Like a book club for non-fiction nerds, this podcast explores well-researched books, written by really smart people, to discover the ah ha moments within. No author interviews. No fluff. Stephanie Wasylyk (to-the-point business coach) and Ryan Pippy (whimsical artist) dig into entrepreneurship, psychology, self-improvement, and generally just interesting stuff that will inspire you to look at your business, your life, and the world differently. In each episode Stephanie and Ryan pull out practical strategies and action steps you can try, plus they share lots of examples so you can see how to get started making changes for yourself.
Happiness: Everyday Strategies for a Happier Life (The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin)
006 - The western world is on a quest for more happiness. As our lives get busier and the pressure rises, it’s romantic to think of quitting your job, leaving your responsibilities behind, and living on a tropical island. But is that really what it takes to be happy? In this episode we explore the root of what it means to be happy, and how even small changes can lead to a big boost in happiness.
This week, we’re talking about the book The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.
The Arrival Fallacy - Why it’s false to think you’ll be happier in the future The three different types of fun, and why you need all of them in your life How choosing to be happy is the best way to be happy The top 5 tips we tried from this book that made the biggest difference to our everyday life Download Stephanie’s personal notes for this book and many others at www.theahhashow.com/6
Persuasion: Secrets of the Con Artist (The Confidence Game by Maria Konnikova)
005 - Manipulation is all around us, but nothing is as smooth and graceful as a well-executed con. Studying the tools and process of a con artist has a ripple effect, though, by making us more aware of the world around us, and more empowered to do what’s in our own best interest. Listen in as we discuss how your own confidence is your only protection, and your greatest weakness.
In this episode we explore how the mind of a con artist works, and we talk about our ah has from the book The Confidence Game by Maria Konnikova.
We’ll talk about:
Why it’s actually the smartest people who are most susceptible to being conned The unexpected ways to avoid getting conned The fine line that separates marketers from con artist Download Stephanie’s personal notes for this book and many others at www.theahhashow.com/5
Goals and Desires: How to Set Compelling Goals You’ll Love Achieving (The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte)
004 - Combined we have set literally hundreds of goals. You probably have, too. And for what? So year after year we can stay “on track”…whatever that means. Whose track? Do you even want to go where that track is taking you? This episode is all about getting what you truly, deeply desire.
In this episode we test out a completely different type of goal setting and talk about our ah has from the book The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte.
We’ll talk about:
How to set goals that you’re way more likely to achieve The impact your core desires have on decision making How we’re rethinking our big summer trip after reading this book Get links to even more amazing Desire Mapping resources at www.theahhashow.com/4
Fear vs. Confidence: How to Have Braver Conversations (Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown)
003 - We’ve all been there…feeling like you’re arguing against a brick wall and you just can’t find common ground. But why is that? And how do you recover from that?
In this episode we talk about 3 key ah has from the book “Braving the Wilderness” by Brené Brown, including how to have braver conversations that lead to deeper connections.
Get links to even more amazing Brené Brown resources at www.theahhashow.com/3
Social Networks: Navigate Your Online Network Without Losing Your Authenticity (Connected by Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler)
002 - Is there such a thing as being “too connected” in our online world? What does that mean for your sanity and for your business?
In this episode we unpack 3 key ah has from the book “Connected” by Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler, including the best ways to optimize your online presence without losing your soul.
Get Stephanie’s detailed notes about the book at www.theahhashow.com/2
Social Networks: Take Control of Your Life and Business by Knowing Your Location in Your Network (Connected by Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler)
001 - Your social network influences you more than you could possibly imagine. For example, your habits and success can be determined by people you don’t even know!
We unpack 3 key ah has from the book “Connected” by Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler.
Get Stephanie’s detailed notes about the book at www.theahhashow.com/1