In episode 41, Dr. Bubbs sits down with Eric Barker, author of the Wall Street Journal Best-seller Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong, to talk about what really produces success. Eric explores what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us and highlights what we can learn to be more like them. He also explores the pitfalls of high-performers and his formula for success and work life balance.
"Lay-Ups" In This Episode
1) Know yourself
2) Identify your strengths
3) Pick the right pond
"Performance Hacks" From This Episode
1) Your biggest weakness could be your greatest strength
2) Optimists tell themselves three things about bad events;
i. Its temporary
ii. It has a specific cause
iii. Its not their fault
3) The key to long-term success is building self-compassion.
Eric’s morning intentions + coffee
About Eric Barker
Eric Barker author of the Wall Street Journal Best-seller Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong, he’s also the creator of the hugely popular blog by the same name, which presents science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life. His work has been mentioned in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, TIME magazine, The Week, and Business Insider. He is a former Hollywood screenwriter, graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MBA from Boston College and a Master of Fine Arts from UCLA. Eric has fenced with Olympians, grappled with MMA Champions and trained in Krav Maga with members of the elite Israeli military. He has never killed anyone that didn’t have it coming and his mother considers him a great success.