This podcast is about recovering from crisis, reinventing yourself and making a positive difference in the world. My guest is Catherine Hoke, a former venture capitalist who is using training in entrepreneurship to solve a severe societal problem...... Read More
Failure, Fear, Falling Down...
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Pain, loss, grief. We have these experiences and feelings in common more so than success, courage or good fortune. Yet the vulnerability these conditions create in us keep us from talking with one another about them. Hence we don't learn how to handle them; we don't learn how to bounce back. Our only school becomes personal experience, a good one yes but the lessons are considerably expensive.
What if you could be a person who is improved by crisis? - Tim Ferris
On the podcast I have conversations with people from a variety of fields to get their stories or research on how to deal with or prepare for life’s challenges. I try to find out how they learned to be happy either in spite of or maybe because of such challenges. If there are physical practices, proven psychologies or pragmatic philosophies that can make me more resilient, I want to learn them.
Because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, some guests give me valuable information to avoid potential pitfalls or self-sabotage and thus any acute need to bounce.
My guests include influencers and Ted Talk alums like; Kyle Maynard, James Altucher, Andrew Zolli, Dr. David Burns, Isaac Lidsky, Eric Barker, Massimo Pigliucci, Dr. Alex Lickerman and many others.
The show is long-form, interview format and despite the fact that I’m scratching my own itch and even through my frequently dumb questions, the guests are always game, very insightful and encouraging.
I'm learning a lot, I think you will too.
Oh, and drop me a note and tell me which guests I should have on.
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