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Better Humans Podcast

Log your ideas, insights, and lessons today, and improve the quality of your future decisions

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Sílvia Bastos seeks a certain richness from life. A relentless self-experimenter, she has immersed herself in nomadic living, lucid dreaming, minimalism, and near-obsessive daily routines, among other pursuits.

With all of this intense living, Sílvia found herself doing a lot of learning. But those insights…


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Define your most meaningful career goals, craft a realistic and actionable plan, and execute effectively

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a green field with dirt path disappearing over the horizon
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Rafael Sarandeses is a three-time founder of businesses in Europe and Africa, and he has had a 15-year career in investment banking, plus a professional racing career. These days, he is a performance and career coach, helping others take ownership of their own paths.

In other words, he’s done a few things. And he thinks you can do a few things too. …


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Lean into your strengths and be the change you— and employees — want to see in the workplace

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two men looking at a tablet together
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“I’ve had a few companies bring me in for leadership development with some of their employees. And I’m honest with them, that this is going to awaken this person.

“They’re going to understand who they are and their true value, and what they really want from their career and their life. And they may start to question, is this the right place for me?”

As a leadership coach and career advisor, Larry Cornett, Ph.D. helps individuals level-up by understanding, embracing, and investing in themselves.

But for years, Larry felt out of place in his own career. Working with companies like…


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Steps to take before, during, and after an extreme emotion dysregulation event

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Amid dark, cloudy weather, a person’s hand emerges from the water.
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As a therapist, Ryan Engelstad has worked with hundreds of people experiencing difficult emotional situations.

Guided by these experiences, Ryan learned that coaching the friends, families, and significant others of his patients on how to cope with panic attacks was more helpful…


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Stories are powerful. Learn to tell yours with clarity and confidence.

Jason Shen didn’t intend to become a seasoned public speaker. He studied biology, competed in gymnastics, and eventually moved into tech.

But the ability to speak well in public is a powerful skill. Curiosity led Jason to take every opportunity to learn and practice what it takes to captivate an audience.

In this episode, Matt East speaks with…


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Reaching a mutually beneficial solution is possible—even exciting

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A judge’s gavel.
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As a Mediator, Donita Brown helps people solve conflicts. As an adjunct professor, she teaches others how to solve conflict. Now, she’d like to help you solve your own.

In her article, How To Be Your Own Mediator, Donita reveals the surprising, and encouraging, fact that mediation is…


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Powerful change is possible with positive self-talk, and smart strategies go far beyond simple affirmations.

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Confident guy looking in the mirror
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Brian Pennie knows a thing or two about personal development, through hard-won experience as a recovered heroin addict.

Becoming interested in the science behind his recovery, he went on to study human behavior and now teaches the neuroscience…


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As a young boy, David Paul Kirkpatrick learned firsthand about the power of intention and mindset. He’s been exploring it ever since.

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Child looking out window at starry sky.
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David Paul Kirkpatrick brings stories into the world. An incredible storyteller and filmmaker, he was also production chief at Walt Disney Pictures and President of Paramount Pictures. He brought over 200 pictures to the big screen in his 17 years at Paramount.

In his article, How to Master Intentional Dreaming for a Satisfying…

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