The Stoic Scientist, Jason Wood – Associate Principal Scientist

Hear the story of how Jason Wood developed a successful career as a research scientist while carving out time for family and fun. When Jason was accepted into Harvard, he took the brave step of moving across the country to pursue his goal. In this episode, you’ll hear how Jason adapted to a new culture and why he transitioned from working for a university to the corporate world of science. Listen to his story, choose which action works best for you, and infuse a little of Jason’s success into your life today!


Action Principles 


Pick one to do this week:

  1. Take risks. Don’t be afraid to try something new and leave your comfort zone. As long as the outcome could be incredible, give it a try. ACTION: Take the first action towards trying something you’ve wanted to do but have been putting off.
  2. Know your audience. Understanding your audience allows you to communicate more effectively. ACTION: Research the audience before addressing a group and tailor your message so they’ll understand your message.
  3. Embrace community. A supportive community can push you to learn more and do better as a person. ACTION: Join a community that shares your values and interests. If you’re already part of one, consider whether they encourage and support you to determine if it’s the right fit.
  4. Reassess your values. From time to time, it’s a good idea to sit down and evaluate your values. As you get older, it’s normal for your values to change, as well as your priorities. ACTION: Schedule a regular time, say every five years,  to reassess your values.


Guest Resources


Connect with Jason on LinkedIn.


Suggested LinkedIn Learning Courses


Making Big Goals Achievable


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