A REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH TO UNLOCKING
YOUR INNATE ABILITY TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN BUSINESS AND IN LIFE
Why do we constantly feel overwhelmed by stress, dissatisfied in our careers and relationships, and lacking in real purpose? Why do we seem to sabotage ourselves, hampering our productivity and success? The answer lies in our instincts . . .
In every area of life, from business to relationships to health, we act on outdated instincts that were built to help us survive a world ruled by scarcity and danger. But in today's world, those same instincts stop us from succeeding in the environment in which we actually live: a diverse world of abundant choices, and almost limitless connections.
Now evolutionary biologist Dr. Rebecca Heiss offers a new approach that harnesses the power of our instincts, and redirects them to work for us rather than against us. Dr. Heiss reveals the science behind our self-sabotaging behaviors, then provides simple, actionable techniques that can rebuild our instinctive minds.
Both practical and inspiring, Instinct is a roadmap that anyone can use to finally stop living on autopilot, improve productivity and happiness, and consciously craft a better life.
Praise for Instinct
"A read for all Spartans and leaders looking to break out of the ruts of their ancestral brain pathways and charge through the discomfort to success!"
—Joe De Sena, Founder & CEO of Spartan Race and New York Times bestselling author of Spartan Up!
“Finally, leaders have a way to better understand the biological reasons why they get stuck when trying to develop and improve certain leadership competencies related to Emotional Intelligence. This book is a missing piece for all leaders dedicated to the pursuit of increasing their performance and enhancing their lies.”
—Heather Anderson, International Speaker, Trainer and Coach Emotional Intelligence.
“A practical manual for the inquisitive learner who is evaluating ways to improve outcomes in relationships and increase productivity in business.”
—Harold Hughes, Founder & CEO of Bandwagon
“In Instinct, Dr. Heiss brings a biologist’s perspective to understanding human behaviors that psychologists have studied for years. Her novel approach shines a unique new light on learning how to lead more productive and fulfilling lives.”
—Dorothy W. Cantor, PsyD. Former President, American Psychological Association
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Table of Contents
1 Survival: Make Haste, Slowly 1
2 Sex: Redefining Roles, Leadership, and Responsibility 35
3 Variety: The Surprising Satisfaction of Less 79
4 Self-Deception: I Know You Are, But What Am I? 107
5 Belonging: Birds of a Feather Crush Competition Together 141
6 Fear of the Other: Why Strangers Still Signal Danger 179
7 Information Gathering: Staying Curious in the Clutter 207
Conclusion: Becoming Fearless 231