Cover art for podcast Pivot Points Podcast

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


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 -

Carl Rogers -

Karen Horenie - The Neurotic Personality of Our Time

Richard Wiseman -

Shirley Yuval-Yair -

Vicktor Frankell -

Nestor - ‘Breathe’ -

Wim Hof - Iceman -

Ben Zander -

Educational emoji reaction


Interesting emoji reaction


Funny emoji reaction


Agree emoji reaction


Love emoji reaction


Wow emoji reaction


Are you the creator of this podcast?

Verify your account

and pick the featured episodes for your show.

Listen to Pivot Points Podcast


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens