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Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford university. Kelly is the author of The Will Power Instinct and on the show, she shares helpful insight on how people can strengthen their will power. Kelly also talks to Jason about addiction, stress, and escapism on today's episode. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:10 – Today's lesson is about will power. 

5:00 – Will power can be trained. 

13:35 – People who believe stress isn't harmful had the lowest mortality rates. 

18:35 – Feeling a deeper connection to your future self will help increase your will power. 

22:25 – Kelly gives her thoughts on escapism. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

KellyMcGonigal.com

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Ginsberg discusses the bloated administrations of colleges and universities, how athletic programs are self serving, junk food eating, sport-watching programs and how tenure helps keep things balanced. He also talks on how the U.S. has taken on the attributes of a third world country and believes that Americans should be more cynical.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:00] Lesson - Higher Education

[4:19] Introductions

[4:45] Are Senators and Congress responsible for Global Warming?:

[5:25] A look at student loan debt

[6:11] Classic inflation

[6:46] Be a cynic

[7:04] Incessant lobbying

[8:10] Student loans aren’t dischargeable in bankruptcy

[8:22] This debt is fraud

[9:33] Predatory lending by student loan representatives

[10:21] Quality of the education 

[11:18] No substitute for a good education

[12:14] State school tuitions and costs

[14:01] Bennett’s - The leading index of cultural indicators

[14:40] The Fall of the faculty

[15:37] Cutting back on courses

[16:05] The villain in higher ed costs

[16:58] Junk food eating athletic programs 

[18:14] Tenure

[19:33] What universities do best

[20:33] The U.S. Government needs an enemy

[21:38] Thoughts on Edward Snowden

[22:53] The current state of affairs

[23:53] Become a citizen and educate yourself

[26:50] Organized groups do get what they want

[28:06] A turn for the worse

[28:56] Contact Mr. Ginsberg

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Blackboard

William Bennett- The leading index of cultural indicators

Ohio State University

Arizona State University

John Hopkins Political Science Dept. 

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Jason Hartman invites Doug Conant, the author of TouchPoints, to the Solomon Success show. Doug served as a CEO and President of the Campbell Soup Company for 10 years and has a lot of interesting insight on how you can be a better leader for your team. Today's lesson is about effective leadership or servant leadership as referred in the Bible. Join us today as we learn about the effective tactics of building a closer and more authentic relationship with your employees. 

 

Key Takeaways:

1:45 – True leadership inspires people to take action on their own accord.

5:35 – What were some of the challenges Doug encountered when he was the CEO of Campbell's?  

10:15 – If you can create 3-5 healthy interactions a day, you can change your contribution profile in a major way.

15:40 – Doug shares a negative TouchPoint experience and then shares a positive one. 

22:00 – As a leader, you have to have character and confidence trust among your team. 

22:58 – Ronald Reagan was an excellent communicator and could instill trust on a mass scale. 

26:15 – How did Ronald Reagan do this? 

29:30 – Final thoughts? We can all do better. Do a little better today than you did yesterday.

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

TouchPoints by  Doug Conant

http://conantleadership.com/

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For today's Solomon Success lesson, we talk about economic cycles and how it affects our wealth. Jason brings on Harry Dent, a three time guest, to talk about some of the tell-tell signs that an economic disaster is about to hit. Harry Dent talks about demographic patterns, China's ghost cities, Japan's debt problem and aging population, and much more on today's Solomon Success show. 

 

Key Takeaways:

1:00 – Today's lesson is about economic cycles. 

5:20 – Every bubble has taken us higher and every crash has taken us lower. 

11:05 – When young people can't afford the real estate anymore, the bubble is over. 

12:00 – Harry talks about the gold bubble and some of his predictions. 

17:10 – The stimulus is getting less and less effective. 

25:15 – The Chinese who moved from rural areas to urban areas in China are almost treated like immigrants and not considered citizens. 

29:10 – Harry talks about Japan's debt problem. 

32:40 – The US is a strong economic group and tends not to fall off a steep cliff as fast as Asia and certain European countries do. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

www.HarryDent.com

The Demographic Cliff by Harry Dent

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