WellnessCast™ Conversation with Dr. Christine Carter, Sociologist, and Author of The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less
Like a major league baseball player hitting home runs, our sweet spot is “where we have the greatest power and the greatest ease,” says Dr. Christine Carter, sociologist, and author of The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less. Join Stanford Law Professor Joe Bankman and Sarah Weinstein, a lawyer and psychotherapist, for a candid conversation with Dr. Carter about her personal journey to write The Sweet Spot. Drawing on the latest scientific research on positivity, productivity, and elite performance, the book includes useful techniques for harnessing professional power and personal happiness with greater ease. On the podcast, in addition to talking about several of these techniques, Dr. Carter offers a hard emotional moment about her struggles with “people-pleasing,” and shares an experience of having “hospital fantasies” during a particularly exhausting time in her life. We end by reviewing the wellness technique from last month and Dr. Carter’s personal favorite — a “massive game changer” — for her own career.
Dr. Christine Carter, PhD, is a sociologist and Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. She is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less (2015) and Raising Happiness (2011). After receiving her B.A. from Dartmouth College, where she was a Senior Fellow, Dr. Carter worked in marketing management and school administration, going on to receive her Ph.D. in sociology from UC Berkeley.
- Dr. Christine Carter, PhD, http://www.christinecarter.com
- The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less, Dr. Christine Carter (2015)