Sunday, April 02, 2006

Dr. John Schinnerer, host of Guide To Self radio, speaks with Jamie Ford in New Zealand. Jamie is the founder of the Foresight Institute, which supplies the Optimism test designed by Dr. Martin Seligman. Jamie’s company tests folks for how optimistic they are and then provides workshops to make pessimists more optimistic.

At the center of pessimism is another trait, learned helplessness. Helplessness occurs when you believe that nothing you do affects what happens to you. It’s sort of the opposite of free will. It’s like 'No Will.' Pessimism and helplessness may even lie at the heart of

Your level of optimism affects your performance in the workplace, in sports, and at home. Included in this show is an exercise to help you boost your optimism.

Guide To Self radio can be heard on KDIA 1640 AM at 2 pm and 5 pm every Monday - Friday in the San Francisco Bay Area.

More info is available on Dr. John and Guide To Self at (925) 944-3440

Guide To Self is sponsored in part by Infinet Assessment.
Duration:29 minutes, 20 seconds

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