Supporting You to Thrive and Flourish with Dr. Trudy Meehan PhD

Dr. Trudy Meehan PhD is a positive health lecturer and psychologist based at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In this episode, she puts me in the Doctor’s Chair to ask me some questions about self-development and my new Self-Development Club.

Today, I talk about my Self-Development Club, explaining what started it, what it is, and why it’s needed. I explain why pursuing health out of fear isn’t effective, citing an old African proverb. I talk about who my club is for, and I note that, just like a sailboat in the middle of the ocean, you’ll find yourself in a completely different place if you shift just one degree. I note that the past is fixed and explain why that’s okay, and I talk about what it means to learn by doing

“Fear is not a good motivator of long-term change. People need to be inspired and supported to make long-term changes for themselves.”
– Dr Mark Rowe

This week on In the Doctor’s Chair

  • The Self-Development Club
  • Why fear isn’t a good motivator
  • Why you don’t need to turn around completely to improve yourself
  • Learning by doing

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