Episode 13

Ruth Gotian: What we can learn from the super successful

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Think of your favourite role model, superstar, elite professional. It may be somebody who’s won a Nobel Prize, won an Olympic gold or flown to the moon. What can you, we, learn from them? Surely they’re out of our league, in a different stratosphere, literally in some cases?

Not so, we can actually learn a lot. They share similar mindsets and practices that helped get them there. When you hear the four elements you might think they’re common sense. And they are. But doing them, all of them, consistently, day in, day out, takes real dedication and skill.

My guest, Dr Ruth Gotian, has been studying these superstars for decades and has been taking her own medicine, becoming a recognised expert speaker, coach, educator and now author of the book Success Factor — Developing the Mindset and Skill Set for Peak Business Performance. This episode is packed full of tips, lessons and anecdotes from Ruth.

The best bits of these conversations are captured in my newsletter Flashes+Sparks.

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“It’s not about collecting the accolades. It’s leaving this world better than we found it.”

Dr Ruth Gotian, speaker, coach, educator & author

VIEW RUNNING ORDER

03.15 The backstory to Ruth’s interest and research.
05.12 Four things high achievers do.
08.49 The importance of goals.
10.13 Intrinsic motivation.
13.40 How to avoid coming across as self-absorbed.
15.47 Managing the other side of peak performance.
19.10 The vicissitudes of life.
22.23 Paying it forward.
24.11 Landing the interviews with these superstars.
26.03 How Ruth felt immediately after these conversations.
26.49 What and whom surprised Ruth the most.
28.58 Sustaining herself in her quest.
Andy Woodfield: Coming out as your best self

Andy Woodfield: Coming out as your best self

Bruce Daisley: Drawing strength from others

Bruce Daisley: Drawing strength from others

Gena Cox: Building inclusive organisations

Gena Cox: Building inclusive organisations

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic: Supercharging human performance

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic: Supercharging human performance

Laura Vanderkam: Making time for what matters

Laura Vanderkam: Making time for what matters

Amy Gallo: Working with difficult people

Amy Gallo: Working with difficult people

Paul Polman: Creating companies that give more than they take

Paul Polman: Creating companies that give more than they take

Jim Detert: Cultivating your courage

Jim Detert: Cultivating your courage

Andrea Olson: Truly understanding your customers

Andrea Olson: Truly understanding your customers

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