How to Live Fully Charged! The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work & Life!

Discover How To Live A Fully Charged Life With Tom Rath – One of the Most Successful Researchers & Authors On Human Performance, Potential, Success & Happiness In & Out of the Workplace

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Do you ever wish you could have more in life, more energy, more happiness, more health or more fulfillment?

Well if so, do we have the show for you!

Today we’ll be talking with researcher and ultra-best-selling author, Tom Rath who has sold over 6 million copies of his books, including the 2013 #1 best selling book on amazon for the year, StrengthsFinder 2.0, and the book and documentary we’ll be talking about today, Fully Charged.

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Today we’ll talk about what it means to live a fully charged life, and how we can find greater energy, more positive interactions and greater meaning in our lives.

Plus, we’ll talk about standing desks, sleeping more, taking frequent breaks, hiding our cell phones the importance of being 80% happy, and why your friends’ friends’ friends may be changing your life without you even knowing it. That, plus why Thomas Jefferson’s pursuit of happiness may have been plain wrong.


Key Topics:

  • How Don Clifton helped encourage Tom’s writing and helped Tom discover his strengths
  • The importance of helping others to discover their own talents
  • How Tom has been living with cancer since he was 16
  • How cancer has helped Tom live a full life
  • What does it mean to live fully charged?
  • How to live a more pro-active vs. reactive life
  • Why sleep is the most underestimated investment we can make in ourselves
  • Why the surgeon general recommends 8 to 8 ½ hours of sleep as “ammunition for the brain” for soldiers.
  • The story behind SALO in Minneapolis & their active workplace
  • Randy Pausch & Jeff Zaslow – headset on while riding bike for last months while battling cancer to get a book down
  • The book “Eat, Move, Sleep” &  journey from standard desk to a treadmill
  • What Dr. Michael Merzenich says about children’s minds and movement
  • Chuck Hillman and functional MRI’s and the brain, and how movement is a cognitive gain.
  • How to simplify health & the importance of small little choices
  • Why everything is a net gain or a net loss
  • Brian Wansink, Mindless Eating, and how we can build our willpower up.
  • Why the more steps away we put things, the less likely we are to go grab them.
  • The importance of making good choices early in the day
  • What are positive interactions vs. negative interactions
  • Why social relations are the #1 improver of your health & wellbeing
  • Why emotions travel faster than words & are much stronger
  • From John Gottmans marriage lab
  • Why bad emotions & interactions outweigh good
  • Why quick positive feelings don’t linger the same as feelings from a fight or flight reaction
  • How your habits and happiness affects a friend of a friend of a friend.
  • Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler studied 3 degrees of influence on people.
  • Why 80% positive is much better than 100% positive.
  • Why you don’t want to be insincerely happy, or make insincere positive comment (Barbara Frederickson did a study on this)
  • Why the mere presence of a cell phone can ruin a conversation or an interaction
  • Why we need to pursue meaning instead of pursuing happiness
  • Why it’s so important to understand how your passion makes a difference for others and why it’s so important (for life satisfaction) to pursue things that help others
  • Why experiences are so much more important that physical things
  • The deliberate practice study of 10,000 hours and what people MISS in that study
  • K Anders Ericsson
  • If you want to be focused, why you need to take frequent rest & recovery
  • Tim Walker who studied children in Finland & took 15 minute breaks per hour
  • The importance of giving and focusing on helping others
  • Adam Grant’s work on people in call centers


Tom Rath is an author and researcher who studies the role of human behavior in business, health, and well-being. His most recent work includes a feature-length documentary film, Fully Charged,
which explores the key elements of energizing one’s work and life through personal stories and interviews with the world’s leading social scientists.

Tom has written five New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers over the past decade, starting with the #1 New York Times bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? His book StrengthsFinder 2.0 was the top-selling book of 2013 worldwide on Amazon. Tom’s latest bestsellers are Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow, Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements, and Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes. In total, his books have sold more than 6 million copies and have made more than 300 appearances on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.

Tom serves as a senior scientist for Gallup, where he previously spent thirteen years leading the organization’s work on employee engagement, strengths, leadership, and well-being. He is also a scientific advisor to Welbe, a startup focused on wearable technology.

Tom holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania, where he is now a regular lecturer. Tom, his wife, Ashley, and their two children live in Arlington, Virginia.


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