Stand and Deliver – by Dale Carnegie (WYWL podcast)

Stand and Deliver – by Dale Carnegie

‘How to become a masterful communicator and public speaker’

Dale Carnegie, also the author of one of our favourite books How to Win Friends and Influence People, gives us a great toolkit to take and apply to our communication and public speaking. This book is based on his course, the same course that Warren Buffet referred to as the greatest investment he’s ever made (and he’s made some pretty good investments!).

Some of the things we cover:

– what every listener really wants

– overcoming stage fright

– using humour effectively

– story telling

– making a positive first impression

– the Magic Formula

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Nora Gedgaudas (WYWL podcast)

Our interview with Nora Gedgaudas, the author of the book we reviewed last week, ‘Primal Body, Primal Mind‘. Check out the episode for a bit of background on this conversation.

Nora is an expert on all things paleo and ketogenic. She certainly knows her stuff! We’re by no means promoting the paleo diet, but it’s worth hearing about so you can make your own judgements.

We spoke with Nora for almost an hour. But, given our regular interview episodes are around 30-40 minutes long, we didn’t want to break your trust and whack in an hour-long episode. So, this is an edited version, but you can check out the full conversation in video form with the three of us on screen on this YouTube video

Stephen Guise (WYWL podcast)

Our interview with Stephen Guise, author of ‘Mini Habits’ and ‘How to Be an Imperfectionist’.

Following on from our last episode, where we shared the best bits from the book ‘Mini Habits’, we spoke with author Stephen Guise. Stephen told us about the day of the ‘Golden Pushup’, the day in December 2012 when he accidentally discovered the power of ‘mini habits’. He’d decided that he wanted to work out more, so he wanted to do a 30-minute session, but it was just too daunting and he couldn’t work up the willpower or motivation to start. So instead, he decided to start with something so easy he couldn’t NOT do it: one pushup.

In this conversation, we discuss the power of Mini Habits, and we get into Stephen’s more recent book ‘How to Be an Imperfectionist’. He also explains the brain joke from his book (but we still don’t get it…)

Mini Habits – by Stephen Guise (WYWL podcast)

Mini Habits – by Stephen Guise

‘Smaller Habits, Bigger Results’

Studies have shown that over 45% of our behaviours is dictated by our habits. This is because it’s far easier and consumes far less energy to do the things we’re used to, rather than trying to weigh up different options and make decisions. This book provides an extremely compelling argument for starting ‘stupid small’ habits that are too easy NOT to do until they become ingrained your your everyday way of life.

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Rework – by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Rework – by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

‘Change the way that you work forever’

Rework is a collection of short chapters that will challenge the way you approach work and business. The authors tackle the conventional wisdom. Just because that’s they way things have always been done doesn’t mean that’s the best way to do it. This book gives you a glimpse into a different way of thinking.

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Scott Pape (WYWL podcast)

Our interview with Scott Pape, better known as ‘The Barefoot Investor’

In our previous episode, we gave a summary of Scott’s new book, ‘The Barefoot Investor’ and how you can apply his simple strategies to better control your personal finances. The book has been at #1 on the Australian charts for over 12 weeks now and has sold over 150,000 copies.

In this episode, we find out a little more about:

– How Scott became Barefoot

– The lies and tricks of dodgy financial institutions

– How ticking the wrong box can cost you around $250,000

– Scott’s views on the property market and buying a house

– The benefits of achieving control over your finances

And much more!

The Barefoot Investor – by Scott Pape (WYWL podcast)

The Barefoot Investor – by Scott Pape

‘The only money guide you’ll ever need’

A bushfire raged through Scott Pape’s town and took everything form his family – their home, their farm, their sheep, and everything they owned. Their life’s possessions now amounted to a charred pile of rubble. And just as everything seemed to be falling apart, Scott looked in the mirror and said ‘I’ve got this’.

This book is all about helping you with your personal finances so that you too can look in the mirror and say ‘I’ve got this’. The book takes us through different stages of life: Plant, Grow and Harvest. There are specific actions littered throughout the book and tasks you should complete if you want to truly control your own finances. It’s well worth reading and putting into practice. The ‘bucket’ strategy of managing your money without budgeting is amazing!

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