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Season 1

May 18, 2022

Who are the supporting cast of your life story

We often believe we are the main characters of our life, as we should. Well, what would the main character do without a strong su…

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May 16, 2022

Why a “maybe” is a “no”

Do you struggle with being decisive, especially when it comes to saying “no”? Are you someone who tends to settle on a more comfo…

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Feb. 13, 2022

How you can find the genius inside you? (Classic)

We all have a zone of genius inside us. Something that’s inside us all along, we just need to spot and use it right. I dig into t…

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Feb. 10, 2022

Fear can actually help you grow in your life!! (classic)

Fear is something we all run from. But, it can also be a great tool to thrive and grow in our lives. This holds true especially i…

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Feb. 6, 2022

How I deal with pressure situations and uncertainty in my life ( and …

Our lives are filled with uncertainty. Things happening around us that we have no control over. Yet, we need to get up everyday a…

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Feb. 3, 2022

I used this “Simple” 4 step process to write my book (classic)

My first book drops on MONDAY the 7th of February and today’s episode is a throwback/ (Best of ) episode where I spoke of my proc…

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Jan. 31, 2022

How you can Visualise your Ideal day (classic)

This weeks episode is a throwback to an episode I did a few months ago on how visualising your ideal day can drive balance in you…

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Jan. 23, 2022

How you talk to yourself directs how you feel and act in life ? (Clas…

This week is a throwback to an episode I did a few months ago on talking to yourself and it’s one thing that deserves a revision.…

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Jan. 16, 2022

How you can create your future ?

When we plan where we’re headed in life we often start with what we know and what we have available to us. But that might not be …

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Jan. 9, 2022

The “biggest” roadblock to your progress might be you!!!

Often times there is a voice in our mind that tells us we will fail. And there is a way to ensure it doesn’t become a roadblock t…

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Jan. 2, 2022

The “Hidden” path to finding happiness

The world around us seems to have many a defined path to find happiness in life. But the truth to how you can find happiness migh…

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Dec. 26, 2021

The “Real” reason why following your curiosity is more important than…

When you observe the journeys of most creative geniuses you find that passion wasn’t as big a factor as curiosity in their proces…

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Dec. 19, 2021

The “Eye opening” value of elimination & focus in our lives ( and why…

We often find clarity and perspective in places we least expect. And a line from a sitcom on focus and elimination made me reflec…

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Dec. 12, 2021

How you can overcome your fears!

We run away from all the things we’re afraid of. However, evading them only makes them increase and tougher to evade. But, the tr…

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Dec. 8, 2021

The “powerful” method to find confidence without letting your ego win

We often veer between over confidence and holding ourselves back. But there is a middle path that I learnt from a “Muhammad ali” …

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Dec. 5, 2021

How Zen moments can make you more productive and focussed

When we struggle from a lack of energy, focus and productivity the answer isn’t to push ourselves. The answer might actually lie …

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Dec. 2, 2021

The “secret” formula for success that lies between short term and lon…

The choice between short term action and long term thinking isn’t actually a choice and I dig into it in today’s episode of “The …

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Nov. 28, 2021

The “surprising” reason why your lack of confidence can help you succ…

A lot of us lack confidence even when we actually possess all the knowledge to do the task at hand. But, this very combination co…

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Nov. 24, 2021

The 4 step process to create anything ( I followed it to write my boo…

I recently submitted the final draft of my book and on reflection I realised I had followed a four stage process that David Epste…

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Nov. 21, 2021

The “hidden” value of repeating what we say 🗣🧠

We try finding newer things to say and avoid repetition because we worry that we’ll sound stale. But there is great value in repe…

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Nov. 18, 2021

Why the most interesting part of learning isn’t what you think it is …

When we often set out to learn something we tell ourselves to keep our total focus on the path to learn the thing. But, there mig…

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Nov. 14, 2021

The Power of building a “Feedback loop “for yourself 🚀🔁

One of the core systems and tools that the internet enables for all of us is a “feedback loop” and I dig into it in today’s episo…

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Nov. 11, 2021

How to make your goals seem less scary by switching your perspective …

Our lives are filled with goals that seem too large and scary to ever accomplish. But, an excerpt from Will Smith’s memoir “Will”…

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Nov. 7, 2021

The “Surprising” reason why we should all choose what to be bad at 🧠💡

We often look at being bad at anything as something to avoid. But, there is a surprising reason why choosing to be bad at some th…

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Oct. 31, 2021

How can “Fear Setting” help you thrive in your life? 💡🧠

Fear is something we all run from. But, it can also be a great tool to thrive and grow in our lives. This holds true especially i…

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Oct. 28, 2021

My “Secret” method to build deeper connections with people 🧠

We spend a large part of our lives interacting and connecting with people. But, what we often don’t realise is that the way to bu…

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Oct. 24, 2021

Hustle isn’t the problem with Hustle culture 🚀🧠

The conversation around the pros and cons of hustle culture has many threads and many perceptions. I’ve fallen into the trap of t…

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Oct. 21, 2021

How you speak and sound doesn’t define your ideas🧠🚀💡

We often equate the way we speak with the confidence and quality of our ideas and our own perception of them. Adam grant has an a…

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Oct. 17, 2021

Why are “humans like mirrors” and what can we learn from it ? 🚀🧠 🧠

To equate human nature to an object often leads us to various realisations about ourselves. Shonda Rhimes in her book “year of ye…

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Oct. 14, 2021

The hidden truth about “Selling well” that we don’t realise 🧠🚀

We all end up having to sell something in our lives. And often we equate selling to taking something away from the people we’re s…

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Oct. 10, 2021

Why do we all have Survivorship bias and how do we avoid it ? 🧠🚀

We all suffer from survivorship bias and it more often than not blinds us from the reality of the broader picture. I dig into how…

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Oct. 7, 2021

How to achieve your goals by visualising your Ideal day 🚀🧠

We work to achieve goals we set for ourselves. And often these goals are to attain a life we all want. But there might be a bette…

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Oct. 3, 2021

My “Secret” Method to generate ideas 💡 🧠🚀

I create a lot of content on a consistent basis. And I’ve often been asked how I manage to do it!! I share my ( not so) secret me…

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Sept. 30, 2021

How you can find your Authentic Humour style ( and how finding it can…

Finding your authentic style of humour could start you off on a journey to building the muscle that is your sense of humour and m…

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Sept. 26, 2021

The Power of talking to yourself 🚀🧠

Talking to yourself or self-talk can help and empower you in so many ways. I dig into these on today’s episode of “The Varun Dugg…

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Sept. 23, 2021

5 things I learnt from Journaling regularly 🧠

I’ve had a sporadic relationship with journalling and in recent months it’s become a lot more regular. In today’s episode I dig i…

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Sept. 19, 2021

5 mistakes I made over 50 episodes of ”The Varun Duggi Show” ( and wh…

This is the 50th episode of the Varun Duggi Show. So, I thought it was a good time to reflect on all the mistakes I’ve made and w…

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Sept. 16, 2021

Vishnu Kaushal on being relatable and authentic 🧠

"Authenticity" and "relatability" are two words that are pretty overused these days. But they remain the fundamental pillars of b…

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Sept. 12, 2021

“The indifferent spectator test” & how to think before you act 🚀🧠

There is an old saying that “we need to think before we act” and while that may always hold true, who we think as might actually …

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Sept. 9, 2021

How to Set goals and manage expectations 🚀🧠

I’m re-reading “The psychology of money” and a line popped out at me which made me rethink about how we need to look at our goals…

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Sept. 5, 2021

How you can Find your Zone of Genius 🚀🧠

What if there was a way to tap into your inner genius? Wouldn’t you ( like me) want to dig into your “Zone of genius” and truly l…

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Sept. 2, 2021

The one question that changed the way I look at fitness 🦾🚀🧠

How many times have you embarked on a fitness journey only to lose motivation after a while? Have you every wondered why? Most of…

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Aug. 29, 2021

5 ways to make your mind remember things better🚀🧠

Have you struggled with remembering things and often look for ways to improve your memory? Then four time US memory champ Nelson …

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Aug. 26, 2021

Ma Anand Sheela on living life by her own rules

This week on “The Varun Duggi Show” I speak to Ma Anand Sheela & try to understand her mindset, her beliefs, the lessons she has …

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Aug. 22, 2021

The Spotlight effect & 4 ways to beat it

Have you ever walked into a room and felt like everyone is judging your every move? And has this led to you feeling a sense of an…

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Aug. 19, 2021

Strategic laziness can dramatically accelerate your progress

Is hard work the surest route to success? Or is there a way to strategically mix in slacking off with deep focus on the stuff you…

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Aug. 15, 2021

🚀 Creating your Goal Board by answering 4 simple questions

We often struggle to keep the evolving nature of our careers, life and the world around us in constant sync with our goals. And w…

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Aug. 12, 2021

🧠The 4 stages to achieve peak human performance

Many of us dream of achieving peak human performance and Stephen Kotler ( who I referenced in an earlier episode on achieving a s…

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Aug. 8, 2021

🚀 The best result you can get out of a meeting & the power of interde…

Most of us walk into meetings expecting to win, lose or compromise. But the answer to the best outcome from any meeting might jus…

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Aug. 5, 2021

🧠The best way to persuade people

Most of us believe that facts are the best way to persuade people to believe what we want them to believe. But Aristotle might be…

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