Nathanael Garrett Novosel Meaning of Life Free Your Inner Guru Podcast

The Meaning of Life with Nathanael Garrett Novosel

Nathanael Garrett Novosel wants to help you systematically create a life that is meaningful to you.

In his career as a professional researcher and advisor, Nathanael has researched psychology, evolutionary biology, organizational best practices, leadership decision making, business, technology, finance, and philosophy to understand how the world as we know it works and why.

In his book The Meaning of Life: A Guide To Finding Your Lifeโ€™s Purpose, Natanael has laid out a framework to help you systematically create a life that is meaningful to you.

Using the 8 Principles of the Meaningful Life, Nathanael and I explore a wide range of topics from why growth is the scientific point of life, the difference between beliefs, values and ethics, why people join cults, and why ethics with the ultimate trade between freedom and safety is at the core of our interactions with each other.

Itโ€™s a conversation for the topics of today and events today. Although the subject material is serious, the conversation was quite a bit of fun.

Nathanael Garrett Novosel is a professional researcher and advisor with over 20 years of experience studying individual and group behavior. Nathanael has spent much of his career using the insights from this research to help the worldโ€™s leading executives solve their most pressing organizational challenges and create their strategic plans. Noticing the common drivers of success in all areas of life, he decided to devote his research, problem-solving, and advisory skills to helping people live the best lives possible.

Mentioned in this episode:


The Meaning of Life: A Guide to Finding Your Life’s Purpose, Nathanael Garrett Novosel

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Mihaly Czikmihaly

The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins

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