Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Dr. Doug Hirschhorn, author of 8 Ways to Great: Peak Performance on the Job and In Your Life. Doug and podcast producer Bryan J Busch discuss goals, risks, and what it takes to be successful, based on Doug’s observances through his unique background.
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8 Ways to Great: Peak Performance on the Job and In Your Life: S04E19 / 122
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Table of contents
[00:00] Introduction from Bryan J Busch
[00:39] Interview with Dr. Doug Hirschhorn
– [00:54] Doug’s path from baseball, to stock trader, to performance coach
– [05:51] Who is 8 Ways to Great for?
– [06:11] The upside and downside of strengths and weaknesses
– [08:42] Resources for people who are bad at assessing themselves
– [09:31] How does a person improve if they’re not competitive?
– [10:35] Setting more effective goals with the CHAMP system
– [13:18] Punishment and positive reinforcement
– [14:30] How to make more objective decisions by using risk/reward analysis
– [16:15] Women are hard wired to be better risk-takers
– [18:38] It’s not just about the odds of winning or losing
– [21:06] Baseball from a philosophical perspective
– [22:16] End
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Updated May 3, 2011 and originally published February 27, 2011. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.