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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 • 1.1K 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.

    Partnering with Jean Oelwang

    Partnering with Jean Oelwang

    Some of the most successful people in the world all have a secret power. It’s not their experience or technical expertise that matter most – it’s their partnerships.

    As the President and founding CEO of Virgin Unite, Jean Oelwang has had a ringside seat to remarkable people and how they build deep business and personal relationships. She has spent over 15 years working with some of the world's greatest partnerships as they learned to become better versions of themselves, and in doing so, multiplied their positive impact on the world.

    In her new book Partnering, Jean illuminates the six core principles that weave through sixty of these extraordinary collaborations and shows how we can increase depth and meaning in our most important relationships.

    This is…A Bit of Optimism.

    • 22 min
    Vulnerability and Redemption with Adrian Grenier

    Vulnerability and Redemption with Adrian Grenier

    We've all been told in our darkest times: "Don't worry this will get better"...but what happens if everything's going right? Should we be afraid that the other shoe will drop?

    Well, for Adrian Grenier, the other shoe dropped. He was the star of Entourage, the biggest show on television for a decade. He had fame, money, and everything else.

    Until one day when his girlfriend abruptly dumped him. At that moment, he was forced to see himself in a new light -- which inspired him to follow an entirely new path: a journey of reflection, growth, and farming.

    This is…A Bit of Optimism.

    • 23 min
    Obscure Presidential History with Jeremy Deutsch

    Obscure Presidential History with Jeremy Deutsch

    We all know a bit about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, but which President was drunk at his inauguration? Who was the first gay president? And what kind of parent would name their kid “Millard Fillmore”?

    For this Presidents' Day, I called the brilliant Jeremy Deutsch, the king of presidential history, to drop some obscure presidential knowledge and give a couple hints about our presidential future as well.

    This is…A Bit of Optimism.

    • 24 min
    Happiness with Arthur Brooks

    Happiness with Arthur Brooks

    Can we ensure that we will stay happy through every phase of our lives? Arthur Brooks discovered that there is a clear fork in the road that we will all face at some point. Some of us will struggle to find lasting happiness and the other will only get happier as time passes. The trick is knowing what to do to get on the happy path.

    The best part - Arthur tested his theory on himself…and it worked! He offers lots of words of wisdom -- and lots words I had to look up -- to help guide the rest of us in our quest for personal fulfillment and lifelong happiness.

    This is...A Bit Of Optimism.

    If you enjoy the episode, visit ArthurBrooks.com and check out his new book for more on the subject, From Strength to Strength.

    • 30 min
    Giving What You Have with Mark Bustos

    Giving What You Have with Mark Bustos

    When people want to do good they often get stuck because they don’t know what they can do.

    Mark Bustos figured out that to do good, all we need to do is what we are already good at, but to do it for someone else.

    Mark is a hairstylist turned humanitarian who will inspire anyone who hears his story to give more.

    This is…A Bit Of Optimism.

    • 18 min
    Giving A Sh*t with Phoebe Robinson

    Giving A Sh*t with Phoebe Robinson

    Short packets of content. That’s the world we live in. We've condensed and compressed so much of what we consume that our entertainment and our news seem to have lost any nuance or complexity.

    And that’s a problem, because our world and our lives are nuanced and complex.

    Phoebe Robinson is a comedian, bestselling author, actress and producer who tries to capture the nuance and complexity of life in her work. And it works. She’s funny, thought-provoking and full of heart.

    This is…A Bit of Optimism.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

R. (Aguila Blanca) C. ,

Pure “Oxygenated Flow” of the Topic!

I was recently turned on to Simon and his Podcast.
It was such a great topic, that for sure a lot of
People could definitely have benefited from, in past Relationships, and certainly could do the same for future ones as well.

The topic itself was great, but even better is the relationship between Simon and the married couple that participated in it with him. Great Synergy between these three Loving Individuals.

As I listened, the overall visual that I got went and clicked on multiple nerves that I can only describe as, “Pure Oxygenated Flow” of Genuine Humanity”

I highly recommend this podcast to anyone interested in real tips on becoming a better…
Husband, Wife, Friend, Lover and “Human Being”
Thanks to all three.
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alexmandaro ,

Simon never disappoints!

I’ve been a reader of Simon’s books for a couple years now, and I recently discovered his podcast. His passion for inspiring others and lifting others up is SO infectious. Must listen!

LHGilley ,

“Music” to my ears

I listen to a fair number of podcasts but I only follow and actively search for interviews of and with the following podcasters: Simon Sinek, Brené Brown, John Meecham. I wish there were more conversations on which we can be invited to “eavesdrop”. Simon, you embody inspiration! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Here’s to you!

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