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#256: The Surprising (Scientific) Truth Behind What Makes You Successful with Eric Barker
Published December 7, 2017
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    Why do some people achieve incredible success while most others struggle? Why do some reach their goals while others give up within days of setting them? Why do some people make WAY more money at work while others are stuck in the mailroom for 40 years? Those topics, among many others, are the focus of today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down with Eric Barker, author of the WSJ bestseller Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) WrongW. Eric spends his life exploring the science and psychology behind what actually makes an individual successful, and today we explore those often-surprising truths as they relate to real estate, business, and all areas of life! In This Episode We Cover:Eric’s backgroundWhat you should know about his bookHow to align yourself with what you’re good atThe issue of gritThe “3 Ps” (personal, permanent, and pervasive)The secret to forming habitsHow to create external accountabilityA discussion on systems vs. goalsWhat you should know about introverts vs. extrovertsHow financial success can serve as a great defenseTips for not taking the day for grantedHow to become a super connectorWhat makes somebody successful at workWhat “work-life balance” truly meansThe 4 metrics of successAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets’ Low Budget (Youtube Series)BiggerPockets Youtube ChannelStickkFinconNoah KaganMarginal RevolutionRyan HolidayTim Urban’s Wait but Why?Josh KaufmanThe Vietnam WarIcarus Netflix OriginalThe Armstrong LieCommand and ControlThe BombGym Pact AppBooks Mentioned in this ShowBarking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric BarkerThe Miracle Morning by Hal ElrodThe One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay PapasanDeep Work by Carl NewportThe Personal MBA by Josh KaufmanDrive by Dan PinkThe Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben HorowitzGive and Take by Adam GrantTweetable Topics:“The single most motivating thing is the feeling of progress.” (Tweet This!)“The importance of the habit is consistency.” (Tweet This!)“In the end, it’s generally better to set up systems as opposed to goals.” (Tweet This!)“There is no fear with boredom.” (Tweet This!)Connect with EricEric’s Blog
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