Being driven can feel like a blessing and a curse. Accomplishments are many, relationships are challenging… Dr. Doug Brackmann reveals how to thrive as a Type A personality.
Being a Type A personality, or being driven, can be a blessing and a curse. A-types are often in motion and accomplishing a lot, which is why they could be deemed the hunter type. Accomplishing is great but they can have a hard time relaxing and deep connection in relationships can be challenging because they are always working on their next goal or vision.
Dr. Doug Brackmann, psychologist and author of Driven, spent many years challenged by the cultural norms, that fit more for farmer types than hunter types. He has been studying human behavior and performance and deeply understands the struggles A-types face, from burnout to addiction to a sense of inadequacy or lack of self-worth.
In our illuminating conversation we discussed…
- What it means to be driven and how you can make the world work for you
- How meditation + shooting can help you discover who you really are
- The Farmer vs Hunter personalities (this led to an epiphany about my marriage)
- The gift and curse of being driven
- Ancient Buddhist Wisdom
Doug is a powerful example of someone who has made his type work for him. His story will speak to you if you’ve spent your life being driven!
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Dr. Doug Brackmann is a distinguished psychologist, author of Driven: Understanding and Harnessing the Genetic Gifts Shared by Entrepreneurs, Navy SEALs, Pro Athletes, and Maybe YOU and creator of the Driven Assessment and Shooting Meditation. With dual PhDs in Psychology, Douglas Brackmann specializes in practices that hone in on the genetic gifts of roughly 10% of the population. Dr. Doug has spent his entire career working with top performers to help them overcome their limiting beliefs, stop their cycle of shame, and achieve the ultimate personal and professional successes. He has now turned his sights on developing content, tools, and even a Driven community to empower Driven people everywhere to end self-sabotage and live the life they’ve always wanted.
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