The Easter break is a wonderful time to rest, recharge and spend quality time with family and friends. It’s also a time when you might find yourself on a long drive down south or going for a long walk and wanting something interesting and inspiring to listen to.
With that in mind, the HPH team have curated a list of some of their favourite podcast episodes. Feel free to queue these up in your podcast app for some inspiring and educational listening over the next few days.
Rational Reminder – How to Use Regret
Daniel H. Pink is a bestselling author and speaker on motivation and human behaviour. His newest book is The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward.
In this episode of the Rational Reminder podcast, Pink talks to hosts Benjamin Felix and Cameron Passmore about the concept of regret – something that is often viewed as a negative emotion but can also be a powerful tool for learning and growth. Pink explains the difference between “anticipatory regret,” which can help people make better decisions in the future, and “rumination,” which can lead to feelings of guilt and self-blame. He also shares practical strategies for using regret effectively, such as reflecting on past decisions and actions, seeking feedback from others, and setting clear goals for the future. One of the biggest takeaways from this episode? What regret reveals about your values.
Mojospresso – Radical Empathy
Ben Crowe is probably best known for being the mindset coach and performance coach to the world’s number 1 and recently retired tennis player, Ash Barty.
His Mojospresso podcast episodes are short and sweet musings on simple mindset tweaks that can help you be the best version of yourself. Mojospresso Episode 1 shares the concept of ‘generous assumptions’ along with how these can reduce frustration and irritation and promote empathy and compassion in your life.
HBR IdeaCast – The “Jobs to be Done” Theory of Innovation
Clayton Christensen is a Harvard Business School professor and author of The Innovator’s Dilemma.
In this HBR IdeaCast episode, he discusses the Jobs-to-be-Done theory of innovation. Christensen explains that consumers don’t buy products or services but hire them to do a job. Companies need to understand the job their customers are trying to do and design products that will help them do it better. He provides examples of successful companies that have applied this theory, such as Intuit’s QuickBooks and Apple’s iPod. Christensen also emphasises the importance of identifying the right job and avoiding the temptation to focus solely on technology or features.
Unlocking Us – What Makes Love Last
Drs. John and Julie Gottman are co-founders of The Gottman Institute and leading researchers in the field of relationships and marriage.
In this episode of the Unlocking Us podcast with Brené Brown, they discuss the key factors that make love last, including the importance of trust, communication, and emotional attunement. The Gottmans also share insights from their research on successful couples, such as the importance of creating a positive emotional climate and turning towards each other instead of away during times of stress or conflict. If you’re looking for actionable thoughts and strategies around building and sustaining healthy, loving relationships, this episode is a must-listen.
TED Talk: What makes a good life?
Robert Waldinger is a psychiatrist and professor at Harvard Medical School. He is also the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of history’s most comprehensive longitudinal studies.
While this is a TED Talk rather than a podcast episode, it’s easily accessible via the TED website on your phone. The talk shares insights from the longest study on happiness ever conducted – one that followed a group of men for over 75 years, tracking their physical and mental health, relationships, and overall well-being. Waldinger explains the study found that the quality of our relationships is the most important factor in determining our happiness and overall life satisfaction. He emphasises the importance of investing time and energy into our relationships with family, friends, and community and prioritising deep, meaningful connections over superficial ones.