We’re Only Human is a podcast celebrating the resiliency of the human spirit. Join host Tim Jahn in conversations with extraordinary people that explore what it means to be human, including imposter syndrome, breaking free from the script, living with intention, boundaries with family, vulnerability, and the fact that we’re all just making it up as we go along. We’re not perfect. We’re not alone. We’re only human.
Tim Jahn: I Just Want To Pause
A few weeks ago, I texted my friend (and previous guest) Tracy Samantha Goodheart with a thought that had been swirling in my head recently: I think it's time to hit pause on the podcast. The problem is, I'm not sure what comes next and if I stop, doesn't that mean I've failed?
I felt a fitting way to bring this chapter of We're Only Human to a close would be to have somebody interview me. So I invited Tracy back on the podcast to do just that.
In this episode, Tracy and I chat about:
The power of magic even when we need objective data to make decisions
How creators don’t always know the effect they’re having on peoples lives
Knowing you're good at something deep down without feeling like you’re bragging
Tracy discovers Facebook Messenger for Kids
Tracy explains Clubhouse to Tim
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David Armano: They Want To See Your Humanity
David Armano experienced a major shock to his system in 2020 when he was unexpectedly laid off from his job due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That was on top of postponing a wedding and navigating family life post-divorce.
As someone who isn’t afraid of leaning into a bit of discomfort, David decided to get vulnerable and open up about what was happening in his life with others. He quickly learned that people connect with vulnerability, and they wanted to know that side of him.
In this episode, David Armano and I discuss:
How we both got married before our brains were fully developed
How David’s getting laid off was a positive shock to his system
Why it felt uncomfortable for him at first to be honest about getting laid off
Why his parents marriage isn’t a model for what he wants out of a relationship
His North Star and guiding principles for living life
The importance of being vulnerable no matter how uncomfortable it feels
Angelica Patlán: Is This Who I Am Or Who I Thought I Had To Be?
One day, Angelica Patlán asked herself: is this who I am or who I thought I was supposed to be?
She realized who she thought she was supposed to be is completely different from who she really is. That realization changed everything for her.
In this episode, Angelica Patlán and I discuss:
How the lack of closure while working as a 911 dispatcher affected her
The ways in which she re-found herself by getting lost and intentionally feeling uncomfortable
When she realized she wasn't happy following the prescribed path
Dealing with self doubt and fear
Why perfection is often stemming from self doubt
Jessica Williams: It’s Important To Make Time To Recharge
Jessica Williams is the founder of Tech Biz Gurl. She also has a day job and is a caregiver. Like many of us, she's juggling a lot of plates in the air. She has recently realized the importance of pausing and recharging in her life.
In this episode, Jessica Williams and I discuss:
Why she isn’t trying to escape her day job
How being laid off from her job helped her
How her day job helps build her side hustle
Why comparison engine is the worst and how it's affecting you too!
The impact she wants to make on the world
What she learned about herself from The Fear Experiment
Her experience being a caregiver
Her techniques for focusing
Marsha Shandur: It’s Okay To Be Who You Are
Marsha Shandur has a beast who whispers in her ear every day. She used to try to quiet the voice but the voice kept coming back. She also realized she wasn't the only one with this beast whispering. Many of us have this little voice in our head, trying to convince us that we aren't good enough.
Marsha is on a mission to show us how to tame this voice and successfully co-exist with it. We're then able to be who we are without fear of the voice tearing us down.
In this episode, Marsha Shandur and I discuss:
Why she believes there’s a beast whispering in our ears
Her preference for a flip phone rather than a smartphone
Her passion for making the world more accessible
Why she write herself notes on her Christmas tree every year
Her favorite Christmas memory that she's never told anyone about before
The strength of being alone
Bridget Poetker: I'm So Proud Of Myself
From moving in with a roommate for the first time in years to spending a weekend alone in a treehouse with a hot tub, Bridget Poetker experienced a lot of change in 2020.
As hard as 2020 was, she has never been more proud of herself for how much she grew as a person that year.
In this episode, Bridget Poetker and I discuss:
Why she’s not inspired by people who have been in the same career for 30 years
How Bridget decides who she wants to be a part of her life
How she learned that being alone is good and ok
Why she stayed in a treehouse with a hot tub by herself for a weekend after getting laid off
The various ways she grew as a person in 2020
The importance of actions over words
A celebration of our humanity
I just found this podcast and am so excited to dig into more episodes! Tim asks great questions and the conversations are rich and intimate. Just goes to show... we’re in this together!
Maggie McClure Interview.
Tim’s interview of Maggie McClure was one of the most informative and inspirational interviews I have ever heard. He did a great job of asking deep questions the audience would want to
Here and also learn from. I was sooo impressed with him, his personality, interaction with his guest, and most of all Maggie McClure's incredible journey of faith, persistence, PERSEVERANCE, tenacity, character, and outside the box thinking. Loved this Five Star Interview Podcast!!! You will too!!!
Tim is the best interviewer I’ve ever met—and I’m a former journalist
I am absolutely blown away by Tim’s talent, dedication and empathy as an interviewer & host. I’m a former journalist and find him to be the most talented interviewer I’ve ever met. He has a unique ability to make his guests comfortable sharing their stories while leading them through some of the most intimate or difficult topics. And the conversation flows so organically, thanks to his empathy, humor, vulnerability and meticulous research of each guest. I am lucky to have been a guest on his show, as he helped me think through some of my own hardest moments and better understand the beauty of humanity in my own life. Listen to Tim’s show soon—you will be hooked.