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Podcast 97: 8 Ways to Great, Dr. Doug Hirschhorn

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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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Consumerism Commentary Podcast #97
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 April 13, 2016 and originally published February 27, 2011.

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avatar 1 wylerassociate

good interview, I liked what Doug had to say about the CHAMP system.

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avatar 2 Anonymous

Thank you.
As I was working my way through Sport Psychology graduate work, the emphasis was on establishing “S.M.A.R.T” goals. While it is a catchy expression, I found it was not particularly relevant to area of business or financial markets for that matter – for the simple reason that “money” focused goals are not in our control. The market or customers get to determine that. As a result, I created the C.H.A.M.P goal setting process.
And it works, not only for high-end performers in the financial industry, but also for small businesses, entrepreneurs and even personal fitness goals.

Thanks for the comment.

Dr. Doug Hirschhorn

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avatar 3 skylog

another great job! are the transcripts no longer going to be available?

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