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Hope, the Future and Flourishing with Shane Lopez

by Scott Barry Kaufman, July 5, 2015

One of the world’s foremost experts on hope, self-proclaimed “hopemonger” Shane Lopez, sheds light on the incredible impact hope can have in our lives. We chat about flourishing, narratives of our future, passion and how hope may predict job and school success. There are some compelling statistics here that we hope will get you focused on cultivating… more hope!

In this episode you will hear about:

  • How intelligence may only account for ¼ of the variance of our success in life
  • How hope is worth a whole letter grade in school and a day of productivity on the job
  • Hope, happiness and health
  • Deconstructing the hope construct
  • Goals/pathways/agency
  • Hope grit and self-determination
  • How creating your passion is better than following your passion
  • How past performance is not the only predictor for the future
  • How strengths and passion can be a better indicator of success then GRE scores
  • Hope interventions in school and in your life
  • How our vision for our future shapes our present

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“Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D., is the world’s leading researcher on hope. His mission is to help people of all ages exercise some control over what their future can become and to teach them how to aim for the future they want in school, work and life. He is also one of the most vocal advocates of psychological reform of America’s education system. He helps schools function less like impersonal factories and more like dynamic human development centers that help students achieve the meaningful futures they say they really want – including a good job and a happy family.” -Blurb taken from shanelopez.com

 


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