Living The Good Life: Dr. Robert Waldinger

The factors that contribute to a happy and healthy life are not a mystery—despite how we often feel. Psychiatrist and lead author of the book The Good Life: Lessons from the World's Largest Scientific Study of Happiness, Dr. Bob Waldinger, shares a few key findings from the study that has been ongoing for 85 years. One of the key findings is that the quality of relationships is the strongest predictor of happiness and health, even more so than factors like cholesterol levels or blood pressure. Dr. Waldinger emphasize the importance of fostering warm and connected relationships, both in personal and professional settings. He also discusses the prevalence of loneliness and the need for curiosity and generosity in building relationships. Waldinger advises taking small risks and finding ways to be present in the moment as a means of improving social connections.

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Scott Miller

Scott Miller is a 25-year associate of FranklinCovey and serves as Senior Advisor, Thought Leadership. Scott hosts the world’s largest and fastest-growing podcast/newsletter devoted to leadership development, On Leadership. Additionally, Scott is the author of the multi-week Amazon #1 New Releases, Master Mentors: 30 Transformative Insights From Our Greatest Minds, Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow, and the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Everyone Deserves a Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and three sons.

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