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A weekly podcast for people who are obsessed with self improvement. Carly Jacobs and Kelly Exeter road test a different life hack each week and will tell you whether it’s awesome or a total waste of time.

Straight and Curly Straight and Curly - For Self-improvement Junkies

    • Health & Fitness

A weekly podcast for people who are obsessed with self improvement. Carly Jacobs and Kelly Exeter road test a different life hack each week and will tell you whether it’s awesome or a total waste of time.

    153 - Farewell from Kelly

    153 - Farewell from Kelly

    So this is it. Our final show together. We had a lot of suggestions for what we should cover in this show but in the end, we decided to go with this - the six things we hope our listeners have taken away from our time together:
    We are all experiments of one
    Never stop learning
    Seek self-improvement from a place of abundance rather than scarcity
    Be kind
    Choose grace 
    Laugh - self-improvement doesn’t need to be so serious

    What's next for Straight and Curly the podcast? Carly is not sure. The only thing she is sure about is that she can only ever have one co-host on this show, and that's Kelly! So ... stay tuned.

     

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    • 37 min
    152 - How to know when it's time to move on

    152 - How to know when it's time to move on

    If you're in the Straight and Curly Facebook group, you'd have heard the news. Kelly is moving on from the show. What does that mean for the show? The girls don't really know yet. And anyway, that's a topic for the final show (next episode), not this one.

    In this episode, they thought it would be timely and appropriate to discuss, how do you know when it's time to move on from something? Especially something that's good?
    It's not taking you closer to where you want to be
    The cost-benefit analysis just doesn't add up
    It's not bringing the right energy into your life
    Consider the sunk cost fallacy
    Your gut is saying 'it's time'

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    151 - Dealing With Negative People

    151 - Dealing With Negative People

    If you're someone who's quite sensitive to the moods of others, then negativity can take you down pretty quickly. In this week's episode, we share tips for managing your energy levels to buffer the effects of negativity you may encounter.
    Try and get the balance right 
    Limit exposure
    Remember you're not responsible for other people's happiness
    Be kind

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    • 27 min
    150 - 5 Ways To Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

    150 - 5 Ways To Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

    Comparing yourself to others is an age-old problem and it has its roots in the fact that humans are inherently wired for competition. This wiring is one of the reasons we've managed to climb to the top of the tree in the animal kingdom. But it's also wiring that can make us deeply unhappy and angsty if we don't manage it well. In this episode, we share five tips to help you manage this very natural and normal thing better.
    Look to the big players
    Remember, comparison is the thief of joy
    Unfollow people who trigger negative thought patterns in you
    Don’t compare your behind the scenes to someone else’s highlights reel
    Look at other people’s success as a marker for what’s possible

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    • 38 min
    149 - How To Stop Caring What Other People Think of You

    149 - How To Stop Caring What Other People Think of You

    We'd like to think the whole 'caring what other people think of us' is a switch that can easily be flicked to 'off'. But the reality is, it's not. In today's show, we share six tips for turning the care factor down to manageable levels.
    Prepare better
    Let go of perfectionism
    Get over yourself
    Get older
    If you don’t like something about yourself, fix it
    Feel the care but do it anyway

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    • 29 min
    148 - How To Communicate Effectively with Your Partner, Friends and Family

    148 - How To Communicate Effectively with Your Partner, Friends and Family

    Last week we tackled how to communicate more effectively with the people you work with. This week we're looking at communication with your partner, friends and family. In other words, personal relationships. Tips we share include:
    Try not to let familiarity breed contempt
    Never blame
    Understand good communication takes time, and be willing to put in that time
    Be honest always
    Be clear on what your personal deal breakers are
    Check in regularly
    Don't say things in passing and expect them to be taken seriously
    Be willing to have hard conversations
    Take time to say lovely things too 

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    Don’t forget we have a Patreon page which keeps Straight & Curly in your ears and covers out production costs. If you love listening to the show and you want to support it just visit https://www.patreon.com/straightandcurly. 

    You can also follow Carly and Kelly on Instagram: @smaggle and @kellyexeter. 

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