Monthly Archives: December 2015

Tom Rath on How to Live a Good Life

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Tom Rath is a 6x national best-selling author who works on the psychology of well-being. This episode provides science-backed insight into how to live a good life. We cover the development of positive psychology. We discuss optimizing your energy levels so you can really show up for life. The conversation progresses across creativity, personal mission and the education system. Finally, existential topics arise as we talk to Tom about his decades-long battle with cancer. This hour with Tom is a refreshing look at what really makes people happy and gives them a sense of meaning. We’re grateful for his time and we think this episode was special.

 

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“Tom Rath is an author and researcher who studies the role of human behavior in business, health, and well-being. Tom has written six New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers over the past decade, starting with the #1 New York Times bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? His book StrengthsFinder 2.0 was the top-selling book of 2013 worldwide on Amazon. com. Tom’s latest bestsellers are Strengths Based LeadershipWellbeing, and Eat Move Sleep. In total, his books have sold more than 6 million copies and have made more than 300 appearances on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.”

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Final Messages on Leadership and Life from a Dying Coach, with Performance Psychology Expert Paddy Steinfort (MAPP)

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We’re incredibly grateful today to have Master of Applied Positive Psychology Paddy Steinfort on the show to discuss his inspirational experience with beloved Aussie Football coach Dean Bailey. Paddy’s new book, Breakfast With Bails, presents some of the timeless wisdom on performance, leadership and life that made coach Bailey a sage and a beloved public figure in Australia. Paddy is himself a former professional Australian football player, who now works as a performance and leadership consultant for teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NCAA football in the USA. We draw on Paddy’s expertise to learn about the psychological strategies of high performance professional athletes. We cover practical topics like mental toughness, mindfulness, creativity, emotional contagion, visualization, self-determination and leaving a legacy in sports and in life.

 

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Paddy’s book: Breakfast With Bails

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“A former professional football player and coach in the biggest sport in Australia, Paddy Steinfort now works as a performance and leadership consultant for teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NCAA football in the USA. He has written guest articles for Sports Illustrated & Psychology Today that focus on the link between performance, leadership and well-being psychology.

In the field of education, Paddy serves as an Assistant Instructor in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania, and is involved with the Penn Resiliency team, helping facilitate resilience programs within schools in the USA and Australia.” Blurb taken from http://www.amazon.com