What do astronauts, Olympic champions and Nobel laureates do differently that allows them to achieve at such a high level? That’s what we cover in this interview with Dr. Ruth Gotian, the author of “The Success Factor.” Ruth says being a high achiever is accessible to anyone who cultivates the skills and dedicates the time. She walks us through the four attributes that peak performers share and walks us through many actionable tips you can apply to your life.

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1️⃣ Ruth’s definition of a high achiever and how everyone is capable of becoming a high achiever.

2️⃣ Whether being successful is based on nature or nurture.

3️⃣ The four attributes of high achievers.

4️⃣ Creative ways to find a mentor and the value of having a team of mentors of all ages.

5️⃣ The importance of being a life long learner. 

6️⃣ Why we need to stop binging Netflix and dedicate our time to our natural talents and live up to our potential… and much more.



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About the Author

Dr. Ruth Gotian is the Chief Learning Officer and Assistant Professor of Education in Anesthesiology and former Assistant Dean of Mentoring and Executive Director of the Mentoring Academy at Weill Cornell Medicine. She has been hailed by the journal Nature and Columbia University as an expert in mentorship and leadership development. In 2021, she was selected as one of 30 people worldwide to be named to the Thinkers50 Radar List, dubbed the Oscars of management thinking. Recently, she won the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement – Radar Award given to a “thinker with the potential to change the world of theory and practice” and cemented her place as the #1 emerging management thinker in the world. She is also a semi-finalist for the Forbes 50 Over 50 list. In addition to publishing in academic journals, she is a contributor to Forbes and Psychology Today where she writes about ‘optimizing success’. Her research is about the mindset and skill set of peak performers, including Nobel Prize winners, astronauts and Olympic champions. She is the author of The Success Factor.

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