69 episodes

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..‪.‬ Suswati Basu

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    • 5.0 • 48 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!

    Episode 69: Why and When it's a Good Time to Quit - with Seth Godin

    Episode 69: Why and When it's a Good Time to Quit - with Seth Godin

    Welcome to "How To Be...", guiding you through life's tricky topics and skills by reading through the best books out there. Our achievement-oriented culture urges us to push through adversity, overcome all obstacles, and strive for success. Yet, quitting — like failure — is a normal part of life. There will be times in our jobs, relationships, friendships, business ventures, sports, and pastimes, when the best option is to quit. So why is it okay to quit and when should we do it? Hence, I spoke to renowned speaker and The Dip author Seth Godin on how we embrace desire, 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.

    • 33 min
    Episode 68: Why We Fear Desire and How We Get it Back - with Charlotte Fox Weber

    Episode 68: Why We Fear Desire and How We Get it Back - with Charlotte Fox Weber

    Welcome to "How To Be...", guiding you through life's tricky topics and skills by reading through the best books out there. Desire is instinctual. It lives deep in our animal selves. Desire wants what it wants, without rationale, often without full awareness. Most of us wrestle throughout our lives with the desires we’ve denied ourselves in order to fit into the “good” box and to be accepted in our family and community. So how do we stop fearing desire and pursue what we want? Hence, I spoke to What We Want author Charlotte Fox Weber on how we embrace desire, 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.

    • 39 min
    Episode 67: How Stress Affects Our Nervous System - with Dr Nerina Ramlakhan

    Episode 67: How Stress Affects Our Nervous System - with Dr Nerina Ramlakhan

    Welcome to "How To Be...", guiding you through life's tricky topics and skills by reading through the best books out there. A stressful situation — whether something environmental, such as a looming work deadline, or psychological, such as persistent worry about losing a job — can trigger a cascade of stress hormones that produce well-orchestrated physiological changes. A stressful incident can make the heart pound and breathing quicken. Muscles tense and beads of sweat appear. Over the years, researchers have learned not only how and why these reactions occur, but have also gained insight into the long-term effects chronic stress has on physical and psychological health. Over time, repeated activation of the stress response takes a toll on the body. So what affect does stress have on our nervous system, and what can we do about it? Hence, I spoke to Finding Inner Safety author Dr Nerina Ramlakhan on how stress affects our nervous system, 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.

    • 51 min
    Episode 66: Why Social Media Can Be Harmful - with Symeon Brown

    Episode 66: Why Social Media Can Be Harmful - with Symeon Brown

    Welcome to "How To Be...", guiding you through life's tricky topics and skills by reading through the best books out there. As social media has proliferated worldwide—Facebook has 2.85 billion users—so too have concerns over how the platforms are affecting individual and collective wellbeing. So why is social media potentially harmful and are we aware about it? Hence, I spoke to Channel 4 News correspondent and Get Rich or Lie Trying author Symeon Brown on whether or not social media is harming us all, 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.

    • 54 min
    Episode 65: How We Keep Chasing Our Dreams - with Gavin Oattes

    Episode 65: How We Keep Chasing Our Dreams - with Gavin Oattes

    Welcome to "How To Be...", guiding you through life's tricky topics and skills by reading through the best books out there. The reality is when it comes to dreams, is that the majority of people give up on them. The most common reasons as to why they give up, are actually all in their head, and it's terribly sad that people end up living unsatisfying lives as a result. So why do we give up on our dreams, and how do we stick to it? Hence, I spoke to Life Will See You Now author Gavin Oattes on how to keep following your dreams, 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.

    • 46 min
    Episode 64: How to Overcome Complications - with Drew Povey

    Episode 64: How to Overcome Complications - with Drew Povey

    Welcome to "How To Be...", guiding you through life's tricky topics and skills by reading through the best books out there. Regardless of your fame, fortune, or abilities, life is filled with difficulties. You get to choose how you will react to those difficulties though. Learning to deal with them in healthy, productive ways results in personal growth and peace of mind. So how do we deal with complications? Hence, I spoke to When the Clouds Come co-author Drew Povey on how to deal with challenges, 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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48 Ratings

48 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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