The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

The Science of Identity, Believing in Yourself & Setting Goals w/Katy Milkman Part 1 EP 1151



Today's guest is Katy Milkman, who is an award-winning behavioral scientist and Professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She hosts the popular behavioral economics podcast Choiceology, and is the co-founder and co-director of The Behavior Change for Good Initiative. Her research is regularly featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and NPR. And in this interview Lewis and Katy get to dive into some of the research for her new book, How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.This was such a powerful and enlightening conversation that we had to split it up in 2 parts!In this first episode Lewis and Katy discuss the biggest internal barriers holding you back from changing your life, how our sense of identity helps and hurts us, what science says about how to believe in yourself more, why setting big goals is actually hurting your ability to succeed, what “Commitment Devices” are and how they lead you to a better life, and so much more!F