So, Here's My Story...
By Eliot Wagonheim & Jodi Hume
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So, Here's My Story... is the only business podcast that promises wildly useful lessons from the absurd, the poignant and the seemingly irrelevant. This project arose out of a burning hatred of bullet point blogs, canned solutions and highlight-reel business conversations that look nothing like the realities of leadership. Business is messy and unpredictable. Business has depth and nuance. Business is more than spreadsheets. Business is stories.
||CleanEp54: 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..||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp53: 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...||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp52: 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...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp51: 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...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp50: 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...||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp49: "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...||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp48: 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...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp47: 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....||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp46: 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...||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp45: 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,...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp44: 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...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp43: 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...||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp42: 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...||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp41: 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...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp40: 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...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp39: 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...||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp38: 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...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp37: 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...||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp36: 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...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp35: 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...||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp34: Vibrancy in the Low Places||January can have a weird energy for many people, both personally and in business. And all of us, whatever our season of lower energy, could use a proactive plan to help us cope. In this episode, that’s exactly what Eliot and Jodi share. Why is that..||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp33: Own That Rant||Have you ever actually felt the exact moment that you lost all respect for a professional associate? In this episode, Eliot and Jodi discuss how straddling two messages in an attempt to be liked often ends in no one being served. For those moments...||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp32: You Need a Kristi||Do you ever get stuck in overthinking? Either indecision or second guessing the decision you already made? Well, so has Jodi (not Eliot – he’s perfect!), and in this episode, we try to figure out why, and maybe even some solutions when you catch...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp31: The Price is Right||Feeling like you can’t get clients to understand your value? This episode of So Here’s My Story is all about showing potential clients the difference between your work as a commodity, and your work as an art form. Why is that important for...||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp30: New Years Evolutions||New Year’s Evolution It's New Years. Want to avoid setting the same ole' “just add water, have shame in 3 weeks" resolutions? This is the episode for you! It’s that time of year where many of us make some resolutions. But we have a...||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp29: Cancer & Kudzu||Sometimes we set goals – like business growth – not because they are true goals, but because it feels like we are a failure if we don’t achieve them... Have you started your 2018 goal planning? We have some ideas on how to make that planning...||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp28: Quack, Quack||Quack, Quack You know those early American Idol contestants? The ones with…less than stellar singing skills? Have you ever wondered why none of their friends pulled them aside and said “listen, dearest friend – you can’t sing”? This episode...||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp27: Patre-OFF||Are you in the mood for a rant? This week, Jodi and Eliot air some grievances about the newest changes to the Patreon fee structure, all in the spirit of championing honest business practices and taking care of you, the listener. Why is that important..||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp26: Mental Feng Shui||Episode 26 Have you ever found yourself adding unnecessary steps to a project? Made something simple way too complicated? This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about the mental feng shui that happens when the mundane creates space for real business magic....||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp25: "Does This Look Infected to You?"||This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about the situations where you don’t want to collaborate; there are times when you want the experts to lead. And it all starts with a trip to the doctor. Why is that important for business? In business, one of the most..||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp24: Is There Anything ELSE I Can Help You With?||Episode 24 We’ve all had the experience of feeling like a company doesn’t care about us, but how many of us have examined how our own clients experience working with us? This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about Thanksgiving and whiskey, Saturday Night..||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp23: A Story Taylor-Made||This week, Eliot and Jodi discuss Taylor’s car shopping experience, implicit bias, and the benefits of curiosity. Why is that important for business? As Taylor’s story illustrates, ignoring a decision maker is an excellent way to lose a sale. Who...||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp22: Controlicating (Yes, that's exactly what we meant.)||This week, Eliot and Jodi talk about those moments in business where we have irrational, emotional reactions and what that intrepid traveler, Indiana Jones, teaches us about how to deal with them like adults. Why is that important for business? We...||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp21: What Kipling Saw||This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about that famous business poet, Rudyard Kipling, and what he has to say about riding the ups and downs of business. Why is that important for business? “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, and treat those two...||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp20: Ahava Story (with Ahava Leibtag!)||Ahava Story This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about their interview with Ahava Leibtag of Aha Media about why she started her unique business, the worst day of her business, and the heartwarming best day. And of course, being Eliot and Jodi, they also...||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp19: Will & Grace-less||We watched the new Will & Grace, and at the risk of losing diehard fans, we have some ideas about how it relates to your business. This week, Eliot and Jodi talk about knowing your value, and the importance of white space. Why is all of that...||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp18: The Agony and Ecstasy of High Expectations||This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about the psychology of loss, VIP sections, and goldfish the size of a continent, terrorizing the ocean. It all makes sense in the context of the divide between your own expectations, and those of your clients. ...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp17: Laser Focused Apathy||This week, Jodi and Eliot talk stereo equalizers, Top Gun, and goals, and how they all relate to your business. Why is that important for business? Sometimes, defining a minimum can be more important than, or at least as important as,...||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp16: Being Ready Is Overrated||This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about bringing the wrong size of clothes into the dressing room, comedian Kumail Nanjiani, and Jodi’s seeing eye dog, which is apparently our team member Kristi. And somehow, it all makes sense relative to this weeks...||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp15: Empty Out Your Trophy Room (With Chris Brogan)||This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about jiu jitsu, palm writing, and other interesting things that totally make sense once you listen to the episode. Why is that important for business? The whole premise for this episode is based on a...||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp14: I've Had It Up to Here With You People!||This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about how emotions in business relate to dental hygiene and peanut M&Ms. Trust us – it makes sense. Why is that important for business? Often people are apologetic about the emotional component of their...||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp13: PLEASE Don't Say Please.||PLEASE Don’t Say Please What does thawing bait in the microwave have to do with boundaries in business? This week, Jodi and Eliot discuss hard boundaries and why it’s not always kind to be polite. Why is that important for business? Often,...||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp12: Corporate Imposter Syndrome||Tamsen Interview This week, Jodi and Eliot interview Tamsen about when Imposter Syndrome shows up in organizations. Why is that important for business? Imposter Syndrome is usually an issue with individuals: perfectly accomplished people who are...||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp11: Cringe-worthy Compliments||This week, Jodi harasses Eliot into seeing how critical it is to be able to take a compliment. Why is that important for business? Knowing your value, and using it as a foundation for growing your business, is the only way to create a truly wonderful..||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp10: Two Tickets to Paradise||Have you ever had someone throw up a barrier when you are just trying to determine if you want to work with them? This week, Eliot and Jodi talk about how a $50 charge at a travel agency might relate to your business. Why is that important for...||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp09: We've seen your hustle. Let's see your Hooky.||Nutrition and business – how much do they have in common? This week on So Here’s My Story, Jodi and Eliot talk about the importance of taking a break, in nutrition, and in business. Why is that important for business? In nutrition or in business,...||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp08: My Safeword Is Cinnamon.||Why would you need a safe word in business? This week on So Here’s My Story, Eliot and Jodi talk about clients we don’t love. Why is that important for business? What do you do with clients that you feel like you can’t do your best work with?...||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp07: Just Say... THAT.||Just Say… THAT What could parenting anger possibly have to do with business? This week on So Here’s My Story, Eliot and Jodi talk hard conversations and, somehow, Sam Shepard (except, she REALLY meant Sam Elliott!!). Why is that important for...||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP06: Ever Been "Business Depressed?"||This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about how motivation and routine are linked, and what filing cabinets and pit stops on a race track have to do with business. Why is routine important for business? When we are especially busy or stressed, it is easy...||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp05: Christmas in July...?||Christmas in July… We know – Christmas is a weird topic in the middle of the summer. But this week, Jodi and Eliot explore what Christmas traditions share with business structure, and what to do when neither are making magic any more. Why is that...||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP04: How can a couples' massage POSSIBLY leave you cranky...?||How could a couples' massage possibly leave you cranky...? What do couples’ massages and unfulfilled expectations have in common? Probably not what you think! This week, and Jodi and Eliot talk about how a clear process can be just as...||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp03: When Leadership = Looking Dumb?||When Leadership = Looking Dumb? “Are we weird?” is the topic at hand this week, and Jodi and Eliot talk about how a lot of business people feel that they should have the answers to all of the business questions that pop...||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp02: Rule Number One||Rule #1 What do a parking ticket and a cashier’s cheque have to do with business? This week, Eliot and Jodi talk about the importance of not making things complicated for your customers, and the difference between process and outcome. Why is that...||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp01: Seriously? We're starting with a Pee Your Pants story...?||Pee my WHAT? What does peeing your pants have to do with better business? This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about the importance of sharing those vulnerable stories that businesses need to tell. Why is that important for business? There’s this weird...||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
One of the best business podcasts
Eliot and Jodi are FANTASTIC! I love listening to their stories, because while they not only highlight the things we normally don't like talking about, they give real purpose as to why that makes them so important. They make the show enjoyable to listen to, and add fun into the topic. I will be subscribing for sure.
Do you want to be better?
You're probably listening to this podcast because you want to be a better business person. Jodi and Eliot will get you there... but you'll also become a better leader, and somewhere along the way you'll realize you became a better person, too.
Jodi asks questions that prompt Eliot into really meaningful stories, and then picks parts out to make them applicable to real life business situations.
Makes Business Challenges Relatable
Thoroughly enjoying the approach to the podcasts. Makes business challenges relatable to owners/executives/entrepreneurs. As a bonus, the podcasts have been very enjoyable to listen to.