Episode 44: The Go Giver by Bob Burg (GPG Book Club)

A photo from Stephanie's blog Life in Limbo, on her finding Inspiration in March.

A photo from Stephanie’s blog Life in Limbo, on her finding Inspiration in March.

Welcome back to GPG Book Club!

Because Steph and I will do just about anything Marie Forleo tells us to, we followed her advice and read the Go Giver. You can listen to the episode right here or subscribe to our iTunes channel.

(If you’re subscribed to our channel already, you’ll notice we posted the episode a few weeks ago. We promise new episodes as soon as Steph gets back from her yoga teacher training adventures!)

This book intrigued me for a couple of reasons:

  • A major theme is that success comes from being generous
  • The main character learns to become a go giver (not a go getter) in a corporate setting.

Ok no spoilers. Did you read the book? Are you planning on it? Let us know in the comments below or join in on the conversation on Twitter.

Have a great week!

Laura

 

 

Episode 43: Growing Food with Abby Taddei

Abby

This summer I decided I wanted to start my own balcony garden, despite a lifetime of having no green thumb (sorry dad). So, you can imagine my excitement when I found out we were going to be interviewing Abby Taddei: landscape designer, farmer, and creator of Landkind.

If you’ve already subscribed to us on iTunes you’ll notice that this episode was already released! Long story short, Steph is doing her yoga teacher training in Rishikesh so we pre-recorded and uploaded several episodes. If you’re not subscribed to our podcast, you can listen to our interview with Abby right here.

Abby is my kinda gal: that is, she’s a female entrepreneur with a beautiful Instagram page and an eco-friendly business. Her company Landkind is all about creating both edible and non-edible landscapes in whatever space you have available. She offers custom landscape designs, as well as 4×4 ready-to-harvest boxes. She’s even started a new venture into weekly veggie deliveries through what’s called a community-supported-agriculture (CSA) box.

If this sounds like your jam too, you’ll love this episode. I got to ask Abby about the best (easiest) veggies for balcony harvesting and we both had so many questions about starting your own business.

Dream big this week,

— Laura

Episode 42: Our Favourite Podcasts

I have some good news for those of you who have requested we do an episode on podcasts we love: We did it! Because we love you too.

Ask and you shall receive;

Especially if you’re asking for podcast recommendations because both Steph and I cannot stop talking about our faves, often unsolicited.

So which podcasts made the cut? We highly recommend you give the following list a listen. You can listen to the episode here, or subscribe to us on iTunes, to find out more about why we love these shows.

  • This American Life (You can listen to their latest episode on their website)
  • Invisibilia (We recommend the episode on human echolocation)
  • Serial (Start from the beginning and try not to binge!)
  • The Joy the Baker Podcast (If you like Steph, you’ll like Joy. They’re practically the same person)
  • Dear Sugar Radio (Because we will never stop loving Cheryl Strayed)
  • Death Sex and Money (We recommend this episode on cheating – and I also loved this episode with Ken Jeong because Community is one of my favourite TV Shows)
  • TED Radio Hour (Think: TED Talks collected into themes, with interviews of the speakers)
  • Radio Lab (The crazy caterpillar / black box episode can be found here)
  • Story Corps (Listen if you are due for a good cry. These are every day people preserving their own stories)
  • The Savage Lovecast (Dan Savage is the sanest relationship/sexuality advice giver I’ve heard. Steph and I have taken turns binging on his show)
  • Ask Me Another (Steph likes to feel smart playing the games alongside the show)

And of course, if you liked this episode, make sure you are subscribed to Guinea Pigging Green through iTunes or in your Podcast app. It’s the easiest way to stay up-to-date.

Have a great week!Guinea Pigging Green - Podcast App

— Laura