How Losing the Nobel Prize Changed this Man’s Life Forever

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As a boy, Dr. Brian Keating he got his first telescope and was lucky enough to have parents that pushed him to achieve his own dreams; because of that he’s tried to be that same type of parent – helping to nudge his children in the direction of their curiosity.

For Keating, that led him to becoming a cosmologist at UC San Diego, and led him to discovering new information about how this universe started; there was no one on his level.

He was a shoe in for the Nobel Prize, or so he thought. His findings were wrong and the worst happened: He was no longer eligible for the Nobel Prize, his ground breaking idea was a narrow miss.

“Scientists are naturally storytellers. We were telling an ancient story that extends not only through today, but hopefully predictably goes to the future as well.”
Dr. Brian Keating

Losing the Nobel Prize was a hard reality. It changed his perspective, but made him want to be better. It changed how he looked at failure, now it is opportunity.

When it comes down to it, he learned he had to tell a better story; Scientists are really the greatest storytellers that we have telling stories of wonder and mystery.

For Brian Keating, losing the Nobel Prize, made him be better at his core skill: storytelling – Sharing his passion for the world around us. This experience led to Brian authoring his bestselling book “Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science’s Highest Honor.”

Besides, now Brian has a new appreciation how to work with highly intelligent people and stay curious.

Dr. Brian Keating sits down with me, Jeremy Ryan Slate, on the latest episode of the Create Your Own Life Show.

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Jeremy Ryan Slate

CEO, Co-Founder, Command Your Brand Media

Jeremy Slate is the founder of the Create Your Own Life Podcast, which studies the highest performers in the world. He studied literature at Oxford University, and is a former champion powerlifter turned new media entrepreneur. He specializes in using podcasting and new media to create trust and oping leader status. In iTunes, he was ranked #1 in the business category and ranked #78 in the Top 100.

Jeremy was named one of the top 26 podcast for entrepreneurs to listen to in 2017 + 18 by CIO Magazine, top podcast to listen to by INC Magazine in 2019 and Millennial Influencer to follow in 2018 by Buzzfeed. The Create Your Own Life Podcast has been downloaded over 2.5 million times. He’s also a contributing editor of New Theory Magazine and Grit Daily.

After his success in podcasting, Jeremy and his wife, Brielle, founded Command Your Brand Media to help leaders use the power of podcasts to change the world.