Scott is a researcher, author, and speaker who is deeply interested in using psychological science to help everyone– all kinds of minds— live a creative, fulfilling, and meaningful life. A main takeaway from his work is that everyone is capable of creativity, the key is finding the thing that will let them shine the most. Scott is the scientific director of the Imagination Institute, and conducts research in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also teach the popular undergraduate course Introduction to Positive Psychology. He received a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Yale University, and an M. Phil in experimental psychology from the University of Cambridge. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Scientific American, Psychology Today, and Harvard Business Review. He also writes a regular column at Scientific American called Beautiful Minds, and is the host of The Psychology Podcast, which was recently named by Business Insider as a podcast that “will change how you think about human behavior”. We'll dive into all things creativity and unpack some surprising findings on how you can start engineering creativity even if you don't consider yourself a creative person. We dive into topics like, how to define creativity, why Scott got into studying creativity, how psychology started off as a study of what’s wrong, the emerging field of positive psychology, a new way of thinking about personality disorders, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, what it takes to really achieve high levels of creativity developing a creative mindset, the right brain left brain myth, how flow state and creativity are related, creative minds are messy minds, and so much more.
Elizabeth Lane is the founder of Quarterlane, a luxury box filled with select literary gems and art delivered to book lovers on a quarterly basis. Combining two of her life passions – curation and books – Elizabeth joins readers with stories she thinks they will love. An avid runner, Elizabeth is also a running ambassador for Every Mother Counts, an initiative based in New York City which supports global maternal health initiatives. On behalf of EMC, Elizabeth has run 3 marathons and numerous half-marathons, raising both funds and awareness for Every Mother Counts and spotlighting their significant work to bring mothers and their babies safely through pregnancy, labor and delivery. Today, Elizabeth will unpack her journey so far and give you some tips on getting started with your creative project. We dive into topics like, the monthly subscription model of Quarterlane books, how Elizabeth elevated books to luxury status, how Elizabeth went from concept to implementation with the brand, Elizabeth's advice for getting started on your creative project, being willing to get started and iterate along the way, creative marketing ideas Elizabeth has used to get the message out about Quarterlane, some of the stumbling blocks Elizabeth has encountered in the first part of the business, what Elizabeth would have done differently if she were to do it all over again, and so much more.
At the young age of 19, my guest today started sharing his message of inspiration and how to create a life on your own terms. At only 25 years old Jake Ducey is a two-time published author with Penguin/Random-House (The Purpose Principles and Profit From Happiness), a leading speaker for his generation having been featured in TEDx Youth, hired by mega organizations such as Nielsen and Accenture, and a leader who has already inspired countless thousands of young people to seek meaningful career success and to make a difference in the world. I love Jake's message for so many reasons, and most of all, he is living proof that no matter how young (or old) you are, you can always find a way to add value to the world with what you know and believe. We dive into topics like, why you are never too young to get started, what motivated Jake to start, how to create and not judge yourself in the process, recognizing the difference between fear and intuition, balancing the creative side of your business with the "business" side, staying focused and committing for the long term, why you don't need a mentor to get started, how do develop resourcefulness by setting up systems, learning from other people's journey, the evolution of Jake's career from writer to speaker to coach and beyond, what Jake thinks is the number one thing holding us back, how to navigate through stress and fear, and so much more.
Mark England is the co-founder and lead presenter of Procabulary. He loves to travel, exchange empowering ideas and strategies and practice martial arts. Mark holds a Masters Degree in International Education and was an elementary sports teacher before developing Procabulary. Today we'll do a deep dive and unpack the Procabulary framework and show you how to make powerful language shifts. We dive into topics like, Mark's story that got him into language and consciousness, the power of rewriting your story, how your language and thought processes directly affect your breathing and body tension, breaking down the Procabulary system, conflict language and the antidote, Architect language, the language of negations and how they force you to look at the worst case scenario, the language of projections and victim mentality, the core elements of soft talk, the hidden stress of indecision, balancing negations with affirmations, removing soft talk and adding in more solid talk, and so much more.