134: How to Live with Guts and Confidence
Published July 12, 2018
47 min
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    Today it’s great to have Amy Alkon on the podcast. Amy Alkon is a “transdisciplinary applied scientist”, who synthesizes research findings from various areas, translates the findings into understandable language, and then creates practical advice based on the latest science. Alkon writes The Science Advice Goddess, an award-winning, syndicated column that runs in newspapers across the United States and Canada. She is also the author of Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck and I See Rude People. She has been on Good Morning America, The Today Show, NPR, CNN, MTV, and does a weekly science podcast. She has written for Psychology TodayLos Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times Magazine, the New York Daily News, among others, and has given a TED talk. She is the President of the Applied Evolutionary Psychology Society, and she lives in Venice, California. Amy’s latest book is Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living With Guts and Confidence.


    In this episode you will learn:


    • The importance of action for overcoming your fears
    • How people-pleasing backfires
    • How you can use fear as a tool for change
    • How to “impersonate your way to being the real you”
    • Why authenticity is overrated
    • How to have a secure self-esteem
    • How to reduce shame
    • How Amy asked for feedback while she was dating
    • How to have the courage to say “no”
    • Why it’s better to have systems than goals
    • “The importance of “small wins”
    • Why dating is a numbers game


    • How to feel more empowered in your life
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