12 episodes

Our mission is to have candid conversations that dig a little deeper using an evidence-based framework. We want to stimulate critical thinking about everyday issues and how they link to us as Christians, ABCs and millennials.

We talk about life, purpose, happiness, having a healthy relationship with money, investing, raising positivity, goals and inspirations, and how these fit in with our faith. We explore positive psychology, cognitive bias, neuroplasticity, behavioural economics and the science of life!

Free for a catch up? Amanda & Esther

    • Personal Journals

Our mission is to have candid conversations that dig a little deeper using an evidence-based framework. We want to stimulate critical thinking about everyday issues and how they link to us as Christians, ABCs and millennials.

We talk about life, purpose, happiness, having a healthy relationship with money, investing, raising positivity, goals and inspirations, and how these fit in with our faith. We explore positive psychology, cognitive bias, neuroplasticity, behavioural economics and the science of life!

    Episode 8 - Season Finale! How do you keep your 'why' front and centre?

    Episode 8 - Season Finale! How do you keep your 'why' front and centre?

    We discuss starting with ‘why’ and how that helps with change and adaptability, resilience building and making big decisions. We link it to gratitude, connection and feeling alone vs. being alone, and how change affects friendship. This season finale episode ties everything together!

    Simon Sinek's TED talk “Start with why” https://youtu.be/u4ZoJKF_VuA | Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith | Thinking Slow and Fast by Daniel Kahnemann | Evidence about planning holidays being more enjoyable than the holiday itself: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11482-009-9091-9#Sec33 | Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein | Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales.



    Follow us on instagram @freeforacatchup_podcast or email freeforacatchuppodcast@gmail.com

    Theme music credit: Give me some answers, The New Fools, sourced from: Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/

    Disclaimer: All opinions are our own and do not strictly represent the opinions of our religious affiliation (although you'd hope they align with our beliefs, and we definitely endeavour to have a Christian faith-based frame of reference).

    • 47 min
    Episode 7 - How do you have meaningful conversations?

    Episode 7 - How do you have meaningful conversations?

    We converse about...conversations! This episode touches on communication skills, some techniques, and some differences between males and females. How do you exit a conversation? How do you enter a conversation mid-way? Do you prefer talking or are you ok with silence?

    Videos, podcasts and concepts we reference:


    Celeste Headlee’s TED talk 10 ways to have have better conversation: https://www.ted.com/talks/celeste_headlee_10_ways_to_have_a_better_conversation?language=en
    Motivational interviewing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motivational_interviewing
    Perfectly imperfect podcast with Christine and Regina: https://perfectlyimperfect.simplecast.com/episodes/54-man-feelings
    Hawthorne effect: https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-the-hawthorne-effect-2795234
    Theories about the psychology differences between men and women: we didn’t reference it, but check out “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus” by John Gray.

    • 49 min
    Episode 6 - What's your end game?

    Episode 6 - What's your end game?

    Have you ever thought about what exactly it is you are aiming for in life? What does it really mean to ‘never have to work a day in your life’? A lot of us are in love with the idea, but when we’re asked to articulate exactly what that means to us...we can’t! Rob seems to have thought long and hard about it though, and he has an answer!
    Link with Rob: www.linkedin.com/in/robert-endgame, https://www.youtube.com/user/nuskinageloc
    Follow us on instagram @freeforacatchup_podcast or email freeforacatchuppodcast@gmail.com
    Theme music credit: Give me some answers, The New Fools, sourced from: Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/
    Disclaimer: All opinions are our own and do not strictly represent the opinions of our religious affiliation (although you'd hope they align with our beliefs, and we definitely endeavour to have a Christian faith-based frame of reference).

    • 40 min
    Episode 5 - Do you have what it takes to run your own business, or be a great leader?

    Episode 5 - Do you have what it takes to run your own business, or be a great leader?

    A look inside the mind of a (unique!) employer. Hear words of enlightenment from Rob, a small business owner who integrates life, work, being a parent and everything between. Rob shares his perspective on being a transformational leader and a "mentor beyond work" who really puts people first. Link with Rob: www.linkedin.com/in/robert-endgame, https://www.youtube.com/user/nuskinageloc
    Blake and Mouton’s leadership grid https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_73.htm
    Follow us on instagram @freeforacatchup_podcast or email freeforacatchuppodcast@gmail.com
    Theme music credit: Give me some answers, The New Fools, sourced from: Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/
    Disclaimer: All opinions are our own and do not strictly represent the opinions of our religious affiliation (although you'd hope they align with our beliefs, and we definitely endeavour to have a Christian faith-based frame of reference).

    • 34 min
    Bonus Episode - Work-life balance: An integrator's perpsective

    Bonus Episode - Work-life balance: An integrator's perpsective

    We made a call out for those who identified as integrators to let us know what they thought....and we heard back! Introducing Rob, an integrator and an advocator of integration. Here is a snippet of his thoughts. 

    • 8 min
    Episode 4 - Work-life balance: does it exist? (plus the art of saying 'no')

    Episode 4 - Work-life balance: does it exist? (plus the art of saying 'no')

    The notion of 'work-life balance' has long been held as something to achieve and attain. But does it really exist? And if so, how can you make it exist for you? We delve into the world of integrators vs segmentors, attention management as opposed to time management, the four quadrants for prioritisation, and the art of saying ‘no’. 
    #freeforacatchuppodcast #worklifebalance #attentionmanagement #prioritisation #sayingno #restandrecovery
    Articles, podcasts and books we referenced: 
    WorkLife with Adam Grant: When Work Takes Over Your Life, https://open.spotify.com/episode/6tI82nH340aOWAeb5lz6O5 | 
    Are you an integrator or a segmentor? https://qz.com/work/1349189/are-you-an-integrator-or-a-segmentor-knowing-the-answer-can-help-with-work-life-balance/ | 
    Smarter Productivity isn’t about time management, it’s about attention management, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/28/smarter-living/productivity-isnt-about-time-management-its-about-attention-management.html | 
    7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey, https://www.bookdepository.com/7-Habits-Highly-Effective-People-Stephen-R-Covey/9781416502494 |
    Why is it hard to say no and how can you get better at it, https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/the-couch/201601/why-is-it-hard-say-no-and-how-can-you-get-better-it |
    Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended on It by Christopher Voss with Tahl Raz, https://www.bookdepository.com/Never-Split-Difference-Chris-Voss/9780062872302 
    Follow us on instagram @freeforacatchup_podcast or email freeforacatchuppodcast@gmail.com
    Theme music credit: Give me some answers, The New Fools, sourced from: Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/
    Disclaimer: All opinions are our own and do not strictly represent the opinions of our religious affiliation (although you'd hope they align with our beliefs, and we definitely endeavour to have a Christian faith-based frame of reference). 

    • 28 min

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