Instinct: Rewire Your Brain with Science-Backed Solutions to Increase Productivity and Achieve Success

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Kensington Publishing Corporation, Apr 27, 2021 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
Evolutionary biologist Rebecca Heiss reveals the science behind our self-sabotaging behaviors that undermine our productivity, success, and happiness: instincts developed hundreds of thousands of years ago that are devastatingly mismatched to our current environments--and offers simple, actionable techniques to redirect those instincts to work for us rather than against us.

A REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH TO UNLOCKING
YOUR INNATE ABILITY TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN BUSINESS AND IN LIFE


Why do we constantly feel overwhelmed by stress, dissatisfied in our careers and relationships, and lacking in real purpose? Why do we seem to sabotage ourselves, hampering our productivity and success? The answer lies in our instincts . . .

In every area of life, from business to relationships to health, we act on outdated instincts that were built to help us survive a world ruled by scarcity and danger. But in today's world, those same instincts stop us from succeeding in the environment in which we actually live: a diverse world of abundant choices, and almost limitless connections.

Now evolutionary biologist Dr. Rebecca Heiss offers a new approach that harnesses the power of our instincts, and redirects them to work for us rather than against us. Dr. Heiss reveals the science behind our self-sabotaging behaviors, then provides simple, actionable techniques that can rebuild our instinctive minds.

Both practical and inspiring, Instinct is a roadmap that anyone can use to finally stop living on autopilot, improve productivity and happiness, and consciously craft a better life.

Praise for Instinct

A read for all Spartans and leaders looking to break out of the ruts of their ancestral brain pathways and charge through the discomfort to success!
--Joe De Sena, Founder & CEO of Spartan Race and New York Times bestselling author of Spartan Up!


"Finally, leaders have a way to better understand the biological reasons why they get stuck when trying to develop and improve certain leadership competencies related to Emotional Intelligence. This book is a missing piece for all leaders dedicated to the pursuit of increasing their performance and enhancing their lies."
--Heather Anderson, International Speaker, Trainer and Coach Emotional Intelligence.

"A practical manual for the inquisitive learner who is evaluating ways to improve outcomes in relationships and increase productivity in business."
--Harold Hughes, Founder & CEO of Bandwagon

"In Instinct, Dr. Heiss brings a biologist's perspective to understanding human behaviors that psychologists have studied for years. Her novel approach shines a unique new light on learning how to lead more productive and fulfilling lives."
--Dorothy W. Cantor, PsyD. Former President, American Psychological Association

 

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Contents

Make Haste Slowly
1
Redefining Roles Leadership
35
The Surprising Satisfaction of Less
79
I Know You Are But What
107
Birds of a Feather Crush
141
Why Strangers Still
179
Staying Curious
207
Becoming Fearless
231
Sources
241
Acknowledgments
265
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JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 385 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, Dog Diaries, Treasure Hunters and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past thirteen years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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