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How to be Awesome at Life with Eric Barker

by Scott Barry Kaufman, May 16, 2017

Eric Barker is the author of the widely popular blog, “Barking Up The Wrong Tree”, and he has a new book out with the same title (see here). Barker is known for his science-informed articles on how to be awesome at life. For today’s episode, we focus on a range of topics that will help you be awesome at life, including when to grit and when to quit, whether nice guys really finish last, the perils of self-esteem, how it’s who you know instead of what you know that really matters, and how people can achieve success while striking a work-life balance. It’s a fun and playful episode that contains a high-level discussion of many of the most researched constructs in psychology today, such as introversion/extroversion, giving/taking, deliberate practice/grit, and much more! Please leave feedback in the comments below.

To learn more about Eric, check out his blog at bakadesuyo.comFor a month of free access to over 8,000 awesome video lectures, check out thegreatcoursesplus.com/Psych.


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