Maya Shankar ON: How to Embrace Change Gracefully & Find Purpose in Difficult Times by iHeartPodcasts

Maya Shankar ON: How to Embrace Change Gracefully & Find Purpose in Difficult Times

from On Purpose with Jay Shetty

by iHeartPodcasts

Published: Mon Nov 01 2021

Show Notes

Maya Shankar sits down with Jay Shetty to talk about taking lessons from other people’s stories. While it is easy to inspire people to change when you have the tools and right environment to inspire them, it’s difficult to change a person’s mind. This is because our mind sticks to our own reality, it believes the circumstances that we are in, and it associates with the community that we belong to.

Maya is currently the Senior Director of Behavioral Economics at Google and is the Creator, Host, and Executive Producer of “A Slight Change of Plans”, a podcast with Pushkin Industries. Maya previously served as a Senior Advisor in the Obama White House, where she founded and served as Chair of the White House's Behavioral Science Team. In 2016,she served as the first Behavioral Science Advisor to the United Nations under Ban Ki-moon.

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What We Discuss:

  • Intro
  • The passion to learn and play the violin
  • Attach yourself to the traits of something
  • “The biggest challenge one faces is growing into themselves.”
  • A trait you didn’t always have but learned over time
  • Disparities between gender
  • Growing up in an Indian household
  • If they don’t agree with you, you become a threat to their values
  • Set up the right environment so people can experience it themselves
  • Using behavioral change insights to motivate yourself
  • Sustained behavioral change can be difficult
  • A reminder for a new beginning and a fresh start
  • When you create a role you love to play
  • Why start A Slight Change of Plans podcast?
  • An interview with a cancer patient
  • An interview with Morgan who joined the police force
  • Maya on Final Five
  • How do people find a good mentor

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