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The Contact book is a chat show like no other. Craig Doyle interviews sporting legends about their lives and careers. As he navigates their highs and lows, he has access to each guest’s contact book and calls up people who have lived through those experiences with them. Craig’s chats with his guests are witty, engaging and enlightening - and while he hears their versions of the stories, he also gets the real inside stories from people who know and love them best. Those with whom they grew up ...
 
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Presented by Andy Smith, we bring you all the action from the 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards in London, featuring exclusive interviews with a host of sporting and Hollywood stars. Brought to you by Mercedes Benz, IWC Schaffhausen and Vodafone, the ceremony was hosted by BAFTA and Golden Globe winner,actor Clive Owen. We hear exclusively from Novak Djokovic, Vivian Cheruiyot, Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Pep Guardiola as the nights big awards are handed out. Plus we hear about some of th ...
 
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In this episode, I explore the wonderful world of Neuroscience and Happiness! How the Brain Creates Emotions: Traditional: triune brainConstructivist: our brains predict AFFECTInside body (interception)SensesBody budgetAffective realismPropaganda of emotion UNPLEASANT TO PLEASANTAGITATION TO CALM NeurochemistryDopamineCortisolAdrenalineSerotonin En…
 
In this episode, we discuss not believing in yourself and not feeling good enough. Hope it helps! Here are some of the topics I dive into: The limitations of just visualizing or manifesting On choosing to recognize your own potential The comparison effect and how to turn those comparisons into challenges On accepting your personal and situational l…
 
A few days ago, it was international mental health day. Because of this, I wanted to do something a little different. So, if you are struggling with your mental health, listen to this. It’s okay to feel it You are not alone It’s not true. it’s just a story. Solve for Happy: Mo Gawdat Events - Expectations Expectations Interpretations Comparisons Pa…
 
In this episode, I explore the habit we have of using hyperbole and exaggerated language to communicate with others and what this means, how to handle it and why it matters. WHY WE SPEAK OVER THE TOPNegative Bias (negativity holds our attention) Salience Effect (emotions hold our attention) Drama Bias (dramatic holds our attention) We need to becau…
 
In this session, we explore how you can stop being manipulated by others and think for yourself. Why we believe people The illusion of certainty The illusion of clarity The illusion of the extremes (polar) The Dunning Kruger effect Uncertainty The rule of the asshole (opinions are like) How people manipulate us Gaslighting (making you believe you’r…
 
In this episode, I explore the notion of boundaries, when we need them and how to create them in the relationships of your life. The power dynamic in every relationship We respond to what we become used to When boundaries fail.. villains and victims, resentment and disgust The healthiness of boundaries What relationships need boundaries What bounda…
 
In this episode, I discuss 18 different ways to show love to yourself. Any of them can help you feel better about you! Be kind to yourself Have your back Compliment yourself Buy yourself stuff Give yourself a break Critique yourself Work on yourself Discipline yourself Enjoy yourself Take care of yourself Believe in yourself Forgive yourself Accept…
 
In this episode, I talk about the most important secret in taking charge of your life. Hint: it begins with P! Purpose based living Thinking on purpose Not automated patterns of thinking or feeling Create kind of states you want Make better decisions Thoughts that serve you Spending money on purpose Where money going.. not going anywhere. You are s…
 
In this episode, I discuss why people believe all kinds of things and how to be better at communicating with people who do so! Reactance Confirmation bias Ego Emotions first justification next Filters Source and in-group bias Consistency and cognitive dissonance The world doesn’t always make sense The lure of the conspiracy (you know the secret, li…
 
In this episode, I explore the idea that bad things often just happen to us and the unfairness of life.. And how to change this perception!! The law of attention Negative filter Victim mentality Confirmation bias Understand the nature of life (is neither good nor bad) Luck and Freewill See the character you play Pronoia Control Search for the posit…
 
THREE TYPES OF WOW MOMENTS: INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCES Stunning - Beauty, Awe, Greatness Surprising - Magic, Storytelling, Shocking facts Savoring the Moment Sharing with likeminded people INSPIRING EXAMPLES Show Stoppers - Simone biles Star gazing Visionaries - musk, besos, jobs female Struggling Underdogs - Tyson fury, greatest underdogs Sacrificers …
 
Contrary to what movies and storybooks tell us, our feelings and emotions do not come from the heart. They actually come from the brain. In this second part of a special outtake of my Clubhouse session, I dig into the neuroscience of love, relationships, and heartbreak. I explain certain terms like synaptic pruning and neurotransmission. I then tal…
 
In this episode, we explore the neuroscience of motivation and, in particular, the chemical dopamine which makes us feel motivated. Dopamine is the chemical from which adrenaline or epinephrine is made Here and Now chemicals: Serotonin, Oxytocin, Endocannabboids, Endorphins pain Dopamine suppresses adrenaline and H&N and visa versa VTA- Nucleus Acc…
 
Love. Just what is it? And why is it something that many people want to have or experience? Plenty of books and movies portray love as a romantic ideal; however, love is actually more complex than that. There are many aspects to this phenomenon—psychological and philosophical theories—but having all this knowledge doesn’t automatically mean you wil…
 
In this episode, I explore catastrophic thinking and how it manifests in our minds. As always I offer you some strategies and insights as to how to combat it effectively! WHY Negativity Bias Drama Bias Salience Effect (Why… because big events made a big difference to us… dramatic events require us to take more action… we paid more attention to what…
 
After spending his entire career conducting scientific research on persuasion, Dr. Robert Cialdini has become the foundational expert on influence and how to apply it ethically in business. His books, including Influence and Pre-Suasion, have sold more than seven million copies in 44 different languages. He is also the Regents' Professor Emeritus o…
 
In this episode, I explain why you don’t feel as motivated as you want to and how to get more drive and motivation into your life. WHY Our brains needed to get us to take action… use dopamine to drive us Dopamine levels are impacted by various factors When dopamine is low we struggle with motivation Mistakes we make We fail to make our goals exciti…
 
Joining me on today’s show are Adam Ashton and Adam Jones, the voices behind the What You Will Learn podcast. They are also the authors of “The Sh*t They Never Taught You”, a massive compilation of their takeaways from over a hundred of the best books of all time. In this episode, they walk us through the process of getting a book out into the worl…
 
In this episode, you will learn why you don’t feel good enough or struggle with imposter syndrome and how to handle it and change the way you feel. WHY To survive we needed to get on with people… status mattered for survival Evaluating self helped you improve Instead, we learned to categorize ourselves and judge ourselves… fixed mindset (personalit…
 
This week, I interview a brilliant psychologist Leonard Carr who is an expert on personality and relationships and we talk about relationships, insecurity and psychotherapy… this one is not to miss! Key Takeaways: How to develop an appreciative approach On going with your feelings versus going with your gut There is a lot to learn from toddlers bec…
 
Last week, we explored 23 principles for Happiness, Success, Change, and Wisdom. This week, I want to explore the exceptions to the rule… when don’t these principles work… and what does? Gratitude is a game-changer Focus on what you don’t have (to motivate you) Change your state Let yourself be where you are and feel what you feel and be patient Yo…
 
In this episode, I got the chance to talk to one of the most impactful social psychologists of all time, Dr. Richard E. Nisbett. Dr. Nisbett has an extensive amount of experience in the field of social psychology and his new book Thinking is a brilliant memoir and insight-packed book that explains what we know about why people behave the way they d…
 
One of my favourite books of the last few years is an incredible summary book that explores more than 100 books by the two legends that brought you the ‘What you will learn podcast.’ Here is an interview with them…. don’t miss it. We talk about the book, reading, personal development and a lot of cool subjects!!…
 
In this episode of The Contact Book, "The Raging Potato” AKA Irish rugby player Keith Wood hands over his phone to Craig who calls upon an all-star list to join in with the conversation. Wood and his Lions' Captain Martin Johnson dissect that history-making Lions winning test series against the Springboks in 1997 in what Craig describes simply as “…
 
Former Australian Rugby Union captain, David Pocock hands over his contact book to Craig Doyle who calls up some of those who have played a very important part in his life so far. From his childhood in Zimbabwe where his first coach reveals how parents of the other rugby children complained about him, to one of his brothers explaining why the famil…
 
This week’s The Contact Book sees Craig Doyle interview Scotland and Wasps legend Kenny Logan. After joking that he wants his phone back, the two dig deep into the highs and struggles of his life. From his first cap for Scotland at just 19, to revealing how his anxiety about dyslexia would see him hide from and avoid training that involved having t…
 
This week Will Carling, England’s youngest ever rugby captain, hands his contact book over to Craig Doyle. On the Contact Book, Will admits he is nervous because “There’s a lot that shouldn’t be coming out’. The episode is full of honest and revealing tales about the life and times of the rugby legend. These stories include the full, uncensored his…
 
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