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Scott Barry Kaufman

How to Discover & Unlock Your Fullest Potential

Aren't you meant for something more?

Do you ever wake up asking yourself that question?

Maybe your life isn’t bad — you have a job, a steady relationship, and you’re paying the bills on the time, but each day seems to fade into the next. You don’t feel challenged, motivated to try new things, or interested in growing your relationships.

You’ve been stuck in the same moment for years and years.

Why? Because it’s easier to stay in what’s familiar. Even if what’s familiar isn’t something we enjoy, we’ll stay in that state because it’s all we know. If this is you, let this be your wake-up call — you are meant to accomplish great things, things that you had no idea you were capable of accomplishing.

But don’t just take it from me — take it from an expert who’s spent his entire career researching the depths of human potential and the power of the mind. Please welcome Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman to The School of Greatness!

“The base of security is safety. The base of growth is exploration.” @sbkaufman  

Scott Barry Kaufman is a cognitive scientist and humanistic psychologist exploring the mind, creativity, and the depths of human potential. He is an Honorary Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Wellbeing Science and has taught courses on intelligence, cognitive science, creativity, and well-being at Columbia University, Yale, NYU, the University of Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. Dr. Kaufman received a B.S. in psychology and human-computer interaction from Carnegie Mellon, an M. Phil in experimental psychology from the University of Cambridge under a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, and a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Yale University. In 2015, he was named one of “50 groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world” by Business Insider.

Dr. Kaufman is interested in using his research to help all kinds of minds live creative, fulfilling, and self-actualized lives. His early educational experiences made him realize the deep reservoir of untapped potential of students, including bright and creative children who have been diagnosed with a learning disability. He likes to share his enthusiasm and knowledge of the science of potential through his booksteaching, self-actualization coaching, podcastblogarticles, and speaking engagements.

Dr. Kaufman’s writing has appeared in The AtlanticScientific AmericanPsychology Today, and Harvard Business Review, and he is the author and editor of 9 books. In his latest book Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization, he presents a new hierarchy of human needs for the 21st century, one that allows for the fulfillment of individual potential as well as the actualization of transcendent purpose and peak experiences.

Additionally, Dr. Kaufman also hosts the #1 psychology podcast in the world The Psychology Podcast which has received over 17 million downloads and was included in Business Insider’s list of “9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior.”

It was an honor to have him join me on The School of Greatness to share his insight on the human mind and the different psychological practices that can improve our lives. You don’t want to miss this incredible interview!

Join me on Episode 1,116 to learn how to discover and unlock your fullest potential with psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman.

“Greatness is realizing your full powers of your entire being — bringing your entire being to the table so you can have the most positive impact possible.” @sbkaufman  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What is Maslow’s hierarchy of needs?
  • What is the difference between healthy transcendence and unhealthy transcendence?
  • Is it possible to get rid of all insecurities?
  • How do we discover our purpose?
  • How do we tell the difference between self-esteem and narcissism?
  • How do we take responsibility for our actions but not beat ourselves up for making a mistake?
  • What is vulnerable narcissism and what are its effects on self-growth?
  • What are the qualities of a well-respected human being?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What it means to be fully human.
  • Psychological practices to help you improve your life.
  • How to discover our purpose and define our core belief system.
  • Why self-doubt destroys our ability to achieve greatness.
  • Plus much more…
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