Grilled, or Being Yourself (with Laura Coe!)
Author, podcaster, philosopher, and former CEO of a multi-million dollar company, Laura Coe, talks about how to be yourself, and it's almost as complicated as heart surgery. In addition to grilling Kevin like a salmon on the episode, Laura, Mohnish, and Kevin cover:
- What's it like to lose all your friends?
- "Be Yourself" is pretty empty advice. But how do you do it?
- Why is there a 10 year old on the podcast?
- Should we listen to the rider (our rational sense) or the elephant (our intuitive, "gut" sense)?
- Should Kevin keep his radio job?
Who is Laura Coe?
- Her work condenses thousands of years worth of philosophy down into modern, actionable material.
- Laura is part-philosopher, and part-entrepreneur. She has a podcast called The Art of Authenticity.
Research, Fun Stuff, and More
- Here's an excellent article on Authenticity. Have you ever met someone and was like "Wow, not only do I want to marry this person and have 10 babies with them, but they're authentic!". There's a few social dynamics at play when you feel this. If you're wondering what makes someone seem authentic, this article is a solid primer.
- We take a clear, multi-disciplinary approach to things: if we can find good stuff in philosophy, sociology, or animal genetics, we'll use it. If you're interested in philosophy, I recommend starting out with a book that even Thomas Jefferson kept at his bedside - The Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius. Make sure to get the Gregory Hays translation (the others I'm not wild about).
- If you're interested in meditation, check out Headspace. I use it everyday, plus, it's a beautiful primer to Eastern thought. The amount of empirical research that supports meditation (literally increases the gray matter in your head) is absurd.
Special Thanks and Credits
Guests: Laura Coe, Nate Coe
Main Host and Editing: Mohnish Soundararajan
Co-Host: Kevin Sanji
Content Ideation and Feedback: Mohnish Soundararajan, Kevin Sanji, and Justine Brumm
Music: CJ Beats