Let’s be honest — we can all be lazy at some point in our lives.
Even if you’re a hardcore marathoner, high-level entrepreneur, or New York Times bestselling author, you’ll experience periods of your life when you’re completely unmotivated. While I believe in the importance of rest as much as I believe in the importance of hustle, there’s a difference between being restful and just plain lazy.
Often, laziness can be a way people procrasinate on their dreams because they’re afraid if they pursue them, they’ll fail. It’s much safer to have a dream, fantasize about it, and never do anything to make it happen.
How do we break out of a cycle of laziness? How do we become motivated to pursue our goals? How do we start building confidence and attracting the lives we want?
My guest today is an expert in the skills you need to cultivate inner peace, become successful, and earn more money — every time I have him on the show, I’m blown away by his insight.
Please welcome Dr. Jordan Peterson back to The School of Greatness!
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist, and the author of the multi-million copy bestseller 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, #1 for nonfiction in 2018 in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, Brazil and Norway, and slated for translation into 50 languages.
Raised and toughened in the frigid wastelands of Northern Alberta, Dr. Peterson has flown a hammer-head roll in a carbon-fiber stuntplane, piloted a mahogany racing sailboat around Alcatraz Island, explored an Arizona meteorite crater with a group of astronauts, built a Native American Long-House on the upper floor of his Toronto home, and been inducted into a Pacific Kwakwaka’wakw family (see charlesjoseph.ca). He’s been a dishwasher, gas jockey, bartender, short-order cook, beekeeper, oil derrick bit re-tipper, plywood mill laborer, and railway line worker. He’s taught mythology to physicians, lawyers, and businessmen; worked with Jim Balsillie, former CEO of Blackberry’s Research in Motion, on Resilient People, Resilient Planet, the report of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability; helped his clinical clients manage the triumphs and catastrophes of life; served as an advisor to senior partners of major Canadian law firms; penned the forward for the 50th anniversary edition of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago; lectured across North America, Europe, and Australia in one of the most-well attended book tours ever mounted; and, for The Founder Institute, identified thousands of promising entrepreneurs, in 60 different countries.
With his students and colleagues, Dr. Peterson has published more than a hundred scientific papers, advancing the modern understanding of creativity, competence, and personality, while his now-classic book, Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief (released in June 2018 as a now bestselling author-read audiobook) transformed the psychology of religion. He was nominated for five consecutive years as one of Ontario’s Best University Lecturers and is one of only three professors rated as “life-changing” in the U of T’s underground student handbook of course ratings.
Dr. Peterson recently came out with his new book Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life, and I suggest you pick up a copy! This book is full of wisdom on how to bring order to the chaos of our daily lives.
I’ve had the honor of interviewing Dr. Peterson in the past (Episodes #664 and #665), and it was a joy to have him back on the show! Our conversation was so insightful that I had to spilt it into two parts, so make sure to listen to Part One as well!
But for now, join me on Episode 1,094 to learn how to build confidence, cultivate inner peace, and all about the psychology of money with Dr. Jordan Peterson!