How to Create Lasting Personal Change & The Best Way to Learn New Things

Jun 6, 2019

When I smell the scent of fresh cut grass it transports me back to my childhood. It is a great smell. It also turns out to be beneficial to most people. I begin this episode by explaining the scientific benefits of smelling a freshly mowed lawn.(

How do you make real change in yourself and others? That’s the topic of my discussion with Joseph Grenny, a social scientist, speaker and one of the authors of a book Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change ( . Joseph explains just how you can influence and change behavior so it benefits you and lasts a long time.

Have you noticed when you go to a party that the more people drink – the louder the party gets? There is actually a fascinating reason why – and it has to do with your hearing. Listen as I explain.

For your entire life, you learn. Learning is how we grow and improve and find meaning in life. Yet HOW we learn is something that is seldom discussed even though it is critical to how well we learn new skills, facts and ideas. Joining me to discuss how we can all learn anything better is Bradley Staats. He is a professor at the University of North Carolina where his teaching focuses s on how to improve individual learning. He is also author of the book Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive (

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