115: Seeking a Rational Path to Happiness with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Ellen Kenner

115: Seeking a Rational Path to Happiness with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Ellen Kenner

Dr. Ellen Kenner isn’t the first guest on The TalentGrow Show to argue that selfishness, properly understood, is essential to happiness and career success, but she offers her own unique insights into the subject from the perspective of psychology. Dr. Kenner is a licensed clinical psychologist and the host of a radio talk-show, The Rational Basis of Happiness, and she joins Halelly in this episode to share her advice to those seeking a path that will make them happy, or those seeking happiness in the path they’re already on. “Don’t put yourself in the shadows of your own life,” she warns, discussing with Halelly why selflessness is a recipe for disaster both in the workplace and in your personal life. Listen to hear Ellen’s advice for getting out of an unsatisfactory career, dealing with abusive bosses, carving out a life and career you love even if it leads you down an unconventional path, and more. Plus, discover what Ellen means by “rational happiness,” and how that concept can help you in all of your pursuits! Listen and don’t forget to share with others.

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Ep059: Rich Habits for Success with Randall Bell

Ep059: Rich Habits for Success with Randall Bell

In this fascinating and fun-filled episode of the TalentGrow Show, economist, sociologist, and disaster expert Randall Bell, PhD, shares some of his most fascinating statistics and insights relating to success and happiness from his book, Me-We-Do-Be: The Four Cornerstones of Success. He shares how to define success and become more successful by using his ‘Me-We-Do-Be’ framework, what is the biggest mistake leaders make (he says it’s the lowest form of leadership), the one habit that can help you DOMINATE in every aspect of life, and why making your bed in the morning will make you 206% more likely to become a millionaire! Randall distills his extensive research into bite-size ‘rich habits’ that can support your success. Listen to find out what they are!

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Ep054: Science-based advice on achieving career success and happiness with Eric Barker

Ep054: Science-based advice on achieving career success and happiness with Eric Barker

Many of the answers we look for, that we think are big puzzles, actually already have solutions but have been tied up in the long, dark corridors of academia. This is what Eric Barker, the blogger behind “Barking up the Wrong Tree”, sought to change with his blog that brings science-based advice for everyone on how to achieve success and happiness. In this episode, we discuss Eric’s brand new book, Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong and some of his most interesting research-backed insights for leaders. Eric shares a powerful exercise to determine whether a goal is realistic or not, explains the science of why daydreaming saps our motivation, dishes about how to be a Giver without being a doormat, and shares an actionable tip for starting each day on the right foot. This is definitely a must-hear episode so check it out, subscribe, and share!

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Ep17: Two easy gratitude exercises that will make you happier

Ep17: Two easy gratitude exercises that will make you happier

This week in the U.S. we celebrate Thanksgiving. Therefore, the TalentGrow Show episode this week is a special one all about gratitude. Did you know that studies show that people who practice mindful gratitude (like keeping a gratitude journal) are 25% happier? In this shorter solo episode, I will teach you how to try keeping a gratitude journal and writing a gratitude letter. These are just two examples of many kinds of habits that you can develop to become more grateful and, as a result, actually become happier.

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Ep 09: Leverage Your Character Strengths with Shannon Polly

Ep 09: Leverage Your Character Strengths with Shannon Polly

In this episode of the TalentGrow Show, I chat with Shannon Polly, MAPP, ACC, a leadership development consultant and an expert on executive presence and positive psychology. Our light and funny conversation will give you great insights about why character strengths are important and how to leverage them using Shannon’s new book, Character Strengths Matter. You’ll learn about how Shannon blends her acting background with her depth of research into happiness and well-being into her work with organizations like the army and corporations, and her unique ways of teaching people to leverage their strengths and become more productive and organizations more profitable. Shannon shares three great actionable suggestions that can immediately give you results in your performance and happiness, but also information about how you can keep challenging yourself and keep learning from her and others to continue that improvement and keep those great results coming.

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Episode 3: How to Set Good Goals, Be Happier, and Get Gritty with Caroline Adams Miller

Episode 3: How to Set Good Goals, Be Happier, and Get Gritty with Caroline Adams Miller

In this episode of the TalentGrow Show, Halelly Azulay interviews Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, a Certified Professional Coach, Best-selling Author, Media Personality, and Keynote Speaker and Teacher. Caroline is an expert in the fields of empowerment, change, well-being and the science of goal accomplishment. Listen as Caroline shares insights about the secret to happiness, how we're doing goal-setting all wrong and what to change about it, and ways to increase our success and daily 'wins' by becoming more gritty. You'll walk away with actionable insights and ideas that you can apply to your own life and work to transform your satisfaction and effectiveness!

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