28. Volume: Dr Mark Goulston: The Smile Epidemic

The world is rife with doom and gloom. Just switching on the TV or tuning into any social media feed you’ll see that there’s a blatant trend of negativity. What if we all made the effort to make this world a happier place? It starts with the simple question, “what made you smile today?” 

This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship,

a highly produced audio documentary style, revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions.

If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you.

Dr. Mark Goulston is one of a kind.

He is best known for his 30+ years of experience as an interventional psychiatrist, trainer of FBI and police hostage negotiators and crisis specialist. Then add on his 15+ years of executive coaching and advising and it uniquely puts Mark in a position to help executives and decision-makers deal with risky situations while keeping them grounded in their heartfelt values. 

Today, Dr. Goulston moves between multiple avenues. He utilises not only his medical and entrepreneurial background but his speaking and writing talents as well.  His book, Just Listen, ranked #1 in six Amazon/Kindle categories and became the basis of a 2010 PBS special. That’s pretty amazing.

Forever active within the psychiatric community, Mark regularly puts pen to paper for the likes of Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Fast Company, the Business Insider and the Harvard Business Review

Mark has been a familiar face on Oprah, The Today Show, The Phil Donahue Show, CNN, TEDx and hosted a PBS pledge drive special. You can also hear his dulcet tones on his own podcast “My Wakeup Call.”

In this volume, Ronsley explores the reason why Mark took two non-consecutive medical leaves of absence before eventually completing his MD degree in 1976. They also deconstruct the power of smiling and why you should be following the new #WMYST movement. 

Also in this volume, “The Smile Epidemic”
  • Why Mark holds so much stock in the power of noticing people
  • How compassion can move someone towards success
  • Why Mark spoke the hard truth to a globally loved man on his deathbed
  • What made you smile today?
  • Why the little things are so important
  • The gift that keeps on giving
  • How suicide and despair are so tightly interlinked
Links and Resources:

Mark Goulston: Website

Mark Goulston: Books

Mark Goulston: Facebook

Dr. Goulston: Linked In

‘My Wakeup Call’ Podcast

Volume 02. Dr. Sherry Walling: The Truth About Burnout

 The Power of Believing in Others: TEDx: Paul Castagno

Article – Reasons You’re Not As Happy As You Should Be

What Made You Smile Today?: TEDx: Mark Goulston

Article: Emory University: Giving Your Gifts 

Why people kill themselves (and others) — Part 1 (of 8) 

WISN 12 News:Chief medical examiner fears coronavirus will lead to more homicides and suicides: YouTube

Volume 18: UJ Ramdas: Knowing What You Really, Really, Really Want

LinkedIn: #WMYST

Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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