David and Stephen Flynn
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David and Stephen Flynn

The Happy Pear Podcast

Join us in this week’s captivating conversation with Arthur C. Brooks, a distinguished scholar, bestselling author, and influential columnist, Brooks teaches courses on leadership, happiness, and social entrepreneurship. As a columnist at The Atlantic, his popular weekly “How to Build a Life” column provides profound insights into the pursuit of a meaningful existence.

Episode 154

With an inspiring academic background, Arthur C. Brooks is renowned as the author of 13 books, including the 2023 #1 New York Times bestseller, “Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier,” co-authored with the iconic Oprah Winfrey. His 2022 #1 New York Times bestseller, “From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life,” reflects his commitment to exploring pathways to success and fulfillment. Beyond his written contributions, Brooks is a sought-after speaker on the global stage, addressing audiences on the subject of human happiness. His efforts extend to raising well-being within private companies, universities, public agencies, and community organizations.

Main Topics of Covered:

  • The Pursuit of Happiness: Explore the principles outlined in “Build the Life You Want” as Arthur Brooks shares insights on genuine happiness and fulfillment.
  • Building a Meaningful Life: Gain valuable perspectives on purpose and meaning, with practical advice on aligning one’s life with personal values.
  • Oprah Winfrey Collaboration: Delve into the dynamics of collaboration between Arthur Brooks and Oprah Winfrey, understanding how their unique perspectives enrich the book.
  • Economics of Happiness: Understand the intersection of economics and happiness as Brooks shares expertise, offering a fresh perspective on wealth and well-being.
  • Overcoming Challenges: Uncover strategies for overcoming challenges on the journey to building the desired life, with actionable insights from Brooks.
  • Practical Takeaways: Conclude the episode with actionable tips and takeaways, empowering listeners to initiate positive change in their lives immediately.

Join us and Arthur Brooks on an enlightening journey toward building the life you desire. This episode is full of wisdom, inspiration, and practical advice, inviting you to embrace a more fulfilling and purpose-driven existence.

Dave & Steve


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