Dr. Drew Pinsky

Why Disgust Is the Best Motivation

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At an early point in his secondary education, Dr. Drew Pinsky found himself debating whether he should become a doctor or an opera singer. Ultimately his true passion for helping others prevailed, making him one of the most recognizable names in medicine. Learn from the New York Times best-selling author, physician, opera singer, and civil servant as he goes deep into the philosophy behind the brain-body connection and addiction in this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu.


Dr. Drew Pinsky and Tom Bilyeu

“Real happiness is about leading a good life, leading a certain kind of life, engaged life in the world.” —Dr. Drew Pinsky


SHOW NOTES

Dr. Drew recalls being a workaholic and talks about why medicine is not fun today. [2:53]

Tom and Dr. Drew dig into the philosophy behind helping other people. [5:54]

Dr. Drew goes deep on the brain/body connection and the concept of embeddedness. [10:14]

Tom and Dr. Drew discuss the inception of self. [14:18]

Dr. Drew talks about constructing a sense of self as an adult. [18:17]

Dr. Drew explains why disgust is a powerful motivator. [23:02]

Dr. Drew unravels the necessity and power of myth. [28:35]

Tom and Dr. Drew discuss cultivating a mythological landscape through community. [31:20]

Dr. Drew describes how to leverage other people to make a conscious personal change. [34:34]

Dr. Drew performs an impromptu operatic solo. [36:00]

Dr. Drew talks about finding his path and how he stopped fighting a career in medicine. [36:40]

Tom and Dr. Drew talk over subjective happiness and what it means to lead a good life. [41:54]

Dr. Drew expounds on how to increase skill (techne) and wisdom (phronesis). [45:26]

Dr. Drew defines the impact that he wants to have on the world. [48:01]

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Loveline – [0:55]

Heal – http://bit.ly/2lJT7Dq [4:33]

 

TERMINOLOGY

Vagus nerve – http://bit.ly/2qg6iyq [12:04]

Eudaimonic happiness – http://bit.ly/2qgaHRQ [7:10]

Techne, Phronesis – http://bit.ly/2l0acan [8:33], [8:39]

 

PEOPLE

Martin Heidegger – http://bit.ly/2qdtDT2 [8:02]

Steven Porges – http://bit.ly/2pI5Jwg [11:56]

Wes Chapman – http://bit.ly/2pIr9ID [27:52]

Dr. Allan Schore – http://bit.ly/2r3K8SE [39:10]

 

BOOKS

The Mirror Effect – http://amzn.to/2qcxNLb [2:02]

Cracked: Life on the Edge in a Rehab Clinic – http://amzn.to/2qcxNLb [2:03]

Change or die – http://amzn.to/2pv54lq [19:17]

The Power of Myth – http://amzn.to/2rcbALf [29:11]

Candide – http://bit.ly/2qgfIKg [44:45]

Epic of Gilgamesh – http://bit.ly/2r3KyIV [44:56]

 

FOLLOW DR. DREW

WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/2qgazBH

TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2pISjz8

INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/2pIHDRR

FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2qg6PQQ

PODCAST: http://apple.co/2adyhqQ

 

BOOKS

The Mirror Effect – http://amzn.to/2rk2485 [2:02]

Cracked: Life on the Edge in a Rehab Clinic – http://amzn.to/2pOH6hu [2:03]

Change or die – http://amzn.to/2qL82Cz [19:17]

The Power of Myth – http://amzn.to/2qKX1RK [29:11]

Candide by Voltaire – http://amzn.to/2raxsJJ [44:45]

Epic of Gilgamesh – http://amzn.to/2ranyHY [44:56]

 

FOLLOW DR. DREW

WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/2qgazBH

TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2pISjz8

INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/2pIHDRR

FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2qg6PQQ

PODCAST: http://apple.co/2adyhqQ

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