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Growth Mindset: Psychology of self-improvement

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Feed your psychology nerd.


Build motivation, resilience, and intelligence - using science and hard work. Embrace the challenges that build real rewards with the Growth Mindset.


Wishing and believing will not manifest your dreams:

__ 1 __ Leave your inner chakra at the door

__ 2 __ Put down the astrology chart

__ 3 __ Stop waiting for something or someone to fix your life


Create the life you want ... yourself.


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With over 8 million downloads, this is your hub for deep dives into mindsets and the science of positive psychology and self-improvement.


Episodes equip you with the tools to shift your perspective. From the latest science to timeless wisdom, we feature transformative stories and world-renowned experts.


We focus on resilience, optimism, gratitude, and the incredible power of mental flexibility that Carol Dweck discovered within the growth mindset.


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Host Sam Webster Harris has launched several businesses, travelled the world, and nearly died a few times.


An investor in over 100 businesses he balances his sensible side with curious adventure. Activities completed:


- Visiting North Korea

- Hitch-hiking across Kazakhstan

- Himilayas Mountain Guide

- Finished an Ultramarathon with a broken leg (not advised)


Let his insatiable appetite for learning, self-improvement, and psychology guide your journey.


The Growth Mindset podcast is the home for big dreamers who take responsibility for making them happen. If you enjoy thinkers such as Andrew Huberman, Tim Ferriss, Brene Brown, or Lex Fridman you'll love this show.

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Make Time your Friend

Make Time your Friend

2024-05-2615:09

Panic less, enjoy more - treat time well and it will treat you well. Humans have a difficult relationship with time. It is the medium that gives us all the experiences that make life so great. It also ages us and ultimately robs us of everything we ever have and ever loved. We cover: How to think differently about time itself Learn how to be less frustrated by things we can't control Questions to diagnose your relationship with time Experience deeper awareness Life is short but we can be the pilot of our experiences or dragged along in a rush feeling crushed by the weight of everything. This episode should help reduce the storm and increase the calm. Sponsor - Cozy Earth Luxury Bamboo sheets and Loungeware that become softer the more you use them. 35% off code 'GROWTH' - CozyEarth.com Sponsor - SleepyClub Doctor-approved natural sleeping aid that improves sleep quality. Safe to take every day. 20% discount code 'GROWTH20' - SleepyClub.co.uk Growth Mindset pod Sam Webster Harris explores the psychology of happiness, satisfaction, purpose, and growth through the lens of self-improvement. Success and happiness is a state of mind unique to ourselves and is our responsibility to create. Watch the pod - YouTube (Growth Mindset) Mail - GrowthMindsetPodcast(at)gmail.com Insta - SamJam.zen Chapters 00:00 How to understand time 03:26 Lessons from '4,000 Weeks' by Oliver Berkman 05:13 How does Aging make you feel? 09:57 How Meditation helps accepting what is Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
National Geographic Adventurer of the Year uncovers how to culture a mindset for adventure without breaking the bank. Alastair Humphreys is the author of my all-time favourite books on the topic of adventure and getting more out of life. He spent 4 years cycling around the world, and has rowed the Atlantic, ran the Marathon de Sables, and walked across India amongst numerous other adventures. Perhaps his greatest success, however, is pioneering the concept of micro-adventures, encouraging anyone to experience the outdoors and thrillseeking within an hour of their doorstep. Sponsor - Cozy Earth Luxury Bamboo sheets and Loungeware that become softer the more you use them. 35% off code 'GROWTH' - CozyEarth.com Sponsor - SleepyClub Doctor-approved natural sleeping aid that improves sleep quality. Safe to take every day. 20% discount code 'GROWTH20' - SleepyClub.co.uk Connect with Alastair: Website - AlastairHumphreys.com Instagram - @Al_Humphreys Twitter - @Al_Humphreys Growth Mindset pod Sam Webster Harris explores the psychology of happiness, satisfaction, purpose, and growth through the lens of self-improvement. Success and happiness is a state of mind unique to ourselves and is our responsibility to create. Watch the pod - YouTube (Growth Mindset) Mail - GrowthMindsetPodcast(at)gmail.com Insta - SamJam.zen Chapters 00:00 Intro 03:10 Quick fire questions 05:11 How do you define success and happiness 06:03 What are your internal measures 07:13 Adventures 07:55 Why should we be adventurous 09:49 What were the things people need to hear on how to start an adventure 11:15 Microadventures 12:19 Hardest part of adventure is daring yourself to get out 13:24 3 biggest questions when it comes to time - calendar, routines, little margins of time 16:12 Money-to-adventure ratio 21:16 Follow up on other advice about money for adventure - Just GO 22:26 How does Alistair help people address those questions on expertise to be an adventurer 25:57 Mindset framework around finding a sustainable adventure and career 29:18 Going back, would Alastair done something different 32:25 Essay - A Thousand True Fans 34:32 Physical Flabbiness 35:02 Mental Flabbiness 35:20 Moral Flabbiness 36:38 How does Alastair deal with Mental Flabbiness 37:27 Habit Calendar Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Decision frameworks and strategies that drive innovation and growth. Jeff Bezos built Amazon which made him the world's richest man. He's had a lot of luck but has consistently stuck to a core group of philosophies and mental models that drive the decisions behind his incredible success. Amazon is more than just an e-commerce juggernaut but a builder of entire ecosystems such as the cloud computing industry (AWS), the e-publishing industry (Kindle) and the world of home devices that talk to each other and you (Alexa). The stories behind these innovations show how to build a culture of growth and inventiveness full of Growth Mindset lessons. Sponsor - Cozy Earth Luxury Bamboo sheets and Loungeware that become softer the more you use them. 35% off code 'GROWTH' - CozyEarth.com Sponsor - SleepyClub Doctor-approved natural sleeping aid that improves sleep quality. Safe to take every day. 20% discount code 'GROWTH20' - SleepyClub.co.uk Growth Mindset pod Sam Webster Harris explores the psychology of happiness, satisfaction, purpose, and growth through the lens of self-improvement. Success and happiness is a state of mind unique to ourselves and is our responsibility to create. Watch the pod - YouTube (Growth Mindset) Mail - GrowthMindsetPodcast(at)gmail.com Insta - SamJam.zen Chapters 00:00 #1 Thinking in Primitives 02:52 The Power of Mental Models 03:48 Story - How AWS began 06:27 #2 Customer-Centric Obsession 08:08 Story - Why they built Amazon Prime 10:06 #3 Long Term Thinking 11:22 Story - Launching the Kindle and e-publishing industry 14:05 Willingness to be Misunderstood 14:45 #4 Team - Single Threaded Leadership 15:53 #5 Team - Employ and Empower Builders 16:59 Culture - Meetings are for Decisions 17:58 #6 High-Velocity Decision making - Reversible vs Irreversible Decisions 20:32 #7 Regret Minimization Framework 22:09 Disagree and Commit 23:19 #8 Embrace Failure 24:01 Total Fails - Amazon Fire Phone, Amazon Wallet, Amazon Destinations, Amazon Restaurants 26:19 Importance of Timing and Competition 28:33 #9 Day 1 Thinking 31:15 Useful Bonus points 31:23 Flywheel effect 31:51 Word of Mouth Marketing 32:48 Opposing Belief - Ignoring vs Crushing Competition 34:56 #10 Opposing Belief - Stubborn and Flexible 35:32 Applied to Growth Mindset thinking 39:30 Wrap up Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Manipulation tactics that work - Irrational behaviours that don't - Prediction Fallacies we fall for. In this episode, we dive further into our series on cognitive biases and how they cloud our judgement. Studying applied psychology we can learn how we get manipulated by companies and start to protect ourselves from our own irrationality. Take homes: How to protect ourselves against pricing tactics Reduce irrational decisions Build awareness of truth Reduce unpleasant surprises Make better investments If you enjoy this episode it's part of a series on cognitive biases worth checking out: Ego Blindspots: 9 Cognitive Biases to Avoid - [May 7th] [You are here] Sponsor - Cozy Earth Luxury Bamboo sheets and Loungeware that become softer the more you use them. 35% off code 'GROWTH' - CozyEarth.com Sponsor - LinkedIn Jobs Promote your job for free to over 1 billion professionals. LinkedIn.com/Growth Discussed links Trump given 1% chance of Nominate - 2015 report Forbes - Any Monkey Can Beat the Market Growth Mindset pod Sam Webster Harris explores the psychology of happiness, satisfaction, purpose, and growth through the lens of self-improvement. Success and happiness is a state of mind unique to ourselves and is our responsibility to create. Watch the pod - YouTube (Growth Mindset) Mail - GrowthMindsetPodcast(at)gmail.com Insta - SamJam.zen Chapters 00:00 SECTION - Framing effects 00:01 #1 Anchoring Bias 02:54 The Opposite Strategy 04:59 #2 Framing Effect 08:06 #3 Decoy Effect 10:45 SECTION - Irrational 10:47 #4 Gambler's Fallacy 16:45 #5 Sunk Cost Fallacy 19:21 SECTION - Bad Prediction Flaws 19:55 #6 Overconfidence Bias 21:30 #7 Information Bias 25:34 Send Off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Unusual yet important questions you should ask yourself. We steal some of the best questions and ideas from different domains that you can try applying to your own life. What is a life worth living Healthy vs toxic aspirations How to abandon what doesn't serve you The illusion of self-importance Our guest today is Jodi Wellman the author of "You Only Die Once" and a source of positive ideas from her work in Applied Positive Psychology. Jodi has a morbid fascination with positive ideas from existential psychology to help brighten your day. As they say "Get busy living, or get busy dying". Sponsor - Cozy Earth Luxury Bamboo sheets and Loungeware that become softer the more you use them. 35% off code 'GROWTH' - CozyEarth.com Sponsor - LinkedIn Jobs Promote your job for free to over 1 billion professionals. LinkedIn.com/Growth Jodi Wellman Book - You Only Die Once Website - Four Thousand Mondays Quiz - How dead or alive are you? Insta - @FourThousandMondays Growth Mindset pod Sam Webster Harris explores the psychology of happiness, satisfaction, purpose, and growth through the lens of self-improvement. Success and happiness is a state of mind unique to ourselves and is our responsibility to create. Watch the pod - YouTube (Growth Mindset) Mail - GrowthMindsetPodcast(at)gmail.com Insta - SamJam.zen Chapters 00:00 Importance of good questions 01:40 Net-promoter score - Would you recommend your life? 07:24 Abandoning What No Longer Serves You 10:33 Consistent Reminders and Psychological Tricks 14:26 Overcoming the Illusion of Personal Specialness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
How your brain creates movement and why it's interesting. We learn about the movement control centre of the brain, how it is a leading indicator for brain and cognitive health in general and how to optimise it. Important topics How does the motor cortex work exactly How to improve reflexes Repair damage and rewire brain circuits How alcohol and cannabis affect the brain If you like understanding yourself or you want to become a pro athlete or musician the episode is a great place to geek out. Sponsor - Cozy Earth Luxury Bamboo sheets and Loungeware that become softer the more you use them. 35% off code 'GROWTH' - CozyEarth.com Sponsor - LinkedIn Jobs Promote your job for free to over 1 billion professionals. LinkedIn.com/Growth Growth Mindset pod Sam Webster Harris explores the psychology of happiness, satisfaction, purpose, and growth through the lens of self-improvement. Success and happiness is a state of mind unique to ourselves and is our responsibility to create. Watch the pod - YouTube (Growth Mindset) Mail - GrowthMindsetPodcast(at)gmail.com Insta - SamJam.zen Chapters 00:00 Why the motor cortex makes you cool 02:25 How the Motor Cortex was discovered 04:09 The areas and functions of the motor cortex 07:02 Mentality and Physicaly Link 08:45 Motor Function Impairment and Physical Rehab 11:36 Why you might be a bit Uncoordinated 13:54 Developmental Variation and mindset 14:52 How alcohol and Marijuana impact brain Health and Coordination 17:38 Reflexes and professional training 20:41 Why 10,000 hours makes sense 22:06 Reactions that don't require your brain 24:33 How physical movement affects mental thought 26:43 Wrap up Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The pillars of a happy life lead to increased satisfaction instead of having opposing priorities fight it out. By treating work and life as opposing forces we inevitably end up tipping the scales the wrong way. We can't always subscribe time evenly and things get out of whack. We find there is a much better way by examining the term itself 'Work-life balance". This episode will not only help you find better harmony with your different life projects but also help your awareness and mindsets to the choices you make. Advert - Cozy Earth Luxury Bamboo sheets and Loungeware that become softer the more you use them. 35% off code 'GROWTH' - CozyEarth.com Infinite Play - Nat Eliason This episode was inspired an article from Nat Eliason and his brilliant newsletter Infinite Play - I highly recommend subscribing. Growth Mindset pod Sam Webster Harris explores the psychology of happiness, satisfaction, purpose, and growth through the lens of self-improvement. Success and happiness is a state of mind unique to ourselves and is our responsibility to create. Watch the pod - YouTube (Growth Mindset) Mail - GrowthMindsetPodcast(at)gmail.com Insta - SamJam.zen Chapters 00:00 Importance vs Dangers of "balancing" 01:56 The number of heartbeats in your life 03:00 Why is finding Balance so complicated 03:50 The importance of words and language 06:50 When balance creates problems 07:50 The pillars of a happy life 09:00 Our obsession with good and bad instead of priorities 11:14 Seeking long-term enjoyment 13:10 Creating satisfaction whilst minimising sacrifice Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Avoid the partnership traps everyone falls into and select and build strong relationships, that last. Matt Higgins is an incredibly successful serial entrepreneur and Shark Tank investor with a personal fortune +$150 million dollars. The unspoken ingredient to his success is relationships. We learn about: Relationship dynamics in successful business ventures Avoiding pitfalls in partner selection The importance of shared values Humility and appreciation for different traits This episode covers the importance of shared values over identical ones, strategies for aligning values in professional settings, and the impact of shared visions in business success. Matt offers practical advice on avoiding pitfalls in partner selection and cultivating strong relationships in competitive environments. Learn from his experiences at the helm of a leading investment firm and how to evaluate partnership potential for long-term success. Advert - Cozy Earth Luxury Bamboo sheets and Loungeware that become softer the more you use them. 35% off code 'GROWTH' - CozyEarth.com Matt Higgins VC Firm - RSE Ventures Insta - @MHiggins X - @MHiggins LinkedIn - Matt Higgins RSE Book - Burn The Boats Growth Mindset pod Sam Webster Harris explores the psychology of happiness, satisfaction, purpose, and growth through the lens of self-improvement. Success and happiness is a state of mind unique to ourselves and is our responsibility to create. Watch the pod - YouTube (Growth Mindset) Mail - GrowthMindsetPodcast(at)gmail.com Insta - SamJam.zen Chapters 00:00 Rates of relationship failure 02:50 Arranged Marriages in Bangladesh and burning the boats 06:43 Identical vs Shared Values 10:33 How do you know someone is the one? 12:24 Attachment Styles and Self-Awareness 17:57 How do you mentor a CEO to become more self-aware? 19:15 Wrap up Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Build self-awareness and recognise the mind traps we easily fall into every day. We examine 9 different cognitive biases related to Ego and how we can spot them. Learn: When our ego serves us or sabotages us Why we fall in love for the wrong reasons How our bias to perceive ambiguity as hostility almost triggered a Nuclear war From panicking over getting some ketchup on our trousers to explosive road rage, cognitive biases can give us an answer. Learning how to recognise our own biases can lead to a much calmer, kinder and more successful life. Enjoy the episode Advert - Cozy Earth Luxury Bamboo sheets and Loungeware that become softer the more you use them. 35% off code 'GROWTH' - CozyEarth.com 📕 Recommended Books These books are full of brilliant insights and mental models to help you become a more rational thinker. 🏎️ Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 🧘‍♀️ The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli 🧠 Super Thinking by Gabriel Weinberg & Lauren McCain 🪐 The Skeptics Guide to the Universe by Dr. Steven Novella Growth Mindset pod Sam Webster Harris explores the psychology of happiness, satisfaction, purpose, and growth through the lens of self-improvement. Success and happiness is a state of mind unique to ourselves and is our responsibility to create. Watch the pod - YouTube (Growth Mindset) Mail - GrowthMindsetPodcast(at)gmail.com Insta - SamJam.zen Chapters 00:00 Spotlight Effect 02:25 Dunning Kruger Effect 04:41 Status Quo Bias 06:29 Curse of Knowledge 08:21 Cognitive Dissonance 10:34 The Halo Effect 14:07 Fundamental Attribution Error 16:13 Actor-Observer Bias 17:33 Self-Serving Bias 19:54 Hostile Attribution Bias 23:42 Note 1 - Don't blame other peoples behaviours 24:22 Note 2 - Don't get lost in our own world 27:21 Note 3 - These Biases exist for a reason 28:33 Note 4 - Don't get easily offended 29:14 Send Off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Is society sick? Are we sick? Let's treat our drive to conform as a disorder we can diagnose and fix. This episode is a hypothetical deep dive where we treat our obedience to social pressure like other personality disorders. Main topics: DSM-5 entry for Social Pressure Personality Disorder (SPPD) 2 contrasting case studies Crossovers with other disorders How to manage and break out of your social pressure problems We develop a set of symptomatic criteria, case studies and a treatment plan to get us to live an independent life on our terms. Anyone wanting to take charge of their life instead of their life living them should listen. It's also designed to help you think like a psychologist and imagine how a therapist would approach diagnosing and treating such a disorder if it existed. THIS IS AN EXPERIMENTAL FORMAT Comments are much appreciated! Advert - Cozy Earth Luxury Bamboo sheets and Loungeware that become softer the more you use them. 35% off code 'GROWTH' - CozyEarth.com Growth Mindset pod Sam Webster Harris explores the psychology of happiness, satisfaction, purpose, and growth through the lens of self-improvement. Success and happiness is a state of mind unique to ourselves and is our responsibility to create. Watch the pod - YouTube (Growth Mindset) Mail - GrowthMindsetPodcast(at)gmail.com Insta - SamJam.zen Chapters 00:00 The Power of Social Pressure 02:23 Classifying Social Pressure as a Disorder 03:36 Diagnostic Criteria for SPPD 09:31 Case Study 1: Elena 13:17 Case Study 2: Liam 16:54 Therapy and Interventions 18:17 SPPD and Other Disorders 21:49 Overcoming Social Pressure with a Growth Mindset 23:06 Living Authentically on Your Own Terms 25:12 Wrap Up Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
~11% of men are porn addicts (+3% of women). You know a LOT of porn addicts. Today's episode discusses: Why is porn addiction not discussed openly? Why is it so shameful to talk about? Why is the problem only getting worse? How do we create better systems for recovery? On the show, we have Eric Zusack (Powerful Eric) a porn addiction coach. He spent 20 years in therapy for his own porn addiction. He finally recovered by breaking out of the disease model of addiction and instead taking ownership of his own power. We discuss the many ways porn is harming society and getting worse and what to do about it. Advert - Cozy Earth Luxury Bamboo sheets and Loungeware that become softer the more you use them. 35% off code 'GROWTH' - CozyEarth.com Powerful Eric Website - PowerfulEric.com Insta - @Powerful_Eric Growth Mindset pod Sam Webster Harris explores the psychology of happiness, satisfaction, purpose, and growth through the lens of self-improvement. Success and happiness is a state of mind unique to ourselves and is our responsibility to create. Watch the pod - YouTube (Growth Mindset) Mail - GrowthMindsetPodcast(at)gmail.com Insta - SamJam.zen Chapters 00:00 Introduction to Porn addictions 02:31 How to recognize and addiction 05:47 Eric's Personal Struggle with porn 08:31 Eric's Journey to beat his Porn addiction 11:04 Identity Reconstruction 15:43 The Dangers of Porn Desensitization 20:19 Addiction's Impact on Mental Health 22:17 Reframing the Disease Model 24:40 The Rise of AI-Generated Porn 29:13 Schizophrenia and murder 31:35 Finding a Healthy Habit 35:15 Overcoming Moral Conflicts 38:06 Masturbation vs. Pornography 41:44 Eric's Advice and Resources 43:42 Earliest Memories and Acts of Kindness 45:08 Wrap up Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The quiet path to loud success by overcoming our nature. We explore ego and our automatic tendencies and how we can over-ride our inbuilt patterns that get in the way of our goals. Set yourself apart in a world dominated by noise Silent but powerful ways to surpass expectations Increase effectiveness at getting what you want We delve into the art of quiet achievement, offering a fresh perspective on how to succeed without the spotlight. Advert - Cozy Earth Luxury Bamboo sheets and Loungeware that become softer the more you use them. 35% off code 'GROWTH' - CozyEarth.com Growth Mindset pod Sam Webster Harris explores the psychology of happiness, satisfaction, purpose, and growth through the lens of self-improvement. Success and happiness is a state of mind unique to ourselves and is our responsibility to create. Watch the pod - YouTube (Growth Mindset) Mail - GrowthMindsetPodcast(at)gmail.com Insta - SamJam.zen Chapters 00:00 The Pitfalls of Unhelpful AI and the Human Mind 04:05 Defaulting to Surrendering Our Assumptions 06:25 Actively Seeking Our Own Incompetence 08:07 Mr. Beast's Path from Incompetence to Mastery 10:17 Three Ways to Block Others' "Aha" Moments 11:55 Allowing Self-Persuasion 12:16 The Entrepreneur's Paradox of Asking for Advice 13:30 Closing Thoughts on Humility's Impact Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
What can we learn about stress management from consistent out-performers? Dr Steven Stein is the author of "Hardiness: Making Stress Work for You to Achieve Your Goals", and several books on Emotional Intelligence. We learn: How to self-motivate Life lessons from prisoners of war The traits of success behind Olympic champions, Military specialists, and Bus-drivers Dealing with Acute vs Chronic stress The art of resilience through challenge, control and commitment Dr. Steven Stein Bestselling author and psychologist who has worked with leading corporates, defence agencies and some of the biggest reality TV shows. Steven J. Stein Books: EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and your success Emotional Intelligence for Dummies Hardiness: Making stress work for you to achieve your goals Advert - Cozy Earth Luxury Bamboo sheets and Loungeware that become softer the more you use them. 35% off code 'GROWTH' - CozyEarth.com Growth Mindset pod Sam Webster Harris explores the psychology of happiness, satisfaction, purpose, and growth through the lens of self-improvement. Success and happiness is a state of mind unique to ourselves and is our responsibility to create. Watch the pod - YouTube (Growth Mindset) Mail - GrowthMindsetPodcast(at)gmail.com Insta - SamJam.zen Chapters Introduction to Hardiness Concept 01:58 Hardiness: The Three Cs 08:12 Positive Thinking vs Reframing 09:21 Hardiness in Acute vs Chronic Stress 12:04 Writing habits and hardiness 15:41 Does Hardiness Grow over time 21:11 Weird Memories 22:29 Kindest Thing 24:27 Moments of Wonder 25:59 Send Off 26:13 Wrap up Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Understand the circuitry of the self as we uncover the neurological pathways behind the Ego and explain what the Default Mode Network is. Topics covered: What the hell is the Default Mode Network The Brain Pathways of Anxiety and Depression The imbalances causing ADHD How modern medicines interact with the brain The effect of meditation and psilocybin on the DMN Starting with Hans Berger's pioneering work with EEG this episode covers the history of Default Mode Network discovery, its role in ADHD symptoms, and the impact of Default Mode Network on depression. We also explore the connection between DMN and anxiety disorders and discuss the benefits of therapeutic interventions targeting the Default Mode Network. Learn how modern neuroscience uses DMN insights to enhance psychiatric treatments and the overall understanding of mental health. Advert - Cozy Earth Luxury Bamboo sheets and Loungeware that become softer the more you use them. 35% off code 'GROWTH' - CozyEarth.com Further Reading Default Mode Network on Wikipedia Where is the Default mode network Paper: The Brains Default Mode Network Paper: Schizophrenia and DMN Paper: Autism and DMN Theory of Mind Related Episodes How to Stop Catastrophizing Science of Psilocybin Therapy w/ Gabriel Charalambides Psilocybin Therapy John Hopkins Research Legal treatment in the USA - Odyssey Meditation Retreats Paper: Meditation effect on the DMN Book: Why Buddism is True (Evolutionary Psychology of Meditation) 10 day Vipassana (free) - Dhamma.org Growth Mindset pod Sam Webster Harris explores the psychology of happiness, satisfaction, purpose, and growth through the lens of self-improvement. Success and happiness is a state of mind unique to ourselves and is our responsibility to create. Watch the pod - YouTube (Growth Mindset) Mail - GrowthMindsetPodcast(at)gmail.com Insta - SamJam.zen Chapters: 00:00 Introduction to the Default Mode Network 02:04 Hans Berger and history of EEG and brain mapping 04:49 Discovery of the Default mode network 06:14 What is the default mode network? 06:33 #1 Self-referential thought 07:00 #2 Theory of mind 07:43 #3 Autobiographical memory 08:12 #4 Envisioning future scenarios 08:32 #5 Mind wandering and daydreaming 09:16 #6 Creativity 10:21 Depression and the brain 11:28 Anti Depressant medication and the DMN 12:41 Anxiety 14:08 Anti Anxiety medication and Benzodiazepines 15:27 ADHD 16:16 ADHD medication and stimulants 18:03 How Meditation Regulates the DMN 20:34 Psilocybin impact on the DMN 22:41 Wrap up Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Battle the flood of priorities with a tool to decide where to dedicate effort Our tasks in life have different requirements but it's not always obvious. Sometimes we need to: Get it done Aim for average Excel with grandiosity We'll learn the mistakes people make by applying effort in the wrong places and frustrating themselves. Selective bother will help you live a much happier and more complete life. Advert - Cozy Earth Luxury Bamboo sheets and Loungeware that become softer the more you use them. 35% off code 'GROWTH' - CozyEarth.com Growth Mindset pod Sam Webster Harris explores the psychology of happiness, satisfaction, purpose, and growth through the lens of self-improvement. Success and happiness is a state of mind unique to ourselves and is our responsibility to create. Watch the pod - YouTube (Growth Mindset) Mail - GrowthMindsetPodcast(at)gmail.com Insta - SamJam.zen Chapters: 00:00 The 90% Trap 01:51 Being "Done" vs Incomplete 02:21 The Struggle for Perfection 05:04 When Average is Enough 08:07 The Fisherman's Wisdom 10:16 Striving for the Extraordinary 12:51 Finding Your Balance 13:48 Send Off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The science behind Psilocybin-assisted mental health breakthroughs and what are the current benefits and limitations? We have the owner of Odyssey, a psilocybin experience company to discuss the state of psychedelic science and lessons from mental health treatment centres. Topics: The benefits and limitations of Psilocybin therapy What is Oceanic Boundlessness and Ego-dissolution Benefits of psilocybin for OCD and mental health Who should not use psychedelics What does a guide do and who the hell are they? Flow states and meditation Gabriel Charalambides has a varied background from working on the NASA Mars Rover to leading Drone development before focussing on mental health as part of MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) He offers an honest breakdown of the risks and benefits of Psilocybin and the science behind it. WARNING The topics and medications discussed are all in a controlled medical setting. Do not try recreating them at home. - - Sponsor - Better Help Online therapy can boost you toward being your best self. 10% off at Betterhelp.com/GROWTHMINDSET - - Sponsor - LinkedIn Jobs Advertise your job to the world's largest pool of professionals, for free! Linked.com/Growth - - Odyssey The first legally controlled psilocybin experience in the US. Website - Odyssey Gabriel - LinkedIn Books Siddartha The Courage to be Disliked Untethered Soul How to change your mind (+ TV show) The Retreat (podcast) Growth Mindset pod Sam Webster Harris explores the psychology of happiness, satisfaction, purpose, and growth through the lens of self-improvement. Success and happiness is a state of mind unique to ourselves and is our responsibility to create. Watch the pod - YouTube (Growth Mindset) Mail - GrowthMindsetPodcast(at)gmail.com Insta - SamJam.zen Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 02:13 Defining Growth Mindset and Oceanic Boundlessness 08:04 The Attachment to Ego and Spiritual Perspectives 11:11 Recommended Reading 12:37 The Role of Anxiety and Letting Go During Psychedelic Experiences 15:14 The Role of Retreat Guides and Holding a Safe Space 17:53 Reflections during Retreats 21:39 Screening and Assessing Suitability for Psychedelic Retreats 24:26 The Potential Benefits of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy 31:00 Restrictions for Psilocybin Retreats 34:02 Considerations for Individuals with Mental Health Conditions 36:19 Psychadelics and Narcissism 37:23 The Training and Qualifications of Retreat Guides 41:44 The Neuroscience of Psychedelic-Induced Neuroplasticity 43:12 Flow states and meditation 48:46 Cultural differences in participants 49:48 About Odyssey 50:24 Books discussed Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Unpacking priorities: clearing life's illusions to find what's really worth your time? This episode dives into different mind traps and how to distinguish noise from necessity. Some lessons: Identifying real vs fleeting values The nature of obsessions Why we get misunderstood Our narrow focus on reality We do an 80:20 analysis of our priorities and get straight on what we need to care about and what doesn't matter. - - Sponsor - Better Help Online therapy can boost you toward being your best self. 10% off at Betterhelp.com/GROWTHMINDSET - - Sponsor - LinkedIn Jobs Advertise your job to the world's largest pool of professionals, for free! Linked.com/Growth - - Growth Mindset pod Sam Webster Harris explores the psychology of happiness, satisfaction, purpose, and growth through the lens of self-improvement. Success and happiness is a state of mind unique to ourselves and is our responsibility to create. Watch the pod - YouTube (Growth Mindset) Mail - GrowthMindsetPodcast(at)gmail.com Insta - SamJam.zen Chapters: 00:00 The Puppy's Perspective on Value 01:10 The Illusion of Shared Values 02:42 The Local vs. the Global 04:50 The Fickleness of Our Obsessions 06:48 The Value of Meditation and Perspective 09:49 Finding Humor in Our Obsessions 11:33 Escaping the Tyranny of "Reality" 13:12 The Illusion of Our Future Selves 14:52 The Changing Value of Money 16:45 The Temporary and Subjective Nature of Value 18:54 Identifying Your Enduring Values 20:46 Make Better Choices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
How to crush the 5 hidden barriers blocking your potential. We dive into subtle negative ideas in the mind that take hold and become accepted as normal. This episode is built to give awareness of these mind traps and positive actions to move forward. We cover: Ego Depletion and limited willpower Defeating our inner critic Overcoming the fear of mistakes Confronting Imposter Syndrome Beating distraction This episode is full of wisdom to boost your growth mindset and take control of your own success. Sponsor - LinkedIn Jobs Promote your job for free to over 1 billion professionals. LinkedIn.com/Growth Growth Mindset pod Sam Webster Harris explores the psychology of happiness, satisfaction, purpose, and growth through the lens of self-improvement. Success and happiness is a state of mind unique to ourselves and is our responsibility to create. Watch the pod - YouTube (Growth Mindset) Mail - GrowthMindsetPodcast(at)gmail.com Insta - SamJam.zen Chapters 00:00 Perfectionism and believing we are too late 02:14 - #1. Inner Critic 04:44 - #2. Fear of mistakes 06:48 - #3. Ego Depletion 09:48 - #4. Imposter Syndrome 12:54 - #5. I am Helpless against Distraction 15:08 ADHD and incorrect use of Diagnosis and Prognosis 16:15 Nir Eyal's 4 point model to beat distraction 16:23 Master Internal Triggers 16:50 Schedule Time for Traction 17:30 Hacking back External Triggers 17:55 Distraction Prevention Pacts 18:59 Recap Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Positive Psychology applied to the shortness of life. A masterclass episode on living wider and deeper with psychologist and author Jodi Wellman. We cover: The walking dead vs astonishingly alive Overcoming habits and autopilot living Regret avoidance and controlling your life Useful positivity vs toxic positivity As they say "Get busy living, or get busy dying". Jodi has a morbid fascination with positive ideas from existential psychology to help brighten your day. Jodi Wellman Book - You Only Die Once Website - Four Thousand Mondays Quiz - How dead or alive are you? Insta - @FourThousandMondays Growth Mindset pod Sam Webster Harris explores the psychology of happiness, satisfaction, purpose, and growth through the lens of self-improvement. Success and happiness is a state of mind unique to ourselves and is our responsibility to create. Watch the pod - YouTube (Growth Mindset) Mail - GrowthMindsetPodcast(at)gmail.com Insta - SamJam.zen Chapters 00:00 The Shortness of Life 01:23 Defining a Growth Mindset 02:27 Preventing Regrets and Shaping Your Life 04:40 Exploring the Regret Avoidance Bucket List 10:12 Prioritizing Adventure and Novelty 15:12 Overcoming Habits and Autopilot Living 19:17 The Power of Positivity and Potential 24:38 The Astonishingly Alive Model 28:56 Creating Conscious Routines and Rituals 39:56 Honoring Life's Fragility and Impermanence 42:42 Shaking Up the Snow Globe of Everyday Life 49:31 Abandoning What No Longer Serves You 49:31 Consistent Reminders and Psychological Tricks 49:31 Overcoming the Illusion of Personal Specialness 49:35 Earliest Memory 50:48 Kindest Thing 52:12 Send Off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Addiction as a mindset pathway -battle for mental freedom. We delve into the hidden snares of addiction that capture our thoughts and dictate our actions. We learn: What is an addiction How our fears control us How default behaviours become amplified Understanding the hidden costs Reclaiming our potential Join us as we explore the journey from being ensnared by addiction to achieving mental liberation. Growth Mindset pod Sam Webster Harris explores the psychology of happiness, satisfaction, purpose, and growth through the lens of self-improvement. Success and happiness is a state of mind unique to ourselves and is our responsibility to create. Watch the pod - YouTube (Growth Mindset) Mail - GrowthMindsetPodcast(at)gmail.com Insta - SamJam.zen Chapters 00:00 Useful fixed beliefs vs limiting fixed beliefs 02:41 Dimensions of our thoughts 03:50 Activating our Auto-Pilot 04:59 Understanding Addiction 06:00 Your mind in addiction 09:29 How do addictions impact ability 10:14 Addictions Undermine Growth and Potential 11:51 The Distraction Ritual 13:02 Taking Responsibility for Addictions 15:31 Changing Your Desire, Not Just Your Behavior 18:03 Reframing Addiction as a Self-Imposed Limitation 19:33 Reclaiming Your Mental Capabilities 20:55 The Power of Embracing Boredom 21:33 Support the podcast by helping a friend Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Makenzie Hollister

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Bestin Bijo

his ideas have merit but damn so forceful about shoving it in

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Bestin Bijo

thanks man like your style

Sep 9th
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Sam Harris

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Jun 25th
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