Hack Your Brain: The Psychology Behind Personal Development with Dr. Richard Shuster

Even the most successful individuals can struggle with living a balanced life, or lose sight of what really matters.

It’s only when adversity comes along that we are forced to look at life from a new perspective. That’s when we realize that there is more to life than the things we can hold in our hands.

When Dr. Richard Shuster was in his early 20’s, he was a “selfish, obnoxious, materialistic guy.” 

This all changed, however, when he was in a car accident and suffered severe injuries to his neck and spine. 

After making a full recovery, Dr. Richard realized that there was more to life than “things.” He has since dedicated his life to helping others become the best versions of themselves, and as a result, makes the world a better place.

Dr. Richard Shuster is a clinical psychologist, keynote speaker, CEO of a psychological assessment company,  renowned media expert, and the host of The Daily Helping with Dr. Richard Shuster: Food for the Brain, Knowledge from the experts, Tools to Win at Life which is regularly downloaded in over 100 countries. 

In this episode of the Rock Your Money, Rock Your Life podcast, Dr. Richard and I discuss how his near-death experience changed his life for the better, why your peer group is one of the most important things when it comes to self-improvement, and the psychology behind growing and improving as an individual.

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • What the P.O.W.E.R. model is and how it can accelerate your growth 
  • How to ‘hack’ your brain and force change
  • How the rapid change in technology affects everything we say and do 
  • And much more!

My mission is to help people become the best versions of themselves even if it’s of no direct benefit to me.

Topics Covered:

00:00 – Intro to Dr. Richard

01:07 – The P.O.W.E.R.S.

04:03 – Opportunities for growth

06:49 – Awareness

07:49 – Self-limiting labels

12:03 – The science of helping other people

14:14 – A near-death experience

21:04 – Focused energy: How to force change

27:40 – The rapid change with technology today

33:02 – Connect with Dr. Richard

34:06 – Be true to a mission

Key Takeaways

“It’s not just your ability to sell, it’s not just your ability to be a good leader. There are these other dimensions that are critical for success, and not just success in the workplace, but success in life.” – Dr. Richard Shuster

“If there is a part of you that you want to change, you better be really clear about the type of people who you’re surrounding yourself with because the information they give you, your brain is going to be working in overdrive to make sure that that permeates throughout your life.” – Dr. Richard Shuster

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