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!
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.
This episode, which is recorded - as always - in my super soundproof studio, talks about those pesky New Years Resolutions (yes, still!), how you can feel like you're not doing enough and yet you're constantly overwhelmed at the same time, and how letting go will help you in your ongoing quest to be present. If, of course, that's your thing.
Time for more comedy, positive energy, and talk about the pursuit of happiness as we reboot this Femoir podcast for a new season of little delights and big lessons.
Episode 93: Rest
Episode 92: Reflection
Episode 91: Criticism
Episode 90: Listening