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Nate’s Notes 94: Dave Mayer | Be Good. Feel Good. Do Good.

By October 2, 2023November 6th, 2023No Comments

Dave Mayer

Professor at the University of Michigan

Thanks for listening to this episode of Meikles & Dimes. I love the framework that Dave shared today for how to live a good life.

First, to be good, fill our mornings with rocks, the most important, hard things. And then we can fill in the rest of our day with pebbles and sand.

Second, to feel good, be happy and healthy now. Don’t keep pushing off happiness to the future because the happiness may never come. Every stage of life can be celebrated. And friendships and relationships should also be celebrated along the way.

Third, to do good, think about the three attributes that best describe your role model, and then strive to follow their example. Don’t get so caught up in trying to be good that you forget to do good.

In summary: Be good. Feel good. Do good. A simple idea for a good life. Please take it seriously.

Dave Mayer Bio:

Dave Mayer, Business Ethics professor at the University Michigan, is an award-winning researcher and highly sought after teacher and speaker. He has published over 60 articles and book chapters in leading management and psychology journals. He’s a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review and Fast Company, and his research and ideas have been covered in Bloomberg, Business Insider, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, Huffington Post, LA Times, Newsweek, NPR, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post among others.

Dave earned a BA in psychology from UC Davis and a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Maryland.

I hope you enjoy learning from Dave Mayer today, because I always do.

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