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Eric Barker (@bakadesuyo) is the best-selling author of Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong. Eric is like a myth busters for conventional wisdom around success and achievement. Eric is an author, blogger, former screenwriter, public speaker, and this week’s podcast guest.

Eric Barker on influence
Eric Barker on influence

Most success advice is terrible. Don’t you agree? We’ve all heard the common advice, nice guys finish last, it’s not who you know; but what you know, or 10,000 hours of practice makes you an expert.


Are these statements even true?

Eric Barker’s an influencer on how to prove these adages as true or false. Eric’s focus is on deconstructing success, and how of what we think about with success is wrong.

Eric takes the mythbusters approach to conventional wisdom to help us achieve better results. Eric has some great nuggets of wisdom in this Influencer Economy podcast. Listen on iTunes!

Influencer Economy Quick Hits:

  • How your biggest weakness might actually be your greatest strength How Navy SEALs find grit and self-talk their way to success

  • How our negative qualities can be used to help us succeed

  • The 4 pillars of work life balance

  • How 20 minutes of expressive writing can help us sleep better

  • Why it’s NOT who you know, it’s WHO knows you

  • Why self-compassion beats self-confidence

  • How deliberate practice helps you to become an expert

  • How to learn to use your introversion and extroversion to your advantage

  • Why introverts are more likely to be Olympic athletes than extroverts

Eric Barker’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Barking-Wrong-Tree-Surprising-Everything/dp/0062416049/?tag=spacforrent-20

Listen to our 100+ podcast archives on our site: http://www.influencereconomy.com/

Eric’s 4 pillars of of a healthy work/life balance are based around how we can succeed.

  • Happiness
  • Achievement
  • Significance
  • Legacy

Influencer Economy on iTunes

Influencer Economy on iTunes

“Mentoring a young person is four times more predictive of happiness than your health or how much money you make.” 

Listen on iTunes!

Find Eric’s book on Amazon, here.

Read Eric Barker’s blog!

Thanks to Growth with Jordan, for the connect!