126: How Improve All Of Your Relationships



Relationships are a two-way street, whether they’re romantic relationships, friendships, workplace dynamics or the relationships you have with your family. Learning more about yourself and how you can then understand others means that you can improve the relationships you have. For us, learning about our Love Languages and completing personality tests like Enneagram tests have really helped us learn more about ourselves, each other and our partners so this week we wanted to share with you why we think they’re so great and how they can help us all grow in relationships.

Love Languages:

We’d love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

Recommendations 

Taylor Tomlinson Comedy Specials on Netflix

My Therapist Ghosted Me on all podcast platforms


125: It’s Not All About You: What Happens When You Can’t Be 100% Selfish Anymore



This week’s topic is a bit different because we’re talking about reaching the age where we can no longer be 100% selfish or self-indulgent. While we often have a theme of putting yourself first and setting boundaries and doing what’s right for you, we also want to talk about the other side of that – the point in our lives where we have to consider what impact our decisions can have on other people in our lives. Many of us are now sharing our lives with a partner or child, or perhaps you have more financial responsibility or you’re caring for an elderly parent or relative, these big life changes might not be something you had to consider 10 or 15 years ago, so we’re chatting abut how that dynamic changes our decision making.

 

We’d love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

Recommendations 

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

How To Do You: The Life Changing Art of Mastering Your Thoughts and Taking Control of Your Life by Jacqueline Hurst


124: The Guilt Of Doing Nothing



It’s easy to get caught up in the pressure to constantly be busy and productive. Whether it’s “girl boss” culture, competition at work or your own perfectionism, often it’s hard to escape that guilty feeling in the pit of your stomach when you try to do nothing and rest. But the reality is, resting and making the time to just be rather than do is crucial to our wellbeing and long term success. We hope this episode inspires you to make more time to just do nothing and that the tips we share help you to do this guilt-free.

We’d love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

Recommendations 

7 Days Out on Netflix

Moon Knight on Disney+


123: Overcoming Your Own Bias



This week’s topic is a big one – we’re talking all about how to confront and overcome your own bias. Whether we realise it or not, we all have certain biases and it can be uncomfortable to realise this, but acknowledging them, challenging them and getting into the habit of questioning where your beliefs are coming from is vital to continue on a journey of personal growth.

We’d love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

Recommendations 

Optimal Living Daily Podcast with Justin Malik

Table Manners with Jessie and Lenny Ware (don’t miss the episode with Candice Brathwaite or Stanley Tucci)

Unconscious Bias Test:https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/

 


122: Enjoying Your Own Company



It’s a cliché but the relationship you have with yourself is the longest one you’ll ever have so it’s worth investing the time to actually enjoy your own company. This week we’re discussing why it’s so important to enjoy your own company, how it can be so beneficial and the ways that you can start to embrace alone time if you’re not sure where to start.

We’d love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

Recommendations 

Tan France: Beauty And The Bleach on iPlayer

White Hot on Netflix


121: Working on your Mindset



We’ve spoken about positive self-talk and the importance of prioritising your happiness but we also want to talk about how you can actually start to work on your mindset. Working on your mindset generally can help you become more resilient, help you process challenges more effectively and help you be a more compassionate or forgiving person. It’s a constant journey and can be a lot of hard work which is why we think it’s important to talk about how to get started and work on your own mindset, beyond affirmations or practising gratitude.

We’d love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

Recommendations 

Our Great National Parks on Netflix

Gordon Ramsey: Uncharted on Disney+


120: The Importance of Nuance



Almost every situation in life has nuance, in a world where we are all entitled to our own opinions and we all have different lived experiences, of course your own thoughts on a topic will differ from other people’s.

So much of life exists in these grey areas of nuance, but acknowledging nuance is really important in these conversations when we have differing opinions. Even if we don’t agree with someone else’s perception, being open to other ideas and opinions can still help to inform our understanding of the bigger picture.

We’d love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

Recommendations 

Verity by Colleen Hoover

Flesh & Buns restaurant


119: Why do Women feel Shame around Money?



Money is always an uncomfortable topic but that’s why talking about it is so important. Particularly as women, there’s a lot of shame around women earning money and the double standards in the narrative between men and women earning money and enjoying the product of their hard work unapologetically.

In this episode we’re discussing why so many women (us included) feel shame around earning money or being motivated by money and why education around money management are key in opening up the conversation and unlearning the subconscious double standard between men and women earning money.

We’d love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

Recommendations 

The Puppet Master on Netflix

The Moments that Made Me Podcast with Roxie Nafousi

 

Accounts to Follow

  • Audrey Leyton
  • Melissa from Melissa’s Wardrobe
  • Victoria Mcgrath
  • @herfirst100k
  • @girlsthatinvest
  • @thefinancialdiet
  • @shesonthemoney
  • @myfrugallife

 

Resources

Citizens Advice – financial advice and managing debts

The Money Charity – financial support and education

Turn2Us – information and how to access funds in financial hardship

Step Change Debt Charity


118: Does Happiness Kill Ambition?



Does finding happiness kill your ambition? Can you balance happiness with always striving for progression? How can we reconcile finding contentment with being ambitious human beings?

Today we’re discussing the grass is always greener mentality that the next promotion or pay rise will bring us happiness. More often than not, that isn’t the case. But happiness and ambition aren’t end-goals and everyone’s ambitions or definition of happiness look different. So we want to dig into how we can reconcile having the trait of ambition and the feelings of happiness in our lives right now.

 

We’d love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

Recommendations 

I Am – Affirmation App on iOS / Helena also mentions the ‘Gratitude’ App on Android

Turning Red on Disney+


117: Allowing Yourself to Look Forward



As we come out of the pandemic, you might be feeling like you have to hold yourself back from getting excited, from giving yourself things to look forward to in the future ‘just in case’ it all goes wrong again.

But living your life in a perpetual state of ‘what if something bad happens, I don’t want to let myself down’ while it’s understandable, we can’t live that way forever, we have lives to lead and finding the source of joy with things we can looking forward to and things we enjoy is an important part of that.

 

We’d love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

Recommendations 

Ctrl Alt Del – Episode 368 with Sarah Ellis on Coaching Yourself

Carlarockmore on TikTok