445: How to Reach Your Full Potential | Scott Barry Kaufman


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Scott Barry Kaufman (IG: @scottbarrykaufman), Ph.D., is a cognitive scientist and humanistic psychologist exploring the mind, creativity, and the depths of human potential.

He is author/editor of 9 books and is host of the #1 psychology podcast in the world - The Psychology Podcast.

You’ve likely heard of Maslow's famous hierarchy of needs, today we’re digging into Scott’s reimagined version of it.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Scott’s fascination with the human mind
  • The theory of personal intelligence
  • What is self-actualization?
  • Find your purpose, follow your calling
  • Defining harmonious passion
  • Job crafting is a possibility
  • Find meaning in what you're currently doing
  • Don’t wait to transcend
  • The wonder and awe of human existence
  • Get yourself into the B-realm
  • Active listening vs passive listening
  • The core aspect of narcissism
  • The link between perfectionism and narcissism
  • Self-esteem and narcissism
  • The difference between authentic pride and hubristic pride
  • Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • Self-love is loving all of you
  • Meditation recommendations
  • Cultivating your witness consciousness
  • Start building habits
  • Create a goal hierarchy
  • What are your signature strengths?
  • Social media steals your attention
  • The sailboat metaphor for life
  • Choose growth
  • Self-actualization is only attainable by you

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