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  • Jonathan Parker

025: Think Smart Not Hard - 52 Key Principles for Success and Happiness with Roy Huff

Roy Huff is a research scientist, author, and teacher who overcame the hardship of a family plagued by severe poverty and mental illness to earn 5 degrees, work with NASA, and achieve success. In this episode, Roy talks about his newest book, Think Smart Not Hard, and offers advice for overcoming failures, developing a positive mindset, and attaining personal happiness that will lead to professional success.

In Episode 22, I interviewed Dan O’Conner who is a high ranking Federal Law Enforcement Officer and Retired Marine Corps Officer. Among the many powerful insights that came from the interview, was this statement by Dan

"Anybody who tells you that your personal life does not affect your professional life is more than naive, they're ignorant. If you believe that your sickness and your health, your love and your relationships don't impact your behavior and performance at work, then your lack of emotional intelligence is so great that you're actually detrimental to the organization."

Roy covers several principles from his book that will help us improve our personal lives, including forgiveness and personal responsibility, and suggests that happiness often precedes success.

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