David and Stephen Flynn
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David and Stephen Flynn

The Happy Pear Podcast

This week’s conversation is with Ian Robertson, acclaimed author of “How Confidence Works: The New Science of Self-Belief.” With a distinguished background as a psychologist, neuroscientist, and author, Ian brings a wealth of expertise to unravel the mysteries of confidence and self-belief.

Episode 159

Ian Robertson is a clinical psychologist
and neuroscientist with a unique ability
to apply his research to the pressures of everyday life. His latest best-selling book is How Confidence Works: The new science of self-belief (Penguin) and, like his previous books The Stress Test: How Pressure Can Make You Stronger and Sharper Mind Sculpture, The Mind’s Eye and The Winner Effect, has been translated into many languages. Currently Founding Director of the Global Brain Health Institute and Emeritus Professor at Trinity College Dublin, he is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading researchers in neuropsychology.

In this episode, Ian and The Happy Pear delve into various facets of self-belief, exploring the latest scientific insights that shape our confidence. 

Main topics covered:

  • Understanding the neural mechanisms behind confidence
  • Practical tips for boosting self-belief in everyday life
  • The impact of mindset on achieving personal and professional goals
  • Navigating the balance between self-assurance and humility
  • Insightful anecdotes and case studies illustrating the science in action

Tune in to gain profound insights into the psychology of confidence and discover practical strategies to enhance your self-belief. 

Lots of love,

Dave & Steve


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