Confirmation Bias Holds us Back: How to Prevent it

In today’s divided world, empathy is an essential quality to have in order to navigate the madness. But how often are we really listening to someone else when they speak, and how often are we just waiting for our turn to talk?  On a recent episode of the Psychology of Entrepreneurship, I spoke with Laura Peterson, otherwise known as “Laptop …

Why Intentional Listening Translates to Great Conversation

As podcast hosts, we want to bring the most potent messages and stories into the world. When it comes to interviewing guests, your best-laid plans to get that groundbreaking conversation may fall flat. On a recent episode of Should I Start a Podcast, I spoke with Dr Mark Goulston, the world-renowned business psychiatrist, suicide prevention expert, TEDx speaker and author …

How to Picture Your Perfect day & Prioritise Your Life

If you’ve ever read a self-help book, talked to a life coach or listened to pretty much any psychology centred podcast, you’ve probably heard of the “Perfect Day Exercise”.  The perfect day exercise is when you close your eyes and picture what your version of a perfect day would look like. The clarity of your desires helps you make choices …

How Meditation Can Relieve Stress

Chaos, hustle, unrelenting- all these words can be attributed to the high pressured nature of business and the ever-increasing stresses of modern life.  While stress is a natural and sometimes helpful response for boosting energy and attention, when it enters into the realms of chronic, we can start to see some real physical and mental problems emerge.    According to The …

How Your Biggest Insecurity Can Become Your Biggest Asset

When Ronsley Vaz moved to Australia, he was very aware that his voice sounded incredibly different than everyone else’s. Sure, English was his first language, but 20 years of living in India gave him a distinct accent that was vastly different than the Australian drawl he heard all around him. On a recent episode of Should I Start a Podcast, …

3 Ways an Alter-Ego can Create a Confident Entrepreneur

A lack of confidence can hold you back in every aspect of your life. In relationships, in your work life, and especially in business endeavours as an entrepreneur. But confidence isn’t something you can just acquire if you don’t have it, to begin with. Or can you?  What if you could hit pause on yourself and be someone else for …

How To Make Your Podcast More SEO-Friendly

A podcasters life isn’t always smooth sailing. This relatively new audio medium means that we often have to compete with the ever trending blogs and videos. Now that podcast popularity is soaring, we even have to compete with each other.  With so much content on the internet battling it out for the highest-ranking spots in Google searches, you can be …

How Putting too Much Pressure on Ourselves Holds us Back

Part of being an entrepreneur is wanting to try new things all the time. Try out new ideas, start new businesses, learn new skills, etc. But then when said new things don’t come naturally to us, we get frustrated. Why aren’t we good at these things right away? What can’t we figure it out? Other people do. This constant pressure …