March 6, 2021

Our Top 3 Quotes From 5 Podcast Episodes We're Loving This Month

Every month we'll give you a quick and easy rundown of 5 podcast episodes we're loving by sharing 3 of our favourite quotes from each one. This month's episodes cover it all: from business, vulnerability and productivity tips, to culture, identity and growth.

Our Top 3 Quotes From 5 Podcast Episodes We're Loving This Month

For broader context and fuller value, listen to the entire episode linked in each title. Tip: Apply passive multi-tasking and listen to an episode while exercising or face-masking!

1.   Side Hustle Pro - #233: How to Overcome Doubt and Move Forward With Your Side Hustle

Side Hustle Pro - The first and only podcast to spotlight bold, Black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business.
  • "Doubt may look different for different people - for some people, it manifests as the perfectly reasonable and logical-sounding list of reasons you tell yourself why you can't do something. That is all doubt speaking."
  • "At this very moment, the world is making room for you and your business idea."
  • "Lean into your feelings of vulnerability, AKA let yourself be vulnerable and be okay with learning in front of other people. You do not have to be perfect when you're starting out - you do not have to be perfect ever - but you do not have to look like you have it all together when you don't. Just live your life and make progress."

2.   Culture Mocktail - Breaking Boundaries With Alaa Balkhy

Welcome to Culture Mocktail! We're Nour & Aisha, besties who are also Third Culture Kids. Each week we will unfold and embrace what it means to be a cultural misfit in society. So join our open and honest conversations as we talk about life, our experiences and flourishing as our best selves. Follow us on Instagram: @culturemocktail
  • "So many people are struggling with the exact same things, and going through the exact same things. Parents who might want to keep whatever it may be to do with their kids quiet because they’re embarrassed or don’t want to be judged, their neighbour is going through the exact same thing. Maybe if everybody just spoke about things بصراحة (honestly), and they were honest about it, maybe it would be so much more freeing for them and their wellbeing."
  • "For the longest time I thought being a white girl with straight hair and fair skin is better because it’s prettier and your hair is easier and people will love you more because it’s like “blondes have more fun” - it’s messages you’ve seen throughout movies, television and media. Now, embracing me and where I’m from and, you know, my shape, my size, my colour, my hair texture - it’s like, no I don’t want to be a white girl, I want to be me.
    I want girls to feel this way when they are 9 years old, and younger."
  • "So many people like us, like cultural misfits, we get the struggle of  'where is home', 'where do we fit', 'where do we belong' - for me, I felt too Syrian for my Irish side and then too Irish for my Syrian side. But then I’m born and raised in the UK, and they don’t see me as part of them either. So it’s a struggle when you’re trying to understand where you fit, and I think, truly, home starts and ends with you."

3.   The Dukkan Show - #189: Start Off Right. Get Your Mind Right.

The term Dukkan literally means shop in Arabic - The Dukkan Show a podcast that delivers a sonic experience, showcasing the great conversations friends have when they hangout at their respective dukkan stoop. Dukkan Show is the voice of Neo-Bedouins and the home of the others.
  • "We don’t need to burn out. The answer is in being mindful and building mindful business."
  • "You’ve made it, you’ve made it this far. It doesn’t matter at what shape, or what form, how much you’ve been beaten up, what kind of challenges and things that you’ve been through, hats off to you and shout out to you because you’ve made it this far."
  • "When I look at ‘what does growth mean’, for me now, it means genuine presence and acceptance because we went through so much in such a constrained amount of time that the world will never be the same and I’m okay with that. Growth has to be now about healing and healing traumas of my past."

4.   Let’s Talk Product - #1: Building Middle East's leading music streaming app w/ Elie Habib, co-founder of Angham‪i‬

Welcome to Let's Talk Product, a podcast by Propeller about building software products and startups. On this show, host Leen Ashqar speaks to founders and builders who have been through it themselves to uncover the practical and tactical advice needed to build better products out of the Middle East. They cover everything related to building tech products - from creating a customer-centric culture to achieving and maintaining product-market fit. If you're a founder, product manager, or someone working in tech, this show is for you!
  • "If you’re not ready to be wrong, then you’ll never create anything original."
  • "For us, iteration beats perfection everything single day. If I wanted Anghami to be perfect I would still be working on it without going live. The point, the massive thing we learned, is that when we iterate and put something out, then at the same time we need to measure everything. Why? Because you want to have a chance at improving - if you don’t measure, then you don’t know what works and what doesn’t work."
  • On whether having the latest and greatest technology is necessary for success:

“When you’re starting something, it doesn’t matter. When you’re scaling, it matters. Figure out the community - there might be great technologies but you can’t find people where you are who can work on that technology.”

5.   The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast - #326: How to be Productive in 2021 with an Effective Mindset

The Skinny Confidential HIM & HER Show is hosted by entrepreneurs and brand builders Lauryn Evarts Bosstick and Michael Bosstick. On this show, you’ll find a mix of audio entertainment including interviews with celebrities, entrepreneurs, influencers, experts, and thought leaders. The conversations are a juicy mix of wellness tips, business advice, relationship insight and much more all to help you become the best version of yourself – sprinkled with lots of laughs. Happy listening!
  • "If you do not have a Google calendar that sort of schedules out and structures your day, you’re going to end up having the day run you instead of you running the day."
  • "There’s such a thing as passive multitasking: for instance, getting a manicure while you’re listening to a podcast and learning. One requires thinking and one is passive - it’s different from multitasking."
  • "Think week is taking a week, you could do a day, you could do just 5 hours, to just think. How many times do you just stop and put your phone down, and think and take notes?"

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