Summary: This is a bi-monthly comedic podcast consisting of a theme with lots of fun around it! It's mostly built around sketch comedy based on the second city style training, but there's a good elements of topical jokes, one-liner jokes, and general stand up comedy, too. It's filled with goofy characters, silly sketches, wacky musical numbers, and all in all twenty minutes of fun! Humorous, witty, and fun-loving people will love it!
Discipline. Joy. Letting go. Making time. Focus. Priorities. Balance. These are just a few of the things we discuss in this very exciting season finale. The next season of the show will be coming "Arrested Development" style...so...TBD. Show notes and more at brianahansen.com Thank you for listening to this and previous seasons, friends.
Anything I have ever achieved that I'm proud of has come from a series of small decisions I stubbornly continued to make and never from some major big thing I decided to do once. It's in those tiny little decisions we consistently do that real growth happens. And that's what this podcast is about *Sound issues this pod, below normal quality, my apologies*
I had an annoying experience recently that was a great reminder that there's really not much we can control...even if it's fun to pretend like we can. We explore that and how all you can control is your attitude in this episode. Enjoy! Show notes and more at brianahansen.com
Momentum is necessary to any achievement. But boy oh boy, it can seem like a fickle beast that's intimidating to reign in. In this episode, we talk about recognizing and gaining momentum, what to expect once you start getting some, and how to get it again if it's lost. All that and oh so much more. Show notes and more details at brianahansen.com
If you want to welcome new, exciting things in your life, you HAVE to make space for them. Too often we're emotional hoarders who think we can make change in our future by doing everything we've always done but just adding more to the plate. I've learned the hard way life doesn't work like that. If you want to do new things, you have to decide what old patterns you're willing to give up in order to do them. And that's what we talk about in this episode. Show notes and more at brianahansen.com
Even when you love to do something, why is it so hard to get yourself to do it? There's this weird chasm between what we want to do that we know is good for us and what we end up doing even when we know it's bad for us. This episode explores just that.
You've probably heard the phrase "it's not a sprint, it's a marathon." If you've heard it a lot, you've likely rolled your eyes at it because it's often not what you want to hear when you want results quickly and efficiently. But the truth is, anything worthwhile is worth working and waiting for. We dig into how I was reminded of this very fact during some recent auditions in this episode. Show notes and more at brianahansen.com
It's so easy to get caught up in all the things you think you're not doing and overlook the amazing stuff you are accomplishing. Even if you feel like you're not doing enough, if you're doing you're best you're doing plenty. At least that's what I'm reminding myself (and you, friends) in this episode. Show notes and more at brianahansen.com
Things happen. That's the nature of them. They grow, they change, they surprise you, they do what you expected. Things are things. Our external realities are what they are. The only thing we have control over is our internal reaction to them. And I recently had the opportunity to test my approach to how things happen. I'm please to say that, at the very least, I learned something. Perhaps you will, too, friend.
There are times we have to put our head down and do the work. It's not pretty. There's no glory. And, very likely, there's little validation. In fact, the more time you spend seeking validation for doing the work, the less effective you'll be at focusing and doing the actual work. So you just do it because you said you would. And you do it because you know that you need to, even if and when you don't want to.
100 episodes! Can you believe it? And what a perfect time to talk about going through the motions...and how easy it is to fall into the trap of doing something without thinking about it. We talk yoga, passion, and touch a bit on performance. But mostly, we talk about how being present in everything you do adds such a rich and delightful layer to your life and is way more fun than always being neutral. Show notes and more at brianahansen.com
Do you ever feel rushed? I do like every dang day. Yet I've slowly taught and trained myself to find moments of pause (and literally made myself count and incorporate them into my life) that have transformed how I approach the world and made me - albeit slightly - less reactive. We talk Buddhism, road rage, and meditation all in the context of finding this elusive pause. Show notes and more at brianahansen.com
I'm a fair-weather fan. I'll admit it. But I recently realized that there are career implications for being a fair-weather fan of yourself. So I've decided to teach myself how to be more die-hard and voracious even when the chips are down. Not in sports, though. That will probably never happen. Show notes and more at brianahansen.com
David Goggins is the most normal crazy person you'll ever meet. His book, "Can't Hurt Me" is incredibly inspiring and will make you be like "Wow, I'm a lazy piece of sh*t"... in the best way. This episode talks about some of my major highlights and takeaways from what I've learned in reading his stuff, watching his Insta, and listening to his interviews. I'm a big fan. Maybe you will be, too. Show notes and more at brianahansen.com
This episode centers around a story of a woman who was terrified of the world's cutest dogs...and the lessons that can be learned from her paralyzing fear. And, of course, I discuss how cute my dogs are ad nauseam.