How to Get Unstuck (a scientific take) | Adam Alter

Adam Alter

Have you ever felt stuck in any part of your life? Trapped in a soul-sucking job, an unfulfilling relationship, a health, fitness or performance plateau, or a creative rut? What if there was a way to tap scientifically-validated principles to get unstuck, break free from the invisible forces holding you back and unleash your full potential? What if you could literally engineer breakthroughs?

Turns out, you can. Once you understand many of the hidden dynamics that keep us stuck, and how to move through them. Our guest, today, on our journey to getting unstuck, is Adam Alter, a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business, New York Times bestselling author, and a true expert in the realm of human behavior. Adam was voted professor of the year at NYU’s Stern School of Business and landed on the Poets and Quants 40 Best Professors Under 40 list. His latest book is Anatomy of a Breakthrough: How to Get Unstuck When It Matters Most.

Today, we explore the transformative insights and strategies that can help you break free from the thoughts, habits, and circumstances that keep you feeling stuck, and prevent you from reaching your full potential. And, this isn’t just about pop psychology, Adam shares a range of incredible research on how to go from stuck to in-motion, along with tools like the friction audit, and strategies like chunking the middle in order to get you to your next big breakthrough. 

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