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Idea: In order to shift a collective culture that reinforces unconscious bias across the board, we surprisingly may need to place a larger spotlight on our individual differences within communities. The End of Bias: A Beginning (Jessica Nordell) These passages are from Chapter 10: Unbreaking Culture Passages: Transforming the minds, hearts, and habits of individuals i one way to change bias. Another, as we’ve seen, is to change processes, structures, and the culture of organizations. The two, of course, are intertwined: individuals create the processes, structures, and organizational culture, and these in turn shape individuals’ thoughts and actions. But we are also the product of our larger culture – the broader environment in which we live. Change can additionally begin from this third starting point. In a set of experiments by Abdelatif Er-Rafiy and Markus Brauer, researchers created large posters with photographs of people of Arab origin. The posters had the person’s name, age, and a distinct personality trait such as “Optimistic” or “Stingy”. Finally, each poster had the words “What makes us the same is that we are all different” as part of the campaign. Researcher’s then measured an individual’s unconscious bias towards people of Arab origin after seeing the posters and found that they acted in a less biased way. Jessica goes on the highlight that the findings suggest that unconscious bias towards racial, cultural, or ethnic groups require one to view those groups as one body over which one can apply their beliefs or view. The idea of “all black people are…” or “every Muslim is…”. But when the idea of individuals within these groups are highlighted, it becomes more difficult to make sweeping assumptions about the whole group. This is Interesting Because: One would assume that the key to shifting cultural bias would be to help people recognize their connection to a larger collective. The idea being that if we can each understand that our actions and thoughts and feelings play a real role in the larger society we live in and can affect things in major ways, that we’d find it easier to act with others in mind. This study actually shows the opposite, that by showing people that this group and that group are made up for individuals each with unique characteristics, it makes it harder to cast assumptions in the first place. It also means that, while I still believe that capitalism as a system is one that places far too much weight on the idea of you as an individual, so much so that it disconnects you and your role from the society you live in, the idea of individualism as a whole is incredibly valuable and has it’s role to play.
How productive were you today? Do you know? Did you track it? What method did you use? A to-do list? A pomodoro timer? I’d bet you were really really productive. I bet you got a lot of things done and checked off all those little boxes right? So here’s a different question…did any of it matter? Sure, you were productive…but for what purpose? To what end? I think many of us forget to ask that last question in our day to day lives and work. As a society, we’ve been so focused on how to be productive that we’ve developed an endless stream of strategies and tools to make it easier. This exploded further in 2020 and the following years as the pandemic created a national and global shift towards fully remote or hybrid work. A shift that, I hate to break it to you, isn’t going to go away. Resources https://www.etymonline.com/word/productivity https://www.zarvana.com/new-productivity-definition-that-wont-burn-you-out/ https://www.oecd.org/sdd/productivity-stats/40526851.pdf https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/a-brief-history-of-productivity https://prezi.com/d7swdmdturqy/us-economy-in-1600s/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z49g-A2AQI
When you think of a cult, you might conjure some very specific imagery. Groups of people dressed in white, huddled around a charismatic, long-haired leader. Glasses of red fruit punch, mixed with other things, in the background. And a general sense of impending doom as the leader shares their celestial or holy visions with the crowd.  This idea of a cult may have been popular in the 70s and 80s but the modern cult is more sophisticated, often choosing to weave cult-like practices into more acceptable industries such as self-help or entrepreneurship. In fact, you may be being influenced by cult indoctrination techniques right now, without even knowing it…but in order to talk about that, we first need to look at cults more generally and the practices that cause their followers to behave the way they do.   From Jonestown to NXIVM, cults have caused massive damage to their victims and destroyed the lives of everyone they’ve come into contact with. So much so that, through various podcasts, documentaries, and exposes, they have become a pop culture phenomenon. A kind of lens for us to view the world from a slightly darker perspective.  Inevitably, once the interest in cults hit, each of us asks the same questions…how did this happen?  Why do these people fall for such obvious lies? Why do they follow someone who is often cruel to them? And why do they become cruel themselves? The answers to these questions can be found in the psychology of indoctrination. Indoctrination is defined as “the process of teaching a person or group to accept a set of beliefs uncritically.”    YouTube: https://youtu.be/sIvnrvpwyuE Resources:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thought_Reform_and_the_Psychology_of_Totalism  https://www.verywellmind.com/understanding-and-using-the-law-of-attraction-3144808  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKqQ1CyneWw&ab_channel=FactFile
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Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and billionaires like them are treated in society as geniuses deserving of their massive wealth. After all, they created it by their own ability to identify an opportunity, gather resources, and bend reality itself through sheer willpower and an unwillingness to give up. Their hard work earned them that fortune, and they use it to better society by creating new jobs, solving big problems, and giving back through philanthropy. To deprive those who are successful of their hard earned wealth through taxation would dis-incentivize them, and society at large, from bringing their genius to the world. This is a commonly held belief in the United States but…what if it isn’t true? YouTube: https://youtu.be/xdJuGox034E Resources: https://www.titlemax.com/discovery-center/personal-finance/your-odds-of-becoming-a-millionaire/ https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Personal_responsibility https://www.gotquestions.org/personal-responsibility.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internalized_oppression
This episode is about how to get a better job by beating your limiting beliefs.  You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. You've probably heard this quote before. It's supposedly from Wayne Gretzky, the Hall of Fame hockey player who scored 2,857 points in his career and it spread like wildfire in recent years.    It's easy to see why this quote speaks to something that we all experience and struggle. Especially in our job search.     Have you ever looked at a job listing or a potential promotion and thought to yourself, I can't do that. Maybe you've  gone as far as to not apply to a particular position because you didn't think you had the requirements or maybe right when things were working out for you, you stepped on the brakes and slowed down because you were too scared of what would happen if you kept going.    This is something we all do in some form or another, and I call it self elimination. Self elimination is the process of removing yourself from consideration based on your own insecurities  and it's often tough to navigate because how do you know if you're self eliminating or if you just really aren't qualified for the job?   But unfortunately, the effects of getting it wrong can be massive. Self elimination leads to stagnation.  It causes us to only reach for and accept positions that we know will be comfortable in. By definition, this keeps us locked in a cyclical pattern, limiting our earning potential, limiting our ability to serve our family and our larger community, and even in some cases affecting our overall happiness.   So it's a real problem. Let's talk about it. YouTube: https://youtu.be/YXSKOuhn3Ag
Hey, Hey, Greg. Clunis here. First off, thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode. I do want to let you know the episode you're about to listen to is a replay. It's one of our best performing episodes from this past January. And the reason we're doing a replay today is that I am working on a much more involved episode. That's going to release next week. So I'm scripting, I'm researching. Putting together something that's going to publish next Wednesday. So next Wednesday on the 28th of September, I'm going to have a brand new episode for you.  And until then, please enjoy this replay. On how to avoid overwhelm.   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0UZNi0KDMMTPLBx4iI_1ew
In this episode, we talk about how to deal with rejection. YouTube: https://youtu.be/qyKjEdV43H4
YouTube: https://youtu.be/P3hSXxKuMek This is a video about quiet quitting, quiet firing, and why capitalism leads to abusive relationships.   "Quiet quitting is an application of work-to-rule, in which employees work within defined work hours and engage solely in activities within those hours. The philosophy of quiet quitting, despite the name, is not connected to quitting a job, but rather doing exactly what the job requires."    "Definitions of quiet firing range from employers who actively make working conditions miserable  to managers who deny time, resources or opportunities to employees, thereby encouraging them to leave without dismissing them outright."    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-09-06/-quiet-quitters-make-up-half-of-the-us-workforce-gallup-finds
Wisecrack Video: https://youtu.be/6Z49g-A2AQI YouTube: https://youtu.be/yVJPAdQ0neU
In this episode, I talk about President Biden's recent announcement of student loan forgiveness. YouTube: https://youtu.be/NdDzV_hpdts
In this video, we talk about how Chekov's Gun can help you get better at communication and improve your communication skills YouTube: https://youtu.be/AkPYx_SU0bQ
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846 - 3 Things to Avoid

846 - 3 Things to Avoid

2022-08-2309:491

In this video, I share 3 things you need to avoid in your personal development journey. YouTube: https://youtu.be/W4nJByrgNMg
845 - What Not to Do

845 - What Not to Do

2022-08-1709:38

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843 - Don't Stop

843 - Don't Stop

2022-08-1209:47

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842 - Habit Replacement

842 - Habit Replacement

2022-08-1009:401

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In this episode, we look at the must, should, want system for organizing and prioritizing tasks.  Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/RUGkBjsq01g
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Comments (71)

nxzwy

good

Sep 14th
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forever & twinning

thank you so much for this Greg. I appreciate this episode so much. I am going to use this knowledge to learn a new language and be committed to it.

Feb 26th
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Narges Bahri

Omggg This podcast is just really helpful,thanks a lottt ! 💙🌻

Jan 4th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

omg, where has One Tab been all my life!!! I'm so excited to try this out. I constantly have too many tabs open, but I need them! What a great tool.

Jul 3rd
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Ryan Schaub

the absolute truth! if anything, this dogmatic search for motivation is a hindrance to progress.

Jul 2nd
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Deepankar Chakraborty

Go tomato timer 🍅 ⏲️

Jun 28th
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Deepankar Chakraborty

Go tomato timer 🍅 ⏲️

Jun 28th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

Always want new skills to my mental health tool belt - some great suggestions here, particularly engaging w/ all 5 senses to be grounded, present, & mindful, as well as to accumulate positive memories (an important part of dialectical therapy).

Apr 28th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

I love the idea of engaging in a gratitude practice, but every time I try this exercise I just end up wandering off into a Greatest Hits list of shit I like: sharpies, afghans, coffee, the movie Ghostbusters, blue mascara, sunflowers, vanilla frosting, sage-scented candles, Voltaire's Candide, stickers, my Happy Planner, Britney Spears' "Toxic"... These are indeed a few of my favorite things, and they do all make me happy, but this isn't exactly the same as gratitude. I guess if the end result is the same, the process is irrelevant? 🤔

Apr 24th
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Ali Bahar

i wanna shadow your podcasts . i hope that woul be beneficial for my Toefl exam. i will let you know the result.😊

Feb 24th
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Firefly9187

Great idea, Gregg, a date night during covid episode! Listen to every episode. :)

Feb 7th
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Daniel Daw

10 minutes long episodes where half of that are adds... come on man

Jan 18th
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Priscilla Carey

Commercials are getting ridiculously long.

Jan 16th
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ARN

great podcast. your content is so helpful!!! thank you.

Jan 5th
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Romina Yavari

enjoyed it!

Dec 31st
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Mohammadreza Heidari

I am struggling with my perfectionism, and I am using all sources to understand how to qualify thoughts that i need, and what i do not need really. and your podcast made a great tinge. thank you so much.

Dec 28th
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Mahdieh Ahmadi

good point mentioned about gratitude thanks

Dec 26th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

I set a theme for 2021 prior to listening to this episode, so it's validating to hear I'm on the right track. I actually built an entire Resolution out of the "One Little Word" I chose for next year. Here's how it works: One Little Word: Self Theme: Self-care, Self-love, Self-help, Self-growth, Self-Improvement Resolution: I resolve to take better care of my physical, mental, and emotional health. Goals: 1. Physical - I want to lose 75 pounds by the end of December 2021 and will achieve this by drinking less pop / more water; walking around the block every day; and making smoothies for breakfast. 2. Mental - I want to publish the novel I'm writing and will achieve this by actually completing my manuscript by the end of June 2021; adding at least 3k words wkly; regularly "meeting" with my writing coach; and intaking writing guide material (podcasts, videos, blogs) daily. 3. Emotional - I want to create my own personal comfie space by the end of March and will achieve this by sorting my room into the categories of office, arts & crafts, and library; removing extra extra boxes and anything not defined by my categories; filing paperwork; organizing and labeling my tools and goods into easily accessible bins; hanging appropriate artwork; and buying an office chair. I then brainstormed ways to beat anticipated hurdles; set periodic check-ins either to celebrate small victories, or else to reassess and adjust as necessary; and listed milestones at which to reward achievements -- and you better believe I've already picked out the rewards! Finally, I printed up the whole shebang and decorated it with stickers, washi tape, quotes, and fun images from the interwebs. It was a fun exercise!

Dec 22nd
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Abhijeet Negi

Too many ads

Oct 28th
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Alireza Marjouei

I want transcripts, how i can have them?

Oct 24th
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