Think Big
Dr Grace Lordan

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Narrated By: Grace Lordan

Duration: 7 hours and 35 minutes

What to expect

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What are you doing today to make your dream future come true?

We all have big ambitions for the future but those dreams only become reality if we do something towards them regularly. To achieve audacious goals, we need to take action and make small changes every day. We need to think big and act small.

Drawing on cutting-edge research from behavioural science, Dr Grace Lordan offers immediate actionable solutions and tips that will help you get closer to your dream future, every day.

Focusing on six key areas - your time, goal planning, self-narratives, other people, your environment, and resilience - Dr Lordan reveals practical, science-backed hacks that will help you get ahead. Each chapter introduces us to behavioural science concepts like the 'halo effect', 'confirmation bias', 'affect heuristic' and the 'ostrich effect', to help you better understand yourself and others, so that you can get the most out of your career.

Whether you fantasise about changing industry, landing that big promotion, writing a screenplay or setting up your own company, Think Big creates a clear pathway to the future you want now. Some of the things you'll learn include how to:

· Overcome a fear of failure and throw yourself at opportunity
· Craft the optimum environment for work and give yourself ample time for tasks
· Rewrite self-narratives and tackle imposter syndrome
· Watch out for other people's biases and stop them from holding you back

Think Big provides a practical framework to keep you moving in the right direction towards any goal. It will help you get out of your own way and propel you on the path to success, transforming you from dreamer to doer!

© Dr Grace Lordan 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021


Advice on careers and achieving success, Behavioural economics, Popular psychology, Behaviourism, Behavioural theory

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On your journey to thinking big - about yourself and about the world - Grace Lordan is a wise and winning guide. She's written the ultimate primer on enlisting modest changes to achieve monumental goals

Daniel H. Pink, author of WHEN, DRIVE, and TO SELL IS HUMAN

In a refreshingly down to earth way, Grace shows how the insights from behavioural science can not only help you to build the career you want but also the career that will make you happy. This book will interest and entertain you whatever your stage of career

Professor Paul Dolan, London School of Economics, author of Happiness by Design and Happy Ever After

Want to advance your career fast without compromising personal happiness? Think Big can help. It provides a handy, science driven framework to career building that can fit around even the busiest person's daily life

Jonah Berger, Wharton Professor and Bestselling Author of The Catalyst

Dr Grace Lordan has created one of the most important books anyone can read to help their working life. Anchored with behavioural science she shows how all of us can move towards our ambitions while fighting back worries and self doubts

Bruce Daisley, author of The Joy of Work

Insights from Behavioral Science are being used around the globe for a variety of purposes but never, until now for career building-something Grace Lordan does systematically, eloquently, and instructively in Think Big

Robert Cialdini, Author of Influence and Pre-Suasion

If you know it's time to aim higher in your career, Think Big provides a clear and compelling behavioral science toolkit to help you realize your goals and replace your current reality with something bigger, better and more enjoyable

Dorie Clark, author of Reinventing You and executive education faculty, Duke University Fuqua School of Business

A practical and compelling treatise on leveraging big insights from behavioral science to enable big upgrades to your career

Cal Newport, author of Deep Work and Digital Minimalism

A practical and compelling treatise on leveraging big insights from behavioural science to enable big upgrades to your career.

Cal Newport, author of A World Without Email

Engaging, practical and insightful. Reading Think Big is like having a savvy performance coach sat inside your head, helping correct your path towards the career you really want