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Pivot Points Podcast

20 EpisodesProduced by Pivot PointsWebsite

‘Pivot Points’ explores, celebrates and normalises the twists, turns and changes of course in life.Each episode we take our guests on a retrospective; looking back on how they felt at their pivot points; the highs, lows, failures and fixes. We delve into their mindset, perspective and choices at tha… read more

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Episode 9: The Art of Happiness & How to be Imperfect, with Tal Ben-Shahar

Tal Ben-Shahar is an Author and Harvard University Lecturer.  He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership.  Today, Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multinational corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations.

This episode is a learning experience on steroids!! With encyclopedic breadth we discuss the key to happiness, how to conquer perfectionism and, if you were to transcribe the episode, you would have a mic drop quote for every day of the year!

We ask him about;

  • What stops people pivoting in life?
  • How to still be a high achiever, and understand when something is ‘good enough’
  • How we should view failure

Quote gems:

  • ‘What’s most personal is most general’
  • ‘Failure and success are not seen as synonymous’
  • ‘The Arrival Fallacy’ - a game changer concept.

Resources. Mentions:

Alain De Botton - https://www.alaindebotton.com/

Carl Rogers - http://carlrrogers.org/

Karen Horenie - The Neurotic Personality of Our Time

Richard Wiseman - https://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/

Shirley Yuval-Yair - https://www.haaretz.com/1.5203440

Vicktor Frankell - https://www.pursuit-of-happiness.org/history-of-happiness/viktor-frankl/

Nestor - ‘Breathe’ - https://www.mrjamesnestor.com/breath

Wim Hof - Iceman - https://www.wimhofmethod.com/

Ben Zander - https://www.ted.com/talks/benjamin_zander_the_transformative_power_of_classical_music/up-next?language=en

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