Episode 38

Published on:

5th Sep 2023

Build a Supportive Community Part 1

In today’s episode, Ashish and Anil continue the series designed to help you lead a more purposeful life as they explore Ashish’s book, ‘Hardwired for Happiness: 9 Proven Practices to Overcome Stress and Live Your Best Life,’ a modality that walks you through simple practices used to change your life in just a few minutes a day.

Today, they explore practice number eight: build a supportive community. Join them as they explore the profound impact of cultivating vibrant connections with those around us. It's going to be a two-part series where they'll unravel the power of building strong bonds with partners, friends, family, and your professional network.

Ashish delves deep into the evolutionary roots of our need for connection, tracing back to our ancient ancestors who thrived in close-knit communities. He shares how our brains are hardwired for connection, and how the fear of not belonging can drive us in various aspects of life.

You will learn the difference between shallow interactions and deep, meaningful relationships, and how technology can either deepen or hinder our connections. 

Ashish and Anil will explore the Golden Rule of Relationships—five positive interactions for every negative one—and how it can revolutionize your dynamics with loved ones. They will also share personal stories that shed light on the importance of maintaining well-being and personal growth through community.


What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • The evolutionary significance of human connection and the fear of not belonging.
  • Strategies to bridge the gap between knowing and doing in building connections.
  • The impact of loneliness on well-being and the transformative power of authentic connections.
  • Practical habits for nurturing relationships, from daily birthday calls to conscious technology use.
  • The power of vulnerability and how to ask for help in fostering genuine relationships.
  • The importance of creating space for deep conversations and truly being present.
  • And so much more...



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Hardwired for Happiness: 9 Proven Practices to Overcome Stress and Live Your Best Life

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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 the star combo of Ashish Kothari and Anil Ramjiani who are 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.

Thanks for being here and joining the squad!
Learn more: https://happinesssquad.com/

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.

Anil Ramjiani

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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!