Even though I studied social psychology for many years and...
I took time off, where I immersed myself in positive psychology material.
I read the handbook of positive psychology which is a very good weapon to use. If anyone comes close, you can just throw at them.
It's about this big. But very good. I read hundreds of academic journal articles. And then I took time off.
And during that time off, I talked about positive psychology, but I didn't work in positive psychology.
I had conversation with my wife, with Phil Stone, with my brother about this.
And that's when the eurekas came.
That's when the insights came. I said, "OK so this is how the course is going to be built. This is the spiral. "
Then I had the idea of PPEO, Post Peak Experience Order, as an idea, an ah ha moment.
And afterwards, I evaluated it. I evaluated myself. I evaluated by talking to other people about it to see if it works
and then I sat down and spent hours and hours and hours, writing out the lectures. All my lectures are written out.
Obviously I don't read them. But in preparation, when I prepare for the lectures, I do read them a few times.
That was the elaboration. That is the creative process, whether it's putting together a class,
or putting together a great organization, of writing a great book or creating a great relationship.
I'll see you next week. Have a wonderful weekend.