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Discovering what makes us human, exploring important life hacks, and "how to be", whilst self-reflecting with you all on this journey of improvement. The How To Be...Podcast looks at improving mental health and wellbeing, as well as creating social change through reading books and interviewing authors.

Have you ever thought why is it that my friends, colleagues, and acquaintances can do so much more than me? Well if you have, you're not alone. From confidence, persistence, motivation, to resilience - these life skills can help us go a long way in believing in ourselves.

So I've made it a mission, as a fellow unconfidante, to try examine the tips and guides out there to see if it can help. Whilst I am no expert by any means, I have lived experience of feeling the above so hopefully we can take this path of enhancement together. PS. I do not receive commission for the books and guides reviewed.

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How To Be...Books Podcast Suswati Basu

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 39 Ratings

Discovering what makes us human, exploring important life hacks, and "how to be", whilst self-reflecting with you all on this journey of improvement. The How To Be...Podcast looks at improving mental health and wellbeing, as well as creating social change through reading books and interviewing authors.

Have you ever thought why is it that my friends, colleagues, and acquaintances can do so much more than me? Well if you have, you're not alone. From confidence, persistence, motivation, to resilience - these life skills can help us go a long way in believing in ourselves.

So I've made it a mission, as a fellow unconfidante, to try examine the tips and guides out there to see if it can help. Whilst I am no expert by any means, I have lived experience of feeling the above so hopefully we can take this path of enhancement together. PS. I do not receive commission for the books and guides reviewed.

Hit subscribe if you like it!

    How to Journal and Prompt Ideas - with Journaling for Dummies author Amber Lea Starfire

    How to Journal and Prompt Ideas - with Journaling for Dummies author Amber Lea Starfire

    Welcome to "How To Be...", guiding you through life's tricky topics and skills by reading through the best books out there. It is the last episode of the season and we're looking at reflecting at the beginning of the new year through journaling. Journaling is one of the cheapest forms of self-care. It can help you make sense of how you're feeling about a certain person or situation that is troubling or inspiring you. The process of writing down your thoughts as honestly and with as little judgment as possible allows for self-discovery. So how do we journal and stick to it?

    I spoke to editor, creative-writing coach, and Journaling for Dummies author Amber Lea Starfire on getting started on journaling and maintaining a habit, as well as other experts' books to see if their advice can help all of us. Please hit subscribe to hear the whole series on life skills and social change! It should be short and sweet. I look forward to journeying with you through this maze of hacks.

    • 49 min
    How to Reach Our Full Potential - with Unashamedly Superhuman author Jim Steele

    How to Reach Our Full Potential - with Unashamedly Superhuman author Jim Steele

    Welcome to "How To Be...", guiding you through life's tricky topics and skills by reading through the best books out there. Growth is a natural part of human evolution, and the desire of most people is to expand in awareness as well as achievement. As a human being we grow through distress, boredom and a need to solve the issues that we are facing. You may want to take matters into your own hands and do what is needed in order to reach your highest potential. So how do we reach our superhuman potential?

    I spoke to international speaker and author of Unashamedly Superhuman Jim Steele on going beyond our abilities and potential, as well as other experts' books to see if their advice can help all of us. Please hit subscribe to hear the whole series on life skills and social change! It should be short and sweet. I look forward to journeying with you through this maze of hacks.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How to Manage Procrastination - with The Now Habit author Dr Neil Fiore

    How to Manage Procrastination - with The Now Habit author Dr Neil Fiore

    Welcome to "How To Be...", guiding you through life's tricky topics and skills by reading through the best books out there. Imagine a task you must do today which you are really dreading. Now imagine putting it off until tomorrow. Feel that surge of relief and pleasure? Research shows that in habitual behaviour there is a surge of dopamine-related pleasure in the reward system of the brain when an individual even thinks about the habitual act. So how do we manage procrastination?

    I spoke to psychologist and the bestselling author of The Now Habit Dr Neil Fiore on dealing with procrastination, as well as other experts' books to see if their advice can help all of us. Please hit subscribe to hear the whole series on life skills and social change! It should be short and sweet. I look forward to journeying with you through this maze of hacks.

    • 44 min
    How to Be Open About Finances - with Girls that Invest author Simran Kaur

    How to Be Open About Finances - with Girls that Invest author Simran Kaur

    Welcome to "How To Be...", guiding you through life's tricky topics and skills by reading through the best books out there. Financial anxiety is a real thing. It's an obsessive fear of things related to money that can often be debilitating and can be triggered by any number of things, not just a lack of money. We’re brought up by our parents not to discuss money, and despite death and taxes being the only two certainties in life according to Benjamin Franklin, they’re also two things we avoid talking about. It hasn’t changed over the years, and even young people and millennials shy away from talking about money.

    So how can we be more open about money and understand it better? Hence, I spoke to TEDx speaker, podcaster and Girls That Invest author Simran Kaur on being open about finances, as well as other experts' books to see if their advice can help all of us. Please hit subscribe to hear the whole series on life skills and social change! It should be short and sweet. I look forward to journeying with you through this maze of hacks.

    • 38 min
    How You Start Talking About Sex - with Sex Bomb author Sadia Azmat

    How You Start Talking About Sex - with Sex Bomb author Sadia Azmat

    Welcome to "How To Be...", guiding you through life's tricky topics and skills by reading through the best books out there. It may be awkward because sex is taboo to talk about in our culture. People generally have shame around bodies and sexuality, so talking openly about sex and sexuality may bring up feelings of awkwardness. Many adults are afraid or uncomfortable when teenagers talk about sexuality and sexual activity. So how do we talk about sex openly? Hence, I spoke to comedian and Sex Bomb author Sadia Azmat on being open about sex, as well as other experts' books to see if their advice can help all of us. Please hit subscribe to hear the whole series on life skills and social change! It should be short and sweet. I look forward to journeying with you through this maze of hacks.

    • 41 min
    Why Being Busy Isn't a Badge of Honour - with Crazy Busy author Thijs Launspach

    Why Being Busy Isn't a Badge of Honour - with Crazy Busy author Thijs Launspach

    Welcome to "How To Be...", guiding you through life's tricky topics and skills by reading through the best books out there. In modern society, busyness is often equated with success. Busyness used to be a virtue back in the old days before mobile phones and information overload appeared in our palms and began to fill every single idle void. Now it’s become a joy-sucking, and frankly unhealthy habit we all need to get real about. So how do we stop being over-busy? Hence, I spoke to psychologist and Crazy Busy author Thijs Launspach on managing being busy, as well as other experts' books to see if their advice can help all of us. Please hit subscribe to hear the whole series on life skills and social change! It should be short and sweet. I look forward to journeying with you through this maze of hacks.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Jaclyn Roberson ,

Great Podcast on the Human Condition

Suswati Basu has created a great podcast delving into the human condition and ways in which we can improve ourselves and the world around us. We need more voices like hers!

Cloyd Smith ,

Confidence-enhancing speech!!!

This podcasting is very helpful for the audiences who have no confidence. It's a great initiative to make people confidant in their life and Suswati Basu is doing this dedicatedly. It's a great job and this podcasting is really a great podcast.

Kamron Pagac453 ,

The How to Be ... Podcast is the best podcast for human progress & Social welfare.

Suswati Basu discovering and enhancing for self- reflecting and the improvement of the important life hacks and “how to be”. The How to Be ...The podcast is mainly reflecting & focuses on the life changing hacks for the human progress & social welfare by focusing on reading books and interviewing authors.

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