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Welcome to the StreetSmart Wisdom Podcast! In today’s episode, we have a special guest – Daniel Goleman, the OG (Original Goldman) of his field. We delve into his wisdom profile, exploring his background, career, and the driving forces behind his work.

Daniel takes us back to his humble beginnings in Stockton, California, sharing stories of his ideal childhood in a town that has unfortunately seen better days. From there, he takes us on a journey through his education, starting with his surprise acceptance into Amherst College and eventually pursuing a graduate degree at Harvard.

As a writer for The New York Times and Psychology Today, Daniel explains how his passion for writing and translating complex topics for a wide audience led him to these esteemed publications. We learn about his unique ability to cover psychology in a way that appealed to millions of readers, while still pleasing the experts in the field.

But what drives Daniel’s work? He reveals that his guiding principle is to make the world a better place. He sees emotional intelligence as a powerful tool for creating kinder and more effective workplaces, as well as fostering personal growth in individuals. His mission aligns with his mother’s advice to always leave a positive impact on the world.

Throughout his career, Daniel has made some bold bets on topics like meditation and ecological intelligence. He shares how his pioneering work on meditation and stress reactivity paid off, challenging conventional wisdom and paving the way for greater acceptance and understanding.

Join us in this thought-provoking episode as we dive deep into Daniel Goleman’s wisdom profile, uncovering the driving forces behind his work and exploring the impact he has made in his field and in the world.

[00:03:13] Graduated Harvard, intrigued by meditation, joined magazines.

[00:04:37] Different writing experience for Psychology Today, therapist’s advertising.

[00:08:23] “Books on meditation and ecological intelligence.”

[00:12:31] Appreciation for viewers, ending with special moments.


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