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The DTPHD Podcast by David Tian, Ph.D.

Jan 4, 2018

Join David Tian on the “DTPHD Podcast” as we explore deep questions of meaning, success, truth, love, and the good life.

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For over a decade, David Tian, Ph.D., has helped hundreds of thousands of people from over 87 countries find happiness, success, and fulfillment in their social, professional, and love lives. His presentations - whether keynotes, seminars, or workshops - leave clients with insights into their behavior, psychology, and keys to their empowerment. His training methodologies are the result of over a decade of coaching and education of thousands of students around the world. Join him on the “DTPHD Podcast” as he explores deep questions of meaning, success, truth, love, and the good life. Subscribe now.

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HENRY CHONG is our special guest speaker on this episode. Henry is Director of Fusang Capital, a fund management company that manages the assets of multi-family offices. He is also a Director at the Portcullis Group, Asia’s biggest independent group of trust companies, providing comprehensive wealth administration to high-net-worth individuals, providing a one-stop shop for corporate, trustee, and fund administration services to individuals, family offices, philanthropies, private banks, and investment managers. Henry is a graduate of Oxford University with a B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy Politics & Economics and is a founder of the Oxford Economics Society. He also holds a M.Sc. in Behavioral Science from the London School of Economics and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSC). He will be sharing with us from his deep insights in behavioral economics, finance, health, and psychology.

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Show Notes:

1:35 The long-term psychological effects of being hard on yourself to get results

4:21 What actually happens when you force yourself to do what you don’t feel like doing

5:17 The two main types of motivation. If you rely on the wrong kind of motivation, you’ll suffer the consequences in your mind and body

7:01 The correct way to approach the “grind and hustle” philosophy

10:33 How are we treating ourselves like whipped slaves

11:17 What’s the best motivator of all?

12:07 When grit is never enough

13:27 Why we all have parts within ourselves that are at war

14:31 What are the best uses of pain for your mental health and well-being?

16:19 The key difference between pain and suffering

20:01 What’s the one requirement for happiness and fulfillment?

32:47 How a neurotic personality is created and why so many people are neurotic

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