Episode 28

Published on:

27th Jun 2023

Blake Bauer | Self-Love, Healthy Selfishness, and Inner Healing

Picture a spectrum, with pleasing others on one end and being self-absorbed on the other. How can we strike a balance and cultivate self-love inwardly and outwardly?

In this episode of the Happiness Squad podcast, hosts Ashish and Anil delve into the concept of healthy selfishness and its role in finding true happiness. They are joined by Blake Bauer, the author of "You Are Not Born to Suffer." Blake's groundbreaking work has empowered thousands of individuals worldwide by emphasizing the significance of unconditional self-love for healing, fulfilling life's purpose, and unlocking personal and professional potential.

The conversation takes listeners on a transformative journey, exploring conscious reflections on self-betrayal, anger, resentment, and the pursuit of genuine happiness. Blake shares highly effective strategies for enhancing mental, emotional, and physical well-being, drawing from his personal triumphs over suffering. One of the highlights is his secret to forgiveness, offering a path to liberation from unnecessary suffering.

You will discover how self-love nurtures a profound connection to oneself, others, and the environment. By cultivating healthy selfishness, individuals can fill their own cups and sustainably give to their loved ones, careers, and communities. The episode also explores practical habits for self-love, such as honest and kind self-expression, which enable emotional growth and enhance relationships.

Don't miss this enriching episode as Ashish, Anil, and Blake will guide you towards self-discovery, inner healing, and the joy of living a fulfilled and purpose-driven life!


What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • Healthy selfishness vs unhealthy selfishness.
  • How to develop a sense of purpose and working hard in alignment with that purpose leads to a more fulfilling life.
  • Why disease in the body and mind can result from not learning how to love oneself as a child.
  • Tips on how to practice healthy selfishness.
  • Some powerful practices for forgiveness.
  • The power of 10 minutes of meditation in the morning.
  • And so much more...



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About the Podcast

The Happiness Squad
Welcome to Happiness Squad.

This is the podcast dedicated to helping you unlock your full potential by mastering the art and science of happiness.

We bring on the best leading experts on these topics to help you unlock your true potential and live with more joy, health, love, and meaning in your life.

Your host is no other than Ashish Kothari who is on a mission to provide you with an unfair advantage to be the masters of your experience and leaders in your industry.

Get ready to be moved, challenged, and enlightened on this podcast. It may change your life.

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About your hosts

Ashish Kothari

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Ashish Kothari is the founder and CEO of Happiness Squad, a company focused on democratizing happiness and touching a billion+ lives over the next 20 years and helping them live with more joy, health, love, and meaning.

Prior to founding Happiness Squad and writing his best-selling book “Hardwired for happiness”, Ashish spent 25 years in consulting, including the last 17 at McKinsey and Co, a premier management consulting firm, helping thousands of clients and their organizations achieve breakthrough performance by building new mindsets and capabilities.

Ashish is a trained ontological coach and a lifelong student of human thriving.

Ashish Kothari

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Anil Ramjiani is an experienced senior leader at Nike, Inc., most recently as the Commercial Director managing key athlete partnerships and business with Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, and Marcus Rashford.

Anil's passion is grounded in empowering people, unlocking potential, and driving performance. He has worked in consulting and corporate across the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia acquiring over 20 years of experience in strategy, brand, and general management at IBM, Adidas, and Nike.

He created the podcast and platform Live. Breathe. Believe., to enable reflection, motivation, and inspiration for his peers. #Knowyoutobeyou!