Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion and Pride by David DeSteno

Premiere DateJan 18, 2018
00:00 Book Talk Opening
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02:26 No Time For Crying Mavis Staples
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02:30 Episode Intro with Kory French
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05:45 No Time For Crying (Cont’d) Mavis Staples
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06:58 Interview with David DeSteno Part 1
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18:41 Ain’t No Doubt About It Mavis Staples
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21:51 WNYC Studios’ RadioLab 01/09/18 episode “How to be a Hero” feat. Dr. Robert Sapolsky
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24:02 Interview with David DeSteno Part 2
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35:28 Peaceful Dream Mavis Staples
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38:38 Episode Outro: Kory French
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41:20 If All I Was Was Black Mavis Staples
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45:07 Book Talk Outro: Kory French
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45:40 Finish
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A string of bestsellers have alerted us to the importance of grit—an ability to persevere and control one’s impulses that is so closely associated with greatness. But no book yet has charted the most accessible and powerful path to grit: our prosocial emotions. These feelings—gratitude, compassion and pride—are easier to generate than the willpower and self-denial that underpin traditional approaches to self-control and grit. And, while willpower is quickly depleted, prosocial emotions actually become stronger the more we use them. These emotions have another crucial advantage: they’re contagious. Those around us become more likely to apply them when we do. As this myth-shattering book explains, prosocial emotions evolved specifically to help us resist immediate temptations in favor of long-term gains. Originally, they enabled us to build lasting relationships with other people, and they still do that brilliantly. But they can also be adapted to strengthen our bonds with our own future selves—who will benefit most from the grit we need to succeed in life. No matter what our goals are, EMOTIONAL SUCCESS can help us achieve them with greater ease and deeper satisfaction than we would have thought possible

http://www.radiolab.org/story/how-be-hero/

(RadioLab Episode 01/09/18)

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Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…

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