Episode #17: Personality 101: Understanding Others and Yourself Better

In order to improve yourself, you must first understand yourself. And that starts with becoming aware of the different traits and behaviors that make you who you are. This is what the field of personality psychology is all about.

So how does this connect to personal development, which is at the heart of Think Grow Prosper?

Well, if personality defines the different traits and behaviors that make you who you are, then personal development is the art and practice of fine-tuning those traits and behaviors…

Episode #16: Act Like The Person You Want to Become

You've probably heard the phrase hundreds if not thousands of times throughout your life: "Fake it 'til you make it."

But what does it really mean? Is there any truth to it? And how can you apply it in the real world?

As is the case with many pithy maxims like this, it's necessary to dig a little deeper to extract its value. In this short episode, I try to do just that by looking at it from a slightly different angle…

Episode #15: Four Tendencies That Shape Your Life With Gretchen Rubin

I invited best-selling author Gretchen Rubin on my podcast to talk about the personality framework she created called The Four Tendencies and how we can use it to improve our lives.

She shared tons of great insights, like:

  • examples of the different Tendencies and how they manifest in the real world

  • how to work with your Tendency rather than against it

  • how she uses her Tendency to her advantage

  • how she came up with this framework…

What is the “Big Five” and How Can It Help You?

Our personality plays a huge role in our lives. It shapes how we view the world and frame events. Believe it or not, certain traits can even predict how happy we are, how we vote, and how successful we are in our chosen careers.

Understanding my own personality has helped me see my own strengths and weaknesses more clearly. I've been able to use this information to develop a more customized approach to personal development.

In this post, I’ll share the most compelling, insightful, and well-researched personality framework that psychologists use to measure traits…