Not reaching your goals? Barbara Oakley teaches us the mindset techniques we need in order to reach them. Listen in now and find out what they are.In this episode of FEAR NOT, Professor of Engineering at Oakland University Barbara Oakley teaches us mindset techniques we can use to make changes in our lives and to achieve our goals. Listen into this conversation and you will learn:
- Stop looking at the end result, focus on creating a system for success.
- The system you create is what works to get you to the goal.
- Break your goal down into small steps to bridge where you are now, to where you want to go.
- Taking consistent small steps will do more then you ever thought possible.
- Take it slow, give it time and practice – this will create shocking change in your life.
Barbara Oakley, PhD, PE is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; the Ramón y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital Learning at McMaster University; and Coursera’s inaugural “Innovation Instructor.” Her work focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. The Wall Street Journal has described Barbara’s research as “revolutionary.”. she has published in outlets as varied as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.
She has won numerous teaching awards, including the American Society of Engineering Education’s Chester F. Carlson Award for technical innovation in engineering education. Together with Terrence Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute, she co-teaches Coursera – UC San Diego’s “Learning How to Learn,” the world’s most popular massive open online course. Her book A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra), (Penguin, 2014) is a New York Times best-selling science book. Her upcoming book Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential debuts from Penguin on April 18th, 2017.
Barbara has also adventured widely through her lifetime. She rose from the ranks of Private to Captain in the U.S. Army. The US Army also recognized her as a Distinguished Military Scholar. She also worked as a communications expert at the South Pole Station in Antarctica, and has served as a Russian translator on board Soviet trawlers on the Bering Sea.
Finally, Barbara is an elected Fellow by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
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