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Welcome to The Business Couch with Dr. Yishai, where we talk about applied psychology for freedom and fulfillment in business, relationships, and life. I'm your host, Dr. Yishai Barkhordari, licensed psychologist, private practice owner, speaker, executive coach, and consultant.I became a psychologist to learn how to leverage psychology and help others do the same. For over a decade, I’ve been tracking how psychology gets in the way of intelligent and results-driven people. For years I’ve de ...
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“Breakthroughs happen when we view the problem from a different angle. One that is much more solvable than it was from the old way of thinking.” Today Dr. Yishai talks about how to solve the kinds of problems that make you feel like you’re banging your head against the wall. And how to do it faster, simpler, and in less time. Welcome to The Busines…
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“If you could crack the code of how and why those messages are designed to help you perform optimally and reach your goals… You could maximize your performance. In work and any area of life.” Today, Dr. Yishai is talking about how emotion affects performance. And how you can use your emotions to reach your potential. Welcome to The Business Couch w…
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“Stress I an emotion of urgency. It’s there to press and push and cajole you and motivate you to recognize that something needs to get done.” Today, Dr. Yishai unpacks why stress shows up, how it’s problematic, and how to gain control with simple tips you can immediately use. (This episode is a re-run. It originally aired on Feb. 25th 2021.) Welcom…
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“When a problem hits and you don’t have a handle on dealing with it, your brain knows it. So it pushes you to stop and take a closer look.” Today, Dr. Yishai talks about how questioning and doubt affect leaders and their businesses. He uncovers how to interpret and leverage doubt for growth instead. Welcome to The Business Couch with Dr. Yishai. Ho…
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“One of the biggest challenges and greatest triumphs of people who quickly succeed and keep moving up is how fast they can change their beliefs.” Today, Dr. Yishai unpacks beliefs, how they can hold you back, and how to trade up for beliefs that increase your performance and success. Welcome to The Business Couch with Dr. Yishai. Hosted by licensed…
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“When your life is engineered for peak performance, your brain knows what to expect and how to keep you running in tip-top shape.” Today, Dr. Yishai talks about why consistency matters, and 3 types of consistency that are essential for peak performance. Welcome to The Business Couch with Dr. Yishai. Hosted by licensed psychologist, private practice…
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“Achieving peak success doesn't require more of us—it demands less. But the right kind of less.” Today, Dr. Yishai uncovers how trying to do more can undermine success. He unlocks how focusing on two types of “less” can help you reach peak performance and success in your business, relationship, and life. Welcome to The Business Couch with Dr. Yisha…
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(This episode is a re-run. Original airdate was September 9, 2021). - “We’re not being flexible and adaptive, we’re just getting stuck and snapping back to the perspective, practice, or policy that we were handed.” Today, Dr. Yishai uncovers how to use setbacks as a springboard for forward progress without losing momentum. He discusses stories, sci…
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(This episode is a re-run. Original airdate was July 1st, 2021). “We are doing it to ourselves. There is a way forward but we’re not seeing it, like we’re stuck or we’re in some kind of a blind spot.” Today, Dr. Yishai uncovers how to take leaps as an entrepreneur or leader without stumbling or getting in your own way. Dr. Yishai shares new perspec…
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“The more results you get with less energy you have to put in, the more leverage you have.” Today, Dr. Yishai talks about psychological leverage. He unpacks what leverage means, and how it applies in terms of your mindset, thoughts, beliefs, decisions, and actions. He also talks about how psychology can be a force of resistance or a source of fuel …
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“It’s what we look for that we pay attention to and reward ourselves for. Only that’s not always what moves us closer to our ultimate goals.” Today Dr. Yishai unpacks the hidden thinking that gets people stuck in a loop of unsolvable problems. He reveals an approach to making tough challenges more solvable to reach your goals. Welcome to The Busine…
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“In the end, it’s my impatience, my hatred for being less than my best, that pushes me to be more strategic. To take time, gain clarity, and act decisively. And to recognize that everything great wasn’t built fast..” Today, Dr Yishai talks about how to transform the impulse for action and desire for big results into a calculated strategy for succes…
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“It’s not just about “self-care.” it’s about personal and professional optimization.” Today Dr. Yishai uncovers two habits that undermine performance, and how to flip them into boundaries that fuel your peak performance instead. Welcome to The Business Couch with Dr. Yishai. Hosted by licensed psychologist, private practice owner, executive coach, …
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“So much of productivity, peak performance, and accomplishment has to do with really sticking through the tough moments.” Today, Dr. Yishai talks about the top productivity killers and how he turns them into fuel to create clarity, focus, and peak performance. Welcome to The Business Couch with Dr. Yishai. Hosted by licensed psychologist, private p…
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(This episode is a re-run. Original airdate was October 6th, 2022). “Frustration is not a result, but a process. It’s your brain both realizing you haven’t reached your goal and trying to draw your attention to the obstacle in your path..” Today, Dr. Yishai uncovers why frustration gets in the way of achieving your goals. And how to turn it into mo…
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“Some leaders thrive when the going gets tough. Where their competitors struggle and fail. How do they do it? They have more psychological leverage.” Today, Dr. Yishai uncovers how personal stakes, reactions, and thoughts can get in the way of business decisions and success. And shares how to succeed even when personal emotions can get in the way. …
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“When the benefits outweigh the costs and consequences of NOT doing it, we’re motivated. And it pushes us to take action.” Today, Dr. Yishai uncovers lessons from neuroscience to help you accomplish your goals. Welcome to The Business Couch with Dr. Yishai. Hosted by licensed psychologist, private practice owner, executive coach, and speaker Dr. Yi…
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(This episode is a re-run. Original airdate was May 20, 2021). Perfectionism motivates towards constantly thinking about, tinkering with, and improving. Your performance, your end product, and your business.” Today, Dr. Yishai uncovers how perfectionism, procrastination, and paralysis are all related. And uncovers how to unlock the potential to har…
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“My frustration is the key to handling life’s obstacles. It uncovers what’s getting in my way, shows me when I need to adjust my mindset, and helps me take care of my body.” Today Dr. Yishai unpacks why frustration gets in the way. And how to unlock your ability to transform it into productive action. Welcome to The Business Couch with Dr. Yishai. …
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“If you pick even one of the steps, it will immediately help you get clarity. And understand how to execute better on decisions.” Today Dr. Yishai shares his favorite way to make highly-impactful decisions at every level. Including his 5-step framework to make maximize any decision. Welcome to The Business Couch with Dr. Yishai. Hosted by licensed …
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“Our lives are deeply shaped by the quality of our decisions. Sooner or later, it catches up with everyone.” Today Dr. Yishai uncovers 7 pitfalls that get in the way of making great decisions. And shares how you can recognize and reverse them to make better decisions. Welcome to The Business Couch with Dr. Yishai. Hosted by licensed psychologist, p…
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“You’ve got to declutter your space, your time, and your mind. To make space only for the one thing that matters in this moment.” Today Dr. Yishai reveals why we get so easily distracted. And shares 3 ways to dial up your focus in minutes. Welcome to The Business Couch with Dr. Yishai. Hosted by licensed psychologist, private practice owner, execut…
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(This episode is a re-run. Original airdate was February 23, 2023). "We’ve entered an age where media consumption is not just a given – it’s approaching oxygen status. Consuming media has become almost as natural as breathing." Today, Dr. Yishai talks about the war for your attention. The market and media forces compete for your attention every wak…
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“Emotions deliver important messages. Ignore them, and the volume goes up.” Today, Dr. Yishai uncovers why emotions can be so disruptive and difficult. He reveals how people accidentally train their emotions to get bigger and shares three simple steps to reverse the process. Welcome to The Business Couch with Dr. Yishai. Hosted by licensed psycholo…
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“We get caught up in how uncomfortable the emotions are. And we run away from them. Ironically, it can make the entire system backfire.” Today, Dr. Yishai uncovers why negative emotions control people. Dr. Yishai unpacks triggers and shares 3 simple steps to turn them into fuel to propel you forward. Welcome to The Business Couch with Dr. Yishai. H…
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(This episode is a re-run. Original airdate was May 20, 2021). “You can turn impostor syndrome into motivation instead of holding you back.” Today, Dr. Yishai breaks down impostor syndrome and shows you how to conquer it. He shares the secret to leveraging it to drive you forward instead of holding you back. Welcome to The Business Couch with Dr. Y…
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(This episode is a re-run. Original airdate was May 20, 2021). “Massive success is built on the back of driven, high-performing people.” Today, Dr. Yishai talks about curating and cultivating high performing teams. Dr Yishai shares cutting edge and time-tested research and processes proven to create high performance. Welcome to The Business Couch w…
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(This episode is a re-run. Original airdate was November 26, 2020). “Removing emotions is not a recipe for happy living.” Today, Dr. Yishai talks about how emotional intelligence and mindfulness can help, but also hurt your business and personal life. Dr Yishai shares his own insights and tools to create success and joy beyond what mindfulness and …
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(This episode is a re-run. Original airdate was April 22, 2021). “Habits are only half the equation.” Today, Dr. Yishai talks about the two brain systems that create our life circumstances: your “habit brain” and your “adaptive brain.” He unpacks how they work in tension and tandem – and how you can leverage them to great success in business, relat…
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“Uncover the reward system that’s encouraging avoidance. Then, flip the system on its head.” Today, Dr. Yishai unlocks a unifying factor that holds people back from fulfilling their potential. Dr. Yishai shares 3 simple steps to achieve your potential. Welcome to The Business Couch with Dr. Yishai. Hosted by licensed psychologist, private practice …
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“Avoidance trades long-term success for short-term relief.” Today, Dr. Yishai talks about 5 ways we unintentionally sabotage ourselves personally, in relationships, and in business. Dr. Yishai also shares how he helps clients break out of the habits that hold them back. Welcome to The Business Couch with Dr. Yishai. Hosted by licensed psychologist,…
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“Agreement is a poor proxy for support.” Today, Dr. Yishai talks about how seeking agreement triggers arguments in relationships. He also shows you 3 steps to turn potential arguments into win-win solutions. Welcome to The Business Couch with Dr. Yishai. Hosted by licensed psychologist, private practice owner, executive coach, and speaker Dr. Yisha…
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“I can count on one hand the number of times that blaming didn’t escalate into arguing with couples in my practice.” Today, Dr. Yishai talks about 23 ways people get into arguments. He also shows you 2 tactics that can prevent all of them! Welcome to The Business Couch with Dr. Yishai. Hosted by licensed psychologist, private practice owner, execut…
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I am taking time with my wife this week to celebrate our wedding. Seven years married, almost a decade together. And going strong. I still wanted to give you a tidbit of high-leverage psychology you can apply to your everyday life. So today’s mini-episode is going to focus on what I call the Law of Conservation of Consequences. Listen in to learn m…
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Today, I’m talking about why consistency is so hard – and what you can do about it. You’ll hear 23 common pitfalls and reasons people struggle with consistency. Along with how to counteract them at every stage. I even distill all those lessons down to a handful of simple principles to guide you forward. Feel free to learn more about Dr. Yishai at w…
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Today, I’m unpacking what gets in the way of reaching our goals quickly and sharing a my simple 5-step process to move you forward faster. Specifically, I’m breaking down an important aspect of success – decision making. Because the decisions we make lead to the actions we take. The better our decisions, the more impactful our actions. Especially w…
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Today, I’m talking about what I call the Chain of Success. Inside, I’m going to unpack three reasons that people struggle to reach their goals and live their dreams. I’ll also talk about what I call the five links in the Chain of Success. we’ll unpack how you can use them to pull yourself forward. And how to keep you motivated and making progress. …
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Today, I’m talking about a common feature for every great relationship I’ve seen. From the people I personally know who have amazing marriages to the one factor that separates couples who successfully make it through marriage counseling to thrive – and beyond. Of course, it goes beyond marriage. But for today, we’ll stick to this example just to ke…
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Today, I’m talking about one sneaky assumption that undermines relationships of all kinds – friends, family, marriage, and business alike. It’s the one assumption that logically leads to taking the kinds of actions that can sabotage or ruin relationships – just like I talked about back in Episode 265. And if you changed just one assumption – one be…
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Today, I’m talking about an unconscious habit that negatively impacts mood and seriously hinders your growth. Plus, I uncover two ways to leverage it for your benefit. Ready to turn a negative habit into leverage you can use personally and professionally? Then let’s get to it! Feel free to learn more about Dr. Yishai at www.DrYishai.com/ Connect wi…
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Today, I’m sharing one decision that can help you skip the line and make faster growth and change so you can achieve your goals faster. Ready to learn how to make leaps and bounds in your personal and professional growth? Then let’s not wait any longer! Feel free to learn more about Dr. Yishai at www.DrYishai.com/ Connect with Dr. Yishai: Podcast S…
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Last week, we talked about one strategy that will uplift everyone around you – getting them to do better. Not only that, but they will love you for it, and do more of what you want too! Today, I’m talking about a silent relationship killer – the kind that brings couples into my office all the time, ruins their day, and sneaks in to undermine their …
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Last week, we talked about the costs of not having clarity and how to turn mentally draining moments into clarity that can be leveraged to make faster and better decisions. Which opens up more time and energy for you to enjoy. Today, I’m talking about the one strategy that will uplift everyone around you – getting them to do better. Not only that, …
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Last week, we discussed setting boundaries to protect your time and energy like a pro. One key aspect I highlighted was having clarity. Today, we'll dive into the costs of not having clarity and how to turn mentally draining moments into clarity that can be leveraged to make faster and better decisions. I’m answering key questions to help you gain …
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In previous episodes, I’ve talked about why boundaries matter, communication in relationships, and a powerful framework I call “the golden line.” In case you’re wondering, that’s Episodes 256, 257, and 258. I’m mentioning them because today’s episode covers how to set and secure your boundaries – which draws on understanding boundaries, communicati…
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Today’s episode continues to break from the usual mold. Back in April, I was on a burnout panel and it was such a deep, rich conversation that I couldn’t help but share it with you. It’s broken down into three bite-sized episodes, and today you’ll hear part #3. If you didn’t listen to Part 1 and Part 2 yet, you’re really missing out! Whether or not…
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This week I’m switching it up from the usual format. Back in April, I was on a burnout panel and it was so value-packed that I just had to share it. I’m chunking it down to more bite-sized episodes, so today you’ll hear Part #2 (of 3). If you didn’t listen to Part #1 yet, I highly recommend you give it a listen. Whether or not you do, you’ll pick u…
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This week we’re changing up our format from the usual. Back in April, I was on a burnout panel and it was such a great experience and so meaty in terms of what we talked about that I wanted to share it with you. I’m chunking it down to more bite-sized episodes, so today you’ll hear Part 1 (of 3). FYI, You’ll hear Tracy Cherpeski and Justin Maxwell …
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Welcome back from my mind-season break! I took some time off to have quality time with family, relax, and take a step back so I can return to my practice and the podcast with spring freshness. I hope you took a bit of time to set your intention and refresh for spring too! Now that I’m back, I’m really excited to dig in. As a quick recap, in episode…
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In episode #256, I talked all about boundaries – why they are critical to success, how to set them, and how to make sure they stick. Today, I’m talking all about communication – and why you might not be as good as you think at it. Of course, that means I’ll be sharing tools and tactics to up your communication game – no matter how great a communica…
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