154 | Daniel Lerner on Positive Psychology, Science of Happiness, Importance of Relationships, and Knowing Your Strengths - Katie Dalebout

154 | Daniel Lerner on Positive Psychology, Science of Happiness, Importance of Relationships, and Knowing Your Strengths

Daniel Lerner

daniel lernerI was first connected with Dan when I heard the class he teaches at NYU is the most popular undergraduate elective. I was intrigued. Turns out he teaches a class called Science of Happiness to thousands of students each semester and has recently turned those concepts into a book. We dive into his theories on happiness, getting into a ‘flow state’, and positive psychology in this episode. Dan is a fascinating guy so we get into his unique and winding career path which led him from working as a music agent to becoming a peak performance coach working with everyone from athletes to CEOs.  We get into how  conversation changes when your phone is in sight, knowing your strengths and how to use those to help guide you in relationships and career, plus he explains deliberate practice vs flow. I liked getting to know Dan, he was a really nice guy and I’m excited for you to hear our conversation. If you have any questions or just want to talk, join the listener Facebook group.

Notes from the show:

-Daniel’s Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

-Check out his book U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life) and check out some of the free resources here that go with the book

-Some influential people on the positive psychology movement that Daniel mention’s in the podcast: Martin Seligman, Chris Peterson, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (who wrote the book Flow)

article summing up Anders Ericsson’s view on deliberate practice

-most of us are fimilar with the Myers Briggs Test however Daniel strongly recommends taking the VIA psychology test to find out your stregnths

PREP (prevention and relationship enhancement program) – tools for dealing with negative or difficult relationships

-Books we mention::
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcom Gladwell
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World by Lewis Hyde
Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter (I also heard an interview with him on Fresh Air)

-Movies he recommends:: The Tree of Life, Whiplash and Sing

-His recommended food is the Avacado Dessert at Empellon in Midtown on 53rd (if you are in NYC)

We also mention this fun clip from Aziz Ansari on texting/social media/dating::

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I was first connected with Dan when I heard the class he teaches at NYU is the most popular undergraduate elective. I was intrigued. Turns out he teaches a class called Science of Happiness to thousands of students each semester and has recently turned those concepts into a book. We dive into his theories on happiness, getting into a ‘flow state’, and positive psychology in this episode. Dan is a fascinating guy so we get into his unique and winding career path which led him from working as a music agent to becoming a peak performance coach working with everyone from athletes to CEOs.  We get into how  conversation changes when your phone is in sight, knowing your strengths and how to use those to help guide you in relationships and career, plus he explains deliberate practice vs flow. I liked getting to know Dan, he was a really nice guy and I’m excited for you to hear our conversation. If you have any questions or just want to talk, join the listener Facebook group.