The Long and The Short Of It

The Long and The Short Of It

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How is it that two opposites can share the same brain? Pete, from Melbourne, Australia, Jen, from New York City, USA. Pete, at 6”7’, Jen, at 5”1”. Pete, the human periscope, Jen, the human stethoscope. Pete, the millennial, Jen, the Gen-X. Pete, at inbox zero, Jen, at inbox chaos. Pete, who wears jumpers, Jen, who wears sweaters. The Long and The Short Of It is a product of these differences. It’s a weekly podcast for curious folks ready to explore the art and science of being human from every possible angle: macro, micro, Australian, American, tall, short and everything in between.


87. Legacy
May 26 • 13 min
Inspired by an interview with Derek Sivers, Pete and Jen noodle on what it means to leave a legacy, and how certain actions might affect what we leave behind.
86. Zoom Life
May 19 • 20 min
Jen Waldman and Pete “Breakout” Shepherd noodle on the ways to create and facilitate effective Zoom calls.
85. Pivot with Purpose
May 12 • 20 min
In this episode, Jen and Pete noodle on a word that has been thrown around a lot during the pandemic: pivot.
84. Constraints 2.0
May 5 • 17 min
Still noodling from last week’s pre-pandemic episode, Pete and Jen thrash about how their views on constraints might have changed due to the epidemic.
83. Constraints
Apr 28 • 23 min
In this pre-pandemic episode, Peter riffs on working remotely as he and Jen noodle on the power of constraints.
82. Lessons Learned
Apr 21 • 19 min
Jen and Pete play a game of virtual ping-pong, noodling on what they’ve learned thus far in the quarantine.
81. Showing Up
Apr 14 • 17 min
Jen and Pete discuss different ways one might show up, during the time of this pandemic, and beyond.
80. Thick Skin
Apr 7 • 19 min
In this episode, Pete and Jen discuss the pitfalls of, and how one might interact with the classic saying: “You’ve just got to get a thicker skin.”
79. Your Business & Our New Normal
Mar 31 • 18 min
Pete and Jen discuss how the path to optimism is through realism, and urge listeners to accept the new normal and adapt their businesses to address new problems.
78. Learning
Mar 24 • 20 min
Pete and Jen discuss the processes of learning and organizing information, and also introduce a brand new program for The Long and The Short Of It community.
77. Choosing Optimism
Mar 17 • 21 min
In this episode, Pete and Jen discuss the uncertainty in today’s world, and how to choose optimism instead of fear.
76. Social Media Revisited
Mar 10 • 23 min
In this episode, Pete asks Jen about her recent social media usage, and the two discuss having a specific ethos in the world of social media.
75. Skill
Mar 3 • 21 min
In this episode, Jen and Pete discuss three magic words: change requires skill.
74. Proactive/Reactive
Feb 25 • 19 min
In this episode, Jen and Pete discuss the difference between being proactive and being reactive, and give real-life examples of both behaviors.
73. Thank You Notes
Feb 18 • 18 min
In this episode, Pete and Jen dig in to both sides of sending and receiving a thank you note.
72. Virtues
Feb 11 • 19 min
In this episode, Jen and Pete explore the contrasts between eulogy virtues versus resume virtues.
71. Working for Free
Feb 4 • 20 min
In this episode, Pete and Jen go back and forth discussing the idea of working for free.
70. Regrets
Jan 28 • 21 min
In this episode, Jen and Pete have many lightbulb moments while discussing the topic of regret.
69. Community
Jan 21 • 22 min
In this episode, Jen and Pete discuss the traits of strong communities, and possible steps to take in order to build them.
68. Groups
Jan 14 • 19 min
Jen and Pete discuss the pros and cons of social media, and make an invitation to join their online network.
67. 2020
Jan 7 • 22 min
In this episode, Jen and Pete discuss their different approaches to the start of the new year.
66. Aha Moments
Dec 31, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode, Jen and Pete recall their favorite aha moments of 2019.
65. Live Q&A Part 2
Dec 24, 2019 • 26 min
In Part 2 of the Live Q&A, Jen and Pete tackle topics ranging from the story of money to preparing for a marathon (metaphorically).
64. Live Q&A Part 1
Dec 17, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode, Jen and Pete field questions in front of a live audience, and range from topics of goal setting to dealing with fear.
63. Leadership
Dec 10, 2019 • 18 min
In this episode, Jen and Pete draw inspiration from Jen’s daughter, and discuss what leadership is, and what it takes in order to lead.
62. Gratitude
Dec 3, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode, Jen and Pete break down what’s at the core of Thanksgiving: gratitude.
61. Nudge Forward
Nov 26, 2019 • 18 min
Pete brings up a new idea of nudging something forward, and he and Jen discuss the important effects of taking small steps towards a goal.
60. Out Of Your Head
Nov 19, 2019 • 14 min
Jen and Pete noodle on the phrase “Get out of your head”, and suggest some more helpful alternatives.
59. Coaching and Teaching
Nov 12, 2019 • 19 min
In this episode, Jen and Pete dive in to the differences between coaching and teaching, and the different uses for both.
58. Tension
Nov 5, 2019 • 17 min
In this episode, Pete and Jen investigate ways of creating generous tension, both for ourselves and for others.
57. Unstuck
Oct 29, 2019 • 17 min
In this episode, Pete and Jen thrash about the state of “being stuck”, and you might find their final conclusions surprising.
56. Brainstorming
Oct 22, 2019 • 16 min
In this episode, Pete and Jen (in the same room) dive in to the processes of successful brainstorming strategies.
55. Thrash to Action
Oct 15, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode, Pete and Jen investigate the path from thrashing to taking action.
54. Patience
Oct 8, 2019 • 14 min
In this episode, Pete and Jen dive in to the difference between patience and waiting.
53. Imposter Two-Step
Oct 1, 2019 • 19 min
Pete discusses the topic of his recent TEDx Talk, and he and Jen dive into scenarios and solutions for when the inner imposter feeling comes up.
52. Integrity Tests
Sep 24, 2019 • 19 min
Jen (nicknamed “Queen Integrity” by Pete), delves into recent situations where her integrity has been tested, and Pete and Jen reveal tools for sticking to integrity.
51. Spruiking
Sep 17, 2019 • 19 min
Pete and Jen recount the story of discovering a new word, and discuss how it has helped the way they communicate in their lives.
50. Important/Urgent
Sep 10, 2019 • 17 min
Pete and Jen discuss strategies for staying focused on what’s important and what’s urgent.
49. Capacity vs. Tolerance
Sep 3, 2019 • 19 min
Pete and Jen play a game of inspirational ping-pong in this episode focused on capacity vs. tolerance.
48. The Fear Onion
Aug 27, 2019 • 19 min
Jen rescues the Fear Onion from the cutting-room floor, and Pete makes an assertion about what is at the root of all fear.
47. The Dip
Aug 20, 2019 • 20 min
Jen and Pete discuss their own experiences in The Dip, and identify strategies for getting through it.
46. Risks
Aug 13, 2019 • 21 min
Jen coins a new term regarding taking risks, and Pete encourages Jen to use the new phrase in her own life.
45. Stories
Aug 6, 2019 • 20 min
Pete and Jen unpack the ways in which the everyday stories we tell shape the broader Story/narrative we create.
44. Running
Jul 30, 2019 • 19 min
Jen’s back running and shares her latest learnings with Pete, and how they apply to life.
43. Planning
Jul 23, 2019 • 22 min
Pete and Jen share their differences in the way they think about planning.
42. Facilitation
Jul 16, 2019 • 19 min
Jen and Pete get practical and tactical, sharing a handful of ideas on facilitation.
41. The Arena
Jul 9, 2019 • 18 min
Jen asks Pete to step into The Arena for some thrashing.
40. Hiding
Jul 2, 2019 • 24 min
Pete confesses to Jen he’s been hiding.
39. Perfectionism
Jun 25, 2019 • 20 min
Pete asks Jen if she identifies as a perfectionist and her answer might surprise you.
38. Priorities
Jun 18, 2019 • 19 min
Jen and Pete explore the idea of priorities (in no particular order).
37. 5x Thinking
Jun 11, 2019 • 17 min
Jen reads out a message Pete sent her sparking a conversation on thinking 5x and 10x.
36. Feedback
Jun 4, 2019 • 25 min
Pete and Jen decide it’s time to do a full episode on giving and receiving feedback.
35. Experiments
May 28, 2019 • 21 min
Pete and Jen riff on framing our work, life and projects as a series of experiments.
34. Picking Brains
May 21, 2019 • 20 min
Jen picks Pete’s brain on why we shouldn’t pick brains.
33. Money and Compensation
May 14, 2019 • 28 min
Pete dares to bring up everyone’s least favo(u)rite topic: money and compensation.
32. Seasons
May 7, 2019 • 20 min
Pete wraps his brain around Jen’s idea of breaking down work into seasons.
31. Social Media
Apr 30, 2019 • 24 min
Jen and Pete thrash on the topic of social media.
30. Storytelling
Apr 23, 2019 • 22 min
Jen gives Pete a storytelling masterclass.
29. Favo(u)rite Things Revisited
Apr 16, 2019 • 28 min
Jen and Pete discuss some of their favo(u)rite things/resources since the Favo(u)rite Things episode .
28. Night-time Routines
Apr 9, 2019 • 19 min
Jen and Pete discuss the inverse of a Morning Routine: a Night-time Routine.
27. Reflection Scripts
Apr 2, 2019 • 23 min
Pete and Jen do a Reflection Script on the first six months of The Long and The Short Of It.
26. Cold Showers
Mar 26, 2019 • 10 min
Pete recently challenged Jen to take cold showers and the results are surprising.
25. Holding Space
Mar 19, 2019 • 17 min
Pete relays a story to Jen having been recently reminded of the importance of holding space.
24. Authenticity vs Integrity
Mar 12, 2019 • 19 min
Jen has a big break through and decides it’s worthy of calling Pete by his full name.
23. White Space
Mar 5, 2019 • 24 min
Pete picks Jen’s brain after she returns from a writing retreat.
22. Resumes
Feb 26, 2019 • 19 min
Jen shares a recent rant with Pete that resumes are sunk costs on display.
21. Ask
Feb 19, 2019 • 21 min
Jen’s cappuccino machine sparks a conversation on the importance of asking because “you never know, unless you ask.”
20. Associative Perception‽
Feb 12, 2019 • 15 min
Jen coins a new term (in her sleep) and Pete tries to make sense of it.
19. Self-awareness
Feb 5, 2019 • 16 min
Pete and Jen go on a journey from self-awareness to self-acceptance.
18. Tidying Up
Jan 29, 2019 • 17 min
Jen and Pete decide to unpack The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
17. Sunk Costs
Jan 22, 2019 • 21 min
Jen asks Pete to talk about his recent experience with Sunk Costs.
16. Q&A (Live)
Jan 15, 2019 • 27 min
Live Q&A recorded when Jen and Pete were in the same room in NYC.
15. Sonder
Jan 8, 2019 • 16 min
Pete decides it’s time to do a full episode on one of his favourite concepts: Sonder.
14. Whiteboarding
Jan 1, 2019 • 10 min
Jen asks Pete to describe his whiteboarding process and thrashing ensues.
13. Giving and Resolutions
Dec 25, 2018 • 24 min
This week Jen comes prepared with two things to talk to Pete about: The season of giving and resolutions. Happy Holidays!
12. Misconceptions (Live!)
Dec 18, 2018 • 20 min
Pete and Jen discuss misconceptions and what happens when we compare ourselves to others (recorded in front of a live audience in NYC).
11. Change
Dec 11, 2018 • 17 min
Jen asks Pete for a soap box and decides it’s time to talk about change.
10. Rule #6
Dec 4, 2018 • 14 min
Pete and Jen unpack what it means to live Rule #6.
9. The Four Agreements
Nov 27, 2018 • 20 min
Jen introduces Pete to the Four Agreements and decides it’s time to re-write them.
8. Favo(u)rite Things
Nov 20, 2018 • 29 min
Pete and Jen come prepared(ish) to talk about some of their favo(u)rite/most impactful things.
7. Morning Routines
Nov 13, 2018 • 23 min
Pete and Jen noodle on morning routines and why they matter.
6. Sprinting
Nov 6, 2018 • 26 min
Jen introduces Pete to her running practice which leads to a conversation about sprinting and how it acts as a metaphor for work.
5. Content Dictates Form
Oct 30, 2018 • 13 min
Jen explains to Pete what she means when she says “content dictates form” .
4. Favo(u)rite Questions
Oct 23, 2018 • 24 min
Pete and Jen discuss some of their favo(u)rite questions.
3. Imposter Syndrome
Oct 16, 2018 • 14 min
Pete asks Jen if she’s ever felt like an imposter.
2. Cultivating Empathy
Oct 9, 2018 • 18 min
Jen asks Pete about the practice of cultivating empathy. What is it? How do we do it? How do we get more of it?
1. Getting Started
Oct 2, 2018 • 24 min
Pete and Jen kick things off by exploring the question: How do you set yourself up for success when starting something new?
Trailer
Sep 22, 2018 • 2 min
Pete surprises Jen and The Long and The Short Of It is born.