psychology

Episode #24: Neil Pasricha - How (And Why) to Read More Books

In this episode, I speak with positive psychology researcher and author Neil Pasricha (neil@globalhappiness.org) about how (and why) to read more books.

Neil helps people live happier lives. He is a leadership keynote speaker, New York Times best-selling author, positive psychology researcher, and host of the podcast 3 Books With Neil Pasricha, where he is on a mission to discover the 1000 most transformative books.

This episode is for you if you need inspiration to read more, want to learn what makes reading books different other types of media, or if you’re a fellow book nerd who just wants to geek out over why reading is awesome…

Episode #23: How to Disagree Constructively

Disagreeing can be frustrating but there can also be great value in it. When you disagree with someone — whether it be in a relationship or a political discussion — instead of digging in your heels and blindly defending your position, you can use it as an opportunity to gain a better understanding of a person or viewpoint. Of course, this isn’t easy. In this post, I’ll discuss four obstacles that keep us from disagreeing constructively, along with several strategies for overcoming them…

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…