Episode 4

Published on:

17th Jan 2023

Cultivating Self-Awareness

In this new episode of the Happiness Squad podcast, Anil Ramjiani starts a series of interviews with Ashish Kothari about his book “Hardwired for Happiness: 9 Proven Practices to Overcome Stress and Live Your Best Life “.

In this series, they are going to explore each of the nine practices that can change your life for the better. 

They will begin with the first practice, and the heart of all of them: cultivating self-awareness.

Have you ever said (and felt) “I am angry”, rather than “I feel angry”? Or “I am sad” rather than “I feel sad”, and ever wondered what is the difference between the two? 

Have you ever thought of what's the difference between making an assertion versus an assessment?

Throughout this conversation, Ashish shares personal experiences and several practices that address these and more. 

Plus, at the very end of the chat, he shares one meditation practice that will help you increase your own self-awareness.

You will learn what inspired Ashish to write his book and what happiness mean to him.

You will learn more about what awareness is and why it is considered the heart of all practices in Ashish’s book.

You will discover how self-awareness can rewire your brain from seeking fear to seeking happiness.

Ashish will share some of the science-based benefits of self-awareness, will reveal how increased self-awareness leads to better social skills, will talk about the three levels of awareness and so much more.

Join Anil and Ashish as they talk through how we can all hardwire for happiness!

What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • What is awareness and why it is the heart of all practices in Ashish’s book?
  • How self-awareness can rewire your brain from seeking fear to seeking happiness
  • The difference between “I am angry” and “I feel angry”
  • Some of the science-based benefits of-awareness
  • The power of self-awareness in business
  • 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 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.

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!