Science of Success Podcast – Moving Through Setbacks

The Science of Success

Do you want to understand more about your own thoughts and motivations? Do you wish you had a better understanding of what motivates other people and drives their decisions? Has psychology always fascinated you, but you’ve been missing a way to apply those lessons practically in your day-to-day life?

The Science of Success is my new podcast and I have teamed up with to explore the mindset of success, the psychology of performance, and how to get the most out of your daily life.

With gripping examples, concrete explanations of psychological research, interviews with scientists and experts, and practical ways to apply these lessons in your own life, the Science of Success is a must listen for anyone interested in growth, learning, personal development, and psychology.

On this episode of “The Science of Success”, I delve into the debilitating affect of setbacks. You’ve got a goal. You’re working towards it, then BOOM: Something gets in your way. What do you do? Do you give up and try something else? Or do you brush yourself off and keep moving forward?

How you answer this question could make all the difference.

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Matt Bodnar

Matt loves to focus on making deals and big picture strategy. He sets out each day to give more than he takes from every interaction and produce as much value as possible for his partners and the people he works with. As a partner at Fresh Hospitality Matt invests in and operates businesses across the restaurant value chain including agriculture, production, retail distribution, real estate, technology and restaurant operations. Matt previously worked as an import/export consultant in Nanjing, China and spent several years on the Interest Rates Desk at Goldman Sachs before returning to his family roots in Nashville.

2 thoughts on “Science of Success Podcast – Moving Through Setbacks

  1. Hi Matt,
    I’ve recently started listening to your podcast ‘The science of success’ and I really enjoy the episodes.
    The podcast is incredibly fascinating and it has helped me change my way of thinking.
    I especially liked the series of podcasts titled ‘weapons of influence’.
    However, the examples given were all related to men, e.g. taller men tend to be more successful, more perceived as an authority. Likewise men wearing a suit. What I would be interested in is how true this is for women.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Take care,

  2. Caroline,

    Thanks for reaching out and thank you for the kind feedback.

    In terms of the specific examples you’re referencing it seems like they are mostly around the liking and authority biases.

    Much of the research I referenced is from the 50s, 60s, and 70s and so there weren’t many (or any that I can recall) examples specifically about how liking/authority apply to women.

    But don’t despair, that doesn’t mean there aren’t many lessons you can take from the research and apply to women.

    For starters, read this comment where I discussed with Richard how to take something like the Authority bias and apply it in a broader context than just “wearing a suit” – this will help you think about contexts that women can apply the authority bias in effective ways (for example a woman in a white doctor’s coat certainly conveys authority in certain contexts):

    In the context of the liking bias and physical attractiveness (taller men etc) – the same parallels can be drawn for women – in fact a cursory look at the wikipedia for Physical Attractiveness shows a number of factors that research (tying backing the idea of evolutionary psychology) shows men tend to find attractive in women (hip-to-waist ratios, leg-to-body ratios, and much more) – while height is still a factor, it may have different implications for women and different heights may matter differently.

    Of course, on the darker side of the equation – there are all kinds of biases that shade and shape individual’s perceptions of the people and the world around them, stereotypes, gender bias, etc – that may be a place to dig down and research more if you want to understand better how some of those biases may shape people’s perceptions of women.

    I hope this was helpful and I would love if you would take a few moments and write a review for the Podcast on iTunes.

    Thank you so much.


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