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During these times, we are all having to find new ways to connect.  Join me every week as I talk with people that inspire me, about love, life, leadership, and silver linings. The hope is that we all leave with something I think we need these days… A Bit of Optimism.

A Bit of Optimism Simon Sinek

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 194 Ratings

During these times, we are all having to find new ways to connect.  Join me every week as I talk with people that inspire me, about love, life, leadership, and silver linings. The hope is that we all leave with something I think we need these days… A Bit of Optimism.

    The Value of Interruptions with Janis Burl

    The Value of Interruptions with Janis Burl

    Most of us think that social media is the bastion of our younger generations. Until a middle-aged woman named Janis Burl proved that assumption completely wrong. She oversaw the team that built the TSA’s Instagram account (yes, the TSA has an Instagram account and it’s brilliant) into one of the most popular accounts on Instagram. And the best part of her story is how she got the job. The non-linear career path she followed may be a better way for us to find joy in our careers.

    So if you would kindly take off your shoes, take your liquids and gels out of your bag and throw away your water bottles, this is...a Bit of Optimism.

    • 22 min
    The Sweet Bitter with Susan Cain

    The Sweet Bitter with Susan Cain

    There’s something profound in life’s bitter moments. The transformative beauty of a sad song, the anguished past of a story’s hero, the unexpected turnout of a crowded funeral. Turns out we often need darkness in order to appreciate the light.

    In our modern world, we focus so much on the pursuit of happiness that we often forego an appreciation of bitterness. Susan Cain has found a way to celebrate both the sweet and the bitter… in fact she’s written a bestselling book about it.

    This is… A Bit of Optimism.

    • 25 min
    Kindness with James Rhee

    Kindness with James Rhee

    You went to Harvard undergrad, you went to Harvard Law, you became a hot-shot Private Equity guy. So your next move is obviously…?

    If you’re James Rhee, you walk away from all of it and discover what really makes a business grow: the intangibles.

    What started out as a six month project to help a company avoid liquidation turned into a seven year passion filled with new friends, compassion, and lots of goodwill. And the results were profound. It turns out intangibles can be measured and kindness is good for business.

    This is… A Bit Of Optimism.

    • 19 min
    How To Be An Optimist with Pat Berges

    How To Be An Optimist with Pat Berges

    Don’t you hate it when you’re coasting along -- not a care in the world -- and then it feels like life comes out of nowhere and hits you like a car, almost paralyzing you? Well, for Pat Berges, that wasn’t just a feeling…that actually happened.

    Like many of us, Pat is not a natural optimist. He had to learn how to find optimism during this dark period. Not only did it help him recover, but what he learned continues to help him be, well, optimistic.

    This is… A Bit of Optimism.

    • 27 min
    The Labor of Love with Francesca Hogi

    The Labor of Love with Francesca Hogi

    It’s what all the poets write about, all the musicians sing about, and all the brokenhearted cry about. That’s right… It's time to talk about love.

    I was lucky enough to talk to Francesca Hogi, a love coach and all around incredible person, about how we can traverse through the world of digital dating, rejection, and modern day love.

    So… care to join us? Great. It’s a date.

    This is… A Bit of Optimism.

    • 32 min
    Unreasonable Hospitality with Will Guidara

    Unreasonable Hospitality with Will Guidara

    If you walk up to someone and say “you’re being unreasonable!” most people would be offended. Will Guidara, however, would take it as a compliment. 

    A renowned New York restaurateur, Will transformed Eleven Madison Park into the best restaurant in the world by reinventing how they offered hospitality....they made it unreasonable. 

    I had a chance to sit down and talk to him about how he learned the power of being unreasonable.

    This is… A Bit of Optimism.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 Ratings

AmandineDLT ,

An idea

Thank you for such a great podcast. Fills me laugh and energy each time. An idea though after listening to your conversation with Mark Bustos, what about using your talents and your show to give a voice to homeless people sometimes Simon?

karinovari ,

Weekly dose of motivation and happiness.

I love the eclectic mix of people and the intelligent dialogue in different perspectives of leading with a bit odd optimism. Thank you for my weekly joy.

Ktypadilla ,

2 Tigers conversation!!! Love it.

This podcast was so amazing, but you need to definitely read Brene to know how she is and what she is talking about. This make me laugh so much, appreciate a lot your thoughts and words. Two amazing storytellers agreeing and disagreeing a lot but teaching a lot on their own way.

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