Best Of: Why People Act the Way They Do


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“If you lead other people, know how important it is for them to have enough information to make their own decisions and get better at things. So if you’re a leader, ask yourself: 'Have I empowered my team with enough information to do a good job?'”

In this episode, learn the drives behind why people act the way they do. These powerful lessons will help you in negotiations, personal relationships, and in getting a broader understanding of why you act the way you do in your own life. While gaining a better understanding of how people think, consider this:

“We all want to be in control of ourselves, our environment, our thoughts, our body, our day, our work, our lives. As soon as you yank that from someone, they get scared or freak out. Control is the footing of all of our psychology. And once you understand this about yourself and others, it’s so much easier to understand why we freak out or feel uncertain. So give yourself and others the feeling of control and everyone will act with much more confidence and conviction.”

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Brendon Burchard is the world’s leading high performance coach and one of the most-watched, quoted and followed personal development trainers in history. He is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author and in the Top 100 Most Followed Public Figures on Facebook, with over 10 million fans across his pages. O, The Oprah Magazine, and Success Magazine have both named him one of the most influential leaders in personal growth and achievement.

Brendon's videos have been viewed more than 200 million times, and 2 million students have completed his personal development online courses and video series. He's created 13 blockbuster online courses, including the most popular motivation, confidence, and habits online video courses of all time. For these results, Success Magazine featured him on its cover, and named him “one of the most successful online trainers in history.”

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