Friday Nov 10, 2023

Rodney Luster: Hope — Unleashing the Power of Goals and Pathways | Sero Boost #39

Hope has far more power than meets the eye. It isn’t just aimless wishful thinking, but a dynamic force that can propel us towards our goals when harnessed correctly.

On this week's episode of Sero Boost: The Happiness Science Insights Podcast, your host Lu Ngo is catching up with Dr. Rodney Luster, the Senior Director of Research Strategy, Innovation, and Development for the College of Doctoral Studies, at Phoenix University. Together, they're exploring the incredible impact of hope and how to make the most of it.

Dr. Rodney isn't just a multitasker; he's a seasoned pro in higher education, business, and healthcare, bringing over two decades of teaching experience to the table. When he's not leading the charge at the Center for Leadership Studies and Organizational Research, he's breaking down addiction barriers in research articles and tackling fear in his upcoming book. And let's not forget his passion project, Inspirethought, where he helps people overcome life's challenges.

In this episode, Dr. Rodney breaks down the concept of “pathway thinking” and its role in strengthening hope during tough times. Join Lu and Dr. Rodney as they chat about the principles of hope theory and how it can be a game-changer for mental health and stress-related challenges. Dr. Rodney also shares some wisdom on how having hopeful goals can be your secret weapon against life's twists and turns.

Tune in this week for a dose of hope and inspiration—and more importantly, advice on how to strategically channel your hope for your future.

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