Achim Nowak Podcast


My Fourth Act Podcast

Achim Nowak

Achim Nowak


Hello. I’m Achim Nowak, Executive Coach, Author, Mastermind Convener and host of the My Fourth Act Podcast. If life is a 5-act play, what will you do in your 4th act? Your childhood conflicts have been resolved. The big dramas of life are behind you. Most importantly, you’re not ready to stop.

Join me as I speak with exceptional humans who have created bold and unexpected 4th acts. Listen and be inspired. Rate and subscribe on whatever platform you’re listening on. Welcome.

Episode 96 | 37 minutes

If You Are So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy?

How we get in the way of our own happiness. The 7 habits that foster greater happiness. Why a desire for control and predictability may limit our sense of fulfillment. What everyday happiness looks like in my life.

My Conversation with

Raj Raghunathan

Ozlem Brooke Erol

Raj Raghunathan is a Professor of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Raj explores the impact that our judgments and decisions have on our happiness and fulfillment.

Raj’s work has appeared in numerous top journals and mass media outlets. He writes about his views on happiness, creativity, and leadership on his popular Psychology Today blog, with over 2 million page views. Raj’s six-week-long Coursera course on happiness – titled “Life of Happiness and Fulfillment” – has over 350,000 registered students from 196 countries and is one of the Top 100 Massive Open Online Courses of all time. His book If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy? was released in 14 languages around the world.

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