LH75 - Bullying

Would you like to be more aware of bullying of various types and what can be done about it?  This was a topic that rose to the top of our Facebook poll of listeners.  Karel has university student, George Janeteas, as his guest on bullying in general and cyber-bullying in particular.  You can find more about George at his website at georgejaneteas.ca.  George also provided the following additional resources: the Trevor Project, Youth Line, Kids Help Phone, and Prevnet.

LH74 - Covey's 7 Habits

This episode is a tribute to the late Stephen Covey, the author of the seminal book "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People".  Karel discusses the influence Covey has had on listeners, himself, and the world.  He then provides a few quotes and briefly summarizes Covey's seven habits.

LH73 - Questions about Relationships

Karel dedicates this episode to a set of questions submitted by listeners on the theme of relationships and is again joined by UK Psychologist Mandy Kloppers. The questions address how to deal with infidelity, getting over a failed relationship, and dealing with parents as they are progressing through a divorce. Mandy has also written further on these topics on her blog, specifically "infidelity" and "end of a relationship".

LH72 - Growth Mindset

After having heard Carol Dweck being interviewed on the Harvard Business Review podcast and checking with the Life Habits listeners on the Facebook page, Karel decided to read Carol's book "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success" and to dedicate this episode to its major insights and recommendations. Learn how to transition your thinking from a fixed mindset to one leading to growth in all aspects of your life.

LH68 - Type I Personally

Karel summarizes key insights from Daniel H. Pink's book "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us", on the recommendation of a podcast listener. He summarizes the alternatives to "carrot and stick" approaches which include a focus on Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose.  Find out more about Dan Pink and how to get a copy of his book.

LH67 - Types of Help

Karel is again joined by guest UK Psychologist Mandy Kloppers to address a listener request about professional help.  Mandy outlines when you seek help, what types of help are available, and what to expect so that you can get the most out of any professional help you seek. More information and advice on a number of topics from Mandy can be found on her YouTube channel and on her website.

LH65 - Life Lessons

Karel reflects on the life of Steve Jobs and discusses his life lessons as conveyed through Walter Isaacson's authorized biography "Steve Jobs" and Steve's 2005 Stanford Commencement Address.  You may also want to check out Karel's blog post on Steve Jobs's contributions to design.

LH64 - Visualizing Progress

Are you still getting stuck and lacking sufficient motivation? Karel devotes this episode to using visualization of the goal and progress toward the goal as additional means of increasing your motivation and being successful. These techniques are applicable to virtually all the areas of focus and topics covered in this podcast series.

LH60 - Complaining Effectively

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Guy Winch joins Karel on this episode to provide a set of quotes and top 10 tips for learning to complain effectively. Guy is the author of a great book on the topic called "The Squeaky Wheel: Complaining the right way to get results, improve your relationships, and enhance self-esteem".  Learn more about Guy at his website, Facebook page, or on Twitter.