JLDC 0082: Podcast – Rational Personal Development

For most of us, just wishing for something doesn’t make it appear… but only through hard work and persistence.

In this interview with author John Vespasian, we talk about a rational approach to personal development and success.

Topics discussed during this podcast include;

  • What is rational personal development?
  • Why modern personal development concepts can lead you down the wrong path
  • Lessons learned from important historical figures
  • And much more!

You can play this session of the podcast here:

Here’s a timeline of the topics discussed during the podcast:

0:00 – Introduction
1:00 – How John got started writing about rational personal development
1:30 – Why modern personal development strategies can lead you down the wrong path
3:00 – Why use personal development examples from history?
4:15 – The story of British archaeologist, Howard Carter
8:00 – The story of Russian world champion chess player Mikhail Tal

11:15 – Common life questions John’s books address
12:30 – What is the main problem you feel people are facing today?
13:45 – The story of Joseph Abbeel of Belgium

17:00 – Why will talented people sometimes not be able to reach their full potential?
21:20 – Final thoughts


Websites referenced during the podcast:
John Vespasian on Amazon
John Vespasian’s blog
John Vespasian on Facebook
John Vespasian on Twitter

This podcast is a recording of the live weekly conference calls held exclusively for John Lagoudakis dot com members.

These weekly conference calls are open to all topics related to business, marketing and even personal development.

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