Episode 39

Published on:

12th Sep 2023

Build a Supportive Community Part 2

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 continue to explore practice number eight: building a supportive community. In part two, they delve deeper into applications for your personal and professional networks, especially in the context of remote work and the new era of connectivity.

In this episode, they discuss the critical importance of networking, both personally and professionally, in today's rapidly changing world. Ashish and Anil share their own experiences and reflections on how building strong connections has played a pivotal role in their lives. 

They touch upon the power of open networks versus closed networks, emphasizing the value of weak ties and diverse connections and they share actionable tips for nurturing professional relationships, from leading with genuine intent to practicing generosity and active listening.

They will also talk about the Happiness Squad community and how it provides a safe space for individuals to share hopes, dreams, challenges, and ideas and so much more.

Listen now and enjoy!

What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • The science behind open networks and closed networks.
  • Strategies for remote networking and virtual community building.
  • The transformative power of leading with genuine intent and generosity.
  • Redefining the "How are you?" question for meaningful connections.
  • Creating intentional spaces for authentic engagement.
  • 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.

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!