Oct. 20, 2021

#59 Personal Socrates: On Self-Reflection, Self Improvement, and the Socratic Method | Marc Champagne, Author

#59 Personal Socrates: On Self-Reflection, Self Improvement, and the Socratic Method | Marc Champagne, Author

In Episode #59, we explore self-reflection, self improvement, and the Socratic Method. We’re joined by Marc Champagne, author of Personal Socrates. We cover building a mental fitness practice, simplifying the Socratic method, and the writing process.


In Episode #59, we explore self-reflection, self improvement, and the Socratic Method. We’re joined by Marc Champagne, author of Personal Socrates. We cover building a mental fitness practice, simplifying the Socratic method, and the writing process.

“You need to understand if you're climbing the right mountain to begin with and understand who you're optimizing to become.” – Marc Champagne

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CHAPTERS

This episode is our definitive guide to self-reflection, self improvement, and the Socratic Method. In it we cover:

  • (00:00:00) – Introduction
  • (00:01:55) – We are one question away from a different life
  • (00:07:22) – Building a mental fitness practice
  • (00:11:33) – Marc's morning reflection routine
  • (00:16:00) – Behind the Human podcast
  • (00:20:09) – Simplifying the Socratic method
  • (00:28:45) – Profiles and questions in Personal Socrates 
  • (00:34:50) – The writing process
  • (00:39:28) – Pausing the autopilot of life and work

ABOUT PERSONAL SOCRATES

Personal Socrates is filled with profiles of incredible people from Cal Fussman and Robin Williams to Kobe Bryant and Maya Angelou. Each chapter contains a short profile along with a few clarifying questions you can ponder and use as a journaling prompt, questions like how could I be clearer in fewer words or my personal favorite from Cal Fussman, how can I be the most curious person in the room? This is the first book published by Baron Fig.

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