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226: Dr. Anna Akbari: Startup Your Life – How To Hustle & Hack Your Way To Happiness


 Brief Bio:

Dr. Anna Akbari is a sociologist, entrepreneur, innovation consultant, and writer. She is a former professor in the department of Media, Culture, and Communication and the department of Art and Art Professions at New York University, as well as the Art and Design History and Theory department at Parsons The New School for Design. Her research focuses on visual and virtual self-presentation, technology and human intersects, dating and interpersonal relationships, and happiness and well-being.

Akbari is the founder of Sociology of Style, which takes an intelligent approach to image and well-being and offers holistic image consulting and life coaching services. She also created the Sociology of TV, which offers videos and white papers on the social significance of television media in public spaces.

A prominent thought leader, she is a frequent guest and writer for such outlets as TED, CNN, The Atlantic, DailyWorth, The Bulletproof Executive, Huffington Post, and the Financial Times, as well as a keynote speaker and lecturer at universities, professional conferences, and corporate events.

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • 3 Powerful habits to optimize your life (10:14)
  • Why positive thinking is not enough (11:18)
  • How to embrace failure in order to become successful (12:50)
  • Why the biggest risk is not taking one (15:00)
  • Why age is really just a number when it comes to success (31:30)
  • 3 Tips for a lasting, loving relationship (33:01)
  • Why do so many people hate their jobs (18:56)
  • The importance of play in our adult life (16:45)
  • Why instant gratification doesn’t create lasting happiness (27:23)
  • 5 things you can learn from pick-up artists (38:50)

 

Resources:

Book: Startup Your Life: Hustle and Hack Your Way to Happiness

 

Connect with Anna: 

Website 

Twitter

 

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Ted Ryce
Ted Ryce
Ted Ryce is a high-performance coach, world-class fitness trainer, and a longevity evangelist. A leading fitness professional for over 20 years in the Miami Beach area, who has worked with celebrities like Sir Richard Branson, Rick Martin, Robert Downey, Jr., and dozens of CEOs of multimillion-dollar companies. In addition to his fitness career, Ryce is the host of the top-rated podcast called Legendary Life, which helps men and women reclaim their health, and create the body and life they deserve.

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