motivation

Coaching Pro Tips

A good coach understands individual differences, goals, and needs and helps people not only achieve what they want for themselves but to pursue the potential they have that they may not even see. We wrap up our Two Guys on Your Head series on coaching with a few psychological pro tips from Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke.

Running

The Typewriter Rodeo takes requests — and this one came from a Texas Standard listener training for a marathon.

Thinking Vs. Doing

When we are ready to get something done we’re in “doing” mode, and when we are contemplating what we want to do we are in “thinking” mode. This seems easy enough to understand. So why do we rush into making decisions that don’t turn out to be so great? Or why do we sit on our heels when we should be getting things done?

In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how we can optimize our motivational modes for more effective, and rational decision making.

Fear and Motivation

When we are afraid we typically act! We run away, we shout, we lash out, we do. Fear is a great motivator, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, there is a downside to acting out of fear alone.

Hope and Motivation

Does hope actually motivate us to change? A listener sent in this question and we thought we would explore the answer.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how effective hope is when we want change.