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In this episode, Chris Hadnagy and Maxie Reynolds are joined by doctor, researcher and microblogger: Osama (Sam) Qurashi. Sam was in the medical field for 15 years until he decided to travel the world and learn about unorthodox forms of psychology from experts in widely varied fields. Find out what Sam learned from these “masters of the mind” and understand how you can apply these lessons in your daily life.
00:32 – Introduction to Dr. Osama (Sam) Qurashi
02:20 – Upcoming events and book release
04:09 – How Sam went from psychiatric resident to academic globetrotter in search of “masters of the mind”
09:30 – What Sam learned from The Joke Doctor
11:30 – What Sam learned from The Tea Master
16:00 – Mistakes - The two schools of thought
18:09 – How monkeys and coconuts can help us understand acceptance
20:00 – Linguistic psychology and how emotions are conveyed in Japanese
23:32 – How you can form habits by staying small
25:57 – What The Iceman and The Horse Whisperer can teach us about resistance and force
29:11 – Sam's plan for sharing the knowledge he has acquired
31:59 – What Sam learned from The Pickpocket
36:59 – Why many people fail when trying something new
38:11 – In order to learn something new, you must be able to accept temporary incompetence
39:17 – Avoiding failure is the same as avoiding success
41:39 – How you can improve your self-image by changing your peers
44:19 – What Sam learned from the samurai
46:08 – Sam's book recommendations
48:43 – Sam's contact info
50:12 – Conclusion
51:57 – Big podcast announcement!