HM018 – My sister and I share our favourite things

Our Guest

You heard her in a previous episode talking about our childhood memories; My sister’s back!

What you will learn

A list of our favourite:

  • Stationary
  • App on the phone
  • All the various courses
  • Clothing brand
  • Shoes
  • Tech purchase
  • Netflix series/ movie
  • Book
  • Quote
  • Self care routine
  • Memory
  • Song

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HM017:The Last Ten Years-A Birthday Epicsode

Today, we will deep dive into the lessons of my past 10 years , the story of my lowest moments and high of the successes and how I got there. Most of all, we get a peek under the kimono of what makes me, well, me. If you are ready, let’s roll up those sleeves because this is going to be a good one!

What You Will Learn

The lessons of my past 10 years distilled into a podcast including

  • The value of money
  • Losing someone
  • The value of a trusted circle of friends
  • Letting people go
  • Trying out something new
  • Fitness
  • Letting go of events
  • Controlling my emotions (understanding myself)
  • Unlearning previous money beliefs
  • Understanding the mind-muscle connection

Resources

Thank you

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HM016: Heart to heart with my sister

Our Guest

Today’s guest is none other than my sister who kindly agreed to come onto the podcast! We haven’t connected with each other for the longest time because we are now living in different homes. Emma, my new born also makes a guest appearance, albeit, not arranged.

What you will learn

  • Our childhood ambitions
  • Our pet peeves
  • What we think of our ourselves
  • Our most expensive purchases so far
  • Our most treasured possession
  • Our current superpowers
  • A superpower that you wish you had
  • A secret that no-one knows
  • 5 major things that made up our childhood
  • A store or restaurant that we would recommend

Resources

HM013: Reggie talks about Financial Mindsets

Our guest

Reggie is from The Financial Coconut podcast and I often listen to him during my runs , picking episodes that apply to me. He is very much grounded in Singapore and shares his stories and lessons about personal finance from that perspective. Chatting with him was a dream come true so let’s dive into the content!

What you will learn

  • How The Financial Coconut came about
  • The intricacies of producing an engaging podcast
  • What FIRE stands for
  • The problems with the concept of FIRE lifestyle
  • How to think about early retirement
  • Why you live in the suburbs
  • Why you shouldn’t sensationalise FIRE
  • How we can use our habits to ignite our financial journey
  • The 2 financial mindset shifts we can all use
  • How we can think about remote work and global competition
  • The origin of some of our habits
  • The emotions that comes with finances
  • How we can utilise our emotions to help with our habits
  • How to understand our habits
  • Practices that Reggie recommends to his listeners

Resources

  • The Financial Coconut website
  • The Financial Coconut
  • Chill With TFC
  • Coconut Avenue
  • Finding Your Hedge
  • 3 reasons why people go bankrupt in the stock market

Thank you!

HM012: Interview with a habit coach Leigh

Our guest

Our guest today is Leigh Haugseth who is a health consultant and an upcoming entrepreneur for products for health coaches and hence getting her on The Habit Mindset was a no-brainer. Apologies for pronouncing her name incorrectly from the get-go it is pronounced as “Lee” as I found out during the podcast.

Regardless, this episode is perfect for the new year – some tips on creating better resolutions and more. So if you like me are a planner but fall off the wagon sometimes, this episode is for you. Let’s cue the intro.

What you will learn

  • How Leigh came into coaching
  • A framework to look at Behaviour Design – the tiny habits method
  • Leigh’s book recommendations
  • Tips to making better resolutions
  • BJ Fogg’s first law of behaviour design
  • What a motivation wave is and how it relates to resolutions
  • How behaviour design can help us through the corona virus
  • What a anchor habit is
  • How to ensure you don’t commit to too much at once
  • Some random plant talk =)

Resources

Thank you!

HM011:Songs of our childhood

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Our guest

Our guest today is someone really special and it’s my wife! Together we discuss the songs that defined our childhood and talk about the stories that these songs remind us of. So if you are an 80s kid like us, you may find some of the songs familiar. =)

What you will learn

Songs that defined our childhood!

  • Hero by Mariah Carey
  • Quit Playing Games (with my heart) by the Backstreet Boys
  • 情人 by Alex Toh
  • That Thing You Do! by The Wonders
  • My Love by Westlife
  • 风筝 by Stefanie Sun
  • Change the world by V6
  • Amazed by Lonestar
  • Whole Again by Atomic Kittens
  • Scotland the Brave

Resources

We have compiled a Spotify playlist of all the songs in this episode. We hope you enjoy them and related songs that may play as well.

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HM010: Light up with Daniel

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Our guest today

Today’s special guest is someone I’ve credited with being the one that gave me the final push to go into podcasting. He hosts his podcast , the LITO podcast together with Rebecca Toh and they gave me something to look forward to every week – with episodes on money stories, the meaning of life etc.

So who better to invite than Daniel on this very special episode. Listen in as we discuss some ways that you can remake your thinking.

What you will learn

  • What Daniel does
  • The origin of LITO podcast
  • The values behind the LITO podcast
  • How Daniel came to be a coach
  • Why Daniel shares the warts, the challenges and the nasty bits
  • Covid 19 and the new normal
  • How to deal with the new normal
  • Why you should save resilience in your mental bank
  • How to navigate the impermanance of life
  • What Daniel does for his own radical self care routine
  • The thinking retreat and how Daniel does it
  • Why you should be mindful of your energy levels
  • Common mindset challenges
  • What we can do to overcome these challenges

Resources

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HM009:Mindfulness with MindFi featuring Bjorn Lee

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Our Guest

Our Guest today is Bjorn Lee who is the founder and CEO of MindFi – a mindfulness mobile app that I’ve been using for some time. I first met Bjorn when he requested some feedback for the app and met him again at a mindfulness conference speaking about Mindfulness.

To me mindfulness is one of the more important habits to cultivate in this day and age where everything seem to be so instant. In fact, sometimes I feel like everything is moving too fast for me to catch up. So listen in and I’m sure you will walk away from the podcast having learnt a thing or two about mindfulness that it indeed is a habit that is worth cultivating.

What you will learn

  • How MindFi started
  • My hack for doing mindfulness everyday
  • How mindfulness helped in my journey
  • How Bjorn keeps up his habit of mindfulness
  • Reconciling meditation with religion/agnosticism
  • Improvements before and after meditation

Resources

The greater good science centre

Sam Harris: mindfulness app / podcast

Tim Ferriss podcast

Altered traits

Telomere effect

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HM008: Towards a Zero Waste Singapore

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Our Guest

Kay 1

Kay is a Project Executive at Zero Waste SG. Born in Singapore and raised across several cities and with a background in legal studies, she is passionate about sustainability and a more conscious lifestyle. Since joining the Organisation in 2019, she has spoken at various corporate and school events on a wide array of topics, and hosts ZWSG’s #LetsChat Live Series. She strongly resonates with the interconnectedness of systems and people, and is looking forward to educating and enlightening those around her and empowering them to act. 

What you’ll learn

  • The origin story of Zero Waste Singapore
  • The evolution in Zero Waste Singapore from a website to being a Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO) and a charity
  • The different campaigns that Zero Waste Singapore is involved in
  • Mindset shifts before circuit breaker and phase 2
  • Misconceptions of sustainability
  • What are the invisible costs of building another landfill
  • The challenges of changing consumer mindset and behaviours
  • 4 Simple habits we can take to go toward Zero Waste
  • First steps to take on the sustainability journey
  • What is wet and dry waste and what we can do about them

Resources

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