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The Science of Success

A Podcast with Mat Bodnar

Matt Bodnar, named to “Forbes 30 Under 30” and partner in multiple “Inc Fastest Growing Companies,” is a deal maker and strategy expert who has scaled businesses across multiple industries. Matt is the Chairman of Fresh Technology, a Managing Partner of the Fresh Capital Group, and the Partner who lead acquisitions for the Fresh Holdings  portfolio for the last 9 years. Learn more about Matt. Learn more about the podcast.

FTA - The Godfather of Influence, Dr. Robert Cialdini

FTA – The Godfather of Influence, Dr. Robert Cialdini

In this episode we discuss an old trick palm readers use that you can leverage to get people to do what you want, why persuasion does not lie just in the message itself, but…View Episode
Dr. Brené Brown: The Can't Miss Interview On Shame, Self Worth, Empathy, & Living a Courageous Life

Dr. Brené Brown: The Can’t Miss Interview On Shame, Self Worth, Empathy, & Living a Courageous Life

In this episode we welcome legendary researcher Dr. Brené Brown to the Science of Success. We discuss vulnerability and learn that vulnerability is not weakness, it’s not oversharing, it’s not soft. We learn that…View Episode
Your Ultimate Guide to Performing Under Pressure and Unleashing Confidence - Dr. Michael Gervais is BACK

Your Ultimate Guide to Performing Under Pressure and Unleashing Confidence – Dr. Michael Gervais is BACK

In this episode we go deep into the high performance habits of the worlds top performers, look at the only place confidence truly comes from, dig into why we struggle to perform when the…View Episode
THe Paradox of Happiness - Why Pursuing It Makes You Less Happy & What You Can Do About It with Dr. Tal Ben Shahar

THe Paradox of Happiness – Why Pursuing It Makes You Less Happy & What You Can Do About It with Dr. Tal Ben Shahar

In this episode we discuss the paradox of happiness – why pursuing it makes you less happy, and what you can do about it, we dig into the research about what really makes people…View Episode
Everything You Know About Sleep Is Wrong with Dr. Matthew Walker

Everything You Know About Sleep Is Wrong with Dr. Matthew Walker

In this episode, we discuss everything you ever wanted to know about sleep. We examine the findings from hundreds of studies across millions of people and pull out the major findings of how vitally…View Episode

John’s Toast Mental Health Minutes

By Chris Madigan

John’s Toast is a few moments, once a year, to remember those we have lost too soon and celebrate the love we have for friends and family. John’s Toast is a celebration of life, love and laughter that brings anyone participating a few moments of carefree reflection to their life.

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We Recommend 

Documentaries

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The Genius of Marian (Banker White & Anna Fitch, 2014)

Filmmaker Banker White documents his mother, Pam White, in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Watch on Amazon Prime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaaC57tcci0

The Social Dilemma (Jeff Orlowski, 2020)

A Netflix film. “This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.”

Watch on Netflix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTXM7ER4DJc&feature=youtu.be

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (Marina Zenovich, 2018)

A closer look at the life of comedian and actor, Robin Williams, and how it was impacted by substance abuse, dementia, and his career.

Watch on Amazon Prime

Feature Films

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJNdf_7pjb4

Silver Linings Playbook (David A. Russel, 2012)

A Netflix film. “After a stint in a mental hospital, Pat moves in with his parents and tries to win back his wife, until he meets a woman who’s as unstable as he is.”

Watch on Netflix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWwAOutgWBQ

A Beautiful Mind (Ron Howard, 2001)

“This movie, based on a true story, highlights the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr. (Russel Crow), a mathematical savant who lived with schizophrenia. The movie beautifully captures the challenges John faced throughout his life, including paranoia and delusions that altered his promising career and deeply affected his life.”

Watch on Amazon Prime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQJ6vb-Pzb8

The Skeleton Twins (Ron Howard, 2001)

“The opening scene of Skeleton Twins shows the film’s main characters, Milo (Bill Hader) and Maggie (Kristen Wiig), both attempting suicide. Milo’s attempt lands him in the hospital, which reunites the brother and sister after 10 years of estrangement. Both characters express their depression in candid and humorous ways as they learn to accept each other and themselves.”

Watch on Hulu