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Doing What Works is a nationally-syndicated radio talk show that helps you fix what you don't like about your life.

Doing What Works Doing What Works

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Doing What Works is a nationally-syndicated radio talk show that helps you fix what you don't like about your life.

    Can you change a life with one sentence?

    Can you change a life with one sentence?

    Katie and I bet you remember something someone once told you in anger, and if you’re anything like us that shaped the person you became. In this edition of Doing What Works we not only help you unspool some of the reasons you’re wound so tight, but give you things to tell yourself instead.

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    Age is not a competitive issue.

    If you aren’t having fun you aren’t doing it right.

    If you trust the source you don’t need the argument.

    • 39 min
    What’s your essence?

    What’s your essence?

    Your essence is on display as you wait in line for self-checkouts at a grocery store. Ever notice that? The stakes could not be lower, as Katie says, yet the drama can be high. In this edition of Doing What Works I let you see me being petty -- and a good kid -- at once.

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    “Multiple Server, Single Phase” is a queueing theory.

    The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty is a book of loopholes!

    How to Be Perfect is another book of loopholes!

    • 39 min
    How do you change for real?

    How do you change for real?

    Why is it so easy to know when a friend should bail out of a relationship but so difficult to know when you should? What’s the best way to break a habit? How do you increase the odds you’ll reach a goal? And is the goal really the goal? Lots to think about in this edition of Doing What Works!

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    You can learn all about Resistance by following Steven Pressfield.

    Change turns us into someone we don’t know, and we’re not organized for that.

    “Systems are better than goals.” When you’re dieting, for example!

    “This might not work” is one signpost of something worth doing.

    • 39 min
    What gives you big bang for the buck?

    What gives you big bang for the buck?

    What does a can of WD-40 have in common with a weighted blanket and an umbrella hat? Much bang for not much buck, that’s what. And in this edition of Doing What Works we’ll inspire a few additions to your shopping list. Especially if you’re a cyclist!

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    Tim Ferriss is fond of asking people what purchase less than $100 has given them an outsized amount of joy.

    • 39 min
    Do you say yes often enough?

    Do you say yes often enough?

    You don’t know what’s going to make you happy until you try it. The job or the relationship that looks good on paper may not feel so great at, say, ten o’clock on a Tuesday. That’s one reason to say yes to more things, so you can get a better feel for more things. Saying yes is a habit and a mindset. If you practice saying yes to smaller things with low stakes, you might find yourself more willing to take bigger risks. That’s what we hope to inspire in this edition of Doing What Works.

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    Irresistible author Adam Alter [http://adamalterauthor.com/] was one of Katie’s professors at NYU Stern and “say yes” was his advice.

    “I wish I might go back and do the little things you asked me to” is from a poem by Alice E. Chase [https://www.scrapbook.com/poems/doc/860.html] entitled “To My Grown-Up Son.”

    Saying “yes” (and “yes, and”) is a rule of improv [https://medium.com/the-improv-blog/the-first-rule-of-improv-is-yes-and-30e5954240d6].

    “If you can’t imagine any other explanation for a set of facts, it might be because you are bad at imagining things.” That’s from Dilbert creator Scott Adams [https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays].

    “Marriage is a big bet. It’s the only bet of its kind, one in which you say, ‘This feels right; I think I’ll change everything.’” That’s from Jerry Seinfeld [https://www.today.com/popculture/seinfeld-turns-25-read-jerrys-best-real-life-lines-1D79884423].

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Claire Feuer ,

Favorite Podcast

Doing What Works is my favorite podcast. Maureen and Katie are down to earth, hilarious, and pass on practical advice. You'll also walk away with a long list of book recommendations. Maureen also has an infectious laugh that brightens my day. I’m looking forward to hearing more episodes.

MattMcWilliams ,

Well done Maureen!

WOW…Doing What Works Podcast is flat out awesome. Good production quality. Easy to listen. Very impressed Maureen. Keep bringing it.

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