Robert Greene: A Process for Finding & Achieving Your Unique Purpose

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Published 2023-12-04
In this episode, my guest is Robert Greene, multiple New York Times bestselling author and expert on human psychology and behavior both at the individual and group levels and in the context of relationships, careers, and society. We discuss how to find, pursue and achieve one’s unique life purpose, and how to best learn from good and hard experiences along that journey. We discuss power dynamics in relationships, the different types of human communication and the interplay between seduction and vulnerability. We discuss how to find the right romantic partner, improve healthy self-awareness, the link between anxiety and creativity, and pick ideal mentors and role models. Robert also discusses his recent stroke and what he has learned from his near-death experience about motivation, urgency and appreciation for life. Listeners of all ages will benefit from Robert’s insights on navigating the process of building a deeply purposeful life and enhancing one’s relationship with the self, others and society.

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Journal Articles
Distinct hypothalamic control of same- and opposite-sex mounting behaviour in mice: go.nature.com/46CqgWA

Books
"Mastery": amzn.to/3QYMXhG
"Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences": amzn.to/4a7wuR5
"Bone Games: Extreme Sports, Shamanism, Zen, and the Search for Transcendence": amzn.to/3TbspW2

Other Resources
"How To Find Your Perfect Partner":    • How To Find Your Perfect Partner  

Timestamps
00:00:00 Robert Greene
00:01:58 Sponsors: ROKA, Helix Sleep & Waking Up
00:05:56 Mastery (The Book), Purpose
00:08:26 Finding Purpose, Childhood, Learning & Emotional Engagement
00:18:00 Early Interests, Delight & Discovery
00:22:50 Love vs. Hate Experiences & Learning
00:28:25 Self-Awareness, Frustration, Excitation
00:31:47 Sponsor: AG1
00:33:18 Sublime Experiences, Real vs. False; Authenticity & Time
00:43:57 Power & Relationships; Purpose & Mastery
00:55:51 Seduction, Vulnerability, Childhood
01:07:04 Sponsor: InsideTracker
01:08:05 Power Dynamics & Romance; Equality, Love Sublime & Connection
01:18:42 Vulnerability in Relationships, Creativity; Social Media, Justice
01:29:45 Outrage, Control, “Art of Ignore”
01:33:50 Masculinity & Femininity
01:42:16 Picking Role Models; Purpose & Mentor Relationship
01:51:07 “Alive” Thinking; Anxiety & Creativity
01:58:55 Convergent Interests & Romantic Relationships
02:07:19 Self-Awareness, Core Values & Romantic Relationships
02:15:27 Non-Verbal Communication & Relationships
02:24:58 Eyes, Voice, Intuition & Seduction
02:28:38 Virtual World, Social Skills, Non-Verbal Communication
02:32:19 Self-Awareness & Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Nuance
02:41:43 Human Brain, Plasticity
02:45:18 Stroke & Near-Death Experiences, Self, Time
02:55:49 Appreciation & Near-Death Experience, Urgency
03:01:36 “Death Ground” & Urgency
03:09:13 Zero-Cost Support, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, YouTube Feedback, Momentous, Social Media, Neural Network Newsletter

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