, we explore the 5 core psychological road blocks stopping people from stepping outside their comfort zones, we go deep…
Simple Strategies You Can Use To Persuade Anyone with The Godfather of Influence Dr. Robert Cialdini
Aug 10, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode we discuss an old trick palm readers use that you can leverage to get people to do what you want, why persuasion does not lie just in the message itself, but rather in how the message is presented, what the research reveals about why the…
Can You Have It All In Career and Life? Learn the Secrets of Multipotentialites with Emlie Wapnick
Aug 3, 2017 • 46 min
In this episode we discuss what to do if you don’t know what you want to be when you grow up, we look at the concept that you only have one true calling, we learn how to become a better big picture thinkers, we look at the superpowers you can develop by…
Discover Your Hidden Emotional Insights & What’s Truly Valuable To You with Dr. Susan David
Jul 27, 2017 • 56 min
In this episode we discuss emotional agility and how you can cultivate it, discover that beneath your difficult emotions are the signposts to the things you value most, learn how to make space for emotions and embrace a willingness to experience difficult…
A Powerful 2000 Year Old Life Hack & Creating Work That Lasts for Generations with Ryan Holiday
Jul 20, 2017 • 52 min
In this episode we discuss how our perception of reality dramatically shifts what actions we take, why you should embrace 2000+ years of wisdom to be happier and more productive, how to stop judging yourself and others based on your achievements and root…
The Principles You Can Use To Live An Authentic & Fulfilling Life with Jon Vroman
Jul 13, 2017 • 59 min
In this episode we discuss the dangers of “playing it safe” in life, how we can learn to celebrate more, the power of cheering on, showing up, and serving other people, how to balance the acceptance of negative emotions with amplifying the good and…
Human Innovation, Artificial Intelligence, and the Uncertain Future of Cyber Warfare with WIRED’s Kevin Kelly
Jul 6, 2017 • 48 min
In this episode we discuss the inevitable technology shifts that will be impacting our future, the second industrial revolution, the importance of having an open mind, critical thinking and seeking disconfirming evidence, we explore how to ask better…
The Shocking Truth About Talent & What It Means For You with Geoff Colvin
Jun 29, 2017 • 52 min
In this episode we discuss the “experience trap” and why someone who has been doing their job for 20-30 years may be no better (and sometimes worse) than someone who has very little experience, look at the shocking truth that 35 years of research reveals…
Master The Universal Skills To Become Awesome At Any Job And Succeed At Your Work with Pete Mockaitis
Jun 22, 2017 • 38 min
In this episode we discuss how to master the universal skills required to succeed at work, the counter-intuitive truth of taking more responsibility for your own mistakes, flaws, and screw-ups can help you succeed more quickly, we look at how to cultivate…
The Mental Tools Olympians, Traders, & Top Performers Use To Make High Pressure Decisions with Denise Shull
Jun 15, 2017 • 51 min
In this episode we ask can, and should, we set aside our emotions to make decisions in huge, high stakes environments (like trading)? How to channel and listen to your emotions to make even better decisions, learning from negative emotions, how historical…
The 3 Keys You Need To Answer Life’s Most Important Questions with Dr. Barry Schwartz
Jun 8, 2017 • 55 min
In this episode we look at how Toyota turned the worst automobile factory in America into the best without changing any personnel, we discuss the paradox of choice, paralysis by analysis and the danger of having too many choices, the vital importance of…
Proven Tactics For Getting What You Want & Persuading Anyone With Master Negotiator Kwame Christian
Jun 1, 2017 • 53 min
In this episode we dig into Negotiation. Why, no matter what you do, its essential to master the skill of negotiation, the barriers that prevent people like you from negotiating effectively, why the common sense rules of the real world are a fragile…
Research Reveals How You Can Create The Mindset of a Champion with Dr. Carol Dweck
May 25, 2017 • 53 min
This episode is all about MINDSET. What is a mindset? What is the fixed mindset and how does it shape the way we act in the world, what is the growth mindset and how can it transform the way we live our lives? We look at research data from over 168,000…
The Secret of How Sound Can Make You Be Happier & Achieve More with Julian Treasure
May 18, 2017 • 58 min
In this episode we go deep on sound – we discuss how sound changes your body and affects your heart rate, breathing, brain waves, and hormone secretions, the secret to cultivating soundscapes that make us happier and more productive, the incredible power…
Integrating 50,000 Years of Human Knowledge into a Single Comprehensive Map of Reality with Ken Wilber
May 11, 2017 • 61 min
In this episode we dig into a massive framework for answers some of the biggest questions in life, ask if its possible to integrate 50,000 years of human knowledge into a single comprehensive map of reality, we look at the greatest good that a human being…
Proven Strategies of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion with Dr. Ronald Siegel
May 4, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode we examine how mindfulness practices developed independently in cultures across the world, discuss how evolution shaped our brains to focus on survival instead of happiness and fulfillment, we ask what is success? How do we define it? What…
Learning How To Learn, Sleeping Without Sleeping & Hacking Your Brain To Become A Learning Machine with Dr. Barbara Oakley
Apr 27, 2017 • 59 min
In this episode we discuss learning how to learn, meta learning, how Salvador Dali and Thomas Edison practiced the art of “sleeping without sleeping” to hack their neural systems, the concept of Chunking - what the neuroscience says about it and how you…
The Secret Science of Lies & Body Language with Vanessa Van Edwards
Apr 20, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode we discuss how school gives you zero of the social and interpersonal skills necessary to be successful in life, the best starting point for build nonverbal communication, how to read facial expression and body language to discover hidden…
How You Can Work Less & Achieve More by Mastering This ONE Key Principle with Perry Marshall
Apr 13, 2017 • 54 min
In this episode we look at what rabbit populations, craters on the moon, files on your hard-drive and the GDP of countries have in common, we discuss The power of fractals, the math of chaos theory, and what that all has to do with the 80/20 principle,…
Your Brain on Money - Its Role in Biology, History, Life & Society with Kabir Sehgal
Apr 6, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode we discuss how you can create success by mashing two seeming unrelated ideas together, why energy is the currency of the biological world (and how that impacts the evolution of money within our society), we go deep into understanding money…
How a Game Theory Expert Sold One Billion Bottles of Tea & What He Learned On The Journey with Barry Nalebuff
Mar 30, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode we discuss the fundamental principles of game theory, we correctly guess the answers to SAT questions - without every knowing what the question was! We look at how to use game theory in practical ways, and go deep on how a college…
The Neuroscience Behind Building a Sustainable Healthy Lifestyle with Foodist Darya Rose
Mar 23, 2017 • 52 min
In this episode we discuss why dieting actually predicts weight gain over the long run, how you can build a “healthstyle” of habits that can accumulate small advantages and create a healthy lifestyle over time, how “habit loops” are formed and how you can…
How To Listen To Your Emotions, Recover From Trauma, and Control Your Brain Waves with Rene Brent
Mar 16, 2017 • 53 min
In this episode, we discuss why you can’t out-think your emotions, the relationship between trauma and our mind/body connection, how to start listening to your emotions, the power of hypnosis, and how to drop into your body to experience what you’re truly…
Find Your Dream Job, Pivot Your Career, and Take Smart Risks with Jenny Blake
Mar 9, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode we discuss what to do if you feel like you’re having a mid-life crisis every two years, the importance of staying grounded while you make big changes in your life, how to pivot your career and take “smart risks,” how to discover your…
How To Master Emotional Intelligence & Why Your IQ Won’t Make You Successful with Dr. Daniel Goleman
Mar 2, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode, we talk about Emotional Intelligence. What is emotional intelligence and why does it matter so much? How the science demonstrates that emotional intelligence matters far more than IQ, how you can develop and improve your “EQ”, how to…
Are Babies Racist? Is Empathy Bad for Society? And More with Dr. Paul Bloom
Feb 23, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode we start with a dive into evolutionary psychology and how biases have been programmed into you by millions of years of evolution, look at why our guest condemns the concept of Empathy, how the science demonstrates that empathy has no…
The Paradox of Happiness - Why Pursuing It Makes You Less Happy & What You Can Do About It with Dr. Tal Ben Shahar
Feb 16, 2017 • 52 min
In this episode we discuss the paradox of happiness - why pursuing it makes you less happy, and what you can do about it, we dig into the research about what really makes people happy, we break down happiness into its essential components and discuss how…
Do Neuroscience and Quantum Physics Disprove the Existence of Free Will? With Dr. Alfred Mele
Feb 9, 2017 • 52 min
In this episode we go DEEP on free will. Does free will exist? How does quantum physics impact the existence of free will? We look at the neuroscience behind the concept of free will, and look at whether conscious decision-making exists at all or all of…
How to Crush Fear, Overcome Anxiety, and Reprogram Your Life For Success with Justin Stenstrom
Feb 2, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode we discuss the 8 step process for overcoming anxiety and conquering your fears, how to stop a panic attack in real time, how you can tap into your subconscious mind and reprogram it, how to get deeper sleep, the power of hypnosis, and much…
Pride: Why The Deadliest Sin Could Hold the Secret to Your Success with Dr. Jessica Tracy
Jan 26, 2017 • 48 min
In this episode we discuss PRIDE – and why it may not be the deadly sin that it’s often cracked up to be. We dig into how the research defines pride, examine the critical distinction between self esteem and narcissism, the deep importance of being able to…
Artificial Intelligence, Cryogenics, & Procrastination with Wait But Why’s Tim Urban
Jan 19, 2017 • 54 min
In this episode we discuss what Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking all consider the single greatest threat to humanity, why “death” is not binary event that makes you transition from being alive or dead at a specific moment in time, we ask if you…
The Hard Truth About Psychology, Learning New Skills, & Making Mistakes with Dr. Art Markman & Dr. Bob Duke
Jan 12, 2017 • 54 min
In this episode we discuss whether time speeds up as we get older, why your life story only makes sense looking in reverse, whether or not brain games actually work, the importance of proactive learning instead of passive learning, why psychology confirms…
The Power of Storytelling, Loving Yourself, and Using Fear as Your Compass with Kamal Ravikant
Jan 5, 2017 • 46 min
In this episode we discuss the Daily Practice that works to develop self-love, how fear is often the signpost for what we most need to do next, lessons from a 550 mile pilgrimage through Spain, how seeking too much knowledge can be counter productive, and…
The 2016 Recap - Lessons from FBI Hostage Negotiators, Game Theory Experts, Neuroscientists, Expert Poker Players, Entrepreneurs, And More
Jan 3, 2017 • 66 min
In this episode we sit down and discuss everything we’ve learned in the last year of doing The Science of Success, review some of our favorite lessons and episodes, and talk about all the incredible insights we’ve discovered and share some of the biggest…
Why You Shouldn’t Follow Your Passion & The Rare Value of Deep Work with Cal Newport
Dec 29, 2016 • 53 min
In this episode we discuss why you should not follow your passion, the two biggest pitfalls people struggle with trying to build a career they love, the incredible importance of DEEP WORK, why deep work is so valuable and how we can cultivate it, as well…
How One Simple Act Could Massively Transform Your Brain Chemistry Today - The Power of Kindness with John Wang
Dec 22, 2016 • 45 min
In this episode we discuss the incredible power of kindness, show how kindness triggers “the helpers high” and causes dopamine and oxytocin to flow through your brain, look at study data from 136 countries showing science behind why kindness is so…
Making Better Decisions, The Sophomore Jinx, & The Illusion of Objectivity with Dr. Richard Nisbett
Dec 15, 2016 • 52 min
In this episode we discuss the errors people make in their reasoning and how to correct them, we explain a number of statistical principles to help sharpen your thinking and make you a better decision maker, why every $1 spent on a “scared straight”…
How You Can Predict The Future Better Than World-Famous Experts - The Art & Science of Risk with Dan Gardner
Dec 8, 2016 • 48 min
In this episode we discuss the radical mismatch between your intuitive sense of risk and the actual risks you face. We look at why most experts and forecasters are less accurate than dart throwing monkeys. We talk about how to simply and easily…
Uncover the Root of Your Pain, How to Smash Perfectionism, Love Yourself, and Live a Richer Life with Megan Bruneau
Dec 1, 2016 • 61 min
In this episode we discuss why the “happiness” movement has done us a disservice and sometimes makes things worse, how perfectionism creates an illusion of control and distorts your reality, how to become aware of the critical inner voice at the root of…
The Science of Power - How to Acquire It, What Makes You Lose it with Dr. Dacher Keltner
Nov 23, 2016 • 51 min
In this episode we discuss lessons from 25 years of studying the evolution of human emotion, examine whether the Machiavellian concept of power still works, explore the surprising scientific data on how you can acquire power, and look closely at the…
The Surprising Truth Research Reveals About What Motivates You with Dr. Dan Ariely
Nov 18, 2016 • 50 min
In this episode we discuss one of the most interesting results ever found in the psychological research of education, why pleasure maximization is a flawed model for human understanding, we go deep into a number of research examples, discuss the massive…
How Two Simple Words Can Massively Shift Your Perspective & Ten Superpowers to Transform Your World with Life is Good Founder John Jacobs
Nov 10, 2016 • 49 min
In this episode we discuss how our guest went from being “wildly unsuccessful”, sleeping in a used van, to launching a massive brand, the power of simple gratitude during the toughest challenges of our lives, the transformational superpowers that can…
Seven Catalysts To Creating Progress and Becoming A More Effective Leader with Dr. Teresa Amabile
Nov 3, 2016 • 42 min
In this episode we look at the single biggest factor that impacts your performance at work, the 7 major catalysts for creating progress in your life, we dig deep into the data to look closely at the correlations between mental states and actual…
Trading Your House For A Tulip, Your Love Life, And What It All Has To Do With Making Better Financial Decisions with Dr. Daniel Crosby
Oct 27, 2016 • 46 min
In this episode we explore how you can learn from dating mistakes to make better financial choices, the most expensive words in investing (and how you can avoid them), why highly qualified experts are wrong more than 94% of the time, the importance of…
Influence Anyone With Secret Lessons Learned From The World’s Top Hostage Negotiators with Former FBI Negotiator Chris Voss
Oct 20, 2016 • 53 min
In this episode we discuss the secret lessons hostage negotiators around the world use to win the day, how to understand and influence people’s emotional drivers, the two words that can transform any negotiation, the biggest hallmarks of powerful master…
How To Execute on Huge Goals, Take Action, and Create The Results You Want with Neil Patel
Oct 13, 2016 • 30 min
In this episode we talk about execution, how to break down big goals into actionable steps, how and why Neil hired a “mama” for himself, the “ten minute rule” that could help you achieve big productivity gains and how to optimize your life to free up huge…
How to Overcome Trauma, Mental Health Struggles, and Learning Issues to Achieve World Changing Results with Dr. Gail Saltz
Oct 6, 2016 • 42 min
In this episode we explore the link between trauma, mental health, learning disabilities and genius, look at a number of historical figures and how they harnessed challenges like depression and ADHD to achieve world-changing results, and examine the…
What Makes People Turn Evil, Time Paradoxes, and The Power of Heroism with Dr. Philip Zimbardo
Sep 29, 2016 • 37 min
In this episode we discuss how to create evil in a research laboratory, what makes people “turn evil”, we examine the definition of heroism, dig into the famous Stanford Prison Experiment, explore time paradoxes, and much more with the legendary Dr.…
How to Out-Think Your Competition and Become a Master Strategic Thinker with Dr. Colin Camerer
Sep 22, 2016 • 55 min
In this episode we discuss the intersection between neuroscience and game theory, ask whether you are smarter than a Chimpanzee, examine how simple mental judgments can be massively wrong, explain the basics of game theory, and dig deep into strategic…
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck with Mark Manson
Sep 14, 2016 • 48 min
In this episode we discuss how to escape the feedback loop from hell, the paradoxical idea of embracing negative experiences, why struggle creates meaning, how discover the false values underpinning your worldview, and how to cultivate the ability to…
Master Your Mental Game Like a World Champion with Performance Coach Jared Tendler
Aug 31, 2016 • 60 min
In this episode we explore the mental game of world champion performers, examine the emotional issues preventing you from achieving what you want to achieve, how those issues happen in predictable patterns that you can discover and solve, look at why…
Improving Sleep, Giving Up Alcohol, and Reading a Book a Day with James Swanwick
Aug 24, 2016 • 49 min
In this episode we explore one of the biggest things disrupting your sleep, examine strategies for getting a better night’s rest, dig into sleep cycles, talk about the 30 Day No Alcohol challenge and break down how to read books more effectively with…
How To Double Your Creative Output in Fifteen Minutes with Tom Corson-Knowles
Aug 17, 2016 • 40 min
In this episode we explore strategies to jump start your creativity, how to think about the definition of success, how to retain the knowledge from all of the books you read, and how to be a better writer with best-selling author and publishing expert Tom…
Are You Being Held Back By Childhood Limiting Beliefs? With Guest Catherine Plano
Aug 10, 2016 • 39 min
In this episode we discuss how you have multiple limiting beliefs that you have yet to discover that, if uncovered, could radically transform your life. We go deep into limiting beliefs, look at how random childhood experiences can shape your worldview…
How to Master the Superpower that Builds All Other Powers with Dr. Rick Hanson
Aug 3, 2016 • 53 min
In this episode – we go deep on mastering the superpower that underpins all other powers, how your brain’s automatic survival mechanism tilts you towards unhappiness, growing the mental resources to deal with the biggest challenges of your life, and down…
How To Put Your Body In Relaxation Mode, Reduce Stress, and Develop Body Awareness with International Yoga Expert Tiffany Cruikshank
Jul 27, 2016 • 52 min
In this episode we explore the boundary where eastern and western medicine meet with international yoga expert Tiffany Cruikshank – we discuss how cultivating body awareness can put your nervous system in “Relaxation mode,” how meditation impacts your…
How a Judge Literally Rolling Dice Could Get You Double The Jail Time - The Anchoring Effect
Jul 20, 2016 • 23 min
In this episode we are going to talk about how random dice rolls can influence judges to give people longer jail sentences, how so-called experts are massively influenced by completely random numbers – even when they explicitly deny it – and how you can…
How This Simple Change In Wording Made 50% of Doctors Choose a More Dangerous Medical Procedure
Jul 13, 2016 • 25 min
Do you think that your doctor makes their decisions based on data or on trivial factors such as how a sentence is worded? Do you think that your decisions are typically rational and based on the facts? In this episode we discuss how a twist of phrase made…
This Powerful Factor Controls Your Decisions And 86% of People Have No Idea It Exists
Jul 6, 2016 • 23 min
Do you think you’re in control of your thoughts and actions? What if things totally out of your conscious experience of reality actually controlled your decisions? What if random phenomenon – like the music you just heard, or the words on a billboard,…
How to Get Rocket Fuel for Your Success, Bend Reality, and Achieve Happiness, With Vishen Lakhiani, Founder of Mindvalley
Jun 29, 2016 • 33 min
Learn to think like some of the greatest creative minds of our time - to question, challenge, and create new rules for your ideas of success, happiness, and much more with Vishen Lakhiani. Vishen shares incredible strategies to redefine your life and…
How To Break Free From Depression & Anxiety By Changing Your Brain Chemistry with Neuroscientist Dr. Alex Korb
Jun 23, 2016 • 59 min
In this episode we discuss how you can battle depression and anxiety and break out of a vicious downward spiral by literally changing the chemistry of your brain using very simple and straightforward tactics that you can start applying right now. If…
The Psychology Behind Making Better Decisions with Global Financial Strategist Michael J. Mauboussin
Jun 15, 2016 • 62 min
Do you want to improve your decision-making a build a better mental toolkit? In this episode we explore the psychology behind making better decisions with Michael J. Mauboussin. Michael is the Head of Global Financial Strategies at Credit Suisse. He is…
How To Stop Living Your Life On Autopilot, Take Control, and Build a Toolbox of Mental Models to Understand Reality with Farnam Street’s Shane Parrish
Jun 7, 2016 • 68 min
Do you feel like your life is on auto-pilot? Do you want to take control and build a better and deeper understanding of reality? In this episode we discuss mental models, cognitive biases, go deep on decision-making and how to improve and build a smarter…
Are You Oblivious to the Secret Game Being Played Around You? with Art of Charm Host Jordan Harbinger
Jun 1, 2016 • 58 min
You may be oblivious to the secret relationship rules around you - and in this episode with Art of Charm host Jordan Harbinger we dig into what you can do to avoid the biggest mistakes and pitfalls when building relationships with influential people,…
Why Everything You Know About Time Management is Wrong with Best Selling Author Rory Vaden
May 24, 2016 • 35 min
In this episode - we dig into the truth about time management, uncover the reason that most time management thinking is wrong, and learn how we can give ourselves permission to multiply our time with our guest Rory Vaden. If you feel like you never have…
How You Are Sabotaging Yourself By Setting The Wrong Goals - And What To Do About It - With Emmy Winner & Bestselling Author Scott Halford
May 17, 2016 • 62 min
In this episode we dive into how to activate your brain, create and sustain momentum to make your goals a reality, how goals can often be self-sabotaging, and the neurochemistry behind how and why all of this happens with our guest Scott Halford. If you…
How You Can Memorize a Shuffled Deck of Cards in Under A Minute - The Science Behind Memory
May 11, 2016 • 42 min
In this episode we explore the fascinating enigma of human memory – how memories are created and stored, why we remember certain things but not others, and how to improve your memory long term – as well as an incredible tool to “hack” your short-term…
The Neuroscience Behind Einstein and Isaac Newton’s Biggest Breakthroughs
May 3, 2016 • 23 min
In this episode we will talk about the incredible neuroscience behind the biggest breakthroughs of some of the world’s smartest minds, how those same principles apply to a world champion’s “daily architecture,” and how you can design your day the same way…
Hacking Sleep, Improving Creativity, and Research Backed Strategies for Success with Gregg Clunis
Apr 26, 2016 • 47 min
In this episode you’re going to learn how a few tiny leaps can help you achieve your goals, how to optimize your day around your biorhythms, the truth about the difference between night owls and early birds, how to invest in improving your sleep,…
The Surprising Data-Backed Truth About Achievement with Business Psychology Expert Peter Shallard
Apr 6, 2016 • 54 min
In this episode you’re going to learn the surprising data-backed truth about achievement, the one personality test that can predict success in the real world, the incredible importance of willpower, the ultimate indicators for personal growth, and much…
Unleash The Power of Meditation
Mar 29, 2016 • 40 min
In this episode we will talk about the myriad benefits of meditation, look at a few different ways to meditate, and discuss a simple and easy way to get started on meditation that finally got me into a daily meditation practice, as well as:How meditation…
Uncover The Software Running Your Mind with Andy Murphy
Mar 16, 2016 • 47 min
In this episode of The Science of Success we dig deep into how to uncover the software running in the back of your mind and how to re-wire your brain by understanding your neural pathways. You will get a helpful definition of the term “peak state”, learn…
The Surprising Power of Compassion with Dr. Chris Kukk
Mar 8, 2016 • 41 min
In this episode of The Science of Success we dive into what it’s like to have breakfast with the Dalai Lama, the difference between compassion and empathy (and why it’s important), and how you can harness compassion to achieve more and be a better version…
Why An Almost-Empty Cookie Jar Is More Valuable Than A Full One
Feb 23, 2016 • 35 min
This is the FINAL episode in a six-part series on “The Science of Success” titled WEAPONS of INFLUENCE, based on the best-selling book “Influence” by Robert Cialdini. Each of these weapons of influence are deeply rooted and verified by experimental…
Why Co-Pilots May Ignore Instinct and Let A Plane Crash
Feb 17, 2016 • 31 min
This is the FIFTH episode in a six-part series on “The Science of Success” titled WEAPONS of INFLUENCE and based on the best selling book “Influence” by Robert Cialdini. Each of these weapons of influence are deeply rooted and verified by experimental…
Why Ugly Criminals Are 2X As Likely To Go To Prison
Feb 9, 2016 • 32 min
This week we are continuing our new miniseries within “The Science of Success” called “Weapons of Influence”. This is the fourth episode in a six-part series based on the best selling book Influence by Robert Cialdini. If you loved the book, this will be…
Why You Should Always Ask the Guy in the Blue Jacket for Help
Feb 2, 2016 • 22 min
Based on the bestselling book “Influence” by Robert Cialdini, this is the third week of our six-part “Weapons of Influence” miniseries within “The Science of Success”. If you loved the book, this will be a great refresher on the core concepts. And if you…
The Power and Danger of a Seemingly Innocuous Commitment
Jan 26, 2016 • 27 min
Based on the bestselling book Influence by Robert Cialdini, this is the second part of a new six-part miniseries within “The Science of Success” called “Weapons of Influence”. If you loved Cialdini’s book, this will be a great refresher on the core…
How To Triple the Rate of Your Success With One Simple Question
Jan 19, 2016 • 30 min
This week we are kicking off a new miniseries within “The Science of Success” called “Weapons of Influence”. This is the first in a six-part series based on the best selling book Influence by Robert Cialdini. If you loved that book, this will be a great…
How to Turn Your Life Into a Video Game & Level Up, With Author Steve Kamb
Jan 12, 2016 • 60 min
Improve your decisions, hack your mind, and master the psychology of persuasion with “The Science of Success”. This podcast will teach you the tactics and strategies to understand how psychology rules the world around us and what you can do to use that…
The Neuroscience Behind Being Productive, With Researcher and Author Josh Davis
Jan 5, 2016 • 67 min
On this week’s episode of “The Science of Success”, we speak with Columbia Ph.D. Josh Davis, who is currently the director of research for the NeuroLeadership Institute, a NeuroCoach and Master Practitioner of NLP. Josh is also the author of the recent…
Limiting Beliefs
Dec 15, 2015 • 28 min
On this week’s episode of “The Science of Success”, Matt explores the subconscious’ role in our ability to be successful. Looking at powerful core beliefs—beliefs that could be holding you back from your true potential—he walks us through ways of…
Fixed Versus Growth Mindsets
Dec 8, 2015 • 29 min
On this week’s episode of “The Science of Success”, host Matt Bodnar discusses the difference between the fixed and growth mindsets. Which do you have? Have you even ever heard of it? If you haven’t, listen in: It could make all the difference between…
Personalizing External Events
Nov 30, 2015 • 14 min
It’s hard not to look at things that happen in your life and think, “That’s not fair.” It’s even harder not to look at them and think, “That’s great!” or “That’s terrible!” But that’s human tendency. On this week’s episode of “The Science of Success”,…
The Reality of Perception
Nov 24, 2015 • 19 min
On this week’s episode of “The Science of Success”, host Matt Bodnar explores how we perceive the world and how this affects our ability to navigate every day life. Are you positive and upbeat? Or do you complain about everything? If you’re not happy with…
Moving Through Setbacks
Nov 17, 2015 • 25 min
On this episode of “The Science of Success”, Matt delves into the debilitating affect of setbacks. You’ve got a goal. You’re working towards it, then BOOM: Something gets in your way. What do you do? Do you give up and try something else? Or do you brush…
Embracing Discomfort
Nov 10, 2015 • 20 min
On this week’s “The Science of Success”, Matt explores one of the most crucial elements to leading a successful life: moving through discomfort. It’s human tendency to want to avoid things that make us feel awkward, and most of us do. But that doesn’t…
The Biological Limits of the Human Mind
Nov 3, 2015 • 16 min
On this episode of “The Science of Success”, we explore one of the fundamental underpinnings of psychology: the brain itself. Your brain is a roughly million-year-old piece of hardware, designed to operate in the world of hunting and gathering, where…