Wed, 29 January 2014
CW 360: Mastering Self Control with Dr. Kelley McGonigal of Stanford University and Author of 'The Willpower Instinct'
Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist at Stanford University and author of, "THE WILLPOWER INSTINCT: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It."
Dr. McGonigal teaches one of the most popular courses at Stanford University called, “The Science of Willpower.” She has helped hundreds of students achieve their goals through the idea of willpower. She believes stress should be welcomed in people's lives, thus causing greater willpower.
Dr. McGonigal breaks down the science behind why we give in to temptation and how we can find the strength to resist.
Find out more about Dr. Kelly McGonigal at kellymcgonigal.com.
Kelly McGonigal, PhD, is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, and a leading expert in the new field of “science-help.” She is passionate about translating cutting-edge research from psychology, neuroscience, and medicine into practical strategies for health, happiness, and personal success.
Her most recent book, The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It (Penguin 2012), explores the latest research on motivation, temptation, and procrastination, as well as what it takes to transform habits, persevere at challenges, and make a successful change. Her audio series The Neuroscience of Change (Sounds True 2012) weaves the newest findings of science with Eastern contemplative wisdom to give listeners a revolutionary process for personal transformation. She is also the author of Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Practices to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Pain (New Harbinger, 2009), which translates recent advances in neuroscience and medicine into mind-body strategies for relieving chronic pain, stress, depression, and anxiety.
She teaches for a wide range of programs at Stanford University, including the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, the Graduate School of Business, and the School of Medicine’s Health Improvement Program. She has received a number of teaching awards for her undergraduate psychology courses, including Stanford University’s highest teaching honor, the Walter J. Gores award. Her popular public courses through Stanford’s Continuing Studies program—including the Science of Willpower and the Science of Compassion—demonstrate the applications of psychological science to personal health and happiness, as well as organizational success and social change. Through a wide range of conferences, workshops, university-affiliated programs, and consulting, Dr. McGonigal also provides continuing education and training to executives, teachers, healthcare providers, and other professionals.
Her psychology research (on compassion, mindfulness, and emotion regulation) has been published in The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Motivation and Emotion, The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, and The Journal of Happiness Studies. From 2005-2012, Dr. McGonigal served as the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal of mind-body research, healthcare policy, and clinical practice. A long-time practitioner of yoga and meditation, Dr. McGonigal is a founding member of the Yoga Service Council and serves on the advisory boards of several non-profit organizations bringing yoga and meditation to underserved and at-risk populations, including Yoga Bear (providing yoga in hospitals nationwide and to cancer survivors and their caregivers) and The Art of Yoga Project (brining yoga into juvenile detention facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area).
Dr. McGonigal’s work has been covered widely by the media, including the CBS Evening News, U.S. News and World Report,CNN.com, O! The Oprah Magazine, Time magazine, USA Today, and the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology. She is also a frequent source of expert advice and commentary for media outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, MSNBC.com, Web MD, Time, Fitness, Women’s Health, and more. In 2010, Forbes named her one of the 20 most inspiring women to follow on Twitter. In 2012, she teamed up with the Oprah Winfrey Network and Superbetter Labs to create an online game that would spread the benefits of gratitude to millions of people worldwide.
Dr. McGonigal received her PhD in psychology from Stanford University, with a concentration in humanistic medicine. She received a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Mass Communication from Boston University.
She is also passionate about the benefits of physical exercise and has been certified as a group fitness instructor since 2000. In her free time, she continues to teach group fitness classes – because sometimes moving, breathing, and sweating is the best thing you can do to create health, joy, and resilience.
Wed, 22 January 2014
CW 359: Property Appraisals with Ken Wilson of The Appraisal Institute & Meet the Masters of Income Property Investing Seminar Debriefing
Jason talks with Sara about the Meet the Masters weekend event. Next, Jason interviews Ken Wilson.
Ken Wilson is President of the Appraisal Institute. He joins the show to discuss what the Appraisal Institute has done to help appraisers analyze market trends and value.
The topic then shifts to real estate, where Wilson explain different market types and how one can analyze market cycles.
Visit the Appraisal Institute at www.appraisalinstitute.org.
Ken P. Wilson, MAI, SRA, of Plano, Texas, is the 2014 president of the Appraisal Institute. He was the organization’s president-elect in 2013. He will serve as immediate past president in 2015. He serves this year as chair of the organization’s Executive Committee and chairs its policy-setting Board of Directors.
Wilson has been involved in the real estate appraisal profession for 35 years. Following a 12-year career with two national appraisal firms, he started his own valuation and consultation firm, Wilson Realty Advisors, based in Dallas.
Thu, 16 January 2014
CW 358: Confessions of an American Dissident with Bill Ayers Co-Founder of the Weather Underground & Retired Professor at the University of Illinois
Bill Ayers is the co-founder of the Weather Underground and founder of the Small Schools Workshop and the Center for Youth and Society. He's the author of the new book, "PUBLIC ENEMY: Confessions of an American Dissident."
Ayers joins the show to discuss how we can rebuild inner city public school. He proposes an Occupy Our Schools movement to get government to put more resources into lower education.
Ayers has been a controversial figure for most of his life. He explains why he was denied emeritus status at University of Illinois at Chicago. He's very well-connected in the Chicago and talks about the continuing gun violence despite more gun control laws.
Ayers finishes the interview talking about President Obama, his relationship with him, and why he doesn't support him.
Find out more about Bill Ayers at www.billayers.org.
Thu, 9 January 2014
CW 357: The Abolition of Wage Slavery with Noam Chomsky Linguist, Author & Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Join Jason Hartman on Episode #359 of The Creating Wealth Show as he visits with Noam Chomsky, one of the best known philosophical voices of our time. The left-leaning Chomsky aligns himself ideologically with the anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian-socialism movements. Often referred to as the “Father of Modern Linguistics,” Mr. Chomsky is the author of more than 100 books and has spent most of his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is currently Professor Emeritus. In a 2005 poll he was voted the “World’s Top Public Intellectual.”
If you’re wondering exactly what those high-falutin’ words mean about Mr. Chomsky’s beliefs, here are the short versions.
Anarcho-syndicalism: The end goal of anarcho-syndicalism is to abolish the wage system, regarding it as a form of slavery. With a focus on the labour movement, this ideological philosophy advocates direct action rather than intervention of third parties like politicians, bureaucrats, and arbitrators. Adherents to this belief regard the state as a profoundly anti-worker institution, but also don’t believe there can ever be any kind of workers’ state because power always corrupts. If this sounds like an anarchist’s way of thinking, it is.
Libertarian-socialism: Chomsky’s basic belief in anarchism is further found in the libertarian-socialism ideal that it is necessary to abolish the authoritarian institutions that control the means of production, thus subordinating the majority to the will of the owning class or political or economic elite. The ultimate goal here is a decentralized form of direct democracy of the kind found in citizens’ assemblies, trade unions, or workers’ councils.
Whether you agree or disagree with the man’s point of view is beside the point. A conversation with Noam Chomsky is enlightening and disturbing at the same time. What cannot be denied is the man’s global influence over the past six decades. Ladies and gentleman, you’re in for a treat. Pull up a chair, grab a beverage, and lend your ear to one of the true philosophical giants of our time.
Noam Chomsky’s Website (http://www.chomsky.info/)
Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noam_Chomsky)