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How is it that two opposites can share the same brain? Pete, from Melbourne, Australia, Jen, from New York City, USA. Pete, at 6”7’, Jen, at 5”1”. Pete, the human periscope, Jen, the human stethoscope. Pete, the millennial, Jen, the Gen-X. Pete, at inbox zero, Jen, at inbox chaos. Pete, who wears jumpers, Jen, who wears sweaters. The Long and The Short Of It is a product of these differences. It’s a weekly podcast for curious folks ready to explore the art and science of being human from eve ...
 
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Pete tells Jen a story from grade two, and the two unpack the possibilities of a story told with empathy, with the goal of enrolling someone in change. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: How might a story be a powerful way to create change? In what ways might one create agency and enrollment through storytelling? How might empat…
 
Jen and Pete noodle on the meaning and pitfalls of the popular phrase: "Just cross that bridge when you get to it." Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What does "cross that bridge when you get to it" even mean? Might this phrase be used to in order to hide, or avoid emotional labor? How might one prepare for a bridge (or obstacl…
 
This week, Jen and Pete noodle on the different forms that time capsules can take, and what their purpose might be. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What even is a time capsule? For what purpose might a time capsule be used? How might a time capsule be an important source of reflection, history, and growth? To hear all Episode…
 
Jen and Pete noodle on what they call FOPS: Fear Of Public Speaking. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: Why might someone fear public speaking? What are some processes and practices to help work through that fear? Why is the first moment of a speech or keynote so important? How might one stop fearing other people's opinions of t…
 
In this special bonus episode, Jen and Pete walk through their upcoming Big Ideas Lab, answering the usual questions of who it's for, why it exists, and how it works. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What is the Big Ideas Lab, and who is it for? For previous participants, what was the Big Ideas Lab like? What possible outcomes…
 
Following their hundredth episode, Jen and Pete discuss how they might raise the bar moving forward (and what that even means). Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What might it mean to raise the bar? Is there a difference between raising the bar and leveling up? What does raise the bar mean for Jen and Pete right now? To hear al…
 
Peter and Jen examine how learning curves can cause learning fatigue, and discuss possible practices for interacting with it, when that fatigue comes along. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What might cause learning fatigue? What are some possible responses to that fatigue? How might one have learning thrust upon them? In what…
 
Pete and Jen noodle on the ways one might receive feedback, whether asked for or not. Specifically, in this episode, Jen and Pete talk about: In what scenarios might feedback be asked for and/or required? What kinds of feedback might be the most helpful towards progress? In what ways might feedback be categorized? To hear all Episodes and read full…
 
In this episode, Jen and Pete noodle on a word that has been thrown around a lot during the pandemic: pivot. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: How might one apply their skills in new areas during times of immense change? What do we want our values to look like in this new world? How does leadership play a part in pivoting? What…
 
Still noodling from last week's pre-pandemic episode, Pete and Jen thrash about how their views on constraints might have changed due to the global epidemic. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: In a global pandemic, in what ways might constraints change? How does the story we tell ourselves about constraints affect our mindset? H…
 
Jen and Pete play a game of virtual ping-pong, noodling on what they’ve learned thus far in the quarantine. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What do we actually need? How is the judgement of others, and oneself, particularly evident during this time? What is comparative suffering, and how does it manifest itself? Is most hiera…
 
Pete and Jen discuss how the path to optimism is through realism, and urge listeners to accept the new normal and adapt their businesses to address new problems. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: How might one adapt their business to adjust to the new normal? What are the traps in moving an in-person business online? Where is a…
 
In this episode, Pete and Jen discuss the uncertainty in today's world, and how to choose optimism instead of fear. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: How does having a specific "why" help in times of existential flexibility? Who else might you be able to serve with your specific skill set? What does leadership look like in time…
 
In this episode, Pete asks Jen about her recent social media usage, and the two discuss having a specific ethos in the world of social media. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: How can social media be used for good? What is the relationship between social media and marketing? How is having a specific ethos useful in terms of usi…
 
In this episode, Jen and Pete discuss the difference between being proactive and being reactive, and give real-life examples of both behaviors. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What is the difference between proactive and reactive? Are there specific times to fluctuate between proactivity and reactivity? How can proactivity an…
 
In this episode, Pete and Jen dig in to both sides of sending and receiving a thank you note. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: Why is specificity important in a thank you note? How can thank you notes help us learn about ourselves? Why might sending a thank you note be disempowering? How can we send a thank you note while both…
 
In this episode, Pete and Jen go back and forth discussing the idea of working for free. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: Is it even possible to work for free? Who decides what payment is, when it's not monetary? What does working for free mean in relation to building community? Does progress move at the speed of trust? To hea…
 
In Part 2 of the Live Q&A, Jen and Pete tackle topics ranging from the story of money to preparing for a marathon (metaphorically). Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What are some tactics to move through a large task? How can we unattach ourselves from an outcome? Why is money a story? What is the difference between being the b…
 
In this episode, Jen and Pete field questions in front of a live audience, and range from topics of goal setting to dealing with fear. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What is the best way to begin the journey towards reaching a goal? Are you inventing work to avoid the important? When is the best time to develop strategies fo…
 
Pete brings up a new idea of nudging something forward, and he and Jen discuss the important effects of taking small steps towards a goal. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What could be the result of getting 1% better at something every day? How can we use the idea of compound interest to improve our life over time? Does chang…
 
Jen and Pete noodle on the phrase "Get out of your head", and suggest some more helpful alternatives. Specifically in this episode, Jen and Pete talk about: What do people mean when they say, "Get out of your head"? What are the four stages of learning? How can a person think in a more actionable, how-based way? To hear all Episodes and read full t…
 
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