How to Survive a Pandemic and Come Out Shining Bright!!! Pulitzer Prize Winning Investigative Journalist Charles Duhigg

Michael Sandler June 3, 2020 12

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If you’ve ever wondered how in the world to get through this time and who in the world to trust, then do we have the How to Survive a Pandemic show for you.

Today I’ll be talking with Pulitzer Award Winning author, Charles Duhigg, the best-selling author of “The Power of Habit”, and “Smarter Faster Better”, who’s prescience has led him to write about pandemics before they’ve even happened, and what brought us here today. 

And that’s just what I want to talk with him about today, about how to sort through conflicting messages, stay safe, and figure out where in the world to go from here. 

Key Points Discussed:

  • How did you come to write an article for Slate last year on how to survive a pandemic? (02:54)
  • How Seattle leaders let the scientists take the lead unlike New York, and the impact that has had (04:52)
  • What happened on the East Coast in relation to the Coronavirus response where the CDC is concerned? (07:14)
  • The harm that our misunderstanding of timing and exponential growth causes us (12:06)
  • Tuning out the politicians and listening to the experts to avoid the confusion surrounding how to keep the virus at bay (13:52)
  • Sorting through whether economics is more important than health (15:44)
  • Some of the habits that are hurting us during this pandemic (20:01)
  • Are the fatality rates real, and how can we really protect ourselves from getting infected? (25:10)
  • The necessity of moving past the “American way” habit (27:40)
  • The opportunity we have to rethink things and what we want to do with our lives (29:17)
  • The fact that the pandemic will end okay and how we can change our lives (33:21)

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    How to Survive a Pandemic and Come Out Shining Bright!!! Pulitzer Prize Winning Investigative Journalist Charles Duhigg
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Michael Sandler

Our Goal’s to Help Change the World by Helping YOU to Shine Bright! Now one of the top self-help & spirituality shows in 185 countries w/a new inspirational, motivational, spiritual, Law of Attraction or health-oriented guest DAILY! Plus guided meditations! After overcoming 2 near-death accidents, Host Michael Sandler felt a calling to start a life-changing show to help you live the life of your dreams! Guests Include Dr, Joe Dispenza, Bob Proctor, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Pam Grout, Anthony William, Arielle Ford, and countless more! Our goal is to leave you an ear-to-ear grin and an actionable plan to achieve your goals! Get ready to live your greatest life and to Shine Bright!!!

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