success Archives - Ben Michaelis, PhD

“3 Leaders That Use Innovation to Succeed In Crowded Industries” – Inc.

It is often said that it’s easier than ever before to start a business. While that may be true, every silver lining has a dark cloud. As the entrepreneurial landscape becomes increasingly competitive it gets harder and harder to stand out. That’s why it never hurts to learn by example. The following three individuals have […]

“4 Things to Do in the First 4 Weeks of a New Job” – Oprah

Finally, a new job isn’t just a chance for a professional reset. It can also be a great opportunity to evaluate and change other habits and patterns in your life. Ben Michaelis, PhD, a psychologist and executive coach who is the author of Your Next Big Thing, recalls working with one client who used to […]

“4 Ways to Overcome a Bad First Impression” – Harvard Business Review

If you’ve started out on the wrong foot with a colleague, it can be tempting to avoid the problem by staying away from them. But keeping a distance is likely to exacerbate the problem, because — since they’re not receiving any new inputs about who you are — it will only reinforce their existing perceptions. […]

"Got Laid Off? Here Are the First 4 Things You Should Do" – LearnVest

“Many times, [losing a job creates] a good opportunity to figure out the next steps for ourselves—what is working, and what isn’t,” says behavioral expert Dr. Ben Michaelis, author of “Your Next Big Thing: 10 Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy” and a practicing clinical psychologist in New York City. But you can’t […]

"5 Ways Your Chronic Anxiety Can Work in Your Favor" – SheKnows

Here’s some news you might not want to hear: If you never challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone, you can count on going nowhere — fast. The beautiful side of that dark cloud of anxiety hovering above your head is that it provides you with discomfort, says Dr. Ben Michaelis, clinical psychologist […]

“How To Create Lasting Change With Habits That Stick” – Too Much On Her Plate

“Habits are formed when we associate a behavioral cue (like waking up in the morning) with an activity (such as brushing our teeth), which at least initially, is associated with a reward (for example, when you are a child, this may be a parent’s approval). Over time, you can lessen or remove the overt reward […]