IGN-8 Dr. Joachim de Posada: The Marshmallow Principle is Key to Career, Relationship, & Health Success

Whether you’re thinking about quitting your job to start a new business, improving your relationships, or optimizing your health, you might be wondering if there is some secret to succeeding.

There is no secret! But there are principles that work.

Dr. Joachim de Posada wrote several books that focus on one principle of success: The Marshmallow Principle. He discusses how to apply it to Life’s Big 3 so you can achieve the results that you’re after.

Specifically, in this episode you will learn:

  • Why the Marshmallow Principle is one of the most important principles for success
  • How the original Marshmallow studies correlate with the subjects’ current success status
  • How to become a marshmallow-resistor
  • How the Marshmallow Principle impacts your health
  • How to devise strategies based on your own psychology to be healthier
  • How to get yourself to exercise
  • About the Marshmallow Principle and where to focus your time and attention
  • How the Marshmallow Principle impacts our relationships
  • Winning relationships by delaying gratification—Wow!
  • Why Joachim will answer the phone when his daughter calls…even in the middle of a speech in front of thousands of people
  • How the power of consistency affects relationships
  • How the book, Don’t Eat the Marshmallow…Ever was rejected 21 times before being published and selling over 3 million copies

Favorite Quotes:

If it is to be, it is up to me.  -William H. Johnsen

 Links and resources mentioned in this episode:

      • Don’t Gobble the Marshmallow…Ever! 

      • Keep Your Eye on the Marshmallow

      • How to Survive Among Pirhanas

    • How to Win Friends and Influence People   -Dale Carnegie

    • Emotional Intelligence  -Daniel Goleman

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