Episodes

July 17, 2018

Ep58: Pee my WHAT? The Encore Performance

Pee my WHAT? The encore performance What does peeing your pants have to do with better business? This week, we revisit our very first episode, over a year ago, where Jodi and Eliot talk about the importance of sharing those vulnerable stories that...

July 10, 2018

Ep57: Certainty

Ep 57 – Certainty Have you ever noticed a tendency to view things in a binary, all-or-nothing way? Does delegating frustrate you, because you worry someone else would just mess things up, so why not do it yourself? Do you “hate conflict”? In...

July 03, 2018

Ep56: The Red Hen

Ep 56 – The Red Hen The notion of choosing politics over business has been in the news lately, and it begs the question: how you know when choosing clients for fit is discriminatory, and when it is beneficial to the culture of your business....

June 26, 2018

Ep55: Is It Too Late for Me?

Ep 55 – Is It Too Late for Me? Ever heard a 20-something lament about how it’s “too late” for them to do something? In this episode of So Here’s My Story, we talk about the idea of it being too late for our dreams or aspirations – when...

June 19, 2018

Ep54: Pick Your Lane

Ep 54 – Pick a Lane In traffic, it is critical that other drivers be able to anticipate your behavior; you need to be clear about your direction and your intentions if you want everyone to stay safe. But the same can be said about business. And that...

June 12, 2018

Ep53: How the Yanni v.s. Laurel Debate Relates to Business

Did you listen to the now famous “Laurel vs Yanni” audio that has been making its rounds on social media? Despite an ingrained reluctance to participate in such popular phenomena, Jodi noticed an important message inherent in the debate – even...

June 05, 2018

Ep52: The Business Sommelier

“I fired a client recently”, Eliot says, with a twinkle in his eye and some understated elation in his voice. And so begins today’s story. Sometimes, we have clients that, although they are wonderful and maybe even very profitable, aren’t a...

May 29, 2018

Ep51: The Line Between Satisfied and Full

You can hardly expect Jodi to go to Italy without bringing back some stories. In this episode of So Here’s My Story, we learn about what eating for pleasure might have to do with business, and why joy might be more important to the process than you...

May 22, 2018

Ep50: Nicht Tiefgründig

“I wish I could, but I just can’t”. Have you ever heard that phrase and thought to yourself, “yes, you could. You just don’t want to”? Have you ever said that to someone, but known that it wasn’t the whole truth? In this episode of So...

May 15, 2018

Ep49: "With Your Tray Tables Locked In an Upright Position"

Sometimes in your organization, there needs to be a bit of transparency. But, it needs to be just the right amount. How do you give your employees a peek behind the curtain without unleashing all of your company’s problems? It’s a fine balancing...

May 08, 2018

Ep48: The Shared Priority

Have you ever had a client try to get you to serve two opposing masters at once? How do you get them to settle on a priority so that you can move forward? In this episode, we talk about just that. Why is that important for business? There are certain...

May 01, 2018

Ep47: Sink, or Swim, or Other

Whether it is learning the guitar, jumping in the pool, or doing something brand new in business, feeling foolish is a powerful motivator to keep us from growing. In those moments, it isn’t always enough to just keep the door open for the person....

April 24, 2018

Ep46: The Art of Finishing Well

We don't talk about endings enough, especially not ending things well, with as much celebration as we began them. And that is exactly what this episode is about. Why is that important for business? Consider ending your business, or a product line, or...

April 17, 2018

Ep45: The Second Question Zing

Ever have the networking equivalent of a glass of water: it has substance, but no flavor? This episode is all about those conversations you have that don’t feel like a connection at all. Luckily, it’s also about how to have better conversations,...

April 10, 2018

Ep44: How Strong is Your Core (Competency)?

If you are someone who has ever worked with a fitness trainer, you have probably heard their mantra: “engage your core”. It turns out, almost everything you do in fitness becomes easier, safer and the results more prominent when you involve the...

April 03, 2018

Ep43: When Words Go Awry

When you enter a new environment or talk to someone who isn’t as intimately familiar to yourself as you are, it can be hard to navigate the language gap. Even when you think you know what someone means, words can mean considerably different things...

March 27, 2018

Ep42: The Power of the Petty

Here you are, just trying to live your life, trying to use your brain to solve complex life problems or just navigate your way through Costco, and all you can think about is some unresolved conversation or situation that has lodged itself in the most...

March 20, 2018

Ep41: The Sound of Silence

Knowing when to show up is an art form all its own. Ever found yourself saying more than you should, just to fill the silence? This episode is all about knowing when to stop talking, and when to let a lack of talking enrich the conversation. If...

March 13, 2018

Ep40: There is an I in team

It isn’t uncommon for businesses to be stalled by interpersonal conflict, which seems like it might call for some serious Business Couples Counseling. But at the root of that conflict can be a more technical problem with an easier fix. When the...

March 06, 2018

Ep39: How to Combat Your Inner Business Toddler

In business, emotions can run high. And when emotions are high, often our inner Business Toddler comes out, which can make professional discourse seem impossible. In those moments, all of our instincts are counterproductive to a healthy work...

February 27, 2018

Ep38: When Knowledge Isn't Enough

Have you ever been given information – fascinating information, even – that you almost immediately forgot? There was most likely a critical piece missing in your education on that topic - the stark difference between knowledge and knowing just...

February 20, 2018

Ep37: Of Paper Towels and Nespresso Machines

Over at the World Wide So Here’s My Story Podcast Headquarters, we have lots of great discussions. But this one is special, because it all started with a trip to the washroom. Solutions often have unintended consequences, consequences that could...

February 13, 2018

Ep36: The Massage Saga Continues...

Have you ever walked into a space, and something in the environment made you uncomfortable? Or maybe you entered a work space and thought “this space is perfectly suited to the work being done in it.” Creating a space – whether the actual...

February 06, 2018

Ep35: Want-Shaming Free Zone

Have you ever asked someone a question – a deeper question that gets at who they really are – and received an “I don’t know” in return? This episode is all about the really good conversations that are possible when you ask - in just the...