Let’s get real about your relationship with work. You’re praised for your stellar work ethic and revered for your awe-inspiring wins. But there’s a dark side to achieving that no one talks about. This episode probes that space.
My guest is Dr Mark Goulston, a former professor of psychiatry at UCLA for 25 years, who also trained FBI and police in hostage negotiation. He’s written nine books and has featured as a behavioural expert in The New York Times, Oprah, The Wall Street Journal. Mark is also the inventor of Surgical Empathy, a process that unlocks and frees people from attachment to dysfunctional mindsets.
You’ll learn where addiction achievement might come from – something Mark calls ‘psychological adhesions.’
You’ll also learn how to apply Surgical Empathy to yourself with a delightfully unorthodox tool — which works, I’ve been trying it!
This conversation is intelligent, tender, and radically practical.
Sidebar: Not sure if you might have achievement addiction? I’m not sure any online test can definitely answer that (always seek professional help), but the link below can get you thinking.
Do you have achievement addiction? https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201511/are-you-achievement-addicted-person
Dr Mark Goulston’s website: https://markgoulston.com/about/
My Wake Up Call podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/my-wakeup-call-with-dr-mark-goulston/id1439752757