How I Work

Ruth Gotian on studying the habits and mindsets of the world’s most successful people

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How did the world’s most successful people get to the top? Is it genetics? Nepotism? Grit? Can we even know for sure? 

Dr. Ruth Gotian believes we can, and she’s on a mission to figure it out and share it with the world. Ruth studies top performers from all walks of life, including Olympic medallists, NASA Astronauts and top academics. She’s uncovered four key traits that all high achievers share, and worked to apply them in her own life. 

Ruth shares how she approaches everything from goal-setting to writing and publishing academic articles, and it’s all backed by her research into top performers.  

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Produced by Inventium

Host: Amantha Imber

Production Support from Deadset Studios

Episode Producer: Liam Riordan

Sound Engineer: Martin Imber